Sunday, August 20, 2017

Gear

Self healing polymer being stretched

Broken cell phone screens could one day become self healing

A research group lead by Dr. Chao Wang presented their work in developing a self healing polymeric material. On April 4th, Dr. Wang presented their...
Catching a ball while wearing full VR gear

Disney Research demonstrates catching a real ball in Virtual Reality

Currently, wearing a VR headset immerses you in a virtual world that can be a truly lifelike visual and audio experience. As the technology matures,...
Side of Wendy's restaurant

Wendy’s to experiment with self-serve kiosks for ordering

Companies like Amazon and Uber have embraced automation to provide their services in ways that would have been impossible before. Now fast food companies...
QSCR for Ubiquitous Wireless Charging

Disney Research demonstrates an ‘ubiquitous wireless’ charging room

Wireless charging of phones today consists of setting it on a charging pad or dock. While this is technically wireless, it still keeps you tethered...
cisco smart city

Kansas City’s Smart City provides a glimpse of a future with IoT

In December of 2015 the U.S Department of Transportation issued the Smart City Challenge to any mid size city in America. The challenge was for...
vanilla drone in flight

“Vanilla” drone breaks nonstop flight records

At New Mexico State University’s Unmanned Air Systems Flight Test Center the Vanilla Aircraft VA001 UAV drone took off for a record breaking flight. Vanilla,...
Turf Tank ION

The Turf Tank ION autonomous robot comes to a sports field near you

Autonomous technology made a huge splash last year as companies like Uber and nuTonomy tested their vehicles on the streets of major cities. Other...
macbook pro

Take two: Consumer Reports now recommends the new Macbook Pro

After an initial flub in December, Apple got the coveted recommended rating from Consumer Reports it had been seeking for its latest Macbook Pro....
robot facing to the right

The UN wants to ban killer robots before they’re created

If you worry at night about the prospect of robots someday evolving into killing machines brutally taking out human life, then the United Nations...
Phone with low battery in pants pocket

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 will give thirsty phones a faster charge

Qualcomm just announced it’ll soon only take five minutes of charging to get five hours of battery life on their latest processor. The company’s...

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