For me, serendipity is about the chance encounters and the people and ideas that can really change this world.
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.
If it runs Android, you can install an app, created by designers at the University of California-Berkeley, that will let the phone crunch data during downtime.
Virginia Military Institute professors have designed a rover that attracts and kills ticks as it crosses an area. Tests show a kill rate of between 75 and 100 percent.
Adult app store MiKandi has produced what may the world's first professionally-shot porn film in which the actors are wearing Google Glass. The film represents the latest in an ongoing lovefest between porn and tech.
Not literally: For an upcoming exhibit, the Museum of London will display detailed 3D-printed replicas that people can hold. From them, researchers also hope to learn jewelry-making techniques that are all but lost.
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.
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.
This month, Securing America’s Future Energy announced its inaugural “Energy Security Prize” competition for emerging and advanced technologies with the ability to significantly reduce America’s dependence on oil.
Jack Hidary hopes to model himself after Michael Bloomberg as a pragmatic, nonpartisan politician.
By combining an optical fiber screen with a projector and an infrared camera, a team of researchers created a display that could be used for secure e-document handling, among other tasks.
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.
At the Black Hat security conference later this month, two Spanish engineers plan to demonstrate a $25 gadget that can take over a car's electronics.
A team of students from Exeter University won first prize in innovation at the Imagine Cup competition with an app that turns a room full of smartphones into a stereo system.
Now with more than 3,000 subscribers from across the US and Canada, Call in the Night "attempts to wake people mid-dream so they can be recorded talking about what was happening during their REM cycle."