Imagine swimming and then hearing the sound of an automatic weapon. You might be near a Gulf Corvina.December 26, 2017Whether you are coasting down a river or treading water in the ocean, there is something a little uneasy about swimming in a large body of water. Even if the water is crystal clear, swimming in the water is a major fear for a lot of people.
Circuit boards are an integral part of many electronics. They direct the electrical charges needed to operate a wide variety of devices from cell phones to digital watches. Without them, the vast majority of our electronic gadgets wouldn’t work the way they do. Image Source:Pixabay Usually, a conventional circuit board will do the trick.
By Shelby RogersApril 21, 2017Lithium ion batteries have become one of technology& 39;s most sought after pieces. They& 39;re found in most major devices people use on a daily basis, including most cell phones. They could also contribute to better batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. Chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers alike have been developing ways to not only make this technology safer but also cheaper.
By Shelby RogersMay 09, 2017NASA recently put out a request for private sector partners, but not for sending people to Mars. The government agency wants proposals for cargo transportation to the lunar surface. As with most major government proposals, no one knows the specifics of the project. However, there& 39;s talk swirling around heading back to the moon for mining purposes.
By Shelby RogersApril 18, 2017Cockroaches might be some of the least appealing crawling demons on planet earth. They can fly, they& 39;re massive, and they& 39;re darn near indestructible. Not only will they inevitably survive a nuclear war, they& 39;ve also become notorious for hiding in the worst places.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 04, 2017With the rapid development in building human-like robots, the next foreseeable step in this artificial intelligence era is to match them with real-life voices. And that is exactly what this Montreal-based start-up has done by unveiling the world& 39;s first speech synthesis technology that can replicate anyone& 39;s voice.
As the dawning of the futuristic civilization broke out a few years ago with the invention of autonomous cars, exceptionally smart gadgets, interactive home products, and many other out-of-science-fiction technologies, the progress of intelligent assistance is also making its steady pace towards the highly advanced future.
By Shelby RogersMay 20, 2017We could normally take heart that robots would never become too humanlike for comfort. Sure, they could look like us. They could talk like us. They can even be programmed to think like us. However, these bots couldn& 39;t technically feel anything with the same sense of touch we humans have.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 14, 2017Three physicists heavily criticized the theory of cosmic inflation in a February feature published by the Scientific American. In response to the controversial dismissal of the well-acclaimed theory, 33 of the world& 39;s renowned physicists including Stephen Hawking signed a letter madly defending the early evolution of our Universe.
April 19, 2017The Tron Light Cycle, probably one of the most iconic scenes and vehicles in the original and reloaded versions of this sci-fi classic. Did you know you can now buy and ride your very own one? No, we& 39;ll let us tell you more about it. Tron was a groundbreaking film in its day, which to be fair hasn& 39;t aged too well.
By Shelby RogersApril 14, 2017Don& 39;t forget the fabric softener and an extra dash of paprika! An Israeli design student Iftach Gazit& 39;s new concept combines cooking and cleaning your clothes. Gazit might be revolutionizing the culinary game with his washing machine cooking while also reducing his energy usage.
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 21, 2017Keeping fruits and vegetable fresh has always been a domestic issue for everyone regardless of where you are from in the world. On an industrial scale, it is even more of a headache when freshly harvested produce doesn& 39;t even last until they reach the market. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FOA) reported that 45 of the globally produced fruit and vegetable are being wasted and has the highest food loss rate compared to other produce.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 03, 2017A radical difference between the macroscopic world and the microscopic world roots a very important physics question about the limitations of the quantum realm. So, in order to study the boundary between the quantum world and the classical world, physicists have figured out how to & 39;breed& 39; Schrödinger& 39;s cat.
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 16, 2017Watch out Amsterdam, Oslo may be taking over to be the cycling nirvana of the world as the Norwegian city plans to build 60km of cycling lanes by 2019. This is to prepare for the impending banning of cars within Oslo& 39;s city center in the next two years. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons Oslo& 39;s 2019 goalsNorway& 39;s council allegiance between the Labour, Green, and Socialist Left parties has plans to add a further 60km of cycling tracks, worth almost $1 billion, over the next three years.
April 12, 2017Manufacturing is all around us. It is used to create every single product we use in our lives. Some processes are boring, but there are others that are so stunning, you could watch them for days. We have assembled 10 of the most mesmerizing manufacturing videos we could find. Have fun wasting time.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 05, 2017A Plane crash is terrifying whether you are involved in it or not. Most plane crashes happen on seas or on runways, however, this Piper PA32 single-engine aircraft crashed along a busy road in the city of Mukilteo in Washington a couple of days ago.Miraculously, nobody was hurt or injured in the plane crash as the pilot and passenger managed to climb out of the plane& 39;s burning wreckage.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 28, 2017We thought we were imagining things when we wrote a month ago about a futuristic vehicle that made a cameo appearance in the concept video released by Elon Musk& 39;s The Boring Company. But no, we were right. The latest revelation is another one of Musk& 39;s advanced transportation concept aimed to innovate the way we travel and commute.
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 21, 2017Speaking a new language is a skill that many people would like to have but only a few actually take the time to learn. Well, that& 39;s simply because our days are already filled with many tasks, important or not important, and it& 39;s difficult to find ample time to slot in a foreign language to learn.
By Kathleen VillaluzMay 06, 2017A new blanket called Gravity helps you sleep comfortably by simulating the feeling of being hugged or held. This Gravity blanket is engineered to be about 10 of your body weight, which creates an ideal environment that promotes restful sleep. Image Source: John Fiorentino via Kickstarter The science behind GravityBlankets are usually comfortable especially when you& 39;re exhausted and just want to wrap yourself up in a ball and sleep.
By Shelby RogersMay 17, 2017For decades (even centuries), people across disciplines toyed with the notion that multiple universes exist. Actually, an infinite number of universes. These all exist in differing realms, differing dimensions, just out of reach of human understanding -- or so the theory goes.
Tech media has been having an exciting time lately with Amazon and Google trying out drone deliveries. While these projects are ambitious and currently in very rudimentary stages, Yelp and a San Francisco-based startup, Marble, have partnered to execute food delivery with robots which will roll on the sidewalks of the city.