Concepts

Fog Shower

Fog Shower

Joao Diego Schimansky, a student at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana in Brazil, is one of eight finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2007 annual global competition. Schimansky designed a concept called “Fog Shower”, a showerhead that consumes much less ...

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Pebble – Solar Food Heater

Pebble – Solar Food Heater

“Pebble” is a solar food heater concept created by Laura Pandelle, a French design student, who is one of the finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 07 Competition. The Pebble is designed to operate by using spray-on solar cells, a ...

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D-Wave Demonstrates 28-Qubit Quantum Computer

D-Wave Demonstrates 28-Qubit Quantum Computer

“D-Wave Systems” and Dr. Hartmut Neven – a scientist from Google, will demonstrate an image recognition algorithm running on a quantum computer, at the “Super Computing 2007” (SC07) Conference. The conference will take place in Nevada this week. The device, ...

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Not Only on TV – Holographic Video

Not Only on TV – Holographic Video

A team of researchers under the direction of Michael Bove, Head of the Consumer Electronics Lab at MIT, have developed a 3D holographic video system, which they say could bring 3D video displays to consumer and medical markets in the ...

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NEC’s KOTOHANA – Emotion Communicator

NEC’s KOTOHANA – Emotion Communicator

NEC in collaboration with SGI have developed KOTOHANA – flower-shaped terminals equipped with LEDs, that much like mood-rings recognize emotions and use color to convey them. However, unlike mood-rings, KOTOHANA recognizes your emotions by analyzing speech patterns. A message regarding ...

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Microsoft’s RoundTable

Microsoft’s RoundTable

Microsoft’s RoundTable is a unique high-end video conferencing system. The RoundTable features a 360-degrees, panoramic view of the conference participants using five built-in cameras, allowing users from around the room to communicate verbally and none-verbally. Mobile, easy to use, and ...

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Intel’s High Speed Optical Trinity

Intel’s High Speed Optical Trinity

Intel’s Photonic Lab has announced the successful development of the 3rd and last component in a high speed optical trinity – the Silicon-Germanium optical detector. Several months ago, Intel announced it had managed to combine a laser and an optical ...

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Improving Optical Fiber Accuracy

Improving Optical Fiber Accuracy

A team of scientists from the Material Research Institute (MRI) at Pennsylvania State University have developed a device that efficiently makes laser-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber connections within optical fiber packages. Their invention, which offers a new economically viable method for aligning ...

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Troubleshooting System for WiFi Networks Developed

Scientists from the University of California in San Diego developed an automated troubleshooting system for wireless access networks. The system was initially designed for the UCSD computer science building, but its success resulted in a paper presented by the researchers ...

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Chaotic Sculpture

Chaotic Sculpture

Created by Dr. Benjamin Storch the Manifold sculpture is a unique combination of science and art. The sculpture is a physical representation of the famous mathematical object known as the Lorenz manifold – a complex surface that emerges from a ...

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