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Airport's app takes trouble out of travel

Auckland Airport has teamed up with TripIt to introduce an app that will help visitors move through the airport.TripIt is a cloud-based travel …

Air Travel

How Cooperative Research Is Shaping The Future Internet

The EU-funded FELIX (Federated Test-Beds for Large-Scale Infrastructure Experiments) project was launched in April 2013 with the aim of helping …

Research

This Big Data House is Statistically Perfect

Hemnet Hemmet is Sweden's most statistically desirable home

With the millions of clicks Swedish real estate website Hemnet receives on people …

House Design

New record efficiency for black silicon solar cells

Researchers at the University of Aalto, Finland have broken the efficiency record for black silicon solar cells a type of cell that can gather …

Solar Cells

This Rapper's a Machine

Rapper Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, AKA Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest, perhaps said it best when he described rhyming battles against his foes – those “phony rappers”—as one between their “brain and his mind.”

It’s one of rap history’s classic putdowns -- in a genre rife with rivalry --as a brain on …

WSJ.com

Digital makeup artist copies celebrity looks using 3D printing

For those who never quite got the hang of applying makeup with their bare hands, MODA from Foreo is the world’s first digital makeup artist. The …

3D Printing

Nanophotonics: Chronicling the rise of tiny optical devices

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Applied research into the candle would have never led to the lightbulb. As a species, our fascination with light has led to many …

Metamaterials

How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight

One of the things technology will most likely fix at some point down the road is poor eyesight. And it might happen sooner than we think, if …

Lenses

Ricoh rolls out electrifyingly exciting RUBBER!

It'll be good if they can pull it off: Ricoh has come up with a way to brush up on electricity generation with nothing more than a piece of …

Ricoh

Neuroscientists Are Making an Artificial Brain for Everyone

I’m fairly new to San Francisco, so I’m still building my mental database of restaurants I like. But this weekend, I know exactly where I’m heading …

The Brain

The German company EMAMIDESIGN has developed an innovative way to harness the power of wind. Interlocking, compact windmills combine to make the …

Green Living

Machine that 'uncooks eggs' used to improve cancer treatment

Professor Colin Raston with his invention, the vortex fluidic device, which can 'uncook' egg whites.

A machine invented by an Australian scientist …

Cancer

Agritech startups grow in India as more incubators sprout for support

In India, innovation in agriculture has been restricted within laboratories for a long time. And that was only because the scientists and engineers …

Feature

ITER, the international fusion reactor being built in France, will stand 10 stories tall, weigh three times as much as the Eiffel Tower, and cost its …

Cold Fusion

There's More To The Disruption Brewing In The Tech Industry Than On-Demand Startups

Even if we're living in an increasingly on-demand world, you still have to be able to pay to play. On Thursday, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo questioned whether a new crop of startups providing on-demand services are ever going to make their products affordable enough to appeal to …

Startups

Scientists discover whole new state of matter

The beautiful, hovering, crystalline material shown above is not a rare alien element. Rather, it represents a newly discovered state of matter …

State of Matter

Crawling toward a Wiser Web

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COMPUTING SCIENCE

Computing with data sets as large as the World Wide Web was once the exclusive …

World Wide Web

The Peculiar Charms (And Perils) Of Electronic Voting

It’s remarkable that in a world where it seems everything is becoming more digitized most of the globe still elects their political leaders with pencil and paper. Only a peculiarly-diverse handful of countries—including Belgium, Brazil, India, and Venezuela—use electronic voting machines …

Voting

UN virtual reality film highlights plight of Syrian refugees : Business

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United Nations is using virtual reality technology to help the public experience what it is like to live in a Syrian …

Virtual Reality

LED Light 'WiFO' Could Increase Bandwidth Tenfold

The NSF-funded researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can boost existing Wi-Fi bandwidth, reducing problems in …

Cool Stuff

Amputees control bionic legs with their thoughts

Amputees can control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their minds, thanks to tiny implanted myoelectric sensors (IMES) developed by Icelandic orthopedics company Ossur and surgically placed in a patient's residual muscle tissue.

Ossur implanted tiny sensors in the residual muscle tissue of two …

Singularity

Phree smartpen is designed to work on any surface, including your face

The laser-guided, connected input device will let you take notes or draw on any surface, according to its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.

If you …

Tablets

New Artificial Photosynthesis System with Nanowires May Change the Energy Industry

There have been some major advances in artificial photosynthesis. (Photo : Flickr/William G Woodward)

There have been some major advances in …

Environment

LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

Before you get too excited, it's only a proof-of-concept display. The unveiling is part of a broader announcement to showcase the company's plans for …

LG Display

Platform uses big data to prevent prescription errors and save lives

In the US alone, one million injuries occur every year as a result of prescription errors. Mistakes are understandable when you consider the sheer …

Big Data

How 3-D Mapping Software Could Help Save Coral Reefs

Marine scientists are finally graduating from tape measures into the world of 3-D modeling.

Covering just .1% of the ocean floor and supporting an astonishing 25% of all marine life, coral reefs are crucial to maintaining Earth's biodiversity. Climate change and pollution threaten many coral reefs, …

Coral Reefs

Philippines Earthquake To Devastate Manila? Massive Magnitude 7.2 Quake Imminent, Say Experts

Widespread damage and tens of thousands of deaths -- that’s what is in store for Manila when an anticipated large earthquake strikes the Philippines, …

Earthquakes

Human ingenuity takes on cancer's Darwinian ways

Can humans overcome cancer through Darwinian ways? Photo: Shannon May

The powerful algorithm that has populated the Earth with 10 million species, each …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Navy develops autonomous air-launched missile for F/A-18

The Navy is working on a deal with Lockheed Martin to integrate its new, autonomously guided Long Range Anti-Ship Missile onto an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, giving the fighter an increased ability to identify and strike targets at longer ranges from the air, service and Lockheed officials …

Aeronautics

The Internet wants a laser mounted on the space station

TOKYO, May 19 (UPI) -- A proposal to mount a laser on the International Space Station is finding support among Internet users. A glut of articles …

Space