"iMobot" will allow robotics researchers to study fields like artificial intelligence, biomimetics, and robot collaboration without having to build the hardware.
Emerging trends in technology and new developments in science will affect the way we live. Chris Jablonski selects and analyzes news about our future that you'll almost never find anywhere else.
Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer.
Graduate students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, report that they've successfully managed to get nerve cell tendrils to grow through tiny tubes made of semiconductor materials.
The US Patent and Trademark Office published a series of minor Apple iPhone/iOS patents including a method of altering audio output from an electronic device based on image data.
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a new class of optical fiber that has a wider wavelength range and superior optical and electronic qualities to the amorphous core fibers in use today.
Stanford researchers have developed a new technology that allows wireless signals to be sent and received simultaneously on a single channel. Their research could help build faster, more efficient communication networks, at least doubling the speed of existing networks.
Blood Wars is an art-science installation that pits white blood cells from two different people against each other in a "tournament" that aims to see which person has the strongest immune system. That's right, the Petri dish is now the Colosseum.
The Journal of the Society for Information Display published an article listing the top ten electronic paper devices that consumers can expect over the next 20 years.
Research scientists from Fraunhofer have created a small luminous cube made up of microscopically small nanostructured arrays of lenses that can record or project amazingly sharp images in brilliant colors.
In an about-face move, IBM has revealed that graphene can't fully replace silicon inside CPUs reports Bit-tech, a UK-based hardware enthusiast site. The reason? A graphene transistor can't actually be completely switched off.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced that, using inexpensive components from a liquid crystal display (LCD) projector, they're able to control the brain circuits in tiny laboratory animals, including freely moving worms.