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UCLA develops first fully stretchable OLED

08/26/2011, Imagine a world where you can have electronics that you can keep inside a tiny address book in your back pocket when not in use, and then pulled and extended to a larger 4″ device when it needs to be used. Well, it looks like we’re one step...

Microsoft applies for multi-screen, multi-touch gestures patent

08/26/2011, What you are about to read are patents from Microsoft that have just gone public, although they have yet to be granted by the relevant authorities. It seems that in February last year, Microsoft sent in a bunch of patents related to touchscreen gestures...

Table-top Hadron Collider beckons

08/23/2011, The human mind is surely something that’s impressive – here we are with a group of scientists who have come together, cobbling a powerful atom smasher in the same vein as that of the Large Hadron Collider (which you can see above), although...

Watch this year’s US Open Tennis Championships in 3D

08/22/2011, Tennis fans with 3D TVs – you no longer need to spend money purchasing tickets to catch the 2011 US Open. How about watching it from the comfort of your living room instead? The USTA (United States Tennis Association) has announced that it will be...

Human library loans people instead of books

08/19/2011, This idea is clearly radical, don’t you think so? It reminds me somewhat of the Bicycle Library that we looked at recently, and it seems that those living in Surrey, B.C., might be able to borrow humans as “living books”. Yes sir, this...

Color-changing stress sensor might help save lives

08/19/2011, It goes without saying that accidents don’t announce themselves beforehand with a loudspeaker – in fact, it works in the total opposite manner, by creeping up on you and before you know it, it has overtaken you. Getting your basics right when...

Space hotel to launch by 2016?

08/19/2011, Moscow is a beautiful city – and an expensive one to live in, even if you’re just a tourist. Well, Russia is not looking around for their next source of tourism income, but rather, upwards – after all, the country is hoping to construct...

KAYAK Explore helps plan your perfect vacation

08/19/2011, Unsure where to go for your next holiday destination or know where to go but don’t know what to do? Fortunately there are plenty of solutions out there to help you with that problem. KAYAK has recently launched KAYAK Explore – an interactive...

Virtual boarding agents at Orly airport in Paris

08/18/2011, So you have a non-human DJ who is about to hit the airwaves soon, and boarding agents might be next on the cost-cutting exercise block. Virtual boarding agents, if all goes well, could be the next “upgrade” at airports wherever you go. If you...

Google-Motorola Deal Lawsuit: $12.5B Is Not Enough

08/18/2011, It didn’t take very long: there’s nothing like the word “billion” to attract lawsuits these days. The lawsuit doesn’t come from a competitor wary that Motorola and Google (aka Moogle) may be a threat. Instead, it comes from...

Bulletproof skin actually works

08/18/2011, What happens when you cross spider webs with human skin cells? Why, you could very well end up with an interesting new material that could repel bullets – as long as they travel within reasonable speeds, of course. This is made possible thanks to a...

Thermal imaging cameras help steal PIN numbers

08/18/2011, According to a team of researchers from the University of California at San Diego, they realized that there is one rather interesting – and unorthodox manner of finding out the PIN number at the ATM, thanks to the use of thermal imaging cameras. Yes...

Cocoon Grid-It! used in NASA experiment

08/15/2011, One of the best ways to attract the attention of the public when you’re selling a product is by attaching big names to it. And that’s what Cocoon Innovations did when it got NASA to use its Grid-It! storage system in its latest series of...