Green tech wilts under Patent Office scrutiny
Intellectual Ventures builds computer simulations to better understand how malaria spreads and how it responds to eradication efforts
In addition to reacting to news as it breaks, we work to anticipate what will happen. Here we contemplate 12 possibilities and rate their likelihood of happening by 2050
It may look like a floor lamp mounted on a vacuum cleaner, but Anybots, Inc.'s new QB is actually the latest in surrogate robotics. QB is designed to serve as your eyes, ears and voice when you can't be there in person.
"When you flash a laser for the first time…it's like you've created something magical." Tom Baer, executive director of the Stanford Photonics Research Center, said this to me recently when I asked him why he's spent the past three decades both studying and developing the technology.Aesthetics aside, Baer says he's seeing a "renaissance" in laser technology in recent years.
Former Hughes Aircraft Company researchers Daniel Nieuwsma and Bob Byren recall the birth of the laser and the past three decades they have spent taking the technology in new directions
Italian racing team takes victory lap at this year's Dartmouth Formula Hybrid International Competition
The company will inject "junk" into the well to clog the flow of oil and eventually cement over the site
Crews from the Guard, BP and local fishermen have been hard at work in the Gulf of Mexico since the oil rig exploded and sank in April
Remotely operated subs have met with both success and failure in stanching the flow of crude, and the oil industry may need to rely on completely autonomous vehicles
Law enforcement was able to thwart an attempt to set off an explosion in the middle of New York City's Times Square on May 1 thanks to the quick thinking of a T-shirt vendor who noticed smoke coming from a parked SUV.
Green laser light can trigger collagen fibers to link up in nerves and other damaged tissue
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit are studying injury-related and other information gathered electronically from last year's Detroit Free Press Marathon in preparation for this year's race in October.
The USPTO has fast-tracked only one third of requests made to its Green Technology Pilot Program
With Europe's airport staffers scrambling to send tens of thousands of flights into the air to make up for a week's worth of halted traffic and stranded travelers thanks to Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, researchers at the U.K.'s University of Reading are taking the first direct measurements of the ash plume parked over Scotland.
The FCC calls for the opening of 500 megahertz of bandwidth for mobile, fixed and unlicensed broadband use over the next 10 years
On paper, the main crux of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recently released National Broadband Plan is fairly straightforward: help 100 million rural, underprivileged and otherwise underserved households across the U.S.
Thousands of budding engineers and roboticists from around the world converged in Atlanta's Georgia Dome this past weekend to see whose robot was the best of the best in the 19th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) championship.
A team of Duke University researchers side with a recent court ruling against gene patents