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Sep 25, 2020

DARPA: Research advances for near-zero-power sensors

Posted by in categories: electronics, energy

DARPA’s near-zero-power sensors have extended battery lifetimes from four weeks to up to four years, but more work needs to be done.

Sep 15, 2020

Motion Sensors & Holograms

Posted by in categories: electronics, holograms

Motion sensors make holographic avatars dance, via Mark Bartkevitch.

Sep 8, 2020

3,200 megapixels! The camera heart of future Vera Rubin Observatory snaps record-breaking 1st photos

Posted by in categories: electronics, futurism

The imaging sensors for the future Vera C. Rubin Observatory have taken their record-breaking first photos.

Sep 4, 2020

This headset lets you control your TV

Posted by in category: electronics

Don’t lift a finger — using only your mind!


Don’t lift a finger — this headset lets you control your TV using only your mind!

Sep 3, 2020

Jeff Bezos thought there was a ‘30% chance’ Amazon would succeed: I told my parents ‘it’s very likely they’ll lose their entire investment’

Posted by in categories: business, electronics

Thanks to Amazon’s success, CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, worth $207 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

But when he started Amazon as an online bookseller in 1994, Bezos thought it was likely that his business would fail.

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Sep 3, 2020

Harvard and MIT researchers are developing a face mask that lights up when it detects the coronavirus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

The masks could screen for the coronavirus at airports, hospitals, and offices. They could also double as a diagnostic test.


Sensors produce a fluorescent light when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes into the mask.

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Aug 30, 2020

A Randomized Trial of Closed-Loop Control in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

BACKGROUND

A closed-loop system of insulin delivery (also called an artificial pancreas) may improve glycemic outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes.

METHODS

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Aug 29, 2020

Troops To Test AFRL’s THOR Drone Killer This Fall

Posted by in categories: drones, electronics

THOR puts high-powered microwaves to fry drone swarms’ electronics in a rugged and deployable package.

Aug 13, 2020

Xiaomi aims for high art with world’s first mass-produced transparent TV

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones

China’s Xiaomi has launched a new TV as part of the 10th anniversary celebration that also saw the announcement of the Mi 10 Ultra smartphone. The Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition brings sci-fi into the living room with an edge-to-edge self-luminous television that you can see through.

We’ve seen a few transparent televisions and screens from industry big hitters like Samsung, LG and Panasonic over the years, but Xiaomi says its Mi TV Lux Transparent Edition is the first to go into mass production.

The 55-inch OLED panel is just 5.7-mm thin and sits on a rounded base and, when the TV isn’t powered on, the display looks like a window between you and whatever is behind it – though it can be set to show arty display images if desired. But Xiaomi is promising an “unprecedented visual experience” when it’s switched on, with “extra rich blacks and unmatched brightness.”

Aug 13, 2020

Google Is Launching a Global Earthquake-Detection Network

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones

A new feature will allow Android devices to collect readings from smartphone sensors and warn users when a tectonic shake-up is imminent.

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