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Scientists have invented a fabric that powers mobile devices with your movements

Your phone inevitably runs out of juice when you need it most, but soon your clothes could keep personal tech perpetually powered. Scientists have created a fabric that uses human movement, the wind, and the sun to charge electronics. Wearing a power t-shirt while you walk around all day could keep …

Scientists Have Just Bred Live Mice Without Using Fertilised Eggs

Centuries-old assumptions about reproduction just got overturned.<p>In a world first, scientists have successfully bred mice without using fertilised …

Invisibility 'cloak' hides objects by making them seem flat

Humanity is still some distance away from a real, honest-to-goodness invisibility cloak, but British scientists are that much closer to making it practical. They've developed a coating that uses graded refractive index nanocomposite materials (just rolls off the tongue, really) to reduce an …

Electromagnetism

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

This Tiny Turbine Could Be the Next Big Thing in Power

Driven by "supercritical fluid," the turbine could someday leave steam in the dust.<p>Jet engines may be getting bigger, but power plant turbines might be getting smaller. The tech is still in its early stages but GE Global Research is developing a turbine that—though only the size of the average …

Renewable Energy

A wearable personal cinema system and other gadgets

From a personal cinema system headset to a prototype retro games console, BBC Travel Show's Tommy Sandhu looks at some of the latest travel gadgets.<p>Watch more clips at The Travel Show website.

Watch this balloon-like drone 'absorb' and deliver objects

Festo, a robotics firm engaged in building robots modeled on animals, has a curious new creation to show off.<p>Its adorably-named FreeMotionHandling drone is a helium-filled balloon that can move through the air in any direction using eight on-board propellers. It has indoor GPS and dual cameras to …

3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells

Doctors perform hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries every year, often to replace damaged or worn cartilage. The techniques for performing these …

3D Bioprinting

Hyperloop Race Picks Up Speed

Rival firms are working to build the futuristic transport systems, but high costs interfere<p>To build a hyperloop transportation system, engineers must create a near-vacuum in miles-long tubes, deploy powerful magnets to suspend capsules on a sliver of air and propel passengers at nearly the speed of …

High-speed Rail

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.<p>Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into …

Anti-aging

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Gest glove controls computers or phones with hand movements

When you are sitting in the office using your computer, a mouse and keyboard is the ideal interface for most of us. When you are out traveling and …

Hold On Tightly And SEABOB Cayago Will Take You For A Ride Under Or Over Water

Remember the underwater tow sled from the James Bond movie, Thunderball? SPECTRE forces used the sleds, equipped with twin-mounted spear guns, to …

The Ion Belt will charge your phone and keep your pants up

Last year, I tried a prototype of the XOO belt – a wearable battery for your smartphone. It contained flexible batteries that meant it worked just like a normal belt but with the addition of a discrete cable you could use to charge your phone on the go. It was a neat idea but it proved too …

Robot taught to navigate with simulated brain cells

A robot has been taught to navigate using simulated neural cells.<p>A team at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) in Singapore found …

Robotics

Xbox One Scorpio vs PlayStation Neo - who will win the next round?

By Joseph Carey<p>The traditional console release cycle is on its way out the door. The Xbox One S is potentially the last time we'll see a console in a …

YouTube's New Subscription Service Is Going To Work -- Here's Why

At simultaneous press conferences in New York City and San Francisco yesterday, YouTube finally revealed their plans to rule the streaming music world. While the tech giant might be a little late to the party, it is off to a great start (and it hasn’t even really “started” yet).<p>The Google-owned …

YouTube Red

Scientists Find Two Distant Stars Touching, And The Results Could Be Catastrophic

Star-crossed lovers.<p>Some 160,000 light-years away, two stars are overlapping one another in what has been described as a potentially catastrophic …

Universe

Astronomers say real-life 'death star' destroying faraway rocky object

A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a "death star" worthy of "Star Wars."<p>Astronomers announced Wednesday that they have discovered a rocky object coming apart in a death spiral around this distant star. They used NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft to make the …

NASA: most habitable planets don’t exist yet

Based on data from the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have determined that most of the Earth-like habitable planets that will fill our universe …

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

Report: brain regions sleep while you’re awake

Did you know dolphins can sleep half their brain at a time? It’s an enviable skill, one that humans, it turns out, can somewhat achieve themselves. …

Liquid Glass Thinking Putty

Liquid Glass Thinking Putty is unlike anything you’ve ever seen…literally! Crystal clear in appearance, this silicone-based bouncing putty helps …

Overnight your Tesla Model S will learn to drive itself

Today Tesla is enabling software version 7.0 for the Model S, bringing Autopilot and more. This new version of the standard software for the vehicle …

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Say farewell to tangled headphones with these wireless earbuds

Headphones can be a headache, from accidentally yanking the cord out of your ear or tangling the wires in your pocket.<p>New York-based startup Alpha …

Consumer Tech

Toyota unveils three concept cars including odd S-FR

Toyota is teasing a trio of new concept cars ahead of their official debut at the Tokyo motor show. All three of the cars are Toyota’s vision of the …