The NASA Hubble space telescope recently discovered a dazzling blue planet that at first appeared to be a world booming with water and life. Unfortunately, after more investigation, that turned out to not be the case, as this new world …Read More »
In the earlier part of this year, Carnegie Mellon University was able to test out a modular snake-like robot at an abandoned nuclear power plant. The robot was developed by the University’s Biorobotics lab and is intended to perform inspections …Read More »
Omer Haciomeroglu was recently awarded an IDSA International Design Excellence award for his concept for a robot — known as the ERO Concrete Recycling Robot — which if it comes to fruition, will be able to break down concrete as …Read More »
This is one of the fundamental questions that I have asked myself on several occasions in the past. Outside is noisy but inside is hot — should I close the window or burn to death in an inferno?
Luckily, according …Read More »
Zurich scientists have been building and experimenting with super small robots that can be used to help perform incredibly delicate surgical procedures on humans.
The body on these nanobots is just a quarter-millimeter in diameter (approximately the width of four …Read More »
If you are like me then at some point you have forgotten one(or more) of your passwords. Even if you didn’t forget, passwords can still be vulnerable if strong ones aren’t created. What if you could log in to your …Read More »
With the plethora of touch screen smartphones and the number of touches these screen receive each day, they are bound to be dirty and germy. However Corning — makers of the now well known Gorilla Glass — have developed a …Read More »
University Hospitals has recently announced a “bionic eye” which will assist persons suffering from an advanced stage of retinitis pigmentosa to see. (Retinitis pigmentosa is, according to Wikipedia, “an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and often …Read More »
When it comes to smoking cigarettes, there’s nothing good about it as such practices are one of the leading cause of throat cancer, but who cares about that when the itch to have a smoke takes over the whole body. …Read More »
Wouldn’t it be great to have X-ray vision? You could see through walls, and check out what other people are doing. No one would be able to sneak up on you. You could even see your neighbors… okay… nevermind maybe …Read More »
Researcher finds major security weakness in Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, but Microsoft is not worried
A vulnerability in both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers can trick you into executing malicious code on your copmuter, says an independent researcher. According to Rosario Valotta, who presented the malicious attack during the Hack in the Box …Read More »
A group of researchers in North Carolina State University have developed an electronic interface that they can use to remotely control cockroaches. To make things just a little more bizarre, they’re using Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor to help make it …Read More »
Most of us have probably moved on to using Blu-rays now, but the old DVD might have just received a big shot in the arm. And I mean big.
A bunch of Chinese researchers have discovered a new method that …Read More »
If you’ve ever read any of my posts here at doTech, then you’ll notice I always refer to how much we rely on technology in modern society. I don’t usually throw in facts to support that point, because I assume …Read More »
This story is definitely going to force us to be careful with what we use to charge our phones. The Black Hat security conference is taking place next month, and three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to …Read More »
According to a study, more than a third of recent marriages got their start thanks to the internet. It’s to be expected really, since technology has increasingly become such a big part of our everyday lives. These days, who doesn’t …Read More »
Animals produce methane, it certainly happens. They burp, fart, and poo contributing to one of the most powerful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s an age-old fact, and it’s one that many of us just accept and then move on …Read More »
According to a research paper published in Nature Photonics, researchers at Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs have found a new way to transmit data super-fast over fiber cables. This new method is using “twin waves” of information rather than just one …Read More »
Princeton University team develops a 3D-printed cybernetic ear, makes a bionic future closer than ever
You know all those silly movies and cartoons about bionic humans with cybernetic body parts? Yeah well, apparently it wasn’t too far off from the truth.
A team at Princeton University has created a unique ear that can “hear” various …Read More »
Microsoft reveals details about their awesome IllumiRoom, the unique next-generation entertainment room technology
What if, while watching TV or playing a video game, your display didn’t stop at the edge of your TV screen but instead expanded to the rest of the room? Visual effects and additional animation would immerse you even more …Read More »
Researchers develop remarkable dust-sized microgrippers to collect tissue samples autonomously during a biopsy
When a doctor requires a tissue sample to help provide a more detailed medical diagnosis, they have to use traditional tools like forceps and a scalpel. This process is referred to as a biopsy in the medical field, of which …Read More »
In the future, androids -no not the mobile smartphone brand, but human-like robots- will be developed with a combination of various types of technology. Tech hasn’t quite advanced enough to allow for the development of a human-like robot yet. However, …Read More »
Very interesting infographic explains some of the tricks used by companies to get you to buy their products at higher prices.Read More »
You’d think that because you weren’t using your hands to text, all these new fancy voice-to-text options we have today would be safer, right? A new study suggests that this might actually be wrong, and it could be just as …Read More »
Here’s a fascinating one for you dotTechies. Samsung is exploring the idea of producing technology that interacts with brainwaves. They’re hoping they can build a tool that lets you use your mind to control a tablet or smartphone. It sounds …Read More »
Hugo Teso is a security researcher at N.Runs, a Germany-based IT consultancy firm. He is also a licensed commercial pilot. So he did what any other regular person would do with two seemingly unrelated interests: use one to exploit the …Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and …Read More »
The crystalline form of aluminum oxide, sapphire, might be what covers the screen of your next smartphone. A report out of the MIT Technology Review says that sapphire could compete with Corning’s Gorilla Glass which is currently being used in …Read More »
Internet-wide scan reveals millions of devices are exploitable due to use of default passwords like “admin” or “root”
A researcher, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has performed an internet-wide scan to determine the security level of gadgets like printers, webcams, and set-top boxes all across the world.
The scan was done by using the researcher’s custom-written code …Read More »
We’ve seen some cool things here on dotTech, such as cloning clones, coffee with portraits, and DNA being used as a data storage mechanism. However, if I were to pick the coolest of them all, I’d have to say bring …Read More »
How many dotTechies text while driving? It appears that common sense regarding texting while driving is not as common as we would hope. According to a study by the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a lot of people text …Read More »
Apps are ridiculously easy to download these days, all it takes are a couple of taps. They’re also extremely easy to get rid of. And according to data from a recent survey by Compuware, most users aren’t afraid to push …Read More »
Don’t worry, this article isn’t about rats! Well, it kind of is. But it’s really about clones — clones of clones to be exact.
A group of biologists in Japan at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology have developed a …Read More »
Researchers at the University of Illinois have utilized the modern day advancements in flexible technology to come up with a printable electronic tattoo that can read your vital information and wirelessly report them to a computer.
The device will be …Read More »