Archive for January, 2013

Need to lose weight? Install a stomach pump

Need to lose weight? Install a stomach pump

There’s good news and bad news in the fight against morbid obesity. The good news is that there is a new approach to surgical weight-loss which is far less invasive than conventional operations. The bad news is how it works. Gastric restriction and gastric bypass are existing surgical methods to…

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Investigating the Bystander Effect Using Virtual Reality

Investigating the Bystander Effect Using Virtual Reality

The bystander effect is well-known in behavioural psychology and suggests that the more people who witnessing a violent emergency the less likely it is that someone will intervene. It was first identified in the 1960s, but conducting research on the phenomenon has been difficult. Most experiments rely upon staging fake…

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Pure readies Jongo wireless speakers for U.S. release

Pure readies Jongo wireless speakers for U.S. release

Being able to wander from room to room throughout the house and enjoy one continuous streamed audio experience can, unfortunately, be a very expensive luxury indeed. Happily, the UK’s Pure is getting ready to launch a new range of wireless speakers that promise quality audio at a much more attractive…

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Collision creates largest known spiral galaxy

Collision creates largest known spiral galaxy

A new study has led to the classification of NGC 6872 as the largest known spiral galaxy. The galaxy measures some 522,000 light-years across and resides 212 million light-years from earth. The stellar system exists in close proximity to the small disk galaxy IC 4970, which is thought to have…

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Silicon Image UltraGig 6400 wireless HDMI

Silicon Image UltraGig 6400 wireless HDMI

Silicon Image is hoping that you’ll want to play HD from your handheld device on a big screen without taking the more convoluted WiFi route using DLNA, Airplay and the like. As such, the company took its WirelessHD 1080p60 tech currently seen in bulkier gadgets like laptops and shrunk it…

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Eyes on with Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

Eyes on with Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

With Google’s Project Glass gaining plenty of attention in recent times, it’s safe to say that the era of augmented reality eyewear is almost upon us. At CES 2013 we had a chance to strap on the M100 Smart Glasses from video eyewear specialist Vuzix to get at least a…

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