You are more likely to kill yourself reading this article than you are talking on your cellphone and driving. That's our guess, but for almost 20 years, it has been a wide-held belief that talking on a cellphone while driving is dangerous and leads to more accidents. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that talking on a cellphone while driving does not increase crash risk.
Online game companies need to be more socially responsible for over-addictive use of their products to avoid government intervention, according to a new study by Cardiff, Derby and Nottingham Trent universities.
Mathematicians at UC Irvine in California have designed parameters to measure how to best prevent both one-on-one killings and mass shootings in the United States.
Puffs of compressed air create sensations that can be associated by the user with textured surfaces or force feedback.
Nanosize structure is a thousand times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper. A highly desirable solution that can change the dynamics of solar cell design.
One more step for our robot overloads: TrackingPoint's new gun technology will create a "Super Gun."
In the near future, people affected by health issues as varied as Alzheimer, diabetes, hearing loss, heart failure or even missing limbs could all have something in common: a smart, efficient, in-body or on-body device that makes their daily life easier and more enjoyable.
Our body needs sugar for energy. Our cells depend on it. We just happen to be eating a lot more of it than our ancestors who, incidentally, had pretty miserable lives compared to us on top of being deprived of the joys of a McFlurry.
Portland, Oregon police want to adapt an old technology for new uses to get guns and gang members off of their streets.
Tom Stafford, a lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield in England, gives his take on the rapidly changing mobile mind.
Scientists of Natcore Technology, in collaboration with researchers at Rice University have successfully fabricated the first inorganic flexible thin film solar cell by solution processes. The work was reported in a recent issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, volume 15, pages 3930-3938.
MiIT researchers have developed a way of printing synthetic bones using a 3D printer in combination with two synthetic polymers that combine to give the same fracture behavior as bones.
A new study out of the University of Michigan measures the connection between narcissism and social networking site use. Guess what? it is growing.
New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
Australia's Monash University is developing a new bionic eye that uses seminal wireless technology to communicate with a processor that sits inside the brain, allowing blind people to discern shapes through a series of mapping dots when they put on a pair of sunglasses.
In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
Researchers at Harvard University recently showcased a very interesting project where a human participant managed to control a rat.
Scientists in Scotland have come up with a method of creating 3D printers which can make human stem cells.
Cliff swallows are evolving so fast that they have developed shorter wings to deal with the threat of speeding cars.
Big eyes may be beautiful, but they could be what did for the Neanderthals, say University of Oxford scientists.