Viper SmartStart – locate, lock/unlock, and remotely start vehicles with smartphone

Start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere with your iPhone, or Apple Watch! “Making the cloud-connected car a reality”. You can remote start or lock and unlock your car just by pushing a button on your iPhone or iPod Touch; using the exciting new Viper SmartStart app from Directed Electronics, the leader in vehicle security and remote start. The simple graphical interface gives you control over the following features of your installed Viper remote start or security/remote sta...

Brain Modulyzer Provides Interactive Window Into the Brain

Did you know that your brain processes information in a hierarchy? As you are reading this page, the signal coming in through your eyes enters your brain through the thalamus, which organizes it. That information then goes on to the primary visual cortex at the back of the brain, where populations of neurons respond to very specific basic properties. For instance, one set of neurons might fire up because the text on your screen is black and another set might activate because there are vertical l...

Planetarium Show Brings ‘Phantom’ Matter to Life – Visualizing the Invisible

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, a new planetarium show is designed to immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter. Michael Barnett, a physicist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), imagined these scenes coming to life inside planetarium domes...

Harvard Scientists Train Computer to Distinguish Scents

A team of Harvard scientists led by Venkatesh Murthy, professor of molecular and cellular biology, tackled a seemingly complex phenomenon in their investigation: how mice can distinguish scents from one another. Using a machine-learning algorithm, Murthy and his colleagues “trained” a computer to recognize the neural patterns linked to various scents, and to identify specific odors in a mixture of smells. The study, published in the journal Neuron, focused on creating an algorithm for a compu...

Reprogramming Cancer Cells to Undergo Cellular Death

  Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer. New treatments tend to be in high demand because current treatment options offer limited efficacy and can be ineffective in up to 70% of patients, in part due to genetic variation, rendering personalized medicine to be increasingly important. Argonaut Therapeutics plans to reboot the cancer cell so that it undergoes the body’s natural cell death process, known as apoptosis. Essentially, their therapies will target a “switch” that p...

Washington University Medical School detailed brain map unveiled

For years, doctors have had reliable charts of the body and its organs -- blood circulation, digestive system, nerves and the like -- but always with one frustrating grey zone: the brain. On Wednesday, a team of neuroscientists, computer specialists and engineers said they had compiled what "could be the most accurate map yet" of the mysterious expanse between our ears. In the process, they discovered nearly 100 previously unreported regions of the organ's wrinkly outer layer -- called the...

Hyper-fast. Super-simple. Brilliant WiFi.

Relying on a single router is like asking a loud speaker in your living room to provide great sound throughout your home. It’s simple physics: WiFi waves don’t go through walls well and have an even harder time climbing stairs. Ever tried to stream a show from your bedroom when your router’s in the office downstairs? It’s a buffering nightmare. To solve this, you need multiple access points — devices that broadcast WiFi — distributed throughout your home. That’s what you’ll find in office bui...

Unprecedented Ultraviolet View of Mars Obtained

A new development in the MAVEN mission has shown an incredibly detailed ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere. The pictures display dynamic behavior which was previously invisible, and shed light on how winds circulate at high altitudes. Dayside UV images display shifts in ozone amounts over various seasons and clouds which form over Martin volcanoes. According to Nick Schneider of the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder who said in a NASA...

Smart Cube: A Novel Bluetooth Enabled Locking System

Do you ever wish you had a smart lock that would protect your belongings in any cabinet, drawer, or closet? Smart Cube is just that—it turns your phone, or rather the Smart Armor App, into a key and can allow a user to keep everything from harmful products (such as kitchen chemicals and medication) to personal documents, secure. Smart Cube is targeted towards a wide audience, from parents with babies who wish to protect their children from potentially harmful products, to business owners to r...

Berkeley Lab and University of Colorado-Boulder team develop new way to reveal crystal features in functional materials.

Detailing the molecular makeup of materials—from solar cells to organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and transistors, and medically important proteins—is not always a crystal-clear process. To understand how materials work at these microscopic scales, and to better design materials to improve their function, it is necessary to not only know all about their composition but also their molecular arrangement and microscopic imperfections. Now, a team of researchers working at the Department of...

iRBeacon the smarter remote for a smarter home

The iRBeacon is the one, simple solution that will rid you of the cluster of remotes - and it is capable of much more. The iRBeacon is the first step towards an intelligent home. It is a smart, elegant and tiny device which combines the infrared technology with the latest Bluetooth Low Energy (very energy efficient, more than a year working time with a single CR2032 coin battery), so the iRBeacon accompanied with the app (iOS, Android) can smart up your devices and replace your remotes in jus...

Meural Canvas, is a Wi-Fi-enabled digital canvas built to showcase artwork.

Meural Canvas, is a Wi-Fi-enabled digital canvas built to showcase artwork. Each frame gives you instant access to 20,000+ works of art and photography, and it’s easy to upload your own. Meural's proprietary technology renders each image as lifelike and textured as a real painting. Desktop digital picture frames have largely faded away, a side effect of the ubiquity of smartphones. Now the next thing to go digital is the artwork on your wall, such as the latest connected-art canvas from New Yor...

Blackbirds switch abruptly to fly-by-night behaviour at migration time

The normally diurnal birds don't need time to adjust their circadian clocks before departing for their winter habitats Each year, billions of songbirds set out on autumn evenings to fly to their wintering grounds, necessitating a change of daily rhythm for the usually diurnal animals. Scientists had always assumed that the birds gradually adjusted their rhythm, but new technology has now enabled researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, with international partners...

NASA Glenn Offers First Commercial Startup License to AirFlare

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has signed its first commercial Startup licensing agreement with AirFlare LLC in Nashville, Tennessee to productize the Glenn-patented Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis, or PUMA. This agreement makes AirFlare the go-to source for the public to access NASA technology in the fitness market. Startup NASA is a new opportunity offered by NASA’s Technology Transfer Program. Startup companies can apply to license patented NASA technology with no up-front pa...

NASA – Electroactive Material for Wound Healing

This technology is a device that uses electrical activity to facilitate the wound healing process while protecting the wound. The bandage is made of an electroactive material (pictured above) that is stimulated by the heat of the body and the pressure of cell growth, thus no external power source is required. NASA has developed a high-tech electroactive bandage that creates an electric charge to help promote the healing process of wounds. Electroactive material is so sensitive that a push ...

Eyeglasses-free Display

Millions of people worldwide need glasses or contact lenses to see or read properly. We introduce a computational display technology that predistorts the presented content for an observer, so that the target image is perceived without the need for eyewear. By designing optics in concert with prefiltering algorithms, the proposed display architecture achieves significantly higher resolution and contrast than prior approaches to vision-correcting image display. We demonstrate that inexpensive ligh...


Most people notice that they naturally experience different levels of sleepiness and alertness throughout the day, but what causes these patterns? Sleep is regulated by two body systems: sleep/wake homeostasis and the circadian biological clock . When we have been awake for a long period of time, sleep/wake homeostasis tells us that a need for sleep is accumulating and that it is time to sleep. It also helps us maintain enough sleep throughout the night to make up for the hours of being awake...

Smart kitchen gizmo that lets you cook like a pro.

Smart kitchen gizmo that lets you cook like a pro. Cluck is a smart temperature sensor and kitchen timer. It works with the pots and pans you have. Just bring your smartphone to monitor your foods more conveniently. Despite all of the technical advances in the kitchen, cooking remains an activity which requires time and a good degree supervision. As a result, people are often unable to easily monitor certain cooking activities while moving about in the home. Often, home cooks must leave an ac...

Mice Studies in Space Offer Clues on Bone Loss

Astronauts know their bodies will be tested during time spent on the International Space Station, from the 15 daily sunrises and sunsets wreaking havoc on their circadian rhythms to the lack of gravity that weakens bone density and muscle. NASA is working to counteract these otherworldly challenges to enable long-term human exploration of space. For example, special lighting helps with sleep, and rigorous exercise helps keep astronauts’ bodies strong. But, frustratingly, bone loss continue...

Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor

Node Sensor Platform
Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor It started when NASA answered a call for a tool to detect dangerous gases and chemicals with a smartphone. The result became a smartphone-linked device that can do, well, just about anything someone can build a sensor for. The NODE+ platform can be outfitted with an array of different sensor modules for detecting light, gases, temperature, motion and more. It can store data or transmit it to a smart device using Bluetooth wireles...

Nasa’s ‘LifeWrap’ saving life on earth

NASA Ames Research Center received an unusual call for help: a local woman was still bleeding weeks after giving birth, despite every attempt to halt it — including nine surgeries. Her condition, known as postpartum hemorrhage, can result from a number of different complications during childbirth. Left untreated, it can prove fatal. Ames researchers and engineers proposed applying pressure to the woman’s entire lower body using an inflated anti-gravity suit, or G-suit — like tightly wrapping ...

Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer.

Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Now, the ultrasmall particles – developed more than a dozen years ago by Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering – have shown they can do something even better: kill cancer cells without attaching a cytotoxic drug. A study led by Michelle Bradbury, director of intraoperative imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and associ...

Culprit found in breast cancer resistance to tamoxifen

Researchers have discovered that a protein found naturally in cells that provides some protection from viruses is responsible for creating mutations that drive resistance to tamoxifen treatment in breast cancer. Because the protein, known as APOBEC3B, is found in elevated quantities in other kinds of cancer cells, the finding explains differential responses to treatment and opens the door to boosting the effectiveness of tamoxifen and related breast cancer therapies that inhibit the ability of e...

White House’s precision medicine initiative

Far too many diseases do not have a proven means of prevention or effective treatments. We must gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral influences on these diseases to make a difference for the millions of Americans who suffer from them. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While some advances in precision medicine have be...

Photoswitch Biosciences forms the basis for new platform for identifying and testing novel drug candidates

Photoswitches are a family of small-molecules designed to photo-modulate the activity of specific signaling proteins: One color turns the protein ‘on’; a different color turns it ‘off’. Photoswitches were conceived at the Nanomedicine Development Center for the Optical Control of Biological Function at UC Berkeley Light-sensitive proteins are changing the way scientists study how new drug candidates affect critical properties of heart and nerve cells. The proteins, discovered by Max Planck re...

POZE- The Ultimate Posture Coach

Poze is the most user-friendly and affordable way to improve your posture. They have cut the noise and focused on a real problem: how to avoid bad habits. Poze is a wearable device that has no app, no charging, and no diagrams. The certified technology calculates the angle of your back’s posture. If you slouch for 1 minute, Poze silently buzzes reminding you to straighten back up. In 3 weeks your muscles will feel normal when sitting or standing tall. Attach Poze with a self-adhesive hypo-all...

Xiaomi Mi Flora Monitor

Original Xiaomi Mi Plant Flowers Tester is a perfect tool to test the soil conditions (moisture / light / pH / humidity / temperature) of fruits, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, etc.. Ideal and necessary monitor for gardeners, vegetable and fruit growers, and all those who plant trees and grass. When connected with Xiaomi Smart Home, you can control the plants conditions on your phone. With high accuracy and easy operation. You can take good care of your plants. Flowers and Plants Monitor is...

SIEMENS – Data-Driven Rail Systems

When was the last time you experienced inconvenient train delays? Do you wish that railway companies could do a better job of predicting when breakdowns will occur? Whereas in the past, maintenance traditionally consisted of checking rail vehicles at designated operating centers on a regular basis to resolve obvious problems and maintain machines, digital technologies are opening the door to a new level of service. Siemens' Allach locomotive plant on the outskirts of Munich is a high-tech ...

Kenkodo tracks lifestyle effects inside your body

What happens inside your body when you start a fitness routine? How does a change in your diet affect your biochemistry? What can you do to get the best out of your body? In order to provide answers to these questions,Metabolomic Discoveries GmbH has developed Kenkodo, a personalized metabolomics testing service to help you know your body better. Kenkodo connects a person’s lifestyle to the biochemical state of the body. Metabolomics is at the cutting edge of biotechnology. For the first time...

Nanoscale chemical mapping by local infrared fingerprint spectroscopy

Nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (nanoSIMS or nano secondary ion mass spectrometry) is a nanoscopic scale resolution chemical imaging mass spectrometer based on secondary ion mass spectrometry. It works based on a coaxial optical design of the ion gun and the secondary ion extraction, and on an original magnetic sector mass spectrometer with multicollection. NanoSIMS not only refers to the technique used, but also the mass spectrometer specialized for this method. There are currently...