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Transparent Electronics

Inventors, Jung Won Seo, Jae-Woo Park, Keong Su Lim, Ji-Hwan Yang and Sang Jung Kang, who are scientists at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have created the world's first transparent computer chip. The chip, known as (TRRAM) or transparent resistive random access memory, is similar to existing chips known as (CMOS) or metal-oxide semiconductor memory, which we use in our electronic devices. The difference is that TRRAM is completely clear and transparent. What is the benefit of having transparency? "It is a new milestone of transparent electronic systems," says Jung Won Seo. "By integrating TRRAM with other transparent electronic components, we can create a total see-through embedded electronic systems." The technology could enable the windows or mirrors in your home to be used as computer monitors and television screens. This technology is expected to be available within 3 to 4 years.
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Electronic Pills - Collecting Data Inside The Body
After years in development, wireless devices contained in swallowable capsules are now reaching the market. Companies such as SmartPill based in Buffalo, New York and Israel-based Given Imaging (PillCam) market capsules the size of vitamin tablets that contain sensors or tiny cameras that collect information as they travel through the gastrointestinal tract before being excreted from the body a day or two later. The devices transmit information such as acidity, pressure and temperature levels or images of the esophagus and intestine to your doctor's computer for analysis.

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Needle-less Injection This future invention is a device for delivering medication and vaccinations through the skin. . micro-poration is a painless method of transferring medication (intraepidermal) into the body using laser technology. The popular sci-fi series has inspired more than a few new inventions including the "laser" and the "cell phone". "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek. A handheld laser creates micro pores in the epidermis of the skin for the transfer of molecules. The interfaced controls regulate the dosage. This new micro-poration technology is painless to use and requires no supervision to administer. It has a familiar comparison to the "needle-less" device used by Dr. As an alternative to injecting a needle.

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