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Researchers develop micro-camera which can be injected directly into the blood stream

Micro camera

Nano technology is really making some inroads into medical science for better diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Scientists at the University of Stuttgart have created another application of practical nano technology which gives us a glimpse of the future. They have built a three-lens camera which is no bigger than the width if two human hair and can be injected right into the blood stream. The small size of this camera comes courtesy 3D printing technology. Focal point of this camera unit is just 3mm away from the lenses and has a width of 100 micrometers.
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Rolls-Royce autonomous shipping technology to bring remote-controlled vessels by 2020

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Rolls-Royce is on a roll these days with its future-oriented concepts. Just like the affluent Vision 100 Concept which looks like one of the most desirable self-driving car of the future, they are also planning to make an autonomous ship. As a part of the company’s Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA), the simulated control system of this ship is already being tested in ever-changing climatic conditions of Finland. RR is confident of bringing this autonomous ship technology to the commercial industry. Now, that sounds like the plot of a sci-fi movie, doesn’t it?
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iBot 2.0: Stair-climbing, all-terrain wheelchair is just what the doctor ordered

iBot 2.0 wheelchair

When sales of the iBot 4000, a stair-climbing wheelchair were discontinued in 2009, Segway and iBot inventor Dean Kamen wouldn’t have expected the wheelchair to be revived. Toyota thought otherwise; therefore in collaboration with Kamen’s Deka Research and Development the former has produced an improved new version of the iBot. The basics of the four-wheel-drive remain intact. The motorized wheelchair has been made more robust and gets a range of new electronics, sensors and some software integration to function more seamlessly. Read More…

Will VR take over mobile gaming?

Virtual Reality Gaming

Smartphones and tablets have been excelling in the gaming market for the last few years, and have taken over from desktops and laptops as a platform for playing games. Developers have, therefore, turned their focus to producing more games for this format. However, with virtual reality just around the corner, will mobile be pushed to the background with a shift in focus towards this new media?

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Scientist develop world’s first 1,000-processor chip in a University

 

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In pursuit of doing a world’s first, scientists at the University of California have developed a microchip which features 1,000 processors. The chip called KiloCore has been designed in a way that each of its cores can run programs independently. The amazingly powerful chip is claimed to be the fastest ever created by a University, and it can compute up to 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. The chip is fabricated by IBM using the company’s own 32nm CMOS technology.   Read More…

Indian youth builds voice-controlled wheelchair for his grandfather

bihar boy builds voice-controlled wheel chair
Ashutosh, a resident of Bihar and a final year engineering student at Birla Institute of Technology, Patna did something remarkable to help his grandfather move around without help from others. Ashutosh knew his grandfather hates it when someone tries to help him move around, so he created a voice-controlled wheelchair for him. Fan of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, Ashutosh was also impressed by his voice-command wheelchair. No surprise that he designed and built a working model based on Hawkins’s wheelchair. Read More…

Football slot machines to play during Euro 2016

Euro 2016

2016 is one of those summers that football fans love. Not only are they avoiding the usual three month drought when the sporting highlights seem to just be tennis, golf and cricket, they have two international tournaments to enjoy – both Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics. The former’s already kicked off and it’s fair to say that whatever your political standpoint it’s already providing some very good reasons to want to be part of Europe. For example there’s the Welsh team defying all expectations as well as Iceland refusing to give in to the might of Portugal. Even England have made it through to the knockout stages.

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Used to listening subwoofer bass? Now feel it with Basslet wearable

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Berlin-based startup Lofelt is on its way to change how you listen to music. For audiofiles who like their bass to be crisp and thumping, this new way could be feeling (rather than listening) the bass generated. Basslet is a wearable gadget that can be worn on the wrist and enjoy bass in the music. So, you can call it a wearable subwoofer which is apparently first of its kind in the world. It’s more like feeling the deep sensation of bass in audio, rather than listening it through your ears. Basically it adds another dimension to your gaming or audio listening experience, perfect for people who want something unique.
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How technology has changed the gaming industry

mobile gaming

Back in January 2015, Fortune magazine reported that mobile gaming is tipping the balance of power in the technology industry. Sure enough, by the end of 2015, mobile gaming was worth US$100 billion. And it continues to grow with gambling said to be at the forefront of this growth. Read More…

SmartCane uses ultrasonic waves to help visually impaired navigate better

SmartCane Rohan Paul

There are endless technologies being built to benefit the visually impaired. Yet, in developing countries like India, a majority of visually impaired still use the age old white cane to navigate. While the white cane is still effective at detecting objects at the ground level, it fails as an assistive tool when it comes to detecting objects above the waist. As a solution, an Indian robotics researcher and inventor, Dr Rohan Paul has designed and developed the SmartCane – a battery operated walking cane which uses ultrasonic waves to detect objects and obstacles between knee and head height of the user. Read More…

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