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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:59:49 -0400
Twitter's Periscope new rival for Meerkat
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:19:00 -0400Twitter has unveiled Periscope, its live-streaming app to rival Meerkat and other emerging apps that have captured the attention of the social media industry. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Jockey motion tracking reveals racing prowess
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:23:00 -0400Using motion tracking technology, researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are trying to establish an optimum horse riding style to train junior jockeys, as well as enhance safety, health and well-being of both racehorses and jockeys. Matthew Stock reports.
Facebook ups its messenger game
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:12:00 -0400Facebook is taking another step towards making its users into consumers for its growing base of advertisers, by expanding its messenger service features. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Forrester's Elliott-Facebook messenger platform will succeed
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:03:41 -0400Facebook's move to make its messenger app into a platform will ultimately be a good move, says Forrester's Nate Elliott, but there could be some backlash from users along the way. Bobbi Rebell reports
Rocket blasts off carrying U.S. Air Force GPS satellite
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:59:00 -0400A U.S. Air Force GPS IIF-9 satellite launches aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket into semi-synchronous orbit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Supermassive black hole detector ready for business
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:31:00 -0400Construction of the world's largest and most powerful observatory designed to detect and analyze gamma rays has been completed in Mexico. Gamma ray particles are considered the most energetic in the universe and scientists hope to use the observatory to learn more about the supernovas and black holes that produce them. Ben Gruber reports.
Smartphone use changing our brain and thumb interaction: researchers
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:10:00 -0400European researchers say our smartphone use offers scientists an ideal testing ground for human brain plasticity. Dr Ako Ghosh's team discovered that the brains and thumbs of smartphone users interact differently from those who use old-fashioned handsets. Jim Drury went to meet him.
Robot stays on its feet despite punishment
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:07:00 -0400Robotic engineers have modelled a two-legged robot to be fast and agile like an ostrich...and able to withstand physical abuse meted out by its creators. Ben Gruber has more.
Tumors grown in dishes could help customize cancer treatment
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:32:00 -0400Researchers are using laser light to probe tiny samples of tumors to gauge their metabolic activity when dosed with a variety of cancer drugs. Their goal is to pinpoint the most effective drugs for patients on an individual basis by growing and scanning pieces of their tumor in the lab before they begin chemo. Ben Gruber reports.
Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:53:00 -0400With the Kasane Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade about to begin in Botswana, part of the answer to rampant poaching may lie in drones. Jim Drury reports.
DIY robotics device developed
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:37:00 -0400Polish scientists develop a robotic device that enables hobbyists to build and program their own robots for various tasks. Sharon Reich reports.
Hands-free steering coming to Tesla
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:42:00 -0400Tesla unveiled software upgrades that will include allowing drivers to go hands-free, about a year ahead of the competition. It also has a feature that wil warn Model S drivers before they run out of battery power. Bobbi Rebell reports.
S&P Capital IQ's Efraim Levy "underwhelmed" by Tesla news
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:47:00 -0400S&P Capital IQ's Efraim Levy talks about Tesla's new software aimed at calming so-called "range anxiety" of drivers worried about running out of power, and why he is maintaining a hold on the stock.
Smart fabric gives athletes intelligent feedback
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:17:00 -0400Xelflex is wearable technology that its inventor believes combines science with fashion. Matthew Stock reports.
Palestinian students design vest to help the blind navigate
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:56:00 -0400Palestinian students from a university in Hebron invent what they call "Smart Assist System for Blind people"; a vest that facilitates movement. Jim Drury reports.
Facebook content guidelines set tone for others- Max Wolff
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:20:00 -0400Manhattan Venture Partnes Max Wolff says Facebook's clarification of its content guidelines will influence how other social networks deal with similar issues. Bobbi Rebell reports.
A mother’s quest to cure her son
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:28:00 -0400Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman's could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber reports.
Community based innovation promotes sustainable development in Madagascar
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:41:00 -0400A new ecovillage built with sustainable and locally sourced material in Madagascar hopes to inspire other local initiatives to preserve and recreate the biodiversity of the country. Sharon Reich reports.
Horse dung has scientists on scent of antibiotic success
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:22:00 -0400The key to creating the next generation of antibiotics could lie in horse dung, according to researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bonn. Jim Drury reports.
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