Nokia had a lot of innovation to show at the Nokia World in London. We’ve already seen the Lumia mobile phones and the flexible smartphone prototype, and now this smudge-free touchscreen. For all of us touchscreen phone users, a screen like this would be a gift from the gadget gods.
As is the norm, alarm clocks take pride in being loud and scary while waking us up. They may fulfill the purpose, but they don’t do it the best way possible. This new alarm clock, devised by a team at the Jerusalem College in India, might be able to do its job in a lot […]
For a while now, we have been seeing concepts that use projection technology to virtually turn any surface into a touchscreen. Desirable as these systems are, they have always been something out of reach, not quite ready for production. Things for such systems now seem to be looking up with the entry of Microsoft into […]
As observers, all we see when a falling droplet hits water, is a slight disturbance at the point of impact. The reality is a bit more complex with more physics involved. It’s fluid dynamics to the rescue in explaining situations like these. As the slow moving droplet hits the water surface, a tiny layer of […]
Superconductors, magnets, and magic. Watch the video.
Researchers at Japan’s Miyazaki University have devised a system that will make life slightly easier for people paralyzed from the neck down, or have lost muscular strength in their body. The team led by Professor Tamura devised the system where the wheelchair can be turned towards the left or right by simple blinking of the […]
For a long time now, the world has been dreaming of compact nuclear generators that could be used to power homes or vehicles. To be true, realizing that dream is still a far way off but developments are underway that might pave way for the future. Massachusetts-based R&D firm, Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working […]
Hurricane Irene is nearly done with its destructive ways and has already been downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane. NASA has released a set of images showing the hurricane from space. The images were taken by the NOAA GOES-13 satellite. Via Mashable
Long story short, the report basically says that most ISPs do not provide the speed they advertised for. FCC worked with Georgia Tech professor Nick Feamster to find out the “real world” speeds at which the ISPs are working. The data was compiled by a company called SamKnows, who worked with 78,000 internet users, providing […]
We may all be satisfied with today’s conventional polygon-based graphics but there is always room for improvement. You see, the number of polygon shapes that can be used, and the resulting detail is limited by computing power, now this new system from the company Euclideon says that graphics can be created by 3D virtual atoms, […]