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

NYC Carpooling algorithm

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

IIT-Mandi Stealth Ships
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…

3D printed Youbionic prosthetic hand can now be pre-ordered for $1,355

Youbionic prosthetic hand

The electronically controlled Youbionic hand has been in development for quite some time now, and now it is ready for commercial use. This 3D printed robotic hand is actuated with muscle movement and works quite well for people having a missing hand. Not only that, the prosthetic hand is ideal for people having some loss in motor function, and also for people who want an increased physical capability. However, I fail to understand why a person having no limb disability would go for this bionic hand.
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3D printed Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

3D printed Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

3D printing has given new life to additive manufacturing possibilities, making possible what earlier was unthinkable. Take for example creating miniature replicas of car engines, just like the one by Keith. Now, Eric Harrell has made a fully working engine modeled on Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine. The replica engine is 3D printed taking visual clues from images, repair manuals and diagrams. In fact Eric himself admitted that he didn’t have the real engine to make his task easier.

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3D printed Bastion computer case is every Overwatch fans fantasy

3D printed Bastion  PC case mod

Multiplayer video game Overwatch has found its way into almost every screen. The game is a center of attraction for abundance of gamers, who can live stream their game on social media. After ZaziNombies created famous Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns from the game in LEGOs, a PC case modder Jan Erik Vangen has 3D printed a desktop computer after Bastion – the most loved character in Overwatch. If you didn’t know it was a computer, you could simply mistake it for a robot. Read More…

Fully functional, life-size Iron Man suit is the best thing to own right now

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If you’re an Iron Man fan, here is the most special New Year gift for you, provided you have deep pockets of course. The Chinese toy manufacturer Toys Asia has created a life-size fully automated model of Iron Man’s Mark 43 armor spotted in the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Toys Asia that has been designing licensed life-size Marvel toys since 2014, has spent over two years developing 1:1 scale model of the Iron Man suit. Read More…

Newly developed bacteria-powered battery to make disposable, standalone papertronics a reality

Bacteri-powered paper battery
Self-powered papertronics development is in infancy because the energy sources put a limit on it. To deal with it, paper-batteries are being extensively researched to explore full potential of the technology. In a similar attempt, researchers at the Binghamton University, State University of New York, has developed a paper battery that is powered by bacteria by harnessing its cellular respiration as energy.
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First look at Google’s self-driving, all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

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Waymo, earlier known as “Google Self-Driving Car Project”, has finally revealed first images of its joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – fully autonomous, self-driving 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan. The images were released with the announcement of production of 100 unique minivans. Two partners worked swiftly to complete the assembly of the new minivan in just six months after it was kicked-off. The minivan packs Waymo’s fully self-driving system. The modifications were made in minivan’s electric, powertrain, chassis and structural systems to optimize the self-driving technology. Read More…