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Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Morphees : Shape-shifting Smartphones (Video)

Are you ready for a shape-shifting smartphone? Ready or not, shape-shifting smartphones and mobile devices are making their way from research labs to the consumer marketplace.

Last month, led by Anne Roudaut, a group of computer scientists from University of Bristol in the UK presented the “Morphees” as Transformer-like mobile devices of the future.

The six prototypes, developed by the researchers, could change the shape of your mobile phone into a gaming controller or even a stress ball.

The prototypes were made out of various materials like plastic, paper and wood, along with shape-changing materials and shape-memory alloys.

The concept is called “shape resolution” and the six working prototypes are called “Morphees”.  The “shape resolution” metric has ten principles that measure a flexible screen’s ability to stretch, bend, close, and curve, just to name four.

According to the researchers, users will be able to download apps to their devices to embed form applications. For example, a stress ball app would cause the device to collapse itself into a ball.

Anne Roudaut told Discovery News “Morphees are the future generation of flexible mobile devices; these are mobile devices that can change their shape on their own.”

She added: “Right now, mobile phones have no affordance; they’re just these rectangular flat screens. We need to give these devices more shapes that speak to their functionality.”

Creator of the world’s first interactive paper computer at Queen’s University in Canada, Roel Vertegaal, says “This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years.”

Emine Dilek (194 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.