Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely with other health practitioners or store it in the patient's electronic record.
New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a low-cost, stable, effective catalyst that could replace costly platinum in the production of hydrogen.
Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a low-cost iPhone later this year.
A British charity is about to start manufacturing a $35 Linux-based computer aimed at the education market, and is promising an even cheaper model later on.
Streaming movie service Zediva says it can offer new release movies for as little as $1 a time, thanks to a loophole in the copyright laws.