Impact Lab

Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Science & Technology News

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 […]

Scientists inspired by Star Wars develop artificial skin capable of recreating sense of touch

August 13th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

  A researcher at the NUS demonstrates the self-healing abilities of an artificial, transparent skin ACES, or Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, comprises up to 100 small sensors to replicate a sense of feeling. Researchers say it can process information faster than the nervous system The skin is able to recognise 20 to 30 different textures […]

What the future of fuel cell EVs looks like…

August 13th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are considered by the most, as two competing technologies. Although both technologies power an electric motor, they have different properties and each of them is well suited for some uses more than others. BEVs market is increasing, with the major automotive companies, like BMW, […]

In a world-first, Australian University builds its own solar farm to offset 100% of its electricity use

August 12th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

LIMITING GLOBAL WARMING to well below 2℃ this century requires carbon emissions to reach net-zero by around 2050. Australian households have done much to support the transition via rooftop solar investments. Now it’s time for organizations to take a more serious role. The University of Queensland’s efforts to reduce its electricity emissions provides one blueprint. […]

New drone technology promises a 5-minute recharge

August 12th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

 A FlashBattery-packin’ drone lifts off from the StoreDot charging stationStoreDot  Most multicopter drones can only fly for about 30 minutes, after which their battery has to be recharged for one to two hours – this limits their practical use. According to Israeli company StoreDot, though, its FlashBattery tech delivers a full charge in just five […] pioneers breakthrough…. “Deep Teaching” of neural networks

August 12th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off today announced a breakthrough in unsupervised learning technology. This new methodology, called Deep Teaching, enables to train neural networks without human annotation or simulation for the purpose of advancing AI systems. Deep Teaching offers far-reaching implications for the future of computer vision and autonomous driving, as well as industries including aviation, robotics, […]

Samsung’s automatic dry cleaning wardrobe removes 99% bacteria and is finally on sale!

August 11th, 2020 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

What is your most hated chore in quarantine? I think its a tie between doing the dishes and laundry. For me, it is definitely laundry just because it takes longer and is so much more tedious! And while folding my clothes I think about Samsung’s AirDresser – an innovative wardrobe designed to steam, deodorize and […]

Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

August 11th, 2020 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Virgin Galactic is making strides toward its goal of creating high-speed commercial aircraft that operates a little closer to Earth than its existing passenger spacecraft. The company revealed the initial design of the commercial passenger airplane it’s creating that’s designed to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 3 — faster than the average cruising […]

Has the Summit Supercomputer cracked COVID’s code?

August 11th, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

A supercomputer-powered genetic study of COVID-19 patients has spawned a possible breakthrough into how the novel coronavirus causes disease—and points toward new potential therapies to treat its worst symptoms. The genetic data mining research uncovered a common pattern of gene activity in the lungs of symptomatic COVID-19 patients, which when compared to gene activity in […]

Resale is thriving in the pandemic

August 10th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Since the pandemic began, the fashion industry has taken a hit. Retail giants have filed for bankruptcy, independent brands have closed, and brick-and-mortar stores, if they haven’t shut their doors, are still financially recovering from the months they were forced to stay closed during the lockdown. One of the few areas that has seen growth […]

The quest for quantum-proof encryption just made a leap forward

August 10th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Quantum computers could make encryption a thing of the past, but 15 contenders are trying to prove they have what it takes to safeguard your data. Many of the things you do online every day are protected by encryption so that no one else can spy on it. Your online banking and messages to your […]

Exploring the three elephants in the autonomous vehicle room

August 10th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The expression “elephant in the room” refers to an important question that everyone knows about but no one wants to discuss because it makes them uncomfortable. Today, in the area of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), there are three elephants in the room which are worth exploring. Let’s get started.

are certificates more valuable than college degrees?