In an effort to bring wearables to the medical field, Google has developed a health-tracking wristband that could give physicians real-time, detailed information about patients, even when they’re away from the hospital.
Developed by the Google X research division, the device can measure and report heart rhythm, pulse, skin temperature, and environmental circumstances like light exposure and noise levels.
“Our intended use is for this to become a medical device that’s prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials,” said Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google, in an interview with Bloomberg.
The device is designed to [...]
According to the Wall Street Journal, a team of Google researchers is working on a huge modular screen—one that snaps together from a bunch of smaller displays to create a single seamless image.
The report, citing three anonymous sources close to the project, says it is led by Mary Lou Jepsen, former MIT professor and co-founder of One Laptop Per Child. Jepsen is now in charge of the display division of Google X, the lab where Google works on futuristic projects like its famous self-driving cars, Google Glass, and even space elevators and hoverboards.
Details are scarce at this point, so we don’t know exactly how big these screens are. And, of course, Google has [...]
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Google X, the search company’s lab responsible for “moonshot” projects like Google Glass, self-driving cars, and Project Loon, has unsuccessfully tried to build a space elevator, according to Fast Company.
Google X ran into problems due to material limitations. In order for it to work, Google would need a cable that is “at least a hundred times stronger than the strongest steel we have,” Google X employee Dan Piponi told Fast Company.
The team did find one material that could work—carbon nanotubes—but no one has successfully made a perfect carbon nanotube strand longer than a meter. That put the space elevator project in “a [...]