Stellenbosch University’s pollination biologist has come up with a new idea of using quantum dots to individual pollen grains. These quantum dots help the scientist to track pollen grains, mostly carried by the insects. Therefore, it would also aid the scientists to determine the whole pollination process of a flower. However pollination scientists are concentrating more on transferring pollen by a pollinator. Their aim is to know – whether the
All your life, you must be traveling to several places. But, what makes your brain remember only a few of them? Ever wondered? Scientists at Columbia University find that a certain type of cells in our brain decide which places are important. Thus, helping us remember the route only to these locations. As a result, the scientists feel that this breakthrough could also help them find answers to psychiatric disease
At least 5% of the world’s population suffers from some form of speech ailment. While some are curable, many do not have complete cure. However, scientists from Columbia University in the United States may have just got the solution for it. Their recent research shows that a technology can read brain signals and translate them into speech. Therefore, this will help several people with speech ailment or paralysis to communicate.
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
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
Chinese scientists have planted a cotton seed on the moon, which has officially sprouted. This marks the first time humans have succeeded in growing biological matter on a planet other than earth. Before this, astronauts have successfully grown plants such as sunflower, lettuce on the International Space Station or ISS. According to Prof. Xie Gengxin, dean of Advanced Technology, such giant steps open the door to future survival in space.
The scientists from Washington State University have created a robot for helping elderly people with dementia and other limitations. This elder care robot helps old people to live independently in their own houses. RAS, the Robot Activity Support System uses WSU smart home embedded with sensors in order to detect its resident’s position. These sensors also help the robot in determining the resident’s daily activities and the timings they need
Effective communication plays a pivotal role in carrying out any task by humans or robot. However, things are lot different when it comes to humans completing a task. This is because we have intuition and experience. It enables us to coordinate better. We can use it to handle unforeseen situations. Not so with robots. This is because they cannot think beyond programming to adapt themselves to the immediate environment. Operating
Scientists at the Salk Institute, US found the effects of light from smartphones and computer on sleep. This finding on disrupted sleep can be helpful in treatments of migraines, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and jet lag. Scientists have uncovered those certain cells of eyes that get affected by the ambient smartphones light. These lights reset the internal clock of the human body, which is generally known as circadian rhythm disorders.
Scientists working at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory created a system for making a painting from single photo. This system allows the art lovers to capture picture and print new copies with the same texture. The system is known as RePaint. The system uses machine learning for recreating every color of painting and prints it using a top-of-the-line 3D printer. The researchers found a better technology to capture