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U.S. Electricity Demand Flat Since 2007
It could creep back up as standards are relaxed in some states
(Feb 6, 2015)
BMW Fixes Software Flaw That Would’ve Let Hackers Unlock Doors
2.2 million cars were vulnerable
(Feb 6, 2015)
Video Friday: Teleoperated Balloon Animals, Zipperbots, and Indiana Darwin
As far as we know, this is the first time a robot has ever made a balloon animal, and we have video
(Feb 6, 2015)
Does Hawaii Need a Unified Grid?
NextEra Energy proposed a merchant Maui-Oahu power link to expand use of renewable energy. Now it...
(Feb 6, 2015)
Is "Valleytronics" the Next Big Thing in Quantum Computing?
New valleytronics approach encodes data using quantum information without any inteference from...
(Feb 5, 2015)
Ford Developing Cross Country Automotive Remote Control
With gaming controls and an LTE connection, Ford can park golf carts from thousands of miles away
(Feb 5, 2015)
Yet Another Drone Delivery Trial, This Time in Asia
Delivery drones don't get any more real with a PR stunt delivering tea in China
(Feb 5, 2015)
$34 Diagnostic Tool for STDs Plugs into Smartphone, Rivals $18,000 Lab Equipment
Smartphone "dongle" tested in Rwanda diagnoses HIV and syphilis within 15 minutes
(Feb 5, 2015)
800,000 Microinverters Remotely Retrofitted on Oahu—in One Day
Microinverter manufacturer Enphase used built-in communications links to upgrade the grid-...
(Feb 5, 2015)
PAL Robotics Introduces Tiago Mobile Manipulator
Want to pick stuff up and move it around in a research environment? This could be the robot for you
(Feb 4, 2015)
Calling IBM’ers Who Have Been Chrome’ed, RA’ed, or PIP’ed: Tell Us Your Story
Do you think you’re part Project Chrome’s workforce downsizing? Or are the desks around you...
(Feb 4, 2015)
Bloodhound Car Gets Ready to Set a Land Speed Record
All it needs is a Jaguar V8 engine, a jet, a rocket and a driver with the right stuff
(Feb 4, 2015)
Making Solar "Wallpaper" Cheaper, More Efficient
Organic solar panels show promise for decorative indoor use, while inorganic ones offer potential...
(Feb 4, 2015)
Uber Turns from Google, Teams Up with Carnegie Mellon on Self-Driving Cars
Uber announces partnership with CMU to develop autonomous car technology
(Feb 3, 2015)
Transistor Made From Silicene for First Time
Silicene matches what models predicted but it's still not ready for the world outside a lab
(Feb 3, 2015)
Massive Worldwide Layoff Under Way At IBM
How many IBMers will get the ax as Project Chrome moves forward?
(Feb 3, 2015)
Can We Detect Small Drones Like the One That Crashed at White House? Yes, We Can
Last week's drone incursion at the White House was harmless, but future ones might not be
(Feb 3, 2015)
Will New Firmware Kick Tesla's 0-60 down to 2.8 seconds?
Rumor has it that the company will update its P85D supercar to go even faster when in "insane mode"
(Feb 3, 2015)
Vie for the Tech-Prediction Prize
The SciCast prediction market is offering more than $30,000 in prizes for top forecasters
(Feb 3, 2015)
Eye-Tracking Tech Could Spot Concussions Quickly
Imperceptible eye movements betray brain injury
(Feb 2, 2015)