Electronics

Your circle of friends may predict your health better than your Fitbit

Your circle of friends may predict your health better than your Fitbit

In a new study, researchers found that people’s circle of friends could help predict their health conditions better than their fitness trackers. They found the...

Facebook posts may predict diabetes, mental health effectively

In a new study, researchers found that Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression, and psychosis in patients. They found the...

Rise of electric scooters have tripled related facial and head injuries

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, a new study reports. Electric scooter use has increased in popularity...

Engineers make editing video as easy as editing text

A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text – copying, pasting, or adding and deleting...

Smartphones help design cheap, simple home diagnostics

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in...
Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and...

This app may help control pain, reducing opioid use after surgery

In a new study, researchers found that a smartphone app called PainCoach could help patients control their pain at home after a knee replacement...

Walking with this flip-flop could generate electricity

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical. The...
Scientists unlock a super tough material for next-generation electronics

Scientists unlock a super tough material for next-generation electronics

Graphene, a super tough wonder material, hasn’t made it into electronics yet because it doesn’t conduct an electric current on its own. Researchers used...
In-car technology are we being sold a false sense of security

In-car technology: are we being sold a false sense of security

The retired football star David Beckham recently received a six-month driving ban after being photographed using his hand-held phone while driving. Unfortunately, Beckham is not...