Scientists successfully place calls on battery-less mobile phone

battery-less mobile phone

A team of researchers have developed the first cell phone that does not require a traditional power source. A team of scientists have developed a new battery-less mobile phone and have managed to use it to place Skype calls. The mobile device consumes next to no energy. It requires so little power that it can operate on energy collected from ambient light or radio signals. Though the device is far from being as powerful as a smartphone, the battery free mobile technology is fascinating. At the moment, the battery-less mobile…

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Augmented reality lens from Microsoft and the University of Washington in the final stages of development

Augmented Reality contact lens

Microsoft and the University of Washington are in the final stages of development for a new augmented reality project that may change the way people see the world. Early last year, the duo announced that they were working on an augmented reality contact lens. The lens could be used to enhance human vision like normal contact lenses, but it could also augment a person’s vision with digital information. Microsoft claims that the project will show just how practical augmented reality really is. Augmented reality is commonly used in the marketing…

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Augmented reality lends could be the end of blindness

Augmented Reality contect lens (not actual device)

Augmented reality has been a technology that has been seeing most use in terms of marketing and video games. To date, the practical uses for the technology have been few and far between, despite the growing rate at which researchers are using the technology in the fields of medicine and science. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed and new optical device that seeks to lend more practicality to the technology and lead it away from the realm of novelty. The team of researchers has developed a prototype bionic…

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How augmented reality is being used to find a cure for cancer

Scripps Research Institute in California

Augmented reality is commonly associated with games, marketing or science fiction, but the technology is becoming invaluable to scientists looking for a way to beat cancer. The technology’s penchant for 3D imaging allows scientists to interact with large-scale models of molecules and chemicals in a way they have never done before. Art Olsen, a professor of chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in California, is using augmented reality to see how new drugs are interacting with molecules as a way to determine their effectiveness when fighting the disease. Olsen, along…

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