It looks as though there is still wisdom left to be mined from the ancients, as evident by scientist Tu Youyou, who in the midst of the Cultural Revolution, decided to join up in a covert mission in order to figure out a malaria cure. Known as “Project 523″, it was commissioned all the way back in 1967 (that’s nearly half a century ago!) by Chairman Mao Zedong, where Project 523’s main objective would be to assist the Communist troops who are duking it out in Vietnam’s jungles that are thick with mosquitoes – and if one does not fall to bullets, malaria provides another avenue to the nether world.
[CEATEC 2015] Hmmm, it does feel as though the past year has been one of upgrades for the likes of Omron and their ping pong robot, as 16Lab too, has decided to improve upon their wearable ring which was shown off at CEATEC last year. Back then, the waterproof ring proved to be quite an interesting device to use, but it seems that a year down the road, there has not been many practical applications in which this wearable device has – perhaps that is because it is still being refined. Just what are some of the upgrades which can be seen in this new and improved 16Lab ring? For starters, it is 30% smaller in volume compared to its predecessor, making it more compact and lighter to wear than ever before, not that the original was a burden on your finger.