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A new app called Ultimeyes has been shown to improve long-distance vision with just 30 minutes use per day. The app has been created by Aaron Seitz, a neuroscientist at the University of Riverside California (UCR) and is currently available on Windows PC and the iTunes store. They tested the app with 19 UCR baseball players; quite an appropriate test group as vision is rather important when a baseball flying at 150 km/h can reach you in a mere 400 milliseconds. The study showed that players’ vision was improved by an average of 31%. Many players vision improved beyond the normal [...]
The ‘Outernet‘ project based in New York has set out to launch numerous small satellites into space, also known as CubeSats, to beam free and uncensored internet to the entire world. Even countries with strict internet policies such as China and North Korea, or even remote villages or islands in Africa are set to be able to receive it. 40% of the Worlds population currently have no access to the internet according to the project. The non-profit organisation Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) plan to be launching the first satellites as Early as January 2015. These will not however be providing the internet as [...]
Firstly, let’s get one thing straight: There’s no such thing as a truly air powered car. Air requires energy to store energy as it needs to be compressed. However, Peugeot have brought a new hybrid combination to the automotive table by teaming hydraulics with a conventional gasoline engine. During low speed driving under 43mph, in a city for example, the car will solely be powered by air 80% of the time and the gasoline engine provides a boost for uphill driving or fast speeds such as motorways. [photo credit] Peugeot are planning to introduce the hybrid transmission to the Peugot [...]
3D printing is getting more and more new applications every day. Although it looks more suitable for industrial manufactures, the latest application of the 3D printing process is regarding medicine. If we have to be more exact – heart surgery. Roland Lian Cung Bawi of Owensboro was born 14 months ago and has the misfortune of having four congenital heart defects. The life-saving heart surgery was held at Kosair Children’s Hospital in collaboration with engineers from the University of Louisville. The idea of using 3D printed model of a human heart came to the mind of Philip Dydynski, radiology director [...]
Medicine could be changed radically by the modern technology in a couple of years from now on. Few years later we may drink some sort of medical gadgets instead of the current chemical medicaments. This thing may become reality if the invention of Mir Imran passes through successful trials. He invented a robotic pill purposed to replace injectable medicaments for chronic diseases such as diabetes. The pill is made of ingestible polymer and has hollow needles made of carbohydrates. The project is funded by Google. The robotic pill is still not tested in humans, which means that it will take [...]