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TECH 19 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM

Now you see it, now you don't: invisibility cloak nears reality

A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.

Technology 18 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

All you need to know about 3D

Fad or not, 3D is making a big push into the home this year. Here's a primer on what the technology is all about.

TECH 29 Sep 2014 | 1:47 PM

New York scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's

Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.

TECH 08 May 2016 | 10:30 PM

How your phone might give your kid a short attention span

Parents who turn to smartphones and tablets to break up the tedium of caring for an infant around the clock may be teaching their babies to have a short attention span, a small study suggests.

TECH 24 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM

Bracelet to help blind people navigate in the works

As the trend for wearable technology continues, using fashion accessories as an extension of your smartphone is becoming increasingly common.

TECH 29 Oct 2015 | 5:00 AM

Tractor beams of science fiction becoming a reality

The tractor beam, a staple of science fiction including Star Wars and Star Trek that is employed to grab spaceships and other things remotely, is entering the realm of reality.

TECH 02 Dec 2018 | 10:00 PM

Caltech scientists develop AR headset that turns the optical world into aural English

To assist the blind in navigating unfamiliar places, scientists at Caltech in the US state of California have developed an augmented reality technology housed within a portable headset that gives objects a voice.

TECH 30 Jul 2018 | 3:30 AM

‘Electronic skin’ developed at Johns Hopkins allows amputees to feel sensations in prosthetic hands

When Gyorgy Levay lost parts of all four extremities, including most of his left arm, to meningitis in 2010, he resolved to make the best of a bad situation.

TECH 23 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

Watch out in a world of connected objects, cyber specialists warn

In the brave new inter-connected world heralded by the Internet of Things (IoT), so-called “ransomware” attacks could have as their source something quite mundane and yet present in ever more modern households.