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Expanding camera lens combines insect, human vision

This hybrid approach could give smartphone cameras dynamic focus, and add depth to surgical imaging.<p>Insects' hemispheric eyes have a wide field of view and high resolution. What if they could be combined with the focusing abilities humans enjoy?<p>This lens from Ohio State University is a hybrid of …

Cameras

The Sound of Silence: GE’s Silent Scan Dials Down MRI Noise to a Whisper

Doctor visits tend to be quiet affairs, unless an MRI exam, or a root canal, is on the agenda. An MR scanner can generate noise in excess of 110 …

Magnetism

Slice Steak The Right Way

Cut your meat like this and it will reward you with extreme tenderness<p>Maybe it’s happened to you: You slap down a pricey Jurassic-sized slab of meat on a grill and cook it to juicy, medium-rare perfection. Then, after you finally sink your teeth into the steak, you realize something is wrong.<p>It’s …

Fingerprint analysis: will the iPhone’s newest sensor change the world again?

Biometrics could be the latest technology to benefit from Apple’s touch<p>The era of one-tap authentication is about to begin. Apple's announcement today of a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s brings biometrics into the mainstream, enabling fast and secure access to your smartphone while also …

Betaworks Adds Gravity Mode to its Super Addictive Dots Game

Dots is a simple, well-designed and incredibly addictive ‘match three’ (or in this case, match two or more) game designed by Betaworks for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.<p>General Electric (GE) has teamed up with the developer to implement a new Gravity Mode this weekend for casual players. It …

Monkeys Understand Basic Forms Of Wealth

When the money is water, "wealthier" monkeys take more risks. Which makes them a decent model for human behavior.<p>Much like their human cousins, wealthy primates are more likely to monkey around with their money, says a new study on how monkeys perceive wealth and risk.<p>Currency means little to a …

NSA Subverts Most Encryption, Works With Tech Organizations For Back-Door Access, Report Says

The National Security Agency’s most wanted man and newly minted Russian resident, Edward Snowden, has revealed new details about the ability of intelligence agencies to crack supposedly secret communications.<p>“The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using …

Samsung Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note III To Be Unveiled Sep 4

Samsung has confirmed that it will reveal the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note III smartphone in Berlin on September 4, prior to the IFA trade show and the same day Sony wants to launch to launch its ‘Honami’ handset.<p>The date has been rumored for some time, and the launch of Samsung’s next …

Bubonic plague kills boy in Kyrgyzstan

A teenage boy has died of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan, health officials have confirmed, adding that an epidemic was not likely.<p>The 15-year-old was a herder from a small mountain village of Ichke-Zhergez in eastern Kyrgyzstan, close to the border with Kazakhstan and the Issyk-Kul lake.<p>He died last …

Environmental Health

Steve Caplan on US research funding bias

Funding crunch is exposing biases that relegate major research to narrow geographic areas on the east and west coasts<p>The notion of hotspots for scientific research in the US is not a new concept. When I left Jerusalem for postdoctoral studies in the US nearly 15 years ago, my PhD mentor had …

Lockheed Martin building a car-transporting drone for DARPA

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division is building a drone that will be able to transport cars, storage containers, and eventually even pods full of soldiers for DARPA. The drone, which will be called the Transformer TX, is currently in a $20.3-million "Phase 3" process, which means Lockheed is …

The Division trailer demonstrates playing with a remote friend

The latest trailer for Ubisoft's <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> shows off the game's companion gaming feature, in which players on mobile devices can log into and participate in other players' games.<p>Players can join their friends' games as a drone by logging in anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. …

Take a snapshot of the entire internet in just 44 minutes with ZMap scanner

Surveying every IP address on the internet isn’t an easy task, and if you don’t have the luxury of a botnet, a single scan can take months. Luckily, some researchers at the University of Michigan have created an open source alternative called ZMap that can cut the total time to under 45 minutes on …

Brains Of Dying Rats Yield Clues About Near-Death Experiences

A burst of brain activity just after the heart stops may be the cause of so-called near-death experiences, scientists say.<p>The insight comes from research involving nine lab rats whose brains were analyzed as they were being euthanized. Researchers discovered what appears to be a momentary increase …

A Drinking Glass That Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Three years ago Michael Abramson was at a nightclub in Boston. Shortly after taking a sip of his drink, he knew something was wrong. It was his first …

Articles about 5 home design solutions japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by...<p>Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>On a daily basis, …

Palm Springs

Secure Email Options for Message Privacy

It's shockingly, disturbingly easy for the government to snoop on your emails. Here are your weapons in the fight for secure email.<p>Many of us had assumed our feeble Gmail passwords were secure enough to keep prying eyes out of our email accounts. (I used a letter, a number, <i>and</i> a symbol!) But with …