New Journal Explores Superheroes Science And Technology

Avengers Infinity War

Last weekend Avengers: Infinity War opened big in cinemas in the United States and other parts of the world, crushing ticket sale records. Surfing this superhero popularity wave researchers in the Netherlands have started a new open access journal called Super Heroes Science and Technology. In its first edition researchers present how Tony Stark could repair and create his Iron Mans suits using current 3D printing technology and how Captain America hero Buck Barnes could actually be cryogenically frozen. Continue reading “New Journal Explores Superheroes Science And Technology”

KASPAR Capable Of Helping Children With Autism

social robot

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is among the most common mental disorders. According to the National Autistic Society there are 700,000 people with some form of autism in the UK. Although there are relatively many people with autism there is still no cure. Hope resides in making the lives of people with ASD easier using social robots. Earlier this year researchers at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Adelante, Heliomare, University of Siena, University of Hertfordshire, Proteion and Sevagram published their findings on using social robots in healthcare. Continue reading “KASPAR Capable Of Helping Children With Autism”

Smart Clothes Revolution Not Expected Soon

e-textile

Popular fashion icons such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have already shown the world what smart clothes or e-textiles can look like, clothes that can change color, adjust the temperature or measure bio-metric data. But even though smart clothes have been around for a while relatively few people are wearing them. Recent research from D. Romme at the Amsterdam University of Applied sciences sheds light on the phenomenon. Continue reading “Smart Clothes Revolution Not Expected Soon”

Researchers Develop Smartphone Eye-Tracking System

eye tracking example

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the University of Georgia have developed software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device. Eye-tracking is frequently used in psychological experiments and marketing to determine what catches people their attention. Until now it required pricey hardware, which has kept it from entering the public domain. Continue reading “Researchers Develop Smartphone Eye-Tracking System”