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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...

People more likely to lie when texting (study)

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...

Scientists come up with a way to grease-proof our devices

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...

Researchers print bone-like material with 3D printer

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...

Researchers manage to shrink 3G phones’ power consumption

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...