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Photosynth integrated into Microsoft Earth

By Damir Beciri
2 June 2009

photosynth.jpgMicrosoft integrated Photosynth, technology that enables you to automatically stitch groups of photos together into one big interactive 3D viewing experience, with their mapping service Virtual Earth. Microsoft claims ‘hundreds of thousands’ of users have already used Photosynth – which was released to the public back in August 2008 – and uploaded more than 12… »

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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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“Borg” insects – mini spies of the future?

By Rob Aid
12 May 2009

mems08_bti2.jpgInsects’ agility in flight is unmatched. It’s been an inspiration to many inventors as in inventing helicopters or other flying machines. Instead creating robots which resemble insects, a few groups of engineers decided to develop technology which controls insects. An unquestioned fact is that nature developed the insects far better than humans are trying to… »

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Data storage – 10 terabits on one coin-size surface

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 May 2009

cobalt_x220.jpgImagine all the data which could be stored on 250 DVDs. A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of California Berkeley said they had found a faster, more efficient way of making a thin semiconductor film that, by their claims, could dramatically improve data storage. Many teams have tried to use… »

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Nanotechnologies – Carbon nanotubes

By Damir Beciri
One Comment7 May 2009

nanotube-closeup.jpgThe discovery of nanotubes remains a debatable issue, especially because several scientists involved in the research could be likely candidates for the Nobel Prize. A large percentage of academic and popular literature attributes the discovery of hollow, nanometer-size tubes composed of graphitic carbon to Sumio Iijima of NEC in 1991. Carbon nanotubes have been produced… »

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Using solar energy – Solar power

By Damir Beciri
One Comment21 April 2009

solar-energy.jpgThis is a rather general overview of contemporary technologies which convert solar energy into electrical power. As we run out of conventional fuels solar energy becomes one of the main subjects regarding our power supply thus supply of our gadgets and robots. Hence, solar power is going to be one of the subjects we’re going… »