Last year Facebook dissolved plans to develop a solar-powered drone for Internet signals. However, the company doesn’t seem to be done with the concept yet. Reviving plans, the social media giant this time is testing drones in Australia. It is doing so in collaboration with aeronautics giant Airbus. A document from Australia’s Freedom of Information Act reveals the details of the collaboration. As per the document, last year Facebook and


On our planet, the basic difference between any two human beings is mostly noticeable through the difference of faces. Different faces convey different information. For instance, most of us can easily remember an old college friend’s face even after ages of not seeing him. Facial expression helps in sensing other’s mood. Furthermore, by looking at anyone’s face we can easily establish whether the person is trustworthy or not. Now, scientists

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is definitely revolutionizing business processes and operations. With potential advancements in the technology, AI is only gaining more impetus day after another. Furthermore, predictions state that AI will be one of most popular buzz words in 2019. The surge in sales of smart speakers is a concrete sign of rapid growth for AI. Projections are that the sale of smart speaker will exceed 250 million units in


Uber wants to explore autonomous bikes and scooters through integrating autonomous technology into its scooter and bike-share programs. At a DIY robotics event, 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson said that shared electric bikes and scooters will live soon. He also asserted that such bikes and scooters will live inside Uber’s JUMP group. However, Micromobility Robotics, the new division of Uber will be responsible for exploring autonomous bikes and scooters. These


Lead-based perovskite is finding way as a low-cost and efficient material for solar cells, as per a recent study. Howbeit, the inherent instability and toxic nature of lead have raised major concerns pertaining to the sustainability of lead-based perovskites. This is thus hindering the adoption of these materials for large-scale commercial use. On the other hand, in another move, lead-free perovskites received recommendation because of toxic nature of lead-based perovskites.


A new development is underway in the opioid overdose treatment space. The Food and Drug Administration is making way for drug companies to have increased access to a life-saving drug. The move also includes lowering the cost of the drug used for opioid overdose. Naloxone, the labeling of the prescription drug for opioid overdose is receiving streamlining. The drug can counter opioid overdose if detected timely. As the move comes

Scientists Build Robot to Mimic Gait of 290-million-year-old Animal

Little do we all know about the creatures that existed 300 million years ago. Paleontologists across the world have studied fossils and fossilized footprints of several prehistoric living organisms. However, not many have attempted to understand how those creatures walked. Recently, scientist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University, Berlin, and his team have done just that. To that end they developed a robot that mimics the gait of Orabates pabsti. Renowned


A new technological venture called OpenSC is underway. Once completed, it would open the doors to increased information on food for consumers. It would allow tracking of food sold at supermarkets and restaurants back to their origin. This involves providing insights into if the food bought at restaurants underwent a legal and sustainable production process. The technology leverages QR codes that consumers can scan using their smartphones. This automatically displays


Scientists have identified a new technology to develop smart hydrogels. Using 3-D printing technology, researchers combined alginate and graphene oxide, thus developing a smart hydrogel. The product is stiffer and softer than conventional hydrogels, research has found. This combination of alginate and graphene oxide has the ability to repel oil, therefore making it a potential antifouling agent. Graphene oxide as a nanomaterial is stronger than alginate, but weaker than graphene


Scientists have discovered a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice. After this discovery, UCLA and UC San Francisco life scientists are planning to carry out their further research on this. They are hoping their research could potentially lead to new treatments for osteoporosis and stronger bone density in older women. However, the research revealed that blocking of a particular set of neurons signals helped female mice in building