Robots sent into Fukushima have passed away

Robots sent into Fukushima have passed away

00 The time we all feared has finally arrived, the robots that were sent to the site where the Fukushima meltdown occurred have ‘died’. After the nuclear disaster in 2011, the nuclear plant became so radioactive that in various locations, it was impossible to send humans to clean them up. This is where the robots come in. The job had just started this January and after just 2 months, it has come to a complete halt. The…

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Military drone ambulance can carry loads of up to 500kg

Military drone ambulance can carry loads of up to 500kg

00 The Israeli company Urban Aeronautics created AirMule, a drone capable of carrying loads of up to half a ton. The equipment was developed primarily for military use, to be used in missions in hard to reach places where conventional helicopters can’t access.   “[It could fly to] anyone out in the field who needs water, food, batteries, supplies, medical equipment and so forth,” Rafi Yoeli told the BBC. “Later, it could be used to fetch soldiers…

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The Difference Between Gasoline and Diesel Engines

The Difference Between Gasoline and Diesel Engines

00 Have you ever wondered what the difference between gasoline and diesel engines was? Well, the Youtube channel Engineering Explained has created an in-depth video detailing just about every difference between the gasoline and diesel engines. From why gasoline requires spark plugs to how a diesel engine break works, any question you have ever asked about your engine is covered in the video. The throttle in cars operates in different ways depending upon what kind of…

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How drones are taking over the world

How drones are taking over the world

00 It is now official; drones are taking over the world. Ever since their introduction, it seems like people cannot stop finding new ways to make good use of them. It used to be just a toy and now, there are even people that are working towards creating a Drone Racing League in the United States. Yes, it is that serious. Given all these, here are some interesting events that have taken the headlines in the…

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Projector that Fits in Your Backpack: JmGO View

Projector that Fits in Your Backpack: JmGO View

00 No longer will you need to go to the movie theater to watch incredible 1280×720 HD videos, rather you can keep all of that technology right in your backpack. The portable JmGO View projectorcreates a 180″ screen on whatever surface you have, all the while playing unrivaled surround sound through the built in speakers. The first prototype was unveiled at CES in January of this year, and it has been flying off the shelves ever…

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Russian Weapon Can Shut Off Enemy Satellites

Russian Weapon Can Shut Off Enemy Satellites

00 Russia may soon have the power to ‘switch off’ enemy satellites and cruise missiles. The country claims to have developed a new electronic ground weapon that would be able to disrupt the the communication between enemy satellites. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the announcement as the superpower isn’t telling how the new electronic weapon works. Restricted by international weapons law, the system will have to be ground based. Many fear that this…

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Robots could take over the world in future

Robots could take over the world in future

00 Boston Dynamics just released a video detailing just exactly what their new Atlas humanoid robot can do, and it is a little scary. Not only can the robots walk upright, but it can pick up objects, recover from falls, and traverse highly variant terrain, all like humans can. The new model released by the Alphabet owned company comes in at 1.75 meters tall and just shy of 82 kg, matching the body mass and structure…

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Tracking the sun: trackers for solar power systems

Tracking the sun: trackers for solar power systems

00 A solar tracker is a device that orientates a PV system, particularly a large installation such as a solar farm, towards the sun in order to enable it to capture more solar energy than it would otherwise do without such a device. In essence, tracking is about minimising the angle of incidence between incoming sunlight and a solar panel array. Solar panels can capture the diffuse part of the sun’s light, in the blue…

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Wi-Fi Router Hidden in a Boulder is Powered by Fire

Wi-Fi Router Hidden in a Boulder is Powered by Fire

00 In the middle of a field at the Sringhorhof Sculpture Museum lies a boulder, one that looks no different than the rocks around it. Thanks to artist Aram Bartholl it does a little more than just sit there, it actually broadcasts free Wi-Fi when a fire is lit under it! The rock is actually a real boulder with a section carved out underneath to make room for the router and generator. Guests from all…

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New Technology Could Bring Dead Back to Life

New Technology Could Bring Dead Back to Life

00 Dying could soon be a thing of the past according to researchers at Humai, a company advancing human interaction with artificial intelligence. They propose that the human brain can be frozen and preserved, then transplanted into a robotic exoskeleton. Known as “Atom and Eve” the project aims to preserve human consciousness and eliminate the fear of death. “Conversational styles, [behavioral] patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out” would…

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