Author archives: Anna Versai

The Raspberry Foundation has launched the fourth version of the world’s favorite super-cheap and tiny computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 will be available for the same $35 price like its predecessors, but has some remarkable spec updates. The Raspberry Pi latest model has four times the RAM available in any of its previous versions, a faster CPU and GPU, faster Ethernet, dual-band Wi-Fi, and two USB ports. The Raspberry Pi 4 continues the same design model – a single board with a lot of connectors. But everything else is different when i...
Bitcoin rate today has broken the dry spell and soared above $1000 mark for the first time in 15 months. Bitcoin continued trading in the $3000-$4000 range in the first five months of 2019. As of today, Bitcoin is up by 6.53 percent and is trading at $10,153 – the highest rate since March 2018. Bitcoin is leading the market chart of crypto currency bounce with Ethereum and XRP in the second and third position. This hike in the Bitcoin rate today comes in the wake of increased public interest in Cryptocurrency as Facebook announced...
Scientists from Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a robotic fish powered by ‘robot blood’ – a battery fluid. There are no solid batteries attached to the roughly 40-centimeter soft robot fish. A Dual function fluid that stores energy, helps the robotic fish manoeuvre. This new approach to powering a robot gives the artificial fish the ability to store extra energy within a short period and to operate for a longer duration without the conventional heavy and cumbersome battery packs. Robert Shepherd, a roboticis...
Early Tuesday morning, Facebook announced details of its new cryptocurrency, Libra which is expected to allow people to send money to their loved ones and also buy things without any extra fee attached. As part of the announcement, Facebook released a white paper that explains Libra cryptocurrency and how the system works. The official public launch of the system is expected to take place in the first half of 2020 and you can buy out Facebook cryptocurrency either online or at local grocery stores with the aid of the Libra identificat...
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious space move in February 2018 made headlines in after the private American aerospace company launched a cherry-red Tesla car (Roadster) into space on a rocket to Mars. Now, a team of Russian scientists is making a mockery of Musk by sending a red toy car into space last week. While SpaceX launched a full-sized car into orbit with a dummy “Starman” behind the vehicle’s wheel, Russia’s Tomsk State University researchers sent a toy car that’s a replica of red Zhiguli owned by the country’s Roscosmos ...
You know how it goes. At some point, you jump in the DNA testing bandwagon and order a 23andMe kit. You get the results in a few days only to find out you’ve unwittingly opened a can of promiscuous worms. Your father and Uncle David come to blows because the test says that Julie is not your cousin but your biological sister. It’s understandably a very traumatic experience and one 23andMe wants you to encounter on this Father’s Day at a reduced price. 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry Kits test for wellness factors, carrier statuses, and h...
“Doctors could soon prescribe sex robots to patients with sexual dysfunction,” said Dr. Marianne Brandon at the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society’s Mental Health Symposium. Sex robots could help patients with sexual dysfunction meet their needs, she mentions in her presentation and is soon to add that they could also gravely hamper social relationships. People who do use sex robots could endanger their intimate relationship with their partner and it could also affect the entire society in the long run. In her presentatio...
Becoming a passenger on NASA’s spacecraft is like passing a camel through the eye of a needle. To be fair enough, it’s actually more difficult than getting into Harvard. But that concept will soon become obsolete; at least some rich people that can cough out tens of millions of dollars for a special vacation will be able to buy a ticket for Space tourism. NASA on Friday announced it would allow regular citizens (not certified astronauts) to fly to the International Space Station – the only existing extraterrestrial home – if not ma...
Scientists have, for the past two decades, debated the practicality of a hypothetical engine called EmDrive that would require no form of fuel to propel a spacecraft. That sounds quite out-of-science, right? Of course, a working EmDrive would cancel one of the fundamental laws of physics. However, this anomaly hasn’t discouraged scientists. Many top research organizations, including DARPA and the Advanced Propulsion Physics Laboratory of NASA, are busy in their labs pursuing this course because a breakthrough would be completely extra...
Apple always has some tricks up its sleeve for its annual WWDC. This time it was the Apple monitor stand that costs $1000. The one launch that got people talking after this year’s WWDC was not the latest iOS 13 or the stunning Mac Pro Display XDR, it was a monitor stand that costs as much as the Apple XS. The monitor stand officially called the Apple pro stand, isn’t coated in gold or any kind of jewels nor does it have a ground-breaking new-age technology. It’s just a monitor stand required to hold a computer monitor at place. Th...