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California-based mobility outfit Aventon has followed the January release of an updated Aventure fat-tire model and the very recent launch of the Abound cargo ebike with a third-generation outing for its urban cruiser, the Pace 500.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: ebikes, Pedal-assisted
Overactive bladder syndrome (OBS) causes a frequent, uncontrolled urge to urinate, which can interfere with a person’s daily activities and affect their mental health. A new hydrogel-based device has been developed that can continuously monitor overactive bladders and has the potential to improve the treatment of the condition.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Hydrogels, Postech, Se
Soil moisture sensors can help farmers save water, by letting them know when their crops actually need to be watered. An experimental new sensor could be particularly helpful, as it incorporates a special material which makes it highly sensitive to moisture.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: KAUST, metal-organic frameworks, Agriculture, Water Conservation, Crops
Mercury can definitely be harmful in large amounts, and detecting its presence in foods or liquids typically requires lab-based tests. A new nanosensor, however, can quickly detect even tiny concentrations of the heavy metal onsite, simply by tapping on samples.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: American Chemical Society, National Tsing Hua University, Mercury, Sensors, Food, Water
Self-driving cars typically use radar or LiDAR technology to avoid collisions with other vehicles. Scientists have now created a much simpler insect-inspired system that could serve the same purpose more efficiently – at night, that is.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Biomimicry, Insect, Collision, Obstacle avoidance, Pennsylvania State University, Self-Driving
Last year, Samsung demonstrated the power of its monstrous 200-megapixel camera sensor by printing a billboard-sized cat photo taken on a phone. Now the company has started mass producing its successor, the Isocell HP2.Continue ReadingCategory: Mobile Technology, TechnologyTags: Samsung, Cameras, Sensors, Photography, smartphones
Motion-measuring strain sensors have many uses, such as tracking a person's physical activity, or reading their blood pressure. A new such device could prove to be particularly useful, as it combines high sensitivity with a wide range of detectable motion.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: North Carolina State University, Motion sensor, Nanowires
While most of us have a pretty good sense of when we're getting too stressed, people with certain mental health issues may benefit from being made aware of the situation, so they can take the appropriate action. A new palm-worn electronic tattoo could help in that regard.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Texas A&M Universty, University of Texas, Wearable, Stress
While some assistance is available to individuals who lack the power of speech, verbally communicating with other people can still be challenging. A new face-worn strain sensor could help, as it's able to "read" the wearer's silently mouthed words.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearables, TechnologyTags: Tsinghua University, Speech, Voice recognition, Facial, Sensors
Intestinal glucose levels are a major indicator of overall gastrointestinal health, and the current method of measuring them involves putting a catheter down the patient's throat. Soon, however, a swallowable "smart pill" could do the job much less intrusively.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: UC San Diego, Biosensors, Fuel Cell, Glucose is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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