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acoustic tweezers

Thanks to sound waves, scientists don’t even need hands anymore

September 10th, 2020

Researchers from Duke University have developed a new kind of ‘acoustic tweezers’ that allows for the manipulation of tiny objects in a Petri dish without using your hands. Systems like this are typically very complicated and have not seen widespread use. The researchers hope to make their system simple and affordable enough to commercialize it. …

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Explosion at Russian lab housing smallpox virus somehow hasn’t triggered the apocalypse… yet

September 17th, 2019

Scientists studying deadly pathogens have to be extremely careful to ensure troublesome viruses and bacteria don’t somehow make it out of their controlled environments. That means donning lots of protective gear, checking and then re-checking safety systems, and ensuring security is top-notch. Unfortunately, explosions have a way of rendering all those precautions moot. A blast …

Photo tour: This is the future of Sprint’s network

July 20th, 2011

Earlier today we gave you a glimpse at Sprint’s Overland Park campus, its Usability Lab, the Sprint Technology Integration Center and the carrier’s Mobile Technology Lab. Within that Mobile Technology Lab is a huge amount of fascinating equipment that we were not allowed to photograph. One box Sprint was happy to let us snap, however, was …

Photo tour: Sprint’s Mobile Technology Lab

July 20th, 2011

Next up on our virtual tour of Sprint’s headquarters could very well be the most interesting facility yet — the Mobile Technology Lab, which is located on Sprint’s main campus here in Overland Park, Kansas. This massive facility houses 50,000 square feet of lab space, 360 tons of cooling equipment, and once a current upgrade …

Photo tour: Sprint Technology Integration Center

July 20th, 2011

And now comes the fun stuff. BGR on Wednesday toured a number of labs here at Sprint’s Midwest headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. Some we’re able to talk about and some we can’t unfortunately, but among the ones we can show you is the Sprint Technology Integration Center located down the road from Sprint’s main campus …

Photo tour: Sprint Usability Lab

July 20th, 2011

As we mentioned earlier, Sprint is currently hosting reporters from BGR and four other publications at its massive headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. We gave you a tour of Sprint’s grounds earlier this morning, and now we’re happy to bring you a rare glimpse inside the Sprint Usability Lab here at the carrier’s campus. This …

Nokia’s first Windows Phone devices will run Mango

May 24th, 2011

During Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango press conference in New York today, the company confirmed that Nokia’s first Windows Phone devices will run the newest Mango operating system when they’re released. That suggests that the phones could land as soon as this fall, when Mango makes its debut. Microsoft also confirmed that it already has Nokia …

AT&T shows off its LTE chops; 28Mbps in lab setting

May 20th, 2011

AT&T’s “4G” message may be a bit convoluted when its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network begins to bear fruit. The company has already branded its HSPA network as “4G”, although the coverage and real world speeds are less than impressive — especially when compared to other HSPA+ networks, like that of T-Mobile. But that hasn’t …

Google launches video chat enhancements labs feature for Gmail

September 17th, 2010

Search giant Google has announced a new labs feature for their Gmail web-based email client called “video chat enhancements.” As Google explains: Visit the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, turn on “Video chat enhancements,” and right away, you’ll see higher resolution video and a bigger video chat window.The higher resolution video uses a new playback mechanism …