June 11, 2016Recycling old electronics has become a big business as e-waste can contain large quantities of precious metals like gold, platinum and copper. Large and bulky photocopiers contain quite a bit of copper tubing and wires, so much so that around 5 pounds can be extracted from each one. These large copiers are sent to be destroyed in a giant shredder, where a refinery then melts everything down and harvests all of the copper.
February 25, 2016Creating robotic hands can prove to be quite a challenge. The difficulty is usually because there are two main issues that need to be addressed before the hand can be made. The first one is the form of the hand - how do you we want it to look like? The second is the range of functions the hand should be able to perform.
February 22, 2016Dying could soon be a thing of the past according to researchers at Humai, a company advancing human interaction with artificial intelligence. They propose that the human brain can be frozen and preserved, then transplanted into a robotic exoskeleton. Known as & 34;Atom and Eve& 34; the project aims to preserve human consciousness and eliminate the fear of death.
Last year, Microsoft initiated Project Natick. In this project, they put a prototype called Leona Philpot into the the Pacific Ocean for 90 days and tested its ability to endure the harsh underwater conditions.February 03, 2016In case you didn& 39;t already know, dumping computer equipment into water is generally not a very good idea.
Scientists have developed the prototype of what we believe to be the world& 39;s first bendable smartphone, named ReFlex.February 21, 2016Scientists from Queen& 39;s University have developed the prototype of what we believe to be the world& 39;s first bendable smartphone, named ReFlex. The idea of a bendable smartphone is actually not new.
February 08, 2016It’s okay when technology is advancing everything around us – the smartphones turn into smartwatches, robotics is accelerating every day with robotic hoovers, kitchens and everything else appearing in our lives. But sometimes they take it way too far. Check out these ten crazy devices you would probably never need.
February 17, 2016All of those important files you have can now be stored for essentially forever. New developments in the technology of digitally based laser memory made by researchers at Southampton University in the UK have enabled information to be stored for 14 billion years. To put this into perspective, it is estimated that the universe it 12.
Garbage men across the world may be out of a job once Volvo& 39;s new autonomous trash collection robot hits the market!March 07, 2016In a project funded by Volvo, college students have successfully designed a working prototype of a fully automated trash collection system. Working in tandem with a drone that surveys the area, the wheeled garbage collection robot navigates to the location of the trash bin.
February 02, 2016Drones have been trending for some time now and a company thinks they can take it to the next level, which they believe is sports. It is called the Drone Racing League (DRL). The Drone Racing League is expected to be the Formula 1 of drone sports if it kicks off.The drone racing is expected to be performed in a first-person drone racing fashion, which is a mode in which the pilot wears googles that provide live video of the drone& 39;s point of view.
March 08, 2016It is now official; drones are taking over the world. Ever since their introduction, it seems like people cannot stop finding new ways to make good use of them. It used to be just a toy and now, there are even people that are working towards creating a Drone Racing League in the United States.
March 03, 2016Alex Kipman, the creator of this new technology by Microsoft recently debuted its capabilities in a TED talk in Vancouver. The headset is essentially a spacial mapping device that can create & 34;mixed realities& 34; that can be interacted with in real time. Featured along with the HoloLens technology that resembles oversized ski goggles, are interactive holograms.
Electronics with flexible screens are fast becoming the norm. British company FlexEnable just unveiled a 4.7 inch flexible screen that can easily wrap around your wrist.March 01, 2016FlexEnable is a British company that just recently unveiled a 4.7 inch flexible screen that can easily wrap around your wrist.
February 27, 2016Being able to go to sleep and wake up to a brand new toy of your choosing is finally becoming a reality. ThingMaker, unveiled by Mattel at New York& 39;s Toy Fair, is a new US$300 3D printer that will enable kids to print out whatever their heart desires. Paired with a new touch screen mobile app, the affordable device could effectively eliminate the need to make a trip to the store for more toys.
Boston Dynamics just released video detailing their next generation of robots that can walk like a normal human and even work manual labor, check it out!February 24, 2016Boston Dynamics just released a video detailing just exactly what their new Atlas humanoid robot can do, and it is a little scary. Not only can the robots walk upright, but it can pick up objects, recover from falls, and traverse highly variant terrain, all like humans can.
A team of academics has predicted that we will have mega-skyscrapers, underwater cities, and personal drones in just 100 short years into the future.February 18, 2016According to a new report, the future may be here sooner than you think. Commissioned by Samsung and carried out by SmartThings, academics and researchers predict underwater cities, personal drones and mega-skyscrapers all by the year 2116.
February 28, 2016The storage available on floppy drives is minuscule compared to what can fit on a similar sized space today. However, at the time, floppy disks were the ultimate ways to store data. Holding 1.44 MB of data on the ancient save icon was advanced at the time, and every computer of the day was built to accept the drives.
February 04, 2016Japan is running out of young able-bodied workers, forcing its elderly workforce to pick up the slack. Last year, only 1 million babies were born in the entire country, which has experts estimating a total drop in population of 20 million by 2040. Tokyo& 39;s Haneda Airport is feeling the effects of this workforce recession and has opted for a more unique solution to the problem.
March 04, 2016No longer will you need to go to the movie theater to watch incredible 1280x720 HD videos, rather you can keep all of that technology right in your backpack. The portable JmGO View projectorcreates a 180& 34; screen on whatever surface you have, all the while playing unrivaled surround sound through the built in speakers.
March 11, 2016Inspired by the desire to reduce distractions on the road, Bluejay is the world& 39;s first smart mount for your phone that will seamlessly integrate into every car. Featuring built-in Bluetooth Smart Beacon technology, the device does a lot more than simply hold your phone up while you& 39;re driving.
January 31, 2016A team of Australian scientists and engineers have announced the beginning of human trials on a new groundbreaking bionic eye. The Phoenix99 is a fully implantable bionic eye system acclaimed as the neural stimulation device on the market. The team from the University of New South Whales has already demonstrated the ability of the bionic eye to restore vision in pre-clinical trials.
February 18, 2016Some might wonder why anyone would ever spend so much money on just a watch. Well, scroll down and see for yourself - what other brand has so many incredible features and attributes?1. Milgauss Image Source: Rolex The original Milgauss range by Rolex was manufactured specifically for scientists working at CERN.