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5 cool healthcare tech innovations seen so far in 2018

Tech innovations in healthcare 2018

It’s more than halfway into the year 2018, and a plethora of innovations have been seen in several scientific domains. Healthcare has not been left out. Technology and medicine have been constantly intertwining themselves, looking for ways to improve the lifestyle of humans. Technology has brought about several medical machines as we know it, and it has not ended there. Limits are being pushed, and more inventions are been made. Here are a few innovations from this year to note:

Top 5 Healthcare Tech Innovations 2018

1. First 3D-printed cornea

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This innovation definitely made headlines. 3D printing has seen a lot in the recent years. It began with printing plastic. Then more was done, and it’s now possible to 3D print metal. A huge step forward is printing organic substances. This was achieved using a 3D bio-printer, using a technique where healthy cells of the corneal stem with collagen and alginate where blended to form some sort of bio-ink, which was passed through the 3D bio-printer to create a human cornea. After medical approval, a lot of people with visual impairments will get some relief.

2. 3D color x-ray images of the human body, thanks to CERN chips

3D color x-ray images of the human body

Gone are the days when medical x-rays were in black and white. Recall that televisions and photography were once upon a time in black and white too, before transitioning to be multicolored. It’s about time x-rays take the same leap. Using sensor chips manufactured by CERN for use in the Large Haldron Collider, a company produced an imaging tool capable of forming color 3D images of bones, lipids, and tissue.

3. Using AI to determine the side effects of drug combinations

What happens when you’re prescribed multiple drugs? Most often, they combine to form some unwanted side effects. Computer scientists at Stanford University created a deep learning system (named Decagon) trained with over 19000 proteins and the possible reactions of particular drugs with these proteins. The system was tested with drug pairs with no known negative side effects. After research, evidence proved half of those predictions. Decagon is a tool user needs to remove any doubts and know precisely how drug combinations will affect their bodies.

4. Automated skull-drilling robot

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Cranial surgery requires utmost care. Striking nerves, major veins or arteries are serious concerns. Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have created a skull-drilling robot to aid during surgeries, as well as speed up the process. The robot, named RoBoSculpt, is basically a CNC milling machine with a drilling head and seven axes of motion. All these axes provide more movability from several angles, and therefore much more functionality. When surgeons and RoboScuplt intersect, an optimal working environment is formed.

5. Detecting stroke with a visor

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Detecting strokes early is essential for increasing survival chances. Before strokes can be treated, doctors should first verify that a stroke had occurred. The Cerebrotech Visor is an equipment developed by a team from Cerebrotech Medical Systems, in California, USA.

The visor is worn on the patient’s head, where it works by emitting radio waves through both hemispheres of the brain. Frequency changes occur when these waves pass through the fluid in each side of the brain. The results are compared for both hemispheres and a result is drawn upon whether a stroke has occurred, and how severe it was. This technique is 92% accurate, far better than current methods ranging from 40% to 89%.

There are still some months left until 2018 wraps up. As time passes, we should expect more innovations coming up, some even more inventive than those on this list. The health-tech industry is on the rise, and I’m curious to see where it leads and what next is to come.

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Become a Productive Programmer Using Duo Laptop Monitor

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As a programmer, there’s always room for improvement. Programming is very time-consuming and intensive. Sometimes, it feels like you are doing a lot and seeing the only little result. Maybe all you need is the right tool to boost up your productivity and take things to the next level. Meet DUO, the ideal dual-screen laptop monitor.

What decreases productivity?

You may be wondering, how does this help? The option of using multiple screens is awesome. While some people opt to set up to about 5 screens, using just 2 will be perfect. An example will be this: you can write code using one screen and use the other for real-time testing. Toggling between applications, browser tabs and windows wastes time; An average of 2 seconds per minute. That may not sound as much on its own, but put that together and you lose a lot.

Also, Read: Top 5 Productivity Tips for Programmers and Developers

Solving the problem.

The DUO plugs into any laptop and adds a bright second screen.  No more time-wasting skipping from one tab or window to the next. No more jumping from one editor to test-site. The debugging process is, therefore, a lot faster.  You can code on one screen and check your GitHub repository or StackOverflow feed on the other. It’ll also feel good to share your work with anyone sitting opposite you stress-freely.

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Let’s look at the features available on the DUO. First of all, the DUO is portable. It’s slim and lightweight (1.5 pounds), so you can carry it where ever you go. Apart from that, it can be attached to any available laptop screen and it’ll be ready for use. It’s easy to set up and it has a few moving parts. Simply place magnetic adhesives of computer and place DUO on said adhesives. On the company’s Kickstarter page, it claims DUO is “plug and display”.  And they also say the device increases productivity by 50% as well as a increases efficient multi-tasking. Now that’s impressive.

More specs:

  • 270o of rotation: You can turn to twist the added screen as much as possible. This will come in handy when screen sharing to those sitting next to or opposite you.
  • Cross-compatible: Works on any laptop via a 12.5-inch USB cable.
  • 1080p high-resolution display.
  • Compatible with multiple operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac)

The DUO is available for pre-orders on the Kickstarter page. The manufacturers promise delivery should begin during January 2019. In the meantime, you can back this project on Kickstarter. Get one starting at $169. For the much-needed productivity which comes with this device, one cannot complain much.

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IBM Unveils World’s Smallest Computer And Its Amazing

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Technology has exponentially improved over the last couple of decades, but one thing we can all agree on is that the size of computers is something that didn’t see much of a change. Luckily that’s about to change, at least that is what IBM has to say about their new invention.

IBM Crypto-anchor: The smallest computer

During the last month “Think 2018” event which is the IBM’s biggest event conducted annually, the company unveiled the world’s smallest computer “crypto-anchor” that is literally smaller than a grain of salt.

For the terribly tiny size, it sure packs a punch of processing power. It has a processing power of an X86 chip from 1990. You may think that it is not that powerful but remember, we need a microscope to clearly see the chip.

The computer will cost less than ten cents to manufacture, and will also pack “several hundred thousand transistors,” according to the company. These will allow it to “monitor, analyze, communicate, and even act on data.”

This microscopic “crypto-anchor” is a complete SoC (system-on-a-chip) and features a processor,  storage, memory, and communication module. It is essentially an anti-fraud device. According to the company, the manufacturing cost is less than ten cents per unit and it packs “several hundred thousand transistors”. It can “monitor, communicate, analyze and even act on data.”

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Crypto-anchor is designed to be embedded in price tags and product packaging. This helps in tracking and logging the movement of goods during transport, shipping and hence enhance the current supply chain.

Crypto-anchor is still at the prototype stage. Once it is ready, it will also serve to authenticate the products that are brought online like pharmaceuticals, cosmetics,  foods, and luxury goods to make sure that they have not been tampered with.

IBM’s Arvind Krishna said, “They’ll be used in tandem with blockchain’s distributed ledger technology to ensure an object’s authenticity from its point of origin to when it reaches the hands of the customer.”

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This AI software can identify disease, No Specialist Required!

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US Food and Drug Administration has approved the IDx-DR which is an AI-based diagnostic device that can make its own decisions without any specialized doctor’s help or confirmation. This is the first time an AI-based software was approved in the medical field by FDA. The main use of IDx-DR is the detection of a specific disease just by analyzing the retina images of the patients.

Here is how it works:

A doctor uses a special retina camera to take a clear image of the retina of the patient. This image is sent to the IDx-DR software algorithm and it primarily checks if the image is clear enough(is high-quality or not) to get a good result.

The software then analyzes the image to determine whether the patient has diabetic retinopathy or not. This is a form of eye disease that is prevalent in diabetic patients. Due to the high blood sugar levels, the blood vessels in the back of the eye get damaged. This disease is not that wide-spread with around 200,000 cases every year.

In the recent clinical trial conducted using more than 900 sample images, the algorithm was able to successfully detect disease among 87 percent of the patients. It is able to successfully detect that 90 percent of the patients do not have this disease.

MichaelAbràmoff, the founder of IDx-DR told Science News thatThe software is unique because it’s completely autonomous and there is not a single specialist looking over the shoulder of this algorithm”. He also said that ” It makes the clinical decisions completely on its own”.

This enables the software to be used either by doctor or nurse or even anyone who doesn’t have a good expertise, making the diagnosis more accessible. With this, the patients o longer have to wait for a specialist to conduct the diagnosis.

Source: The verge.

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​IBM’s record: 330TB uncompressed data in the Palm of Your Hand

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The scientist at IBM has created an amazing model of the magnetic tape drive. The magnetic tape drive can be easily fitted in your hand. The magnetic tape drive can save 330TB of uncompressed data, which is a remarkable innovation. The IBM team has worked many years with Sony Storage Solutions team to make this miracle happen.

Let us talk about the recording density, the model comes with unparalleled 201GB per density. Evangelos Eleftheriou of the research member in IBM said, “Tape has traditionally been used for video archives, backup files, replicas for disaster recovery and retention of information on premise, but the industry is also expanding to off-premise applications in the cloud,”

He added “While sputtered tape is expected to cost a little more to manufacture than current commercial tape, the potential for very high capacity will make the cost per terabyte very attractive, making this technology practical for cold storage in the cloud,”

Also, read Why Windows PC is better than MAC?

After achieving this great feat Sony said This was possible working and bringing it together. The IBM team and Zurich’s new innovation write or read heads, complex servo control technologies and innovative signal processing algorithm.

The main interesting good thing is the research team found the closing gap in magnetic head and magnetic tape. Finding the gap is a great achievement, this helped high-density recording capabilities for tape storage media. IBM has revealed this achievement will help in the viability of sizing up storage on tapes for next couple of years.

The need of data storage has been growing rapidly over the last few years. This kind of researches and innovations tackles the cons of running out of memory.

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Samsung’s new Widest Computer Monitor Makes Everyone go nuts

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Samsung has unveiled its latest ultra wide monitor QH90 which is more like a super ultra wide monitor. You can get a CHG90 for $1,499 and it is available for pre-order now. The Samsung CHG90 is a superwide 49-inch display and most likely the widest curved monitor on the market. The monitor is so wide that it actually resembles more of a truncated TV rather than a computer monitor.

READ: Samsung Introduces UFS Memory cards Offering up to 256GB Capacity

The Samsung CHG90 is equal to two 24-inch curved screens that are glued together. It comes with a resolution of 3840 X 1080 and a 32:9 aspect ratio. It is just like two traditional 1920 x 1080 displays that are combined together.

The CHG90 is not just big, Samsung gave it a pretty good screen using which you can work with a dozen columns of the spreadsheet at a time. If you are a gamer, the monitor offers you an experience you wouldn’t forget so easily. To have a great gaming experience, it works with the AMD’s FreeSync 2 standard which gives better image output.

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The CHG90 is made using the Samsung’s QLED Quantum Dot technology and supports the HDR10 standard for the high-dynamic range content for even better colors and contrast. Other specs include a 1-millisecond response time and a 144Hz refresh rate.

Since the screen is so wide, Samsung made a proprietary software to make use of that extra space. Using this software, you can split the display into six windows at any time. Coming to the port selection, CHG90 has a Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, two HDMI ports, and three USB 3.0 ports, but no USB-C option.

Alongside this beast of a display, Samsung has announced a few other displays in the form of the CHG70 line, which just resembles its larger counterpart but with a 27-inch and 31.5-inch screen sizes.

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Samsung Introduces UFS Memory cards Offering up to 256GB Capacity

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The Korean technology giant Samsung is all set to launch world’s first UFS memory cards (Universal Flash Storage).
It will be the first removable versions of a new format of memory cards designed to replace the microSD card in portable electronic devices such as cameras, drones and phones.

For years, we have depended on the micro SD and SD cards to be used as a storage device for out mobile phones and other gadgets. Now finally, Samsung is coming up with an alternative.

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The UFS memory cards (Universal Flash Storage cards) are as small as microSD cards but it has enhanced read/write speeds. According to Samsung, 5GB data can be read in just 10 seconds at a rate of 530MB/s. The write speeds a less impressive, however, with a quoted maximum of 170MB/s, but still it is the double speed of a top end microSD card.

The company say its cards will write at 170MB/s, which compares well to the 100MB/s rate quoted by SanDisk for its Extreme Pro UHS-II cards. The same SanDisk card reads at 275MB/s.

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In a press release:

To shoot 24 large/extra fine JPEG photographs (1,120 megabytes (MB)-equivalent) continuously with a high-end DSLR camera, the 256GB UFS card takes less than seven seconds, compared to a UHS-1 microSD card which typically takes about 32 seconds, at 35MB/s.

To achieve the highest performance and most power-efficient data transport, the UFS card supports multiple commands with command queuing features and enables simultaneous reading and writing through the use of separately dedicated paths, doubling throughput.

The company expects to introduce capacities of 32, 64,128 and 256GB but hasn’t said when or whether there will be devices to take them.

Read Also: 5 Best Gaming Keyboards for PRO gamers 

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Nike’s self lacing sneakers to hit stores in 2016

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Everybody from automakers to Stanford scientists have heaped on the exposure bonanza that is, or was, Back to the Future Day. In any case, genuine aficionados of the establishment waiting for something more credible will be celebrating in the declaration of authentic, true blue, self-binding Nike Mag high-beat tennis shoes, as worn by time-traveling saint Marty McFly. The sportswear titan has sent the first combine to Michael J. Fox, with additional to wind up accessible in spring of 2016.

Nike initially uncovered a genuine reproduction of the acclaimed footwear in 2011, when it made and unloaded 1,500 sets with the returns going specifically to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Benefits from the new model will be going the very same path, and with one key outline contrast we figure they may yield a somewhat higher sticker price.

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The Nike’s self lacing sneakers 2011 variant didn’t include the self-binding innovation appeared in Back to the Future Part II, yet the new ones apparently do. Known as force bands, Nike’s most up to date kicks include a “responsive framework that faculties the wearer’s movement to give versatile on-interest solace and backing.”

The shoes were conveyed to Michael J. Fox alongside a fairly beguiling manually written note from Nike shoe architect Tinker Hatfield expressing, “as the to start with, most commended wearer of the Nike Air Mag we needed you to be the first to get a living pair.”

For whatever is left of us, we’ll have to sit tight until one year from now’s sale for a more extensive discharge. In any case, if the 2011 occasion that saw US$9.4 million raised is anything to pass by, they won’t be going easy on the pocket.

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Haptic feedback system for automated physiotherapy

In spite of the fact that stroke casualties get some rehabilitative treatment while at the healing facility, it’s troublesome for physiotherapists to keep tabs on their development once they’ve gone home. Thus, as indicated by Prof. Thenkurussi Kesavadas at the University of Illinois, a hefty portion of them wind up declining in motor capacities. That is the reason he’s driving a push to make a haptic feedback system that would permit them to proceed directed treatment, by means of their home PC.

The Cognitive Haptic-Based Rehabilitation System for Patient-Centric Home task (which likewise includes the University of Buffalo) is building up a minimal effort framework that comprises of three sections: a haptic equipment stage situated in the subject’s home, a cerebrum machine interface that lets the framework adjust treatment to the understanding’s level of exertion, and a remote-access interface that permits an off-site advisor to screen their advancement and change treatment as required.

Utilizing the equipment stage and instructional liveliness on their PC screen, patients would perform an assortment of activities intended to restore their motor aptitudes – these taking into account perceptions of the movements of sound human beings, and would incorporate exercises that require the synchronization of the hand and fingers, to perform fragile developments. The gadget would vibrate or build/diminish its resistance, keeping in mind the end goal to guide clients.

It is trusted that once added to, the framework could likewise be utilized for different sorts of word related and exercise based recuperation, or to help kids with dysgraphia figure out how to compose.

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Solar roofing system employs funnels to increase efficiency

Would you believe that the more daylight that hits a sun powered board, the better? In the matter of effectiveness however, that is not the situation – as photovoltaic cells warmth up their proficiency diminishes. To catch that warmth and put it to great utilization, a group of researchers from Brunel University London has made a solar roofing system that transforms the entire rooftop into a sun powered generator.

The protected framework joins level warming channels with PV cells to both warm water and produce power. Warming channels are utilized to exchange energy far from surfaces where it’s not needed in different settings, for example, PCs, server farm cooling, and even in space.

The levelled warming funnels utilized are level, measuring 4mm (0.4cm) x 400mm (40cm), which enhances the gathering sunlight based radiation. Levelled funnels warm water for use somewhere else and additionally exchanging warmth far from the sun powered cells, which implies their productivity is not debased to the same degree. Amid verification of idea tests, the researchers found that the channels helped PV cells to cool by 15 percent more contrasted and a standard establishment.
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“At present the boards would get most sweltering in the mid year and rooftops should be intended to disperse that warmth,” says Dr. Hussam Jouhara, a pro in warming channel innovation who drove the logical group. “Basically protecting the house underneath is not a decent arrangement as that just traps it driving up the PV board temperature and further bringing down its execution. With our framework there is no waste energy.”

The levelled warming pipes likewise loan themselves to simple establishment. “Our sun powered boards are PV covered for the most southerly-confronting part of the rooftop and are intended to cut together as a climate tight rooftop as essentially as clicking together overlay ground surface,” says Dr. Jouhara.

A framework’s model is as of now being tried on a standard three-room confined house by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Watford. Dr. Jourhara says they have effectively noticed some shocking abilities: “Our levelled warming funnels are efficient to the point that they can really catch the vitality from ahead of schedule morning dew dissipating off the trial rooftop.”

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Latest rendition invisibility wrap can hide 3-D objects!

Researchers at UC Berkeley have built up a foldable, unbelievably thin invisibility shroud that can wrap around minute objects of any shape and make them imperceptible in the obvious range. In its ebb and flow frame, the innovation could be helpful in optical processing or in covering mystery microelectronic parts from prying eyes, yet as indicated by the scientists included, it could likewise be scaled up in size without hardly lifting a finger.

Articles are unmistakable to us on the grounds that a little parcel of the light that hits them is scattered toward our retinas. Invisibility wrap can make articles vanish from sight by misusing the bizarre optical properties of supposed metamaterials. These exceptional man-made mixes can control light in one of a kind approaches to guide it around the wraps surface, with the goal that no light is reflected from it or the item it’s protecting.

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Shrouds have as of now been conceived that work in the unmistakable, infrared and bright divides of the electromagnetic range. On the other hand, while fruitful in twisting light around an item, these gadgets likewise irritate the period of the electromagnetic wave; in this way, while the article stays covered up as no light is reflected off it, the cloak itself can in any case be spotted through specific instruments. In addition, these gadgets additionally have a tendency to be extremely cumbersome and difficult to scale up in size.

A group drove by UC Berkeley’s Xiang Zhang has now utilized huge advances in metamaterial building to outline an enhanced shroud that is particularly thin, just 80 nanometers thick, not experience the ill effects of the stage location issues of past shrouds, lives up to expectations in the noticeable light range, and could allegedly be scaled up to shield naturally visible items.

The wrap meets expectations by utilizing varieties of gold nanoantennas, with every one controlling the light’s period wave that is scattered off the shroud. At the point when a shrouded article is enlightened by 730-nanometer wavelength (dark red) light, the reception apparatuses make the cloak demonstration like a flawlessly level mirror, paying little heed to its present shape.

Zhang and group tried their innovation by wrapping the shroud around a cell-sized article with a profoundly sporadic shape. Of course, when red light struck the shroud, it reflected off its surface as though off a level mirror, making the item underneath it undetectable even by stage touchy identification. At the point when the polarization of the nanoantennas was changed, the shrouding impact halted altogether.

“This is the first run through a 3D object of discretionary shape has been shrouded from noticeable light,” says Zhang. “Our ultra-slight shroud now resembles a coat. It is anything but difficult to outline and execute, and is conceivably versatile for concealing plainly visible items.”

While the capacity to draw a Harry Potter with a substantial scale adaptation of this shroud may be years away, the present rendition could as of now discover utilization sequestered from everything delicate formats of electronic segments or supporting the improvement of optical PCs.

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Hidden Hub an intelligent and a smart speaker

hiddenhub_thumbIt’s always good to know about amusing things which is very rarely created. The new speaker system HiddenHUB has an adaptation of sounds, “smart” features and elegant design.

HiddenHub promises to constantly adapt to its environment, which should help it deliver the best acoustic profile every single time. Whether the speaker is placed in a small bathroom or awkwardly shaped bedroom, the Hidden Hub will analyze the room layout and dynamically adjust its audio profile to fit that space.

The company says that it wants to ‘bring the concert hall’ to users living rooms.

By distributing the frequencies and individually regulating each driver’s power, the HiddenHub can evenly fill every corner of the room with rich sound. This should mean no more dead spots, no matter where the listener in the room is. While that is the key feature behind the Hidden Hub.

If you’ve got a multi-room setup, with a HiddenHub speaker in every single room; when the user moves from the living room to the kitchen, the music can move with them.There should be no gaps in playback, as the music will begin from where the user left it.

Unlike some other multi-room systems, the HiddenHub can also work without a bridge or a central App.

Working:

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One touch will stop / play a song, while a double tap will switch to the next track. Adjust the volume by holding your finger on the edge of the speaker in a clockwise / counter-clockwise. HiddenHUB also has built-in AutoPlay, which helps the device to determine when the user is away from home, and then the speaker is automatically disabled. When the user returns, speaker resumes the music from the last place.

Design-conscious users will also enjoy the accent lighting around the speaker, which will deliver the right color for every mood of music.

A video can help to know more about this smarty.

Those who wanting to purchase the HiddenHub can do so on Kickstarter, with an estimated shipping date of March 2016.

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Samsung Unveils Its First Foldable Phone

It has been a common news that Samsung is dealing with its foldable cell phone for some time. The prior reports were viewed as only gossip, however Samsung itself affirmed that it is building a foldable phone. At last, the foldable cell phone is appearing to be closer to the truth.

The insider sources propose that the foldable telephone is coming in two models: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 chip and the other with all the more intense Snapdragon 820. These telephones are relied upon to accompany 3GB RAM, a microSD card for additional memory storage and a non-removable battery. The source cases to have an inside and out learning about the handset, yet data is hard to check as he/she needs to stay unknown.

The main foldable telephone will include an adaptable presentation made of plastic. Samsung has been effectively exploring different alternatives regarding the screens of its telephones as seen in Galaxy S6 Edge and Note Edge. This first foldable telephone from Samsung will have a tiny bit bigger display that could be collapsed for effortlessness in bearing. As indicated by the spilled data, this is being alluded to as the Project-V inside V for Valley.

The Project Valley will be prepared by January one year from now and we could hope to catch a gander at it in the MWC in February end.

Hypotheses are being made that this could be the Samsung Galaxy S7, however that appears to be exceedingly unlikly to me. I’m anticipating that it should be an option adaptation of S7, simply the way Galaxy S6 Edge joined the normal lead Galaxy S6.

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This prosthetic hand can help amputees feel the touch

A mechanical hand using DARPA-created neural advancements has turned into the first to permit an incapacitated patient to feel physical sensations through a prosthesis. It can help amputees feel the touch. The 28 year-old patient on which it is first tested had the capacity to figure out which mechanical finger was being touched whilst blindfolded, with aggregate exactness.

The tolerant’s character has not been uncovered for security reasons, however a DARPA press discharge expresses that he was left deadened because of extreme spinal wounds. Before, test patients have possessed the capacity to control prostheses by means of thought alone, however the innovation had been a restricted road. An individual could send signs to the hand from the mind with a specific end goal to control the prosthesis however it got no material tactile information consequently, making it hard to coordinate exact developments.

The new study takes the study of prosthetic innovation to another level, permitting two-path correspondence between a mechanical hand and its client. The deed was expert by running wires joined with terminals on the subject’s tangible cortex: the mind’s piece in charge of distinguishing material sensations and engine cortex: the part that coordinates body developments, to the prosthesis.

The mechanical hand that interfaces with the DARPA tech was created by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. Torque sensors coordinated into the gadget have the capacity to identify when weight is being connected to the prosthesis, changing over power into electrical signs which are transmitted to, and translated by the subject’s cerebrum.

Amid lab testing, the patient was blindfolded while scientists touched each of the hand’s bionic fingers. The patient depicted the sensation, expressing that it was as though his own hand were being touched.

“At a certain point, rather than squeezing one finger, the group chose to squeeze two without letting him know,” remarks program administrator for DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, Justin Sanchez. “He reacted jokingly asking whether some individual was attempting to play a trap on him. That is the point at which we realized that the sentiments he was seeing through the mechanical hand were close common.”

It is trusted that improvements taking into account the innovation could one day see amputees and those affliction from loss of motion have entry to brain control prostheses that permit people to feel afresh.

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EcoCapsule Let’s You camp Anywhere On Earth

Eco-friendly, self-sufficient eco-pods, that can be towed on a trailer or shipped anywhere in the world, and could transform the way we experience the outdoor camps.

ecapsule in different angleThe egg-shaped Ecocapsules, designed by Slovakian design firm Nice Architects can house two people for a year off the grid, with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and hot food. They have been working on this project since April, 2008, have designed a number of “visualizations” to illustrate how the Ecocapsule might be used in hillsides and many other remote places.

The ‘Ecocapsule‘ is a mini apartment with all the conventional luxuries you would expect like a warm bed, running water, hot food, but generates its own clean energy and can be situated anywhere, from city to tundra.

After six years of development, the capsule was unveiled to rapturous acclaim at a recent design festival. Nice Architects have already received thousands of pre-orders and the buzz has extended to celebrities.

“We were not prepared for the reaction,” says Nice partner Igor Zacek. “We started small but now we have to revise our model.”

It is powered by 2.6m2 solar cells that cover the roof and a retractable 750W wind turbine, while the curved shape maximizes energy efficiency and allows for the collection of rainwater and made it drinkable by its built-in filter system feature which can safeguard the human consumption. There is also a kitchenette, toilet and shower and work/dining area. This will be most helpful in remote places. Nice Architects hopes to produce a few different types, including a trailer-based “Camper” unit for easy transport.

ecocapsule1Zacek believes it offers solutions for city dwellers suffering overcrowded conditions and exorbitant rents.

“We talked about areas with high rents. Google used to house employees in a van until they could afford to buy a house. This could be a better solution.”

“It seems quite small from outside, but spacious from inside. There are a lot of options where to go (in future), once we are established on the market, we can play with scenarios.”

This egg shaped houses is emerging as a popular concept for green living space. When this reaches the market next year, the buzz will reach new heights.

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Incredible Gadget allows you to draw using sun-rays

We all have burnt paper and wood with the help of dad’s magnifying glass during our childhood days, but I have never imagined that there would be some constructive and innovative work possible from the concentrated light energy.

The Italian designers from Milan have made this fantastic magnifying glass which helps you engrave stuff on combustible materials. It is a simple and elegant tool that has science, art and design principles in it that make it working easy and enjoyable.

lenseThis Incredible Gadget allows you to draw using sun-rays gadget allows you to write and draw the rays of sun on wood, leather, plywood and other materials. A simple tool through the lens focuses the ray of sunshine to the selected object, burning it on a predetermined pattern by the author. Named after the Greek god of light, Apolllona – Phoebus – who was a patron of the arts and the guardian of the sun.

Febo is appropriate for aspiring artists of all ages. It has different assortments to get the required thickness of the engraved lines. The device is made of wood and glass and appears like some type of ancient microscope, It also comes with a variety of stencils that can be used to sketch the perfect shape before engraving it on the surface with the Febo.

Febo has been designed with the goal of turning nature into beautiful, creative and permanent works of art. Because of its simplicity, you can personalize your favorite things in a matter of minutes! This lens, will adjust to any size. They provide 100% UV protection, and visibility of the transmitted light is only 6-8%. However, before using Febo need to wear sunglasses. Then you apply the tool to a  drawing, remove the protective filter and lens begins to absorb the sun’s rays, focusing them on the canvas. The intensity of the engraving depends on the brightness of the sun.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign by the company, Febo is now available to the public at a reasonable price of 59$. Know more abut FEBO Click Here

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