News tagged with handheld device

The Facebook of plant science

By building PhotosynQ - a handheld device with sensors and an online data-sharing and analysis platform - a team of Michigan State University researchers is creating the plant-science equivalent of Facebook.

Jan 21, 2015
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Researchers developing smaller micromanipulators

Micromanipulators are used for precision procedures such as medical surgery and cell manipulation, where a higher level of dexterity is required than is achievable with the human hand. The micromanipulator ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Tablets thrust Thai classrooms into digital era

In a rural classroom in the Thai highlands, hill tribe children energetically slide their fingertips over tablet computer screens practicing everything from English to mathematics and music.

Jun 18, 2013
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Making frequency-hopping radios practical

The way in which radio spectrum is currently allocated to different wireless technologies can lead to gross inefficiencies. In some regions, for instance, the frequencies used by cellphones can be desperately ...

May 15, 2013
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