Normally a fan of anything that would keep my car from getting jacked, this new technology gives me pause. Japanese engineers have designed a high-tech car seat using a series of 360 pressure sensors to make an imprint of your butt and — much like a fingerprint scanner — it uses this data to distinguish an owner from a thief.
Residents of Birmingham, Alabama woke last Friday to skies that looked more like an ocean, with a series of huge "wave" shaped crests rolling slowly across the sky. Experts have now explained the phenomenon as perfect examples of "Kelvin-Helmholtz" waves, when a fast layer moves over a slower layer and drags the top along creating a curled shape.
Angry Birds has reached into just about every corner of known society - and have even invaded the International Space Station. So, it stands to reason that someone, somewhere would create an Angry Birds themed holiday light display. If there is more than one (and we wouldn't be surprised), then Ric Turner, a former Disney Imagineer wins the prize for going the distance and making it playable
This happened a little while ago, but it's going around again and we love it, so here it is.. A lively young tot, under the supervision of his father*, ties a string to his tooth and the other end to his Nerf Big Bow gun. After some brief discussion of potential pain factor, you almost miss the big moment of actual extraction.
A team of University of Illinois engineers have developed a self-healing system restoring electrical conductivity to cracked circuits. The fix happens so quickly service disruptions don't occur. The team used their technique for self-healing polymer materials and adapted it for electrical conduction.
There is nothing we love better than a good electric roller skates story. For some reason inventors just keep hoping they'll catch on. The latest entry, SpnKix dreams of a world where lithium battery powered skates will propel us all into a devil-may-care, one-step-up from-walking future.
Meteorites traveling towards the surface of Mars can often be traveling at several times the speed of sound as they hit the planet's thin atmosphere. A new study of images taken from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) suggests the hurtling rocks trigger shockwaves that roll through the air actually triggering avalanches on the dusty surface before they strike.
On Saturday, the United States Marine Corps few the very first combat resupply mission using an unmanned robot helicopter. The Kaman K-MAX, delivered a sling-load of cargo to an unidentified location inside Afganistan.
A tourism agency has come up with a novel social experiment to generate interest in Sweden. Convince the government to turn over the official @Sweden Twitter account to the citizens.
Future X-Factor and American Idol stars can rest easy in the knowledge scientists have been working tirelessly to take out the guesswork in what makes a hit song. They've developed a software program that can predict chart positions with about 60% accuracy.