You cannot prevent weapons by preventing technologies. We just have to use them carefully, particularly the power of genetics.
Chinese researchers working with Microsoft have created a protoype that uses Kinect to enable hearing individuals to communicate with the deaf without needing to learn or understand sign language.
The last above-ground map of the ancient water system was completed a century ago. Now, a group of scientists is using 21st-century technology to provide the first-ever map containing both underground and surface data.
Two Newcastle University researchers have developed a canine version of a device that tracks its wearer's behaviors. They theorize that changes in those behaviors could indicate a problem at home with the dog's owner.
Researcher Saif Mohammad's data mining tool analyzes emails for eight different emotions, including joy, trust, and anger. Next up: A Gmail app that could help improve online communication.
Custom-made from a dental scan and designed to fit over the teeth, the Blizzident claims to do the job of a regular toothbrush in only six seconds.
The law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown Monday (Sept. 23), allows them to delete posted content that they might regret when they're older. It's part of a larger measure designed to protect children's privacy.
Brooke Martin's iCUPooch, which combines video and dog treats, is one of ten finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
Now that Facebook and other sites are incorporating more photo features, writer Molly McHugh takes note of how images are starting to replace -- rather than complement -- text as a means of communication.
Currently undergoing trials in rural parts of Kenya is PEEK, an app that turns a phone into a portable optician's device capable of capturing, storing, and e-mailing eye images.
A team from Tokyo's University of Electro-Communications has created a system that creates an interactive surface from a tub of opaque water, basically "[taking] immersive entertainment to a whole new level."
The less money you have, the more time you probably spend getting to your job. Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor of New York City, wants to smooth out the curve.
Postifier is a tiny device that uses infrared light to determine whether the mailman has paid a visit, and then notifies the recipient when they and their smartphone are within easy reach of the mailbox.
A Latvian designer has created a urinal that includes a shallow sink built into the top. It's economical too: When the person washes his hands, the water used rinses the urinal basin as well.
It's not just for the disabled: Recent design school graduate Gabriele Meldaikyte spent a year studying situations in which able-bodied people may find themselves with only one hand to spare.