Cellcontrol

Tool can stop texting while driving in its tracks

Cellcontrol plugs into a user's vehicle and shuts its assigned phone off if the vehicle is moving, making it easy to enforce mobile policies.

Smart phone all wet? Resurrection is in the bag.

It's not magic, but the science inside the Bheestie bag can bring submerged electronics back from their watery graves.

DARPA: Dump passwords for always-on biometrics

The agency's Active Authentication program would analyze typing patterns and other behavioral traits so that a user's ID is continuously being confirmed.

HAMR smashes storage barrier, 60T hard drives on horizon

Seagate says its magnetic recording technology is ready to produce 6T hard drives now and 60T within a decade, at prices comparable to today's drives.

Navy's 'Hunger Games' lab will put robots to survival tests

The multiclimate LASR research facility features desert, rain forest and other environments for testing robots and unmanned vehicles in harsh climes.

Scrap the warp drive: New test shows neutrinos not faster than light

Experiment finds that neutrinos can keep up with light, but can't go faster, refuting an earlier controversial claim and upholding Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity.

Neutrinos carry text message through solid rock

Whether neutrinos are faster than light is still up in the air, but researchers find they can take communications through stone.

Pi Day: How the 'irrational' number pushed the limits of computing

The never-ending number has led to ingenious algorithms used to calculate it with precision, in the process expanding the boundaries of what computers can do.

After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica closes the book on print editions

In an era when even on-disk encyclopedias seem to be passé, Britannica's move to all-digital editions was inevitable.

NASA's new trajectory: Angry Birds in space

NASA is going into outer space again, but this time instead of launching a spaceship, it's sending some Angry Birds.

Wolfram Alpha Pro

Wolfram Alpha Pro runs rings around today's search engines

More concierge than search engine, Wolfram Alpha Pro will analyze a query, perform high-end math calculations and even analyze images.

DARPA's cheetahbot breaks speed record for legged robots

The Cheetah, part of the agency's research into all-terrain robots, is designed to move like the speedy hunting cat.

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