Researchers develop app that detects jaundice in newborns with a click

BiliCam app detects jaundice in newborns

Newborn babies are prone to jaundice. In order to let medics and parents detect jaundice in infants real early, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a mobile app, which helps diagnose jaundice in babies by clicking a picture. Called the BiliCam, the app uses smartphone camera, flash and a business card-sized color calibration card to provide information about the infant’s bilirubin levels. Read More…

Google is developing a system of drones to deliver goods

Google Project Wing drone

Amazon and Domino’s Pizza Inc. have already invested in the development of delivery drones to provide goods to their online customers. Adding to the competition, Google is also building a fleet of drones that will deliver goods to the people much faster. Named Project Wing, the idea behind the delivery drones comes from the house of Google’s “X” lab. A team led by Nick Roy, a MIT aeronautics professor has been working on this project for two years. However, the company believes it would take years to develop a fleet of fully-functional flying drones that could achieve multiple deliveries per day.
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Jolt wearable sensor can detect head injuries in young athletes

Jolt Sensor by Ben Harvatine

Jolt Sensor is a smart concussion detection device for youth athletes. Developed by MIT graduates Ben Harvatine and Seth Berg, the wearable sensor allows parents and coaches to track and evaluate their children’s head impacts in real-time. The sensor vibrates to alert the athlete when his/her head accelerates in a potentially dangerous way. Jolt was an engineering lab project at MIT that was encouraged by Harvatine’s concussion that he suffered during a wrestling practice. Not immediately detected by doctors, Ben’s condition became worse as his brain was exposed to additional impacts.
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Iron Man suit complete with arc reactor made from cardboard

Peter Bruce Iron Man costume made from cardboard

30 August is an epic day of geek culture. Fans of sci-fi, gaming and comics will all gearing to get a glimpse of some of the neediest cosplays at the CamCon event in Cambridge. One cosplayer who is certainly going to impress one and all at the geek culture convention is 28-year-old Peter Bruce. Peter, a cinema worker by profession, has crafted an Iron Man suit from cardboard and papier mache and has painted it in the Iron Man colors. Read More…

Samsung Gear Circle: Smart wearable can act as a necklace

Samsung Gear Circle

All the major tech giants are focusing their attention more on the development of wearable gadgets these days. And it looks like, Samsung is leading the race at this moment. Yesterday we showed you the all new Gear S smartwatch unveiled by Samsung. The curved designed Tizen-based next generation wearable comes with 3G connectivity and offers smartphone experience to your wrist. However, the smartwatch is not the only wearable that was launched by the South Korean company. They also announced Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can be worn around the neck just like a necklace when not in use.
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Disney planning to use drones for innovative aerial advertisements

Disney drone patent

Disney theme park would soon be swapping traditional display techniques of puppets and fireworks with drones carrying flying displays, projection screens and animated 3D puppets. According to a patent filed by Disney, it would be exploring possibilities of flying robots as new form of advertising to attract customers to its theme parks. Read More…

3-D printed bump keys can pick almost any lock

3D printable bump keys by Jos Weyers & Christian Holler

The duo of security consultants Jos Weyers and Christian Holler have developed an ingenious trick to 3-D print a bump key that can open high-security locks in seconds and that too without looking at the original key for the lock. The engineers can 3-D print a key from a slice of plastic or metal to open millions of locks. Just by inserting the key into the lock and few sharp bump with a hammer on its head will do the trick.
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After lace ban in Russia, designer creates 3D printed underwear

3d printed underwear by Victoria Anoka

The ‘Geek Picnic 2014’ technology fair at the St. Petersburg witnessed one of the craziest 3D printed clothing accessories – a pair of laced panties. Russian designer Viktoria Anika collaborated with Moscow Company 3DPrintus to produce a pair of panties for a firm known as Lascana. It’s the first 3D printed underwear in Russia. Read More…

The Calming Stone provides relief from panic attacks and anxiety

The Calming Stone by Ramon Telfer

Are you looking for a solution besides meditation to control your negative emotions and calm you nerves? Well, here is something interesting for you. Wellington-based designer Ramon Telfer have created an innovative hand-held device for those who experience panic attacks and anxiety. Named The Calming Stone, the smooth pebble-shaped device offers multiple techniques to provide relief during anxiety episodes or panic attacks to the user anywhere, anytime. Working with anxiety psychologists, Telfer developed the Calming Stone based on the techniques that he had learnt to manage his own panic attacks.
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