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Mar 7, 2022

Magic Leap 2 Controller May Use On-board Inside-out Tracking, an Industry-first

Posted by in categories: electronics, Peter Diamandis

A new photo of Magic Leap 2 appears to show the device’s controller equipped with cameras for inside-out tracking which would be the first time we’ve seen the approach employed in a commercial XR headset.

Though we learned plenty of interesting details about the forthcoming Magic Leap 2 AR headset back in January, it looks like there’s still some secrets left to uncover.

A recent photo of Magic Leap 2 posted by Peter H. Diamandis is, as far as we know, the first time we’ve gotten a clear look at the front of the Magic Leap 2 controller. The photo clearly shows what appear to be two camera sensors on the controller, indicating a high likelihood it will have on-board inside-out tracking.

Feb 28, 2022

Salad-dressing inspired droplets could improve printed electronics

Posted by in categories: electronics, physics

Physics World.

Feb 24, 2022

Wearable Sensor Production Technique Replaces Photolithography

Posted by in categories: electronics, wearables

UC Berkeley engineers have come up a new technique for creating wearable sensor prototypes.

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Feb 23, 2022

Quantum gravity sensors could finally overcome a major issue raised by Einstein

Posted by in categories: electronics, quantum physics

Cartography could be changing forever as an advanced tool moves from the lab to the real world. A new quantum gravity sensor helps overcome an issue raised by Einstein.

Feb 23, 2022

Coin Cell Eliminator Does More Than Save Batteries

Posted by in categories: electronics, energy

Coin cells are useful things that allow us to run small electronic devices off a tiny power source. However, they don’t have a lot of capacity, and they can run out pretty quickly if you’re hitting them hard when developing a project. Thankfully, [bobricius] has just the tool to help.

The device is simple – it’s a PCB sized just so to fit into a slot for a CR2016 or CR2032 coin cell. The standard board fits a CR2016 slot thanks to the thickness of the PCB, and a shim PCB can be used to allow the device to be used in a CR2032-sized slot instead.

It’s powered via a Micro USB connector, and has a small regulator on board to step down the 5 V supply to the requisite 3 V expected from a typical coin cell. [bobricius] also gave the device a neat additional feature – a pair of pads for easy attachment of multimeter current probes. Simply open the jumper on the board, hook up a pair of leads, and it’s easy to measure the current being drawn from the ersatz coin cell.

Feb 19, 2022

DIY Hydrophone Listens In On The Deep For Cheap

Posted by in categories: electronics, military

The microphone is a pretty ubiquitous piece of technology that we’re all familiar with, but what if you’re not looking to record audio in the air, and instead want to listen in on what’s happening underwater? That’s a job for a hydrophone! Unfortunately, hydrophones aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’re likely to find at the big-box electronics store. Luckily for us, [Jules Ryckebusch] picked up a few tricks in his 20-year career as a Navy submariner, and has documented his process for building a sensitive hydrophone without needing a military budget.

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Feb 18, 2022

Joby under NTSB scanner after air taxi prototype crashes in California

Posted by in categories: electronics, transportation

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says it is investigating the February 16 crash of a Joby Aviation air taxi prototype in Jolon, California.

The experimental air taxi was being piloted remotely when it went down during a flight at the company’s test base on Wednesday. According to a preliminary report by the FAA, no injuries have been reported.

Feb 17, 2022

Programming cell-free biosensors with DNA strand displacement circuits

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

Equipping ROSALIND, a cell-free biosensing platform, with information processing circuits based on toehold-mediated DNA strand displacement enhances sensor performance and enables logic gate computation.

Feb 15, 2022

Scientists seek new monitoring systems as Washington volcano is at ‘very high’ threat of eruption

Posted by in category: electronics

Glacier Peak in Snohomish County is currently at a “very high” threat for eruption — the top classification of threat levels, according to federal scientists.

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Feb 14, 2022

VR’s Biggest Ad Yet Pushed ‘Meta Quest’ to a National Audience During the Super Bowl

Posted by in categories: electronics, virtual reality

It’s hard to find a single event with a bigger audience than the Super Bowl, which has made it one of the hottest pieces of advertising real estate anywhere. Meta went big this year with a 60 second ad spot that served to both promote VR to a national audience and solidify its rebranding from Oculus Quest 2 to Meta Quest 2.

If you were watching the Rams and Bengals duke it out during Super Bowl 56 on Sunday, you will also have been introduced to ‘Questy’s’ in an ad during the first quarter. The 60 second spot, which centered around a personified animatronic band that once played at a restaurant called Questy’s, was likely the single most expensive VR-related ad ever shown on TV to date.

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