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Undersea basecamp for ocean explorers

February 2nd, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

New submersible “tent” lets divers nap, eat, and decompress beneath the waves SINCE THE DAWN of the modern SCUBA age ushered in by Jacques Cousteau in the early 1940s, ocean explorers have been seeking new ways to stay under the sea for longer stretches. Restricted by tank size and human physiology under pressure, SCUBA divers […]



The 10 most intriguing inventions of 2018

December 31st, 2018 at 4:28 am » Comments Off

From programmable pills to power-generating boots, here are some of the most unusual technological innovations we covered this year. We are all about emerging technologies here at Tech Review—including those that might never make it past the “emerging” stage. Here are some of the more recondite inventions we have covered this year, many of them […]



A Chinese company said it created a photo with such a high resolution that you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

December 24th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. The image, the brainchild of a company called Jingkun Technology, or BigPixel, was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China. The company said the photo’s resolution is a mind-blowing 195 gigapixels. The resolution of digital cameras and smartphones is often measured in megapixels, […]



Meet the desk-sized turbine that can power a small town

December 21st, 2018 at 3:18 am » Comments Off

A desk-sized turbine can power 10,000 homes using carbon dioxide. 10,000 Homes Engineers from GE Global Research unveiled a turbine that could provide power for 10,000 homes. But what’s truly remarkable about this turbine is its potential to solve the world’s energy challenges. Typically, turbines weigh tons and use steam to run—this one is no […]



Dangle no more: Window-washing drone for towers could replace human cleaners

November 28th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

I’m Drones are edging evermore into the workplace, transforming the way jobs are done and enabling companies to save time, improve safety, and cut costs all at the same time. Take this enormous window-washing drone. Built by Latvia-based Aerones, the machine aims to replace those human-operated cradles you’ve seen dangling on the side of huge […]



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