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Jan 21, 2020

Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise’s Life Scanner

Posted by in categories: chemistry, electronics

A novel method relying on biochemistry could provide an unambiguous signal of life on other worlds.

Jan 21, 2020

Ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects and phenomena

Posted by in categories: electronics, neuroscience

A little over a year ago, Caltech’s Lihong Wang developed the world’s fastest camera, a device capable of taking 10 trillion pictures per second. It is so fast that it can even capture light traveling in slow motion.

But sometimes just being quick is not enough. Indeed, not even the fastest camera can take pictures of things it cannot see. To that end, Wang, Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a that can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects. A paper about the camera appears in the January 17 issue of the journal Science Advances.

The technology, which Wang calls phase-sensitive compressed ultrafast photography (pCUP), can take video not just of transparent objects but also of more ephemeral things like shockwaves and possibly even of the signals that travel through neurons.

Jan 20, 2020

Samsung Electronics appoints its youngest president as new mobile chief

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones

A new beginning

Roh Tae-moon was pivotal to the development of the Galaxy brand, and he’s now overseeing Samsung’s mobile efforts.

Harish Jonnalagadda

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Jan 19, 2020

LG TV Morphs From Flat Screen to Curved With Press of a Button

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics

At CES, LG Display is showing off a 65-inch concept TV that can bend at the edges, allowing it to switch from a flat-screen display to a curved one in about five seconds. The company also put a bendable OLED on a foldable tablet/laptop.

Jan 16, 2020

World’s smallest camera is size of a grain of sand

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

OmniVision OV6948 makes it into Guinness Book of Records and will save lives in the hands of surgeons.

Jan 2, 2020

The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020

Posted by in categories: electronics, habitats

In 2020 and the coming decade, these trends are likely to gather momentum. They will also be on display next week at CES, an enormous consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas that typically serves as a window into the year’s hottest tech developments.


From smart homes to ultrafast wireless speeds, here’s what to watch.

Dec 27, 2019

Move aside drones, the next extreme cameras could be mounted on go-anywhere cars

Posted by in categories: drones, electronics

Four-wheeled vehicles with integrated action cameras may be remote-controlled and could provide an alternative to drones and hand-held cams.

Dec 26, 2019

AirTV Mini adds Prime Video to the Android TV dongle

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones

AirTV Mini is one of the few dongles using Google’s Android TV platform and now, the product has been updated to support Amazon Prime Video.

Dec 17, 2019

Watch SpaceX launch a Boeing-built satellite and attempt to recover its spacecraft fairing live

Posted by in categories: electronics, satellites

SpaceX is launching yet another rocket this evening — its 13th this year. This Falcon 9 launch is set for liftoff sometime during a window that’ll last for just over an hour, and that opens at 7:10 PM EST (4:10 PM PST) and extends to 8:38 PM EST (5:38 PM PST). The launch will use a first-stage rocket booster that previously flew in May and July of this year, and it’ll include an attempted landing of that booster, as well as a try at recovering both halves of the fairing used to protect the spacecraft’s cargo as it ascends to space.

The cargo itself is a satellite built by Boeing that hosts two payloads for different clients, including Japanese pay TV broadcast service provider SKY Perfect JSAT, and a high-speed broadband connectivity satellite developed by Kratos called Kacific1. The Falcon 9 spacecraft will be looking to deliver these to orbit around half-an-hour after liftoff.

It’s definitely going to be worth watching the secondary mission elements of this one, as SpaceX has so far succeeded only in recovering one half of a fairing used during a mission with a single barge stationed in the ocean. This will see it try to catch both pieces, using two ships named “Ms. Tree” and “Ms. Chief” that have been retrofitted with a large net assembly specifically for the purpose.

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Dec 12, 2019

2019 QLED 8K Q900 65 — Specs & Price US

Posted by in categories: electronics, innovation

Discover the latest features and innovations available in the 65 inches Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV (2019). Find the perfect TVs for you!

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