Medical pills with camera

Camera pills instead of medical devices

For the last years scientists developed so-called “camera pills”, which can be swallowed by patients, and then transfer video from within. Though such gadgets can serve as invaluable means of visualization, researchers at Carnegie-Mellon’s University invent now tiny electronic medical devices, which can be swallowed and partially are digested, providing noninvasive process of treatment. The research project is now under the leadership of Professor Christopher Bettinger and Jay Whitaker. Bettinger works over biodegradable electronics for medical application, and Whitaker developed inexpensive, nontoxical, sodium – ion electrochemical batteries. According to Whitaker the camera pills so nontoxical, that people can eat it.

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iphone 4s microscope

iPhone 4S Microscope is Diagnosing the Infection

Now it is possible to use the iPhone 4S instead of the microscope. In Tanzania, the scientists turned into a microscope an iPhone 4S, for diagnosing the schoolchildren in infections. They put on ball lens to the camera lens, by using a torch and double-sided tape, improvised a microscope. Then the team of scientists began to test the microscope. They took some pictures as samples of a stool placed on lab slides, which the phone had taped.After double checking the results of laboratory and the iPhone 4S, the scientists found, that they will be able to pick up approximately 70 percent samples of the infections.

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Black Hornet Nano

The Forces of Great Britain Armed with a 16 gram helicopter Black Hornet Nano

According to UK Ministry of Defense British Forces in Afghanistan received miniature spy drone, 16 gram helicopter Black Hornet Nano up to 10 centimeters in length and two and a half in width. Black Hornet Nano is equipped with a miniature camera that can transmit both video and photos. Despite its compact size Black Hornet Nano is capable of operating in critical weather conditions. According to BBC News, the device is equipped with a battery and can cover up to 800 feet in the air or up to 30 minutes. As reported BBC News, in the total of the British military Department has ordered 160 Black Hornet Nano to 20 million pounds sterling (31,5 million dollars). Using the helicopters in Afghanistan began in 2012.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand

Galaxy Grand 5-Inch smartphone from Samsung

Samsung has announced a new 5-inch smartphone called the Galaxy Grand. The South Korean company announced the Galaxy Grand early Tuesday morning. The phone is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the company’s 5.5-inch-screen phone that is available from most U.S. carriers for $300 on a new contract. Samsung declined to say how the device would be priced, but mid-range smartphones typically sell for about $100 to $150 with a contract. Middle-of-the-road Android handset featuring a 5-inch WVGA display with 800-by-480-pixel resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Samsung GALAXY Grand runs Android 4.1.2. Samsung Galaxy Grand will be available in two versions, including a dual-SIM version that will allow users to operate two phone numbers at once, as well as make and receive calls from each specific number. The handset will also include several Samsung-specific features, like Direct Call, which enables users to dial a number by raising the handset up to their ear, and Popup Video, which allows users to watch a video in a pop-up window despite the task on hand.

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