New Airport Screening Method May Finally End the Absurd Liquid Ban

It looks like the days of shampoo bottles striking fear into the hearts of airport security everywhere might be numbered. Thanks to Los Alamos scientists, a new type of detection technology could give airports the tools they need to finally tell if a liquid is a potential threat—all with one simple scan. » 11/25/13 4:00pm 11/25/13 4:00pm

Feeding Digital Images Through This Mirror Will Warp Your Mind

There's a lot of lore about what we see in mirrors, or what happens if we go through the looking glass. And this vaguely sinister app offers some control of the situation. Unsigned Mirror is an openFrameworks Windows and Mac app written by the art and technology group Unsigned Long Long. It creates slit-scan craziness… » 9/01/13 1:15pm 9/01/13 1:15pm

A Handheld 3D Scanner Could Let You Upload Your Whole World

3D printing is more popular and accessible than ever, and printers are on course to get even cheaper soon. But printing is only one side of the equation; what about taking 3D pictures? There's a convenient, handheld gadget in the works that could do just that, and way cheaper than anything else has before. » 7/31/13 3:32pm 7/31/13 3:32pm

American Airlines Brings Cellphone Boarding Passes to O'Hare

Chicago's O'Hare airport, the second busiest in the world, is set to join several other airports serviced by Delta and Continental in offering passengers the option to use their cellphones as boarding passes » 11/13/08 6:30pm 11/13/08 6:30pm. The service will be available to passengers departing from Los Angeles International and John Wayne Orange…

British Vauxhall Cars Have New Camera That Scans Signs, Displays…

Although various GPS units already have the ability to display the current speed limit (they're pre-programmed in) of the road you're on, this Vauxhall Motors invention seems even better. There's a camera on-board that takes 30 snaps per second, then recognizing speed limit signs and translating that to a number to… » 7/03/08 3:30pm 7/03/08 3:30pm