Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 16, 2014
Canary Price: $250. Height: 6 inches. Diameter: 3 inches. Weight: 0.83 lbs. Photograph by Sam Kaplan A Multitude of Sensors You're out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and rem...
The Greatest Things Of October 2014
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 16, 2014
Nerf Combat Creatures The company's first remote-controlled dart blaster has six legs, walks like an insect, and can shoot darts 360 degrees and up to 45 feet. Plus, it will almost assuredly scare any opponent into submission. $60 courtesy Nerf This article originally appeared in the October 2014 is...
The Bike That Never Needs Repairs
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 16, 2014
Priority Bicycles Sam Kaplan Every mechanic knows that moving parts break down over time, and David Weiner, founder of Priority Bicycles, knows it better than most. Weiner spent six years as a bike mechanic in his hometown of Walnut Creek, California, and much of his job was spent fixing the same ha...
Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The United States?
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 15, 2014
Who Is Running Interceptor Towers? Homeland On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers?--?surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of the interceptors were found in the United Stat...
Augmented Reality Visor Will Overlay Data On The Real World
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 09, 2014
Terminator Vision Orion Pictures Playing a first-person shooter like Call of Duty with a virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift or the Sony Morpheus seems like a recipe for ultra-realistic gaming bliss - until you sprint after virtual Germans and plow right into your actual living room wall. ?...
The 10 Best Things From September 2014
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 04, 2014
Parrot''s Jumping Sumo Courtesy Matt Wiechec Each month at Popular Science, we sift through a mountain of new products-everything from gadgets and tools to books and movies-so that you don''t have to. View the gallery below to see?10 of our?favorite things hitting the shelves (or are already on them...
DARPA''s Silicon "System On A Chip" Is Pretty
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 02, 2014
DARPA ELASTx Microchip ELASTx stands for "Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs" DARPA The future of silicon transmitters looks a lot like an 8-bit adventure game. Developed by DARPA, the?Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs (ELASTx) is a complete, all-on-one chip system that ...
The 10 Best Things From August 2014
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 02, 2014
Mission Bicycles Lumen Biking at night means extra accessories-unless you're riding the Lumen. Mission Bicycles worked with reflective-coating company Halo to turn an entire bike frame into a reflector. Like a cat's eye, it looks dark gray until light hits it and bounces it back to its source. $500 ...
A Glimpse Of The Foldscope
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 02, 2014
The game-changing paper microscope is more than meets the eye. With the strength to magnify 2,000 times, the durability to survive a three-story drop, and a price tag less than $1, the Foldscope is helping to diagnose disease--and inspire future scientists--all over the world.
The Week In Numbers: Exoskeletons, Wildfires, And A Drone That Never Learned To Swim
Popular Science - Gadgets, September 02, 2014
RoboShipbuilder Daewoo, via New Scientist 66: the weight, in pounds, this Korean-made robotic exoskeleton can help shipbuilders lift.? 209: area, in square miles, that have been burned by wildfires in California since last week. The fires destroyed at least eight homes and disrupted?SETI''s search f...
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