Emotion Reading Glasses

The emotionally impaired might get a bit excited by this incredible development in diagnostic equipment. Sunglasses, called O2Amp, which are designed to pick up subtle biological clues about a patient’s current feelings, are being trialed by doctors at two hospitals in the assistance of medical assessment. The glasses work by detecting, and amplifying into colour, […]

Webcam: A Short Film About The Dangers of Webcam Hacking [Video]

Warning: Do not watch this at work, and while there is nothing inappropriate with the video, some scenes could attract unwanted attention if someone sees you watching this. “Webcam” is based on actual events and was shot entirely on a computer’s webcam. The filmmakers hope that it will make people think more about the technology […]

Spray-on batteries could change device design

We’ve done a great job of producing batteries in ever decreasing sizes, but one limitation is that they still remain fixed shapes: largely cylinders with the occasional disc or rectangular block. That in turn places restrictions on the design of battery-powered devices. Now a new technique could mean flat or even curved batteries that fit […]

2.5 Terabits Per Second Downloads? Researchers Unveil Fiber Optic Transmission With a Twist!

An international team of researchers have managed to achieve data transmission speeds of 2.5 terabits per second by “twisting” light waves. They believe the same technique could also be used for more traditional wireless transmission. The technique involves controlling the movement of light waves in two different ways: the spin angular momentum (which is already […]