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Tiny implanted sensors can indicate the severity of a heart attack in a mouse, even days after the damage happened. Similar sensors could one day be used to monitor people at high risk of having a heart attack, researchers say.
About 30 per cent of people who experience heart attacks do so without the characteristic chest pains. But biomarkers of the event – unique proteins released by heart cells as they die – remain in their blood.
Some biomarkers hang around for a day, others for a week. So a blood sample drawn days after a suspected heart attack contains only a partial collection of these proteins, complicating diagnosis.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Playstation Move is Sony's way of creating a more interactive gaming experience, using a special "Eye" and special controllers that will allow the gamers to feel like they are truly a part of the gaming experience in a way that they have not been able to before! Sony has plans for a number of different games planned to be released at the same time and shortly after the release of the Playstation Move. Some of the games will require the use of a Playstation Move, while others will carry features for the Playstation Move.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We've previously posted on how to tell if an Android app is malware, and most of the tips hold out, set against DroidDream as a case study. After, diggiting future, it has been discovered that some developers' apps were found to go far beyond the permissions granted by users. Once the app was able to "root" the users' phone, it could grab unique identifiers, phone numbers, and other data and send it to an unknown server.
Monday, March 7, 2011
The next big thing in computer games for kids: moving beyond the computer.
Both major media companies and start-ups are experimenting with new tools that combine technology and reality in a bid to get children to engage with real-world objects. And researchers are already investigating whether the new tools help kids learn better than regular computer games do.
Other games that bridge the gap between real and virtual ask kids to document their activities by taking photos, making videos or recording their location using a GPS device, typically with the help of their parents.
Techniques that tie technology to the real world have been generating buzz for several years, particularly as mobile devices have become more powerful. Advertisers were among the first companies to use such tools. Distributors of the recent film "Inception" teamed up with a mobile game called SCVNGR to promote the movie, creating real-world challenges that players could complete to earn prizes.
Major toy and game makers have shown interest as well. Mattel Inc. has been working with Qualcomm Inc. to develop games that use augmented reality, and Nintendo Co.'s new 3DS portable game machine includes augmented-reality features.