Author archives: Anna Versai

For some researchers 3D printing is limited to electronic devices. Researchers at Princeton University have gone beyond the limitations by using 3D printing to create an entire contact lens with LEDS embedded into it. For the contact lens to function, it would need an external energy sources which is obviously impractical in today’s world where only fully functioning devices are widespread. The Princeton team, however, created the contact lens with an entirely different aim in mind. It wanted to show that it is actually possible to c...
While fitness trackers and smartwatches are two things battling for consumer attention, smart clothing is one thing that is expected to wane out the other two in the coming years. Currently, there’s only a handful of smart clothing on the market that measures various aspects of health and fitness. The Hexoskin Smart Shirt, available for $399 in the market has made some great progress in the world of smart clothing. The workout shirt is unisex, clad with invisible sensors that measures heart rate and breathing, in addition to a smal...
Scientists at the North Carolina State University have developed a technique that can help exploit the resilient nature of cockroaches by turning them into Cyborgs that will assist humans with rescue and relief efforts by fitting in tiny spaces at disaster hit zones where robots can’t reach and pick up sound (including human voices) using tiny microphones. The cockroach cyborg also known as biobot can be controlled using a circuit board connected to their brain (the cockroach). The circuit board on the back of the cockroach, called...
In October 2014, Google announced a partnership with Oxford University to join forces on Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in areas where, it needs a broader understanding on subjects such as natural language comprehension and image recognition. The announcement was made in a blog entry by Google’s vice president of engineering, Demis Hassabis, who is also the co-founder of Deepmind, the AI startup acquired by Google in early 2014 for an astounding $400 million. In the blog post, Hassabis wrote that Google will be working wi...