Like the Raspberry Pi, Columbia University professor Shree Nayar's device helps kids learn the basics of hardware design, and he also plans to donate some to underprivileged communities.
A trap created by Rutgers University scientists that resembles an overturned plastic dog food bowl caught many more bedbugs than a similar, shallower trap. The addition of special chemical lures made them even more effective.
To coincide with the Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week" series, Nova Southeastern University has launched a Web site that allows visitors to follow specially-tagged sharks as they swim around the world.
Or, more specifically, stomach complaints: nEmesis monitors diners' Twitter accounts for certain words that might indicate a potential food poisoning issue. Tests showed its findings closely matched those of health inspectors.
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."
A Finnish team made crowdsourcing a literal public affair by setting up large touchscreens in busy areas and watching passersby as they performed basic research tasks with them. The results were on par with those of paid online volunteers.
San Francisco-based Relay Rides is unveiling their program this month at San Francisco International Airport and, by doing so, launching a salvo at traditional car rental companies.
Harvard researchers took inspiration from the cooling ability of skin for their microfluidic circulatory system, which can save energy and lower air-conditioning bills.
The company is conducting internal testing on a Google Now local news "card" that will push geographically relevant information to help users get to know their neighborhood better.
Researchers at Spain's Universitat Jaume I are working on a technique that collects several different images of a person's silhouette in motion and builds a unique "gait signature."
The area historically believed to be the home of Adam and Eve has been restored to its original marshland, 20 years after Saddam Hussein's infrastructure projects turned it into a desert.
Influenced by a study showing that "range anxiety" was a big barrier between consumers and electric cars, the German automaker decided to make sharing of a traditional car available for long trips.
Veebot's automated system can correctly locate a suitable vein about 83 percent of the time, which makes it about as good as a human technician. The company is shooting for 90 percent accuracy before beginning clinical trials.
Ford engineer Zach Nelson's 21st-century creation combines hardware and software to let the newbie driver know when it's time to shift gears.
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.