Author: Madan

Two Indian chemists invent groundbreaking CO2 capture and utilisation method

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Tuticorin Alkali Chemical plant in Indian State of Tamil Nadu has become world’s first to feature a new method to capture carbon emission and convert it into baking soda and other useful compounds. Two Indian chemists from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur invented a chemical that can strip the CO2 to facilitate filtering and conversion into useful compounds including those used in glass manufacturing, sweeteners, detergents and paper products. While the carbon capture concept isn’t new and is being explored by scientists around the globe, the Indian method is practical, affordable at small-scale industrial models, and is brings down overall operational cost as well. Read More…

CES 2017: LeEco debuts two Android-based smart bikes for cycling aficionados

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LeEco has debut two new smart bikes at the CES 2017 with new features and integrated Android 6.0 Marshmallow that is specifically tailored for cycling and can support some third party sensors as well. One of them is a mountain bike while other is a road bike. Both bikes are given 4-Inch touchscreen that can display turn-by-turn directions to the rider with a simplified menu. It has a compass, a barometer and a speedometer to keep track of journey’s data including speed, distance, covered etc. The cycles have 4 LTE Radio and rider can play music, both online and offline, talk to fellow cyclists via on-bard walkie-talkie and share rides or data with them. Read More…

CES 2017: Theory demonstrates VR Hypersuit that lets you fly like Superman

Theory HypersuitA French firm, Theory, demonstrated an interesting prototype hypersuit at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. It is combination of an exoskeleton and immersive VR-headset. The suite is a full-body immersive VR simulator that can be navigated via movement of arms. The user can choose to Fly in a suit or Base-Jump or become a Cosmonaut. The company said that it is mostly meant for gaming and entertainment. The product isn’t portable enough for a home, but it’s excellent for VR parlors. Read More…

PowreRay underwater robot – Enjoy VR fishing experience with 4K UHD camera

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Technology has taken recreational activities to a new level. Drones or robotics and AI are intruding in almost every field from playing music instruments, singing, chatting to fighting in battlefield by replacing humans. Technology offers to enhance the experience and make it easier in most cases like PowerVision Robot Corporation’s new fishfinder and underwater robot for videography and photography – PowerRay.
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Team Pro Shirt – Polar’s brand new smart fitness wearable to arrive in March

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Polar brand has announced its new smart fitness wearable named the Team Pro Shirt that would be launched in March this year. The shirt features network of built-in sensors and it’s basically a fitness tracking system that combines GPS and motion tracing technology with heart rate monitoring that would make it more efficient to track player performance in team sports. The wearer will be supported with relevant data like heart rate, speed, and acceleration. Entire data is transported to iPad with the help of an accompanying application called the Polar Team Pro. Read More…

MIT researchers develop advanced, self-learning algorithm to revolutionize carpooling

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After Uber and Lyft explored the potential of carpooling using mobile data, researchers have also started to prepare themselves technically to adapt to this trend. Carpooling, if used efficiently with the help of huge amount of data extracted from millions of taxi rides and maps of road network, can reduce the traffic congestion, save fuel and time, and reduce vehicular pollution along with road accidents in the New York city, claims the researchers at the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Read More…

Indian researchers working on stealth underwater vessel with penguin-inspired fins

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Indian Institute of Technology- Madras claims to have developed bio-inspired propulsion system that will make water and areal vessels faster, more flexible, and undetectable. Researchers suggest development of fin-like blades that are inspired from penguins, turtles and fish. These fins are considered to be super-efficient propellers as well as rudders that rotate and move like penguins. Read More…

Build your own tiny, functional paper V8 engine with these plans and tutorials

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Aliaksei Zholner, an incredible papercraft artist, is offering DIY geeks a chance to build a DIY tiny, functional paper V8 engine. Though, it appears quite challenging, some of the readers might benefit from the charts and step-by-step development of parts and assembly given in a PDF file. It would require lots of cutting and assembly that is very complex. Read More…

Scientists develop heat-activated ‘bionic penile implant’ to treat erectile dysfunction

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A new prosthesis is promising relief to patients of erectile dysfunction with their heat-activated penile implant. The US researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison claim to have completed successful testing of the implant. The team believes that it can offer betterment in quality of life to 50 percent of men between 40-70 years age group who suffer erectile dysfunction at one or other stage of their lives. Read More…

Real custom-made sweaters for drones by Danielle Baskin

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Danielle Baskin, a visual artist, has turned a joke into reality. A theme that is questionable if seen with expectation of utility- sweaters for drones to keep them warm and save battery in winters or in cold conditions. The maker is offering custom-made sweaters for those who believe in rights and quality of life of machines. The sweaters are made in different parts to fit perfectly on specific models. Read More…