Priscilla Miriam

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What’s Google really up to in wireless? Might not be what you think.

Is Google really considering taking on the wireless industry? According to The Information, the company has talked to Verizon and Sprint about leasing wireless capacity to launch a mobile service.<p>Earlier this week, the blog cited unnamed sources who claimed Google has had talks with Verizon and …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the …

Anja Niedringhaus gave underprivileged people a voice

Anja Niedringhaus deserves to be remembered as one of the best photojournalists of the past two decades, and one of the most dedicated.<p>We met in Sarajevo 20 years ago, during the war, when she was effectively my boss. A few years later I ended up managing her, but that didn't matter; she wasn't …