Disney Research's Ishin-Den-Shin -- Japanese for "what the mind thinks, the heart transmits" -- converts recorded audio into a signal that passes from person to person through simple touch.
Coating one of the toughest and most flexible materials in nature with carbon nanotubes results in a stretchy yet conductive hybrid that could be incorporated into different kinds of medical sensors.
After over a decade of research, biotech startup Bionym is ready to go public with Nymi, a bracelet that uses the unique electrical activity produced by the wearer's heart as identification.
Taking the fireflies-in-a-jar concept to an entirely new level, a team of undergraduates has made it to the finals of a scientific competition with their BioBulb project. The secret ingredient: Genetically-engineered E. coli.
The pocket-sized breathalyzer uses sensors to measure and calculate acetone levels -- a key indicator of fat breakdown -- and sends data to a smartphone app within 10 seconds.
The aptly-named Pee Analyzer sends results to an RFID card that's given to the patron at the start of his evening in exchange for his car keys.
School’s out! Here is an end-of-the-school-year post in three strands positing that much of what we do in school is a monumental waste of time, creativity and intellect. Strand one: recruitment insights from Google In a recent interview in the New York Times, Laszlo Bock, a senior vice ...
A recent US Homeland Security alert calls attention to the vulnerability of pacemakers, insulin pumps, and other health equipment to malicious attacks. As devices become smaller and more efficient, more attention must be paid.
To kids and adults who fear injections, Buzzy looks like a plastic toy. However, when applied to the skin, its vibrating motor and ice pack block the pain of the needle.
In tests done on mice, the hydrogel effectively disguised the implant and tricked the body into thinking it wasn't even there.
A group of hobbyists has embarked on a project that involves inserting synthetic DNA into plants to turn them into light sources. Needless to say, environmentalists are concerned.
There’s no doubt that there’s going to be an international market for biotechnologies. And you’re going to have consumers going from one place to another trying to find enhancement technologies. But the good news for that, I think, is that they’re not very good. So what’s going to actually end ...
Ray Kurzweil is the author of the recent book How to Create a Mind. The first question we have for him is "why create a mind?"
“The possibilities that lie in the future are infinite. When I say ‘It is our duty to remain optimists,’ this includes not only the openness of the future but also that which all of us contribute to it by everything we do: we are all responsible for what the future holds in store. Thus it is our ...
The future is a difficult thing to grasp, and not just because we can't see it. Bringing innovation to life requires imagination, resourcefulness, the sort of limitless creative ambition we today associate mainly with science fiction writers.