For as long as cars have existed, there have been systems and devices in place to prevent people from running into pedestrians. A vigilant driver is always good for prevention, but add on top of that a wireless pedestrian detection system and hopefully more accidents can be prevented. General Motors (GM) in the US is […]
The holodeck in Star Trek: The Next Generation may be one of the best fictional examples of a virtual reality out there. Now imagine this concept brought into your very own living room. With the Occulus Rift VR display, those dreams may become reality sooner than you may think.
Electricity is something most, if not all of us take for granted every day. We rely on it for our comfort and also for convenience. To generate this electricity we need resources, some reusable and some not. For the first time ever, Enel Green Power has set up a power plant that generates electricity from […]
Navigation comes easily in animals, and it seems to be an innate ability for migrating animals to be able to navigate using the geomagnetic fields of the Earth. IndoorAtlas hopes to bring this ability to us as well, not to navigate the long distances that mirating animals travel but to help us find our way […]
Digital displays of all sizes are used everyday to tell us all sorts of information, or they are used for our entertainment. Television screens are becoming increasingly larger, but this is only helpful to those who can afford these huge displays or if they have the room for it. MIT Media Lab researchers want to […]
Gesture control has been around for quite some time, the best examples being the Wii and the Kinect, or even the PlayStation Move. It always looks cool to be able to control something on-screen with just the flick of a wrist, or the wave of a hand. The problem with these existing controls are that […]
When we think of navigational systems, surely the first thing that comes to mind would be staring at a map, trying to figure out the route on the map as the system tells you to go straight even if there is a bend in the road. Some alternate navigational systems have been developed, but none […]
The world is getting smaller with the advent of technology that allows us to connect to each other over long distances almost instantaneously. With Viber’s VoIP app, this is all the more true as it lets you call or text any one of your friends who also has the app installed.
Well, there are obviously plenty of reasons for you to mute your phone. I do it when I’m working, sleeping, driving in my car, and at the cinema. Whatever your reasons for doing it, it’s not always ideal for you to have to pick up your phone and fiddle with the settings. I know I’m […]
Sounds like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but brace yourselves, it’s today’s reality. This amazing new material is now being developed by the researchers in Arizona State. It is said to be self-diagnosing and self-healing, which means that it can detect the presence of damage and regenerate itself.