As strange as it sounds, the future of skin care could involve tiny robots powered by changes in humidity. This week, a group of Seoul National University researchers shared their research into creating such devices, inspired by the slow motions of plants.
Night Runner 270° Shoe Lights are designed to give you the freedom to run whenever, wherever without having to worry about cumbersome straps, clips or full-on packs that might get in the way of your nighttime workout. We took a pair for a few late night jogs in varied environments to see how they work.
MIT researchers have developed a way to replace complex, expensive medical imaging equipment with much less expensive consumer equipment and a little bit of fancy math. The technique uses technology like the Microsoft Kinect paired with sophisticated mathematical modeling to perform the same tasks as a US$100,000 lab microscope.
Today, measuring a patient's heart and breathing rates typically requires applying some sort of sensors directly to the skin, but new technology invented at MIT uses an ingestible sensor to monitor heart beats and respiration from inside the gastrointestinal tract.
A new Nexus phone used to be something to get excited about for Android devotees; it represented what Google thought could be an ideal mobile experience for others to build off of. The Nexus 5X doesn't quite engender that same mystique, but after spending over a week with one, we can still recommend it as one of the best overall value smartphones around.
A team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is developing a new drone that could be used to prevent wildfires by igniting and monitoring controlled burns remotely. The drone could be cheaper and safer than existing practices while also being able to operate in more harsh, rugged environments.
Combining cornstarch with volcanic ash clay to create a plastic for bone grafts could make the surgical process of bone replacement much simpler in the future. Researchers say the material could replace the need to remove bone from another part of a patient's body, or to use donor cadaver bones that are limited in supply.
After our first full day with the new Nexus 5X from Google and LG, we're tentatively satisfied that a Nexus is again one of the better phones out there, and among the best values in flagship phones (or near-flagship, if you prefer) this year.
Today Verizon Wireless and Motorola announced the latest additions to the Droid line – the Droid Turbo 2 with a shatter-proof screen and the Droid Maxx 2 – at a small, no nonsense press event in New York City Tuesday that lasted all of about 15 minutes.