Will Passengers Ever Fly on Pilotless Planes?

Will Passengers Ever Fly on Pilotless Planes? The technology is progressing quickly, but the main challenge may be overcoming our fears. Autonomous cars from companies like Google, Uber and Tesla will soon become commonplace on our roads, according to some experts, and aircraft manufacturers are betting that it will only be a matter of time before the skies are filled with autonomous planes as well. … Continue reading Will Passengers Ever Fly on Pilotless Planes?

A New Way of Making Plastic Could Help Boost Recycling

A New Way of Making Plastic Could Help Boost Recycling An improved process for recycling plastic, researchers say, might lead the world to view the material as a valuable raw material rather than waste. BY MATT SMITH    PUBLISHED ON 04/26/2018 A new process for making plastics might help break down one of the barriers to recycling, researchers at a Colorado university say. Plastics are formed … Continue reading A New Way of Making Plastic Could Help Boost Recycling

Street Lighting With Glowing Trees

Street Lighting With Glowing Trees Technology, 27 Jan – 2018 , Posted by : Dr. S. S. VERMA; Dept. of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal; Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148 106   Ever increasing day and night movement activities of mankind irrespective to their urban or rural base greatly need street lighting for their safe night movements all around. Electricity based street lighting facilities are an integral part of urban town planning … Continue reading Street Lighting With Glowing Trees

New A.I. application can write its own code

New A.I. application can write its own code Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of often-undocumented application programming interfaces, or APIs. Designing applications that can program computers is a long-sought grail of the branch of computer science called artificial intelligence (AI). The new application, called Bayou, came out of an initiative aimed at extracting … Continue reading New A.I. application can write its own code

This new device may give humans ‘cat-like hearing’

This new device may give humans ‘cat-like hearing’ Scientists are developing an atomically thin device that could receive and transmit signals across a radio frequency range far greater than what humans can hear. The “drumhead” device being developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University in the US is trillion times smaller in volume and 100,000 times thinner than the human eardrum. The advance may lead to … Continue reading This new device may give humans ‘cat-like hearing’

New carbon fibre artificial muscles can lift 12,600 times their weight

New carbon fibre artificial muscles can lift 12,600 times their weight Scientists have designed new carbon fibre-based artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight. The strong muscles are made from carbon fibre-reinforced siloxane rubber and have a coiled geometry. When electrically actuated, the artificial muscles show excellent performance without requiring a high input voltage, according to the study published in … Continue reading New carbon fibre artificial muscles can lift 12,600 times their weight

Solar cells that work in low light could charge devices indoors

Solar cells that work in low light could charge devices indoors By Robert F. Service Apr. 23, 2018   Imagine never having to charge your phone, e-reader, or tablet again. Researchers report that they have created solar cells that work at a record efficiency for making electricity from the low-intensity diffuse light that is present inside buildings and outside on cloudy days. The solar cells could one … Continue reading Solar cells that work in low light could charge devices indoors

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice   Stephen Hawking was one of the most prominent people in history to use a high-tech communication aid known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).   His death comes in the year of the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. Over the course of his adult life, Hawking came to represent the epitome of what effective communication with … Continue reading The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice