Category Archives: SCIENCE

NASA Invites Everyone To Get Their Boarding Pass To Mars

Fancy hitting up Mars? Well, the thing is, that is closer to pipe dream. The truth is, it will be a long while before any human will be setting foot on the Red Planet. However, not all hope is lost. NASA is giving you a chance to live that dream, spiritedly speaking. Running up to the next Mars mission that will put another rover onto Mars in July 2020, NASA is running a campaign to “invite” everyone and anyone to send your name along for the ride to Mars. Continue reading NASA Invites Everyone To Get Their Boarding Pass To Mars

New AI Tech Generates Animated Portraits From A Single Image

First, technology found a way to fake voice of real people, making them say whatever its creator(s) wanted them to say. Then we saw how Deepfakes could fake a person’s action. After that we learned that with AI and machine learning, technology can generate realistic looking people, bring Salvador Dali back to life (granted, this one had an actor involved in the process), and even creating non-existence people, complete body and all and moves too. Now, here’s another prove that technological is getting creepier by the day. Continue reading New AI Tech Generates Animated Portraits From A Single Image

Ford Thinks The Future Of Delivery Is Self-Driving Vehicle And Biped Robot

Ford has a vision for commercial package delivery and it is by the way of these: self-driving vehicle and a biped robot called Digit. Now, we shall dispense with the self-driving vehicle part because, it is not really groundbreaking (even though it has yet to be a norm). The America automaker has partnered with Agility Robots, the company behind the torso-less biped robot that is designed with package delivery in mind, to delivery packages to your door step. Continue reading Ford Thinks The Future Of Delivery Is Self-Driving Vehicle And Biped Robot

NASA Is Going Back To The Moon And This Time, It Is Planning On Staying

If you haven’t already heard, NASA is revisiting the Moon. The U.S. space agency targets to do so by 2024 and this time, it is planning to stay. Yup. NASA is setting base on the Moon like for real. The program, called Artemis lunar exploration, will once again put American astronauts, this time the first woman along with the next man, on the lunar surface. Continue reading NASA Is Going Back To The Moon And This Time, It Is Planning On Staying

USC-developed 4-Winged Robotic Insect Flies With Innovative Actuators

This is a super tiny four-winged robotic insect called Bee+ (right in the photo above) developed by University of Southern California (USC) School of Engineering’s Autonomous Microrobotic Systems Laboratory (AMSL). It is a testament of the technological advancement and also an engineering marvel. But not to worry. You won’t find one of these spying on you any time soon. Continue reading USC-developed 4-Winged Robotic Insect Flies With Innovative Actuators

Hummingbird Robot Learned To Fly By Learning From Real Hummingbirds

It looks like someone have picked up where AeroVironment have left off. If you recall, AeroVironment had developed a Nano Hummingbird several yeas ago under a DARPA program aimed in developing Nano Air Vehicle or NAV. So, yeah, someone has developed a hummingbird drone and this being six years on, technology this hummingbird is way more advanced. Continue reading Hummingbird Robot Learned To Fly By Learning From Real Hummingbirds

First, It Was Just Head Shots And Now The Entire Body Is Not Real Either

Just when we thought artificial intelligence-generated head shots are creepy, a Japanese AI development company, DataGrid, took it to the next level by generating the entire body, complete with movements. Yeah, this is not KFC hunk. These are fake people with the entire body that move like real people too. According to a video posted by DataGrid on YouTube, they have successfully generated high-resolution (1,024 x 1,024 pixels) images of whole body of non-existence people using Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), a similar technology used by NVIDIA. Continue reading First, It Was Just Head Shots And Now The Entire Body Is Not Real Either

Fossils Discovered 20 Years Old Ago Turned Out To Be A “Cousin” Of T-Rex

When you hear that the infamous prehistoric animal Tyrannosaurus rex had a “cousin,” you’d think it would be as large as the T-rex. Well, as it turns out, not only the T-rex did had a “cousin,” it was very much smaller. Paleontologist and assistant professor with Department of Geosciences at the Virginia Tech College of Science, Sterling Nesbitt, and an international team of scientists have revealed that they have discovered and named a new tyrannosauroid dinosaur. Continue reading Fossils Discovered 20 Years Old Ago Turned Out To Be A “Cousin” Of T-Rex

DroneBullet is A “Missile Drone” That Will Knock Drones Out Of The Sky

It looks like the Russian homing rocket that is designed to knock out drones isn’t alone. A Canadian company, AerialX, also has a similar anti-drone drone that does the same and it is called DroneBullet – a name no doubt inspired by the shape of the drone and also what it is designed to do. Looking like an oversized projectile outfitted with a four-rotor setup, DroneBullet is described by the company as a “hybrid between a missile and a quadcopter.” Continue reading DroneBullet is A “Missile Drone” That Will Knock Drones Out Of The Sky

This Homing Rocket Is Designed To Knock Out Drones Out Of The Sky

We have seen enough counter-drone measures here. From drone-snagging eagle to bazooka that fires a net to all sort of electronic rifles, we have seen it all, but this anti-drone from Russia is different. This unnamed anti-drone weapon, as demonstrated in a video, can precisely homed into a rogue drone and knock it out of the sky, or at least, disrupt its operation somehow. Continue reading This Homing Rocket Is Designed To Knock Out Drones Out Of The Sky