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Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information exists not on screens, but projected onto our eyes, is likely watching the blossoming wearable technology market with great anticipation. With its iOptik system, wearables startup Innovega …

Arm 2.0: Wie das Hirn komplexe Prothesen auch mit Gefühl steuern kann

Ob, wann und wo eine Hand berührt wird: Solche elementaren Empfindungen sollen eines Tages auch Menschen mit Prothesen wieder spüren und darauf …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>It would …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

These Self-Assembling Blocks Will Make Real-Life Transformers Possible

Imagine 3-D printing, without a 3-D printer. MIT’s robotic M-Blocks could change the landscape of design forever. Here’s how.<p>The M-Blocks, created by John Romanishin at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, are self-assembling robots that move themselves around like magnetic …

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'Terminator' self-assembling cube robots revealed by MIT

<b>Cube-shaped robots that can flip, jump and assemble themselves into different shapes have been unveiled by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).</b><p>The small robots, known as M-Blocks, have no external parts but can move using an internal flywheel mechanism.<p>They stick together …

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A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

UltraHaptics May Be The Next Revolution In Touchscreen Phones

Compared to the haptic feedback from the motors in games controllers like Sony’s SixAxis ones, they seem even less capable. But if some brand-new …

A predator drone pilot on choosing life, death, or pink tutus

The BBC's Radio 4 has been granted rare insight into the life of a US Air Force predator drone pilot. Retired Lt. Colonel Bruce Black recounted his experiences on the channel's <i>Broadcasting House</i> program, showing the human hand at the controls of politically sensitive weapons responsible for the …

Prosthetic hand paired with brain stimulation gives monkey an artificial sense of touch

Each year prosthetic limbs become more incredible, whether they allow a wearer to run at Olympic speeds or are controlled by thought alone. But most …

"Chinese Food" von Alison Gold: Der schlimmste Song des Jahres

Da bluten die Ohren: Die Teenagerin Alison Gold wurde mit ihrem Song "Chinese Food" an einem Tag zum Internetliebling. Die Musik und das Video sind so schlecht, dass es schon wieder Spaß macht.<p>Es ist der Traum vom schnellen Ruhm: Seit Teenie-Idol Justin Bieber den Sprung vom niedlichen Popschnuckie …

100 GBit/s: Neuer Geschwindigkeitsrekord bei drahtlosen Übertragungen aufgestellt

Im Mai hatten Forscher des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) und des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Angewandte Festkörperphysik IAF mit einer …

Pharmaforschung: Nachschub für die Dopingsünder

Reagenzgläser im Labor: Pharmafirmen suchen nach Ersatz für Epo.<p>(Foto: dpa)<p>Mitte der 80er-Jahre gelang Forschern der damals noch kleinen US-Firma …