Researchers have created a chameleon-like robot tongue that plucks nearby objects in a heartbeat.August 14, 2020Everyone knows chameleons are slow lizards, but this reputation contrasts sharply with the reality of their tongues, which accelerate at incredible speeds — plucking insects before they know what& 39;s happening.
July 11, 2013A successful experiment regarding mind controlled vehicles was held inside the laboratory of biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota by professor Bin He. There few people controlled and navigated a flying robot by using their thoughts. Image Source: UMN Now it may look like a science fiction and something for having fun, but in the future the technology could allow disabled people who suffer from heavy neurodegenerative diseases to serve themselves without the need of a nurse or a caregiver.
September 06, 2013Friday, August 30, 2013 -- Today it is being announced to geochemists gathered in Florida that the tragic Deep Water Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill that contaminated beaches and coastal areas was cleaned up, to a very great extent, by bacteria. These bacteria began consuming additional nitrogen and acted as “oil eaters” to cleanse the Gulf.
September 24, 2013Many inhabited places on our planet suffer from serious lack of pure, drinkable water. One of these places is India, where nearly 140 mln people from remote villages and locations drink highly contaminated water. A probable solution to this problem is offered by the Sarvajal company with its solar powered “water ATMs” for water delivery.
October 20, 2013Lockheed Martin is about to start space satellite mass production by using 3Dprinting technology. Or at least, that is what Denis Little, vice president of Production, revealed on October 4th, 2013. The company celebrated the Manufacturing day on this date with a presentation in front of Leadership Jefferson County community.
October 19, 2013 Image Source: Bitlock The race to dominate the market for smart-phone controlled keyless door locks has intensified over the past year.First there was the popular Lockitron that fits over deadbolt. Lockitron secured more than 14,000 orders during a 30-day crowd funding campaign run on their own website following the rejection from Kickstarter.
October 24, 2013How does the term “touchable hologram” sounds? Not so long ago the obvious answer would be a combination of “fantastic” and “impossible”. Scientists at Bristol University in collaboration with Bristol Interaction and Graphics (BIG) research group developed a device that may change these answers soon.
November 08, 2013Gas torches normally use acetylene, propane or other highly-flammable gas which is potentially dangerous while brazing. SafeFlame is a project funded by the European Union which strongly reduces the probability of gas ignition. Image Source: Safe Flame The device is based on water electrolyses.
November 01, 2013T.A.L.O.S. embodies at some level the idea of the perfect soldier: stronger, faster, and invulnerable to bullets. It stands for Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit and probably no one will be surprised that this is an experimental concept for the US army.So, what are the features that make this suit so special?
November 26, 2013In one of our previous articles we reported about Ponono, a ball shaped camera which is able to make 360 degrees panoramic photos when thrown upwards. Although it is able to take just photos, now we bring to your attention a ball which is able to make 360 degree videos.Bublcam is a crowd-funded project which already surpassed its target on Kickstarter.
December 08, 2013Electricity is probably the most important resource nowadays, considering that the life in any modern city and country is unimaginable without it. Our every day life and almost all industries relay on it, so this is why many scientist are involved in researches for better power sources.
January 07, 2014The humanity is now gazed into the stars and the space, dreaming of distant space travels and discovering (and even colonizing) new worlds. But many of us do not realize that we poorly know our own world. We know a lot about the ocean but there is a lot more to be discovered. And what can we say about the solid Earth crust?
January 15, 2014In early 2013 we reported about the PVAC Design (Personal Vacuum Assisted Climber) by Ascending Aggies that defeated 32 other designs in the Air Force Laboratory Design Challenge competition in 2012. It is a wearable device that allows a human to climb vertical walls. For that purpose PVAC has suction pads and a vacuum pump.
January 29, 2014Almost every great idea is born from a necessity and who doesn’t need a cellphone charger that works everywhere without a plug? And Christian Fuchs wasn’t the exception. It begins as a joke of him but later we transform it into a real project. The idea of a charger that works only with a candle was incredible.
February 14, 2014How an average eukaryotic cell looks like? Very roughly explained, this is a water solution of organic chemical compounds (known as cytoplasm) encapsulated within double layered lipid cell membrane. There are various functional units within the cell called organelles, such as mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, ribosomes, and probably the most important one – the nucleus that contains the genetic material.
February 04, 2014A new technology called Xstat Dressing inspired from the foam used in fixing flat tires can be the future of dressing battlefield wounds. Image Source: RevMedx This technology, which is being developed by RevMedx, uses small sponges to stop the blood flow. Unlike normal sponges, however, the Xstat Dressing& 39;s medical sponges are compressed and packed with a hemostatic agent called chitosan.
February 02, 2014 Image Source: Wikimedia The myth that the human uses just 10 of his brain has been widely spread among people for around a century ago. And it is still very popular, considering that 2/3 of the public believes it is true. And what is stranger, roughly a half of the scientists believe so.
January 07, 2014Solar power is becoming more and more popular as an alternative of the regular power sources. Many solar power plants occur worldwide. They’re mainly two types: arrays of photovoltaic panels and concentrated solar power stations, which use mirrors to concentrate large amount of sunlight onto small area.
February 06, 2014It is obvious that there is no connection to the grid in the mountain and away from big cities. So if you go outdoors for a couple of days you’ll have to provide some energy source for your wearable electronics. You may use pack of batteries or small scale photovoltaic cells to charge your phone, tablet, etc.
February 13, 2014The problem of finding reliable source of energy is a topic which is widely speculated nowadays. There are many perspectives in front of the solar power as the Sun provides huge amounts of energy to its planetary system and the human technology is able to capture just small part of it.
February 10, 2014Super-Kamiokande stands for Super-Kamioka Neutrino Detection Experiment, often mentioned as Super-K or just SK. This is a neutrino observatory located near the city of Hida, Japan. Super-K is named after the Mount Kamioka, right under which the observatory is positioned. Image Source: Wikimedia Neutrino is sub-atomic particle without electric charge, which means that it travels through space and matter without affection from magnetic fields.