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New flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor developed at the University of British Columbia could help make advanced devices like these a reality.

The sensor uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone that can detect different types of touch, including swiping and tapping, even when it is stretched, folded or bent. This feature makes it suited for foldable devices of the future.

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Ezekiel Jones Appreciation Week | Day 6: Favorite Skill
↳ Technology (plus bonus handcuffs)


Main Battle Tank T-72B3.

The upgrade consisted of:
-The autoloader has been modified for new ammunition;
-New fire control system;
-Improved stabilizer arms;
Multi-channel sight “Sosna-U”;
-A wind sensor;
-New means of communication;
-Engine V-84-1 power of 840 HP(later began to set IN-92С2 1000 HP);
-Improved suspension where the track was parallel hinge;

Suomen ilmavoimat Hornets

The Finnish Air Force (Suomen ilmavoimat) ordered 64 F-18C/Ds (57 C models, seven D models). Finland upgraded its fleet of F-18s with new avionics, including helmet mounted sights (HMS), new cockpit displays, sensors and standard NATO data link.

For all my asthmatic followers out there, this is the new peak flow sensor I got. It is amazing. It’s called Wing.

•It works with iPhone 5 and up running iOS 9 and higher.

•It doesn’t require batteries. Just powers using the headphone jack or lightning port via lightning to 3.5 mm adapter.

•It is the only over the counter peak flow sensor cleared by the FDA that works with your iPhone (and soon Android). The “cleared by the FDA” part is a big freaking deal. It means that this sensor is as accurate as the ones the doctors use. So if you are using it correctly and you are blowing low numbers, your lungs are actually crappy.

•The app has turned taking lung function measurements into a rocket launch game to find space treasure. So it’s actually fun and you’ll actually want to check your lungs every day like you should be doing anyway like a good asthma patient.

•You can use HSA/FSA accounts to pay for them (freaking wish insurance would pay for this).

The one issue I have with it is that when using the headphone jack, on my phone it would activate Siri and not take the measurements right or recognize the sensor. So I would just invest in the lightning to 3.5 mm cable if you are going to consider getting one of these. If you don’t want to buy one and you discover that your phone does the same thing, the company is amazing and will send you a free lightning to 3.5 mm cable in the mail. But then I had to borrow my brother’s adapter in the meantime.

{{ @askdetectivenao }}

“Detective! Thank you so much for your thorough investigation.” Nedzu smiled, holding out his hand, or, well, paw, to shake. “I figured you’d want to know that we’ve increased security measures at the school now that we have the students dorming there. Nothing’s getting in there without proper clearance. Nothing.”

After a long pause, he spoke again. “Just make sure you call before checking in. We wouldn’t you–er–losing your head on the new sensors. Actually–now that I think about it, I’ll just get you an official ID so you can come and go as you please. Just make sure you always have it on you when visiting…and make sure, if you keep it in your wallet, that it isn’t lined with lead, because you still might…have an accident…” He trailed off, tapping his chin slowly as he sighed. “We might have to rethink these sensors…”

isthepartyover  asked:

14 for tadashi and honey please?

(my personal headcanon for Honey’s real name is Esperanza. so in her head, she can switch and back and forth between the two names pretty well. takes place before the events of the movie.)


things you said after you kissed me

It’s late, it’s late, it’s so late, and even though most students at SFIT view sleep are a purely theoretical concept Honey can’t stop laughing because if she’s out of it, Tadashi is even more so. He’s usually so studious and grounded and now he’s been walking into walls and muttering about “new angles” and “sensor updates” and it’s so funny, like, everything is so funny right now. She’s sitting on his worktable, giggling in her sleeves as he’s surrounded by metal parts and wires and cables and his trademark SFIT ball cap is completely gone somewhere. 

Finally, even the dauntless Tadashi gives up and sort of slumps to one side, hitting the floor with a thud that he doesn’t even seem to register and Honey laughs harder. She can hear her mother’s voice in her head going, Esperanza, mijita linda, calm down, but her head feels like a balloon that’s slowly losing air. 

Tadashi looks up from his undignified sprawl on the floor and just sort of blinks at her, as if just realizing this new change in position. “This did not go as planned,” he says, completely dead serious and Honey can’t even laugh any more, she’s so tired. Tadashi sort of heaves himself into an upright position, clutching the table edge for support. Still giggling, Honey grabs him by the back of his t-shirt and hauls him upright, clutching his shoulders to steady him. He sort of sways and falters for a second and some part of Honey’s mind thinks dreamily, he has such nice shoulders and another part thinks, we need to get home, Mamá will be so worried and then somehow, as she supports him, she realizes he is right in front of her, close enough to see the darkening of his jaw and chin. His eyes are brown and warm, the color of good chocolate and the wild honey her abuelita used to put in the medicines she made when she was little and everyone called her Esperanza and the name Fred gave her is just as much a part of her and when did Tadashi get so close?

The room is very quiet. They might as well be the only two people in the world.

She’s not sure who moves first—maybe it’s him, maybe it’s her or both, it’s like gravity, inevitable and Honey’s always been a chemistry girl, but that’s what this feels like. Like the pull of the moon to the tide.

His mouth is warm and something rasps pleasantly against her skin, she likes it, likes the feeling and wants more of it. It occurs to her, distantly, that could be nothing but an exhaustion-induced delirium dream but in that moment, she does not care. Esperanza Ortega is not known for her self-restraint and neither is Honey Lemon, if this is a dream, she wants it to be a good one. 

His hands are large and they brace her back, they are steady and that’s one thing she’s going to love about Tadashi for always, that he keeps people steady. There is nothing steady about this kiss, it is unsure at first, then a question and an enthusiastic answer and wow, this work table is really cold and hard against her back and something is digging into her spine. She must make a sound indicating this, because Tadashi pulls back but doesn’t let go, he looks as dazed and as dream drunk as she feels. 

“Oh,” he says and lets go enough for her sit up but stays in front of her, still holding on to the table like he’s going to fall. “I wanted to take you out to dinner before I did that,” he tells her and one more punch drunk laugh escapes her.

“You still can,” she assures him, brushing one knuckle gently across the circles under his eyes. “After we get some sleep though.”  

“Sleep,” he groans, slumping forward again, this time his head lands on her shoulder. She muffles her laugh into his t-shirt and says, “I’ll take the trolley with you home.“ 

Somehow they make it off campus. Somehow Tadashi insists on seeing her home first and when she collapses into bed, dimly registering to kick off her shoes, she dreams of oceans and the tide and warmth, soothing and steady. 

Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks
The company just announced a new Apple-made app called Clips, which borrows features from Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, Prisma, iMovie, and Qwiki (remember that one?), and puts them all into a video-making mobile app that’s completely separate from Apple’s core camera app on iPhone and iPad. It’s been long overdue, and also, long-in-the-works: it was first reported last summer that this kind of app was being developed, with Apple looking for ways to up the value of its existing iPhone hardware while simultaneously developing technology that could be enhanced by new cameras or sensors down the line. It’s still not a social network all by itself, but the Clips app shows that Apple is eager to remain a part of the conversation — and people’s workflows — around social sharing apps. Read more

Researchers have developed a self-healing flexible sensor consisting of stretchable chemiresistor. This new design in sensor technology will pave the way for smart skin, an electronic layer of skin that could give the term “wearables” entirely new meaning. The current problem with flexible smart skin is that it easily scratches, so scientists solved that problem by creating chemiresistors, which mimic the self-healing properties of human skin. Molecularly modified gold nanoparticles give the device the ability to heal, as the polymer substrate of the sensor becomes sensitive to volatile organic compounds. #tech #skin #wearable #technology by @tech

New camera sensor could turn your phone into a 3D scanner.

A camera sensor designed at CalTech uses a form of Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) to capture not just colors, but also height, width and depth information from each pixel.

According to the researchers, the chip can produce scans that are within microns of the original.
The chip produced by the lab currently only has 16 pixels on it — not enough to capture a scan of any real objects without moving it slightly after taking each “picture.” (That’s how they took the scan of the penny above). But researchers say that the product could easily be scaled up to a model with hundreds of thousands of pixels, providing a new, low-cost way for smartphones, driverless cars, and a whole host of other products to capture precise 3D image data.