Motorola has introduced a temporary tattoo that can easily unlock your cell phone. Is digital body art something we can anticipate seeing more of in the future?
The bulky pacemakers of the present could be replaced by tiny mechanisms as small as a grain of rice. The secret to shrinking the devices is in how to power them wirelessly.
The Motus Pitcher sleeve, worn from the elbow to the forearm, generates data to determine if he is at risk of injury or fatigue. The Smart Sleeve is one of many major advancements in biomechanics aimed at curbing sports injuries.
Long used to identify criminals and missing children, facial recognition may soon be used by physicians to map a patient's aging and estimate his/her lifespan. As you may imagine, insurance companies are following the developing technology very closely.
The Myo armband, developed by Canadian company Thalmic Labs, allows wearers to control electronic devices with hand and arm gestures. The technology evokes sci-fi films such as Star Wars and Minority Report.
New technology in the dental field will give patients an all new reason to smile. Scientists in London have unveiled new pain-free, self-repairing fillings to treat tooth decay.
The ingestible device contains a small engine and may prove beneficial for those who suffer from chronic constipation but have difficulty with conventional medications.
Tsinghua University researchers are working on a liquid metal that, when used to connect the severed ends of nerves, conduct electrical impulses almost as effectively.
Researchers have designed a type of laser technique that is able to distinguish the bad -- specifically, the proteins responsible for Alzheimer's and similar diseases -- from the good. Simply locating them could make removing them much easier.
If new research from Spain can be further developed into a viable model, it could mean great things for tobacco growers worried about the future of their business.
Diabetics may someday be able to test their blood sugar levels using a simple, painless laser device that registers glucose in skin cells.
Because Petri dishes are so 20th-century: University of Texas scientists have created microscopic habitats for bacteria using layers of protein and a high-precision laser. They mimic the natural environments found in human organs.
A team of researchers is working on 3D-printing different organ cells, connecting them with a tiny circulatory system, and putting the whole thing on a two-inch chip, creating a "test subject" that's steps up from animals or single-organ cell groups.
University of California-Irvine scientists combined a protein found in a chameleon-like squid with graphene to create a material that could be used to hide people and objects in infrared light.
They may look like ordinary male insects, but they contain genes that kill some or all of their offspring. One test involving GM mosquitoes showed an 80-96 percent decrease in the mosquito population within six months.