A quiet day

One of me in SL

This is "me"

As news goes today it seems a bit quiet. I found a few interesting things over the weekend though.

I just love this post from TechOn about a sort of “artificial skin” that can feel pressure. So often people can’t appreciate what this sort of work might mean in everyday life. Tokyo University though have indicated that their work could prove useful in preventing pressure sores for the ill or disabled, can be used to measure pressure exerted by a human hand and that information then used in robot devices.

Along similar healthcare lines is this news article from Mashable. When people complain about modern technology and mobile phones in particular this is the sort of thing that I like to direct them to. ok so for most of us our mobile phone is just something that is a bit useful but in some countries mobile phones are saving lives.

Again from Mashable for all you bloggers out there comes Embedly. Embedly is really neat platform for converting any url to embeddable media in your own blog. I like the look of this one – I think I’ll have a go at it, I’ll let you know how I get on.


About timjohnson
I came through a tortuous path to the role of Adviser in Digital Literacy in the Information and Learning Services Department. In the past I was a: Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Senior Lectuer in Midwifery, Midwifery Sister, Staff Midwife, Nurse, Secretary, Bars Manager. I would have liked to be a jeweller and silver smith but of course there is always retirement for that :)

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