Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis

Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, the sequence of chemical bases is incredibly important in how DNA functions and codes our lives. One reason scientists pay … Continue reading “Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis”

Renewable Diesel – MIT Engineers program Yeast to convert Plant Sugars into Oils

MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel. The researchers modified the metabolic pathways of yeast that naturally produce large quantities of lipids, to make them about 30 percent … Continue reading “Renewable Diesel – MIT Engineers program Yeast to convert Plant Sugars into Oils”

Aira Visual interpreter for the Blind uses Smart Glasses

There are an estimated 20 million blind and low-vision people in the United States, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. For helping them, a San Diego based startup named Aira has developed a remote assistive technology. It connects the blind with a network of certified agents via wearable smart glasses and an augmented … Continue reading “Aira Visual interpreter for the Blind uses Smart Glasses”

CES 2017: Intel Presents a World of Virtual Reality Experiences

Jan. 4 Virtual Reality News Conference Highlights: On Wednesday, Intel displayed the first 10nm-powered 2 in 1 PC running Intel’s next generation processor, codenamed Cannon Lake. As part of the demonstration, the 2 in 1 played the company’s latest commercial featuring Jim Parsons and Michael Phelps. The company continues to expect to ship Cannon Lake … Continue reading “CES 2017: Intel Presents a World of Virtual Reality Experiences”

LG unveils Smart InstaView Refrigerator powered by webOS and Amazon’s Alexa

At CES 2017, LG Electronics (LG) has introduced a new kind of refrigerator, called Smart InstaView that’s embedded with an array of convenient features provided by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service and powered by LG’s own webOS smart platform. Unveiled at CES® 2017, LG’s new flagship Door-in-Door® refrigerator features a 29-inch touch LCD display, which, thanks … Continue reading “LG unveils Smart InstaView Refrigerator powered by webOS and Amazon’s Alexa”