This Glove Turns Your Hand Gestures Into Music

Love tapping your hand to the beat while sitting at your desk or a park bench? A US-based startup has created a high-tech glove that can turn those hand gestures into music. The glove, called the Remidi T8 wearable instrument, is equipped with pressure-sensitive sensors along its fingertips and palm. Its wristband controls how the […]

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Google Glass Helps Researchers Develop ‘Organs on Chips’

Using Google Glass, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Massachusetts, US, have collected promising results as part of a technology known as “organs-on-chips”. Google Glass offers researchers a hands-free and flexible monitoring system, and enables them to give voice commands. The team first developed hardware and software to remotely monitor and control devices […]

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Planet With Eccentric Orbit Spotted

A team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. In this case, “eccentric” doesn’t refer to a state of mind, but instead describes how elliptical a planet’s orbit is around its star. While the planets in our solar system have nearly circular […]

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Nasa Papers Reveal Details of Pluto’s Moons

Nasa scientists associated with interplanetary space probe New Horizons have revealed the former “astronomer’s planet” and its “intriguing system of small moons” in a comprehensive set of papers describing results from last summer’s Pluto system flyby. “These five detailed papers completely transform our view of Pluto – revealing the former ‘astronomer’s planet’ to be a […]

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Russian Spacecraft With US Grandpa Onboard Docks at Space Station

A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew to the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books, has successfully docked with the orbital outpost, Nasa said. The crew docked at 0309 GMT Saturday some 407 kilometers (253 miles) above the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of Peru, according […]

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Astronomers Spot Early Stages of Planet Formation

Astronomers studied the new images of a young star taken by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and said it reveals very early stages of planet formation. The scientists used the VLA to see unprecedented detail of the inner portion of a dusty disk surrounding the star, nearly 450 light years from Earth. […]

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Frigid Pluto Is Home to More Diverse Terrain Than Expected

The most detailed look at Pluto’s surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday. The unprecedented window into the so-called dwarf planet, which orbits the sun like other planets but is smaller, comes via high-resolution photographs from Nasa’s New Horizons […]

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Google Helps Offer Vastly Faster Internet in Cuba

Google is opening a cutting-edge online technology center at the studio of one of Cuba’s most famous artists, offering free Internet at speeds nearly 70 times faster than those now available to the Cuban public. President Barack Obama says Google’s efforts in Cuba are part of a wider plan to improve access to the Internet […]

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Asus Zenwatch 2: Attractive price tag

The Asus ZenWatch 2 is the second installment in the ZenWatch series. It has a stainless steel body which makes it look elegant yet simple at the same time. The ZenWatch 2 is thin, and in turn, comfortable to wear unlike many others available in the market. The one I got my hands on had […]

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LeEco’s 3D Helmet: Joining the VR bandwagon

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular but choices in India are very limited. Joining the bandwagon is LeEco’s 3D Helmet. The Helmet can be paired with anysmartphone as long as it has a USB Type-C port which gives it an advantage over the Samsung Gear VR headset, as the latter only supports four phones. […]

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