In this video, the researchers demonstrate a few applications that could be incorporated with their pressure-sensitive touch pad, dubbed the UnMousePad. The researchers connect the pad to a computer and display to create a map of the intensity and location of pressure points. The pad can also be used to draw with fingers, write with a stylus, sculpt virtual globes, and control electronic musical equipment.
By calibrating the telescope's camera and spectrometer from the ground, scientists have advanced its science capabilities.
A chip developed by European scientists simulates the learning capabilities of the human brain.
A startup wants to do away with consoles, games resellers, and expensive graphics chips.
The new Fujitsu color e-reader uses LCD technology but has some of the advantages of e-paper.
Seagate demonstrates a way to extend magnetic storage.
The ISS is unfurling its last pair of solar wings today to complete its power grid.
New nanotube sheets combine unique properties.
Temperature sensing is just the latest helmet technology.
Hothead Technologies has developed a system that can sense and warn a user of heatstroke. In this video, an RFID transmitter is fitted in a headband and a white temperature-sensing patch touches the wearer's forehead. Readings are beamed to a PDA (not shown). When the wearer's temperature hits 102.5 and stays there for 20 seconds, an alarm sounds on the PDA.