Technology

Holograms And The Future That Never Came

Stereoscopes entertained every Victorian home with their ability to produce three-dimensional pictures. Typewriters and later fax machines were once essential for business practices. Photo printers and video rentals came and went from high streets. ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 24 2016 - 6:07am

Russian scientists increase DVD storage capacity million times

Russian scientists increase DVD storage capacity million times 01.12.2016 Pravda reports- ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Dec 2 2016 - 8:42pm

The Consumer And Privacy Risks Of Fitbit

There remain a lack of safeguards built into the health-care system for fitness trackers. Personal health wearable devices that are used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels have led to new privacy and security risks. Th ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 15 2016 - 1:34pm

How Wind Turbines Work- A Legal Perspective

How Wind Turbines Work- A Legal Perspective If you want to know how a wind turbine works you may visit Wikipedia or the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  You would not normally look for scientific information on a case law web site, but t ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jan 19 2017 - 1:29pm

Nanoscience: 5 Ways Science Fiction Is Becoming Science Fact

Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while that was nearly 100 years ago, the tale illustrates the real fundamentals of the nanoscience rese ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2017 - 9:34pm

How To Get Good At Games, Without Practicing For 10,000 Hours

Data from online video games has been used to study what kinds of practice and habits help people acquire skill. Basically, what does it take to get good? 10,000 hours, as Malcom Gladwell said? Nope, not even close. But there are reasons why some people a ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2017 - 1:26pm

What 92 Percent Of NYT Cookbooks Fail To Tell You

Cookbooks are popular. Cookbooks are instructional. But they are woefully lacking information about a vital thing- food safety. An analysis of 1,497 recipes from 29 cookbooks that appeared on the New York Times best sellers list for food and diet books, a ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2017 - 3:03pm

Bee Science Could Help Dismantle Terrorist Networks

A new bio-inspired algorithm seems to use the social behavior of bee colonies, which allows them to attack in an optimal way, could help dismantle social networks linked to organized crime, jihadist terrorism, or facilitate the design of vaccination strate ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2017 - 10:42am

Hand That Sees Is 10X Quicker Than Current Prosthetics

Prosthetics may look better but they have not really changed much in the last 100 years. That could soon change. The next generation of hand prosthetics may be far more like a real hand- they could allow the wearer to reach for objects almost automatically ...

Article - News Staff - May 3 2017 - 2:23pm

3-D Printed Bioprosthetic Ovaries Produce Healthy Offspring

Ovaries constructed of 3-D printed scaffolds that house immature eggs were successful in boosting hormone production and restoring fertility by actually ovulating- and they produced healthy offspring which mothers also were able to nurse.  By removing a fe ...

Article - News Staff - May 17 2017 - 9:39am