Boosting heat transfer with nanoglue
(Phys.org)—A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results ...
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NEC unveils gesture controlling device
Japanese technology titan NEC has unveiled a gadget that allows users to control their TV, mobile phone or tablet computer using a virtual input device.
Physicists use Kinect to control holographic tweezers (w/ Video)
The next operating system
At the most basic level, a computer is something that receives zeroes and ones from either memory or an input device like a keyboard combines them in some systematic way, and ships the results ...
Device helps children with disabilities access tablets (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones—with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits—would be useless.
Germany: Microsoft wins patent case vs Motorola
(AP)—Microsoft Corp. has won a patent case in Germany against Google's Motorola unit over technology for mobile devices.
A versatile joystick for animation artists
Remember those molecule models made from sticks and balls you could assemble to study complex molecules back in school? Something similar has taken shape in the Interactive Geometry Lab at ETH Zurich. ETH-professor ...
Gentle touch and the bionic eye: Using haptics to improve outcomes for people given visual prosthetics
Normal vision is essentially a spatial sense that often relies upon touch and movement during and after development, there is often a correlation between how an object looks and how it feels. Moreover, as a child's senses ...
Controlling robotic arms is child's play
Move your arm and the robot imitates your movement. This type of intuitive handling is now possible thanks to a new input device that will simplify the control of industrial robots in the future. But that ...