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Robot Taxis Will Reshape Urban Landscapes
A study predicts that cities will be dramatically changed when no one drives to work and few people...
(Apr 29, 2015)
Sentinel’s Mission to Find 500,000 Near-Earth Asteroids
The privately funded space telescope will hunt for objects on a collision course with Earth
(Apr 29, 2015)
Fetch Robotics Introduces Fetch and Freight: Your Warehouse Is Now Automated
This pair of robots is ready to take over in warehouses, autonomously picking and delivering goods
(Apr 29, 2015)
IBM Shows First Full Error Detection for Quantum Computers
IBM's four-qubit array is the first to detect both types of quantum computing errors
(Apr 29, 2015)
How Oculus Story Studio Learned Storytelling in Virtual Reality
Oculus Story Studio founders take inspiration from films, games, and live theater to do VR...
(Apr 28, 2015)
“Holey” Graphene Improved as an Electrode Material
Researchers develop a more refined process for making holes in graphene that promises greater...
(Apr 28, 2015)
Mildred Dresselhaus: The Queen of Carbon
Electronics made from nanoscale tubes, wires, and sheets of carbon are coming, thanks to pioneering...
(Apr 28, 2015)
Oculus Rift-Based System Brings True Immersion to Telepresence Robots
"You feel like you are transported somewhere else in the real world"
(Apr 28, 2015)
Micromotors to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Microparticles could zip inside fluid to generate hydrogen gas
(Apr 28, 2015)
The Murky Origins of “Moore's Law”
A hunt for the very first time the term was used
(Apr 28, 2015)
First X-ray Views Inside Overheating Lithium-ion Batteries
Gas pockets and short circuits can destroy battery innards during thermal runaway
(Apr 28, 2015)
When Integrated Circuits Couldn’t Be Trusted
In the 1960s, microelectronics were often unreliable
(Apr 28, 2015)
App to Driver: Get Ready to Roll!
A free phone app warns you when a red light is about to turn green
(Apr 28, 2015)
A New Bionic Eye: Infrared Light-Powered Retina Implant Coming
A photovoltaic device implanted in the retina will be tested in humans next year
(Apr 28, 2015)
Finding People In the Nepal Earthquake Zone
Google, Facebook, activate people finder tools
(Apr 27, 2015)
A Cheap, Ubiquitous Earthquake Warning System
A Silicon Valley company sets out to prove that earthquake-warning systems can easy to set up,...
(Apr 27, 2015)
Graphene Could Enable Holographic 3-D Imaging on a Mobile Device
New photonic process would help eliminate the need for 3-D glasses
(Apr 27, 2015)
The Forgotten History of Small Nuclear Reactors
Economics killed small nuclear power plants in the past—and probably will keep doing so
(Apr 27, 2015)
Computer Models Show Terror Birds Hunted by Sound
Prehistoric killer used low frequency sounds to follow its prey's footsteps
(Apr 27, 2015)
The Promise of Precision Agriculture in Drought-Ridden California
What will it take to unlock high-tech farming?
(Apr 27, 2015)