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'Terminator'-style cube robots swarm and self-assemble

Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.

By Oct. 4, 2013


Tiny monitor tracks vital signs sans skin contact

The 2-inch-wide sensor, which tracks heart rate, respiration, and movement, is non-invasive and wearable.

By Feb. 2, 2012

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Avegant Virtual Retinal Display

Avegant CEO Ed Tang stops by with a prototype of the company's Virtual Retinal Display, which uses micromirrors and advanced optics to project a stunning 3D image directly onto the retinas of the wearer.

By Oct. 9, 2013

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Wireless charger could power tiny heart pump

Students at Rice University devise a way to remove the wires currently needed to power ventricular assist devices in patients with weak hearts.

By May. 4, 2012


Meta's Meron Gribetz and the rise of the natural machine

Meta expects to have the virtual equivalent of a MacBook Air and iPhone built into a pair of 3D, augmented-reality Ray-Bans controlled by your hands within the next two years.

By Aug. 9, 2013


Seven questions about Amazon's mystery streaming box

Amazon is rumored to be working on its own Roku-style video-streaming box. Here's what I'd like to know about it first.

By Apr. 24, 2013


New technology beams power over sound waves

Start-up uBeam shows off a compelling tech demo at the D9 conference.

By Jun. 3, 2011


Intel demos software that reads your mind

The software uses MRI brain scans to decipher which words you're mostly likely thinking about. In highly controlled situations, it achieves perfect scores.

By Apr. 9, 2010


Definitive Technology BP-8060: A skinny speaker that sounds big

True to the company's name, the Definitive Technology BP-8060ST speaker boasts a healthy amount of innovative technology.

By Apr. 1, 2011


Humax has an LCD TV for every location

The U23 is also a well-specified little bundle of joy that's small enough to go anywhere.

By Nov. 1, 2007