Technology & Science

Beam Me Up Scotty, No Really

Beam Me Up Scotty, No Really

“I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another,” says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland. His lab’s setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and send them someplace […]

Google self-driving car has first injury accident

Google self-driving car has first injury accident

Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time. In the collision, a Lexus SUV that the tech giant outfitted with sensors and cameras was rear-ended in Google’s home city of Mountain View, where more than 20 prototypes have been self-maneuvering through traffic. […]

COMPUTER GLITCHES ALARM AIRLINES

COMPUTER GLITCHES ALARM AIRLINES

A computer router error that grounded hundreds of United Airlines (UAL.N) flights on Wednesday is just a preview of what can go wrong for carriers with increasingly automated operations, experts say. As airlines switch to electronic luggage tags and more travelers swap paper tickets for boarding passes stored on smartphones, industry consultants say the impact […]

CE Week Gadget Show In New York “Get Geeked”

CE Week Gadget Show In New York “Get Geeked”

Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth? At the CE Week gadget show in New York this week, there were several standouts amid the sea of smartphone chargers and 3-D […]

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