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.
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.
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.
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.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has delivered view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn’s shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit. This special, very-high-phase viewing geometry lets scientists study ring and atmosphere phenomena not easily seen at a lower phase. Since images like this can only be taken while the sun is behind the planet, this beautiful view is all the more precious for its rarity. The last time Cassini captured a view like this was in Sept. 2006, when it captured a mosaic processed to look like natural color.
HESS gamma ray telescope. Technician standing on a gantry next to a telescope
Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S. The new smartphone, with a whopping 4.8-inch screen and an 8-megapixel camera, was unveiled at a slick launch party in London on Thursday. Billed by Samsung as having been designed for humans, the phone features voice and eye-recognition technology that the company hopes will set the handset ahead of its rivals in the crowded smartphone market.
The subtle yet surprisingly varied colors of Mercury are revealed in the latest images from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft (the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) space probe).The 485 kg (1,070 lb) MESSENGER spacecraft was launched aboard a Delta II rocket in August 2004 to study Mercury’s chemical composition, its geology, and its magnetic field. It became the second mission after 1975’s Mariner 10 to reach Mercury successfully when it made a flyby in January 2008, followed by a second flyby in October 2008, and a third flyby in September 2009.
Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3. The design of the phone and its hardware specification are still unknown, but the plethora of high-end smartphones launched at Mobile World Congress give some hints. Newcomers like the HTC One X, which has already gone on sale, the Optimus 4X HD and the Huawei Ascend D Quad all have quad-core processors and screens with a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution.