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 […]
Why human beings do not have a tail is simply because, we can balanced ourselves perfectly under normal situations. However, very obviously evolution did not expect us to do things out of the norm like carrying heavy boxes or going up stairs, let alone a combination of both. But f*@k evolution because, researchers at Keio […]
I bet when George Lucas imagined Star Wars’ Tatooine with two suns, he didn’t realize it actually exists (or maybe he did?). For the benefit of non-Star Wars fans, Tatooine was a planet covered in harsh deserts, orbiting two suns, known as Tatoo I and Tatoo II. Anyways, the story was, NASA has spotted an […]
What supposed to be a rare sight of a herd of 11 sharks, made up of two species of deep-sea dogfish, feasting on an eight-foot long dead swordfish on the ocean floor at 1,500 feet (457 meters) deep, turned out to be a shocker to a bunch of researchers. Frankly, we were a little stunned […]
Once upon a time, Harvard University wowed the world with a micro autonomous flying robot called RoboBee. Then, USC School of Engineering one up it with a 4-winged robotic insect called Bee+ and now, Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory came back at Bee+ with its under-a-gram 4-winged robotic flying insect that can fly tether-free – thanks to […]
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 […]
This is a single stream recycling robot, RoCycle, developed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). RoCycle is able to differentiate if an object is paper, metal, or plastic. Machines that are able to identify a specific material is not new. I have personally seen one in action in an expo in Atlanta […]