Insect Repellent Used To Create Camouflage Face Paint

Insect Repellent Used To Create Camouflage Face Paint Being in the theater of war as a soldier can be quite a harrowing experience, especially when you are thrown headlong into a hot zone. Hence, making sure that you and your buddies are well camouflaged would play to your advantage. Apparently, the Pentagon did commission a new kind of camouflage make-up which is said to be able to offer protection to the human skin on which it was applied on from intense thermal blasts of heat, all the way north to 15 seconds. In the line of fire, this could eventually mean a difference of between 2nd or 3rd degree burns, depending on your proximity to the explosion at that particular point in time.

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    3D Printed Hip Implant Allows Teen To Walk Again

    Losing a limb would be an extremely traumatizing experience for just about anyone, and to come to terms with the loss of a limb requires great mental strength. Thankfully, there are prosthetics which help make someone feel whole again, never mind that the added on limb cannot function anywhere close to the original. Technology, however, has advanced to a point where one can use 3D printers to print out a prosthetic, and when it comes to having that sense of touch, certain cases would allow one to be fitted with a bionic hand that will deliver “touch” feedback to the patient’s brain, now how about that? This time around, a 3D printed hip implant has enabled a teenager to walk again.

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    Cochlear Implants Does Away With Exterior Hardware

    Cochlear Implants Does Away With Exterior HardwareMedical science has certainly advanced by leaps and bounds over the years. Remember those old school hearing aids? Well, the modern day ones are a whole lot smaller and work better, but what happens when bionic parts are introduced to the body without requiring any kind of exterior hardware to work? Imagine a cochlear implant which will charge itself wirelessly, relying on the natural microphone of the middle ear instead of a skull-mounted sensor to work. Imagine no more, as researchers at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) have teamed up with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to work on a spanking new low-power signal-processing chip which could eventually result in a cochlear implant does not need any kind of hardware on the outside to work. A full charge would enable it to run for approximately 8 hours, now how about that?

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    Smart Diapers Alerts You Wirelessly If It Needs Changing

    Smart Diapers Alerts You Wirelessly If It Needs ChangingJapan is suffering from an ageing population, and if nothing is done to boost up the overall population count in that part of the world, you will find its population count start to drop as the years go by. In fact, it already has a fair amount of senior citizens living there, and this figure is set to climb even higher in the months and years ahead. Caring for older folks is not an easy task at all, especially when one is ill with various diseases, and for an older person to wear a diaper, it is not a shameful thing at all. The thing is, diapers need to be changed from time to time, so how nice would it be if you could be alerted by the diaper itself when the time comes to change it?

    This is exactly what has happened, as a research team from the University of Tokyo on Monday did show off the first flexible and disposable organic sensor in the world. This unique sensor can be integrated into a smart diaper, where it will then send a wireless alert to a specific number should it require any changing. All of the flexible integrated circuit has been printed on a plastic film, where it will then transmit information as well as receive its power sans wires. The potential is great, especially when you consider how mass production might actually bring down the price to just a few cents each. Adult diapers, kids’ diapers, it doesn’t matter as long as it works well enough.

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    Air Hockey Robot Built With 3D Printer And PS3 Camera Assistance

    There is still some life left yet in the PS3 camera, so do not even think about ditching it at the moment. If you have always loved a spot of air hockey, then you would be more than pleased to hear that a designer decided to make use of parts from a 3D printer as well as a PS3 camera in order to construct a winning air hockey robot. I am quite sure that many of us air hockey fans would love to go up against this machine by Jose Julio, as this machine has proven itself to be so slick thanks to quick and accurate movements, that many an opponent has been left super frustrated.

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    Flexible And Transparent Conductor Invented

    Flexible And Transparent Conductor InventedConsumer electronics devices that are able to bend? That sounds like an extremely interesting proposition for sure, and it has yet to catch on, but we have seen some examples in recent times such as the LG G Flex (which is also a self-healing handset, at least for its exterior case). This just goes to show how the likes of LG has already managed to achieve a bendable display to a certain extent as depicted above, but a team of scientists at the University of Houston might be on to something better this time around. This bunch of researchers have managed to figure out a way to use a gold nanomesh material in order to create a flexible, conductive and transparent surface for electronics. Sounds too good to be true, right?

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