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Leap Motion’s low-cost gesture-control device is not as easy to use as you might think.
- The Paradox of Wearable Technologies
Can wearable devices augment our activities without distracting us from the real world?
- New Hydrogen-Making Method Could Give a Boost to Fuel-Cell Vehicles
The chemical company BASF has found a greener way to make hydrogen, reviving hopes for fuel-cell vehicles.
- Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution
The pioneering Doug Engelbart invented things that transformed computing, but he also intended them to transform humans.
- Electronic “Skin” Emits Light When Pressed
Researchers unveil one of the most complex electronic systems ever built on plastic.
- The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing
Mike Lazaridis invented the BlackBerry. Now he wants to create an industry around quantum computing.
- Volunteers See Fukushima Radiation on the Move
Crowd-sourced data provides a high-res view of radiation levels in Japan. <
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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