This Impressive Seagoing Vessel Is Both a Speed Boat and a Submarine

This Impressive Seagoing Vessel Is Both a Speed Boat and a Submarine

00 A dual seagoing vessel doesn’t often come readily available especially with the advanced technology required to achieve certain functionalities. But there is a bespoke and advanced vessel that fulfills the duty of both a speedboat and a submarine. The Hyper-Sub vessel offers next-generation technologies that allow it to perform underwater as well as on the surface. With all its advanced features, the seagoing vessel is ideal for use within the patrolling, oil and gas, military and defense…

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This AI Lets You Create Custom Anime Characters in Seconds

This AI Lets You Create Custom Anime Characters in Seconds

00 Anime characters are just cool. They are good looking, sassy and always have great hair. But they are really hard to draw, the proportions need to be just right, the coloring and that hair! But now, thanks to this artificial intelligence, you can create your own anime characters really fast. A collaborative team from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon University, Tongji University and Stony Brook University have created a generative adversarial network (GAN) that can…

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These New Flexible Batteries Can Be Printed Directly on to Textiles

These New Flexible Batteries Can Be Printed Directly on to Textiles

00 Researchers are working on flexible batteries that can be printed directly on to fabric. Their research was motivated by the problem of how to power wearable devices. The small gadgets often need significant power sources, but cumbersome battery packs are not an option. The new technique allows the person to literally wear flexible batteries that will power their device. Nazmul Karim, Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Manchester, who co-authored the research paper on the…

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Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

00 You might be able to download the latest episode of Game of Thrones in mere seconds if recent scientific research proves correct. Scientists have discovered the means to send complex data using high-frequency radiation that may lead to ultra fast Wi-Fi speeds.   Terahertz replaces traditional microwaves The project researchers successfully sent video signals at speeds of 50 gigabytes per second using terahertz, rather than the traditional microwaves. Often wireless networks can only operate at a top speed of 500…

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This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

00 Intel is literally changing the way storage looks. The tech giant introduced a new enterprise SSD design called the “ruler”. The new slim line drive reportedly optimizes storage density whilst reducing the required amount of cooling and power. While the full specification details of the new drives haven’t been released yet, Intel says they will be able to reach 1 petabyte (1000 terabytes) of storage in a single 1U server rack (the smallest size rack…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

00 As autonomous technology grows more prevalent in production vehicles, it poses an interesting question to how we might service our cars in the future. If our cars will be able to drive themselves, couldn’t they just drive to get serviced themselves? From another angle of advancement, we are also moving towards more electric vehicles, which would mean the days of getting your oil changed could be behind you. How will all of this innovation…

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This Software Could Help Protect Birds and Bats Near Offshore Wind Turbines

This Software Could Help Protect Birds and Bats Near Offshore Wind Turbines

00 One of the biggest disadvantages of wind energy is that it kills bats and other avian creatures when they collide on the large blades of wind turbines. Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are currently working on a thermal imaging software that can help protect birds and bats around offshore wind turbines. The open-source software ThermalTracker is designed to identify birds and bats from video footages recorded during the night. This technology is expected to…

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China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

00 China has built an unbelievably huge telescope but has no one to run it. The instrument, located in the remote southern mountainous region of the country is nearly twice as big as its closest rival, the US-operated Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. The facility is searching for foreign talent to run the observatory as there are reportedly no qualified Chinese astronomers to run it. Advertisements have been running for the position since May…

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Facebook’s Comment and Post Translations Are Now All Managed by AI

Facebook’s Comment and Post Translations Are Now All Managed by AI

00 Facebook translates billions of its users’ posts and comments every day. The social media giant is now looking to get all its translations done by neural networks. Previously the social media site had used simple phrase-based machine translation models, but the switch to the advanced method will dramatically improve accuracy. “Creating seamless, highly accurate translation experiences for the 2 billion people who use Facebook is difficult,” Facebook explained, “We need to account for context, slang, typos, abbreviations, and…

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This High Performance E-Bike Looks and Feels Like a Vintage Chopper

This High Performance E-Bike Looks and Feels Like a Vintage Chopper

00 Sure, e-bikes are practical. They make longer distance transportation a bit easier than normal bikes while using less fuel than a car. They’re normally sleek and lightweight-looking to emphasize the light weight of the bike frames. Often times, an e-bike can look sporty and cute, but very few on the market can be labeled “tough.” [Image Source: Ruff Cycles] Ruff Cycles looked to change that with their new bike — the Ruffian. The German bike…

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