As people search for ways to make their passwords more secure, the makers of a free tool announce that their code can now crack passwords of as many as 55 characters in length in a radically short period of time.
The success of Paris' program has helped to make it an EV mecca, and similar programs are now being planned for other locations, including Indianapolis. However, it's unclear whether they will increase EV popularity overall.
South Korean researchers unveiled the aptly-named -- and extremely expensive -- Armadillo-T prototype earlier this week. When folded, it takes up only one-third of a 5-meter parking space.
University of Washington researchers hope to create a battery-free Internet of Things by developing communication devices that transmit data with the help of existing ambient electromagnetic energy.
More of them are appearing on some Kentucky streets as residents look for gas-friendlier alternatives. Also, most states already have laws allowing them to share certain roads with regular traffic. Writer Eric Jaffe asks: Why golf carts and not electric cars?
Medical professionals are demonstrating how Google Glass could be used for tasks ranging from viewing CAT scans during surgery to recording an actual procedure for educational purposes.
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.
For some of its car models, Audi has provided a free augmented reality app that allows an owner to get information about a certain component simply by pointing a mobile device at it.
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.
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.
New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft has just been given the go-ahead to begin manned test flights of its P12 jetpack. If all goes well, a (very expensive) version could be on the market in as little as two years.
Virtually, that is: Researchers at Switzerland's CERN laboratory have launched an app that allows the public to view and mark animations of particle tracks. Their discoveries could eventually help determine how, if at all, gravity affects antiparticle movement.
If it's natural, that is: A recent study attempts to link the dyeing and medicinal capabilities of certain plants, and posits that minute quantities of dye absorbed from clothes into skin could improve wellbeing.
Ray Kurzweil is singularly sure about The Singularity.
Researchers have been studying the social, ecological, and economic factors behind what they say is the "homogenization" of American lawns...and "keeping up appearances" is only one of them.