Speaking at the MIT TechnologyReview Mobile Summit, Microsoft Researcher Victor Bahl stated that while the size and resolution of image sensors has improved, not much has been done to improve the power consumption, something that's needed for continuous mobile vision.
Researchers at China's Zhejiang invented the world's lightest solid material, which they named carbon aerogel. With the lowest density, and an innovative material structure, it bears potential for countless applications in pollution-control and acoustic-dampening.
Jeremy Clarkson would be sure to tell you that's faster than a Bugatti Veyron. The British engineering group Dyson is introducing its new Airblade Tap which will be available March 1st. At £1,000 it probably won't be making it through the front door of your home.
In a media release today, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) stated that they are beginning a new undertaking called the Vanishing Programmable Resources Program (VAPR) to develop electronic devices that dissolve in the field on command.
A team of Korean scientists cracked the code to flexible or bendable lithium-ion battery cells. The innovation could revolutionize compact consumer electronics design, and complement the recent advances in bendable displays. That leaves bendable chips out?
The main image is showing a spot picked out for the first drilling site on the martian surface. This image was shot from Curiosity's right mast camera. It shows several fractures and veins in the area. This was shot on the 153rd Martian Day of Curiosity's work.
This light-bulb could take the world by storm! Putting out as much as a 100W incandescent light-bulb and only using 12 watts. With so many "energy" efficient light-bulbs out that use 20 to 60 watts to equal a 100 watt bulb, at 12 watts the NanoLight could take...
IBM's Watson seems to have a bit of a problem when it comes to deciding what is socially acceptable language and what is not. In an attempt to teach it more natural language expression, Watson learned to swear. So much for letting him babysit the kids.
For those that do not know exactly what Fracking is; it is a form of pulling oil out of shale's in the earth. There is a large controversy over fracking; does it contaminate the water supply? Is fracturing shale in the earth safe? These are just some of the concerns.
Seems that researchers at China's Life Science College of Nanjing Agricultural University have found that panda blood contains an antibiotic compound that is over six times more powerful than current antibiotics for specific applications. Mists of Pandaria is toast.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released the beta version of an app that will allow users to get an estimated arrival time of trains on six of their lines. The app is currently available for iOS devices but the app for other OSs should be coming.
Scientists and Engineers at the University of Zurich have a very ambitious plan to build a humanoid robot for the purpose of being a helping hand. The robot is said to be just 1.2m tall, look like a child, and moves by artificial tendons. Their plan so far is to help...
University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Zhenqiang Ma has developed two new imaging processes that will allow for higher resolution and better accuracy for the use of night vision technology in military applications and more based on Germanium nanotechnology.
After Nearly 30 years, Landsat 5, the longest-operating Earth observing satellite is being shut down. USGS Director Marcia McNutt made this comment; "Any major event since 1984 that left a mark on this Earth larger than a football field was likely recorded by...
Two London designers, Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves, have developed a light that requires no electricity or batteries and works by using gravity. The light can be mass produced for less than five dollars and will be given to people in developing countries.
NASA, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration in the United States, has developed a plan to nab a 500 ton asteroid, move it and use it as a refueling base for future expeditions to the planet Mars. I wonder what gas prices will be on the asteroid?
Gooru, an educational search engine that brings together science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational materials for teachers and students, goes mobile with the release of an iPad app. The app brings 1000s of multimedia resources together from the web.
Microsoft's Kinect motion control has many uses when it comes to gaming, but they also are banking on the fact that it can be a useful device when it comes to training for military applications. In addition they are looking at therapeutic uses for those wounded.
Are Silicon's days numbered? MIT professors may think so after developing the smallest transistor ever made from indium gallium arsenide. MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories developed this 22 nonometer transistor as a candidate to replace the silicon microchip.
Middle Eastern and Asian cultures used the root of a plant to die fabrics red and orange more than 3500 years ago. Now Chemists from The City College in New York along with researchers from Rice University and U.S. Army research laboratory have developed...