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LED traffic light helps colorblind drivers on the road

02/08/2012, There are some of us who are colorblind, and in this case, we might not be able to tell whether a traffic light is red, amber or green – but after a while, we get used to the sequence of the traffic lights, and follow them accordingly. Professor...

Liquid glasses with smartphone app might lead to perfect vision

02/07/2012, For those of you who are wearing prescription glasses at the moment, take stock of the situation and be thankful – there are countless millions out there in developing countries who cannot afford a pair of glasses to remedy their poor eyesight,...

Check-Cap pill looks for cancer from within

02/06/2012, So we have read about NASA’s cancer-detecting nanosensor which is attached to a smartphone, as well as a tiny crab-like robot that fights colon cancer from within, but here is another method to arrest one of the leading diseases of today from within...


3D printed jaw replaces infected one

02/05/2012, 3D printing is elevated to the next level, where a team of surgeons and scientists from Belgium and the Netherlands managed to replace an 83-year-old woman’s entire lower jaw in a successful operation which saw her badly infected one removed, only to...

DARPA implants keep stress levels in check

02/03/2012, We live in an extremely stressful society these days, as everything needs to be instant, and to deliver less than expected is deemed by some to be a major failure. Well, the Department of Defense’s research agency is looking out for a new kind of...

Mini crab-like robot fights stomach cancer

02/02/2012, Robots are amazing creations, especially tiny ones that allow us to visit places that we would normally have trouble accessing. Some researchers in Singapore have managed to come up with a tiny robot designed to combat stomach cancer. Apparently the...

Blue eyed boy from China born with night vision?

02/02/2012, The term “blue eyed boy” might soon take on a very different meaning from being someone’s favorite, as this little kid from China who was born with blue eyes, is claimed by his parents to have night vision – just like a cat....

Psychic code cracked?

02/01/2012, Everyone can be a psychic one day, or so that is the impression that I received after reading up about the efforts of a group of neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, who claimed to have discovered a new scientific method to read...

Mirracle Magic Mirror lets you see inside your body

01/31/2012, In case you didn’t already know, the Kinect can be used as more than just a gaming device – the possibilities of what it can be used for is near limitless. Well, the folks over at the Technical University of Munich have decided to use it for...

SmartCap detects fatigued brains

01/30/2012, I guess with the advent of technology, many things can carry the “smart” tag – after all, it is not too hard to cram in a tiny microchip here and there to make a particular, everyday household item or even a piece of clothing gain some...

Military biomask can treat burned faces

01/30/2012, Anyone can tell you that getting burned is no fun at all, and even more if you suffer second and third degree burns – what more, on the face. Well, the military might have a solution in the far off future, targeting a 2017 release date that requires...

Ultrasound might be future of male contraception

01/30/2012, Just like how all roads lead to Rome, so too, are there many methods of contraception, but here is a potential breakthrough which might just cause heads to turn. Scientists have managed to use commercially-available ultrasound technology to reduce sperm...