Noise pollution is a serious concern particularly in urban area. It affects the mental well being of urban dwellers. Obviously, if you are an air-con person and couldn’t care less about utility bill, it wouldn’t bother you the slightest. But for those who cares, and prefer open windows, a new development by Nanyang Technological University […]
If you cringed at the prospect of a robot cutting your hair with a pair of scissors, then you better look away from this research project by John Whitney at Northeastern University. John Whitney and his students have a submitted a paper entitled “Series Elastic Force Control for Soft Robotic Fluid Actuators.”
Yelps. It looks like the microbot that appeared in the sci-fi thriller novel by Dan Brown, Deception Point, is not far from reality. Remember how scientists have created a cyborg dragonfly that allows humans to manipulate a living dragonfly? Well, combining that with a recent creation by researchers at University of Washington, Deception Point spy […]
Given that there are people who believe Earth is flat, I am not all too surprise that some would think mask does not help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (or mask will cause death). But I am not here to debate about flat earth theory. Novel coronavirus wouldn’t care less if the Earth is […]
First, there was company that wants you to send smell and now, researchers over at Meiji University (Homei Miyashita) wants you to taste what you see on screen. In a project called Norimaki Synthesizer (Taste Display), a lickable device interprets the taste on screen, so you could taste the taste.
So, you think social distancing is bullshit? Well, we ask that you think again and also ask that you watch New York Times‘ brilliant 3D simulation which demonstrated why social dismantling is of utmost importance.
Here’s an important automobile development that matters if you care about road and engine noises. It is from Nissan and it is a lightweight noise-reducing technology known as acoustic meta-metarial.
If you think the walking shark in B-grade movie Super Shark is ridiculous. Think again. Walking sharks are real and recently, scientists have discovered four new species of shark that walks.
Despite the advancement in flight, mankind’s fascination of how birds soar the skies have not stopped. We have seen several examples of robots mimicking real creatures. There had been dragonfly, hummingbird, seagull (not the ‘pooping’ stiff one, btw), and more recently a bat, and now Stanford University’s Lentink Lab took it further with a pigeon […]
Some animals are just cute the way they are now, i.e. small and cuddly. But what if, they weren’t? Case-in-point: penguins. And if you think Emperor Penguin, which can grow to a height of 48 inches (122 centimeters), already failed to qualify for the “small and cuddly” accolade, then just imagine a penguin that was […]