Katie Toth takes us to see how building robots can help kids learn about science and technology.
Earlier this month, New Jersey banned car manufacturers from selling vehicles directly to consumers. Cars have been sold through dealership networks for decades, but this rule was targeted directly at one company — Tesla — the upstart electric car maker.
Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey — and others across the country — are pushing bills that would ban the use of wearable computers like Google Glass behind the wheel. But Google’s pushing back against the bill, launching a lobbying and publicity campaign to fight what they consider “misconceptions” about Glass — which include the idea that they’re distracting for drivers.
Two scientists from the Brainwave Music Project have developed technology that transforms brainwaves into music. Our brains perform this kind of “data mapping” almost constantly, but the software to harness it has only just been developed. These two innovators say the technology could make electronic music more accessible. But would you really want to listen to the music your brain makes?
ExxonMobil agreed to pay a total of 19.5 million dollars, when it settled the lawsuit that New York State filed seven years ago. Carolin Wood is a mother and grad student living in Greenpoint. She hadn’t heard about the grants. WOOD: Oh I think that’s great. It’s about time, it’s sad that it took this long. It […]
The World Bank’s plan to map Africa’s mineral resources could also provide useful clues for geologists.
Comcast is asking the federal government for permission to by Time Warner Cable, a $45 billion deal that critics say won’t improve broadband speed.
HOST INTRO: Companies like Johnson & Johnson and General Electric are selling greener products to appeal to customers concerned about the environment. They say these products can serve their bottom line, but are just one piece in a push for better environmental practices. Claire Pires has the story. According to Trucost, an environmental data company, […]
HOST: The social media industry’s buzzing this week over Facebook’s announcement it’s buying Whatsapp for $19 billion dollars. That’s a pretty big price tag for something that’s basically a cheaper version of a text message. At Social Media Week in Chelsea, it seemed these kinds of apps geared for smaller communications, as opposed to the […]
Apple’s deal with China Mobile could put the iPhone into as many as 750 million new subscribers. During Apple’s January Quarterly earnings CEO Tim Cook said the company is poised to dominate. However initial sales disappointed some analysts and Apple’s share price dipped briefly.