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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)
NordLink – a landmark project enabling a more interconnected Europe
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(Apr 27, 2015)
ULA's New Vulcan Rocket Comes Back to Earth via Helicopter
Mid-air engine retrieval will be necessary to make ULA's new launch system competitive with SpaceX
(Apr 24, 2015)
Return of the Elf: Making a 1976 microcomputer more user friendly
A home-brew programmer for the low-power Membership Card microcomputer
(Apr 24, 2015)
Amazon Wants to Put Packages in the Trunk of Your Car
Cars that take deliveries can get around the "last hundred meters" shipping problem
(Apr 24, 2015)
Video Friday: Sphero Droid, Drone Jogging, and Robot Feeds You Marshmallows
Your weekly dose of robot videos is here
(Apr 24, 2015)
Will the Whill Hi-Tech Wheelchair Sell?
A Japanese startup is betting that an aging population of tech savvy first adopters will want their...
(Apr 24, 2015)
Silicon Valley Gets Ready to Code for Cuba
In the Bay Area this weekend? Want to experience a hackathon at Facebook? It’s not too late to Code...
(Apr 24, 2015)
Neurosurgeon Who Stimulates Brains in the Operating Room Coaches Neural Engineers
By shifting focus from neural nodes to networks, engineers can build better brain-computer...
(Apr 24, 2015)
Happy Birthday Hubble!
After 25 years and a tumultuous life, Hubble is still going strong
(Apr 24, 2015)