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NASA uses Smart SPHERES to test telerobotics in space

By Damir Beciri
26 December 2011

nasa-spheresWith support from the Department of Defense and NASA, MIT undergraduates built five volleyball-sized free-flying satellites, and three of those have been on the International Space Station since 2006 to test a set of well-defined instructions for spacecraft performing autonomous rendezvous and docking maneuvers. Recently, the satellite got an upgrade that enables its remote operation… »

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CATRA – a new affordable technology for cataract diagnose

By Rob Aid
4 Comments1 July 2011

catra-prot-cellphoneCataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, with over 48% of world blindness caused by age related cataracts. Existing diagnostic methods require Slit-lamps, which require a trained physician to interpret the  results and aren’t affordable. Researchers from MIT have developed a simple device that can clip onto an ordinary smartphone or a tablet and… »

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PaperPhone and Snaplet provide glimpse into flexible gadgets future

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments8 May 2011

paperphone-1An advanced “thin-film” flexible paper computer has been developed in collaboration between the researchers of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and Arizona State University, USA. Two variations of the flexible paper computer are going to be unveiled on May 10 at the Association of Computing Machinery’s CHI 2011 (Computer- Human Interaction) conference in Vancouver, Canada…. »

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Trimensional – a 3-D scanner smartphone application

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 April 2011

trimensional-used-to-create-3d-modelGrant Schindler, a researcher from Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, managed to come up with a simplified version of a tool that used to cost hundreds of dollars a year ago into something that can be done with an app. Trimensional is the first app that allows users with an iPhone 4, iPad 2 or… »

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LG released Optimus 2X – world’s first dual-core smartphone

By Damir Beciri
18 December 2010

lg-optimus-2xHere is a trend we’ll be seeing bloom over the high-end gadgets sphere, and that is adding more computing power to gadgets that can employ most of it. LG Electronics (LG) recently unveiled LG Optimus 2X – world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor. Along with more powerful multimedia features, the LG Optimus 2X’s high-performance… »

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Augmented reality closer to general public via smartphones

By Damir Beciri
30 November 2009

smartphone-augmented-realityWe wrote about various augmented reality devices in our previous articles. Augmented reality glasses, see-through LED displays, Retinal Imaging Devices (from NEC and Brother) and SixthSence, all share the same principle and that is showing additional information about the world around us. However, most of the mentioned technologies are either too expensive or still in… »