Mobile phone data can track the spread of infectious diseases

Researchers at Princeton University and Harvard University have used anonymous mobile phone records for more than 15 million people to track the spread of rubella disease in Kenya and were able to quantitatively show that mobile phone data can predict seasonal disease patterns. Harnessing mobile phone data in this way could help policymakers guide and … Continue reading “Mobile phone data can track the spread of infectious diseases”

“Quantum dot” technology may help light the future

Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating. The cost, environmental, and performance improvements could finally produce solid state … Continue reading ““Quantum dot” technology may help light the future”

Sandisk introduces the first SSD upgrade service with live video support

SanDisk has introduced the first SSD upgrade service with live video support. The SanDisk SSD Concierge Service offers full support for SanDisk solid state drive (SSD) installations and is designed to simplify upgrades for consumers of all technical backgrounds. Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk said, “Many customers understand the benefits an SSD can … Continue reading “Sandisk introduces the first SSD upgrade service with live video support”

Razer’s VR camera uses Intel RealSense technology

Intel is working with Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, to deliver a consumer-ready desktop and VR-enabled camera based on Intel RealSense technology for a wide range of experiential applications. The announcement is made at the Intel Developer Forum 2015 held in San Francisco. At the Intel Developer Forum 2015, Intel … Continue reading “Razer’s VR camera uses Intel RealSense technology”

Engineers Identify How to Keep Surfaces Dry Underwater

Imagine staying dry under water for months. Now Northwestern University engineers have examined a wide variety of surfaces that can do just that — and, better yet, they know why. The research team is the first to identify the ideal “roughness” needed in the texture of a surface to keep it dry for a long … Continue reading “Engineers Identify How to Keep Surfaces Dry Underwater”