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Researchers develop artificial spleen that cleans up blood infections

November 12th, 2014 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

The ‘biospleen’ uses protein-equipped nanobeads and a magnet to cleanse blood of pathogens. Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections — even those caused by unknown pathogens. A device inspired by the spleen can quickly clean blood of everything from Escherichia coli to Ebola, […]



New microscope captures ultra-high-resolution movies of live 3D biomolecules

November 12th, 2014 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

A single HeLa cell in metaphase (during mitosis), imaged by a lattice light sheet microscope. A new imaging platform called a “lattice light sheet” developed by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus is a significant leap forward for light microscopy. It captures high-resolution images rapidly and minimizes damage […]



Carvey – a 3D desktop carving machine

November 6th, 2014 at 3:05 pm » Comments Off

Carvey The desktop 3D solutions we’ve seen lately have been printers, stacking material layer by layer to create the desired form. The Carvey 3D Carving Machine does the opposite.  



Hendo Hoverboard: The world’s first real hoverboard

November 1st, 2014 at 8:57 am » Comments Off

Hendo Hoverboard Whenever you talk about hoverboards, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that awesome scene from Back to the Future Part II.  It is now one step closer to reality. Arx Pax, a California startup, just built a real, working hoverboard. The company is attempting to crowdfund the Hendo Hoverboard as a proof of […]



Microsoft demos Skype ‘universal translator’

October 31st, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Skype Translator Soon, Skype users will be able to conduct voice and video calls supported by a near-real time translation technology. Microsoft’s new idea for its video chat platform surely feels like something straight out of science fiction.    



WASP’s giant 3D printer can build houses from mud in some of the most remote places on Earth

October 30th, 2014 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

This 3D printer has been developed to build cheap, sustainable houses using a clay-like paste. WASP, an Italian 3D printer company, demonstrated a giant, three-armed printer they created at Maker Faire Rome. WASP’s 3D printer is unique as it can be assembled on site within two hours, and then filled with mud and fiber to […]



Groundbreaking new battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes, and lasts 20 years

October 24th, 2014 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

The battery is expected to be on the market in 2 years. Are you tired of waiting an hour for your phone to charge before you leave the house? Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have come up with the best solution yet – a lithium ion battery that charges to 70 percent in […]



Kano – a $150 DIY computer and coding kit

October 20th, 2014 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Kano Children today have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They are powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.    



RoomAlive can turn any space into a holodeck

October 14th, 2014 at 2:04 pm » Comments Off

RoomAlive Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom last year. Illumiroom used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel, RoomAlive. The new system can turn every surface in a room–from the floor to the couch cushions to your own skin–into a glowing screen that reacts to your movement. It’s as […]



Google’s Captioning on Glass app is a boon for the hearing impaired

October 13th, 2014 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

A new app for Google Glass provides text captions from the spoken word. Life can be a little bit easier for those who have lost some or all of their hearing thanks to a new application for Google Glass. The free Captioning on Glass app was created by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and […]



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