Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Batteries could be transformed from our slowest growing technology to our fastest growing advanced technology if Ilika Technologies Ltd. (University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton U.K.) can realize its dream of self-powered systems-on-chip (SoCs). By eliminating the liquid cores of every other battery technology under the sun — especially the flammable…

Single-Pixel Camera Mimics Human Eye

LAKE WALES, Fla. — The smart single-pixel camera mimics the human eye by focusing on the important details in images, such as faces, and allotting lower-resolution to areas of unimportance such as backgrounds. The invention made by researchers at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, U.K.) appears in Science Advances  titled Adaptive foveated single-pixel imaging with dynamic supersampling.…

Star Trek Tricorder Arrives

LAKE WALES, Fla. — The $2.6 million purse for the four-year long Tricorder X-Prize contest sponsored by Qualcomm Foundation went to the Pennsylvanian-based Final Frontier team, led by brothers Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer. A $1 million second place purse went to the Taiwan-based Dynamic Biomarkers Team, led…

Bosch Dev Kit to Ease IoT

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Every sensor and wireless chip maker is edging into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, one of the fastest growing international markets, predicted to surpass $1.6 billion by 2021 according to IoT Analytics (Hamburg, Germany). Fellow German company Bosch Sensortec aims to maintain its current lead by integrating its microelectromechanical systems…

Watson IDs Heart Disease

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Watson has identified cases of heat disease previously undiagnosed by human inspection of ultra-sonic imaging, clinical tests and case notes, according to IBM at the Conference on Medical Image Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI, Athens, Greece). As a result, IBM is offering five new Watson modules to doctors aimed at improving the…