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Formula E announces 'Roborace,' the first driverless car race series

Formula E has just partnered with investment company Kinetik to kick off the world’s first driverless car racing series.<p>Formula E, the first electronic car circuit race, uses electric cars capable of approximately 140 miles per hour. The new series, dubbed Roborace, will pit 10 teams — with two …

Autonomous Cars

Google patents a system for removing biological tissue with a laser

Google has applied for a patent on a surgical system for removing biological tissue with a laser that delivers electromagnetic radiation.<p>The patent was published yesterday. Google first applied for it in May 2014, long before establishing the umbrella company Alphabet, which includes the standalone …

Tracking Systems

Apple-approved piano teaches you to play the smart way

Ben Ye knew what could happen as he watched his son chafe and grow bored during private piano lessons. But to keep his son’s interest in music, Ye felt he’d have to do the seemingly impossible: build a new kind of piano and reinvent the way it is taught.<p>Ye did both and what started as an effort to …

Piano

Home - Touchjet

Win the Hearts and Minds<br>of Your Audience<p>Turn any TV into a touchscreen tablet with precision pen touch and simple setup<p>$429<p>Turn Any SURFACE into a …

Tablets

New camera captures invisible details, sees through the skin of fruit

Everyone has a different method for determining if produce at the grocery store is underripe, just right or rotten. There's the knock test, the squeeze test and, of course, the smell test. But if the HyperCam, a new type of camera being developed by the University of Washington and Microsoft …

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

Sonos unveils redesigned Play:5 and dead-simple audio calibration

In audio, the quality of sound is not only defined by the quality of your speakers. Location and environment count. You do your best to position your …

Zortrax Launches Online 3D Model Library with Free 3D Printable Robotic Arm

Zortrax, the leading Polish 3D printer manufacturer and one of the leading companies worldwide in low-cost FFF 3D printing, has released its own …

The Makerarm 3D prints, laser engraves, and even assembles your electronics

3D printers have become one of the most intriguing technologies to come down in price for consumers in recent years. We have already seen a flood of them on Kickstarter and price drops at Amazon. In hopes of standing out from the pack, a new product is utilizing a multifaceted robotic arm that can …

Fabrication

Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this …

Cyborgs, third ears and body hacking: How the future of technology is inside us

Science fiction is full of stories in which the machines take over and humans are left subservient to their own creations, but according to some …

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Proponents say sky's the limit for sport of drone racing

On the surface, it doesn't seem like a natural fit: A 75-year-old NFL owner/real estate developer teams up with a bunch of 30-something guys seeking …

LG’s 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being peeled off like wallpaper, reports Korean news agency <i>Yonhap</i>. …

Organic Light-Emitting Diode

Samsung announces new transparent and mirror OLED displays

Samsung has introduced its first mirror and transparent OLED display panels today, which the company will be targeting at the personalized shopping market. The company will also be teaming up with Intel to make use of its Real Sense technology, in order to create displays that can also interact …

OLEDs

GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

GE announced today that it was expanding its Predix Internet of Things platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).<p>The IaaS market is dominated by Amazon Web Services with many others, including Microsoft, Google and IBM vying for a piece of the action. GE hopes to differentiate itself …

Autodesk & Microsoft Pave Our 3D Printing Future with Windows 10’s Spark Integration

Following up on news that Windows 10 provides direct integration with XYZprinting‘s line of 3D printers through the Microsoft 3D Builder app, …

The Best Lightning Cable for iPhone and iPad

If we had to buy an extra Lightning cable for charging our iPhone or iPad, or replace one that’s broken, we’d choose the 3-foot Anker PowerLine …

Monkey Mind Meld Moves Avatar Arm

Because three heads are better than one<p>For the first time researchers have used the combined brainpower of several rhesus monkeys to move a digital arm and complete various tasks with it, according to a study published today in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. If such a connection were possible in humans, we …

Monkeys

The New $100 Million Search For Life in the Cosmos

Can you hear me?<p>More than a half-century after the first modern search for communicating extraterrestrial life, humanity’s quest to find intelligent beings in the cosmos is getting a much-needed boost. Today, Silicon Valley billionaire Yuri Milner announced a $100 million project that will scan the …

Stephen Hawking helps launch massive search for E.T.

A new $100 million, 10-year search for intelligent life in the universe was announced Monday by famed scientist Stephen Hawking and other researchers.<p>The first of the two initiatives announced today, Breakthrough Listen, will be the most powerful search ever taken for signs of intelligent life …

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You could be able to buy your own jetpack for $150,000 next year

Martin Aircraft has announced that it will begin selling its manned jetpack in the second half of 2016 for about $150,000.<p>Developed over the past 35 years, Martin says its jetpack is powered by a 200HP V4 petrol engine that drives two ducted fans for upto 30 minutes of flight time. The company …

Air Shows

Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history

No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for <i>Back to the Future's</i> upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype nearly 1000 feet across a Quebec lake to set the …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash

No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The <i>New York Times</i> editorial today calls for the American standard that requires two crew members be in the cockpit at all times to be adopted by “all airlines.” This …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip,<p>The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the …

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost complete lack of resemblance to a skateboard as we know it. This product consists of two 10-inch …

Incredible New 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi

You've never seen a 3D printer like this<p>A new innovation by Carbon3D, unveiled Monday at the TED2015 conference, could finally move 3D printing out of the hobby shop and onto every factory floor.<p>Imagine you're in an emergency room with a blood vessel blockage. To save your life, a surgeon will …

This device puts hologram tech right in your hands

Holocube uses a built-in projector and transparent screen to simulate 3D vision<p>Belgian company Holocube has long been an industry pioneer of …