Malaria? Just another app on your Mosquito™

Jan 18, 11 Malaria? Just another app on your Mosquito™

Posted by in Futurism, News

Microsoft Research has a new patent that’s sure to get people buzzing. (I had to.) The patent involves reverse-engineering the dangerous viruses commonly carried by insects and using those same insects to spread “good” or antidotal versions of the virus. The beauty of this is that the same successful disease...

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Are “Tactile Touchscreens” In Our Future?

Nov 29, 10 Are “Tactile Touchscreens” In Our Future?

Posted by in Futurism

A new patent filing from Microsoft (of all places) hints at a “textured touchscreen”: a tactile surface that could change shape at will. Is this the beginning of the end of physical keyboards? Here’s how it works. The screen, coated with a “shape-memory polymer”– think memory foam– can...

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