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Google to Give Developers First Project Ara Hardware for Modular Smartphones

Project Ara, Google's ambitious plan to create customizable modular smartphones, just moved one step closer to becoming reality. The tech giant is now accepting applications from developers interested in receiving development boards,...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley is one step closer to being its own state. No, really.

Silicon Valley-based billionaire venture capitalist Timothy Draper has a dream: Six Californias. He's the major backer of a proposal that would split the nation's most populated state into six parts -- creating the new states of Jefferson, North California, Central California, South California, West California and Silicon Valley. And now his dream is a teensy bit closer […]

Google Partners With Novartis To Make Smart Contact Lenses

The partnership could have huge implications in the development of tiny, invisible computers. Google's smart contact lenses are one step closer to becoming a reality. Read Full Story

Mariachi Radiohead Cover Featured In Animated Day Of The Dead Movie Book Of Life

The upcoming animated film Book Of Life has already got people pretty excited. It’s produced by Guillermo Del Toro, it’s got Ron Perlman, and it’s inspired by Day Of The Dead mythology (if anything it might get us one step closer to a Grim Fandango movie), but now there’s a whole other reason to get [...]

Google’s smart contact lens is one step closer to your eyeball

So long Google Glass, hello Google Eye. Google and Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis announced this morning that they will be collaborating on bringing Google’s smart contact lens technology, which contains sensors for tracking things like blood glucose levels for diabetics, to consumers. Google announced the smart lens project back in January, but at the time […]

Phil Mickelson Drank $40K Bottle of Wine Out of Claret Jug

After Phil Mickelson took one step closer to winning the career Grand Slam when he won the British Open last year, he celebrated by drinking a $40,000 bottle of wine out of the Claret Jug. According to Golf Channel, "one of his friends...Show More Summary

Genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood

The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Stem cell researchers have discovered two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.

The First Production Version of the HondaJet Takes Flight

The first production version of the highly anticipated HondaJet flew for the first time in late June, bringing the aircraft one step closer to first deliveries in 2015. The company says that production is on schedule for the twin-engine light jet. Show More Summary

3D printing one step closer to mainstream as Home Depot starts stocking MakerBot

Home Depot is bringing a high-tech twist to its do-it-yourself wares. The world’s largest home-improvement chain now sells 3D printers from MakerBot in a dozen of its stores across California, New York, and Illinois, MakerBot announced today. Show More Summary

Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood

MADISON, Wis. — The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Scientists Find Genetic Recipe to Turn Stem Cells to Blood

The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality.

SpaceX Spaceport In Texas Gets FAA Go-Ahead

The private spaceflight company is now one step closer to launching craft from its own facilities. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this week gave SpaceX permission to launch its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy spacecraft from a private site in Cameron County, Texas. Read Full Story

Are we there yet? A century of the smartwatch in pictures

With two Google-powered smartwatches currently on sale, and the circular Moto 360 already causing a stir among design geeks, wearables are one step closer to securing a place on our wrists. And while many of us aren't ready to strap on a Gear Live, G...

‘Locke & Key’ Comic Book Adaptation Acquires a New Writer

'Locke & Key', the comic book series by Joe Hill, is one step closer to becoming a movie as Universal taps Albert Torres to pen the script.

Only Four Chefs Remain on 'Hell's Kitchen'

Tonight, four chefs moved one step closer to becoming the winner of HELL’S KITCHEN, after a dramatic dinner service during which Joy Parham-Thomas

Silicon oxide for better computer memory: Use of porous silicon oxide reduces forming voltage, improves manufacturability

A breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods.

D-Wave raises $28.3M, wants to make quantum computers a hit

With new funding for one company selling computers aimed at quantum computation, quantum computing could be a step closer to widespread attainment.

Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye

Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods. read more

The Senate has advanced a bill to legalize cell phone unlocking

We're one step closer to a world where it's no longer a huge chore to take your existing cell phone to another network. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that'd make it easier for you to "unlock" your cell phone so that you can port it to a different carrier — […]

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