Updated Earthquake Detection System Provides Data in Minutes

NASA and Scripps Institute of Oceanography have developed an earthquake detection system that provides more accurate data about an earthquake within minutes. When an earthquake strikes, the most valuable information (that is needed immediately) includes its location, depth, and magnitude. The quality of the information and how fast it can be obtained affects the number of lives that can be potentially saved. Currently, seismic sensors on the ground are used to measure how much the eart...
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Matrix

The MATRIX is a beautifully designed compact black disc about 4 inches in diameter device that allows you to create and download applications for the Internet of Things, giving you a device that can be used in many different ways at once. With fifteen onboard sensors, MATRIX allows for more than thirty-two thousand sensor combinations that let you control the temperature of your home, monitor your small business after-hours, and so much more. The company describes the Matrix as a small but impre...
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Haiku ceiling fan for the smart home owner

Haiku ceiling fan includes Wi-Fi connectivity and sensors that enable it to regulate temperature and kick into action when someone enters the room. With either aluminum, Moso bamboo or matrix composite airfoils, Haiku uses a built-in Wi-Fi module, infrared motion, ambient temperature and humidity sensors to help maintain the user's ideal room temperature. This means it can start up or wind down as you enter or leave a room, speed up as more people enter the room and the temperature and humidity ...
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SmartMat: The world’s first intelligent yoga mat.

SmartMat is the first intelligent yoga mat with a companion app to coach you through individual exercises and correct your positioning. It contains a number of sensors that measure pressure. You calibrate the mat by giving it information about your age, gender, height and weight, then you lay down on the mat to measure the length of your arms and legs. Once the mat is set to your unique stats, it will be able to understand exactly where your hands and feet are placed, if you’ve achieved balance ...
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Smart Tennis Racket.

The Babolat Play Pure Drive racket looks like a regular racket on the outside. However, sensors integrated into the handle allow players to have access to a lot of information on power, impact locator, type and number of strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, overhead smash). Babolat's challenge has been to integrate sensors in the handle of the racket without changing the playability or the feel of the racket. The design seamlessly integrates 2 buttons and a USB port inside the butt cap without ch...
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Tellspec : Predictive intelligence about food.

Tellspec Food Sensor is the world’s first consumer handled device able to scan food at a molecular level. It provides you with the most relevant and useful information about what is in your food so you can make an informed decision that better matches your health needs. The technology includes a three-part system ,a pocket-sized sensor, a cloud-based analysis engine, and a mobile app that work together to scan foods, identify calories, macronutrients, allergens, fiber, sugars, and also provide r...
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Sleep Number’s x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits.

Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, heart rate and breathing rate. The bed has two sections, each of which are independently adjustable, so that once the bed knows your sleeping patterns, it can suggest ways you might want to change, say, the head incline. Additionally and this is perhaps our favorite feature a Partner Snore feature allows you raise your partner's headrest to help ease snoring. Having a lumpy mattres...
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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail.

Wearable Thumbnail Sensor called NailO is the latest tiny wireless trackpad. A Novel tiny wireless trackpad that can be worn on a thumbnail has been developed by the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This device is called NailO, and the prototype trackpad is similar to the stick-on nails sometimes used as a fashion accessory. It attaches to the user’s thumb and can be controlled by running a finger over its surface. This new wearable device turns the user’s thumb...
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Tesla Autopilot Mode – Model S Software Version 7.0

Tesla has launched a software update for its vehicles enabling the cars to have an "autopilot" mode. The latest software update, 7.0 allows Model S to use its unique combination of cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors and data to automatically steer down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, Model S scans for a parking space and parallel parks on your command. Today’s update increases the driver’s confidence behind the wheel...
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Tiny technology helps save the honey bees.

Microsensors may be the key to solving the mystery behind the collapse of honeybee colonies. Australian researchers announced  that they have attached tiny, top-of-the-line trackers to about 10,000 healthy honeybees in an effort to find out what is driving a decline in the pollinators’ global population. The experiment, supported by an international group of scientists, farmers, beekeepers, and tech companies, is the latest to use tracking and tagging technology to study animal behavior and resp...
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DroneTracker: Novel Multi-Sensor Drone Warning System

European startup, DeDrone, has been initiated to combat the possible dangers by using a DroneTracker system to identify unauthorized drones. These drones can then be monitored to ensure they are not being used maliciously. The DroneTracker guards against spying, smuggling, potential terrorist attacks and invasions of personal privacy. Based on multiple parameters such as noise, shape, and movement patterns, it is unlike any other drone warning system able to reliably detect all types of drones. ...
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Protein-based sensor detects viral infection, kills cancer cells

A revolutionary discovery that protein-based sensor could detect viral infection or kill cancer cells. MIT biological engineers is that they have developed a modular system of proteins that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a specific response, such as cell death. This system can be customized to detect any DNA sequence in a mammalian cell and then trigger a desired response, including killing cancer cells or cells infected with a virus. This technology is ...
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Flyte lightbulb levitates and rotates in the air.

Flyte is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. The amazing flyte hovering light uses magnetic levitation and wireless technology to rotate continuously with almost no friction. It is described as a new way to experience light, one that is free from the constraints of gravity and enhances wireless technology to receive power. Combing tesla laws of induction with the signature bulb, it is powered through the air making it safe and harmless as it nee...
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Breathe fresh clean air in a SmartVent home.

SmartVent Evolve is an intelligent tablet based system that lets you control your home’s internal climate. This new system quietly ventilates your home with fresher, drier air, removing condensation and moisture and creating a healthier, more comfortable living environment. It is set to change home ventilation forever. Evolve’s sensor technology can monitor both temperature and humidity to effectively control condensation. This air is passed through a high efficiency filter and introduced int...
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Israeli Mini-Scanner Can Tell The Difference Between Food, Drink or Pills

An Israeli start-up has launched a pocket device which analyses instantly the composition of food, drink, medication or other objects. It is the first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. The process it uses is simple. Its SCiO tool sends data on the chemical makeup of a substance to the user's smartphone, where a variety of applications will present the results. The SCiO does not need physical contact with the substance being tested because it uses a beam of light in wh...
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Ultra-Flexible Devices to Monitor the Brain

Brain activity can be monitored with tiny flexible electronics which could roll up to fit in a pocket. Charles Lieber, a nanoscientist and nanotechnologist at Harvard University, has designed latest ultra-thin electronics flexible enough to get stuffed into the needle of a syringe with a diameter as small as the average width of a human hair. Currently available flexible electronics are usually flat sheets, designed to lie on surfaces. They help to monitor and manipulate living tissue but ...
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Turn your body into a touchscreen interface

Skinput, a new technology, listens to the vibrations of your body and turns it into a touching interface. One of the newest invention ideas in interface devices is Skinput which is the product of a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon's Harrison, Desny Tan and Dan Morris of Microsoft Research. Previous attempts at using projected interfaces used motion-tracking to determine where a person taps. Skinput uses a series of sensors to track where a user taps on his arm. It uses a different and no...
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Nest: The Smart Thermostat

Tony Fadell who invented the iPod and the iPhone has developed a new thermostat called 'Nest'. The slimmer and sleeker Nest Thermostat includes many features, one of which is a bigger, sharper display which saves energy. Nest is a thermostat that utilizes artificial intelligence and learns from manual adjustments. It uses sensors to detect room temperatures and can also know whether a room is occupied or not. It can interact with you directly or communicate with you over the internet throu...
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Smart Pills for collecting data inside the body

Imagine if a vitamin sized pill could collect medical data from your body. Companies such as SmartPill have come out with wireless devices contained in tiny capsules to collect information from inside the body. The SmartPill capsule includes miniaturized sensors or cameras, a printed circuit board and tiny batteries that work to collect medical data as it makes its way through a person's gastrointestinal tract. Once swallowed, the device collects the required information, stores the data a...
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Contacts lenses that changes color when sugar levels change in the blood

Smart contact lens, created by a University of Western Ontario professor, help measure blood glucose levels for people with diabetes. An ongoing innovative research of a new Smart Lens by Jin Shang, a professor of biochemical engineering at the University of Western Ontario is a contact lens that changes color when sugar levels change in the blood. Diabetes is a huge and growing problem affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. It is a daily struggle for people with diabetes to keep ...
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Ultra-flexible, Ultra-Thin Devices Developed to Monitor the Brain

Brain activity can be monitored with tiny flexible electronics which could roll up to fit in a pocket. Charles Lieber, a nanoscientist and nanotechnologist at Harvard University, has designed latest ultra-thin electronics flexible enough to get stuffed into the needle of a syringe with a diameter as small as the average width of a human hair. Traditional electronics are rigid and the procedures to measure brain activity would involve surgery; surgeons would make an opening equal to the siz...
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A Novel Stethoscope Save Costs and Save Lives

A new cardiac stethoscope funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) helps doctors detect heart failure more effectively than ever before. Despite advances in medicine that make many heart conditions treatable, the absence of effective, early diagnosis often leads to sudden, unexpected deaths. Annually more than one million patients are hospitalized due to heart failure and the cost of health care services, medications to treat heart failure etc. are tremendous. Furthermore most of the p...
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Freespira a new, non-pharmaceutical treatment for panic disorder

A novel non-drug treatment, the Freespira Breathing System, can train individuals with panic disorder to adjust their breathing, reducing the number of panic attack occurrences substantially—all at home. Individuals with panic disorder have a different breathing pattern than others, even during times when they are not having a panic attack. Scientists have proved this difference through research that has shown varying respiration rates and exhaled CO2 levels between those with panic disorder ...
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