Fukushima’s No Man’s Land – A Place Where Even Robots Find It Hard to Tread

All this time we’ve been talking about technology taking us to new heights making life as comfortable as it was never before with robots and machines that can do things that we could hardly imagine and in one part of the world, we have technology fail us time and again as we try to clean out a disaster struck nuclear plant.

Japan’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant suffered multiple meltdowns when five years ago one of the worst earthquakes in history ...

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Bionic Fingertip Brings Hope for Amputees

Remember Luke Skywalker from Star Wars who lost his hand in duel with Darth Vader? The young Jedi could hardly regret his loss because he received an artificial hand which allowed him to grip and feel once again. With the lines between science and fiction quickly being blurred as scientists continuously cross the line to create something we had only imagined in sci-fi books and movies, this particular Star Wars episode encouraged many scientists to build prosthetic limbs that can ...

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General Motors’ Euphoric Endeavors in the Transportation Industry – Maven

General Motors emerges as a total winner in the race of providing next gen transportation with its latest program called Maven. This euphoric endeavor of General Motors brings together the efforts of the company in car-sharing services and a team of forty creative brains who are a part of the car technology industry. Additionally, people are being brought in from renowned companies like Zipcar, Google, and Sidecar so that more sharing services can be developed and added to Maven.

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Need the Constant Attention of a Mother for Your Home – Bring Home the Robotic Sensor Hub Called Mother

Mothers can get really intrusive trying to constantly keep a track of whatever we do; and now a team of innovators have created a robotic sensor hub which can monitor almost everything in your home. They have quite aptly named it Mother. With the constant monitoring it does there is hardly any other name that could have suited it any better – we certainly don’t mean that we do not love our mothers – just that this robotic sensor hub ...

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From Tap-To-Pay to Talk-To-Pay – Google’s Getting Creative but Is It Making Us Lazier?

The tap and pay technology may soon be obsolete if Google’s experimental payment app kicks off. With almost everything becoming hands free with technology, I am thinking my hands are being a little too undermined by tech giants. But that means I can hold a burger in one hand and sip some coca cola with the other and still make a payment at a McDonald’s store.

So far we’ve been going gaga about the Near Field Technology which powers the touch ...

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Dietsensor – The Future of Nutrition Looks Brighter with This Tool

Want to know how many calories that delightful meal of yours contains? A handheld scanner can make your job super easy. CES award winner, DietSensor can help you keep a tab on the carbs and calories you consume. It can display the nutritional content of a food when you hold the scanner to the food you want to be examined. Remy Bonnasse, co-founder and CEO of the company called DietSensor, “The next generation of diet and nutrition apps.”

DietSensor uses ...

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Emotion Aware Gaming – Affectiva Makes It Possible

All this time, Gaming companies have been investing in motion sensors which made gaming fun and – to an extent – interactive. When we had just about adapted ourselves to motion sensors, a Boston-based start-up, Affectiva, has introduced a software which can identify your emotions while you are playing a video game. Affectiva has been formed out of an MIT Media Lab and the alluring concept created by the company is reaching fever pitch as gamers look forward to ...

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World without Privacy – Apple vs. USA

Capitol Hill was seen raving about security, technology and terrorism on Tuesday when Apple’s fight against FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone owned by a terrorist in the San Bernardino case was put under scrutiny by the House of Judiciary Committee. This arm of the government handles matters which relate to the enforcement of law and order in the US.

It took five and half exasperated hours, a determined FBI director, and an even more determined Apple representative, an encryption expert, ...

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Pyramidal Explorer: An interactive Tool for Exploring the Morpho-Functional Relations of Human Pyramidal Neurons

Neuroanatomy has evolved rapidly in the past few years; various techniques and new procedures have made it possible to examine the nervous system. The Pyramidal Explorer is a new tool that interactively explores and divulges the detailed organization of the microanatomy of pyramidal neurons with functionally correlated models. A certain set of functionalities permit possible regional differences in the pyramidal cells structural design to be discovered by uniting quantitative morphological information about the structure of the cell with applied functional ...

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Foxconn’s $5.5 Billion Bid for Sharp Put on Hold

Destiny takes a wrong turn for Sharp; the $5.5 billion massive deal seemed to be final for the Japanese consumer electronics company when the Hon Hai industries suddenly decided to postpone the acquisition. Hon Hai trades under the name of Foxconn; famously known as Apple contractor. The manufacturing giant has made products for companies like Sony, Nintendo, Amazon, Microsoft and Sharp too.

Sharp stated earlier that Foxconn would buy shares worth $5.5 billion. Foxconn suddenly called the deal off on ...

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