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Now, a smartphone for dolphins to play games

Now, a smartphone for dolphins to play games

Now, a smartphone for dolphins to play games

Researchers have developed an underwater computer touchscreen exclusively for dolphins to play games. With the smartphone built just for them and a little bit of training, dolphins can play games like Whack-a-Mole, the researchers found. As the eight-feet underwater touchpad allows dolphins to interact and make choices, it could be used to investigate dolphin intelligence

New technology can drastically increase screen resolution

New technology can drastically increase screen resolution

Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage — a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colours to form the images. With the current technology, each of these

WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp helps teenagers communicate better and to openly express themselves with their peers than in their classrooms, a study has claimed. The findings showed that WhatsApp groups allow teenagers to express themselves in ways that they cannot at school, helping them develop closer and more open relationships with their classmates. “The group

New app to improve lives of people with dementia

New app to improve lives of people with dementia

In a first, an app is being developed by researchers to help improve the environment at workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia. The app being developed by the researchers at the University of Stirling in Britain will digitally assess how suitable a residence, care facility or other environment is for older

Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma

Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma

In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs. The researchers believe that the sensor could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalisation and death.

A wristband that can recognise human emotions

A wristband that can recognise human emotions

An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy. The wearable technology has an automated machine learning method that can detect compulsive seizures by combining measures of electrodermal activity on the wrist with measures of motion

WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp helps teenagers communicate better and to openly express themselves with their peers than in their classrooms, a study has claimed. The findings showed that WhatsApp groups allow teenagers to express themselves in ways that they cannot at school, helping them develop closer and more open relationships with their classmates. “The group

Facebook makes us sad, unhealthy

Facebook makes us sad, unhealthy

People who check their Facebook profile all the time are likely to be more sad and unhealthy than those who use it sporadically, a new study has revealed. Researchers from Yale University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), studied the pattern of Facebook use and mental health of 5,208 volunteers between 2013 and

App to help people improve mental, emotional health

App to help people improve mental, emotional health

ePsyClinic.com launched a new app aimed at facilitating recovery from mental and emotional health issues. “I Will” is targeted to benefit those who need a complete support system and freedom from mental and emotional health issues, the company said. The app is designed in the form of a personal experience keeping the needs of the

Self-ventilating workout suit to keep you cool and dry

Self-ventilating workout suit to keep you cool and dry

If sweating is your problem with workout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have a new solution to offer. They have designed a breathable workout suit that can keep the body cool and dry in the gym. The workout suit has ventilating flaps that open and close in response to the body’s heat and sweat,

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