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New Sensor May Detect Cancer From Breath

In the future, it may become possible for an individual to easily check their health by connecting a sensor to a smartphone or other device. There are also hopes that the nation’s growing medical expenditures could be curbed by the early detection of disease. The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), based in Tsukuba, Ibaraki […]

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Nanowall 3D Technology to Improve Touchscreen Experience

In a first, a team of researchers has used 3D print technology to create a new type of transparent electrode to enhance the display quality and touchscreen experience. A research team led by Dimos Poulikakos, professor of thermodynamics at ETH University in Zurich, Switzerland, created a transparent electrode that takes the form of a grid […]

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Einstein’s Mass-Energy Equation Inadequate, Claims Indian Researcher

Einstein’s mass-energy equation (E=mc^2) is inadequate as it has not been completely studied and is only valid under special conditions, an Indian researcher has claimed in an international paper. Einstein considered just two light waves of equal energy emitted in opposite directions with uniform relative velocity, Ajay Sharma, a Shimla-based researcher who challenged Albert Einstein’s […]

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New Smartphone-Based System Could Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

Diabetics may soon be able to ditch constant finger pricks and insulin injections, thanks to a new smartphone-based system that can automatically control blood-sugar levels. A smartphone, combined with a tiny sensor and wearable insulin pump, can stand in for pancreas, monitoring blood-sugar levels and delivering insulin as needed, researchers said. The system will enter […]

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Scientists Create First ‘Growth Chart’ for the Milky Way

Researchers have created the first-ever ‘growth chart’ for Milky Way, which shows how our galaxy grew from its infancy to the bright spiral galaxy we see Monday. The chart uses the ages of more than 70,000 stars and extends halfway across our galaxy to 50,000 light-years away. “Close to the centre of our galaxy, we […]

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New Device Could Produce, Detect Gravitational Field

Scientists have proposed a revolutionary device which they say could create detectable gravitational field, an advance that may transform physics and shake up Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Until now, a scientific advance like this was a dream of science fiction, but it could open up many new applications such as telecommunications with gravitational waves […]

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SpaceX to Attempt Ocean Landing of Falcon 9 Rocket on January 17

SpaceX will try again Sunday to land its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform, one month after successfully returning the rocket’s first stage to an upright landing on solid ground. Previous attempts to set down the rocket’s first stage on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean have failed, but the California-based company will […]

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New Smart Cam Can Distinguish Between Cats, Cat Burglars and Cars

Netatmo on Monday announced a smart security camera and floodlight combo at CES 2016. The Presence camera is designed for outdoor use and can identify objects such as people, animals and vehicles. The camera, which connects to a rectangular floodlight, can be customized to send alerts to a smartphone app or desktop browser based on what […]

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Samsung Places Fridge at Center of Smart Home

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the Family Hub Refrigerator at CES, ongoing in Las Vegas through Saturday. The new refrigerator sports a 21.5-inch full HD LCD screen on the upper right outside door, which doubles as a communications center. The screen lets users post, share and update calendars, as well as pin digital photos, share images […]

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HDR tech in TVs promises sharper colours, but not much to watch

LAS VEGAS: For years, TV makers have focused on making pictures sharper by squeezing more pixels onto screens. Now, their attention is shifting to improving the way sets display colour, with a newish technology called HDR taking center stage. HDR, or high dynamic range, promises brighter whites, darker blacks, and a richer range of colors […]