In an effort to help advance our understanding of all things space, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is funding six forward looking projects that involve next-generation technology to help us probe the universe.
In a digital world where everything on the internet is assumed free-for-the-taking by a lot of people who ignore copyrights, photographers and other creating digital imagery have a hard time with people just cropping out watermarks put in the image. Until now.
It might not be to far off in the future when that new phone or gadget you order arrives at you home not in the mail or by truck, but drone. A Chinese delivery company, SF Express, is experimenting with delivering packages using air drones that can reach remote areas.
Not getting those calls from some of your friends and neighbors lately? IT may not be the fault of you wireless carrier. Researchers in Germany have modified the firmware in simple cell phones that allow them to intercept calls destined for other phones.
If you've ever watched the science fiction movie Iron Man, you will be familiar with the holographic user interface that Tony Stark uses to design things in his lab. Seems that Elon Musk and his team figured out how to do that. They just need a holographic generator.
MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D scanner is a new product from one of the leading companies in 3D printing that aims to bring 3D scanning to the masses. Now everyone can create 3D models using their PC and the MakerBot Digitizer, a marvelous piece of technology.
What do you get when you combine a Raspberry PI, Near Field Communication (NFC), a beer keg and group of self described "lazy hackers?" You get the RoboKeg! Let it not be said that we writers here at NextPowerUp are not diligent in finding you the most useful tech news
In an effort to learn how to develop better communication systems for connected cars, Ford Motor Co. is joining researchers at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia to study the communications between robots at the International Space Station.
In a 57 page document on the Tesla Motors website, CEO Elon Mush has published the details on his revolutionary new form of transportation that he calls the Hyperloop. It promises to transport people at over 700 mph with an estimated cost of only $6 billion.
When we normally think of a 3D printer we imagine a device that begins at the bottom to create a three dimensional object using lower material to support upper portion of the object. A Southern California student has developed a new method for free form printing.
Before I get babbling, I'll take a moment to explain the title of this article, which I'm sure 99% of you got it wrong (and if you're one of those 1%, congratulations, you've won my admiration, for a few seconds). KeyMe allows you to carry your "hardware" keys around.
Back in early 2012, MIT researches developed a microchip about the size of a postage stamp that could sort blood cells using a technique called cell rolling. The original device separated certain cells from cultures, but couldn't extract cells directly. Now they can.
Implanting false memories into someone's brain has been the playground of many science fiction authors over the decades. Researchers in neuroscience at MIT, however, have developed a method that allows them to accomplish exactly that. So far only in mice.
NASA is all set to hook the International Space Station (ISS) up with a 3D printer, so its inhabitants can print and recycle their own contraptions in space, which could be anything from an important part, to a pair of chop-sticks. A plan is approved to that effect.
A team of researchers with the California Institute of Technology, found out a way to step up optical resolution of common microscopes up by 11 times, giving it a field of view equivalent of a billion pixels, using a technique they call Fourier ptychographic microscopy.
Researchers from the University of Tokyo, in collaboration with colleagues from the Johannes Kepler University, have developed the world's lightest and thinnest organic circuits. These imperceptible electronics could hold a key role in numerous healthcare applications.
Using a laptop, a small antenna and a GPS "spoofer" that they built for approximately $3000, a GPS expert and his team were able to take control of the navigation system of a 210-foot yacht in the Mediterranean and steer it at their leisure without the ship knowing.
Boeing, a company better known for their airplanes than their spacecraft, unveiled a test version of their next-generation space capsule called the CST-100. Keeping simplicity in mind, the craft is designed for easier control and is a reflection of modern technology.
What should have taken public-money fueled organizations like the FCC no time to find out, took a team of five 9th graders from Denmark a simple 12-day experiment to assert. Radiation from Wi-Fi access points can stunt growth of common garden plants.
Heard about Folding@Home for desktops/laptops? Well, BIONIC is a new app that works along the same lines, just that it harnesses the processing power of your Android Smartphones and donates it to Science, making your phone a portable Folding@Home equivalent.