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Open University Pervasive Interaction Lab tour
Some fascinating research came under the silicon.com microscope last month as senior reporter Natasha Lomas took a tour of the Open University's Pervasive Interaction Lab, which explores human computer interaction and how technology can shape and influence behaviour.
Pictured above is one of its projects called MusicJacket - which uses motion sensors and vibrotactile feedback to help a violin student adopt the correct posture and bow motion.
To learn more of the lab's research projects, see Can tech change your behaviour? The Open University investigates.
Photo: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com
AVG threat map
Research of a different kind is being carried out at antivirus company AVG's lab in Brno, in the Czech Republic.
While AVG wouldn't let silicon.com's sister site CNET show you screenshots of precisely how they take down a virus, here's the threat map their analysts see.
To see what else goes on inside an antivirus lab, check out Restricted area - behind the scenes at AVG's virus lab.
Photo: Seth Rosenblatt/CNET
QR codes at the Urban Physic Garden
silicon.com took its camera to the Urban Physic Garden in Southwark, where QR codes are also in bloom.
The garden makes use of the codes to share information on the plants. After snapping the code with a smartphone camera, visitors can see details of the species on their phones.
To see the garden in all its glory, check out QR codes, herbal medicine and ping pong? Welcome to the Urban Physic Garden.
Photo: Shelley Portet/silicon.com