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Articles tagged with: research

World’s Smallest Battery

Research at Rice University has proved that the work done by Lithium-Ion batteries can also be done with very tiny batteries, which Rice University just produced.

The researchers have packed the energy produced by an entire Lithium-Ion battery into a small nanowire. This battery is 6 times thinner than a bacterium, 100 times thinner than a human hair and 60,000 times smaller than a AAA batttery.

Scientists Plan To Make Animal-Human Hybrid

In order to understand the biology of human life in more depth, scientists of Britain are working on mixing genes of humans with animals. The British academy of medical sciences released a report where they suggested that a nation must remain ready for a future where genes of humans and animals will be blend together.

After polling from citizens, most people are worried about transforming the animal brain to work more like a human, changing the appearance of animals i.e. some part of animal looking like any body part of human and creating embryos of human inside animals or vice versa.

Detect Your Sodium And Glucose Levels From Your iPhone

Venus Williams will not have to worry about her oxygen levels and Lance Armstrong will not have to be careful about his Sodium Level and having the risk to dehydrate after reading this.

Professor Heather Clark, at the Northeastern University has formed a team that will create an iPhone app that will help us determine our Sodium and Glucose level in our blood stream.

Evoluce Two And Microsoft Surface SDK: Match Made In Heaven

Evoluce has long been known to deliver outstanding multimedia products, so it should be no surprise that the Evoluce Two controls Microsoft Surface SDK applications with Kinect.

With Microsoft Kinect, Evoluce can support up to four users simultaneously, allowing them to work on the beautiful 46″ multi-touch LCD screen. The multimedia table is capable of recognizing 60 simultaneous inputs and is the optimal way to collaborate with photos, videos, documents, and maps.

Apple To Debut ‘HD+’ 1080p iTunes Movie Services Later This Year?

AppleInsider reports that Apple may be preparing to begin supporting 1080p movies in its iTunes Store later this year, based on reports of film studios submitting films to Apple in a new “HD+” format at the higher resolution.

Apple has resisted 1080p for its iTunes videos and even the current version of Apple TV because the company claims it will slow down streaming speeds, which could degrade your viewing experience more than the extra resolution could improve it.

Apple Loses Playlist Patent Suit, Must Pay $8M

A federal judge has ordered Apple to pay a huge fine for infringement of two patents of Personal Audio, related to the creation and use of iPod playlist.

Personal Audio sued Apple for patent infringement in 2009 asking for compensation of $84M.The two patents were the “U.S. patents 6,199,076: Audio Player Program Including a Dynamic Controller Selection Program” and “7,509,178: Audio Program Distribution and Playback System”.

iPhone 5 Leaked In China ?

With evidence mounting that the iPhone 5 is coming in the fall, here is some more fuel for the fire.

A new Chinese case design has been found on Alibaba.com, which is a business-to-business trading site for Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, claiming to be for the iPhone 5G. It is worth taking a look at as Chinese manufacturers often get design specs before the official launch.

PDFs Pose Threat In iOS Devices

It recently came to light that a security hole in iOS means users could potentially find their iDevices infected with malware if they open dodgy attachments.

Users are particularly vulnerable when they view Portable Document Format, or PDF, files, which give attackers an opportunity to infect the devices with malicious software, giving them administrative rights to the device.

Tiny Camera That Could Revolutionize Surgery

A microscopic ‘pinhead’ camera has been developed that costs pennies to make and could have a host of applications, from surgery to robotics.

The device is small enough to fit on the head of a pin and contains no lenses or moving parts. It is created from pieces of silicon doped to make them sensitive to light at different angles.

Cisco Brings High Speed WiFi To Stadiums

Cisco has just announced a new WiFi access point and stadium antenna that covers smaller areas, perfect for use in arenas to give consumers improved access and wireless speeds. Research shows that although people don’t pull a lot of web data when they are, say, watching ‘the big game’, they transmit a heck of a lot of data to the outside world.

This says a lot about the needs of human interaction and remaining part of our social networks even when our friends cannot join us for a day out, watching the ball game.