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Ping smart wallet tells you when cards go astray

Being careless with your wallet or purse is an easy way to have your cash -- and your identity -- stolen. Here's a smart wallet that will tell you when items have been removed or not been returned promptly.<p>Ping is a minimalist aluminum case for your ducats, debit cards, and credit cards that links …

NASA wants to print a spacecraft, but first it’s printing the electronics

PARC — home of the laser printer, ethernet, the graphical user interface and the Alto computer — is best known for its role in Silicon Valley’s past. …

Think Google Glass invades your privacy? Here’s a wristband that records audio 24 hours a day

So you heard a great joke at the pub last night but don’t remember the punchline. Was it was a priest or a lumberjack who walked into a bar with a three-legged okapi? Fret no more, because a Cincinnati-based company wants to produce a solution to the problem of lousy memories. No, it’s not a …

Electronic tattoo tracks the heat running through your veins

Wearable sensors can tell more and more about what happens inside us<p>Thermometers don't seem like they need reinventing. Just stick one beneath your tongue, wait a minute, and everything you need to know is right in front of you. But there's a lot more that temperature can tell us if we're paying …

Colonies of wired microbes turn sewage into electricity

A new way to generate electricity from sewage uses naturally occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants to produce electricity as they digest …

Man and machine unite to explore the impossible depths of projection art

Projection mapping, where ordinary objects become surfaces for moving images, is an increasingly common video technique in applications like music videos, phone commercials, and architectural light shows — and now a new film shows what can happen when you add robots to the mix. In <i>Box</i><i>,</i> a performance …

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. …

Linquet uses the cloud to make sure you never lose anything valuable again

Linquet is an internet of things company with its sights set on connecting real objects to the cloud. The company’s name is pronounced Link-et, and …

New shape-shifting metals discovered

<b>A new shape-changing metal crystal is reported in the journal Nature, by scientists at University of Minnesota.</b><p>It is the prototype of a new family of smart materials that could be used in applications ranging from space vehicles to electronics to jet engines.<p>Called a "martensite", the crystal has …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

One of those alternatives is Zeoform, a material developed in Australia. Zeoform has many of plastic’s qualities, according to its creators, but few …

Crash-friendly drone could explore collapsed buildings

Advanced robots tend to be loaded with sensors that help them analyze their environment and avoid obstacles like walls and debris. One crash can …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

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A Chinese province is trying to solve its labor problems with robots

What do you do if you’re faced with increasing labor costs and a shortage of workers? If you’re one Chinese province, you invest in workers that never demand raises and are willing to work around the clock.<p>Over the next five years, authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang, a manufacturing …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto is an intuitive handheld device that could change that situation, and it uses a technology that has gained a reputation as too finicky and …