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‘Smart Bandage’ Detects Bedsores Before They are Visible to Doctors

March 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Sarah Yang, Media Relations, UC Berkeley | Comments

Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes – and while recovery is still possible ...

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Google Exec Says Immigration Changes Would Help Economy

March 19, 2015 9:48 am | by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press | Comments

The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on ...

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Cyborg Beetle Research Allows Free-Flight Study of Insects

March 19, 2015 9:33 am | by Sarah Yang, Media Relations | Comments

Hard-wiring beetles for radio-controlled flight turns out to be a fitting way to learn more about their biology. Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns ...

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NASA's Software Application to Increase Astroid Detection

March 19, 2015 9:25 am | by Sarah Ramsey, NASA | Comments

During a panel Sunday at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, NASA representatives discussed how citizen scientists have made a difference in asteroid hunting. They also announced the release of a desktop software application developed by NASA in partnership with ...

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Cutting the Cord Could Save Money on Online TV Watching

March 19, 2015 9:12 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be available for streaming on their own. All these offerings make it possible to drop your pay-TV service without giving up favorite shows ...

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Photos of the Day: Walking the Tradeshow Floor at EMC 2015

March 18, 2015 3:29 pm | by Janine Mooney, Editor in Chief, @JMooneyWDD | Comments

On the show floor are some very nice looking booths, and even nicer people. It seems as if a lot of companies have some exciting products and solutions coming out soon, but aren't quite ready to announce yet ...

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Photos of the Day: The Satellite 2015 Expo

March 18, 2015 2:24 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

SATELLITE 2015 had "communications solutions for every end-user of satellite communications and serves a wide range of markets including: commercial, enterprise, broadcast, broadband, scientific research, maritime ...

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Stanford SystemX Seeks to Make Information Technologies More Pervasive

March 18, 2015 12:33 pm | by Andy Myers and Tom Abate, Stanford | Comments

The university that pioneered research collaborations between academia and industry has expanded from a device-driven to a systems-level view of how to ignite innovation. The shift involves a change in name and philosophy at what had been the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems (CIS) ...

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Photos of the Day: Wearable Devices & Cartoon Avatars at SXSW

March 18, 2015 12:17 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Comments

My last day at SXSW I cruised the showroom floor and tried out some of the wearable devices on display, made a cartoon avatar of myself, and learned more about the Internet of Tomorrow ...

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The Latest Way to Pay Someone from Your Phone: Facebook

March 18, 2015 11:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook's Messenger app will soon let you send your friends money, the latest in a crowded field of services aimed at an increasingly wireless and cashless generation ...

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Google's Moonshots, Gender Bias at South by Southwest

March 18, 2015 11:15 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor ...

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Photos of the Day: Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell at SXSW

March 16, 2015 3:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

Look who made an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) show in Austin, Texas today--Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell! WDD editor Meaghan Ziemba (@MZiembaWDD) is tweeting live from the show. Check out some of the cool pics she's snapped so far, and follow ... 

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A New Method For Making Perovskite Solar Cells

March 16, 2015 1:36 pm | by Brown University | Comments

Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells. The new method involves a room-temperature solvent bath to create perovskite crystals, rather than the blast of heat ... 

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Researchers Increase Energy Density of Lithium Storage Materials

March 16, 2015 1:31 pm | by Karlsruher Institut Fur Technologie (KIT) | Comments

The lithium ion battery currently is the most widespread battery technology. It is indispensable for devices, such as laptops, mobile phones or cameras. Current research activities are aimed at reaching higher lithium storage densities in order to increase the amount of ... 

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Photos of the Day: Live from South by Southwest (SXSW)

March 16, 2015 12:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

WDD editor Meaghan Ziemba (@MZiembaWDD) is tweeting live from the South by Southwest (SXSW) show in Austin, Texas this week. Check out some of the cool pics she's snapped so far, and follow her on Twitter for real-time updates and sneak peeks of the show ... 

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