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Finally, A Smart Marker That Captures, Digitizes and Streams Whiteboard Notes!

By Allegra Staples on March 4, 2015
Finally, A Smart Marker That Captures, Digitizes and Streams Whiteboard Notes!

While whiteboards are great tools for educators and other speakers to use when explaining a concept, they can be distracting. That's because instead of paying attention to the speaker, the audience is often busy jotting down what's on the board before it is erased. Now, thanks to the ingenious Equil Smartmarker, the notes can be digitally captured and transmitted to a smart device, enabling the audience to focus their full attention to what's being said.

Scientists Discover Spectacular Ruby-Red Seadragon

By Allegra Staples on February 26, 2015
Scientists Discover Spectacular Ruby-Red Seadragon

Seadragons may sound like mythical creatures from a fairy tale, but these tiny fish that are close cousins of seahorses and pipefish do exist. Found in the coastal waters off southern and western Australia, the gorgeous creatures that feed off tiny crustaceans, plankton, and larval fishes, do not have teeth or a stomach. They therefore, have to eat constantly and are always scouring the oceans in search of prey.

The Quest To Seek Out 52 Hertz AKA "World's Loneliest Whale"

By Meera Dolasia on February 25, 2015
The Quest To Seek Out 52 Hertz AKA "World's Loneliest Whale"

For over two decades, marine biologists have been listening to the songs from a whale that resides in the North Pacific. However, they have never heard a fellow mammal responding. That's because, unlike most whales that croon at a frequency of 15-20 hertz, this one sings at high pitched 52 hertz. As a result, this poor animal has never had a friend and, therefore, become known as the "world's loneliest whale!"

Stick-On Nanowafers Could Mean An End To Messy Eye Drops

By Meera Dolasia on February 22, 2015
Stick-On Nanowafers Could Mean An End To Messy Eye Drops

Those of you that have suffered from dry eyes, severe allergies or experienced an infection know how difficult it is to apply eye drops. The most annoying part is that even after you have managed to administer the medicine, most of it streams out with the first blink. In fact, that is the reason doctors always recommend multiple applications. Now, some researchers have come up with a stick-on nanowafer that will alleviate the aggravation and also help heal faster.

E-Nable Connects 3-D Printer Owners And Designers To Those In Need Of Prosthetics

By Allegra Staples on February 11, 2015
E-Nable Connects 3-D Printer Owners And Designers To Those In Need Of Prosthetics

While 3-D Printing technology is still a young innovation, it is already being used to create a wide variety of products: action figures, musical instruments, fabrics, and even food! But for all of the fun and whimsical items that can be produced, the most exciting application of this radical invention is the printing of artificial limbs. Its low cost structure makes it ideal for those that are unable to afford traditional prosthetics which can run tens of thousands of dollars.

Video Of The Week - Can You Spot The Octopus?

By Meera Dolasia on February 9, 2015
Video Of The Week - Can You Spot The Octopus?

An underwater diver filming the beautiful coral in the Caribbean captured a rare sight - a perfectly camouflaged octopus emerging from its hiding place with its skin transforming from the dull green of the coral to a beautiful sky blue. Jonathon Gordon says that he was just trying to get a closer look at an unusual shell and had no idea that the creature was there, until he was just about a meter away.

Jellyfish Are More Than Aimlessly Drifting Bags Of Gelatin

By Meera Dolasia on February 9, 2015
Jellyfish Are More Than Aimlessly Drifting Bags Of Gelatin

The appearance of large jellyfish blooms is often met with dismay. That's because though these floating blobs of gelatin are essential for the ecosystem and an important food source for certain marine animals, they are very destructive. In addition to inflicting painful stings, large groupings of the invertebrates frequently clog commercial fishing nets and even cause power stations to shut down.

Nao, A Humanoid Robot To Debut At Japan's Mitsubishi Bank

By Meera Dolasia on February 6, 2015
Nao, A Humanoid Robot To Debut At Japan's Mitsubishi Bank

In April 2015, Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will welcome a new kind of employee - a humanoid robot called Nao. The bank's first non-human hire that stands 58-centimeters (22.8 inches) tall and weighs a mere 5.4 kilograms (12.7 pounds), is the brainchild of France's Aldebaran Robotics - a subsidiary of Japan's Softbank. 

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