If you’re stealing a car these days, there’s a good chance you’re not bothering to actually pick the locks, but if you are, your job is about to get a little easier. A device called the Electronic Key Impressioner is inserted into a car door and scans the position of the tumblers inside. ..
For people fed up with their mobile telephone or iPod batteries running out, Japan’s Toshiba Corp. announced Thursday the launch of a portable fuel-cell that can power up digital gadgets on the move.
Hey shooter, tired of going down range setting up new targets, or wondering where your last shot went?
Serena Rush, 6, who got cochlear implants about 4 years ago and now has about 70% hearing.
Six-year-old Serena Rush loves to belt out It’s a Hard Knock Life, her favorite tune from the musical Annie, and someday she hopes to be a stage actress, when she’s not being a lifeguard. Which is pretty splendid considering she was diagnosed as deaf when she was 1. “I am very smart,” says the ballet-dancing, iPod-jamming, theatergoing, soon-to-be second-grader from Silver Spring, Md.
Electronic nose can pinpoint where wine was made
Scientists have developed a way of identifying wine so accurately they can even say which barrel it was produced in.
It uses an electronic nose to make even the most confident sommelier a little nervous.
This image show an experimental test of piezoelectric nanowires that harness a hamster’s wheel-turning energy into usable power.
Power generated from flowing blood, simple body movements or a gentle breeze could one day be converted to electricity to charge iPods, cell phones and other personal electronic devices.
A group at the Music Technology Group of the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, might have discovered the future of music. (More videos after the jump)
Wal-Mart Stores is striding into the market for electronic health records, seeking to bring the technology into the mainstream for physicians in small offices, where most of America’s doctors practice medicine.
Tez Patel, an engineer and industrial designer has created the perfect user-friendly and eco-friendly refrigerator. Though he suggests his eco-fridge, “Oceania,” is designed for the year 2020, it sure would be nice if a big kitchen appliance manufacturer made it happen sooner. A fridge can use up to 15 percent of our household energy!
Having central heating is easy and convenient, but not very cost effective. For one thing, you’re heating rooms that are not in use. Most homes do not need every single room to be the same temperature. hat’s where this device comes in handy. The Vent-Miser Programmable Energy Saving Vent saves you money by controlling individual room temperature.
There are plenty of people who live in the USA, but they are not there when it is time to vote. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could vote digitally instead of sending out the painful paper ballots. Well that may be one step closer to reality, if some serious issues can be overcome.
Scientists are working on an electronic “sex chip” that will be able to stimulate pleasure centers in the brain.