For those of you wondering exactly when you’ll be able to take your hands off the wheel and let your self-driving car ferry you to work while you munch on a scone and finish a crossword puzzle, Nissan has provided an answer. The company plans to have commercially viable autonomous drive technology in multiple vehicles by 2020. Continue reading
Not everything in Texas is bigger. Case in point: the tabletop particle accelerator created by physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, which has accelerated half a billion electrons to 2 gigaelectronvolts over a distance of just 1 inch. Continue reading
Bored with your iPhone? Try turning it into a low-cost spectrophotometer. Some researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a an iPhone app and a cradle packed with biosensor technology that will let users detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other biological material.
The sensors could allow people to run field tests to spot poisons, measure food safety, and even make medical diagnoses using an iPhone.