Handy Device Monitors Your Breathing & Keeps You Calm

A stressful day at work is all it takes to trigger your brain to respond with shallow breathing. This pocket device is here to help you to stay focused and relaxed during those strenuous times. The Spire device is a new activity tracker that regulates your breathing pattern. The gadget is able to monitor your breathing  as well as  track how much time you have spent sitting or lying down.

The smart device pairs with your phone through an app and sends the data gathered to the cloud for analysis. When it notices a potential impediment to mental well-being, a real-time activity recommendation is sent to the user’s smartphone to help in resolving the imbalance.

The interior of the device includes a battery which lasts up to 7 days, advance sensors and radio suite to process the data , and Qi coils for wireless charging.

Founders say that the device is able to monitor and recognize different types of breathing patterns and what they might mean in terms of how someone is feeling — tense, relaxed, focused, or simply out of breath thanks to a heavy workout.

“Breathing patterns are incredibly sensitive to state of mind,” said Neema Moraveji, Ph.D, Spire co-founder.’The key breakthrough of using respiratory patterns to measure state-of-mind is that it allows us to provide feedback that is easy to understand and act upon.”

The Spire wearable can be worn on the hip or torso and does not require physical contact with the skin. A charging pack and a Qi standard pad for wireless charging is also provided with the gadget. The pad plugs into a power socket and easily allows you to place the device on it for charging without the use of connecting cables.

Spire is available for pre-order at US$114 and will retail for US$149.99. Customers will not have to wait long to get their hands on this nifty little gadget as it will be made available this fall.


Top 10 Hubble images

The starry sky has always fascinated man; from the pre-historic times man has always wondered  what is up there that shines, what is up there that moves and in his quest to uncover the mysteries of space has made ample discoveries to satisfy his appetite for knowledge and curiosity, if only temporarily.

Named after Edwin Hubble, an astronomer who discovered that our universe is expanding, the Hubble Space Telescope is one the most versatile space telescopes ever and has drastically changed our understanding of the universe. With the Hubble already scheduled to be de-orbited somewhere between 2014 and 2021, end of an era is near. Today we pay homage to the Hubble by enlisting the top 10 images captured by it that changed the way we look at our universe.

No 10. Runaway galaxy

Starting off the list is the galaxy UGC 10214, also known as the tadpole galaxy. This galaxy is located some 400 million light years away from the earth in the Draco constellation. The apparent trial of the galaxy gives an impression of its running away or like being thrown with some thread wrapped around its sides. It’s a galaxy that actually collided with probably the galaxy seen at the upper-right corner of the big galaxy. The gravitational effects from the collision are responsible for the large trial that stretches over 220 thousand light years.

No 9. Disk galaxy NGC 5866

Also known as the spindle galaxy, this image is one of its kind. The image, of the galaxy seen side-on truly exemplifies the beauty of the universe. The most prominent feature of this image is its extended dust disk making this galaxy one of the brightest galaxies in the NGC 5866 Group.

18 Amazing Building Wonders from Construction World

Not all buildings are the same and some are pretty darn unique. Construction and architecture have risen to a new level altogether with great minds working vigorously towards building a world with breathtaking structures that were a far cry from even imagining forget seeing them for real. The following 18 images are of amazing engineering wonders found across the globe.  Which one is your favorite? Continue reading 18 Amazing Building Wonders from Construction World