Researchers Shine Light on More Efficient Chips

Researchers at MIT believe they’ve taken an important step in developing the next generation of silicon chips. The photonic version would use light beams rather than electrons, greatly increasing speed and efficiency as well as boosting communications. The aim of the research was to avoid the current wasteful process by which data transmitted by fiber […]

E-Mail Becomes Eye-Mail

University of Washington researchers have created a technology that could allow users to have e-mails beamed directly to their eyeballs, just like in Torchwood: Children of Earth (and Terminator before it). But in its current form, users will need to be able to decipher morse code. The technology, which can display (or not display) an […]

How to Get More Women in Tech in Under a Minute

Apparently, as a woman, if you want to be taken seriously in technology, you need to stop reffering yourself as a “girl.” Ok there’s actually a lot more to this than just calling yourself a “girl”, but the basic idea is there. Do you agree? Disagree? Start by watching the video and then let us […]

Minute holes could dramatically improve battery performance

Poking tiny holes in batteries could both extend their life and speed up charging time according to a newly-published research. This isn’t a case of taking a skewer to a AA (which GeeksAreSexy does not recommend), but rather it involves the material of the moment, graphene. The technique takes advantage of the fact that the […]

The Magic of Augmented Reality [Video]

Ever wanted to stand under a lightning storm inside a mall? Or pet a leopard? Or just stand idly by as a Tyrannosaurus Rex walks past? If you were hanging out in Hungary recently, you could have had the chance. Thanks to an Appshaker pair-up with National Geographic, Hungarian mall shoppers were able to insert themselves into […]

Honda Unveils All-New ASIMO Robot [Video]

Just a little earlier today, Honda unveiled the all-new ASIMO, a brand new version of their popular humanoid robot. It can run at 9kph, hop on one or both legs, and lots more. Check it out in action in the video below. TOKYO, Japan, November 8, 2011 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled an […]

The Kitchen of the Future

The Guardian has a stimulating new article on the development, by researchers at MIT, of the “kitchen of the future”. You get home late, unsure of what to make from the random collection of ingredients in your cupboard. A while back you might have speed-dialled for a pizza but now, instead of worrying about eating […]

Cracked’s “5 Most Mind-Blowingly Huge Machines Built By Science”

Cracked consistently has some of the coolest articles, ever.  This new one details some of the physically largest scientific undertakings of recent history.  The Large Hadron Collider is there, amongst other monstrosities. via Cracked

StreetScooter Electric Car Built Through Crowdsourcing

The StreetScooter is a new electric vehicle that is currently being tested for street use.  It can go about 25 miles per trip, with a top speed of 74 mph.  But the most interesting thing about this new vehicle is the manner by which it was designed and built. The StreetScooter is being built in […]

World’s First Manned Flight Aboard an Electric Multicopter [Video]

At the end of October 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an electric multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated: “The flight characteristics are good natured. Without any steering input it would […]

HDTV turns 75

The world’s first regular high-definition television broadcast took place 75 years ago. Of course it wasn’t 720 lines, but it was arguably the birth of what we know as television today. The broadcast came from Alexandra Palace (pictured) in London on November 2nd, 1936. It came seven years after the first broadcasts aimed at a […]

Boston Dynamic’s PETMAN Moves Frighteningly Like You and Me [Video]

Hey, This guy can even strut haters gonna hate-style. PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics for testing special clothing used by the US Army. PETMAN balances itself as it walks, squats and does simple calisthenics. PETMAN simulates human physiology by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating inside the clothing to provide realistic test […]