Every year, a huge portion of the medical researches published turn out to be inaccurate or otherwise faulty. Stanford University now aims to open a Meta-Research Innovation Center which will examine these researches.
There are a number of experimental techniques through which paralyzed patients can communicate. However, most of these techniques tend to be quite a hassle for the patients, requiring a bulky gear. Researchers have now found a new way to accomplish the same goal: communication through pupil movement.
Graphene is touted as the world's strongest material. This one-atom thick material is 300 times stronger than steel. And, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has now received a hefty grant of $1.35 billion from European Union to develop graphene and explore its potentials.
While at one side, a survey found 60% voters want to cast their vote for the next president selection through mobile app or text message, on the other side, another report says that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults feel discomfort using digital devices.
Wikileaks has long been eyed as something that is dangerous and undesirable by the authorities, especially in US. However, the data divulged by Wikileaks is now being put to a use that may change this opinion in Washington. Researchers are using the leaked data on Wikileakes to predict the rise in insurgency in different Afghan regions.
For a lot of practitioners scholarly information is too costly to access. Academic publishers charge thousands of dollars for journal subscriptions. This whole thing is a burden on knowledge seekers. The proponents of open knowledge have raised the question of morality of the model. Why should people pay to access research findings of those are funded through tax-payers money? Shouldn't it be open for all?
At present, there are many amazing robots. But unfortunately, we can't afford them because of their high price. So, for us, owning a robot always remains a dream. But recently MIT has announced a new project, 'An Expedition in Computing Printable Programmable Machines.' Their aim is to give everyone a chance to have his/her own robot. Therefore, MIT gets $10 million funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) for printable robots. The time is not so far, when we will see, personal robots are helping people in different tasks.
Japan is not only a country of Earthquakes but also it is country of developing different technologies. A research group at The University of Electro-Communications is developing an interface to detect tongue movement using the Kinect. This interface is intended mainly for training the oral muscles including the tongue only. It is especially made for those people who have oral motor function disorders affecting their ability to speak or swallow.
Can anyone tell me, what is the meaning of April Fool? Where did it come from? Why people are supposed to be fooled in April? Why not in January, August or some other month? I wrote in my previous article, Google brings self driving car for all including blind people. Unfortunately, that's not true. Don't forget guys, yesterday was April 1. It was a April Fool Day. Google circumvented me (in fact, us) and unintentionally I circumvented you. How did you like the April Fool Prank?
Google announced their self driving car project in 2010. Their vision was to make this car more enjoyable and more efficient along with safe driving. Though there’s a lot left to design and test the car, but they have already completed over 200,000 miles of computer led driving journey safely. Recently, Google employees choose Steve Mahan to join with them for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to have a technical experiment of the autonomous car. Steve Mahan is nearly blind and sat behind the driving wheel of the car.