If you happen to hate drones, put the champagne on standby. California lawmakers are in the process of enacting landmark legislation to restrict the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by law enforcement,
Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual
Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth Low gravity may inhibit the growth and spread of thyroid cancer cells. In newly published research, experimental biologists
Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports. In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football
As denizens of the dark web run from law enforcement’s expanding crackdown on anonymous online services, they’ve found a new favorite email provider: a little known Israeli company called Safe-mail. Whether
Richard Clarkson, a student at New York's School of Visual Arts, has used a combination of pneumatics and 3D-printed flexible-materials to create an artificial flower that "blooms," and the result is neat.
Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft. Beer Delivery Lakemaid Beer, a brewery in Point,
An interesting little promotion out of the Microsoft camp: the Xbox One maker will give gamers $100 for an old video game console at any Microsoft Store in the country. While the promotion extends to Xbox
Gaming-centric video web site Twitch ended 2013 with more than 45 million unique monthly viewers who watched, on average, 106 minutes of video a day, according to an end-of-year report from the company.
Riot Games has just hired Greg “Ghostcrawler’ Street as the new Lead Designer for the world’s most popular game, League of Legends. Street spent a decade working on the Age of Empires team, but is most
The console video game market remains huge. Last September, Grand Theft Auto 5 generated over $1 billion in revenue in its first few days, a feat even the wizards of Hogwart’s and Middle Earth never matched
For the past several weeks, I’ve been wrapping up revisions on my bed bug book, which is due to my publisher at the end of this month. Going through the manuscript got me thinking not only about the origin
An idea that doesn't stink Most smartwatches constantly pester their wearers about appointments, e-mails, or even calories they have left to burn. Aisen Caro Chacin, who teaches physical computing at Parsons
Study volunteer Jonathan Wyatt, for example, can now read three more lines on an optometrist's chart. Jonathan Wyatt is less of a nuisance these days, his wife Diana told the BBC. Wyatt was the first to
The odds that the universe is bursting with life seem to be getting better all the time. Astronomers recently announced that there could be an astonishing 20 billion Earthlike planets in the Milky Way—and
Let's see: sporty Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 8.1? Check. Retina-esque 3,200 x 1,800 15.6-inch display? Check. Plus 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD? Of course. If Sharp's RW-16G sounds like the laptop