Soon, a car for visually challenged drivers

Could a blind person drive a car? Researchers are trying to make that far-fetched notion a reality. The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech plan to demonstrate a prototype vehicle next year equipped with technology that helps [...]

Indian Scientists at MIT develop NETRA – The Eye Testing Tool

Now time has come not to step in any eye clinic for a simple test. Thanks to Indian professors of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Cambridge. Indian origin scientists, Associate Professor Ramesh Raskar and postdoctoral research [...]

Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns

Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells — a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy [...]

Brit scientist infects himself with computer virus

Dr Mark Gasson, a cybernetics expert at the University of Reading, has become the first human to be infected with a computer virus. Gasson has had a computer chip implanted in his hand which is programmed to open security doors to his lab. [...]

Sweet! Air, sugar power new human fuel cell

The air you breathe and the food you eat could soon power your body, your mind, and your implants. Glucose-based cells could help run pacemakers, artificial kidneys. The first sugar-and-oxygen-powered biofuel cells have been successfully implanted [...]

A leaf-like car that absorbs CO2 and spews oxygen

China’s Geely plans to make world’s cheapest car: a leaf-like car that absorbs CO2 and spews oxygen. Chinese manufacturer Geely plans to unveil a budget city car which would cost less than the Indian-made Tata Nano. The new Geely IG would [...]

Behavioral screening — the future of airport security?

Keep your shoes and belts on: Waiting in long airport security lines to pass through metal detectors may soon be a thing of the past. Security experts say focus is shifting from analyzing the content of carry-ons to analyzing the content [...]

Emotions Over Phone Decoded By Software

An Israeli company called eXaudios has developed a new computer program that can not only predict a caller’s emotional state over the phone, but may also diagnose a range of medical conditions. The program, known as Magnify, decodes [...]

Truth Labs: A Legal weapon

Truth Labs (TL), India’s First Independant Private Forensic Laboratory (FSL) was set up in Hyderabad in October 2007 to ease the burden on agencies solving crimes. Being a non-profit organisation and part of a public society called Truth [...]

Bionic bacteria: gold nanoparticles make gadgets of living microbes

Living organisms as an integral part of electronic components? What may look like science fiction at first glance is actually a serious approach to the nanoelectronics of tomorrow. Living organisms could provide the required nanostructures. [...]