Electronics

Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

"Keep your eyes on the road." With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this old adage has a new meaning, thanks...

Why don’t we have electric aircraft

Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see...

This drone with nail gun could tack shingles onto roofs

University of Michigan engineers attached a nail gun to an autonomous octocopter and demonstrated that it can successfully tack a shingle onto a roof. This...

Wireless earbuds could unlock your smartphone

Scientists are developing EarEcho, a biometric tool that uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users via the unique geometry of their ear canal. Visit...

Shared electric scooters aren’t the greenest way to get around

Shared electric scooters, or e-scooters, may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options, according to new...

New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivaled viewing experience

Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3-D viewing experience, without the commonly associated...

Digital detox may not improve your wellbeing, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found a 24-hour period of abstinence from a smartphone induces cravings, but mood and anxiety remain stable. The research was...

This new app may help you take control of migraine

Have you ever had a migraine? A migraine is a headache that causes a throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head. Migraines can...

It’s time for smart fitness trackers to smarten up

Smart fitness trackers are actually pretty dumb. And, when it comes to keeping track of activity, so are humans. Your smartphone’s accelerometer, which measures movement, can...

Apple iPhones could have been hacked for years – here’s what to do about...

For many years, the Apple iPhone has been considered one of the most secure smart phones available. But despite this reputation, security issues that might...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...