Category: Innovations

Sunflower’s futuristic drone security to replace traditional homes security alarms

Sunflower Home Awareness SystemDo you remember the mechanical sentinels as guards in The Matrix? Would you like one of those as your home security system instead of going for traditional security alarms? Not exactly aggressive, armed drones with tentacles but Sunflower Labs has come up with a futuristic Home Awareness Systems – a drone accompanied by few in-ground smart lights. It offers freedom from static CCTV cameras that mainly provide footage of entry and exit. The drone is about 2 pounds and can detect a variety of disturbances based on detected movement, vibration, noise etc. It is equipped with two cameras for surveillance purpose. Read More…

In a breakthrough scientists induce superconductivity in non-superconductive material

Superconductive alcium iron arsenide

Researchers at the University of Houston claim a major breakthrough in the field of super-conductivity. The researchers are hopeful of enhancing current superconductive materials using the findings of the new study. While existing superconductors require to be cooled down to a temperature of about -270 Degree Celsius, the researchers have induced superconductivity in non-superconducting materials by working on a decade old phenomenon. Read More…

VTouch gesture-based interactive displays for cars to arrive in 2017    

VTouch gesture based display

Introduction of user-friendly digital displays and interfaces in automotive industry begun a decade ago. Currently, exotic-looking heads-up displays are available in high-end vehicles like BMW or Tesla. However, Seoul-based startup VTouch now claims to make gesture-based interactive displays commercially available for low-end automakers by the end of 2017. Read More…

Researchers demonstrate ‘projection on moving, deforming objects’ using high-speed projection

Dynamic projection mapping technology
The visual projection, as we knew until now, was limited to static surfaces. The idea of preserving perception of projection through human eye when surface is deforming rapidly was a huge challenge. But now, Tokyo’s Ishikawa Wantanabe Laboratory has finally achieved perfection in it by developing a technique they call “Dynamic projection mapping onto deforming non-rigid surface(s) using a high-speed projection.”. Read More…

Jetpack Aviation JB10’s maiden flight is a success – Dream of commercially available personal flight is not far!

Jetpack Aviation JB10 jetpack

Jetpack Aviation is making some serious headway in the future of solo flying jetpacks with its intense development. Couple of days ago they gave a demonstration of their newly developed jetpack, the ‘JB 10’ in Principality of Monaco, assuring us all of personal flight in the not so distant future. This has to be one of the most reliable and practical jetpack in the world as JetPack Aviation CEO and Chief Test Pilot David Mayman again showed-off his prized jetpack.
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Disney Researchers develop one-legged hoping robot with built-in batteries

Untethered-One-Legged-Hopping-robot-disney research

We have confronted robots of varying sizes and shapes, and single-legged hopping robots are just one of them. Currently, the one-legged hoping robots are limited in their ability since they remain tethered to a power outlet. For the first time, Disney Researchers have broken the barrier and developed a battery-powered, untethered single-legged hoping robot. According to researchers, single legged robots can only move by hopping; therefore, this first-of-its-kind robot that does not require an external power source makes for a wonderful invention. Read More…

Nissan ProPILOT Chair(s) makes queueing a comforting experience

Nissan ProPilot Chair

Nissan has already shown what its iteration of semi-autonomous cars is going to be like, along with other players who have shown-off their self-driving cars. Now the Japanese manufacturer wants you to experience automated propulsion in autonomous chairs. Yes, you heard it right, the automotive giant wants your wait in the queues of hospital to be a more comfortable experience. Nissan ProPILOT Chair lends its technology from the company’s self-driving car tech for single lane driving.
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BBC working on a holographic TV for the future

BBC holographic TV

Mixed reality is fast becoming the future of many applications owing to its ability to traverse you into a completely different world. Holographic technology is also an application of mixed reality where the user sees the mixed reality elements come to life in a 3D interface. BBC wants you TV to be the next holographic display in your living room, and that is what they are working on. Cyrus Saihan, head of digital partnerships at the BBC is working on this future-forward project.
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Ford demos in-car water dispenser that produces drinkable water from car’s air conditioning  

on-the-go-h2o

Further With Ford trend conference always has something interesting to throw at customers. This week, at the conference in Detroit, Michigan, Ford engineers showed an innovative in-car water dispenser they have been working on. Dubbed “On-the-go-H2O” the system is designed to recycle condensation produced by your car’s air conditioning into clean, drinkable water. The idea is conceived to work out a way in which all that water going waste due to condensation can be reused with a purpose, so that people driving in areas with scarcity of water can have their car’s own built-in system provide them the water they need. Read More…

Innovative glass windows are more efficient and enhance mobile signals

Insulating glass windows enhance mobile reception

While most manufacturers are head first into building innovative train cars, a research team at the EPFL University in Switzerland is developing new type of glass windows for trains that promise to be more energy efficient without compromising on mobile reception for passengers on-board. Generally in even the most high-end trains, connectivity is an issue. This is because the compartments are metal boxes and their windows have metal coating to improve insulation, this works as Faraday cage, blocking out microwaves. Read More…