14
Apr
2016

Cassini detects alien dust particles

Artist's impression of Cassini sampling dust particles

NASA's Cassini orbiter has become the first spacecraft to determine the composition of dust particles originating outside of our solar system. The discovery grants a rare insight regarding the processes that may be occurring in the interstellar medium.

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Category: Space

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14
Apr
2016

Modular guitars cater to the constantly-changing player

Prices start at around €6,000, depending on which of the numerous configurations is selected

Building a guitar to satisfy the ever-evolving needs of all players would seem an impossible task. Metal axemen have monumentally different requirements to country twangers, Strat-lovers seek a different tone to humbuckers, and electric git-fiddlers go shopping with a different wants list than acoustic pickers. Having said that, the 20:14 range of guitars from Barcelona's Aclam Guitars does seem to tick a lot of customization and personalization boxes.

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Category: Music

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14
Apr
2016

Earpiece detects and warns of epileptic seizures

EPItect is a sensor for accurate detection of epileptic seizures

Timely detection of epileptic seizures is crucial in order to give the patient the care they need. Electroencephalography is only available in hospitals, but as the sensor market expands in tandem with mobile technology, it was only a matter of time until a small, portable system would be developed. We have already seen the Embrace smartwatch, and now a German consortium headed by a team of epileptologists at the University Hospital Bonn is working to launch a new consumer option in the near future.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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