Technology - page 6


Federal court deals blow to net neutrality, threatening future of freely accessible, unbiased information

Whether it is being blocked by governments or whether tech companies are attempting to limit access to it, attempts to control your access to the Internet have been ongoing practically since its commercialization. Until now, however, outside of governments (Syria

February 17, 2014

holograms 2_0

Researchers develop holograms that change colour in presence of certain compounds

‘Smart’ holograms, which are currently being tested to monitor diabetes, and could be used to monitor a wide range of medical and environmental conditions in future, have been developed by researchers. Responsive holograms that change colour in the

January 24, 2014


The cyborgs era has started - KIT scientists discuss the state of the art of research, opportunities, and risks

Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns. In their review entitled "Chemie der

January 10, 2014


Breakthrough metamaterials may make buildings immune to earthquakes

For decades, architects, engineers and construction experts have struggled to find designs and materials that would make buildings more survivable during earthquakes. Now, finally, that breakthrough may have occurred. In fact, there are likely going to be many uses

January 03, 2014


Creating water out of thin air - Ingenious billboard helps alleviate drinking water shortages

Using the power of technology to help ease water security issues, Peruvian ad agency Mayo DraftFCB and the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima have joined forces to create the first water-generating billboard. Built in Lima, Peru, the innovative structure

December 31, 2013


Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory welcomes researchers interested in collaboration

Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) is NASA’s hub for an experiment to assess the potential of quantum computers to perform calculations that are difficult or impossible using conventional supercomputers. They welcome researchers at

December 21, 2013


Disaster-response robots competition - DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials 2013

The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is extremely difficult competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. Seventeen teams from around the world will be

December 20, 2013


Here come the robots - Google bought 8 robotics companies in last 6 months

In last 6 months Google has been quietly buying key robotics companies and has since then bought 8 of them. Their latest and crown acquisition for this year - cutting edge robotic company Boston Dynamics - was announced on Friday, December 13. Google's

December 16, 2013


Deta Elis, groundbreaking Star Trek medicine a reality – bioresonance

Thought doctor McCoy had it good with his equipment on the Starship Enterprise? Wait until you get a load of what is coming to revolutionize the world of medicine. Medicine just got exciting thanks to Russian scientists and over 17 years of in-depth research. The

December 06, 2013


Revolutionary artificial heart containing miniaturized space technology ready for human trials

Human trials for revolutionary artificial heart are now approved in 5 international cardiac surgery centers. The new prosthetic, ESA said in a press release today, is the brainchild of the visionary cardiac surgeon, Professor Alain Carpentier, and the result of 15

December 05, 2013


Amazon to deploy army of robotic flying drones to deliver packages straight to your doorstep

In news that has shocked the world, founder Jeff Bezos has publicly announced an ambitious plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes using airborne robotic drones. The story was unveiled by 60 Minutes on Sunday. More than a mere pipe

December 02, 2013


Wireless device converts 'lost' energy into electric power

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. The device wirelessly

November 13, 2013


Laser communications: from vision to reality

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has relied exclusively on radio frequency (RF)-based communications as the only viable medium for exchanging data between a mission and a spacecraft. Today, with missions demanding communication with higher data rates than ever

November 10, 2013


Pars Aerial rescue robot tested for the first time, Caspian Sea

Hearing news about drownings at the Caspian Sea Iranian RTS Lab, led by director Amin Rigi, set out to find a better solution for saving human lives at the sea. Their idea evolved from surface robot that could be operated manually and

November 04, 2013


New miracle material poised to alleviate the global water and energy crisis

Daunting observations made in the Population Institute report, "2030: The 'Perfect Storm' Scenario," clearly illustrate the dire need for innovative solutions concerning the pending worldwide energy and water crisis. According to Science Daily,

November 04, 2013


Phonebloks - open platform phone worth keeping

Every once in a while an idea comes that can change the way we think about the technology we use. Dave Hakkens, a designer from the Netherlands, saw a problem of phones lasting only a couple of years before they break or become obsolete. And even though

September 20, 2013


Complete quantum teleportation achieved for the first time

Furusawa group at the University of Tokyo has succeeded in demonstrating complete quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits by a hybrid technique for the first time worldwide. In 1997, quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits was achieved by a research team

September 17, 2013