Kamil Kulesza

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Scientists Find 3-D Material That Mimics 2-D Graphene

Graphene ­– the thinnest and strongest known material in the universe and a formidable conductor of electricity and heat – gets many of its amazing …

Battery-free wireless could send text messages after your phone dies

Whenever you send a text message, upload a photo, or check your news feed, your phone or computer directs a small amount of power to its radio, and uses that power to beam out a signal. Finding power usually isn't a huge issue, but if no direct power source were necessary at all, it would be …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Video Gamers Really Do See More

Hours spent at the video gaming console not only train a player's hands to work the buttons on the controller, they probably also train the brain to …

World's First 3-D Printed Battery Is The Size Of A Grain Of Sand

A team of scientists have used a custom-made 3-D printer to create high-power microbatteries.<p>Scientists at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have 3-D printed lithium-ion batteries as small as a grain of sand. The batteries could be used to power …

Pathfinding is the key to putting robot pack mules in the field - ExtremeTech

By on June 22, 2013 at 10:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It won’t be long now before …

Robotics

The 5 craziest spherical robots

Baxter the robot moves on one big leg. BigDog has four. Curiosity roves Mars on six.<p>However, there’s a breed of robots out there that throws out legs …

Sony SmartWatch 2 unveiled: a water-resistant 'second screen' for Android devices

Sony's taking a second stab at the fledgling wearable category it helped pioneer with today's announcement of the SmartWatch 2. The Android-powered wristwatch retains the familiar remote functionality of its predecessor (i.e., allowing users to answer calls, read email and texts, snap photos, …

Paranoid Android teases in-app pop-up window multitasking (video)

As advanced as multitasking gets on smartphones, many times you're still left to completely switch between apps. Paranoid Android is looking to set things into overdrive with in-app, multiple-window multitasking for its skin of Android, going beyond the similar (but limited) functionality seen in …

Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: spring 2013 edition

Stepping into a carrier's store can be like a visit to the candy shop for the gadget junkie, but once playtime is over and it's time to choose just one, the decision can get a bit overwhelming. You'll find Android phones that range in size from tiny to massive, Windows Phone handsets that cover the …

Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons (Updated)

Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2.0, with the biggest addition being support for Apex Notifier. This feature enables better control …

1.7 Mile Wide Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Pass Within 3.6 Million Miles of Earth on May 31, 2013

1998 QE2, a 1.7-mile-wide (2.7 km) asteroid, will pass within 3.6 million miles of the Earth on May 31, 2013. The image above shows the orbit of …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …