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HotSpot Episode 55: Space Sunflower Snaps Pictures of Space

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:54pm
Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices:

  • pCell is changing everything mobile by synthesizing a personal cell, just for you! Compatible with standard 4G LTE devices, the pCell works so well, users can stream HDTV on a long trip, videocall in the middle of Times Square, post videos from a packed stadium, and watch Ultra HD on your big screen TV.
  • HeadWatch features iPhone, Android, or Windows 8 compatibility, lost phone alert function, ultra-low power processor, vibrating motor, ambient and object temperature sensor, mini speaker and embedded microphone, and lithium rechargeable battery.
  • Researchers have found that a computer system is bale to spot real or fake expressions of pain, more accurately than people. More than half the time, a person would have the wrong answer. But the computer system has an accuracy as high as 85 percent. This new tech could one day be used to detect deception for applications in homeland security, psychopathology, medicine, law, and … job screening.
  • NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a new deployable structure, called the Starshade. Resembling a giant sunflower, the prototype could someday aid researchers in imaging earth-like planets around nearby stars. And the starshade, like its name implies, shades the stars so researchers can snap the pictures they need without being blinded.

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