Author archives: Diana Coker

Can translucent, microchips can mimic organs of humans? Yes, absolutely. In fact, such microchips can replace animal testing used for drug development. These flexible microchips which look like a flash drive, and provide a gateway to the mechanical motions, tissue structures, and functions of organs. These organs are namely lungs, intestines, hearts, and kidneys. A Boston-based enterprise is aspiring to replicate the functions of the human body on a chip, better known as microchips. The aim isn’t to create humanoid robots, but rather...
Remember those craft classes in school where our teacher taught us to make birds and boats out of paper? This form of Japanese art had an interesting name, Origami. As we grew older, the scope of making things from paper through this technique kept increasing. More complicated forms of this art were introduced to us which were used to flaunt our skills. Little trinkets made from origami would be hanging on the balcony as a result of our mothers’ admiration. Who would have thought that this colorful childhood memory would turn into a t...
It has been a common practice that testing was usually was done on animals. Ideally, this is not the right way to do so as if the test doesn’t work well, it can adversely affect the animal’s health. Gradually scientists started realizing that it was more of a malpractice and thus came up with devices that could conduct the testing. When it comes to the testing of edible items, scientists have to only rely on devices for it. In the case of alcohol, its testing is taken very seriously due to the increasing sale of fake liquor. There hav...
One comes across the mention of SoftBank quite often whenever there is news regarding business acquisitions. It is a common feature for the organization to acquire AI startups. And the latest news simply adds two more such companies to its collection of robotics. In the past two years, we have witnessed numerous takeovers by SoftBank which itself shows the company’s interest in expanding itself. The Japanese firm gave out the news about SoftBank buying Boston Dynamics on Friday. If market reports are to be believed, this latest acquis...
We recently informed you about the launch of the Apple HomePod at the annual event of the tech giant, WWDC 2017. Except for its price, the presentation of the gadget seemed very appealing at first. Especially if a gadget is connected with the identity of Apple, it automatically becomes attractive. This may have been the case with this smart speaker as well. What was advertised as one of the most intelligent speakers possible turned out to be a hoax. When tech critics analyzed the speaker from all angles, they came across the observati...
Imagine one of those sci-fi movies wherein you have to spy on the enemy of your nation to stop him from attacking the innocent people of your country. Sending a human spy is an extremely risky thing to do. Then what would you do? How can you spy on someone 24 hours without grabbing attention? Come up with a spy cam in the form of an insect and buzz it wherever the enemy goes. I know it sounds really cool yet fictional. But a couple of scientists have made this sci-fi dream come true. The Cyborg Dragonfly is one such drone which will r...
It seems that the anticipation which surrounded the Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 has proved to be substantial due to the numerous upgrades and launches by Apple that we are witnessing. Apart from the innovative gadgets and software updates, there is an upgrade in one of the most popular products of Apple as well. The iPad Pro has been a success in terms of sales as it offers features close to that of a MacBook but is compact in size and price. On the other hand, it is more efficient than the iPhone. Such factors have led to th...
As all tech lovers would be well aware of, Apple’s biggest annual event, WWDC 2017 is on its second day now. The event has definitely kept gadget of their chair to know what next the tech giant would unveil in this meet. This is because typically, Apple prefers making such revelations at the WWDC. Be it important announcements related to business deals or updates or the launch of its latest gadgets, everything takes place at this event. At the WWDC 2017, the tech giant unveiled the all new Apple HomePod. At this conference, Apple als...
With the significance of nanotechnology on a rise, focused research for the same comes as no surprise. Specifically, the IBM Research team is known for its expertise and dedication in this field of science. Two years back, we had heard about the team’s successful creation of a 7-nanometer test chip. But the team wasn’t content with this achievement. It strived to work harder in a direction wherein it could come up with a technological breakthrough. Rigorous hard work and probing into nanotechnology resulted in the production of the 5-...
We are all well aware about the prominence of autonomous cars in the automobile industry. There is like a sudden outburst of organizations that are indulging in the production of such vehicles. There is a huge gap between the production and bringing these cars on the road. This is because driving is a tricky business as one needs the presence of mind to take spontaneous decisions during the same. This is technically not possible in an autonomous car. Due to this, there is a long list of tests that the car has to undergo before it is c...