Researchers have identified a mysterious polio-like disease in five children in California. The emerging infection that mimics the worst symptoms of polio was found over a one-year period by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
Darpa, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has awarded IBM a $3.5 million contract to work on its Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) project to develop electronics that can self-destruct.
Researchers from Wakayama Prefecture in Japan have created a computer mouse that is operable via breath. The new device will allow physically impaired users to operate a computer and move the cursor without using their hands.