A robot passed a self-awareness test back in July last year.February 06, 2016A robot from New York passed a self-awareness test back in July last year. There were actually three of them that participated in the self-awareness test called the wise man challenge which goes as follows:The king of a certain kingdom was looking for a new advisor and decided to call the three wisest men in the land and put them to the test.
September 03, 2012 Image Source : Shoal This is one interesting development for monitoring the pollution in ports and harbors, made by BMT Group. Prototypes are tested in northern Spain, in the waters of Gijon harbor. Most of underwater robots use propellers for propulsion, but it’s not the case. This new vehicle uses fish-like tail for moving forward.
November 16, 2012According to its name, the pistol fits comfortably into the shooters hand. It is supposed to be used for home and self-defense or as a backup weapon and it shoots by pushing with the thumb rather than pulling a conventional trigger. The small pressure required to fire reduces the unintentional moving of the muzzle downward from the desired direction of shooting.
Cray Titan took the title for the world’s fastest supercomputer from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia supercomputer, which previously held the top position.November 16, 2012His name is Cray Titan and he took the title for the world’s fastest supercomputer from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia supercomputer, which previously held the top position.
January 31, 2013The guys at Google have seen the need to create computer log-on security systems that go beyond passwords. With today’s hacking know-how, passwords are quickly becoming passe in cyber security.Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and engineer Mayank Upadhyay have written in a research paper, “Along with many in the industry, we feel passwords and simple bearer tokens such as cookies are no longer sufficient to keep users safe.
This electric vehicle provides a low cost, eco-friendly method to get people to their destination.November 18, 2012Boosted Boards surpassed their Kickstarter fundraising goal and created the latest generation electric vehicle – what they call the “lightest electric vehicle that has ever been made.” One of the major motivations behind the project is the fact that most of our travel happens within close distance, arround a few miles.
July 03, 2012 Image Source : BladeFish Did cartoons predicted future? It looks dumb question, but let me tell you why I’m asking. While I was kid I watched lots of cartoons (like the most children, I guess) and once the main character dived into the sea using propeller with handles. And now I see it into reality (well not exactly, it’s virtually on my monitor) presented by Brownie’s YachtDiver at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
February 06, 2013Artificial intelligence (AI) became capable of achieving Grand Master status in the game of chess many years ago. And now, AI has begun to make serious forays into an even more complex aspect of the human world: music.Today, we have robots playing cover versions of heavy metal rock music, and supercomputer programs capable of composing original “classical” music pieces in a split second.
September 24, 2012 Image Source : Orb Audio Orb Audio, a leading maker of handmade, highly affordable and décor-friendly audio products, announced the launch of Booster, one of the world& 39;s smallest integrated amplifiers. Together with Orb& 39;s compact Mod1 and Mod2 speakers, Booster allows consumers to say goodbye to large, complicated home audio receivers without sacrificing sound quality or convenience.
July 01, 2012 Image Source : Liquid Image If you want to experience again something you’ve already experienced, this is your gadget – a snow goggle with HD camera. It is compatible with a memory card up to 32GB large, which allows you to make 8 hours long HD record. When you buy the product it will include much smaller 4GB Micro SDHC card, so if you want longer record you’ll need bigger memory card.
February 09, 2013Google Glass could change the way we look into the future --and, change the way we see in the future. The very near future (as early as 2014).Google& 39;s Project Glass is in the R&D stages at the time of this writing. It& 39;s an attempt to create head-mounted display technology that the wearer will use to & 34;augment reality& 34;.
February 07, 2013& 34;This spyware device will self-destruct in 60 seconds.& 34; Sci-fi? No, it& 39;s the design of the U.S. military& 39;s VAPR (for Vanishing Programmable Resources) research and development progrm.Research program manager Dr. Alicia Jackson says & 34;VAPR will focus on developing and establishing a basic set of materials, components, integration, and manufacturing capabilities to undergird this new class of electronics defined by their performance and transience.
August 20, 2012 Image Source : Dyson Let’s take a closer look over a new technology of air cooling and heating developed by James Dyson’s engineers. It is called Air Multiplier technology and provides continuous air flow as there are no propellers or blades. Treated air rotates in a flat elongated tube resembling profile of the airplane wing in cross-section.
January 20, 2013Trakdot Luggage is created for safe travel and is as big as your palm, in order to fit easily in any suitcase or bag. The luggage locator system delivers information about where the checked baggage is, even if the Trakdot marked bag does not reach the desired destination. Image Source: Trackdot Here is how the device works.
February 04, 2013Law enforcement and airport security are set to soon become simultaneously more thorough and more unobtrusive. A new camera, small with a one-dimensional aperture made out of a metamaterial (a material made from metal or plastic which has some exotic behavior properties, such as the ability to cloak objects or reveal hidden ones) made mainly out of copper, can & 34;see& 34; in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
February 13, 2013 Image Source: Youtube People have worked for a long time ago on devices that create some static holographic images with poor (or average) quality . But probably, the people that work on Displair achieved huge success developing an interactive holographic display. Image Source: Youtube The approach of the device is quite unique.
December 17, 2012When you read the name your mind would probably call the image of some military spy plane like RQ-4A. But relax, we talk about a toy.This is a Spy Hawk RTF with First Person View (FPV) aircraft made by Hubsan. The Spy Hawk features a 5 mp camera that makes live color video and transmits it to a 3.
August 11, 2012 Image Source : Festo The bird flying engaged human imagination since ancient times till today. Though the first human flew for the first time into the late 19th century, the bird flying was successfully recreated in present days. SmartBird was made from Festo Corporation, one of the biggest companies concerned with researches in the field of bionics.
December 03, 2012Can you imagine the scenario where you hit your desk and write at your digital device at the same time? Well, there is a gadget that makes it possible - the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard. It wasn’t long ago that this was just a conceptual gadget, now it is a real device and you can purchase it for almost 150$.
November 17, 2012 Image Source : Hanebrink Instagram The designer of Hanebrink all-terrain vehicle, Dan Hanebrink, was six time Mountain Bike national class champion and former U.S. National Team member. You may order the bike at Big Bear Lake, California, at the Fortune Hanebrink workshop.The bike has an aircraft seamless aluminum tube frame, hydraulic disk brakes and a carbon fiber handles with the throttle and motor controller mounted on.
November 05, 2012 Image Source : Kolos Wheel The newest accoutrement for Apple’s iPad is KOLOS: the first iPad Gaming Wheel by KOLOS Corporation. It’s the first of it’s kind accessory for the iPad and it’s a must have for iPad 2 or The new iPad (3rd or 4th generation) owners. The iPad Gaming Wheel allows you to securely fasten your iPad into the middle of the wheel, place your hands along the smooth antiperspirant coating (which means your hands won’t slip if you start to sweat) of the 360 degree, 31.