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Wearable technology: GE Scientists are developing a high-resolution brain imaging helmet

brain imaging helmet by GE scientists

Brain is one of the most complex body part of our body and from a very long time scientists have been trying to understand it intricate nature, but with a little success. However, with new technologies evolving in this field, we can hope for better methods in understanding the most complicated biological structure. GE scientists are building a wearable imaging helmet that will help doctors to observe the brain on the cellular level. The high-resolution imaging device will also help doctors in studying the motor activity of the brain. As the helmet is portable and doesn’t include any external wires and cables, patients can move around freely as the brain is being imaged by the helmet.
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NEC’s Smartphone app detects fake products to curb counterfeiting

NEC Duplicate Spotting Technology

NEC Duplicate Spotting Technology

In a world flooded with brands like Gucci, Luis Vuitton or Tommy Hilfiger; their fake counterfeits are minting money riding on the success of innumerable brands across the globe. So how do you make sure that you are not purchasing the counterfeit clothing from the well renowned brands across the globe? Well, scan their surface to find if it is the real deal or a fake one. Not only buyers, but the new technology developed by Japanese firm NEC is going to help retailers in unintentionally importing fake apparels. It can not only detect apparels, but anything right from a nail to automotive part!
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Chevrolet unveils Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car

Chevrolet has unveiled the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at Los Angeles Auto Show. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of PlayStation racing game Gran Turismo 6, the concept car has been created as a part of Vision Gran Turismo project. Combining elements of future and the past, the concept car is inspired from innovative race cars of Texas-based Chaparral Racing, one of Chevrolet’s historic automotive partners. Created at General Motor’s Hollywood Advanced Design studio in California, Jim Hall, Chaparral founder was also involved in the design making process of the car. It took about a year developing the car while the physical model was assembled in just three months.
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Researchers develop touch-responsive 3D maps for the visually impaired

Touch-responsive 3-D maps for visually impaired

Touch-responsive 3-D maps for the visually impaired

Researchers and scientists from around the world are coming up with advanced and new technologies to help the visual impaired in leading a better and independent life. In the past, we have seen Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) come up with 3D printed maps for visually impaired. The latest innovation in this field is the Touch-responsive 3-D maps that are developed to benefit the blind, visually impaired and users with perfect vision too. Inventors at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) have collaborated with Touch Graphics Inc. to develop interactive 3D maps that responds to touch and provides building information and directions through voice.
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Lunar Mission One looking to drill moon’s surface to reveal new secrets

Lunar Mission One robotic moon lander

Lunar Mission One robotic moon lander

Those of you who are interested in astronomy and fascinated by the Apollo Moon landing mission, here is your one-off chance to make history. A project is up on Kickstarter that goes by the name Lunar Mission One which plans to send an unmanned robotic landing module to the South Pole of the Moon. After successfully landing on the uninhibited moon surface the probe will attempt to drill the surface to the depth of at-least 20m and to a maximum of 100m. This will give the chance to discover geological composition of the Moon and understand the evolution of solar system in greater detail.
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Apple Watch software developer kit reveals new details about the smartwatch

Apple Watch new details

Apple Watch new details revealed

We’ll have to wait until next year so as to can get our hands on the Apple Watch. Till now, the company has managed to hide most of the details about the device. However, to keep people interested and curious about the device, Apple has launched a Software Development Kit for Apple developers who are looking to create apps for the smartwatch. Good news for Apple fans and potential customers of the Apple watch here is that the SDK has hinted on various design details and specifications of the first Apple wearable.

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Stanford university students develop smartphone-controlled quadcopter

Smartphone controlled quadcopter

Coming as an able example of mechatronics – the combination of mechanic and electronics, the Stanford engineering students have developed a quadcopter which can be controlled by a smartphone. This prototype quadcopter made by the mechanical engineering course ME 202 students as a part of their mandatory project. This project requires the students to turn open-source smartphone operating systems into powerful control of mechatronic devices.
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Game console lets you play Mario or Tetris with only one move a day

Ishac Bertran Slow Games

It’s a fast passed world this; and video games we play make it all them more speedy. The video games engage a player in such an immersive environment that almost everything around ceases to exist. To transform this fast-paced environment into a ‘contemplative experience’, a New York-based designer, Ishac Bertran has designed and created a range of video game consoles, which surprisingly only allow players to make one move a day – on games such as Mario, Tetris and Pong. Read More…

Amazon upgrades App for Android Wear platform

Amazon App for Android Wear

In this tech generation, you can shop from anywhere with a single click on your smartphone with the various shopping apps. One such example is the Amazon app which allows you to shop from anywhere through your smartphone. Now to attract more online customers, Amazon app for the Google’s Android Wear platform has been unveiled by Amazon. It will allow you to shop millions of digital and physical products from anywhere available in Amazon’s catalog.
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Solar powered ‘Twinkling Dragonfly Necklace’ from Lumen Electronic Jewelry

Solar powered ‘Twinkling Dragonfly Necklace’ from Lumen Electronic Jewelry

Lumen Electronic Jewelry has designed a wonderful Twinkling LED Dragonfly necklace, which is powered by tiny solar cells attached on the included circuit board. The blinking part is the focus, but more than that, the idea to use solar power is an additional compliment of this wearable jewelry. This piece of jewelry is a hard work of four years by the combo of a brother and his sister. Both of them are engineers and share great thought compatibility.

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