The word haptic, from the Greek: ἁπτικός (haptikos), means “pertaining to the sense of touch” and comes from the Greek verb ἅπτεσθαι haptesthai, meaning “to contact” or “to touch”.

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Haptic technology will be more remarkable than any breakthrough in the past technology

Haptic technology will change the way we live and interact with technology in the future. As mobile devices to act more like an extension of our body, so that the connected smart devices will act as an extension of our environments, allowing us to control the world around us in a unimaginable way.

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The European Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta

The European Commission has found plans by Luxembourg and Malta to support power generation from renewable sources to be in line with EU state aid rules. The schemes will increase ...
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Flexible Micro-supercapacitors based on graphene could spur the development of wearable electronics

A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources. But traditional batteries are ...
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Hyperloop Augmented Reality Windows for the Innovation Train

Jumpstartfund's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) has agreed to collaborate with Deutsche Bahn to create an "Innovation Train": a conventional train that will use new technologies being developed by HTT ...
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Flexible Smart Windows

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when incorporated into windows, sunroofs, or even ...
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UV desinfection

A robot that quickly disinfect surfaces using ultraviolet (UV) light

Trinity Health has expanded its fleet of Germ-Zapping Robots™. The pulsed xenon UV robots quickly disinfect surfaces using ultraviolet (UV) light hundreds of times more intense than sunlight. Last spring, ...
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An Autonomous Underwater Explorer for Flooded Mines

13 organisations from 7 countries across Europe are collaborating in an ambitious project to develop a submersible robotic system for surveying and exploration of flooded mines. The €5M project, funded ...
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EASO launches ‘EU Relocation Programme’ mobile app

The European Asylum Support Office launched its first mobile app for smartphones and tablets, allowing asylum seekers to quickly find information in English and various non-EU languages (English, Arabic, Sorani, ...
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XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced that nine international teams have been selected to design the next generation of potential XPRIZEs. These teams of “Visioneers” are ...
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Silicon Valley startup, ConnectedYard, today announced pHin‐‐its first IoT entry into the pool and hot tub outdoor lifestyle market, offering a radically simple solution for pool maintenance. With pHin’s Bluetooth ...
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Horizon 2020 statistics

10 key facts A total of 36 732 eligible proposals were submitted under Horizon 2020’s first 100 calls (FP7: 135 514), breaking down as follows: 29 794 full proposals in ...
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ZnO quantum dots prepared by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw are stabilized by impermeable protective „umbrellas” – coatings built of organic compounds. Starring as shining quantum dots: Dr. Agnieszka Grala and PhD student Malgorzata Wolska-Pietkiewicz. (Source: IPC PAS, Grzegorz Krzyżewski)

Kropki kwantowe z Instytutu Chemii Fizycznej PAN w Warszawie zachowują zdolność do świecenia, ponieważ są dobrze stabilizowane ochronną otoczką – „parasolem” zbudowanym ze związków organicznych. W roli kropek kwantowych błyszczą: dr Agnieszka Grala i doktorantka Małgorzata Wolska-Pietkiewicz. (Źródło: IChF PAN, Grzegorz Krzyżewski)

Quantum dots with impermeable shell: A powerful tool for nanoengineering

Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists from Warsaw have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method ...
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Big Data Partnering Asia 2016

Big Data Partnering Asia 2016 will be Held on November in Shanghai With the fast development of cloud computing technologies, the cost of data warehousing& analytics has been sharply cut ...
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