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MLB's Winter Meetings Stocked With Baseball Gadgets

At Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, general managers didn't just shop for free-agent players or discuss potential trades. According to The New York Times, they also browsed a trade show with a bevy of gadgets -- including the popular hand-sized radar gun and a smartphone app for concessions and souvenirs -- that could not only improve their teams, but also make a trip to the...

'Plane Finder AR' Lets You Point Your iPhone Skyward to Track Airplanes

iPhone geeks can now indulge their inner air-traffic controller, thanks to a new app that takes all of the guesswork out of the classic 'Bird-Plane-Superman' trinary. The app, called 'Plane Finder AR,' combines augmented reality with data from virtual radar maps to track commercial planes passing overhead. All you have to do is point your iPhone at an aircraft, snap a photo, and the app will...

Swedish Driver, Eluding Radar, Faces Up to $962K Ticket for Driving 180 MPH

Before your author relocated to New York, he had incurred exactly one speeding ticket, for driving 80 mph in the express lane of a 65 mph highway. The California Highway Patrol officer involved -- who, your author feels it is important to point out, was no even-tempered Erik "Ponch" Estrada -- angrily, if not threateningly, berated him for the danger he posed to other drivers on the road. Without...

NASA Radar-Ready Rover Helps Solve Murder Case

Share If the whole space exploration gig doesn't work out, NASA might have a future in solving crimes... on Earth. According to Popular Science, a NASA rover equipped with ground-penetrating radar technology recently helped solve an 18-year-old California murder case. Back in 1991, Dawn Sanchez vanished after having last been seen in the car of her boyfriend, Bernardo Bass. Bass was a suspect,...

Experts Re-Create Nazi 'Stealth' Fighter to Test Tech

The last remaining Horten 2-29, a Nazi fighter plane from World War II, is stored in a U.S. government warehouse akin to the one at the end of 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.' With a mostly pressed-wood body and a sleek all-wing design, it looks like something created in Hollywood, too. But this aircraft isn't just a pretty piece of painted plywood. It very well could have changed...

Cloaking Device May Make Cell Phone Static Vanish

There has been plenty of research into cloaking devices, but while scientists are still working their way towards the visible light spectrum they seem to be having the best luck with microwaves. Most recently, a new metamaterial made from over 10,000 individual pieces of fiberglass has been used to cloak a bump on a flat mirrored surface -- the material prevents microwaves from being scattered,...

Better Pitching Through Technology

Whether you're the office softball team's hurler looking to improve, or the entire Phillies bullpen searching for a prayer, RevFire may be the answer. The new pitcher's tool features two bionic balls that look and feel like the regulation stuff, but have sensors embedded deep within. Those sensors allow the system's hand-held monitor to track speed, rotation speed and the number of pitches...