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 produces cavities in a mere 60 seconds. The makers of the molecule, Jose Cordoba from Yale University and Erich Astudillo from la Universidad de Santiago,Chile, have also noted that […]
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 despite these laws, having a phone conversation via a bluetooth headset is still distracting and dangerous. Researchers at Anna University of Technology in Tamilnadu, India may have come […]
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 instances (very) expensive, but a research team at Rice University has just discovered a way to make it a lot easier to create energy and […]
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 with the brain stem stroke reached out for that thermos of coffee and put it in her mouth and then she put it back down, the […]
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 postage stamp-sized electrode coated with a virus. The virus converts the force of the tap into an electric charge. They did it by creating a generator that produces enough current to […]
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 the government monitors its precious Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that has a network of channels that direct drinking water to two-thirds of California’s population and irrigation water to […]
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 this year. On the other hand, Apple has gained 1 percent within the same time frame as that of Android. Apple’s market share is currently covering 30.7 percent of the […]
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 network – that’s more than one in five U.S. households. Based on the research, gaming consoles are the most likely to be connected to the Internet taking 80% of […]
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 countries. How about smartphones in the US? A recent survey showed that US smartphone adoption is tipped to hit the 175 million mark by the time 2015 rolls around, […]
12/21/2011, How many of you have ever told a lie when face to face with somebody? How many of you have done it while texting? If you find it easier to lie in the latter category – don’t worry because you’re not alone. According to some research done by the University of British Columbia, text messaging leads to people being more deceitful when compared to other modes of communication.
12/02/2011, Now it doesn’t matter how big or how glossy or how vivid our smartphone/tablet displays are. Without fail our greasy fingers (and that of our friends/family/strangers) will stain our displays, leaving long and ugly fingerprints and marks on them at the end of the day. If you’re the type that can’t stand looking at a smudged display, the good news is that a team of German scientists have come up […]
11/30/2011, With the advancement of our technology, 3D printers have been making great strides in replicating various objects, going beyond creating mere models to parts that can actually be used in real world applications. Now it appears that researchers have managed to use a 3D printer to create a bone-like structure that can be used as scaffolds to stimulate the growth of replacement bone tissue.
11/30/2011, While the battery drain on 3G phones isn’t as severe as it is compared to 4G LTE capable devices, it still consumes a fair amount of power that usually causes heavy users to run out of juice by the end of the day. Funded by the Finnish government, a team of researchers have managed to develop a technology that they claim can cut the power consumption of 3G phones by […]
11/28/2011, Security researchers have found a way to crack the Blu-Ray encryption while the video content is transiting via an HDMI cable between the player and the television. Normally, the content is encrypted during this trip to prevent piracy using a “middle-man” attack where an attacker intercepts the data from the source, and relays it to the destination. If everything goes well, neither the source or recipient will detect the eavesdropping. […]