How Biosensors Are Being Used To Treat Prostate Cancer

June 15, 2017 1 min read


Like most geeks, our perceptions of futuristic medical technology were heavily shaped by Star Trek. The image of Bones waving his tricorder in front of some poor redshirt afflicted with an alien plague […]

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Nissan recalls 4 million cars with faulty seat belts and air bags

May 02, 2016 1 min read


You do not want to be involved in an accident in one of these cars before Nissan repairs them.

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WISP computer has no battery, gets power wirelessly from radio waves

April 26, 2016 1 min read

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We’ve been hearing for years about all the ways the “internet of things” is supposed to revolutionize the world. When is that supposed to happen, though? Sure, you can get a few smart-things […]

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Pigeons wearing tiny backpacks are tracking air pollution in London

March 16, 2016 1 min read


Urban areas around the world are becoming ever more tightly packed with buildings, travel routes, and people. That means one thing: more pollution. But how much more? How do you map out the […]

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MIT created a roll of tape that can sense in three dimensions

February 29, 2016 1 min read


Duct tape is a DIYers best friend — there’s really no limit to what you can do with the stuff. Although, you can’t use it as a sensor array for an IoT device […]

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Next-gen fitness bands will drink your sweat to track your health

February 02, 2016 1 min read

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Humans sweat as a way of transferring heat away and lowering body temperature, but the composition of that sweat could also be used to gather health data. A new prototype wearable device designed […]

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Sonavation bonds a biometric sensor to Gorilla Glass

July 21, 2015 1 min read


Coming soon: a biometric sensor embedded in the screen of every new smartphone and tablet hitting the market.

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Samsung wants to measure your body fat with your phone

July 13, 2015 1 min read

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Samsung was the first major smartphone maker to start including heart rate monitors on its smartphones, and a new patent could offer a glimpse of what’s coming next. The new Samsung patent is […]

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Wrist tattoos are breaking Apple Watch

April 29, 2015 1 min read


As with all new types of gadgets that hit the market, there are going to be a few issues, some of which can be solved, others that cannot. It turns out that the […]

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Nano-earthquakes used to make better solar cells and cameras

March 17, 2015 1 min read


A team of Australian researchers are quite literally shaking up the world of technology. They’ve discovered a way to improve electronics using what they call “nano-earthquakes.” Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology scientists are […]

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Notion’s smart sensors monitor everything in your home and send you reports

October 05, 2014 1 min read

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Most home security systems detect a few things like fire, open doors, and motion. They’re also expensive and often come with equally pricey service contracts. Notion aims keep you apprised of what’s going […]

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New fingertip sensor makes this robot incredibly dextrous

September 19, 2014 1 min read


It’s not always easy being a robot. While it’s painfully simple to perform certain tasks, others that appear simple can prove to be frustratingly difficult. Take plugging a dangling USB cable into an […]

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