Violinist-turned-neuroscientist Poppy Crum talks sound, neuro-plasticity, and sensory superpowers.
stories by Ciara Byrne
Editor's Pick “For every step forward in technology,“ says designer Mark Curtis, “you lose something and you gain something.”
1.7 billion people got a new handset last year. What happens to the old ones? Seven million of them were reused and renewed by eRecyclingCorps. “If subsidies are the drugs of the mobile industry, then incentivized device recycling is the methadone,” says Dave Edmondson, CEO of eRecyclingCorps.
Siebrand Dijkstra wants anyone to be able to make an app. He's the CEO of AppMachine, which just launched a Mobile World Congress. The company lets users build a complex native application for Android or iPhone from simple native application building blocks he compares to lego bricks.
T-Mobile has revealed that it will exclusively offer the Windows 8 powered Nokia 521 device on its 4G network in the U.S. T-mobile has yet to announce availability and pricing but the 521 is expected to go on the market in late Spring or early summer.
Self-driving cars are all very well and good, but what if you are not ready to give up the driver's seat? Gimlet Systems offers an alternative: a car co-pilot, which not only avoids collisions but can train you to be a better driver. Its makers expect a similar system to be in production cars within a decade.
The future of robotics may be less Terminator and more gardener. Charles Grinnell helped build the world's largest particle collider at CERN (The European Center for Nuclear Research). Now he's taken up gardening, or rather, his robots have.
The Europas European startup awards just held in Berlin may not have been an unqualified success (the bone-cracking temperatures didn’t help), but the event did shine a welcome light on tech startups from across the continent and beyond. The full …
A man in a wheelchair stands up and takes his first step in many years. Attached to his legs and waist is a robotic exoskeleton called the ReWalk which helps him to stand, sit, walk and even climb stairs. One user, Claire Lomas, even completed the London marathon in one
Irish forestry company Treemetrics has just signed a $1 million (800,000 EUR) deal with the European Space Agency to monitor forests all over the world.
RedZone Robotics just launched a new robot to inspect mid-sized sewage pipes for corrosion, deformation, and debris in order to prevent leaks that could pose health hazards.
What are Europe's hottest startup hubs? The Europas European startup awards take place in Berlin next week and I took a look at the nominatation data to find out.
Online education supernova Coursera just announced that it will offer students verified certificates of completion of some of its courses.
Human beings have been using technology to extend their physical capabilities since the first stone tools but the bionic man is no longer just a sci-fi dream. Meet five exoskeletons which let paraplegics walk again, extend the endurance of soldiers and keep first-responders safe in a nuclear accident.
Editor's Pick A robot descends slowly into a "skylight" on the moon, the gateway to a lunar cave network sheltered from the harsh thermal environment and micrometeorites showering the surface. Its objective? To scout and construct habitats suitable for human beings.
Editor's Pick It took Claire Lomas 17 days to complete the London marathon. The twist? Lomas is paralyzed from the chest down and walked the entire course wearing a robotic exoskeleton called the ReWalk. ReWalk users, who thought they would never walk again, can stand, sit, walk and climb stairs.
Oscar Wilde said that "To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world." But for those of us who would love to be doing nothing, there's 24me, a free new iPhone app that populates your daily to-do list automatically and lets you complete those tasks at the touch of a button.
Is your robot stressed? Robot yoga for the humanoid robot Nao is just one of the applications you can download from the RobotAppStore, which just landed a $250,000 investment from Grishin Robotics.
SmartThings CEO Jeff Hagins turned on the Christmas lights in Paris, but the Christmas tree was in Minnesota. And when one of his developers back in the U.S. hit the liquor cabinet, Hagins got an SMS.
Warner Brother's latest blockbuster “Gravity” was filmed by robots. Four giant industrial robots whisked props, lights and even actors around the set in a ballet of split-second precision, as well as doing the camerawork. They call it cinematic automation.