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Stanford University's medical school plans to start using Google's wearable computer, Glass, to help train students in surgery.
Audi demonstrated a highly automated driving technology in an Audi A7 equipped to handle driving functions on freeway conditions at up to 40 mph.
New tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese imports of solar cells and (for the first time) Taiwan has infuriated some in the solar power industry who believe the steep taxes will adversely affect businesses and consumers.
With a comet rushing toward Mars, NASA scientists are working to protect their robotic orbiters from being damaged by comet debris.
Google has launched a new project, dubbed the Baseline Study, that seeks to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be healthy.
NASA has released CAD files that can be used by 3D printers to create models 21 different objects, from space probes and satellites to asteroids and planetary features.
As researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute make their humanoid robot more autonomous, they're getting ready to get an upgrade robot this fall.
An industrious design graduate from the University of Edinburgh has posted a 3D printing CAD file for a wrist ban that allows users to insert an iPod Nano, which can act as a watch, music player and more.
The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.
Google recently announced a new networking protocol called Thread that aims to create a standard for communication between connected household devices.
If you're looking for signs of our collective robotic future, it's either terrifyingly near or forever just around the corner.
Now that Glass is available to anyone with $1,500 to burn, you might be tempted to buy a pair. Our tester shares 10 good reasons not to.
There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'
When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention.
Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again.
It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.
Electronic tattoos are the ultimate wearable computer. There's no telling what a patch of electronics stuck to your body somewhere and connected wirelessly to a smartphone can do once app developers get involved.
A variety of projects unveiled in the past year aim to give mobile apps the ability to instantly detect a person's emotional state.
Google has unveiled what is almost certainly the most interesting phone of the year. It's part of Project Tango
Smart cities aren't the stuff of science fiction. Governments -- in the heartland and on both coasts -- are using sensors, social media, big data and other technologies to provide better services to citizens.
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