India loses contact with a recently launched satellite

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On Thursday, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) launched the GSAT-6A, the country's most powerful communications satellite to date, into orbit. Yesterday, the organization confirmed that it had lost contact with the satellite, possibly due…
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Google Duo v30 hints at user-created contact groups, continues work on adding Google accounts and screen sharing [APK Teardown]

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Just one day after the Duo team completed the rollout of video messages to all users, a new version of the app is hitting the scene. In a side-by-side comparison, it looks like the interface of the app hasn’t gone through any changes with this new release, but we’re still looking for additional changes. However, a teardown of the APK has turned up some topics to discuss, including an upcoming feature that will allow users to create contact groups.

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Semiosis is a first contact novel about coexistence with intelligent plants

Throughout its history, science fiction has imagined how humanity might meet its cosmic neighbors. How would the first contact with aliens go? Authors have imagined a variety of scenarios, from the desire for amicable partnership between humanoid species, to genocidal hostility between lifeforms that we barely recognize. In Sue Burke’s debut novel Semiosis, she imagines contact in a unique way: first contact not with animal-like life, but between humans and a planet full of intelligent plants.

Some spoilers ahead for the novel.

When Semiosis opens, a human colonial expedition — which left Earth in the 2060s — is headed for a distant star. Disturbed by environmental degradation and war on Earth, their mission was to hit the reset button…

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Resistbot is ready to contact your senator when you tweet

Launched early last year as a form of resistance against the Trump administration, Resistbot allows anyone to send faxes to their congressional representatives. Now the service is headed to Twitter, which makes a lot of sense given the service's rise…
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Stayhealthy Advancing Augmented Reality to Transform Healthcare from Spectator Sport to Full Contact Engagement

Having finally gained a solid footing in diverse industries and evolving markets in recent years, augmented reality has, indeed, arrived. And AR is now poised to do for healthcare what it’s doing for gaming, education, and entertainment.

“Looking to the near and distant future of medical technology, augmented reality (AR) will be central to innovation,” reads a 2017 report in HIT Consultant. “The medical field will be enhanced dramatically via the rise of augmented reality products emerging in the market. In just a few years, the entire healthcare experience will look entirely different from the medical environment today.”

Playing a pivotal role in AR’s rapid ascension within the healthcare space is stayhealthy, Inc., a lifestyle engagement technology company that develops innovative health measurement solutions.

A creator of web-enabled healthcare monitoring products, stayhealthy was founded in 1995 with the stated goal of making medical-grade health monitoring devices affordable and accessible to average people in their own homes, allowing them to proactively take control of their health.

The act of encouraging individuals to “take control,” however, isn’t limited to suggesting a range of physical activities or behaviors. A cornerstone of stayhealthy is their motto: “You are not fat, you have fat.” By changing the psychology that fat is something you have rather than something that you are, stayhealthy is striving to significantly empower people to take control of their life and their health with consistent action, solutions and tools.

In 2018, augmented reality will factor into the tools offered by stayhealthy in their endeavors. MMW can now confirm that stayhealthy is working with Augmently, Inc. to incorporate patented Augmented Realism™ (AR) to the stayhealthy learning experience, securing stayhealthy as the best in class, next generation product.

stayhealthy’s objective to transform healthcare from a spectator sport to something with which consumers can actively engage, will be aided greatly by the deployment of augmented reality throughout their suite of apps.

By presenting information and actionable advice in a fun, engaging, and gamified ways, people can begin to better understand not only where they are with their health today, but also what they can do to improve their wellbeing and longevity.

“Augmented reality enables a person to see and relate to their personal condition,” says John Collins, President and CEO of stayhealthy Inc. “Instead of a flat number, people will see the impact health has on their physical body, causing an emotional connection and awareness for the user, further keeping them actively engaged toward physical well being. When looking for the right partner, we knew we needed to find an agency that has the same high standards as we do at stayhealthy, Augmently Inc. is just that agency.”

To learn more about Stayhealthy, visit www.stayhealthy.com.

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NASA makes contact with satellite lost in space 13 years ago

Proving that things tend to turn up when you least expect them, NASA has just rediscovered a satellite it lost in space more than a decade ago. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) was launched in 2000 to create the first…
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Smart Contact Lenses Could Screen for Pre-Diabetes and Monitor Glucose Levels

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The concept of a smart contact lens isn’t exactly new. However, many emerging smart lens technologies employ lenses that are both expensive and extremely brittle. They can impair the wearer’s vision or even cause injury, and measuring signals from these lenses often requires bulky equipment. Now, a newly developed smart lens could change all of that.

In a study published in Science Advances, a team of researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Sungkyunkwan University detail their research on a lens capable of measuring and monitoring glucose levels in tears. Not only is it softer and more user-friendly than other smart contact lenses, it is also the first soft contact lens to use a display pixel for glucose monitoring.

Overview of the soft, smart contact lens to monitor glucose levels in tears. Image Credit: Jang-Ung Park, UNIST

The team of researchers incorporated three main components into a flexible, transparent nanostructure to create these smart, soft lenses: glucose sensors, wireless power transfer circuits, and display pixels.

The pixels access sensing data in real-time, eliminating the need for external equipment to measure the glucose. The glucose information is displayed through the LED pixel. When the system detects that glucose levels have crossed a certain threshold, the LED pixel in the lens shuts off, alerting the wearer to the concerning level.

So far, the researchers have tested their smart contact lens in a rabbit’s eye, and they say they were able to successfully monitor the animal’s glucose levels wirelessly. They hope the lens could eventually be used to monitor glucose in humans. This could be incredibly useful for people with diabetes, and it could also be used to screen for pre-diabetes, giving patients the upper hand in preventing diabetes and keeping track of their health.

Seeing the Future

This dramatic advance in smart contact lens technology could one day be a standard medical tool, allowing people to take their health into their own hands with comfortable, easy-to-use monitoring abilities.

Besides glucose levels, this type of technology could be extended to monitor other biomarkers, such as blood pressure, body temperature, or cholesterol. These could allow the wearer to work together with their physician to better prevent vascular disease, better understand their risk of stroke, and much more.

Because smart lenses can interact with the wearer’s natural tears, they could one day be used to deliver drugs comfortably and directly.

The potential applications aren’t limited to healthcare, either. The ability to integrate sensors comfortably into a lens could be used to advance virtual and augmented reality technologies.

While quite a few steps remain between testing on rabbits and the release of a usable product for humans, this research puts us closer to a future in which contact lenses are able to transform our lives.

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Glucose-tracking smart contact lens is comfortable enough to wear

The concept of a smart contact lens has been around for a while. To date, though, they haven't been all that comfortable: they tend to have electronics built into hard substrates that make for a lens which can distort your vision, break down and othe…
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The latest glucose-sensing smart contact lens still has a long way to go

Scientists have designed a smart contact lens to measure the wearer’s blood sugar without using a needle. So far, the needle-less prototype has only been tested in rabbits — and it’s not clear if it’s even possible to accurately monitor blood sugar using tears. But if it works, it would be a massive upgrade for people with diabetes.

The lens is made out of the same transparent, flexible material that’s in some soft contacts on the market. Inside, the researchers embedded electronics including a little LED light and a glucose sensor. If glucose levels rise above a certain level, the continuously lit LED light flickers off to alert the wearer, the researchers report today in the journal Science Advances.

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