Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes.
Okay, so it's only in box office terms, but this awesome chart from the Economist says it all. Of course, in the real world, the kind of real world, Superman would just wipe the floor with everyone. Am I right? Am I right?
We seem to have learned three important lessons in the wake of the latest NSA leak. First off, the US and Chinese government have an uncomfortable number of things in common.
Lawyer robots will one day kill us all while suing us for copyright infringement on our DNA, but until then, it could be that technology is making the profession a little nervous about its role in IT.
Apple is reportedly eyeing an expansion of its iPhone lineup in 2013 and 2014, which may include cheaper price points, larger screen sizes and multiple colors.
Microsoft isn't really all that interested in hearing your opinion about the new Xbox One console. Don't like that it has to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours? Too bad. Upset about Redmond's policy towards pre-owned games? Sorry, complaint box is full.
Mini PC's are all the rage these days and Asus doesn't want to left out of the fun. Yes, the industry heavyweight recently showcased its slick little ViVoPC at Computex 2013 in Taiwan and just released an official spec sheet.
It's abundantly clear by now that Android tablets are a dime a dozen. Meaning, it's getting pretty difficult to differentiate one tablet from another, unless, of course, you are someone who really cares about chips and raw horsepower.
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology quantum have already managed to mechanically couple atoms to glass fiber cables. Recently, they proved how this technique enables storage of quantum information over a sufficiently long period of time to enable the eventual construction of global quantum networks based on optical fibers.
A British team of scientists has managed to successfully create elementary magnetic moments in graphene and then switch them on and off.
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.
Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
In the bold, bright future of the animated TV show The Jetsons, virtually anything, from cars to houses, could be controlled by the push of a button. How quaint. Little did the show’s creators know that the true sign of control in the 21st century is the smartphone app and the touchscreen.
Honda, in an attempt to keep its Fit EV electric cars in the eyes of consumers mostly looking at the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt, has dropped the price of the monthly lease. The drop, which was effective at the beginning of June, lowered for new and existing leases from $389 to $259.
A new data center in Lulea, Sweden, is an exemplar of the good Facebook is capable of. It is trying to do for hardware what Linux did for software. And it may be succeeding.
A new study out of the University of Michigan measures the connection between narcissism and social networking site use. Guess what? it is growing.
Mad Catz Interactive has debuted an Android micro console dubbed M.O.J.O. According to Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson, the device is essentially a supercharged smart phone with no screen that plugs into your flat screen TV to bring the living room experience to mobile gaming.
The QC802, a quad-core mini PC with 2GB RAM and 8GB Flash, can be snapped up for a cool $62, or $70 with shipping. The device is powered by a Rockchip RK3188 Cortex A9 SoC (1.6 Ghz) paired with an ARM Mali-400MP4 GPU.
Nvidia exec Toni Temasi says he is "glad" the next-generation of consoles are here, "if for no other reason to raise the bar."
David Cage, the director of Quantic Dream, says that everything "looks great" on the PS4, simply because the next-gen console offers power that was totally inaccessible up until now.