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STATINA uses vibration to enable information interaction on solid flat surfaces

By Damir Beciri
One Comment22 July 2013

statina-1We already wrote about various new ways for information interaction, and a group of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) developed a low cost system which allows conversion of virtually any flat solid surface around us into a touch sensitive surface. The system relies on the principles of vibration and imaging, and it is… »

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Simple templating technology allows stamping of biomimetic gecko toes

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments6 September 2011

geckoThe adhesive surface of gecko‚Äôs toes has inspired many research groups to try to mimic this ability in an artificial material. Researchers at the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and co-workers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore claim that they came up with the closest biomimicry yet, and that their synthetic gecko toe… »

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Indian school children to test new, low-cost electronic notepad

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments11 November 2010

i-slate-for-india-1Thanks to a partnership between Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Houston’s Rice University and an Indian nonprofit, Villages for Development and Learning Foundation (ViDAL), some of the estimated 100 million Indian children who attend schools without electricity may soon have access to one of the world’s most advanced electronic notepads. Dubbed I-slate, the device is… »