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Virtual-reality technology is ready for the classroom. Whether teachers are ready for virtual reality is less clear.
Nearpod Inc., a startup that makes education software used in 10,000 schools across the U.S., is launching virtual-reality lessons on Thursday. Here's their pitch: instead of …Virtual Reality
Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake have highlighted what is needed to build a structure …Earthquakes
Delivering internet access to remote areas is challenging, as the traditional method of running lines from connected regions is extremely expensive. …Bandwidth
A robot may be delivering your fresh towels at hotels from now on.
An autonomous robot named Relay is currently bringing items to guests at some hotels in California. People who call down to the front desk for an item, like a toothbrush or towel, will be greeted by the adorable robot that is capable …Robots
A bit of friendly competition never hurt anyone. China's EAST tokamak and Germany's Wendelstein 7-X aren't exactly fusion energy's answer to Messi …
This week we were treated to an article declaring that consumers are not ready for the Internet of Things. Apparently this is due to the fact that the hardware is more expensive than their non-connected brethren. And yes, when you head down to Home Depot and see a $50 thermostat, that $250 Nest …Internet of Things
Using a genome sequencer smaller than a stapler, geneticists have demonstrated the role they can play in combating outbreaks of infectious disease. …DNA
This is not your grandfather's "Days Strider."
It must've been a slow week at an Isle of Man bodyshop when mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine decided to "tweak" a mobility scooter for a bit more speed. The garden-variety Days Strider model was designed to go 8 mph, so naturally the pair added …Scooters
By Resty Woro Yuniar
Line Corp. on Wednesday said its users in Indonesia can now hail motorcycle taxis directly from its chat application, underscoring the company's push to grow its user base outside of Japan, where it dominates mobile messaging.
In its first-ever such arrangement, Line users can …Motorcycles
A project begun by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore aims to let people evaluate the air around them with just their smartphoneSingapore
University of Washington neuroscientists and their colleagues have developed a system that uses electrodes implanted in the human brain’s temporal …Psychology
Scientists are poised to flip the switch on an experiment that could take them a step closer to the goal of generating clean and cheap nuclear …Cold Fusion
One small step for a man, one giant leap for a duchy: Mining asteroids for minerals is one step closer to reality after tiny Luxembourg announced plans Wednesday to help the fledgling industry get into orbit.
The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy announced the first government initiative in Europe …Mining
Unmanned and unfrozen
Few places on Earth are as inhospitable as Antarctica. Perhaps the bottom of the sea, or inside a lava lake, but of all the places that people can technically survive, Antarctica’s pretty rough. Sustaining the research at McMurdo station is a civilian-headed effort with …Coast Guard
Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) National Cheng Kung University Tuesday introduced a portable wind power turbine that can fold for portability and is less than …Taiwan
OSAKA -- Panasonic says it has developed an image sensor 100 times as sensitive to light as existing technology, enabling self-driving cars to spot …Panasonic
Synaptics' ClearForce technology could bring pressure-sensitive controls to car infotainment systems in the near future.Your future car infotainment …iPhone
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In the parts of the world where it seems that just about everyone has a car, we all want to get away from the crush of traffic. But after a certain …Switzerland
Robots are going to work in Japanese banks, hospitals and schools, but keep your expectations low.
Pepper the home robot is looking for work. According to SoftBank, the Japanese company behind the humanoid bot that looks like a friendlier version of an anime villain, this is the year that robots …Robots
Coin is primarily known for making one of the first “smart” credit cards. This hasn’t exactly worked out well, but it does mean that Coin has learned …MasterCard
The Bezos Family Foundation, Goya, and Johnson & Johnson partner to give parents the right learning tools at the right time.
Two years ago The Bezos Family Foundation launched a pilot program in Seattle to provide low income families tips and tools to make use of everyday moments, like bath time or …Branding