A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell. This technique could also make it easier to store the energy for later use, the researchers say.
Samsung's hoping to give near field communication (NFC) a whole new set of applications by offering what it calls TecTiles alongside the Galaxy S III.
Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed a touchscreen technology that distinguishes taps made by different parts of the finger.
Some people are just a little worried about handing all control over to a driverless car. So Volkswagen has come up with a halfway house called the Temporary Auto Pilot (TAP) system.