Dartmouth College

  • Science
    ​Ordinarily, when employers wish to assess the performance of employees, they have them fill out questionnaires or take part in interviews. A new (and perhaps somewhat Orwellian) system is claimed to be more objective and thus more accurate, however, by utilizing smartphones and fitness trackers.
  • Science
    An ever-increasing number of research groups are developing tiny robots, capable of performing targeted drug-delivery inside the body. One of the latest such devices incorporates a flapping whale-flukes-like tail, along with wings that fold up or down as needed.
  • ​Eye-tracking systems certainly would add a lot to augmented reality glasses, but their integration into such eyewear has been limited because they require so much power. That said, scientists have now developed eye-tracking glasses powered by nothing but onboard solar cells.
  • ​Even though tilapia may be raised on farms, the food that they eat still contains ecologically-important fish that are caught in the ocean, depleting wild stocks. That's why Dartmouth College scientists are now looking at replacing the fishmeal in that food with existing algae meal.
  • Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a handheld "wand" optical tracking system which it says makes back surgery faster, safer and cheaper. Described as "a Google Maps for the body," the system provides real-time 3-dimensional tracking to help guide the surgeon as they operate.
  • Indoor climbing walls don’t always capture the nuances of nature, so researchers developed a way to bring the outdoors in. Rather than recreate an entire rock formation, they made models of the key parts of the geometry and arranged them on an artificial wall to replicate the real thing.
  • If you've so far resisted the temptation to buy yourself a smartwatch, then a new prototype device called Cito could have enough moves to one day change your mind: It can rotate, lift, twist and more to grab your attention.
  • Wind instruments can take almost any form. Weirdly-shaped instruments are more difficult to design, however, which is where a new computer program called Printone comes in.​
  • Voice control is one option for one-handed smartwatch usage, but researchers from Dartmouth University are developing another. Their WristWhirl prototype can be controlled by making joystick motions with the hand of the arm that's wearing it. ​
  • Science
    A new study out of Dartmouth figured out that a type of lemur known as an aye-aye likes to gobble up food with the highest alcohol content – but not necessarily for the reasons you might think.
  • ​​It's one of the great ironies of aquaculture – although the fish come from farms, the food that they eat contains wild-caught fish. A few years ago, however, a study showed that prawns could be fed microbes instead of fish byproducts. Now, another study has concluded the same thing about tilapia.
  • Smartwatches may be less cumbersome than smartphones, but those little screens of theirs can only display a limited amount of content. That's why researchers have created a prototype smartwatch with two touch-sensitive screens.​