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Interactive virtual reality emerges as a new tool for drug design against COVID-19

November 24th, 2020 at 8:45 pm » Comments Off

Interactive virtual reality emerges as a new tool for drug design against COVID-19 Bristol scientists have demonstrated a new virtual reality [VR] technique which should help in developing drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus—and enable researchers to share models and collaborate in new ways. The innovative tool, created by University of Bristol researchers, and published in […]

New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars

November 4th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

The concept engine is twice as efficient as chemical rockets Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has developed a concept for a new Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engine and delivered it to NASA. Claimed to be safer and more reliable than previous NTP designs and with far greater efficiency than a chemical rocket, the concept […]

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

October 22nd, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Jason Ramshaw, Commercial Manager for Caterpillar Construction Digital & Technology, demonstrates the Cat Command remote control console to operate a 320 excavator at Caterpillar’s Construction Industries CHICAGO (Reuters) – Question: How can a company like Caterpillar CAT.N try to counter a slump in sales of bulldozers and trucks during a pandemic that has made every […]

PriestmanGoode designs autonomous on-demand passenger and cargo vehicles for Dromos

September 28th, 2020 at 11:13 pm » Comments Off

  PriestmanGoode has designed an electric and autonomous concept vehicle that would be part of a transport network providing private trips for passengers and urban freight delivery.  The modular concept car was chosen as winner of a competition by autonomous network transit (ANT) company Dromos to imagine a vehicle that would run on its own […]

NASA funded scientist claims new thruster can approach the speed of light

September 28th, 2020 at 11:08 pm » Comments Off

The concept of interstellar travel has fascinated the human race for thousands of years. (TMU) – The concept of interstellar travel has fascinated the human race for thousands of years. Discoveries made in the last century, however, have both bolstered and dampened that fascination. While the number of habitable star systems available for visitation has […]

“Impossible” EmDrive engine could make interstellar travel a reality

September 27th, 2020 at 2:32 pm » Comments Off

Latest research aims to resolve whether the exciting and controversial thruster could actually work. The EmDrive could usher in an era of interstellar voyages for human beings. Or it could be a failed experiment that unsuccessfully tried to break the laws of physics. A pair of upcoming papers may just settle that decades-long argument. The […]

Microsoft’s underwater server experiment resurfaces after two years

September 24th, 2020 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

Turns out, dunking data centers is a great idea Back in 2018, Microsoft sunk an entire data center to the bottom of the Scottish sea, plunging 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage 117 feet deep in the ocean. Today, the company has reported that its latest experiment was a success, revealing findings that show […]

UAVOS presents concept SumoAir urban air taxi

September 7th, 2020 at 3:13 am » Comments Off

UAVOS has presented their air taxi SumoAir as an autonomous concept for vertical e-mobility.  The all-electric, tandem rotor helicopter concept consists of a five-seater passenger including the pilot cabin that can be attached to either a car or a flight module. The helicopter will be operated both manually and autonomously. The project is a part […]

TrueLimb robotic arms look real and cost less than traditional prosthetics

September 6th, 2020 at 2:56 am » Comments Off

Each arm from Unlimited Tomorrow is custom 3D-printed for a perfect match. Easton LaChappelle was 14 years old when he designed and built his first robotic arm. Ten years later, he’s now the CEO of his own company, looking to upend the prosthetics industry.

A.I. can tell if you’re a good surgeon just by scanning your brain

August 17th, 2020 at 10:32 am » Comments Off

Could a brain scan be the best way to tell a top-notch surgeon? Well, kind of. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University at Buffalo have developed Brain-NET, a deep learning A.I. tool that can accurately predict a surgeon’s certification scores based on their neuroimaging data. This certification score, known as the Fundamentals of […]

Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

July 6th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Walmart just made a surprising announcement: it will turn some of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters, using its existing real estate to revive a largely defunct way to view movies. The drive-in theaters will start going live in early August, according to the company, but they won’t be available at every Walmart […]

How to build a ‘rest ethic’ that is as strong as your work one

June 30th, 2020 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

The authors of a new book offer creative and thoughful ways to maximize your time off that will gift you with inspiration, ideas, and recovery. Take in a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding. How long can you hold your inhale until it gets uncomfortable? Thirty seconds? A few minutes? It doesn’t take long […]

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