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Tony Stark-style Robotic Arms Could Be Assembling Ikea Furniture For You

As popular as Ikea may be, not everyone is fond of assembling flatpack furniture. The current solution is, pay for the delivery and assembly, but that may change in future and you can thank Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore for it. The university’s scientists have developed robots that negates the need for peeling through word-less instructions and juggling with the standard issued Allen key and your own screwdriver. Continue reading Tony Stark-style Robotic Arms Could Be Assembling Ikea Furniture For You

The Fourth Natural Flavor Chocolate, Kit Kat Ruby, Ruby Ice Cream And More

With the myriad of Kit Kat flavors, come the myriad of colors, but while eye candy, they are nothing more than coloring, saved for the handful of standard flavors like dark, milk and white chocolate. But all that changes with Kit Kat Ruby Chocolate. At a glance, Kit Kat Ruby Chocolate may be mistaken for strawberry flavored variety, but it is not. It is a brand new natural chocolate color since 1930s after the Swiss introduced to the world white chocolate. Continue reading The Fourth Natural Flavor Chocolate, Kit Kat Ruby, Ruby Ice Cream And More

Bosch Heralds The New Era Of eBike With New In-frame Battery

Bosch’s electric bicycle arm, Bosch eBike Systems, is determined to make electric bicycles sleeker. They are not making bicycles themselves, though. Instead, Bosch eBike Systems design and manufacture components like drives, onboard computer, and battery pack. You know, basically stuff that makes an eBike, an eBike. The Bosch PowerTube 500 you see here is the company’s latest innovation. Billed as a state-of-the-art eBike battery, the Bosch PowerTube 500 is a new battery that is designed to seamlessly integrate into the frame of the bicycle. Continue reading Bosch Heralds The New Era Of eBike With New In-frame Battery

This Wallpaper Is Fire Resistant And It Is A Fire Alarm System Too

The idiom there’s no smoke without fire was based on the fact that where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. But we are not here talk about the idiom. We are here for the literal meaning, which is happens to be the basis of how most fire alarm works. The alarm only trigger when smoke reaches it, but by then, fire may have already broken out for quite a while and it may be just too late to save lives and property. However, researchers at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have a solution to this fiery issue – starting with a new kind of wallpaper. Continue reading This Wallpaper Is Fire Resistant And It Is A Fire Alarm System Too

Sweden’s Electrified Road Is Like A Life-size Scalextric

This piece of news is not a follow up to tram-ish electric highway we reported last year. It is also in Sweden, though. As you may have already noticed, this electric road, or electrified road as it rightly is, is not an eyesore like the one that has overhead electric lines. In fact, unless you stick you face onto the road, you will hardly notice that it has an electric rail embedded in the road. In any case, this is likely the best solution until wireless road charging becomes a reality. Continue reading Sweden’s Electrified Road Is Like A Life-size Scalextric

Chanel BOY.FRIEND Skeleton Watch Is Completely See-Through!

Timepieces that let you peek inside the watch inner workings are not new. It has been around for decades if not longer. While so, hardly any of them can be considered truly “see through.” That is until now. Folks, meet the Chanel BOY.FRIEND Skeleton Watch, a luxury timepiece boasting a new movement that is completely visible – thanks to its unique skeleton design. Developed by Chanel Haute Horlogerie, this new movement is a watch engineering marvel in that, unlike typical skeleton watches, it actually allows you to see right through it. Continue reading Chanel BOY.FRIEND Skeleton Watch Is Completely See-Through!

Vivo Apex: Pop-up Camera, Vibrating Display And “Half-Display Fingerprint Scanner” Is Coming This Year

Somehow it feels like Apple is taking a backseat in innovations, or maybe it was just the case of other handset makers shaking itself up to, you know, up the ante of phone designs. Vivo is one such handset makers who have been somewhat “with the crowd” for most part of the years it has been in existence. However, the Chinese handset maker shook the smartphone world earlier this year by being the first to offer a smartphone with under display fingerprint scanner. You would think these guys will chillax after having becoming the pioneer, right? Nope. Continue reading Vivo Apex: Pop-up Camera, Vibrating Display And “Half-Display Fingerprint Scanner” Is Coming This Year

The Future Of Unreal Engine Graphics Is, Well, Pretty Much Unreal

Back in 2015-2016, a hyperrealistic digital girl by the name of Saya completely blew our mind, but as life-like as Saya was, it was, after all, a still image. Fast forward two years on, Unreal Engine is here to show the world what the future holds for real-time rendering and it did so with three major developments, showcased through three separate demos at this year’s Game Developers Conference. The technology previewed by the graphics engine company includes real-time ray tracing for realistic lighting and reflections, eerily life-like “digital humans,” and a graphics technology that could digitized actors, tweak their expression as desired, or turn them into something else. Continue reading The Future Of Unreal Engine Graphics Is, Well, Pretty Much Unreal

Scientists Want To Assimilate With Marine Fishes Using This Robotic Fish

A group of humans’ behavior will change in the presence of, say, bob cats. That’s obvious. The same applies to marine creatures when there is a presence of cold, hard observation equipment like Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) or Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). The odd-one-out ROV will never assimilate with the fishes. As such, humans will never get true to marine life data and that’s not to mention the inflexibility of typical ROVs to access tight caverns. This is where MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT CSAIL) robotic fish, SoFi, comes in. Continue reading Scientists Want To Assimilate With Marine Fishes Using This Robotic Fish

Airbus Plans To Use This Giant Harpoon To Take Out Space Junk

Every time you look up into the night sky, what do you see? If your answer is ‘stars’ and ‘satellites’, well, you are only partially correct. You see, the thing is, not every shimmering specks in the blackened sky are stars; some of them could be space junk or debris reflecting lights. It is true and it could be more when humans are going to space more often, or sending more stuff up into the still, vacuum space beyond Earth’s atmosphere. You may ask ‘who will trash hundreds of miles from us affect us?’ Well, it won’t… if we never want to step out of this little blue marble. Continue reading Airbus Plans To Use This Giant Harpoon To Take Out Space Junk