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If you run a restaurant, or simply enjoy cooking at home, you are going to want to select the best ingredients available. Salt and other simple commodity ingredients probably don’t require much thought—one brand of table salt is likely as good as any other. But many ingredients, particularly fresh produce and meat, can vary wildly in quality and taste. Those can either end up elevating a meal, or ruining it. That’s why a team of scientists from Japan’s Prefectural Univers ...
The Moverio BT-30C will only cost you $499. These glasses may be smart, but the design isn’t so pretty. (Image credit: Epson)   My dream is to have smart glasses showing me AR info as I work on a project. But first, I suppose we need the basics.   Though smart glasses have been around for a while, they still haven’t caught on with the masses. Google hoped their Google Glass would be a hit, but it quickly fell out of favor. Epson is hoping to break into the consumer market ...
An implanted electrode picks up electrical signals, which are then translated to vocal movements and then speech sounds. Researchers use electrodes similar to this one to decode brain activity. (Photo from UCSF)   There are many diseases that can leas to loss of speaking, such as motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. There are methods available that allow people to have some form of communication, but scientists at the University of California have developed a ...
On April 15th, 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, was set on fire, causing extensive damage to the historic gothic building. One of the main pieces of the cathedral, the spire, had collapsed during the inferno and the damage to its roof was severe. Most of the objects stored inside the building have been preserved, and the main structure of the building has been kept intact. Now the building can be restored with the help of technology left behind by the late Dr. Andrew Tallon who m ...
A new collaborative effort between Microsoft and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was announced on April 30th. The aim of this collaboration is to provide a greater range of opportunities for education, recreation and therapy for veterans who suffer from mobility impairments. They hope to provide those services by adding an Xbox Adaptive Controller ─ which is an Xbox controller designed for people with mobility impairments ─ in certain VA rehabilitation centers in the U.S. & ...

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