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Submission + - New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses to See Veins Through Skin (

Lucas123 writes: Epson and Evena Medical today unveiled a new smart-glass technology that allows nurses to see "through" a patient's skin to the vasculature beneath in order to make intravenous placement easier. The Eyes-On Glasses System is based on Epson's Moverio Smart Glasses Technology, an Android-based, see-through wearable display launched earlier this year that allows users to interact with apps and games. The glasses use near-infrared light to highlight deoxygenated hemoglobin in a patient's veins and capture the images with two stereoscopic cameras. The cameras then project the vein images onto the see-through glass screens. The glasses can store the images and video and transfer them wirelessly to a patient's electronic health record, and they also come with dual built-in speakers for video conferencing.

Submission + - New Musical Instrument Using Only WebAudio

akumpf writes: Fiddlewax, a new online musical instrument, has just been launched and is open for anyone to use via the web browser (both desktop and mobile). Using only HTML5 and WebAudio, Fiddlewax provides a 45-key sampler, pitch-shifting, BPM sync'ing, and 5-stage realtime effects pipeline. Users are able to customize each effect via parameters, as well as draw custom distortion curves via the waveshaper to produce truly unique sounds.

Submission + - FCC App Lets Android Users Measure Mobile Broadband Speed (

itwbennett writes: The FCC's new Android app will allow users to measure the speed of their mobile broadband connection, while providing aggregate data to the agency for measuring nationwide mobile broadband network performance. Released as open-source software on Thursday, the free FCC Speed Test App will test network performance for parameters such as upload and download speed, latency and packet loss. An iPhone version of the app is in the works.

Submission + - Promising Vaccine Candidate Could Lead to a Definitive Cure For HIV (

Zothecula writes: A very promising vaccine candidate for HIV/AIDS has shown the ability to completely clear the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a very aggressive form of HIV that leads to AIDS in monkeys. Developed at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), the vaccine proved successful in about fifty percent of the subjects tested and could lead to a human vaccine preventing the onset of HIV/AIDS and even cure patients currently on anti-retroviral drugs.

Submission + - New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson (

An anonymous reader writes: Geneva, 14 March 2013. At the Moriond Conference today, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that further elucidate the particle discovered last year. Having analysed two and a half times more data than was available for the discovery announcement in July, they find that the new particle is looking more and more like a Higgs boson, the particle linked to the mechanism that gives mass to elementary particles. It remains an open question, however, whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model. Finding the answer to this question will take time.

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