Japan's Robot Guidelines

Japan has finally realized the threat of a future revolt and has attempted to diminish killer robot potential by mandating a set of guidelines for the next...
May 26, 2006

Plan Sends Ice Comets to Moon

Scientists are considering repeatedly bombarding the moon with frozen water "comets" in order to sustain expeditionary crews and missions there. The project, called SLAM, is only in...
May 26, 2006

DARPA Robotic Limb for Amputee Soldiers

DARPA, DARPA, DARPA. According to a press release by the University of Utah, DARPA is funding a program at the university to create a bionic arm. If development...
May 26, 2006

Metamaterial: Invisible Cloak Technology

You know that the source article is going to be nerdy when the first sentence references Harry Potter. Scientists in the UK and US are working on a...
May 25, 2006

NASA's Inexpensive Infrared Spots Dracula

NASA has developed an inexpensive detector that can see invisible infrared light in a range of "colors" or wavelengths. Previous attempts at creating a low-cost alternative to...
May 25, 2006

Video Games Help Surgeons

A new study has found that surgeons who play video games prior to performing surgery were faster and made fewer mistakes than those who did not. The research...
May 25, 2006

Honda's Brain Machine Interface

The Honda and Advanced Telecommunications Research Institutes have developed a new "Brain Machine Interface" that uses brain signals to control robots. This technology is based on research that...
May 24, 2006

Cell Phone Iris Scanner

Xvista, a UK-based biometrics company, has developed the first portable iris scanner that's small enough to be used in cellular phones. The system offers an accurate and...
May 24, 2006

Apple and Nike Partnership

One of the biggest news announcements today was Nike and Apple's partnership with the launch of Nike+iPod products. The product line will be initiated with the Nike+iPod Sport...
May 23, 2006

Robot Gecko Climbing Technology

Stanford researchers have been developing a robot that can climb up walls in a similar fashion to that of geckos. Geckos can climb walls and ceilings thanks to...
May 23, 2006

Eco-Shell Marathon Results

The European Eco-Shell Marathon that we mentioned a few weeks ago has completed, with an entry from France's Lycee La Joliverie crowned the winner. The vehicle averaged...
May 23, 2006

WMD Computer Case Modification

The WMD is a custom-built computer case crafted to resemble the elaborate nuclear bombs commonly found in action blockbusters and television shows. It features a count-down clock,...
May 22, 2006

Glabenator: Forehead Communication

The Glabenator is Apurv Mishra's award-winning entry in the ISEF-International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest "pre-college scientific research-based competition." The Glabenator provides an alternative way...
May 22, 2006

Book Radio Concept

The Book Radio is a radio concept designed by students at the Interaction Design Institute Irvea that removes the dials, switches, and buttons of a regular radio....
May 22, 2006