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A group of researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Harvard Medical School has initialized a philanthropic movement by successfully launching a smartphone application that aids people with visual impairments. The new app, depending on the virtual reality and gesture control technology, projects an already transformed the smartphone screen to Google Glass flexible, to the users' head movement. Gang Luo, Senior author of the relevant paper and...
The MIT media lab has already captured the imagination of the world with its magical Femtosecond photography technology. Upgrading the previous technology, a group of researchers from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München have cumulated resources and prepared the initial steps needed to unleash the quickest photography technology ever, using Attosecond physics. The latest press release regarding the same, confirms that with some important modifications, the ultrashort electron pulse...
At a press conference in New York, Acer announced the new Chromebook 14 for Work. As the name would suggest this laptop has been designed to appeal to businesses looking to use Chrome OS in its corporate laptops. The new Chromebook will support Chrome for Work program, which will provide enterprise level tools to make it a highly secure device. Acer has also bumped up the specs, which will make this notebook one of the most powerful Chromebooks to be available soon. Chromebook 14 is...
Huawei's new P9 Lite is a watered down version of P9; available at a cheaper price skipping out the dual-Leica (dual lens) camera setup. The smartphone will be available in Germany at at €299 (roughly Rs 22,000). It works with an octa-core processor called Kirin 650 (4 x 2.0 GHz, 4 x 1.7 GHz) and has 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. With a display size of 5.2 inches (HD 423ppi pixel density) the device is powered by a 3000 mAh battery....
Severe confinement of water by artificial means results in a completely different state that does not match with either of the well known fundamental physical states, namely solid, liquid, gases or plasma. Physicists from the Oak Ridge National laboratory have processed water via neutron scattering and computationally modeled the output which indeed displays a peculiar behaviour of water, that has never been studied before. Researchers confirmed that their method has pushed them to...
Lithium-ion batteries which we use on our smartphones and tablets can survive around a few thousand recharge cycles. This means on average use we have to replace the batteries every few years. Researchers at the University of California in Irvine have found out a way of getting rid of this problem by accidentally building a new battery out of nanowires that can outlast 2,00,000 recharge cycles without any degradation. The new battery built by UCI chemists lost less 5 percent capacity during...
Infrared rays are similar to other electromagnetic waves, and come in three variants depending on its wavelength, namely short, middle and long range. Due to manufacturing restrictions, till now, photo-detectors were unable to process all the three ranges together. Recently, team leader Manijeh Razeghi with her group has fabricated a new method to optimally achieve a three-colour (shortwave-midwave-longwave) infrared photo-detector. The group has confirmed that only by varying the bias...
Why do I look the way I am and not like you? Surprisingly enough, this question can appear as a valid argument to our nature of evolution and has already led brilliant minds to gather around and generate partially effective theories. Mathematician Alan Turing pictured a model to explain the non-linearity in nature’s production house. In an article named “The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis”, he tagged the chemical reaction-diffusion theory to be responsible for the unique pattern of stripes...
Intex Technologies has quietly put up details about its new smartphone on its official website. The Intex Aqua 4.5 Pro made an appearance on the website in the afternoon without a launch event and considering its specs it does not deserve one. The Intex Aqua 4.5 Pro has been aimed at the entry level segment with its attractive price tag of Rs. 4,199. The Intex Aqua 4.5 Pro as the name suggests sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution display that is not protected by any branded...
The current approach in fundamental scientific research encompasses three distinct aspects, namely theory, experiment and simulation. From cosmology to archaeology, these three aspects are imperative to produce quality research. Moreover, interdisciplinary studies are magnifying the scopes and when combined with the aforementioned aspects, a scientific project bears fruit. Though specific genres deserve unique attention, most of the time, departments engage in collaborative work. A recent...