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This tattoo-like display is made possible by a new ultra-thin protective ‘E-skin’

It sounds like something out of Star Trek: a patch thinner than a band-aid that you slap on your arm and, within moments, it lights up with heart rate, blood sugar, and so on -- then peels off a few d

Teslaphoresis-activated self-assembling carbon nanotubes look even cooler than they sound

Not all important scientific research is cool looking, or has a cool name. But now and then you get something with both. These self-assembling carbon nanotubes are created with a process called Teslap

Ohio State’s woven-in antennas take us one step closer to smart jeans

Wearables may be the next big thing, but what about the wearables we already wear? Integrating electronics into everyday clothes is still some distance off, but researchers at Ohio State University ha

Tech imitates art in a 3D printed fake Rembrandt based on the old master’s style

To attempt to create a program that successfully imitates the style of one of the greatest painters of all time is hubristic and doomed to fail, but those characteristics are just like catnip to the m

Scientists create living ‘insect-computer hybrid’ with user-adjustable speed and gait

"Nature's ready-made robot platforms." That's how a new paper from researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University describe insects — it's excellent shorthand for the level of "playing g

DARPA kicks off $2m Grand Challenge focused on intelligently splitting up radio spectrum

DARPA has a new Grand Challenge underway, but it's not an automation moonshot like the self-driving car challenges of the early 2000s or the recent Robotics Challenge. The Defense Department's R&D

Microsoft’s new AI-powered bot Tay answers your tweets and chats on GroupMe and Kik

Microsoft has unveiled an A.I.-powered chat bot called Tay.ai, which was built by the Microsoft Technology and Research and Bing teams, with the goal of conducting real-world research on conversationa

Yahoo Releases Its Biggest-Ever Machine Learning Dataset To The Research Community

Yahoo announced this morning that it’s making the largest-ever machine learning dataset available to the academic research community through its ongoing program, Yahoo Labs Webscope. The new da

Your Mouse Knows When You’re Mad

Did you know that when you get frustrated with your computer you move your mouse more slowly? Your computer knows. In fact, researchers at BYU have figured out tell-tale signs of frustration, anger, a

Singularity University Launches Accelerator To Seize Academia’s Innovation Monopoly

Singularity University, the technology think tank and incubator, on Wednesday announced a new accelerator program that aims to push technologies out of research facilities and into the real world. S

New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around

New System Lets Designers And Researchers “Draw” In 3D Space

A new 3D interactive system created by researchers at the University of Montreal allows designers and builders to “draw” in scenes in real time. By projecting images on a thin material, th

Scientists Turn To Seahorses For Nearly Unbreakable Limbs

Researchers at Clemson University have created a new sort of robotic design based on the long, curled tail of the seahorse. The seahorse is unique because it consists of “square prisms surrounde

Researchers Use Femtosecond Lasers To Display Touchable Images In The Air

A Japanese company called Aerial Burton has been using lasers to ionize air molecules in midair for a few years now, thereby creating bright pixels that float in space. Using the original system, howe

New Process Can Print Stretchy Electronics Onto Your Clothes

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a single-step process to print conductive material on cloth, allowing manufacturers to build stretchable wearables that can test vital signs like he

6.1B Smartphone Users Globally By 2020, Overtaking Basic Fixed Phone Subscriptions

Today there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and while growth has been levelling off in developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, it’s not stalling altogether by a long shot.

Tracxn, Which Aspires To Be The “Gartner Of Startup Data,” Grabs $3.5M Series A

Tracxn, an analytics firm co-founded by Sequoia and Accel alumni to track data from startups, has raised a $3.5 million series A round from SAIF Ventures. The company, which describes itself as “

This Tiny Sensor Turns Your Thumbnail Into A Trackpad

Like the football phone or the Dick Tracy two-way wrist radio, humankind has always dreamt of melding two technologies together to create a synergistic improvement on our meager, exhausting existence.

You Can Now Use Your Cellphone As A 3D Modeling Tool

Researchers have created a new technology that uses the camera and accelerometers in an average cellphone to measure real objects in 3D space. Created at Carnegie Mellon University, you can use the sy

Led By iPhone 6, Apple Passed Samsung In Q4 Smartphone Sales, 1.9B Mobiles Sold Overall In 2014

If 2014 goes down as the year when smartphone sales globally passed the 1 billion mark (1.2 billion, to be exact, from a total of 1.9 billion mobile phones overall), Q4 will go down as the quarter
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