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Battery that dissolves in the body could power embedded health sensors

Embeddable sensors that can track a person's vitals could eventually be a boon for healthcare, but something equally small, portable, and safe is going to have to power those sensors. Researchers from the University of Illinois may have an answer: batteries that slowly decompose in the body. Using …

How Math Solved the Mystery of the Missing Malaysian Jet's Path

Analysts at the Inmarsat satellite venture executed a computational tour de force to determine where a missing Malaysia Airlines jet probably went, but mathematician John Zweck says the feat is simple enough to explain with a basketball, a hoop ... and an ant.<p>"The math involved is really just a …

Airplanes

Look Into The Face Of Gnathostoma Spinigerum, A Worm That Infects Eels… And People

A team of U.S. researchers found the microscopic worms in 28 percent of eels sold live in U.S. markets.<p>Aww, aren't they cute? These are scanning electron microscope images of nematodes of the species <i>Gnathostoma spinigerum</i>. You could get these little critters from eating imported eels that are sold …

Biology

Google Glass designer frames: Luxottica, parent of Ray-Ban and Oakley, to design custom glasses.

Luxottica already has its own Google Glass–like product, Airwave ski goggles, but it’s now teaming with Google, which has been aggressive lately in …

Nvidia unveils next-gen Pascal GPU for 2016 release

Onstage at the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shows off the company's next-gen processor platform.<p>Nvidia unveiled its new Pascal processor platform, a next-generation GPU that -- similar to its Maxwell, Kepler, Fermi, and Tesla GPUs -- takes its name from the 17th century …

Nextgen

Intel Completes Purchase Of Basis Science, Which Will Join Intel’s Device’s Group

Intel has just announced its acquisition of Basis Science, the hot wearable technology company based in San Francisco. As TechCrunch first reported, the startup went to the chipmaker for around $100 million. The startup will be part of Intel’s new devices group.<p>As today’s announcement stresses, …

HTC’s new One is the Cadillac of smartphones (hands-on)

It’ll be hard to use HTC’s latest smartphone, the One (M8), without calling attention to yourself.<p>The phone is big; it sports a bright screen; and thanks to its shiny metal case, it doesn’t look like any other smartphone on the market. Much like a classic Cadillac, it makes a bold statement — so …

Nvidia announces 5K-ready GeForce GTX Titan Z graphics card

Nvidia has made the leap to the next generation of graphics cards with the GeForce GTX Titan Z, unveiled at the company's annual GPU Technology …