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Great HDTV videos from Japan’s lunar explorer KAGUYA

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 June 2009

kaguyaKAGUYA (SELENE: SELenological and ENgineering Explorer) is Japan’s first large lunar explorer which was launched by the H-IIA rocket on September 14, 2007. Its mission regarding lunar exploration has been keenly anticipated by many countries as it represents the largest lunar exploration project since the Apollo program. The lunar missions that have been conducted so… »

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Wearable weapon detection for the police force of the future

By Damir Beciri
11 June 2009

robocop-featA new system that enables weapon detection for the police force of the future is being developed in the UK. The research is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office Scientific Development Branch. The Metropolitan Police Force is currently testing the scanner which is hoped… »

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Project Natal – body motion control and much more

By Rob Aid
7 June 2009

project-natal.jpgIn a couple of our previous articles we wrote about a few new ways for information interaction, and this article will describe a new motion sensing equipment devised for  gaming platforms. Since Nintendo launched their Wii controller it was obvious that the gamers are ready for changes. At this year E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), Microsoft… »

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A toy robotic arm or a teaching aid? Both.

By Rob Aid
5 Comments3 June 2009

owi535l-robotic-arm.jpgHere is another article about an affordable toy which can be used as a teaching aid in basic robotics. The award winning Robotic Arm Trainer made by OWI is a robotic arm technology which can be bought assembled or in parts, leaving the joy of robot buildup to you. It has a lifting capacity of… »

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iVisit Rx – cellphones help visually impaired people

By Damir Beciri
28 May 2009

ivisit-seescan.jpgiVisit is a Santa Monica based technology company focused on delivering high fidelity unified communication and collaboration solutions for the consumer, enterprise, and healthcare markets. Their product iVisit Rx telemedicine platform won first place in the Fourth Annual CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Awards in the Healthcare category. They presented several projects which help in telemedicine… »

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AccuVein AV300 makes IV possible even in the dark

By Damir Beciri
45 Comments26 May 2009

av300.jpgAccuVein applies advanced technologies to important healthcare challenges. AccuVein AV300 is the world’s first hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device that helps healthcare professionals locate hard-to-find veins. IV starts and blood draws (venipuncture) can be a source of patient anxiety and discomfort, and accessing veins in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes and require… »

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Panasonic Fukitorimushi scrubs the floor while you sleep

By Damir Beciri
22 May 2009

fukituromushi.jpgFukitorimushi is an autonomous floor-cleaning robot that crawls like an inchworm and uses a super-absorbent nanofiber cloth to wipe up microscopic dust and residue that ordinary vacuums leave behind. Unveiled at the recent Tokyo Fiber Senseware (page in Japanese language) exposition in Milan, Fukitorimushi (scrubbing bug) is designed by Panasonic and incorporates nanofiber technology developed… »

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NASA’s version of Star Trek tricorder

By Rob Aid
21 May 2009

star_trek_tricorder-detail.jpgAstronauts on the space station have their own version of the “Star Trek tricorder” to search for signs of life, whether that life is from Earth or of extraterrestrial life as we know it. The hand held device acts as a miniature biology lab that allows space station residents to get results on a display… »