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.

Artificial intelligence doesn’t mean human expertise is no longer needed

They call it artificial intelligence not because the intelligence is somehow fake. It’s real intelligence, but it’s still made by humans. That means AI as a power tool that can ...
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New research finds it depends on what consumers are saying and what the ads are doing

INFORMS Journal Marketing Science New Study Key Takeaways: “Word-of-mouth” is not always a substitute for advertising. When consumers learn about products from other consumers, businesses should increase advertising spending to ...
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Novel design and strategic use of materials for wearable biosensors

In recent years, the use of wearable sensing devices has become a part of people’s everyday lives. Devices such as smart watches, for example, can be used to monitor physical ...
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Seawater air-conditioning as an alternative cooling solution

Month-on-month, year-on-year, the world continues to experience record high temperatures. In response to this and exacerbated by a growing global population, it is expected that air-conditioning demand will continue to ...
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A new device to more efficiently process information

The development of a new method to make non-volatile computer memory may have unlocked a problem that has been holding back machine learning and has the potential to revolutionize technologies ...
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How important is internet connectivity for researchers

Fast and reliable internet access is fundamental for research and development activity around the world. Seamless connectivity is a privilege we often take for granted. But in developing nations, technological ...
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A new ultrafast camera “see” more like humans do

In his quest to bring ever-faster cameras to the world, Caltech’s Lihong Wang has developed technology that can reach blistering speeds of 70 trillion frames per second, fast enough to ...
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Artificial Intelligence enables ‘injured’ robot to self-repair

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognise pain and to self-repair ...
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Autonomous vehicle

Assessing the health implications of autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are the wave of the future in the automobile industry, and there’s extensive discussion about the impacts on transportation, society, the economy and the environment. However, less ...
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SME funding from ERDF – currently under the auditors’ microscope

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has launched a new audit to examine whether EU funding for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is helping to make them more competitive ...
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Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings

The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years ...
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New fire-resistant glass

The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen and Hörmann, a family-owned company, have developed a new type of fire-resistant glass that holds up under even ...
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