Google Created Wearable Internet-Connected Glasses
   2012-06-28 20:15:16    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: haipeng

Shanghai Daily

Shanghai will cooperate with the Ministry of Health to build a national-level tissue bank for medical research.

A tissue bank collects human cadaver tissues, especially specimens from patients with different diseases, for clinical research.

Fan Daiming, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, says currently, most of the medical research in China is conducted on cells and animals.

However, Fan says scientists may not be able to cure patients even though they successfully treated the disease in experiments on cells and animals.
He notes experiments on human tissues, especially a collection of different human tissues with the same disease, are very important for therapy development. Developed countries have built many tissue banks.

Fan said the Shanghai tissue bank will come into use in three to five years with a collection of at least 10,000 samples. Each disease will have several hundred samples.

Common diseases like cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, tumors, metabolic diseases, congenital deformity and orthopedic diseases will make up the bulk of the bank's inventory.

BBC

A cash machine operator has introduced Cockney rhyming slang to a number of its ATMs in east London.

People using Bank Machine's ATMs can opt to have their prompts and options given to them in rhyming slang.

As a result they will be asked to enter their Huckleberry Finn, rather than their Pin, and will have to select how much sausage and mash (cash) they want.

The rhyming slang prompts will be available from five cash machines in east London for three months.

Other rhyming slang prompts people can expect include a speckled hen (?10), while the machine may inform users that it is contacting their rattle and tank, rather than bank.

Ron Delnevo, managing director of Bank Machine, says they want to introduce something fun and of local interest to our London machines.

The ATMs displaying prompts in Cockney are all free to use, although the majority of the group's cash machines charge a ?1.50 fee.

The Telegraph

An architect in Hong Kong transforms a 32-square-metre room into all-in-one apartment.

Gary Chang's apartment is in a 40-year-old residential building located in Hong Kong's Eastern District. He studied the different distribution possibilities to optimise his 32 square metre space.

Sliding wall units are extensively used in the apartment. If you pull the TV wall open, you will find a kitchen behind it.

The kitchen can be easily changed to suit one's needs. There is a working table in it, which is a bar as well.

The two square meter space has all the basic kitchen fittings, including a large dishwasher and refrigerator.

The architect spent one year designing and decorating his apartment.

The sofa becomes a bed when one puts down the sofa back; the mirror on the ceiling can make the space look bigger and hide the steel tracks as well and the apartment can immediately be changed into a private theatre when one puts away the hammock chair and close the curtains.

AP

Google helped create a world brimming with digital distractions for people spending more of their lives tethered to the internet.

The latest breakthrough is a wearable computer, a pair of internet-connected glasses that Google began secretly building more than two years ago. The technology progressed far enough for Google to announce "Project Glass" in April.

Now the futuristic experiment is moving closer to becoming a mass-market product.

Google announced on Wednesday that it's selling a prototype of the glasses to US computer programmers. Developers willing to pay $1 500 for a pair of the glasses will receive them early next year.

The company is counting on the programmers to suggest improvements and build applications that will make the glasses even more useful.
If all goes well, a less expensive version of the glasses is expected to go on sale for consumers in early 2014. Without estimating a price for the consumer version, Google co-founder Sergey Brin made it clear the glasses will cost more than smartphones.

Brin acknowledged Google still needs to fix a variety of bugs in the glasses and figure out how to make the battery last longer so people can wear them all day.

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