Alejandro Varela

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Ford Motor Corp Invents New Way To Shape Metal

The English Wheel is a tool, some call it a machine, that allows a sheet of metal to be formed. It requires a skilled craftsman to use it, and although it is a time-consuming process, it can create a variety of shapes and forms by stretching the metal. NASCAR uses it to create new prototypes, for …

Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

<b>Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.</b><p>The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless.<p>Authorities have been urging tech firms to take steps to help curb phone theft and …

Chrome OS and Bluetooth Smart could be handy for Android wearables SDK

Now that Google’s(s goog) Sundar Pichai spilled the beans on a wearables SDK for Android, the timing of Bluetooth Smart in Chrome OS makes even more …

Android extending to wearables - meet Android Wear

Google just announced Android Wear, a program that brings the power of Android to smartwatches and other wearable devices. Google will be working with consumer electronics makers and other companies to bring a lightweight and fast version of Android to wearables everywhere, and it all starts with …

Android News

Florida Man Accused of Shooting Moviegoer for Texting Sent Text to Son Minutes Before

A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son …

ADHD treatment may be tied to obesity, study suggests

The stimulants used to treat ADHD might be making kids fat, a new study suggests.<p>A study of more than 160,000 youngsters found that kids with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder who received stimulants were at increased risk of becoming obese as they hit their teens. In contrast, kids with …

Research

Delta Plane Loses Part of Its Wing

A Delta plane flying from Orlando to Atlanta lost part of its wing Sunday – but luckily, the flight landed without incident.<p>The panel came undone as …

Study to test whether nutrients in dark chocolate can prevent heart attack, stroke

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.<p>The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being …

Paris bans half of all cars from its roads — but electric vehicles are exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997.<p>The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even license plates today and tomorrow in an effort to reduce the output of polluting particles in the air following a run of warm, …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …