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  • Aims to turn the "Google Glass project into something with a genuine commercial future"
  • Google "specifically targeted consumer electronics experts from Amazon's Lab126 for the project"
  • Amazon plans to lay off dozens of its own engineers; poor sales of its Fire phone and higher-end tablets
  • Metallic nanoparticles are embedded into graphene; it becomes a "useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications."
  • "Could replace expensive metals like platinum in catalytic fuel-cell applications in which oxygen & hydrogen are converted to water and electricity."
  • "The Air Force Office of Scientific Research [...] supported the research."
  • "Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments(LFEX) has been boosted to produce a beam with a peak power of 2,000 trillion watts."
  • "Incredibly short duration, approximately a trillionth of a second or one picosecond."
  • "A billion times more powerful than a typical stadium floodlight."
  • "The Immortus is an electric car built to generate its own power through some 7 sq m (75 sq ft) of solar photovoltaic paneling."
  • 10 kWh lithium-ion phosphate battery compared to Tesla Model S 85 kWh battery pack
  • "If conditions are sunny, the inbuilt solar panels alone will let you drive at more than 60 km/h (37 mph) for an unlimited distance."
  • prototype reads brainwaves using sensor that rests on the forehead;
  • another that attaches to the ear using a clip. entirely hands-free
  • could help improve accessibility for disabled users
  • "The two batteries, along with the accompanying transformers and generators, have a price tag of $10 million. "
  • "From Sacramento to San Diego, California is pushing utilities to invest in dozens of costly and, in some cases, highly experimental projects designed to store massive amounts of electricity."
  • Google has been working on driverless car technology since 2010 and has said it expects to have a finished product by 2020.
  • Uber's self-driving car technology puts the company in direct competition with one of its biggest investors: Google
  • "For Uber, driverless cars eliminate its largest cost: the driver. By the end of 2014, the rideshare startup employed about 160,000 drivers across the globe."
  • "The 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display weighs 1.9 kilograms and is less than a millimeter thick. "
  • "The company said its display strategy will center on OLED technology. According to a press release, the head of LG Display's OLED business unit, Sang-Deog Yeo, said "OLED represents a groundbreaking technology" not only for the company, but also for the industry.
  • can be programmed to change shape and form, from stars and hearts to letters from the alphabet.
  • "Femtosecond lasers were first pioneered by MIT and are typically used in micromachining and carrying out laser eye surgery. But because they move so rapidly, they're also safe for human touch."
  • Wearable designer intends to minimize drownings, which result in 372,000 deaths a year.
  • The wristband has a lever that triggers a CO2 cartridge to fill a small pouch, which in turn becomes the flotation device.
  • "Other than the traditional life vest, there haven't been any other attempts [at tackling the problem]."
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