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RoBeetle is a tiny robot that uses methanol for fuel

August 27th, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

RoBeetle is a tiny robot that uses methanol for fuel One of the biggest challenges facing researchers who are working on small robots is how to power them. The problem is that most batteries add significantly to the weight and take up lots of space inside small robots, making them impractical. Scientists have come up […]

25 technology trends will define the next decade

August 20th, 2020 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

We may not be living on Mars or traveling to work using jet packs, but there’s no doubt the coming decade will bring many exciting technological advances. In this article, I want to outline the 25 key technology trends that I believe will shape the 2020s.

The big future of satellite internet just took a promising step forward

August 16th, 2020 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

As companies like SpaceX and Amazon scramble the satellites to build internet constellations, an old piece of tech gets an update. Some of the biggest companies in the world, like Amazon and SpaceX, are looking towards space for the future of the Internet. Satellite-based Internet is a nascent enterprise, but analysts believe that broadband Internet […]

Long-range 4D imaging radar on a chip unveiled

August 13th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

  Developer of affordable imaging radars for the automotive industry, RFISee is unveiling the first Phased Array 4D imaging radar on a chip. RFISee’s all weather radar has proven its ability to detect cars from 500 meters and pedestrians from 200 meters, with an angular resolution greater than 1°. The company’s engineers have adapted Phased […]

Cambridge researchers create a touchscreen you don’t have to touch

August 5th, 2020 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

We’d assume at this point that every smartphone user knows that their touchscreen is one of the nastiest devices they own. The surface of a touchscreen can be packed with viruses and bacteria that have the potential to make people sick. This is a particularly significant issue in the current world climate with the coronavirus […]

KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets

July 30th, 2020 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

The restaurant chain says it’s the meat of the future KFC is trying to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets, part of its “restaurant of the future” concept, the company announced. The chicken restaurant chain will work with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will “print” chicken meat, using chicken […]

Bacteria that eats metal accidentally discovered by scientists

July 26th, 2020 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

  Manganese oxide nodules generated by the bacteria discovered by the Caltech team. (CNN)Scientists have discovered a type of bacteria that eats and gets its calories from metal, after suspecting they exist for more than a hundred years but never proving it. Now microbiologists from the California Institute of Technology (or Caltech) accidentally discovered the […]

This former semiconductor factory is now the worlds largest indoor farm, producing 10k heads of lettuce per day

July 24th, 2020 at 11:20 pm » Comments Off

This indoor Japanese farm uses LED lights and hydroponics to produce lettuce 2.5 times faster, with just 1% of the water, when compared to an outdoor farm. When we think about factories, and what we decry as “factory farms,” we probably don’t think very highly of them as being a key component in the future […]

Samsung: Expect 6G in 2028, enabling mobile holograms and digital twins

July 23rd, 2020 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

  Just as the earliest 5G networks began to go live two years ago, a handful of scientists were eager to publicize their initial work on the next-generation 6G standard, which was at best theoretical back then, and at worst an ill-timed distraction. But as 5G continues to roll out, 6G research continues, and today […]

Facebook built a new fiber-spinning robot to make internet service cheaper

July 22nd, 2020 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

  Facebook has designed a robot that can install fiber on traditional power lines, as shown in this rendering.  The robot’s code name is Bombyx, which is Latin for silkworm, and pilot tests with the machine begin next year. The robot rests delicately atop a power line, balanced high above the ground, almost as if […]

Research scientists develop groundbreaking artificial cartilage

July 20th, 2020 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

The new material is strong enough to work in knees  Need some cartilage? There’s a technology for that. Knee surgery is a frequently-performed procedure across the country. Why? Well, the knees are at work for most of your waking hours, and the same activity that keeps you physically fit can also lead to wear and […]

Alphabets Loon launches its balloon powered Kenyan internet service

July 18th, 2020 at 2:21 am » Comments Off

   Alphabet’s Loon has officially begun operating its commercial internet service in Kenya . This is the first large-scale commercial offering that makes use of Loon’s high-altitude balloons, which essentially work as cell service towers that drift on currents in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Loon’s Kenyan service is offered in partnership with local telecom provider […]

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