Category Archives: SCIENCE

This New Kind Of Wheel Can Transform From Round Wheel Into A Track In 2s

If you have been following military developments, you would probably know that the military is totally obsessed with tires that could deal with both flat and unforgiving terrains, such as those muddied ground. Until a few years ago, the solutions to this nagging problem was either this or that. So anyways, the present solution was tweaking the tire air pressure when going from on- to off-road and vice versa. But that may change with the collaborative project between Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center and DARPA. Continue reading This New Kind Of Wheel Can Transform From Round Wheel Into A Track In 2s

World’s Tiniest ‘Computer’ Will Make The Tip Of Rice Grain Feels Too Spacious

In the 60s, there was the space race between major superpowers. Today, there’s the race for the most innovative smartphone with the largest amount of screen real estate. However, unbeknownst to most mortal being, there is another race going on about geeky engineers: the race to built the tiniest computer possible. University of Michigan has lead the way, only to be beaten by IBM, but now, it looks like the University has reclaimed the crown. Continue reading World’s Tiniest ‘Computer’ Will Make The Tip Of Rice Grain Feels Too Spacious

This Super Rare Crayfish Is Blue, Burrows And Might Be A New Species

Some keep them as pets in aquariums and some just enjoy devouring them. We are talking about lobster’s freshwater cousin, the crayfish, AKA “crawfish.” For most people, this freshwater crustaceans lives in water (like, duh!) and usually bears a greenish gray appearance, but as it turns out, there is a particular species that comes in blue. Continue reading This Super Rare Crayfish Is Blue, Burrows And Might Be A New Species

Robotic Snake Flies, Hovers And Transforms To Pass Tight Openings

What you see here is a probable invasion monster machine that aliens will use finish us off like in the Avengers movie. Demonstrated by JSK Lab at University of Tokyo, this thing here is called DRAGON which is short for “Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON.” Phew. Continue reading Robotic Snake Flies, Hovers And Transforms To Pass Tight Openings

This Car-size Armadillo Walked The Earth 5.3 Billion Years Ago

Almost every animals today have ancestors from the dinosaur-age. As it turns out, armadillo is no exception. It lived some 5.3 billion to 11,700 years ago and it was called Glyptodon and like one may have expected, this armored beast was no raccoon size. Apparently, it was car-sized, stretching to around 10 feet long and tipping the scales at 1 ton. And that, btw, was from the specimens that were dug up; God knows how long it was capable growing up to. Continue reading This Car-size Armadillo Walked The Earth 5.3 Billion Years Ago

J-Deite Unveiled Full-size, Drivable And Walkable Transformers Robot

Almost 4 years ago, we were thrilled by J-Deite when it unveiled a scale car that was able to transform into a robot and vice versa. What made J-Deite Quarter, as it was called, unique was, it is actually mobile like a real car and it was able to walk as a biped machine when in robot form. The goal was to create a full-size model by 2020. Fast forward to today, it looks like the folks behind it, Brave Robotics and Asratec, are on track to realizing this dream. Continue reading J-Deite Unveiled Full-size, Drivable And Walkable Transformers Robot

Image: BMW M8 GTE To Turn Night Into Day At Le Mans

BMW has collaborated with Osram to develop a new cutting-edge LED technology for the BMW M8 GT8’s headlights that is not only high range, but also capable of illuminating the entire with of the track. This innovative light technology will make its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the new BMW M8 GTE will be competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship series and it is the first time the light system has been specifically developed for motorsport. Continue reading Image: BMW M8 GTE To Turn Night Into Day At Le Mans

Cockroach Milk Is A Superfood? Nah, Think I Will Give It A Pass

How far would you go for superfood? Pay lots of money for it? Well, if you are an enthusiast with good disposal income, that’s not out of question, but the question is really not quite about money. The real question here should be: would you consume anything that is so-called superfood? Like really anything? When I said “anything,” I mean to include cockroach milk. Continue reading Cockroach Milk Is A Superfood? Nah, Think I Will Give It A Pass

You Can Soon Experience What Beer Tastes Like Two Hundred Years Ago

While beer is result of a complex fermentation process, it does not get better with age like spirits and whiskey. So, it is safe to say that consuming beers that have been kept for centuries is potentially deadly, but that won’t be the risk you will be taking with The Wreck Preservation Ale. The product name may not hint of its age-old history, but The Wreck is actually 220 years old beer created by people of today and the “today’s people” is Australian brewery James Squire. Continue reading You Can Soon Experience What Beer Tastes Like Two Hundred Years Ago

Bosch Wants To Use Airbag Tech To Prevent Motorcycle From Slipping

Being on two wheels, motorcycles face far greater risks. One of these risks is sliding. Sliding happens when wheels begin to slip sideways on slippy or loose surfaces such as those created by wet leaves, oil spills, or gravels. In such surface, slipping is inevitable, but not if Bosch can help it. In a research project, the German tech giant has proposed a slid mitigation system to apply additional external lateral force to counter the slip, thus potentially minimizing the risk of a fall. Continue reading Bosch Wants To Use Airbag Tech To Prevent Motorcycle From Slipping