Ever thought of using your legs to generate electricity? Or dancing to power up light bulbs? Well, this could one day be possible, scientists say.
There is a ne[...]
TINY & MIGHTY
It's small and light, needs no hands to operate and can be worn on your ear. Make a guess - what is it? It's a computer that weighs just 17 grams!
TRACKING YOUR EVERY STEP
Tracking systems are very useful. They can track people, vehicles and even pets. They are used in wireless maps to tell you exactly how to get to your d[...]
NOT FOR FUN
Are the soldiers of South and North Korea having fun playing Xbox games? Certainly not.
Microsoft's Xbox gaming machine is helping to keep watch on the border. It wil[...]
In France, there is a special substitute studentÂ that will attend school for you if you're too sick to go to school. It's a robot that has beenÂ designed to allo[...]
NOT JUST IN THE MOVIES ANYMORE
In science-fiction stories and some futuristic movies, cars can fly at the touch of a button. Well, this fantasy may very well come true soon.
STYLUS PEN & FINGER NOT REQUIRED
Never thought that using a brush on your tablet screen could be possible? The Nomad Brush lets you do exactly that - digital painting on the i[...]
LIZARDS FOR WHIZARDS
The idea of robots that cling to walls is a great one, isn't it? Do you know that the technology was created after studying how lizards stick on walls?
THIS ROBOT BEHAVES LIKE A LIZARD
Abigaille can stick to walls and not fall off. It can even walk along walls. But it's not a lizard. It's a robot!
Scientists at the European Sp[...]
Have you ever taken a selfie? You know, those photographs that you take of yourself using a smartphone or webcam? The word "selfie" was named the new word of the yea[...]
JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES
Protesters held a demonstration (protest) in Washington, DC, USA on December 16, 2013. They were dressed as spies and posed with equipment such as fake "sh[...]
IT'S SMOKIN' HOT!
What an exciting event it isÂ - an island appearing out of nowhere! Japan's newest islet has caused quite a lot of buzz in the news.Â Some people thought it was [...]
MAKE AN ANCIENT FRIEND TODAY
Who is the oldest person you have ever met? Perhaps it's your great-grandfather?
Well, have you ever met anyone as old as Dinosaur Sue? If you have n[...]
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR ANIMAL FRIENDS?
Hi kids! Here's a little quiz to find out what you know about our animal friends. If you have been visiting The Whiz Times regularly, thi[...]
ROCKETS, LUNAR ROVERS & MORE!
There are lots of exciting things happening in outer space these days. Enjoy the slideshow to find out what our astronauts and rockets are up to![...]
WHAT GREAT HELP THESE ROBOTS ARE!
Robots can do so many different things. These latest robots from Japan can help farmers pick strawberries, entertain us with music and [...]
Cuteness combined with Technology!
The Whiz Times brought you a story about the world's first robot astronaut named "Kirobo" and how he was sent to the International Space Station[...]
It fits the curve of your face!
LG Electronics has unveiled a curved-screen smartphone namedÂ the "G-Flex". But despite its name, the G-Flex phone does not bend, butÂ uses flexibl[...]
Its name is Wabian-2!
In Japan, there is a group of people known as 'robot researchers'...you guessed right, they study or research robots! Recently, they've been wondering how to[...]
Can Apple's iPad get even better?
Apple's iPad line got even more fancy yesterday 23 October. It announced aÂ slimmer version of its top-selling full-size tablet computer, called t[...]
Let's find out soon!
Do you know what 'anomalous aerial phenomena' means? It's a really big term for UFO sightings! And now, Peru's air force has said it is bringing back a depa[...]
A State-of-the-art New Campus!
Apple's plan to build an amazing new campus crowned with a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters was cleared for launch earlier this week.Â [...]
Not 1 but 3 Chemists!
Their names are Martin Karplus (US-Austrian), Michael Levitt (US-British) and Arieh Warshel (US and Israel) and they won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry yester[...]
It is one of the most important discoveries in Science. Watch this animated video on Higgs-Boson.
You must have read by now about this year's Nobel PrizeÂ for PhysicsÂ awarded to tw[...]
It's definitely Nobel season!Â
The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics are announced. The prize was given out for one of the most important discoveries in science. Wh[...]
A car that drives itself and glasses that translate a menu as you read it are just some of the things you can seeÂ at a Tokyo gadget fairÂ that began on earl[...]
Have you ever heard of technology that people can wear? In a fashion show that was definitely for tech whizzes, models wearing Google Glass eyewear, Pe[...]
An Even Better Search Experience!
Most of you reading this would have used Google at some point. Maybe it was to find some information for a class project? But ifÂ you Google "[...]
They are Off!
The Whiz Times brings you many stories about space because we think there is something just super awesome about being able to travel there. If you are a Space Whiz[...]
Isn't Technology Just Awesome?
An amazing car has been unveiled by Australian road safety researchers. It's so amazing because it actually reads the driver's mind to keep him or[...]
Farmer Sleeps, Robot Works!
Believe it or not: In Japan there is a robotÂ that picks ripe strawberries as the farmer sleeps! This new robotic farmer wasÂ unveiled in JapanÂ yeste[...]
No More 'Berry Thumb'!
Remember we brought you a story last month aboutÂ smartphone BlackBerry, and that it was probably going to sell itself in order to survive? Well the deal[...]
He Already has Thousands of Followers!
Yesterday, the 20th of September, was a very important day for technology whizzes around the world. Why? Because Apple's two brand new i[...]
The Outer Space Quiz for Whiz people
Hello Whiz People,
This is a quiz for all you outer space enthusiasts! If you've been following The Whiz Times lately, the answer[...]
BlackBerry Falls Behind in this World full of Smartphones!
In a world full of new smartphones such as the iPhone and Android phones, the good old BlackBerry is struggling to m[...]
Â Connect to Facebook with Any Kind of Mobile Phone!
All you Facebook users: It doesn't matter if you don't have a fancy smartphone. You can still connect toÂ Facebook no matter[...]
Human-Powered Helicopter Wins US Prize
A helicopter that's powered by a person riding a bicycle? Yes, that's right! And it won an award too! A Canadian-built helicopter that i[...]
AND THE FIRST ANDROID TO TRAVEL TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IS...
In a scene straight out of Star Wars, a tiny robot wearing bright red boots answered questions from [...]
HE INVENTED MANY OTHER COMPUTER-RELATED THINGS TOO!
What is something you use every day, especially if you're using a computer? That's right, it isÂ the computer mouse. In some[...]
We're Going on an Asteroid Hunt!
You've probably heard of hunting for treasure. But have you ever heard of asteroid hunting? NASA has announced a Grand ChallengeÂ toÂ get citize[...]
GIANT BALLOONS TO BRING INTERNET TO THE WORLD!
You are able to read this Whiz Times story and others because you have internet access. But most of the world's population does no[...]
Â Can You Spell 'Knaidel'?
Do you remember our story about the US National Spelling Bee? Well a new champion has been crowned and he is no other than Arvind Mahankali, the US-b[...]
The 86th US National Spelling Bee Kicks off
Can you spell 'humuhumunukunukuapuaa', 'tropomyosin' and 'hoomalimali'? If you can, you could very well be a Spelling Bee champion![...]
Solar Plane tries for New World Record!
Imagine a plane that can fly day and night only on the energy from the sun? Well it really does exist and its name is Solar Impulse!Â Recent[...]
Chris Hadfield, the awesome astronaut, even recorded a music video on a spaceship!
Remember the man who answered curious questions of students live from space? Click to see that[...]
A Russian capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other small animals returned after a month! Scientists hope this trip of mice sent to space, will help th[...]
1.5 billion years old water source with chemicals found on Mars!
Question: If Dinosaurs disappeared from the surface of the earth millions of years before humans arrived on the pl[...]
No it is not what you think. Taking the two story
apartment to Mars is not the only problem
NASA is planning to bring humans for the first time to walk on Mars.
Not only tha[...]
A Chinese city is using dogs to predict earthquakes. Neighbours complain of nightly false alarms -- in the form of barking.
China is regularly hit by seismic tremors. Around 200 p[...]
Five people are feared dead after one of the
most active volcanoes in Philippines erupted.
How serious is the eruption? What is the name of the Philippines Volcano?
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