A team led by Nicolas Giuseppone, professor at the Université de Strasbourg, at CNRS’s Institut Charles Sadron, has developed a polymer gel that is able to contract through the action of artificial molecular motors. Continue Reading »
Atomizing newspaper bales into URLs, and replacing albums with streaming tracks, the Internet is, theoretically, the Great Unbundler, yet companies keep trying to stuff all that unbundled goodness back into new bundles, for a price. Continue Reading »
Attempting to find a cheaper alternative to the high cost of laser scanners used by self-driving and automated cars, a new software system was developed at the University of Michigan using video game technology. Continue Reading »
According to a new report commissioned by Facebook and conducted by Deloitte, the social networking site had a global economic impact of $227 billion and indirectly created 4.5 million jobs in 2014. Continue Reading »
How would you like a dessert that disappears if you don’t eat it within 30 minutes, and looks like a giant drop of water? Then you might be craving water cake, a transparent piece of Japanese rice cake commonly known as Mizu Shingen Mochi. Continue Reading »
Taking six of the top ten spots for number of units sold, and accounting for almost 40 percent of all smartphone sales in 2014, Chinese companies can now make a strong claim to being the center of the mobile revolution. Continue Reading »
Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.
Apple released it’s new Health app in late 2014, and many iphone users are still unsure of how the new platform works. Continue Reading »