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Mark Sagar is changing the way we look at computers by giving them faces—disconcertingly realistic human faces. Sagar first gained widespread recognition for his pioneering work in rendering faces for Hollywood movies, including Avatar and King Kong.... Read more

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Mirror Image

In this issue of IEEE Pulse, authors explore similar terrain by examining recent research into the eye as a means to gau...

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Technological Acceleration: A Few Musings

Scientists have recently reported the presence of water on Mars, renewing the hope that life exists on that planet and simultaneously offering a still-distant—but closer—dream for a place to be free (or perhaps freer?).... Read more

Develop the Foresight to Anticipate Hindsight

Shopping is not my favorite activity, but when I do have that opportunity, usually when on vacation, I often find myself in shops catering to tourists. Of course, the shop proprietors have filled their shelves with arts and crafts that are cute, attractive, and generally very appealing.... Read more

Technology: Toward Research in Biology

This text, primarily authored by W. David Lee, is a straightforward argument that there are many instances with a period of 40 or so years from the discovery of a technology (for example, X-rays and associated equipment) to the development and utilization of such equipment in the biologists’ laboratory such that DNA analysis could be pe... Read more

Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Win $100K in Awards

Two pediatric medical device innovators, AventaMed of Cork, Ireland and Prospiria, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in the annual competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System near Washington D.C.... Read more

Healthy Aging Hackathon at IIT Kharagpur

The hackathon provided an opportunity to six shortlisted teams to build technology prototypes with limited electronic resources, such as Arduino kits, zigbee modules, accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, ultrasonic range, proximity sensors and unlimited dreams... Read more