Zeal Optics the Confidant BT (http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-511). In addition to UV-activated photochromatic lenses that get darker in bright sun, these protective sunglasses have a Bluetooth interface. Working with Kyocera Wireless Corp., Zeal Optics integrated a removable, replaceable and upgradeable Bluetooth component into the Confidant BT sunglasses. The Bluetooth transceiver can synchronize with a Bluetooth cell phone or with other Bluetooth devices up to 30 ft away. The unit has four to five hours of battery talk and listen time with 36 hours of standby time. The frames contain buttons for controlling volume, answering/ending calls, and controlling music, as well as the earphone speakers. For more information on Kyocera Wireless technology, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-512.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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