Research Center of the U.S. Air Force released a video showing the capabilities of micro-drones (beetles, birds). While this is a computer animation capabilities, but the military state that has created the current prototype, but at this point they have too much energy, which is enough for a few minutes of flight, but soon this will be resolved.
NASA signed a contract with Bigelow Aerospace to output to the International Space Station multipurpose module Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. Project cost - almost $ 18 million.NASA plans to test the technology of inflatable space modules Bigelow Aerospace: a contract in the amount of $ 17.8 million has been made.
Illustration of Bigelow Aerospace.
Firm Bigelow Aerospace, owned by the owner of a large hotel chain, Robert Bigelow, is developing a multi-purpose space modules available including accommodation astronauts. In July 2006 the company launched into orbit module Genesis I, and in Read more [...]
Broken arm or leg will soon be glued. Swedish researchers from the Royal Institute of Technology are ready to revolutionize the field of surgery. For 14 years they worked on the invention of a unique adhesive. It is applied to the fracture site, and under the influence of a halogen lamp hardens. When the bones grow together, the glue is absorbed by the body. Thus, the most complex fractures, including spine and skull can be treated without overlapping metal plates and under local anesthesia. The new method also reduces the time of surgery and the recovery process. Previously, he worked for Read more [...]
New Year's Eve a new domestic satellite "Canopus-V" survey conducted in Moscow and the Moscow region, at the same time demonstrating its new features.New Year's shooting capital of the domestic companion - to a certain extent "on duty" and tokenism. However, the measured "Canopus-B" pictures of Moscow and the Moscow region are remarkable in themselves, and to better understand the perspectives of the group "Canopus". Why?
There is belief in the summer is much more informative, or at least snowless shots compared to winter. There is certain amount Read more [...]
The holiday season has begun, so the brainchild of Italian industrial designer Michel Putstsolante certainly appeal to many. It is a unique floating resort that provides their livelihoods due to the energy of the sun.Name it appropriate - Solar Floating Resort (SFR), that is "floating resort solar powered." Photocells are built into the walls of water away. In case of bad weather on board SFR have generators. Floating hotel protected durable reinforced fiberglass provides absolute tightness.On a floating resort can accommodate up to six guests. These services - underwater chamber Read more [...]
Scientists believe that in 5-10 years, each astronaut will implant the special medical nanorobots that will protect him from possible harmful effects of long-term space. First of all, it concerns the cosmic radiation, which causes abnormal growth of the spine and accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease.
A couple of years science fiction writers could only imagine such technology, but for the time NASA scientists have already seriously thinking about the possibility of the use of technologies such as ultra-thin nanoskafandr, space nanolift etc. Also quite a lot of attention paid Read more [...]
Experts from the Georgia Institute of robots skillfully taught to cheat. As a basis for the development of its researchers took a model of behavior of birds and squirrels, which, it appears, are excellent liars. A team of scientists led by Professor Ronald Arkin first conducted biological research, during which examined how proteins are hiding acorns in caches. If another animal can see a cache, the protein begins to cheat and go to false caches to introduce other protein misleading and hide from them the true location of the stocks. The researchers also examined how birds "bluffing" Read more [...]
Diego-san - a new robot that can express emotions. Android was created by specialists of the University of California at San Diego, in collaboration with companies Kokoro Co. and Hanson Robotics, reports Gizmag. Engineers have tried to make it look like a one year old child, but the robot was a bit more due to the fact that the developers abandoned the use of the expensive miniature components. Height of the robot is 130 cm Weight - 30 kg. The body is equipped with 44 pneumatic android. The head unit has 27 moving parts. Diego-san is able to express a variety of emotions, including laughter, Read more [...]
No two people are alike, say thanks for this genetic diversity. Although the color of the skin, hair, or the proportion of the bodies of two people can be exactly the same, you can be sure that their faces will be unique - even identical twins, if you look closely enough. While lifestyle, weight, diet, accidents, and other factors affect the shape and general features, such classical elements as skin color, facial hair, the distance between the eye sockets, symmetry, cheekbones, and so on - completely determined genetically. With this in mind, having an accurate map of the genome, scientists Read more [...]
Came the first signs of the coming revolution. Within a few years the global economy will change beyond recognition. Baxter - a new generation of industrial robots. It is so easily adaptable and learns that he can just show up, what to do, just like a working man. Conventional industrial robots are very expensive in programming, unable to cope with even the slightest variations in the environment, and just so dangerous that they have to close in on people grills. Robot development of the American company Baxter Rethink Robotics is very different from its predecessors. It can be taught in Read more [...]
Researchers have developed a robotic platform designed for the study of planetary satellites and asteroids.
Researchers at Stanford University in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that the study of heavenly bodies like Phobos or Moon, the best cope spherical robots covered with thorns. Mission robotic hedgehogs will look simply: first budget carrier platform reset one or more robots on the surface of an asteroid or a satellite. Then the self-contained "hedgehogs" in diameter will be less than 60 to ride and jump Read more [...]
Specialists Japanese corporation "Panasonic" / Panasonic Corp. / Exoskeleton developed a compact, allowing a person effortlessly lift up to 60 kg load. This was reported today the Japanese media.
Until recently, the word "exoskeleton" was well known only to fans of science fiction. The invention is a suit, equipped with a hard outer shell. The central computer controls the special supporting device of the flexible strips that are attached to each limb of man, and special hands-manipulators. All this combined serves musculoskeletal, reduces the load on the muscles and thus Read more [...]
The organization of the defense industry of Iran on Monday unveiled shells with laser guidance.Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, the Republic said that only five countries in the world possess the technology to create such weapons.The head of the Iranian minister also stressed that such a laser-guided munitions can be used to eliminate the stationary and moving targets. They can be used in any terrain, including mountainous.Iranian television reported that the range of the missiles of this type, which are called "Basir" ("Insightful") may be 20 kilometers. Military sources Read more [...]
Until then walked progress … Rhythms curl up to heaven! Previously, this only in science fiction films shown, and now in Berlin Laban rock band "Compressorhead" of the robots. And really annealed not childish. Drummer is the bomb, brutal and almost alive.
On the eve of the new year, one of the "founding fathers" of the Internet, the vice president and "Chief Internet Evangelist" Vinton Cerf, Google's ITAR-TASS news agency gave an exclusive interview on the anniversary of his creation.
- What exactly are we celebrating January 1?
- In fact, January 1, 2013 can be noted two significant events.
The first is that exactly 30 years ago, on 1 January 1983, the beginning of the operation of the Internet. In fact, we moved all of the computers that were part of a network of ARPANET / Network Management promising developments Read more [...]
In the news, we constantly see stories about hurricanes, disastrous floods, droughts, and other large-scale destructive natural phenomena. And more and more, mostly in the various conspiracy theories, distributed replicas that these disasters - the result of a new weapon - the climate.American scholar Moshe Alamar (Moshe Alamaro) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that there are technologies control hurricanes. The bottom line is artificially controlling the temperature in different parts of the incipient tornado. Motion control is targeted by heating or cooling of certain areas Read more [...]
Scientists from the UK managed to produce cadmium telluride quantum dots using earthworm Lumbricus rubellus. Quantum dots are semiconductor particles, in which the electrons, due to the microscopic size of the body, have unusual properties.
Quantum dots can fluoresce, and the wavelength of the emitted light depends on the particle size. The use of quantum dots in biological experiments are often limited by the fact that the resulting particles are insoluble in water.
The researchers set out to create a water-soluble quantum dots, using one of earthworms. Attracted the attention of scientists Read more [...]
Researchers from the University of Kanagawa (Japan) have found a promising area of practical application of diamagnetic levitation, currently used mostly for entertainment purposes. A group of scientists was the first to manage levitiruemym object without touching it and without changing the parameters of the magnetic field. The experimental setup graphite disk 3 mm in diameter hovering over an array of permanent magnets of neodymium-iron-boron. Their poles are oriented in a checkerboard pattern. The irradiation of the laser disc edge in it a difference in temperature (about 20 degrees Read more [...]
Defense Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Ahmad Vahidi said Iran starts production of unmanned aircraft, designed on the model of the American UAV RQ-170 Sentinel, also known as the "Kandahar beast." According A.Vahid, Iranian drones will be equipped with more sophisticated control systems and security than their American counterparts.Recall that in December 2011, Iranian militants seized the U.S. drone RQ-170 Sentinel production of Lockheed Martin. The peculiarity of this drone - its versatility and special protection from detection, as it is built with the use of "stealth" Read more [...]
The use of specialized applications for mobile devices while watching TV will revolutionize the world of television, which is comparable to the transition from black and white to color images. Second screen technology already works.
Marquee on the TV screen, showing the audience comments from Twitter, seems to technological innovation, but it is outdated. Real social interaction heroes television and viewers enforces special applications installed in a tablet or smartphone.
The application uses the microphone, text recognition system or a video, to determine which program is currently looking Read more [...]
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