Google invest in new anti-shake spoon aimed to help Parkinson's sufferers
Google has decided to fund a new spoon designed to aid those who suffer from Parkinson’s and other conditions that cause body tremors. Lift Lab was bought by Google in September and the tech giant has invested heavily in the development of their anti-shake Liftware Spoon ...

Tel Aviv dubbed ‘world’s smartest city’

21.11.2014 [19:17]
The city of Tel Aviv won the World Smart Cities Award on Wednesday, trumping over 250 other cities bidding for the title, according to The Times of Israel online newspaper ...
‘Rocket man’ hits 333 km/h on bicycle, breaks world record but no bones

‘Rocket man’ hits 333 km/h on bicycle, breaks world record but no bones

14.11.2014 [20:07]
Lying on top of his bicycle with three rocket engines attached to its shining frame, a French daredevil has broken the world record, covering a quarter mile in less than seven seconds, beating a Ferrari F430, and hitting a top velocity of 333 km/h. ...

Swiss Pocket Watch Sells for Record $24 Million

12.11.2014 [16:25]
Designed by luxury Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe A Swiss-made pocket watch fetched a record $24 million, the most ever paid for a timepiece, at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva on Tuesday. The Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication is named after a New York banker who competed ...

Nik Wallenda says Chicago wind kept him from dawdling on wire walk

05.11.2014 [20:37]
Nik Wallenda successfully completed his controversial Chicago skywalk Sunday, breaking two world records and defying critics who claimed the stunt was too dangerous to perform without a harness. In a spectacle drawn out over two hours for television, Wallenda completed the two walks in about eight minutes. The stunt added to the Wallenda family legacy, as its latest star ...

Scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds: Many Interacting Worlds theory challenges foundations of quantum science

03.11.2014 [19:58]
Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the existence of, and interactions between, parallel universes. In a paper published in the journal Physical Review X, Professor Howard ...

Science finally backs it up: Leaders are made not born

10.10.2014 [16:21]
Genes have a little role to play in making future leaders and leadership development follows a specific progression via life experiences, says an interesting study. To prove their point, professors Kari Keating, David Rosch and Lisa Burgoon from University of Illinois analysed a group of students ...

Google's Moonshot Chief Claims Progress on Project Loon Balloons

26.09.2014 [16:02]
Google says it’s making progress on one of the Internet company’s more ambitious projects: An effort to beam Internet access to billions of unconnected people from high-altitude, wind-borne balloons circling the earth. ...

New Japanese battery only needs water to power up smartphones in a disaster

17.09.2014 [19:48]
Sitting on several fault lines, Japan is no stranger to natural disasters and the havoc that ensues afterward. While these tragedies can’t be prevented, their effects can be lessened by making a disaster preparedness kit to handle several days without power or access to food and water. ...

NASA Awards Boeing, SpaceX $6.8B USD to Launch Astronauts to ISS by 2017

17.09.2014 [18:34]
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday announced a major effort dubbed "Launch America", which aims to offer a private partnership to replace the retired Space Shuttle by 2017. Leaked hours before, NASA's awards target two top commerical ventures locked in a heated race to ...

Japan carries out first iPS stem cell implant surgery

16.09.2014 [19:57]
Japanese researchers Friday conducted the world's first surgery to implant "iPS" stem cells in a human body in a major boost to regenerative medicine, two institutions involved said. A female patient in her 70s with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common ...

Footballer banned for 70 matches for sickening assault on referee

07.09.2014 [12:44]
A footballer in Austria has been slapped with one of the longest suspensions in the history of the game: 70 matches. When you hear the circumstances, however, the punishment meted out to Ismail Gunduz of fifth-division side SK Rum may not seem so draconian ...

Indian start-up launches GPS shoes that show you the way

01.09.2014 [15:11]
A haptic shoe that receives signals from a GPS-enabled smartphone allows the blind and visually impaired to walk independently, giving directions and alerting to obstacles. Invented by Anirudh Sharma, this haptic technology system has been developed by Ducere ...

Mystery of Death Valley's "Wandering Stones" Explained

01.09.2014 [14:09]
Ending a half-century of geological speculation, scientists have finally seen the process that causes rocks to move atop Racetrack Playa, a desert lake bed in the mountains above Death Valley, California. Researchers watched a pond freeze atop the playa, then break apart into sheets of ice that — blown by wind — shoved rocks across the lake bed. ...

China says new supersonic sub would reach San Francisco in 100 minutes

27.08.2014 [15:28]
China claims it has found a way to create a supersonic underwater vessel that could travel from China to San Francisco in less than two hours using new developments in supercavitation. This could be extremely useful for travel—but also for the development of underwater weapons. In fact, this is a military project ...

Laser device may end pin pricks, improve quality of life for diabetics

26.08.2014 [16:19]
Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. ...

Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

25.08.2014 [11:53]
Engineers at Advanced Technology Centre of BAE Systems are investigating a ‘smart skin’ concept which could be embedded with tens of thousands of micro-sensors, according to www.baesystems.com. When applied to an aircraft, this will enable it to sense wind speed, temperature, physical strain and movement, far more ...

Beijing hospital performs world's 1st 3D printed vertebra surgery

22.08.2014 [10:43]
A Beijing hospital has carried out the the world's first 3D printed vertebra surgery. The surgery replaced the second vertebra in a 12-year-old boy’s neck. The boy had developed cancer in the vertebra, which needed to be surgically removed and replaced with a 3D print ...

Neanderthals, humans coexisted for 5000 years, could have interbred

21.08.2014 [19:36]
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research. Using new carbon dating techniques and mathematical models ...