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The $1 Paper Microscope That Could Change the World

The $1 Paper Microscope That Could Change the World

When diagnosing people in the developing world, health workers often go into the field lugging bulky, fragile, and expensive microscopes. “We ship research equipment and hope it’ll survive,” says Manu Prakash, a biophysicist. While traveling in Thailand, the scientist dreamt up a lightweight, low-cost alternative: a pocket-sized paper microscope made from a single sheet of folded paper, a pair of ... Read More »

Researchers See Through Walls With ‘Wi-Vi’

Researchers See Through Walls With ‘Wi-Vi’

Want X­ray vision like the man of steel? A technology that lets you see behind walls could soon be built in to your cell phone. MIT professor Dina Katabi and graduate student Fadel Adib have announced Wi­Vi, a demonstration of a technology that uses Wi­Fi to allow a viewer to “see” a person moving behind a wall. Previous work demonstrated that the ... Read More »

Talk to the hand: The mobile phone glove that lets you leave your handset in your pocket

Talk to the hand: The mobile phone glove that lets you leave your handset in your pocket

With the British winter approaching fast, touchscreen owners are faced with a dilemma – how to use their handset without freezing. However, an enterprising Italian firm has come to the rescue with a pair of gloves you can talk to. The left glove has a speaker and microphone sewn into the thumb and little finger, while the fingertips have a ... Read More »

Listen to the new Mercedes-AMG GT

Listen to the new Mercedes-AMG GT

Anything that rolls out of AMG’s Affalterbach facility must meet two criteria. One, an incredible ability to turn tyres into a combination of dust and acrid smoke at the first sight of a corner. And two, a guttural soundtrack loud enough to wake up any village in a five-mile radius. This autumn we’ll see AMG’s latest offering, the two-seat, F-Type-rivalling ... Read More »

Humans and robots will come together to compete in the 2016 Cybathalon

Humans and robots will come together to compete in the 2016 Cybathalon

The Olympics are meant to test human ability. But technology is now augmenting what humans can do, allowing them to cut through water faster and run on prosthetic legs at speeds faster than athletes who have legs. The Olympic committee has often reacted by banning equipment and clothing that give athletes too much of an advantage. A new Swiss competition called the Cybathlon, scheduled for 2016, sets ... Read More »