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Salt used to increase hard drive storage capacity

10/17/2011, With the quality of our media on our computers getting larger (i.e. HD movies, Blu-ray rips, etc), and with the quality of our games going up and eating up more resources, we’re starting to need more and more hard disk space just to back everything up....

Scientists develop self-wiring chip

10/17/2011, There’s an increasing trend to start producing gadgets that are getting thinner and thinner with each generation. Heck, Motorola is set to unveil the Droid RAZR, which based on the legacy of the RAZR feature phone, will most probably end up being one of...

NEC’s new battery technology said to last twice as long

10/17/2011, While we long for new battery technology that will be able to let us use our smartphones or tablets for longer periods of time, NEC has managed to develop a new lithium-ion battery technology that they are claiming will be able to double the life span of...

Wireless transceivers used to monitor breathing patterns

09/19/2011, Thanks to Neal Patwari and his colleagues at the University of Utah, they have come up with a new study where they demonstrate how their motion detecting technology could be used to monitor breathing patterns and could possible aid in understanding sudden...

Researchers come up with new way to extend smartphone battery life

09/16/2011, Battery life on smartphones are an issue. Compared the battery life on smartphones these days with feature phones like the Nokia 3310, where it could last you just about forever. With smartphones, turn on 3G/4G/WiFi, surf the net for a while and suddenly...

iPhone camera used to study traffic lights

08/29/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re headed towards a traffic light, brake, only to have the lights turn green 2 seconds later? If you didn’t already know, unnecessary or excessive braking will result in your car wasting energy and fuel due to the...

Researchers working on augmented reality mirror

08/23/2011, Ever wondered what you would look like if your nose was a bit sharper or smaller, or how you would look like without that double chin or what it would be like to have double eyelids? If you are, researchers at the University of London are developing a...

Scientists working on inductive system for implanted medical devices

07/15/2011, If you know anyone with an artificial heart implant, they will probably tell you that it consumes a fair bit of energy, not to mention it usually comes with a power cable that penetrates the skin, which can sometimes lead to infection which will then lead...

Search engines change how our memory works

07/14/2011, Thanks to Google and other search engines out there, life with the internet has become extremely convenient. Google’s not so recent changes to its search engine (autocomplete, instant search) in addition to fast internet connections has helped users...