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LG’s new Styler takes the wrinkles out of your clothes without an iron

LG has made a name for itself in the household appliance market. The company’s washers and dryers are some of the most highly ranked appliances out …

Tech Trends

Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

A lot is known about the physics of the liquefaction, yet it's still causing ships to sink.<p>Think of a dangerous cargo, and toxic waste or explosives …

Particles

NASA uses shape memory alloy to fold F-18 wing

NASA engineers have added a new twist to a cutting edge aerospace technology by demonstrating how a new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator can fold a …

Research Center

NASA Releases Images of Its Aeronautic Innovations for National Aviation Day

It's not just for space travel.<p>Sunday is National Aviation Day in the US. Created in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to celebrate …

Tesla’s next-gen Roadster prototype gets showcased in Jay Leno’s Garage: new pictures and video

If you are like me, you can’t wait to get a closer look at Tesla’s next-generation Roadster, but as we learned last week, it appears not to be a priority for Tesla as they focus on the base Model 3 and Model Y.<p>Nonetheless, the automaker still decided to showcase the prototype in an episode of Jay …

Scientists are speeding up evolution to build climate change resistance

Scientists are rushing to create new “evolution assisted” coral that can survive in hotter waters. Is messing with nature the path to survival, or too dangerous to contemplate?<p>On a recent July night in the water near a tiny island off the coast of Oahu, a group of divers watched through the glow of …

A philanthropist with a vision: Yoshiyuki Sankai, inventor of robot suits

Yoshiyuki Sankai's exoskeletons let paralyzed people walk and even run. Beyond Japan, though, many Westerners view robots more as a threat than as …

This wristband lets humans control machines with their minds

The start-up envisions the technology will completely change the way we use our devices.<p>"Your phone, a tablet, the computer that’s built into a kiosk …

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

Flying Car

The X-Rays of the Future Have Arrived

The scientists say this will soon be used for routine patient care.<p>German scientist Wihlem Rontgen’s 1895 discovery of x-rays hit the world like a …

AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project

Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to critically sift big tech’s privacy policies — to see whether AI can automatically identify …

Eleven-year-old girl's groundbreaking invention could help reduce food waste

An 11-year-old girl will see her food waste-fighting fruit bowl turned into a household product by a major independent food retailer.<p>Rumaan Malik, a …

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

Watch a Tesla Model X accelerate on rails inside Elon Musk’s Boring Company tunnel

After having won the bid to build Chicago’s new transit system today, Elon Musk’s Boring Company is now showcasing its latest transport technology: a Tesla Model X with a contraption that enables the all-electric vehicle to drive on rails inside the startup’s tunnel.<p>The Boring Company has been …

Google brings offline neural machine translations for 59 languages to its Translate app

Currently, when the Google Translate apps for iOS and Android has access to the internet, its translations are far superior to those it produces when it’s offline. That’s because the offline translations are phrase-based, meaning they use an older machine translation technique than the machine …

Apps

This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out of the tap. But for billions it’s not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berkeley, where a team is working on a water-harvesting apparatus that requires no power and can …

Snorkeling

Reinventing the Wheel - Technologue

Electric motors are round. Wheels are round. It's a pretty natural impulse to combine the two. No lesser automotive luminary than Dr. Ferdinand Porsche did it first, inventing the wheel-hub motor in 1897. He mounted two of them to his front-driven battery-electric prototype "Lohner-Porsche." Three …

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Tesla Files For All Chapters Of Bankruptcy

Including Chapter 14 1/2.<p>Of course, this news comes to us via Tesla CEO Elon Musk himself, who took to Twitter just a short while ago to explain the …

Here are the last things Stephen Hawking wrote on Reddit

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have passed away Wednesday morning, but the legacy he left will be felt for many years to come.<p>Once the …

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking: A Life in Pictures

Robert Bosch - Inventor for Life

Robert Bosch (1861-1942)<p>On March 12 1942, Robert Bosch passed away. Robert Bosch was a German industrialist, engineer and inventor, and founder of …

Robert Bosch

YC-backed Playbook wants students to make plans online, hang out offline

Social planning apps have yet to take the world by storm. A handful of these apps tried and failed years ago, and even Swarm decided to ditch that methodology and focus on location logging.<p>But a new Y Combinator-backed company seems to be picking up traction. And shockingly enough, the winning …

Meet the genius who invented self-folding origami robots

Erik Demaine, a 37-year-old MIT computer science professor, thinks the technology behind his self-folding printable robots could one day evolve into …

Origami

Ransomware for robots is the next big security nightmare

Researchers found they were able to infect robots with ransomware; in the real world, such attacks could be highly damaging to businesses if robotic …

Robotics

Obituary: Trevor Baylis

Trevor Baylis believed that the key to success was to think unconventional thoughts.<p>It was this mindset that saw him develop his clockwork radio after hearing about the problems of educating African people about HIV and Aids.<p>It enabled those in remote areas without electricity, or access to …

World’s tiniest life-jacket

The Ploota is remarkable for a lot of reasons. The Sensor Controlled Swimming Safety Device sits around your neck, and will trigger when it comes in …

Pepsi Redesigns The Water Bottle

In an attempt to provide more–and healthier options–PepsiCo is unveiling a new beverage system that the company likens to a modern-day soda fountain.<p>PepsiCo wants to rethink how and what consumers drink–and it has invented an entirely new system to give people a healthier alternative to soda. The …

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail.<p>Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing e-waste from common …