Beddit is an ultra-thin sensor that goes under your bedsheets and collects data about your sleep quality, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movement, sleep stages, snoring, and the quality of your sleeping environment.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Cassiope satellite for the Canadian Space Agency this Sunday. Canada is launching Cassiope in an effort to unravel “the mysteries of space weather.”
Sponsored Post Health tech innovation will take center stage in New York City this Nov. 14-Nov. 15 at the New York eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference as a “who’s who: of New York’s health IT ecosystem gather to network and discuss health care’s revolutionary transformation through technology.
The contest shows the scientific value of collecting big data from the ocean via autonomous robots.
These three teens have designed flashlights that work without batteries, signals that move traffic out of the way of emergency vehicles, and new flu medicines.
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Java programmers can tap the power of graphics chips to get more performance.
Jimmy is an example of a robot that anybody could build and print themselves.
“Sometimes you need radical leaps, not just little by little. … Humans need an adrenaline rushes,” said Explorer astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison.
Editor’s Pick Sol Voltaics plans to begin production of nanotechnology that makes solar more efficient.
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Marine iguanos and blue-footed boobies aren’t found on too many streets. But both are found in significant quantity in the unspoiled ecosystems of the beautiful Galapagos Islands, which Google announced this morning are now available on Street View.
You read that headline right. There are, apparently, a googol of ways — but not a Google — to target your customers on Facebook.
“The projects we think of as the Holy Grail of robotics, the humanoid robot and the self-driving car,” are old ideas that are becoming outmoded by today’s devices, said Anki founder Boris Sofman.
The illustrious serial entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX released a video of himself designing rocket parts with hand gestures, using holograms, virtual reality tech, Leap Motion, and a 3D printer.
“If you can just go in there and do what you need to do, just understanding the fundamentals of how the thing should work — as opposed to figuring out how to make the computer make it work — then you can achieve a lot more in a short period of time,” the serial entrepreneur who spawned PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX says.
We’ve long been a fan of tweeted pics from space, courtesy of astronauts and the Curiosity rover. And starting today, we’ll have even more cool space images via NASA’s brand new Instagram account.
A group of researches at the Free University of Berlin found that people who are prone to seeking rewards (like food and sex) are more likely to be active on Facebook.
“We plugged a brain into the most complex computer anyone has ever studied, and that is another brain,” Prat said.
Editor’s Pick Chip architect and DARPA researcher Bob Colwell outlines the challenges of chip design as Moore’s Law slows
Even if you don’t have a telescope of your own, or your own personal DIY Dobsonian project is still a few months from completion, you can watch Neptune tonight, thanks to a Space.com webcast.
“OpenBEL represents an amazing opportunity for openness and collaboration to advance science, and we’re happy to impart our knowledge… to leaders in the life sciences industry,” said the Linux Foundation’s executive director
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A space agency like NASA is one of the best places on Earth to find brilliant minds. So how does such an organization tackle the most thorny of the challenges it faces?
Augmented reality is finding a new home in the operating room, where it’s helping doctors perform tough surgeries.
Last week, the journal Nature published details of a research breakthrough in making windows that can switch between transparent, heat-blocking, and completed shaded modes. Today, Heliotrope Technologies is announcing plans to commercialize the technology.
The recently revamped museum laid off 80 of its 435 paid positions today
There’s a lot more to know about the Hyperloop — a high-speed train-in-a-tube that makes all other high-speed trains look like they’re stuck in first gear.
Elon Musk revealed plans for his radical new form of transportation called the Hyperloop today, and yes, it really does look cool.
Following on the heels of its success with the Mars Curiosity rover, NASA could next send a lander to Jupiter’s ice-filled moon Europa to determine whether it is habitable.
While Musk plans to reveal information about his Hyperloop transportation system, he will give it over to the community to build.
The world’s first hamburger made entirely from synthetic meat was unveiled today by a team of Dutch researchers, who subsequently held a media event to see how it tasted.
On August 5, 2012, we watched the lil’ guy make its way to the surface of the red planet. Since then, Curiosity has drilled into Martian rock with lasers, scooped up soil samples, found evidence of water, and set up an adorable Twitter account.
Where government-funded agencies see roadblocks, entrepreneurs see opportunity. But is a one-way mission to Mars a good business bet? Mars One is going all in, NASA be damned.
How green is Google when it helps fundraise for a senator who believes climate change is a hoax?
Two sisters, 11 and 13, have built a Mars rover in a workshop in their family’s garage. The girls also worked with their dad to build software to control the rover.
About a year ago, NASA’s Curiosity Rover touched down successfully on Mars. To celebrate the one-year anniversary, here’s a two-minute video of the rover exploring Mars.
The three satellites are part of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which is designed to provide maritime surveillance, disaster management, and ecosystem monitoring capabilities.
Thanks to Cornell researchers and a clever self-powered bird backpack they’ve invented, we may soon know the maximum velocity of a swallow.
Earth Starter is raising a Kickstarter campaign to fix our broken food system. The company creates ‘Nourishmats’ that make it easy for anyone living in an urban area to grow their own vegetables and herbs.