Austin, Texas, this week became second U.S. community to be chosen to receive Google Fiber. In Austin, people are excited about the potential for innovation and to bridge the digital access divide. But an academic in Kansas City, where Google Fiber started, says their experience has been different.
Researchers at Brown University are putting people to sleep -- in the name of research. They're trying to determine what people dream, and what it means, by subjecting people to MRI scans as they dream, and then waking them up and asking what they were dreaming about.
Peugeot's hoping to revolutionize the hybrid car market with a little bit of air. Rather than storing energy in a complex system of batteries, Peugeot is building a car that will store energy in an air tank. And they're seeing strong results in fuel savings.
The U.S. federal courts are being forced to apply 1976 law to modern digital innovations. With respect to two new digital services, judges took two different paths, ruling one was compliant with federal copyright law, while another was not.
A bill to keep the government operating through the end of September contained an unrelated provision that protects genetically modified food. While some say it's unconstitutional, a provision of the bill prohibits the courts from pulling an unsafe genetically modified product from the market.
A cyber attack hit South Korean broadcasters and banks Wednesday, causing computers to crash, display an error message, or worse. Though the origin of the attack could take weeks, intelligence officials aren't ruling out North Korea as the culprit.
As technology miniaturizes and becomes more powerful, it's becoming increasingly capable of helping with everyday tasks. Both professional and amateur athletes are becoming increasingly interested in tracking their workouts with technology.
Though people are capable of telling a lot of lies, it's often difficult to tell when others are the ones stretching the truth. A group of engineers have developed a lie-detecting kiosk that uses facial landmarks to detect deception. The technology could become the newest form of border security.
A 3-dimensional printer has aided a group of bioengineers in creating a life-like human ear, which could revolutionize bioengineering. But the possibilities stretch far and wide, with one start-up creating 3-D printer for the public it hopes will encourage creativity.
A detailed report from an American computer security firm links members of a sophisticated Chinese cyber hacking group to the Chinese military. Chinese officials have rejected any allegations of involvement, but U.S. authorities are hoping China's new leaders will take a new path.