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”.

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.

A new discovery brings silicon quantum computing closer

Australian engineers have discovered a new way of precisely controlling single electrons nestled in quantum dots that run logic gates. What’s more, the new mechanism is less bulky and requires ...
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When is the right time for businesses to send review reminders to customers

Popular websites such as TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, and Booking.com send notifications to customers immediately following checkout, requesting reviews about their recent experience and other feedback. Many firms send automated emails or ...
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The 2022 edition of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published by the Commission, shows that Europe’s industry is back on track in research and development investments with an increase of 8.9% in ...
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Haptic VR training has the potential to revolutionize the way that tasks and procedures are trained and practiced

Haptic VR training refers to the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in combination with haptic feedback to simulate the feeling of performing a task or procedure. This can be ...
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HAPTIC healthcare has the potential to revolutionize the way that healthcare is delivered

Haptic healthcare refers to the use of touch, pressure, or other forms of physical sensation to enhance or facilitate healthcare treatments or procedures. This can include everything from the use ...
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Flexible solar cells with record efficiency of 22.2%

One year after announcing an efficiency record, Empa scientists have achieved a new mark of 22.2% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film. Solar cells of this type are ...
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programmable material

Metamaterials as new programmable materials

Programmable materials are true shapeshifters. They can change their characteristics in a controlled and reversible way with the push of a button, independently adapting to fit new conditions. They can ...
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HoloLayouts for factories of the future

The factories of the future have significant demands to meet – including the ability to adapt to production processes quickly and function within tight spaces that come at a high ...
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Subjective haptic vertical

Our ability to perceive what is truly vertical is crucial. Without it, we would struggle to perform simple tasks such as holding a cup of coffee without spilling it and ...
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European Green Deal: €4.11 billion from the Modernisation Fund to accelerate the clean energy transition in 8 Member States

In its second year of operation, the Modernisation Fund has disbursed a total of €4.11 billion in support of 61 projects in eight beneficiary countries. These projects will help modernise energy ...
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Research uses artificial intelligence to draft wine and beer reviews

Artificial intelligence systems can be trained to write human-like product reviews that assist consumers, marketers and professional reviewers, according to a study from Dartmouth College, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, ...
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VR wine tasting

An odor machine, so-called olfactometer, makes it possible to smell in VR environments. First up is a “wine tasting game” where the user smells wine in a virtual wine cellar ...
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