Eric Mack has been covering technology and the world since the late 1990s. As well as being a Gizmag regular, he currently contributes to CNET, NPR and other outlets.
While robots can be designed to be faster or stronger than animals, it's rare to meet a robot that's as resilient as an animal in the wild after it's been injured. Animals adapt to survive and researchers from France and the US are developing robots that can keep working even after receiving major damage.
Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be
delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell
lines. In the process, the scientists from the University of Tsukuba
also found that regulation of two genes is related to how we age.
The world of activity trackers has been rapidly expanding beyond just
wrist and armbands that monitor a few key vital signs and movements.
We're now seeing the energence of very specific tools like ResisTrack,
which claims to "monitor and track the exact force" that muscles
Just weeks after producing its first batch of synthetic diesel fuel made from carbon dioxide and water, Audi has laid claim to
another synthetic, clean-burning and petroleum-free fuel called
"e-benzin." The fuel was created by Audi's project partner Global
Bioenergies, in France.
Kyocera is continuing with its mission to make tough (often affordable) phones. The company's latest rugged device is the Torque G02, which Kyocera claims is the first sea water-resistant smartphone.
Having previously entered the bicycle lane with its "duo" line of wooden frame bikes produced in a partnership with Renovo, Audi has now switched partners and materials to create the limited edition Audi Sport Racing Bike.
One of the surprising sleeper Android phones that generated lots of interest at CES 2015 was the Asus ZenFone 2, a flagship phablet that could be a winner in a few boring but certainly important areas – including specs that could, at least on paper, compete with many laptops and a starting price of just $199 unlocked.
A team from the University of Texas wants to create virtual reality and
augmented reality systems that can better integrate with the real world.
Along the way, they just might revolutionize the geolocation systems we
all use on our mobile devices.
been around in Vincent van Gogh's day, he would have had to do
something more dramatic to express his inner torment than cutting off
his ear – American startup BioBots has been demonstrating that he could
have easily just 3D-printed a new one.