Using Raman optical technology, scientists at the University of Twente in The Netherlands can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images include the surrounding areas that are already showing changes.
It used to be, that people believed that the eye emitted invisible light rays that struck the world outside, causing it to become visible to the beholder. We now know that isn’t the case, but, that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a perfectly good way to see. In fact, that is the basic idea behind […]
How far off is the technology for robotic service pets to replace their breathing counterparts? The future is closer than you think. The most likely way for that to happen with technology is through machine learning. In the past, people have built AI systems by programming machines to respond to different events in a series […]
The use of motion detectors to keep an eye on the public has been increasing steadily over the past decade. These ubiquitous pyroelectric eyes (passive infrared sensors) can detect everything from thieves breaking into a house to when customers enter the supermarket. Early designs were unreliable, as they would often time out, leaving the operator […]
Robots that offer point-to-point delivery are poised to become hot sellers for e-commerce companies and businesses that are looking to improve inventory control, order processing methods and labor efficiency to speed up operations. E-Commerce in the 21st century will be driven in large part, by robotic workers.
Researchers have developed the first instrument that will provide a detailed image of the entire eye. Incorporating a lens that changes optical parameters in response to electric currents, the radically new technology can produce higher quality images than currently available. Combining optical coherence tomography and an electrically actuated tunable lens will change the way medical […]
It’s estimated that by 2020, more than 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world; showing that the sales of robotics and automation is on the rise. Currently, the strongest growth in the robotics industry is in Asia; lead by China as the worlds’ number one marketplace.
Anyone that has ever landed in an emergency room with a broken bone, head injury, or been pregnant has been exposed to medical imaging technology, and is acutely aware of how important it can be. With medical imaging technology, lives have been saved when one has presented with a stroke, any kind of tumor, or […]
Originally called ‘single-beam gradient force trap’, optical tweezers are scientific instruments that use a highly focused laser beam to provide an attractive, or repulsive force, depending on the refractive index mismatch to physically hold and move microscopic dielectric objects similar to tweezers. Optical tweezers have been particularly successful in studying a variety of biological systems […]
Currently, diagnosing Alzheimer’s relies largely on documentation of any mental decline. However, when diagnosing Alzheimer’s in this way, it has already caused severe brain damage in individuals. What if we could diagnose Alzheimer’s before symptoms started? It is increasingly clear that by the time a typical AD patient comes to diagnosis atrophy is well established. […]