Category Archives: SCIENCE

World’s Largest Bee Rediscovered On Indonesia’s Islands

Modern humans may be on the little blue marble for about 200,000 years, but there are still many things awaiting to be discovered or rediscovered. One such recent discovery/rediscovery is this: the Wallace’s Giant Bee, or as it known scientifically as Megachile pluto. Previously thought to be extinct when it was last saw in the wild in 1981, the elusive bee of gargantuan proportion was recently spotted in the world on the North Moluccas islands of Indonesia. Continue reading World’s Largest Bee Rediscovered On Indonesia’s Islands

France Security Firm’s Anti-Drone Gun Looks A Thing From Sci-Fi Series

We have featured quite a few anti-drone measures which are mostly weapons of sort, including a gleeful and not-so-serious anti-drone shotgun, as well as a home drone detection system. As far as gun-like weapons go, there are handful, but honestly speaking, nothing works look cool. I know. It don’t need to (look cool), but it will be awesome if it did, right? And then, we saw this: the UAV Scrambler 300 Anti-Drone Gun that, like the DroneShield’s, actually looked dope. Continue reading France Security Firm’s Anti-Drone Gun Looks A Thing From Sci-Fi Series

This Edible “Second Skin” Extends Fruits And Vegetables Shelf Life

Thanks to Mother Nature’s doing and human’s propensity to waste, many perishable fruits and vegetables have gone to waste. Part of the ‘gone to waste’ is often the result of nature’s doing and it doesn’t help that we, humans, just have to have more which we sometimes can’t finish. Fruits and vegetables start to turn bad (or crudely put, rot) a period after they are plucked from the trees and or pulled from the soil. As their natural protective layer erodes, they start to lose water and air permeates into them – both which enables the decomposition process. Continue reading This Edible “Second Skin” Extends Fruits And Vegetables Shelf Life

Experimental 3D Printing Method Makes Object Appears In An Instant!

3D printing is a technological advancement one once dreamed of by mankind and one part of sci-fi fantasy like in the Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy. As 3D printing becomes a norm, we realize it was the future but not the future because, awful amount of time had to be spent printing a product. Then,  some researchers from University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory came up with a new 3D printing method that literally takes a page from a sci-fi screenplay. How so? By materializing an object in a vat of liquid almost instantaneously. Continue reading Experimental 3D Printing Method Makes Object Appears In An Instant!

Gadgets That You Didn’t Know Made Use Of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

A PCB (printed circuit board) is a common piece of electrical engineering tech. If you’ve ever seen a green board with white markings and copper markings, you know what we’re talking about here. Although most of us don’t stop and think about what actually goes into the products that we use, a PCB is a key part of a lot of the technical devices that we use day in day out, and a very important piece too. Electronics designers work hard on Altium software and other products to ensure their PCBs are designed with precision, ensuring your devices work exactly as intended. If you want to know more, keep reading. Below are four gadgets you had no idea made use of PCBs. Continue reading Gadgets That You Didn’t Know Made Use Of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

Meet The World’s Largest 3D-printed Concrete Bridge Without Rebars

OK. It is more like the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian bridge, but anyways, I think you get the idea how it is groundbreaking monument in bridge construction. The bridge you see here is located at Wisdom Bay Industrial Park, Baoshan District, Shanghai, China, and it was the fruit of labor of Professor Weiguo Xu of Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture (not the Taiwan’s Tsing Hua, btw), Zoina Land Joint Research Center for Digital Architecture. The bridge was built in partnership with Shanghai Wisdom Bay Investment Management Company. Continue reading Meet The World’s Largest 3D-printed Concrete Bridge Without Rebars

Stop & Shop Wants To Bring The Grocery Store To Your Doorstep With This Self-Driving Vehicle

As it turns out, googly-eyed robots are not the only high-tech hardware Ahold Delhaize USA has planned for its supermarket chain in the U.S. This spring, Stop & Shop will launch driver-less grocery vehicles in Boston, so you can buy meal kits and other convenience items right at your doorstep. Think of Stop & Shop Self-driving Grocery Vehicles as a middle way between shopping online for grocery and traveling to the nearest store. Like, you know, you get to see and choose the actual products, but without the need to spend precious time to travel to a grocery store. Continue reading Stop & Shop Wants To Bring The Grocery Store To Your Doorstep With This Self-Driving Vehicle

In Africa, Giant Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines

When we talk about using animals to sniff out drugs and bombs, dogs come to mind. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, there’s an unlikely sniffer that is being used to locate land mines. These sniffers are, wait for it… the African giant pouched rats. Rodents! Imagine that. And mind you, they are not called ‘giant’ for nothing. These rats are huge, like 3 feet (91 centimeters) kind of huge. The African giant pouched rats are among the largest rats in the world and can grow up to 3 feet long, measuring from head to tail. Mother Nature must be proud of this creation. Continue reading In Africa, Giant Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines

These Robots At A Supermarket Chain Are Different, They Have Googly Eyes

Deploying robots to do things like checking on shelves for stock levels, pricing and detecting misplaced items in supermarket is not new. But still, I think this little guy, called Marty (yes, it has a name!), deserve some mentions because, googly eyes. Marty is one of the hundreds of robots which retail giant, Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize USA, put into service at its GIANT/MARTIN’s and Stop & Shop stores across the United States. Continue reading These Robots At A Supermarket Chain Are Different, They Have Googly Eyes

Drone With Jumping Legs Will Revolutionize The Drone Industry

The mention of drones, two things came to mind: vertically take-off aircraft, often in the form of multi-rotor configuration (or in rare occasion, dual rotor, like a helicopter) or a fixed wing aircraft that pretty much designed to destroy. Both have its short falls. A multi-rotor aircraft sacrifices speed and payload for convenient take-off and landing, while a fixed wing has to put up with need for runways for speed and heavier payload. Many drone makers knew this and while some stick to their guns, some opted to go the hybrid route with a VTOL setup. Continue reading Drone With Jumping Legs Will Revolutionize The Drone Industry