Technology-assisted communication may impair brain development

summary: Face-to-face interactions triggered nine significant cross-brain connections between the frontal and temporal regions of the brain, while distance connections produced only one. Source: University of Montreal Video conferencing services are proliferating—there’s Zoom, Teams, Messenger, FaceTime, Skype, and WhatsApp—and since the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve seen more use than ever. While the transition to technology-enhanced communication … Read more

The “Internet of Light” integrates lighting, communication and service

A team of Chinese researchers has proposed an internet of light where LEDs can be used as nodes with sensors dedicated to collecting information such as light intensity, color, level of hazardous gases, and moving objects. All these nodes make up the sensor network. Credit: Intelligent and Convergent Networks, Tsinghua University Press When it comes … Read more