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Gesture recognition technology shrinks to micro size

The use of augmented reality (AR) applications and wearable electronics is constantly increasing in the industry. For instance, smart glasses can show employee real-time instructions on how to assemble a device or help find parts that need service. Smart textiles based on sensor technology, such as smart gloves, can convert physical movements into virtual equivalents […]

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Gesture recognition technology shrinks to micro size

The use of augmented reality (AR) applications and wearable electronics is constantly increasing in the industry. For instance, smart glasses can show employee real-time instructions on how to assemble a device or help find parts that need service. Smart textiles based on sensor technology, such as smart gloves, can convert physical movements into virtual equivalents […]

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During development, stress fibers help cells keep their shape—and may also regulate size

As organisms develop, mechanical forces exert pressure on their cells, and scientists have long wondered how cells keep their shape—and therefore remain healthy—through the process. Now, a study led in part by a University of Michigan physicist has observed for the first time that cells use tiny fibers called apical stress fibers to help cells […]

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Time and brain size – of mice and men

The neocortex, the largest part of our brain, enables us to speak, dream and think. During human evolution, the size of the neocortex has increased dramatically. To understand what caused this expansion, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden have focused in previous studies on a gene […]