Ever wonder how modern concrete structures become dilapidated after only a few decades while Roman concrete structures which were built over a thousand years ago still stand today? Well, apparently, it involved some “secret ingredients” in the concrete mix.
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A Research By UT Austin Enables Tetraplegics To Control A Wheelchair With Their Mind
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin use new brain-machine interface technology to allow tetraplegics to control their wheelchairs through mind control. In this one of the first studies of its kind, several patients with severe motor disabilities were able to maneuver a wheelchair that translates their thoughts into movement.
The Whitest White Paint Will Soon Be Available For Cars, Planes, And Spacecraft
Since we last heard about the whitest white paint, the breakthrough paint has appeared in this year’s edition of Guinness World Records and more recently, it has a new version that could see the application in automobiles, planes, refrigerator trucks, and even spacecraft.
This DIY-ed A “Next-Gen” Ionic Thruster May Very Well Be Next-Gen
The principle of electroaerodynamic thrust aka ionic wind was discovered in the 1920s but it was not explored as a form of propulsion until 4 years ago. Fast forward to 2022, a man took it further by designing the next-gen ionic thruster for flight.
Researchers Repurposed A Dead Spider Into A Mechanical Gripper
Recently, it was revealed that researchers at Rice University have found a way to manipulate a dead spider’s legs and use it as a robotic gripper. They are calling this new field “Necrobotics”.
First It Was A Fork, Now These Chopsticks Want To Add Salty Taste To Your Food Too
Salt adds flavor to food and yet too much of it is bad for health and may lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, among other things. The key is, well, moderation but for people who can’t consume salt at all, there’s the Electro Fork that uses electric shock to simulate salty taste …
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The Lickable Device Just Got An Upgrade To Become A Lickable Display
If licking a device to taste what’s on the display sounds gloss to you, then you better look away. Because the Taste The TV, or TTTV, has taken it to the next level. It now serves up the taste directly on the screen so that you lick the taste straight off the picture. Welcome to …
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Are You Ready For Bipedal Robots That Could Fly Like Richard Browning?
Roboticists are beginning to make strides in bipedal robots. That along with limbs with artificial muscles, could one day become humanoids much like those we saw in sci-fi movies like I, Robot.
MIT’s Autonomous Robot Boat, Roboat, Is Close To Achieving Level 5 Autonomy
Going full-on autonomous, i.e. Level 5 autonomy, is a major challenge for road-going vehicles. Meanwhile, it is much more achievable for a waterborne vehicle, as proven by Roboat.
Meta Revealed Latest Developments In Haptic Glove For Virtual Reality
Virtual reality is an integral part of the metaverse, but we are still far from the metaverse we saw in movies like Ready One Player. We may be able to bring our hands into the VR world, but we do have our sense of touch when doing something like, say, picking up an object in …
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