Author archives: Priyansha

Around 70 percent of times, Tornado warnings are false alarms. The average warning reaches victims only 12 minutes prior to when an actual tornado hits. This gives an insight on how hard it is to predict tornados. The group of mechanical engineering students, Warren Causey, Nolan Lunsford and Brent Bouthiller are working on a pioneering project that will fly drones right in the middle of tornadoes in an effort to gather data on one of the most mysterious and destructive natural disasters. Warren Causey explains that not much has...
In a small, dark office in the quiet streets of Paris is a start-up, churning chipping away to take on Google. Its first product was launched 18 months ago and has since attracted a growing crowd of Europeans who are angry with Google’s control over how people surf over the web. Local lawmakers have already proposed to the breakup of the American tech goliath, on the other hand the European Commission is amidst an anti-trust investigation into Google’s massive 85 percent share of the European search engine market. Jean Manuel Ro...
According to the Consumers and Wearables report from NPD Group, is a leading global market research company,  connected intelligence consumers, one in ten U.S. adults now own a fitness tracker. In comparison, smartwatches has just two percent market penetration and are yet to be accepted by the general public. Popular fitness trackers from companies like Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone are now attracting a different segment of the population. Wearers of fitness-focused wearables happen to be older and well-to-do compared to those who wear...
One of the most innovative product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants has created a new generation of wearable technology that will change the face of smart wear entirely. It’s called XelfleX, a type of smart textile that can turn clothes into active motion sensors using fiber-optic threads to track movement of the wearer making the cloth inherently smart. Wearer’s will only need to add a small electronics pack which would clip onto the fiber in a pocket and communicate with an accompanying app on the smartphone. ...
Ever since DIY robotics went mainstream, we come across geeky booze aficionados who build robotic bartenders to help them fix the perfect cocktail drinks. We’ve seen a dozen such cases previously, ranging from uncontrollably expound bots that fill an entire room, to tiny ones that pleasantly fit on your countertop and with each passing month, it looks like it’s going to be more than a growing fad. The most recent addition to the big family of robotic bartenders is Somadar. A lot of times, news of such booze-dispensing bots isn’t note...
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have successfully printed complex electronic circuits by using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed utilizing special materials as a part of layers on top of regular flexible materials, for example, plastic, aluminum foil and paper. Non-toxic materials such as silver nanoparticles, carbon and plastics are utilized to print the key segments of a complex electronic circuit, namely resistors, transistors and capacitors. Associate Professor Joseph Change, w...
One of the largest enterprise software markers in the world, Germany-headquartered SAP is preparing for an ambitious plan by rolling out a global B2B trading marketplace for business products and services. William R. McDermott, chief executive said, SAP could offset a slump in sales of its bread-and-butter on-premise ERP services. It could also gain some substantial economic data about business behavior, which it could then sell. “Participants conducting digital commerce, and the insights that can come from there,” he said “All thr...