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New solar panel technology could produce electricity and Hydrogen

08/31/2012, An advance in solar panel material research is pointing to something that is potentially huge: solar panels that can generate electricity and Hydrogen at the same time. This is extremely important because this would increase the effective energy...

Android U.S market share declines, according to research

07/30/2012, Global technology research firm Strategy Analytics has published a report today revealing that Android’s U.S. market share has lost its ground to iOS, falling from 60 percent in the second quarter of 2011 to 56 percent in Q2 this year. Albeit Android...

Piracy rates are higher on iOS than on Android, developer says

07/30/2012, In what seems to be an unintentional response to our previous report surrounding the supposed rampant piracy on Android, another developer believes that the reverse is true. Chris Pruett, a developer for the popular game Wind-up Knight and founder of...

Two Kinect-Like Sensors Powers Vision for SAMI Robot

07/19/2012, PrimeSense, the company which provides the main chip inside Kinect, has announced that two of its sensors would be utilized in a French robotic project called SAMI (Systeme Autonome Modulaire Interactif) which is being developed by CRIIF. SAMI is a...

NVIDIA Gets $12M from the Department of Energy for research

07/13/2012, The U.S department of Energy has given NVIDIA $12M to conduct research on exascale supercomputing. Exascale computing describes a computer system capable of reaching one exaflop. For comparison, current supercomputing is still using petaflops as a...

Scientists create molecule to keep teeth cavityproof

07/09/2012, Scientists have just discovered a new molecule that will change dental care forever. The molecule will make your teeth cavity proof and has been named Keep 32 after your set of all 32 teeth. The molecule can kill the bacteria(Streptococcus Mutans) which...

Researchers develop system to block phone use while driving

07/06/2012, There are plenty of dangers to texting/calling while driving and around the world and many countries have already, or are in the process of, enacting laws laws that prohibit textiing/calling while driving, yet tons of people still do it. Many argue that...

New spray-on batteries could revolutionize energy storage

07/02/2012, Renewable energy has been one of the most researched topics ever since gas and oil prices have begun to rise and people have paid attention to their effects on the environment. Making your home run on renewable energy can be quite challenging and in some...

Robotic arm controlled by a paralyzed woman’s mind

05/16/2012, Cathy Hutchinson suffered from a stroke many years ago that left her debilitated and unable to move and talk. But a group of researchers led by neurologist and engineer Leigh Hochberg of Brown University is about to change all of that. “When the woman...

Personal Power Generator Prototype Powered By Organic Viruses

05/15/2012, A group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. Basically, it works by tapping a finger on a...

Smartphones used on floating robots to track water flow

05/10/2012, A group of engineers at the University of California have deployed a fleet of 100 floating robots in the Sacramento River. The goal of the engineers was to demonstrate the next generation of water monitoring technology that promises to transform the way...

Android now covers 51 percent of all smartphones in the U.S.

05/01/2012, Android has gone a long way. It has finally broken the 50 percent market share barrier, that’s according to comScore’s quarterly report. The operating system has climbed 3.7 percent since December last year, with its quarter ending in March of...

One in five U.S. households have Internet-enabled TVs [Research]

05/01/2012, New research studies are trying to prove how our homes have gone hi-tech. According to ABI Research, approximately 27 million households in the U.S. have either an Internet-ready TV, game console, Blu-ray player, or smart set-top box connected to a home...

Survey: 39% of US smartphone buyers gravitate towards Android

01/16/2012, The march of the smartphone is inevitable – eventually, featurephones will most probably occupy just a minority in the total market share, but at this moment in time, they still are the de facto mobile communication device of choice for developing...