British troops in Afghanistan was on arms miniature reconnaissance drone Black Hornet Nano (PD-100 PRS). It reaches a length of 10 centimeters in width - two and a half and weighs only 16 grams. Black Hornet Nano is equipped with a miniature camera that can transmit both video and photos. With the devices, in particular, we can quickly assess the situation around the corner from the shelter or from obstacles.Despite its compact size, the UAV is capable of working under harsh weather conditions. According to journalists, the device is equipped with a battery and can cover up to 800 feet in the Read more [...]
Control by thought, blurring the line between human and robot to merge with the machine to return to an active life avatar leaving cinemas to take place among us. While it is mainly a laboratory, but the day is near when the new items can really improve the quality of life of people - mainly those whose physical abilities are limited. At the University of Barcelona in the European research project, scientists bring together man and machine, using, in particular, skin electrodes and stereo glasses. Thanks to this symbiosis actually feels connected "in the body," a robot that can Read more [...]
Program Prompt Global Strike - that is, a revolutionary new weapons system that can affect almost elusive purpose, or irresponsible, threatening to provoke a nuclear war?
In the system of Prompt Global Strike to cause rapid Strike, you can use either a ballistic missile Trident II, launched from a submarine or apparatus X-51 missile "air-land", launched from the aircraft B-52. It accelerates to supersonic speed using rocket booster and then goes for a hypersonic speed through in ramjet
Ship of the U.S. Navy, "Tennessee" (like other class submarine Ohio) is on Read more [...]
U.S. bioengineers have created these androids - machines that combine living and non-living tissue and are capable of independent movement. They are soft, biocompatible, about 7 mm in length (that is quite Macrodimension) and able to move independently. These miniature bioboty developed at the University of Illinois (USA), marks a major step forward in synthetic biology.
Creating a non-electronic biological machines - the most intriguing problem the solution of which beat the scientists working at the intersection of biology and engineering. The current moving bioboty - this is not just an imitation Read more [...]
Submarines are a dangerous weapon, which is the main advantage - stealth. Even in peacetime, they secretly patrolling the water potential enemy and force defense force to be constantly on the alert. Submarine detection requires not only the most modern technical means, but also the special skills and experience. After all, they do not stand still, and, even if detected, can be through a variety of techniques to hide again in the depths of the ocean.
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) plans to use to protect their territorial waters unmanned submarine hunters. These fully robotic vehicles will Read more [...]
Enthusiasts of Defense Distributed presented new work on the development of weapons with the help of three-dimensional printer.
This time with the help of 3D-printer prints a 30-round magazine for the 5.56 mm AR-16 rifles. Plastic transparent shop first drawn in the program CAD, and then brought to the printer Objet Connex260. The only factory piece in print shop - this spring.
Like other parts of the weapon, the store, in a sense a victim of imperfect three-dimensional printing technology weapons. First of all, this is due to insufficient strength of materials - plastic can not withstand the Read more [...]
British Antarctic Survey on Wednesday presented a draft of the research base, which can be moved on the ice, like AT-AT walkers from the TV series "Star Wars." The station is called Halley VI will be located on the Brunt Ice Shelf, and is the sixth of a similar institution in this region of the shelf, according to the TV channel "Fox News." Most previous stations simply can not withstand the rigors of the Arctic snow, and a fifth had to quit out of fear for the lives of scientists in the case of fracture of the ice cover. Station Halley VI, designed by London-based architectural Read more [...]
French scientists have learned to reflect the seismic waves from the buildings, using the principle of creating invisibility cloaks. Results of the first field test of such a system are described in the preprint, laid out in an archive at Cornell University. Summary results of the blog Technology Review.The system, developed by scientists, was built and tested in the south of France. It consists of a matrix of wells, leaving a depth of 200 meters. On one side of the matrix in the deep rocks placed vibroproba, radiated seismic (they - acoustic) waves with a frequency of 50 hertz. On the other Read more [...]
Soon the ships can get rid of the bacteria in the same way as horses get rid of the flies. Created a special material, which is reduced and stretched, literally shaking the bacteria from the surface. The use of this technology are very large, as it helps to get rid of even large colonies of various microorganisms.Initially, scientists at Duke University have developed a material capable to solve the problem of accumulation of bacteria on the surface of the vessel. Over time, bacteria create a vessel to trim biosliz, which increases the resistance to movement, reduces the energy efficiency of Read more [...]
Deadline, a small child, a night at the club - there are reasons why people do not get enough sleep. And a small group of researchers decided to find a way to make the most of a small amount of sleep, but with the latest technology, not drugs.
If they succeed, they will give humanity an alternative route to the source of eternal youth.
Sleep phase (here and infographics NewScientist.)
Although researchers have not been able to agree on why we sleep, they have established a fairly clear idea of how we do it. During sleep, the brain is undergoing complex changes. Some of them can be observed Read more [...]
Used to write the text of a pen and paper to someone seems a nightmare - no safety net computer is easy not to notice the error. Now the spell can not worry: developed by German company pen vibrates every time encounters an error.Experts have developed a clever handle specifically to help young people learn how to write correctly, but to use this miracle can people of all ages.The handle has two modes: calligraphy, pointing to the irregular shape of letters and spelling, identifying errors in spelling and punctuation. Built-in pen sensor ensures that the letters formed a word and buzzes, if he Read more [...]
In the U.S., created an artificial eye. Bionic Body expressed hope the blind regain sight. Look at the world with one eye it will cost around € 73 thousand
Work on the Argus II, as called by its creators, the scientists took a year of research. The implant was released in the laboratory of the American company Second Sight Medical Products. But the invention has already won the approval of the Europeans.
The device operates as follows: the photoreceptor cells convert the light entering the eye to the impulse that goes to the brain via the optic nerve. To do this in the bio-retina eyes were Read more [...]
A group of British scientists developed the bionic man of artificial limbs and organs. The creators call it Rex (Rex), reported Financial Times.V creating artificial man was attended by 18 companies and universities. Project Manager was the Swiss psychologist Berthold Meyer, who himself uses bionic prosthetic left arm. Creating android cost one million scientists dollarov.Dlya Rex were used to create synthetic blood, artificial lung, pancreas, bladder, ears, trachea, arteries and other body parts. Some bodies still missing, for example, the stomach and digestive tract. As a "person" Read more [...]
Many fish scales does not seem as smooth and knows anyone who has come across in the water with a good-sized fish. However, in this respect, sharks champions: few people still at sea skin to such an extent similar to sandpaper.
The fact is, the skin is covered with lots of tiny sharks swirled "ribs" that reduce the vortices formed with increasing velocity and turbulence when driving. Something similar happens with the Jets: at a certain speed vortices formed on the wing and fuselage, sharply increase the resistance and lead to an increase in fuel consumption.
Phenomenon surprisingly Read more [...]
Team of Australian researchers has created a "seeing eye", the principle of circular insects. In a press release provided by the Centre for improving the science of vision (ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science), states that the new device for the first time in an incomplete picture without blind spots.Due to their compound eyes, insects have an angle of view of 360 degrees. That is, they are capable of and see all that is located around them. To date, scientists have developed several devices that allow to watch panoramic view, but none of them is 100-percent review. In some Read more [...]
Employees of Irkutsk University, together with colleagues from Hong Kong are going to produce a unique liquid crystal displays on flexible substrates, which are a kind of electronic paper.In Irkutsk, experimental plant for the production of a new generation of liquid crystal displays, which will form the basis of the technology photoalignment. This project is implemented by the Research Irkutsk State Technical University in conjunction with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology grant from a foundation of Hong Kong, wrote in a Wednesday, "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".As noted in the Read more [...]
Britain is preparing to test the latest supersonic drone, which is considered the next generation bomber. Named after the Celtic god of thunder Taranis, this automatic aircraft invisible to radar and able to choose their own goals. Experts are concerned about threats of "war robots." It accelerates faster than the speed of sound, their own weapons used and flies away unnoticed into enemy territory - this is the new British superbespilotnik many years in development. The apparatus has already been spent hundreds of millions of pounds. It is expected that this revolutionary unmanned Read more [...]
"Citizens departing flight" Earth - Jupiter ", please proceed to land ..." This phrase has long wandered from one naive fantasy novel in the other. Is that the name has changed the point of arrival, say, instead of Jupiter - Saturn or any Alpha Centauri.
That aliens are not lost
View of the top of the spaceportEvery year more and more inventions of science fiction into reality. Turn came, and space travel. Not those in which only specially trained conquerors of the universe, and ordinary - for ordinary people willing to pay for the pleasure of a ride on the space shuttle Read more [...]
Perhaps the most notorious example of the invention is not not proceed, EV1 is the company "General Motors", which was dedicated to the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" EV1 was the world's first mass produced electric car, 800 models in the late nineties which GM gave up for rent. The company turned EV1 line in 1999, referring to the fact that consumers are not satisfied with the limited cruising range, which provides a vehicle battery, making it unprofitable to continue production. Many skeptics, however, believed that the GM EV1 buried under the pressure of Read more [...]