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Using Google Glass in Surgical Settings?

Using Google Glass in Surgical Settings?

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training.   Personal portable information technology is advancing at a breathtaking speed. Google has recently introduced Glass, a device that is worn like conventional glasses, but that combines a computerized [...]

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New Materials, Electronics Dissolve When Told To

New Materials, Electronics Dissolve When Told To

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could collect climate information, then wash away in the rain.   It’s a new [...]

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Enhanced Autopilot System to Prevent Accidents

Enhanced Autopilot System to Prevent Accidents

Thirty lines of computer code might have saved Air France flight 447, and 228 passengers and crew aboard, from plunging into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, according to new research by Carlos Varela, an associate professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Varela and his research group have developed a computer system [...]

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Logical Circuits Built Using Living Slime Molds

Logical Circuits Built Using Living Slime Molds

A future computer might be a lot slimier than the solid silicon devices we have today. In a study published in the journal Materials Today, European researchers reveal details of logic units built using living slime molds, which might act as the building blocks for computing devices and sensors.   Andrew Adamatzky (University of the [...]

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Thinnest LEDs Stronger, More Energy Efficient

Thinnest LEDs Stronger, More Energy Efficient

Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As devices get smaller and faster, there is more demand for such semiconductors that are tinier, stronger and more energy [...]

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Future Electronics: Super-Efficient Hard Drives

Future Electronics: Super-Efficient Hard Drives

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI demonstrate how the magnetic structure can be altered quickly in novel materials. The effect could be used in efficient hard drives of the future.   Data on a hard drive is stored by flipping small magnetic domains. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and [...]

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An electronic tongue can identify brands of beer

An electronic tongue can identify brands of beer

Researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue. The discovery, published in the journal Food Chemistry, is accurate in almost 82% of cases.   Beer is the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world. Now, scientists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have led a study [...]

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Ultra-Thin Flexible Transparent Electronics Can Wrap Around a Hair

Ultra-Thin Flexible Transparent Electronics Can Wrap Around a Hair

Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair without damaging the electronics. This opens up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent sensors that are literally easy on the eye.   Niko Münzenrieder submerges a ficus leaf in water containing pieces [...]

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New Magnetic Behaviour in Nanoparticles Could Lead to Even Smaller Digital Memories

New Magnetic Behaviour in Nanoparticles Could Lead to Even Smaller Digital Memories

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) have created a new behaviour in magnetic core/shell nanoparticles. It could lead to the creation of even smaller and higher capacity digital memories.   Electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets spur on a scientific race to [...]

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World Record: Wireless Data Transmission at 100 Gbit/S

World Record: Wireless Data Transmission at 100 Gbit/S

Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic node points, and to make network extension economically feasible. In the current issue of the nature photonics magazine, researchers present a method [...]

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