Category: Innovations

Google DoubleClick Ads land on billboards in London

google doubleclick ads billboard

Google DoubleClick web Ads have been serving web publishers for quite some time now. Ad campaigns are astoundingly accurate in serving ads that are to the liking of users and solve the end purpose of increasing sales for companies. It is a huge business and Google is managing it very well with its complex algorithms. Now they are taking the next step ahead with an experimental campaign that brings billboard DoubleClick web ads to multiple locations in UK. The basic idea is to show ads on the basis of weather, audience, travel information, local events and other factors that help in displaying the best suited ads.
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MIT researches can see through walls using RF signals

MIT-RF-Capture can see through walls

MIT researches are always on their toes working on breathtaking technologies that most of us don’t even think can ever exist. Case in point, RF-Capture – a device that captures human figures through walls with near perfect accuracy. Developed by scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the RF-Capture can transfer wireless signals to reconstruct a human figure and then analyze these signal reflections. Using the device, researchers claim, they can literally see through walls and identify which person is standing behind it and what the person is doing. Read More…

Samsung unveils two ultra-thin, flexible batteries for wearable devices


At the annual InterBattery 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung unveiled two new durable, long-lasting flexible batteries that foretell the future of batteries for mobile and wearable electronics. InterBattery is a platform where OEMs showcase their new products and technologies. The two batteries called Stripe and Band would potentially enhance the battery life of current gadgets by as much as 50 percent, Samsung claims. Read More…

Research student develops Liquid crystal lens to restore sight in older people


An Indian origin, second year PhD student in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leads, Devesh Mistry has been developing new kind of lens, which could restore age-related long-sightedness. The new lens, developed from liquid crystals (material smartphone and TV screens are made from) can adjust and focus automatically depending on movement of the eye muscles – helpful in treating eye conditions known as presbyopia. Read More…

Hendo Hoverboard celebrates ‘Back to the Future’ day in style

Hendo Hoverboard

Hendo Hoverboard was promised to be out on 21 October 2015 if it got funded on Kickstarter for a herculean funding amount of $250,000. And that promise has been fulfilled as Ara Pax have released the next generation 2.0 beta 4-engine prototype of Hendo Hoverboard. Developed in close consultation with skateboarding star Tony Hawk this levitating skateboard is the closest competitor to Lexus Hoverboard which has made all the news after its first reveal.
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North Face jacket made from spider silk material

North Face  The Moon Parka spider silk gadget

Spider silk is known to be the strongest and most flexible material that you can find naturally. This very material has been the inspiration for bulletproof material design and now it is time for spider silk to be our magic clothing material. Developed after 11 years of intense research and analysis of 10 design iterations and 656 gene synthetic designs, this magic material can now be produced artificially. Perfectly emulating the natural spider silk’s properties, this new material is light-weight, flexible and carries material strength like none other.
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13-year old invents a device to detect drivers under the influence of drugs

krishna reddy device
People driving on the roads under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the major reason for road accidents and fatalities all around the world. Surely, there are breathalyzers which are capable of detecting the consumption of alcohol, but they are rendered useless if he person is under the influence of some drug or chemical. 13-year-old Krishna Reddy from Wichita Falls, Texas wants to plug this loophole with an invention.
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Computer program alerts doctors on detecting seizures in infants

Computer program detects infant seizures

A team of scientists at the University College Cork have developed a computer algorithm that can alert doctors of newborn babies having seizures. The early detection computer program dubbed ANSeR is first-of-its-kind program developed to clinical trial stage. Almost 1-5 percent of babies can have seizures and clinical signs may be absent in as many as 85 percent of such infants, therefore a breakthrough as this, which potentially helps doctors detect a seizure attack can help millions of babies worldwide. Read More…

Gel-based touchscreen brings up physical buttons on demand

GelTouch touchscreen with physical buttons-1

We all love the touchscreen displays; quite rightly, since buttoned phones are out of business, almost! How are you with the idea of a touchscreen display which reveals physical buttons when you need them and hides them away when not require? Sounds good? If it does, Researchers from Technische Universität Berlin in Berlin, Germany, have devised a touchscreen with layer of gel on top of it, which stiffens when heat is applied to it and softens when the heat cools off. This phenomenon makes it possible for the display to have temporary buttons, in any shape when needed and return to normal touch display later. Read More…

German researchers develop motion simulator that exerts nauseating G-forces

CableRobot Simulator

Experiencing virtual reality with all your senses tamed in one or the other way promises an experience that you take for as real events. To make your virtual reality experience with any kind of applications touch all your senses, mentally as well as physically yet another dimension plays a very important role. That being the physical movement and G-forces applied to your body which stimulates motion and makes the whole experience even more convincing. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen have developed a motion simulator that can employ G-forces measuring 1.5 G on the person riding it.
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