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Phone Sent To Space To Record Screams If Possible

02/26/2013, They say that in space, no one can hear you scream. Well, what better way to put that to the test than with a quantifiable experiment? A team of researchers from the University of Surrey has decided to send a smartphone all the way into space from India,...

Plants Harvested For Electricity

02/01/2013, Hmmm, what we are doing to plants at the moment could very well be what machines do to humanity in the future – that is, just as the Matrix trilogy depicts, use us as batteries. Well, a team of scientists have done some research into how plants work...

Contact lens smart enough to deliver medication

11/16/2011, I still have not gotten used to the idea wearing contact lenses, it feels really weird, but I guess for the many other millions out there, wearing a pair is the norm. How about a pair of smart contact lenses that are able to dispense of medication as and...

YouTube mobile offers a new experimental layout

09/26/2011, Websites/services that have been optimized for mobile phones are always welcome. It makes for easier browsing and it’s a lot neater than attempting to view a full website on a small screen, and now it looks like YouTube has enabled a new experimental...

Music guides cyclists in experimental navigation system

09/12/2011, Music does many things – it soothes the soul, it calms the mind, heck, if technophiles have it their own way, it can even assist cyclists in the future navigate around. After all, relying on visual navigation might be fine if you’re in a car,...

Cyborg roaches love Lady Gaga tunes

08/15/2011, Cockroaches, or roaches for short, are more or less the pariahs of the insect world, even though they are most definitely going to survive and perhaps even thrive in a post-nuclear world compared to us humans, but for the moment, our homes seem to have...

Search engines change how our memory works

07/14/2011, Thanks to Google and other search engines out there, life with the internet has become extremely convenient. Google’s not so recent changes to its search engine (autocomplete, instant search) in addition to fast internet connections has helped users...

Glitchhiker dies a little each time a player loses

07/11/2011, We’ve all grown accustomed to games that allowed us to continue playing without any penalty after we lose a life. Even when we suffer a penalty, it’s probably just the loss of experience points or gear, and sometimes we have to restart the...

Zap your brain with electricity to improve your gaming skills

04/17/2011, If you think that your gaming skills has maxed out after getting all the best hardware and peripherals, perhaps there is another way to up the standard through some sort of weird experiment – zapping your brain with electricity so that your brain...

iPhone helps doctors to save lives

03/30/2011, According to a recent experiment conducted in the UK, it has been proven that the iPhone helps to save lives. At the Royal United Hospital in Bath, 31 doctors with similar experience were split into two groups – those without iPhones and those with. In...

Kinect used to create artsy music video

03/23/2011, In one of the more creative ways we’ve seen a Kinect being used, is in this video project by the folks over at 1024 Architecture. They used the Kinect sensor to track the skeletal movements of a person moving, the replaced the tracked wireframe with...

Robots that learn to crawl before they walk

01/21/2011, A roboticist from the University of Vermont has created an evolving robot. While studying how tadpoles change their bodies to become frogs in order to walk, he realized that the same principles can be applied to robots and he went on to design a robot...