For the first time, biophysicists have measured the molecular force required to mechanically transmit function-regulating signals within a cell. A new laboratory method, named the tension gauge tether approach, has made it possible to detect and measure the mechanics of the single-molecule interaction by which human cell receptors are activated.
We knew that the Kinect would be coming to Windows eventually, but it looks like Xbox One's groundbreaking new Kinect sensor won't be stuck tethered to a console for long. Microsoft has just announced that the new and improved motion tracking system will definitely be hitting Windows sometime next year—exactly when, though, remains hazy. Read more...
Larry Page just picked up another bird for his flying craft collection, and this plane doesn't even carry passengers. In fact, it's not used for transportation at all -- the aircraft is tethered to the ground. Google X, the tech giant's experimental arm, recently acquired the device's designer, Makani Power. Show More Summary
Search giant Google is acquiring Makani Power, the maker of airborne wind turbines. The turbines are tethered wings that generate power by flying in large circles, which the company says eliminates 90% of the material needed in conventional wind turbines. Show More Summary
Google confirmed to Bloomberg Businesweek today that it bought Makani Power, a company that makes airborne turbines that collect wind power and delivers it to the ground via a tethered cable. Makani Power will become part of Google X,...Show More Summary
How do you get a black bear down from a tree? Leave it alone and let it climb down … or, you tranquilize it and tether it to a crane. This from Business Times: "According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, a female black bear climbed and...
After a market debut marred by technical glitches and a deep dive in the company’s stock price, Facebook has spent the past year focused on its biggest weaknesses: how to make money and keep its more than 1 billion users tethered to the social network. Read full article >>
Biomimetic big cat needs no power cord, just a walker Video Fast, agile robots for reconnaissance and rescue have been under development for half a decade or more, but they all have needed to be tethered to a power cable. Now MIT thinks it has cut the leash with a battery powered "cheetah" capable of outrunning a human.…
We measured BlueFlame’s cable at just short of two meters from end to end, or right around six and a half feet long. For almost any household use it’s plenty, allowing you to to not have to be tethered to the wall or a computer. Despite the added length, charging speeds aren’t slowed at all. Show More Summary
With a 13.1 inch tall mid-sized model, Helical Robotics’s HR-MP series robots can scale immense wind turbines to inspect them for damage. Unlike the similar tethered prototype GE and International Climbing Machines began developing last year, these wheeled robots are wireless. Show More Summary
CamFind - Search with Your Phone is a powerful mobile search engine for iPhone that tethers the real world and the internet for easy, accurate results. Here are more apps you might like: Blurtt Gives Photophiles the Ability to Add Captions to an Image
As the only electrical sockets to be found at Barcelona Airport are in the toilets I had to set up shop here. My mobile phone battery was so low after tethering. The glamourous life of the travel blogger. Pin It You may also enjoyHeron Crossing: View from my Office 27 March 2013Staying in contact while [...]Show More Summary
If you've ever been on the set of a professional photography shoot, you'll notice the photographer doesn't just rely on a single camera-mounted flash. Instead, they use a series of strategically positioned flashes, all tethered together so they function as one, to precisely control where and how much light is hitting the subject. Show More Summary
This is Steve Kennedy, editor of “T” magazine (formerly the Pentecostal Testimony) writing in the May/June issue: Pentecost Sunday trails around the calendar tethered to the date of Easter. This year it lands on May 19, which happens to be the Sunday of Victoria Day weekend in Canada, commonly known as “May Two-Four” weekend — […]
When we first met the team from Vivix their wild MIDI guitar, the Jamstik, promised a unique music-making experience thanks to a tether that connected it to a computer or iOS device. In the few short months since CES, however, they're...Show More Summary
No one has yet to unseat Jawbone's Jambox from the Bluetooth speaker throne, but the king of the heap is starting to show its age, leaving room for feature-packed competitors to challenge its reign. Creative hopes its updated Airwave...Show More Summary
The iPhone and iPad are great devices, but unfortunately, Apple heavily tethers them to iTunes, which is a bloated, slow, and feature-poor program compared to some of its competitors. Here's how to migrate your music to a new player and keep syncing your iOS devices without iTunes. Read more...
The SUREswivel uses six anchors instead of just one stake for a more secure tether for your pets, and can hold up to 1000lbs. of force. It also lets you use leashes that you already have; plus, its dual bearing design prevents tangles. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $50
Last winter, I drove a 2013 Kia Sorento on vacation; we packed the three-row crossover full of gear and passengers, including two toddlers and their child-safety seats. The plan was to put the kids in the third row, freeing up...
Tethered shooting is connecting a computer to the camera when you shoot so the pictures you take a downloaded to the computer rather than (or in addition) to a memory card. Usually, the camera and computer are connected by cable, hence...Show More Summary