Thursday, May 5, 2011
Supercharging touchscreen interaction, with Ringbow: "Without a doubt, touchscreen technology has brought a whole new level of interaction with our devices. Israel's Efrat Barit and Saar Shai, however, believe that the functionality of touch-enabled devices could be greatly enhanced with the development of their Ringbow concept."
Posted by steve at 11:26 AM
'Artificial nose' designed to detect bacterial infections: "Being able to quickly confirm the presence of infectious bacteria in a patient's bloodstream, and then identifying the specific species and strain, can make the difference between life and death for that patient. While traditional detection and identification methods are fairly accurate, they can also take too long to perform."
The Turntable iPhone Dock concept: "For many of us, the digital age has resigned our vinyl collection to gather dust in the corner. There are already numerous devices which offer to convert and clean up the crackly sounds coming through the stylus, so why bother with another flavor?"
Roadies rejoice! The foam combo amp that weighs under 20 pounds: "As most musicians will tell you, playing in front of a live audience is what makes it all worthwhile. Unless you're successful enough to have a dedicated road crew, though, loading and unloading the equipment can be backbreaking work."
Posted by steve at 11:24 AM
Apache Attack helicopters reduce vulnerability with new Ground Fire Acquisition System: "Firing a rifle at a Longbow Apache Attack helicopter in the hope of claiming a US$8 million scalp with a 50 cent bullet might not be a very good idea for too much longer - unless you like keeping company with a Hellfire missile."
Posted by steve at 11:23 AM