Technology

2020 Olympics to Sport the Best of Japanese Innovation

Japan is famous as a powerhouse of manufacturing and engineering marvels. 2020 Olympics, soon to be held in Japan promise a sporting journey of innovation. Among these is an AI-guided technology to judge gymnastic competitions. Japanese tech giant Fujitsu has developed this technology. AI systems can be highly useful in judging gymnastic competitions. Currently, prestigious tournaments like Olympics have over a hundred judges to evaluate live performances. Moreover, new fans

Robots to Hum Drones Away

We have often heard that robots are replacing humans. But, for a change we will have robots replace hummingbirds. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a robot that mimics a hummingbird. They achieved this using machine learning and algorithm. With the help of Artificial Intelligence, the robot learns to use new tricks with flexible flapping wings. This helps them to move around areas and apply escape tactics. Features of Hummingbird Robots

Lithium-Sulfer Batteries on the Horizon, Promise 5 Times More Energy

Scientists from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden discovered a technique to bring Lithium-Sulfer batteries to the forefront of innovation. These batteries promise 5 times more energy for smartphones and computer devices as compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. These next-generation batteries embed a graphene sponge, which acts like a freestanding electrode in the battery cell. It enables higher and better utilization of sulphur. The combination can deliver 1000-to-1500 watt-hours per

Technological Advancements to Open New Opportunities in Optical Sorters Market

Integration of various innovative and sensor based technologies like laser, laser, high resolution cameras, Shortwave Infrared (SWIR), X-ray, Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, and Biometric Signature Identification (BSI) has resulted in optical sorters. With these technologies one can attain high efficiency, optimum precision, and speed as compared with conventional sorting technologies. However, these technologically advanced machines are likely to have higher price that can impact its use in many industries ranging in

Norwegian Researchers Invent Advanced LED Technology

Researchers have successfully developed a light-emitting diodes from nanomaterials. A team of scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) discovered the new nanomaterial application that can emit ultraviolet light. The nanomaterial in question here is graphene, which is popular due to its electrical conductivity and strength. The material is popular in manufacturing electrical circuits and smartphones. However, this is the first time, its application in creating future

Scientists Lay the Foundation for Water-Walking Drones

Scientists at Utah State University’s Splash Lab unveiled a new insight into ‘water skipping’. This common past time of children can make way for walking drones on water in the near future. The researchers studied how elastic spheres interact with water and skip over a tank of water to move progressively. Additionally, they used high-speed cameras to record that elastic spheres gain momentum over a first several impacts. Consequently, this

WiFi Finder App Exposes 2 million passwords

WiFi Finder, a popular app for hotspots exposed over 2 million passwords recently. The app also failed to respond to public concerns about the exposure, despite repeated attempts by news agencies. The app is well-known for its ability to locate hotspots anywhere and also hosts a large public database of public passwords. However, the database also showcased several passwords, geolocation tags and other important information for home-based networks. The app

Mobiles to Double Their Speed, Thanks to MIT researchers

A new study promises to double the speeds of mobiles and computing devices. The study details a new and advanced data compression technique. The technique compresses essential information by half. This makes it easier for apps to access the much-needed information from the main memory. The study was undertaken by MIT researchers who believe it can speed up computation considerably. According to them, accessing the main computer memory is often

Electrostimulation to Improve Working Memory in Adults

The researchers at Boston University demonstrated that electrostimulation could actually improve working memory. Rob Reinhart, assistant professor and John Nguyen a doctoral researcher at the university conducted research. Nature Neuroscience published this study. The National Institutes of Health have supported the theory. The researchers found the electrostimulation improves memory in the 70s, which is indistinguishable from the memory of a 20-year-old. What is Working Memory? The conscious part of the

IBM Introduces Smart Mirror Technology

IBM is working on a ‘smart mirror’ technology for offline retailers. The company announced its plans to collaborate with Vero Moda’s stores. By the looks of it, this is just the beginning. IBM is likely to tie up with more offline retailers in the near future. IBM’s smart mirror technology is a digital interface which empowers customers to try out a wide variety of choices. Think of these as virtual