Category Archives: SCIENCE

VR And Robot Are Here To Take Weight Off Harvesting Of Fruits In Vineyard

Before you throw up your hands and exclaim, “look, another example of robots are taking over our jobs,” you have to understand that the Remote Operated Vineyard Robot, or ROVR, developed by Virginia-based Digital Harvest is not here to take away your job. Unlike typical robots which are most definitely designed to give mankind a run for their money, the ROVR here is to value-add. Billed as one-of-the-kind technology, ROVR is the fruit of labor after eighteen months of development that is fixated on addressing labor scarcity in the vineyard industry. Continue reading VR And Robot Are Here To Take Weight Off Harvesting Of Fruits In Vineyard

This Giant-ass Air Purifier Is Designed To Cleanse The Air Of City Smog

With industrialization, smog is inevitable. Smog is most notably the result of transportations, electricity that we used, and the various manufacturing industries. And it is a problem we cannot overlook. It is there and it is affecting people’s health. While some people lobby for clean air, Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde took it upon himself to actually do something about it, starting with one of the world’s most polluted country: China. Roosegaarde, with the help of a team of experts have built the world’s largest smog vacuum cleaner, aptly called Smog Free Tower. Continue reading This Giant-ass Air Purifier Is Designed To Cleanse The Air Of City Smog

400 Burgers-An-Hour Burger Making Machine Will Make Burger Flipping Jobs A Thing Of The Past

Remember Miso Robotics’ burger flipping robot? Well, it looks like Miso is not alone in the endeavor to automate burger making. In fact, if you are still feeling nonchalant about robots taking over minimum wage jobs like flipping burgers, then this other burger making robot from San Francisco-based Momentum Machines should leave you with a lot to worry about. Unlike Miso’s solution, Momentum Machines’ solution requires zero human intervention. Zero. Nada. Naught. And you know what it means, don’t you? It means, if companies like Momentum Machines have their way, you can kiss this once popular income supplementing, after school/vacation job goodbye. Continue reading 400 Burgers-An-Hour Burger Making Machine Will Make Burger Flipping Jobs A Thing Of The Past

Wearable Robotic Limbs Because, Four Arms Is Always Better Than Two

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you, the real-life Doctor Octopus. But wait. It only has two additional limbs, which means it is not quite an octopus; it is more like Doctor Ant! Jokes aside, what we are talking about is actually a wearable robotic limbs developed by Inami Hiyama Laboratory called MetaLimbs. Described as Multiple Arms Interaction Metamorphism, it comprises of two robotic arms control bt devices attached to you knees and feet. By moving the knees and/or flexing the feet, you can pretty much command the limbs to do your bidding. Continue reading Wearable Robotic Limbs Because, Four Arms Is Always Better Than Two

This Is A Floating Trash Can That ‘Sucks’ Debris Into Its ‘Belly’

Sometimes, geological changes caused sink holes to form under lakes which result in water being drained away. A lake in California leverages on this hole-in-the-water phenomena to drain off excess water in Lake Berryessa in Napa County and direct them to behind the dam. So, what have all these have to do with Seabin? Well, nothing, actually, except that it is seaborne trash collecting device that is based on the same principle of when water meets a hole. Continue reading This Is A Floating Trash Can That ‘Sucks’ Debris Into Its ‘Belly’

Lowe’s Stock Employees Go High-tech With Specially Developed Exosuits

Caring for your employees means doing more than just paying the correct wages and on time; it includes looking after their wellbeing such as, for example, taking the load off their shoulders when moving heavy objects, like what Lowe’s did and is doing for some of the company’s stock employees. The American home improvement retail chain’s Innovation Labs has teamed up with Virginia Tech College of Engineering to develop an exosuit that will help employees to lift and move product through the stores with less strain. Continue reading Lowe’s Stock Employees Go High-tech With Specially Developed Exosuits

Engineering Marvel: A 400HP 1.5L Engine From Nissan That Fits Into A Bag

Remember the ZEOD RC we spoke about a few years ago? Well, to be honest, while I did write the post, I didn’t think it was so advanced until today. Sure, we all knew it was a hybrid with a radical form that could pave way for electric car 24-hour endurance race, but what we may have overlooked was the engine that powers it. The engine was nothing short of an engineering marvel, really. I mean, imagine this: a 1.5L engine that kicks out 400 horses? That some serious shit there and what makes this motor even more impressive is, it only has three cylinders and measures only 20 inches (508 mm) big and weighs at modest 88 lbs (40 kilograms). Continue reading Engineering Marvel: A 400HP 1.5L Engine From Nissan That Fits Into A Bag

This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

This is O-R3, a four-wheel security robot from Singapore-based Otsaw Digital that is designed to take the place of humans to patrol large outdoor compound. With a chubby and somewhat diminutive stature, coupled with big round headlights that look like eyes, the O-R3 looks more like a cartoon character out to entertain kids. However, kids it will not entertain for it as more important tasks at hand. Beneath its cute appearance hides an array of sophisticated technologies, including high-tech sensors, advanced machine learning algorithm and 3D SLAM technology, that will allow it to execute patrol duties normally carried by humans. Continue reading This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

Israel To Test Wireless Charging Road That Charges EV As You Drive

Remember we are elated that electric highway is a reality, but at the same, disappointed as it is not we have imagined? You know. Overhead electric lines and pantograph-equipped vehicles are not quite what we have in mind of electrified roads, but the good news is, there’s hope for electric highways that are a whole lot less electric tram-ish. A collaboration between Israeli government and a U.S. company is working towards an alternative which will see wireless charging element being embedded into the roads and we all know what means: the future is almost here. Continue reading Israel To Test Wireless Charging Road That Charges EV As You Drive

Tree Burning From The Inside Looks Absolutely Like LOTR’s Eye of Sauron

If you have the One Ring from Lord of the Rings, I would advise you not to wear it for the Eye of Sauron would have know you had that One Ring even if you are outside the fantasy land of Middle Earth. As it turns out the Great Eye is not exclusive to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it was here on Earth, right smack in a grassy field in Baldwyn, Mississippi. Granted, there’s probably nothing sinister about this fiery ‘eye’. In fact, it is just an innocent tree that, for some reason, got hollowed out in the center, and managed to catch fire. Continue reading Tree Burning From The Inside Looks Absolutely Like LOTR’s Eye of Sauron