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29/09/2016

New Design of Asthma Inhaler Shrinks to Credit Card Size



Asthma inhalers have generally had the same design for quite a while, and all things considered they're moderately lightweight and little, and can be slipped into a pocket. Still, they're very prominent and nobody likes to use them out in the open for an off the cuff puff. Also, carrying it around is difficult in the event that it is held for the uncommon incidental asthma assault instead of day by day use. That is the place this new ultra-thin inhaler model comes in.

People suffering from asthma may soon have a sleek alternative to traditional and bulky inhalers.
The Bloom Inhaler fits in the palm of your hand, and is around the size and shape of a Mastercard. Asthma pharmaceutical is conveyed through a tiny nozzle that flips into spot on a roundabout opening in the top portion of the gadget; patients put their mouths over the gap to direct a measurements of drug, pretty much as they would when utilizing a conventional inhaler's mouthpiece.

Any standard inhaler can be utilized to fill Bloom as mentioned in the website. The gadget holds six doses, each of from the push of a trigger, and can be refilled a boundless number of times. The level, steel inhaler fits effectively inside a wallet, and its trim outline permits users to convey and utilize the gadget tactfully, not at all like bulkier models that can be unbalanced to carry.



The inhaler measures 54mm across and 85mm long, and is 4.3mm thick — that’s the thickness of about 5 ordinary credit cards. A small meter is located at the bottom, while the inhaler itself is constructed from reinforced steel. The inhaler works with any HFA inhalers, and has been tested extensively. According to the website, the company anticipates getting FDA approval for the unit this upcoming November.

When it does launch (assuming it gets approval), the inhaler will cost $40 USD. The website currently lists Bloom’s per-orders as “coming soon,” though it doesn’t provide a time  frame or date (presumably it would start after approval is received).


25/09/2016

New camera could read books without opening them


"Camera That can Read a BOOK !!", isn't this sounds unreal ? No this is real. Yes its true now this new camera can read a book without opening it.

 


Sometimes we find some old books which are centuries ago delicate to read but we have to read them without damaging them.

So keeping this in mind some people from MIT University have invented a new camera that can read these books without even opening or touching them.

"I wanted to know how deeply you could read a closed book, because no one has ever tried that," researcher Barmark Heshmat said in a video published by the MIT Media Lab. A paper about the new camera was published in "Nature Communication" and notes that it uses terahertz radiation, which falls between the microwave and infrared spectrum's.

At the point when the radiation goes through the pages of a given book, it causes a pulse to bounce back towards the device at a specific frequency. Terahertz radiation responds differently when it goes up against various chemicals, so the camera utilizes a confounded calculation or algorithm to measure, interpret and make an interpretation of those frequencies to recognize the words.

The camera is so sensitive that it can also measure how long it takes the radiation to reach the various gaps between pages, thereby determining which content falls on which pages.


 



The research team included Barmak Heshmat, Ramesh Raskar, and Albert Redo Sanchez from MIT, and Justin Romberg and Alireza Aghasi from Georgia Tech. The camera's prototype can currently tell the difference between 20 pages and read the content on the first nine of those pages. 

The researchers plan to refine the camera so that it can eventually read an entire book without ever flipping open the cover.

Watch the VIDEO for more info :

11/05/2016

WhatsApp app for Windows, Mac


Today whatsapp introduced a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you'll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.

To download the app, visit https://www.whatsapp.com/download from your desktop browser. Then, open the app and scan the QR code using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).

Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket.

New material temporarily tightens skin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Scientists Develop Material to Temporarily Smooth Wrinkles.

“Second skin” polymer could also be used to protect dry skin and deliver drugs.


“It’s an invisible layer that can provide a barrier, provide cosmetic improvement, and potentially deliver a drug locally to the area that’s being treated. Those three things together could really make it ideal for use in humans,” Daniel Anderson says.

Photo: Melanie Gonick/MIT



“It has to have the right optical properties, otherwise it won’t look good, and it has to have the right mechanical properties, otherwise it won’t have the right strength and it won’t perform correctly,” Robert Langer says.

Photo: Olivo Labs


Researchers at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have built up another material that can briefly ensure and fix skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further improvement, it could likewise be utilized to convey medications to regard skin conditions, for example, skin inflammation and different sorts of dermatitis.

The material, a silicone-based polymer that could be connected on the skin as a flimsy, impalpable covering, emulates the mechanical and flexible properties of solid, young skin. In tests with human subjects, the analysts found that the material could reshape "eye sacks" under the lower eyelids furthermore improve skin hydration. This kind of "second skin" could likewise be adjusted to give durable bright security, the specialists say.

"It’s an invisible layer that can provide a barrier, provide cosmetic improvement, and potentially deliver a drug locally to the area that’s being treated. Those three things together could really make it ideal for use in humans," says Daniel Anderson, a  associate professor in MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering and an individual from MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES).

Anderson is one of the creators of a paper portraying the polymer in the May 9 online issue of Nature Materials. Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT and an individual from the Koch Institute, is the paper's senior creator, and the paper's lead creator is Betty Yu SM '98, ScD '02, previous VP at Living Proof. Langer and Anderson are prime supporters of Living Proof and Olivo Labs, and Yu earned her lord's and doctorate at MIT.


04/05/2016

Test your lung function over a call


Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have built up another health detecting tool that can precisely quantify lung capacity over a straightforward call made using any phone.

Many people who have asthma, cystic fibrosis or other chronic lung diseases have no real way to quantify how well their lungs are working. "With SpiroCall, you can call a 1-800 number, blow into the telephone and utilize the phone network to test your lung capacity," said Shwetak Patel of University of Washington.

SpiroCall transmits the gathered sound utilizing a standard telephone station - instead of a sound document that is exchanged by a cell phone application over the Internet. The group joined different relapse calculations to give dependable lung capacity gauges notwithstanding corrupted sound quality.

The group additionally built up a 3D printed whistle that can be utilized as a part of conjunction with SpiroCall that progressions pitch when the patient breathes out.

03/05/2016

Why Hard Disks & Pen Drives Have Less Space ?

Here's why Hard Disks and Pen Drives Have Less Space Than The Promised Space.

Pen drives, hard disks go under the class of USB flash drive. It is an information stockpiling gadget with an incorporated USB interface which consists flash memory.At present, pen drives and external hard disks have been part just like smartphones. But have you ever checked that the pen drives storage capacity is different to that of the promised space by the manufacturer?

Yes, the storage room contrasts without a doubt. For instance, let us take a 8 GB pen drive and when it is connected to your PC you can see that only 7.46 GB space is accessible.



Then where is the rest of 0.54 GB ? Scratching your head and cursing the manufacturer? Well, let me try to explain you .

A simple of math involved in this. Generally, every one of us knows that computers work using number 2 as the base. According to this the memory management will be :

1 KiloByte (KB) = 1024 Bytes
1 Mega Byte (MB) = 1024 Kilo Bytes (KB)
1 Giga Byte (GB) = 1024 Mega Bytes (MB)
8 GB = 1024 * 8 = 8192 MB

But pen drive and hard disks manufacturers consider it as base 10. i.e
1 KiloByte (KB) = 1000 Bytes
1 Mega Byte (MB) = 1000 Kilo Bytes (KB)
1 Giga Byte (GB) = 1000 Mega Bytes (MB)
8 GB = 1000 * 8 = 8000 MB ( approximately equal to 7.81 GB)

and the rest of the memory (approximately 0.35GB ) is reserved for data sector and system files for better performance.

As the device memory capacity increases, we lose more amount of space. The table below shows some significant figures.


Well the truth is that, manufacturers are actually not cheating anyone in this whole thing. In fact, they mention this on the box of hard disks and pen drives. Take a close look at your hard disk boxes.



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This is how "REFRESH BUTTON" works !!!

Microsoft Windows or simply Windows is an operating system which is developed, designed and sold by Microsoft. It is a graphical operating system. It dominates the world’s personal computer market with over 90% of market share overtaking its rival Mac OS. There have been different versions of Windows like Windows 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8  and most recent one is Windows 10. But one of the common options in all these is “Refresh” option which appears when you right-click the mouse.

Have you ever wondered – what really happens when you click on refresh?

Some non-techie people might think that it will improve your system performance or it will make your system run faster but this is absolutely wrong. When you hit the refresh button the memory of your system is reloaded with the up to date information. In simple words refresh will redraw everything present on the screen pixel by pixel and displays the latest data. Refresh option is not meant for speeding up the performance. Then the question arises when does refresh is useful?



Refresh is useful in the following cases:

  • When your data is not up to date.
  • When the desktop or other folders don’t display the files you created, moved, copied or deleted.
  • When the realigned icons or files on the desktop or other folders don’t show up.
  • When files created by 3rd party applications don’t show in the folder.
  • When the name of a file is changed but it doesn’t show the new name.
  • When you change any appearance settings. etc

In fact, by clicking the refresh button the system will take few extra microseconds to display the latest data and if you press it continuously the system will slow down a bit in order to read and write the cycles it has to perform inside the hard disk.

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10/01/2016

Bomb-proof bag could suppress explosions on aircraft




This video indicates what happens when a bomb goes off inside the baggage hold of a typical traveler plane. Powers trust it was an impact like this which brought down a Russian flying machine over Egypt in October, executing each of the 224 individuals on load up.

A group of global researchers are chipping away at a gadget that could relieve the impact of such a blast. They've added to the Fly-Bag – a bomb-confirmation lining produced using layers of fabrics and composites that have high quality and affect, and warm resistance.

In field-tests, a touchy gadget was set in a bag and afterward zoomed up inside the Fly-Bag. Whenever exploded, the pack extends and contracts however does not tear. The basic honesty of the fuselage is kept up. The Fly-Bag could be a safeguard in the occasion a dangerous gadget is pirated on board a flying machine, as per a main British security expert.

Matthew Finn, overseeing chief of Augmentation, a security consultancy, said: "I think it has the ability to change what we look like at hold things. We've invested a ton of energy contemplating the compromise of travelers and their packs; subsequent to 1988, since the Lockerbie debacle, that has been a major center of the carrier business. What the Fly-Bag does is look to those circumstances where there might be a gadget on load up, and how would we contain that. I believe it's a truly intriguing improvement and I'd like to see it conveyed all the more generally."

The Fly-Bag is being created by Blastech, a twist out organization from the University of Sheffield, and additionally accomplices from crosswise over Europe.






20/12/2015

New Hover Vehicle Recalls "Star Wars" Bike!!


A restored drift vehicle won't fly through thick timberlands as easily as the "Star Wars" speeder bicycles from "Return of the Jedi," however its natural controls could some time or another permit anybody to fly it without pilot preparing.

The airborne vehicle takes after a sci-fi flying bicycle with two ducted rotors rather than wheels, yet begins from an outline deserted in the 1960s on account of dependability and rollover issues. Aerofex, a California-based firm, altered the strength issue by making a mechanical framework — controlled by two control bars at knee-level — that permits the vehicle to react to a human pilot's inclining developments and characteristic feeling of parity.

"Consider it bringing down the edge of flight, down to the area of ATV's (off-road vehicles)," said Mark De Roche, an aviation design specialist and author of Aerofex.

Such natural controls could permit doctors to fly future renditions of the vehicle to visit country patients in spots without streets, or empower outskirt watch officers to go about their obligations without pilot preparing. Every last bit of it happens mechanically without the requirement for gadgets, not to mention convoluted computerized reasoning or flight programming. [Video: Hover "Bicycle" Flies on Pilot's Intuition]

"It basically catches the interpretations between the two in three pivot (pitch, roll and yaw), and initiates the streamlined controls required to counter the development — which lines the vehicle move down with the pilot," De Roche told InnovationNewsDaily. "Since (the pilot's) adjusting developments are natural and steady, it plays out easily to him."

Be that as it may, Aerofex does not plan to quickly create and offer a kept an eye on adaptation. Rather, the aviation firm sees the airborne vehicle as a test stage for new unmanned automatons — substantial lift mechanical workhorses that could utilize the same float innovation to work in horticultural fields, or quickly convey supplies to look and-save groups in unpleasant terrain.


Indeed, even the officers or Special Forces may utilize such drift automatons to convey or convey overwhelming supplies in the tight spaces between structures in urban areas. U.S. Marines have as of now started testing automated helicopters to convey supplies in Afghanistan.

The drifting automatons would not fly as proficiently as helicopters in light of their shorter rotor sharp edges, however their encased rotors have the benefit of a much littler size and wellbeing close people.

"They are less proficient than a helicopter, which has the advantage of bigger measurement rotors," De Roche clarified. "They do have exceptional execution focal points, however, as they have exhibited flight inside of trees, near dividers and under scaffolds."

Aerofex has as of now restricted human flight testing to a tallness of 15 feet and velocities of around 30 mph, yet more out of alert as opposed to as a result of any mechanical breaking points. More seasoned forms of the drift vehicles could fly about as quick as helicopters, De Roche said.

Flight testing in California's Mojave Desert prompted the presentation of a specialized paper in regards to Aerofex's accomplishments at the Future Vertical Lift Conference in January. The organization arrangements to fly a second form of its vehicle in October.

14/12/2015

Bomb-proof bag could suppress explosions on aircraft





This video demonstrates what happens when a bomb goes off inside the gear hold of an ordinary traveler plane. Powers trust it was an impact like this which brought down a Russian flying machine over Egypt in October, murdering every one of the 224 individuals on load up.

A group of worldwide researchers are chipping away at a gadget that could moderate the impact of such a blast. They've built up the Fly-Pack – a bomb-confirmation covering produced using layers of fabrics and composites that have high quality and effect, and warmth resistance.

In field-tests, an unstable gadget was set in a bag and afterward dashed up inside the Fly-Pack. Whenever exploded, the pack grows and contracts yet does not tear. The auxiliary honesty of the fuselage is kept up. The Fly-Sack could be a safeguard in the occasion a hazardous gadget is carried on board a flying machine, as per a main English security expert.


This video demonstrates what happens when a bomb goes off inside the gear hold of an ordinary traveler plane. Powers trust it was an impact like this which brought down a Russian flying machine over Egypt in October, murdering every one of the 224 individuals on load up.

A group of worldwide researchers are chipping away at a gadget that could moderate the impact of such a blast. They've built up the Fly-Pack – a bomb-confirmation covering produced using layers of fabrics and composites that have high quality and effect, and warmth resistance.

In field-tests, an unstable gadget was set in a bag and afterward dashed up inside the Fly-Pack. Whenever exploded, the pack grows and contracts yet does not tear. The auxiliary honesty of the fuselage is kept up. The Fly-Sack could be a safeguard in the occasion a hazardous gadget is carried on board a flying machine, as per a main English security expert.

Matthew Finn, overseeing executive of Augmentiq, a security consultancy, said: "I think it has the ability to change what we look like at hold stuff. We've invested a great deal of energy considering the compromise of travelers and their packs; subsequent to 1988, since the Lockerbie fiasco, that has been a major center of the aircraft business. What the Fly-Pack does is look to those circumstances where there may be a gadget on load up, and how would we contain that. I believe it's a truly fascinating advancement and I'd like to see it conveyed all the more broadly."

The Fly-Sack is being produced by Blastech, a twist out organization from the College of Sheffield, and in addition accomplices from crosswise over Europe.