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Sensor-equipped glasses let you do things in ‘blink of an eye’

Just imagine blinking your eyes to get all things done.Chinese researchers have designed a new sensor that, when attached to a pair of glasses, can detect the motion of an intentionally closing eye, enabling a range of hands-free tasks, including typing or turning a light on and off.A circular soft and transparent triboelectric nanogenerator. Credit: Xiong Pu (www.phys.org)“The technique can be considered as having ‘a third hand’,” Professor Chenguo Hu of Chongqing University, one of the...

Diamonds in the Rough: Koto Japanese Restaurant Sushi & Bar

we all know that Houston has a plethora of sushi places. I love sushi too, and I also love a great deal. With those two things in mind, a good friend of mine suggested we check out one of her favorite diamonds in the rough, Koto Japanese Restaurant Sushi & Bar, so we headed over there last week. Located in a strip center on Westheimer Road just past Beltway 8, Koto might not look like much form the outside but the interior is actually on the nicer side—there is even a pond with some fish...

Pat Neshek trade a clear win for the Rockies

The Colorado Rockies went and scooped up the best right-handed reliever on the market, and did so for a relatively cheap package of prospects.Phillies All-Star Pat Neshek is coming to Colorado in exchange for three minor leaguers, shortstop Jose Gomez and pitchers J.D. Hammer and Alejandro Requena, none of whom were above High-A at the time of the deal.While Neshek is a rental, he is a very good one. His All-Star appearance wasn’t simply a case of him being the token All-Star from the NL’s...