Category Archives: Technology

What Your Eyes Say About Who You Are?

Using eye-tracking technology, scientists are discovering clues to how we think and learn By Annie Murphy Paul  As you read these words, try paying attention to something you usually never notice: the movements of your eyes. While you scan these lines … Continue reading

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DARTZ plans to build an electric bulletproof roadster

Estonian armored vehicle maker Dartz has partnered with the Gray Design studio for the second time to give its recently-launched fuel-driven Mojo two-seater roadster an electric make-over. The lightly armored open-top electric low-rider will use the same Russian monocoque armoring … Continue reading

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First flight test of Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) concept

Following the two test flights of the unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) earlier this year, both of which ended prematurely with the vehicle making a “controlled descent” into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic … Continue reading

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Prototype contact lens brings Terminator-esque vision a little closer

  Fans of the original film in the Terminator franchise will recall how various bits of data were shown to be overlaid on the cyborg’s vision – in particular, they might remember the list of possible responses that could be used when … Continue reading

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Samsung to unveil next-gen flexible and transparent AMOLED displays at CES 2011

There’s bound to be all manner of display technologies vying for eyeballs at CES 2011 when it kicks off in Las Vegas next week and two prototype AMOLED displays from Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) will definitely be high on our … Continue reading

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Top Ten Wireless Predictions for 2011

By Mike Hanlon Research company Juniper has drawn up a list of predictions for the mobile and wireless industry for 2011 and they portray humanity hurtling headlong towards a mobile-centric lifestyle. Juniper sees 2011 as a year where we’ll see … Continue reading

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Nokia researchers build huge touchscreen display made of ice

Researchers from the Nokia Research Center in Tampere, Finland, have turned a wall of ice into a huge interactive touchscreen display. Using infrared emitters and detectors to determine hand location and movement, the team projected images onto the blocks of … Continue reading

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Intel introduces first configurable Atom-based processor

Intel’s range of ultra-low-voltage Atom processors have certainly staked their territory in a wide range of netbooks and tablets. In a move designed to make it easier for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to incorporate Atom processors into a wider range … Continue reading

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Titanium foam bone replacements on the way

Back in June, those brainy folks over at Germany’s Fraunhofer research group announced the development of Resobone, a material designed to replace the titanium plates used to patch holes in peoples’ skulls. Now, perhaps a little ironically, they’ve announced the … Continue reading

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Two-photon walk a giant stride for quantum computing

Research conducted at the University of Bristol means a number of quantum computing algorithms may soon be able to execute calculations of a complexity far beyond what today’s computers allow us to do. The breakthrough involves the use of a … Continue reading

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Microsoft makes Arc Touch mouse official

Microsoft has revealed the next stage in the development of its Arc Mouse, the Arc Touch. As the name implies, the company has incorporated some touch sensitivity into its upper surface and also designed it to flatten out at the … Continue reading

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Panasonic unveils world’s first 42-inch 3D plasmas amongst new line-up at IFA 2010

Amongst the plethora of displays out to tempt our eyeballs at IFA 2010 in Berlin were some nice looking new release plasmas from Panasonic. There was the 42-inch TX-P42GT20 that marks the addition of yet another series to the company’s … Continue reading

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Nikon unveils new Coolpix with built-in projector

So you need to show off your latest holiday snaps or home movie to your friends and family, and don’t have a digital photo frame, tablet computer or laptop anywhere nearby. What you need is a camera that can throw … Continue reading

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Light-activated membrane acts like a traffic signal for gas

Colored lights have been controlling the flow of motorists since the first traffic light was installed in 1868 in London. Now scientists have developed a membrane that uses colored light to control the flow of gas. The membrane blocks gas … Continue reading

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Kamra augmented reality mobile browser developer preview announced

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced the availability of a developer preview of Kamra, a mobile browser based on open web standards. The first augmented reality browser for the KHARMA (KML/HTML Augmented Reality Mobile Architecture) development platform, … Continue reading

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Bluetooth 4.0 On the Go…

Although most new Bluetooth compatibility is still centered on version 2.1 +EDR, which was formally adopted way back on July 26, 2007, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the formal adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0. The … Continue reading

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The next wave in fashion: clothes made of sound-recording fabric

We all know of optical fibers, the filaments of glass that carry data in the form of light pulses and enable the high-speed global telecommunications networks we take for granted today. For the past decade, Yoel Fink has been working … Continue reading

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