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Hey, watch where you're flicking. That's a computer

Michigan Micro Mote (M3) is the world's smallest computer. How small? It's about the size of a grain of rice. A University of Michigan's March report …

University of Michigan

This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

Step aside, home chefs! The kitchen of the future draws near.<p>No, there's no hydrator from Marty McFly's kitchen in <i>Back to the Future II</i>. Right now, the chef of the future looks like a pair of robotic arms that descend from the ceiling of a very organized kitchen. And it makes a mean crab bisque.<p>As …

Robotics

The world's thinnest transistor is just three atoms thick

There’s a new contender for the world’s thinnest piece of electronics — and at three atoms thick, it’s going to be hard to beat.<p>Researchers have discovered a new process for producing ultra-thin transistors, according to a paper published today in <i>Nature</i>. The devices are made from an experimental …

Haptic Gloves Use Air Pressure To Simulate The Feel Of Virtual Objects

Bringing a whole new meaning to 'hands-on' technology<p>Virtual reality has typically focused on matters of sight and sound, but increasingly people are investigating a way to make those experiences tactile as well. A team of student engineers at Rice University has developed a clever pair of VR …

Virtual Reality

The dawn of artificial intelligence

“THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns. Elon Musk fears that the development …

Programmable Clothes Are Going Commercial

Electronic clothing is the next frontier in sustainable fashion, as it removes the need to amass a large wardrobe. But will people buy it?<p>Clothes speak volumes about us, conveying messages about wealth, taste, and personal beliefs. So in this age of ubiquitous screens and social sharing, it’s no …

Top 10 Implantable Wearables Soon To Be In Your Body

Wearables. A growing trend with very soon to have their “moment in the sun” but I am a firm believer that wearable technology is simply a transition …

Wearable Tech

Wearable electronics could someday run on body heat

A newly developed thin, flexible patch converts body heat into electricity, adding to the possibility that electronic devices could someday maintain …

The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers

The future of “smart” wearable devices could be in your ear, according to the “wireless evangelist” Nick Hunn. Hunn is working on a new market forecast report for wearable tech, and wrote in a preview that he expects “hearables,” or smart earbuds, to be worth over $5 billion by 2018. For context, a …

Wearable Tech

Leaked Windows 9 screenshots reveal early version of Cortana for PC

Microsoft is busy preparing the release of its “Windows Technical Preview,” but thanks to leaked screenshots and videos we’re getting an early look at some of the features the company is working on. Alongside virtual desktops, a new Start menu, and a Notification Center, Microsoft is also bringing …

PocketPrinter

A tiny inkjet printer driven by a robot. PocketPrinter prints grayscale documents at about one page per minute. Its cartridge carries enough black …

Nod Gesture Control Ring

One ring to rule all of your devices. Nod is a wearable Bluetooth gesture sensing device. It lets you control desktop computers, mobile devices and …

Earin Wireless Earbuds

Earin claims it has developed the world’s smallest earbuds. The earbuds connect to media players via Bluetooth and last up to three hours per charge. …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

A variant of the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Note Edge has a narrow, curved display bar that provides quick access to notifications, shortcuts and …

WD My Passport Wireless

Like Seagate’s Wireless Plus, Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless lets you stream media to or manage files from different devices. But it also has …

Wi-Fi

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Is Coming to Kickstarter

<i>[Update: The pen is now officially on Kickstarter]</i><p>Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to …

Bitcoin Falls Below The $400 Mark, Down More Than 60% From Its All-Time High

Bitcoin reached another milestone today, with the cryptocurrency falling below the $400 per-coin mark. Bitcoin sold for over $1,100 inside of the last 52 weeks.<p>The price correction was driven by news from China, as it often has been. Fresh rumors of a government crackdown on the currency in the …

What If Your Phone Knew What You Wanted Before You Asked?

Tim Tuttle was already very familiar with this letdown. He had dedicated the first part of his career to artificial intelligence (AI)–earning a Ph.D. …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster

We all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time now, and Mountain View's latest venue for the faster-loading files its video service. The outfit says …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Negara (Tanpa) Agama

Agama adalah nafas hidup hampir seluruh penduduk bumi. Berdasarkan data <i>The World Factbook</i> CIA 2012, sekitar 90% penduduk dunia adalah pemeluk agama.<p>Begitu juga dengan di Indonesia. Agama ada di setiap sendi kehidupan, dari rumah hingga ke gedung-gedung pemerintah, menjadi urat nadinya, penentu benar dan salah.<p>Ketika pertama kali menginjakkan kaki di Amerika, saya bertanya-tanya ketika mengetahui bahwa di sini, antara negara dan agama, dipisah. Kasarnya, negara tidak bisa ikut campur soal agama …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …