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It’s over 6 years since NASA’s Curiosity Rover made Mars it's home in an expedition to unravel the Red Planet’s mysteries: if it is, or was, suitable for life. Since landing on the planet in 2012, the car-sized rover has helped astronomers to answer lots of questions about the CO2 rich world and also provided clues of extraterrestrial life. On May 7 and May 12, Curiosity Rover took its mission to a different level. It sat back and watched Mars’ atmosphere. Using its black-and-white Navigation Cameras (Navcams), the rover took i...
Astronauts have to juggle many chores together in space, but thankfully, NASA has sent something to help them out – an Astrobee. Astrobee is NASA’s free-flying robotic system that helps astronauts with routine tasks like taking inventory, documenting experiments with their built-in camera, and working together with astronauts to move cargo. They can work autonomously or via remote control by astronauts, flight controllers, and researchers on the ground. The NASA Astrobee can also carry out experiments in microgravity and play a...
We know that Microsoft and Sony are rivals when it comes to console games. But in the growing scope of cloud games where gamers can stream games on the internet, these two opposite teams have joined forces to create cloud-based games. Under this partnership, the two companies will jointly develop cloud-based solutions that will benefit their respective gaming and content services – xCloud and PlayStation Now. In their press release, the two companies said that with this collaboration, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced ente...
“The human body itself is a large computer. Its metabolism has drawn on the computing power of trillions of cells since time immemorial,” said Martin Fussenegger – lead researcher of the team which built the world’s first dual-core bio-computer using gene-editing tool called CRISPR. CRISPR stands for regularly inter-spaced short palindromic repeats. Synthetic biology has long tried to control gene expressions using technologies similar to what we see in the digital world. The circuits used in computers depend on a single input in the...
Wing, the Google X moonshot project which graduated to become an independent Alphabet company in July 2018, is all set to soar in Europe. Today, it announced an ambitious plan to deliver goods and packages of up to 1.5 kilograms (approx. 3.3 pounds) in a 10 kilometers radius (6.2 miles) in the spring of 2019 in Helsinki. Wing is also launching a page to take suggestions on what might be most in demand to deliver by drone. This will be the company’s first attempt to spread its wings in Europe. It has run four separate trials co...
For many years now, cell phone chipmakers have been on a race to miniaturize 5G components in order to win the biggest market quota when the devices become available. That race is still on. Today, Qualcomm announced that it has reduced its 5G millimeter wave antennas by 25%. As one of the top telecommunications equipment companies, Qualcomm 5G antennas are expected to feature massively in early 5G smartphones. Qualcomm revealed QTM052 millimeter wave antennas (first Qualcomm 5G antennas) to the public earlier in July. The world’s f...
IDMvalidate has set the pace for how to provide instant ID authentication results for embassies, banks, cryptocurrency exchanges and other financial institutions who want to undergo a primary second-source verification. Seth Sewornu, the former head of the Ghana Police Visa and Document Fraud Unit, once met a man who tried to rent his passport. The detective had a valid UK visa, and the man offered him $1,300 because they looked alike. If Sewornua had leased his passport to the visa fraudster—he did not—it would not have caused much ...
You are doing a final editing of a presentation on your Smartphone which is to be delivered in next 5 minutes. Meanwhile, the device simply slips from your hands. Now either the presentation will happen or there is another burn on your pocket. Okay, this is something similar to watching a horror movie and you don’t want to start your Monday like this. Don’t worry, soon we may see no phones with broken screens, thanks to a German student named Philip Frenzel of the University of Aalen. He has designed an “airbag for Smartphone” as a p...
ECCO, the global leader in innovative comfort footwear and leather goods has taken up a customized footwear creation project, QUANT-U. Coming from Innovation Lab ECCO (ILE), the project revolves around developing customized 3D printed midsoles. Presently, the QUANT-U project is in the pilot phase and this innovative service is solely available at ECCO’s concept store W-21 Amsterdam. The Denmark-based footwear brand, EECO was founded by shoemaker Karl Toosbuy in 1963. Since then, it has entered the complete supply chain starting from ...