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App to help visually impaired detect obstacles

App to help visually impaired detect obstacles

London:In a ray of hope for visually impaired, researchers have developed an app that uses a smart phone’s camera to detect obstacles and produces a vibration or tone to alert… Read more »

App to help cops find missing kids

App to help cops find missing kids

Sydney:The Australian Federal Police have launched a smart phone app that may help parents find their missing children faster.Named ‘Police Child ID app’, the free app will allow Australian parents… Read more »

Google ads on car dashboards, watches soon

Google ads on car dashboards, watches soon

New York: Google may soon be seen on refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses and watches — in the form of an ad!In a latest filing with the US Securities and Exchange… Read more »

‘Smart’ fan that rotates as you move

‘Smart’ fan that rotates as you move

London: This Japanese fan follows you around the room and turns itself off when you leave.The ‘Human-sensing Oscillating Fan’ detects when a person is in range, to begin blowing them with… Read more »

Technology to lower risk of midair collisions

Technology to lower risk of midair collisions

New York: Here is a new technology that has successfully lowered the risk of midair collisions in small aircraft. Researchers at North Carolina State University have made certain modifications to “cockpit… Read more »

How will humans look in future?

How will humans look in future?

Washington:Will humans develop gigantic heads and scrawny bodies as depicted in some films?The answer may vary but the fact that humans are still evolving can not be denied, said Briana… Read more »

Any takers? App to reduce smart phone addiction

Any takers? App to reduce smart phone addiction

Washington: Are you always hooked to your smart phone, much to the annoyance of your parents, teachers and peers?To their delight, here comes an app that promises to cut down your… Read more »

Mobile phone data can help combat malaria: Study

Mobile phone data can help combat malaria: Study

London:Data from mobile phones that provide crucial information about movements of people within a country could be key to designing an effective malaria elimination programme, a promising study showed.An estimated… Read more »

New technology may improve light-based cancer treatment

New technology may improve light-based cancer treatment

New York: Researchers have developed a new technology that could bring photodynamic therapy (PDT), which uses lasers to activate special drugs to treat easily accessible tumours such as oral and skin… Read more »

Scanner that checks your fruit’s nutritional value

Scanner that checks your fruit’s nutritional value

London: What if you can get the nutritional value of an apple or a watermelon by just scanning it with a hand-held device?Move over Google to search for your medication. A… Read more »