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Today Big Brother Watches Truckers, Tomorrow He'll Watch You
In-cab surveillance cameras are putting drivers inside the corporate panopticon
(Mar 26, 2015)
Iceland's Giant Genome Project Points to Future of Medicine
The largest set of sequenced human genomes in a single population reveals new insights about human...
(Mar 25, 2015)
1964 Ad Flashback: When Analog Computers Walked the Earth
To solve engineering problems, the go-to machine used to be analog, not digital
(Mar 25, 2015)
Path to Better OLEDs, Organic Solar Cells Found
Orienting the structure of organic glasses could enhance organic solar cells and OLEDs
(Mar 25, 2015)
Ollie the Baby Otter Is a Therapy Robot That's Actually Affordable
This MIT project developed a cuddly therapy robot that could sell for just $500
(Mar 25, 2015)
The Carry-on Clock: Atomic Time You Can Take With You
Temporal precision in a box
(Mar 25, 2015)
Starbucks, Ikea Enter the Wireless Charging Fray
With Starbucks and Ikea choosing sides, this standards battle is heating up
(Mar 25, 2015)
Perovskites for "Tandem" Solar Cells
"Tandem" photovoltaics that may give a boost to traditional silicon solar cells
(Mar 24, 2015)
For First Time, Researchers Demonstrate Heat and Sound Are Magnetic
A magnet can reduce the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 percent
(Mar 24, 2015)
Controlling Qubits in Silicon at Picosecond Speeds
Superfast control of cubits makes silicon a more likely contender of future quantum computers
(Mar 24, 2015)
New TurtleBot Tutorials Make Robotics and ROS More Accessible Than Ever
Follow this guide to learn ROS—and program a robot to bring you coffee
(Mar 24, 2015)
You in Your Internet of Things
Should privacy and security measures be built into devices before they reach the market?
(Mar 24, 2015)
Solid State Refrigerators
Elastocaloric materials can cool and heat when stress is applied and released
(Mar 24, 2015)
Three Schemes to Revolutionize Nuclear Power
The future of nuclear energy could lie with supersmall reactors and alternative technologies
(Mar 24, 2015)
Scientists Want to Mine Sewage For Technologically Important Metals
Treated sewage can be a good source of copper, precious metals and rare-earth elements
(Mar 24, 2015)
New Commercial Buildings in France Must Get Green Roofs or Solar Panels
A new law in France will make eco-friendly features a requirement for commercial construction
(Mar 23, 2015)
Light Emitting Fibers for Crazy Clothes
The fibers can be woven into textiles could be used in so-called smart fabrics.
(Mar 23, 2015)
Better Battery Anodes Made From Packing Peanuts
Roasting foam peanuts turns them into a material that stores lithium ions better than graphite
(Mar 23, 2015)
Tesla Model S: Summer Software Update Will Enable Autonomous Driving
It'll only work on highways, but you'll be able to drive from San Francisco to Seattle without...
(Mar 23, 2015)
First Prototype of a Working Tricorder Unveiled at SXSW
Consumers will test 10 prototypes in the next phase of the Tricorder XPrize
(Mar 23, 2015)