FingerSound uses wearable ring technology to detect numbers and letters drawn on fingers. Credit: Georgia Tech FingerSound uses wearable ring technology to detect numbers and letters drawn on fingers. With the whirl of a thumb, Georgia Tech researchers have created technology that allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the

Jason Barnes can play piano for the first time since losing part of his arm in 2012. Credit: Georgia Tech Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their

Examples of 3D CG models used in the study. Credit: Kawahara J. and Osugi T., Perception, September 24, 2017 In many countries, nodding is a communicative signal that means approval, and head shaking is a gesture of denial. Hokkaido University Associate Professor Jun-ichiro Kawahara and Yamagata University Associate Professor Takayuki Osugi previously demonstrated that the

UW engineers have developed the first 3-D printed plastic objects that can connect to other devices via WiFi without using any electronics. The 3-D printed attachment above can sense how much laundry soap is being used — and automatically order more when the bottle is running low. Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington Imagine a bottle

Physicists at MIT and Harvard University have demonstrated a new way to manipulate quantum bits of matter. The researchers report using a system of finely tuned lasers to first trap and then tweak the interactions of 51 individual atoms, or quantum bits. Physicists at MIT and Harvard University have demonstrated a new way to manipulate

Upon execution of Grover’s quantum algorithm, the terbium single-molecule transistor reads out unsorted databases. Credit: KIT/Institut Néel Scrapbooks or social networks are collections of mostly unsorted data. The search for single elements in very large data volumes, i.e. for the needle in the data haystack, is extremely complex for classical computers. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute

Visualization of vortices in a drop of silicone oil sitting on a warm bath. The temperature difference generates a recirculating flow that is visualized by shining a green laser light on fluorescent particles that are added as passive tracers within the drop. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers   A drop or two of cold cream

Some action strategy video games can act like IQ tests. Credit: © sezer66 / Fotolia Researchers at the University of York have discovered a link between young people’s ability to perform well at two popular video games and high levels of intelligence. Studies carried out at the Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs) at York found

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated disruption of genes associated with cuticle pigment caused mosquitoes to turn from black to yellow, and disruption of genes associated with eye pigment caused eye color to change from black to white.Credit: UC Riverside Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline.

A blue LED shines on a vial containing heavy water, a pharmaceutical compound, and a light-activated catalyst. The new photocatalytic approach from Princeton’s David MacMillan turns a multi-month process into a one-day step, speeding the arrival of new drugs to the marketplace. Credit: David MacMillan/Princeton University Radioactivity may have a bad rap, but it plays

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