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A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have designed a relatively low-cost smartphone add-on device that turns it into a mobile DNA imaging tool. Techniques using optical microscopy have found numerous applications in biology, chemistry and physics but they require relatively expensive...

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Posted in Education & Information Posted May 5, 2015 2:01:30 AM

Following on from their statement that a version of Windows 10 will be available to run on the RPi 2, Microsoft have announced a partnership with Arduino that will see an ‘Arduino certified’ Windows 10 running on its development platform also. Microsoft announced that a wireless access application called ‘Windows Remote Arduino’ and...

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Posted in Education & Information Posted May 4, 2015 1:30:55 AM

At Zurich airport last week Swiss Post and Swiss WorldCargo announced they would be teaming up with the US drone manufacturer Matternet to trial parcel deliveries using drones this summer in Switzerland.  The aim of this pilot project will be as proof of concept...

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Posted in Education & Information Posted Apr 28, 2015 1:20:13 AM

A new generation of chipless RFID tags could soon be set to replace standard product barcodes. A research team at Monash University led by Dr Nemai Karmakar, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, have been developing chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that can be...

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Posted in Education & Information Posted Apr 21, 2015 2:53:08 AM

The Star Trek Tricorder was most certainly a handy piece of kit for identifying the composition of alien materials and life forms. It seems as though a research team at Tel Aviv University have now produced a detector that has many of the properties of the fictional Tricorder device...

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Posted in Education & Information Posted Apr 15, 2015 2:33:59 AM
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