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Cool, But What's It Mean For Space Travel?: Scientists Succesfully Freeze Light For A Minute

Picture related: frozen light. Zing! NOW COME TEAR MY HEART OUT NO MERCY STYLE.<p>German researchers have successfully "frozen" light for an entire …

Make your own protein snacks at home with this tabletop insect farm

Industrial designer Katharina Unger has created a sustainable system that will allow people to add protein to their diet by breeding and harvesting fly larvae at home. The sleek project is called Farm 432, and calls to mind iconic designs like the original iMac — if Jony Ive created …

‘Smart vibrator’ maker hopes to arouse investor interest on Indiegogo

Vibease is bringing wearable technology into women’s underwear.<p>Today the company launched a $15,000 Indiegogo campaign as well as a new, more fantasy-driven focus.<p>The company makes a squishy, Bluetooth-enabled pink “smart vibrator” that you control through a mobile app. The app contains a …

Microsoft IllumiRoom, A System That Augments the Area Surrounding a TV Screen With Projected Visuals

IllumiRoom is a project being developed by Microsoft Research that “augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations …

Starbucks rolls out wireless charging stations in Silicon Valley

Starbucks is introducing wireless charging tables in its Silicon Valley locations. Mobile devices will get a quick boost while you’re sipping your coffee.<p>According to a news release, the coffee giant is outfitting 10 of its Silicon Valley stores with hi-tech Duracell Powermat-equipped tables.<p>In …

New Technology Lets Paralyzed People Communicate With Pupil Size

For the longest time, the medical community hasn't had any idea what to do with people who have locked-in syndrome, the condition of being completely …

Emerging Technology

Crossbar says it will kill the $60B flash memory market with Resistive RAM, which stores a terabyte on a chip

Crossbar announced today a new kind of memory chip that can replace flash memory, one of the fundamental building blocks of digital electronics, in a number of of applications.<p>The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip startup is debuting Resistive RAM, a technology that can store a terabyte of data on a …

Solar-powered Ubuntu laptop boasts 10-hour battery, 2-hour charge time

A blazing sun and the outdoors don't exactly make for an ideal computing environment -- unless you're toting a ruggedized laptop that harnesses energy from sunlight like the Ubuntu-running Sol. Created mainly for use in developing countries with intermittent (or non-existent) electricity, it's …

These Incredible New Buses Are Charged Wirelessly by the Road Itself

Imagine an electric vehicle that can travel endless distances without ever needing to stop at a recharging station. That sounds impossible, right? …

Alternative Fuel