Two Indian chemists invent groundbreaking CO2 capture and utilisation method

Tuticorin chemical plant

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: Yi Erida is fastest carbon fiber drone you can control with phone

Yi Erida drone

Yi first made waves with $100 Xiaomi Yi action camera, now Atlas Dynamics has tagged up with Yi to deliver Yi Erida drone (a new sensation). Yi Erida is developed by Atlas Dynamics and it features a YI 4K camera onboard. It is first consumer drone made from carbon fiber. Unveiled at CES 2017, Yi Erida was shown in flight for the first time. Made from lightweight carbon fiber, the drone can reach speeds of up to 75 mph (approximately 120kmph), and it can remain airborne for almost 40 minutes, Atlas Dynamics claim. Read More…

CES 2017: GoPro Karma drone to be re-launched in February

Go Pro Karma relaunch CES 2017

GoPro were expecting big things with its Karma drone, but instead things went South and the company had to recall the units. The reason? Well, the drone people had purchased was having loss of power issues and tumbling from the sky. In fact GoPro had to recall all the units and refund the buyers with the full purchase amount. That is a very news from the perspective of business as well as brand image.
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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…

CES 2017: Willow is hands-free pumping option for nursing moms

Willow breast pump

All thanks to technology, there are a variety of breast pumps available on the market. But most of them are loud, painful and complicated. Here enters, the Willow breast pump with no external tubes or dangling bottles to hold you back. It is a smart, hands-free pumping option for nursing mothers to express milk for their babies, while moms can use free hands to text, eat or talk on the phone at the same time. Read More…

CES 2017: Hyundai unveils three exoskeletons for paraplegics, factory workers

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If Hyundai’s latest efforts are anything to go by, the car company is more inclined, than other automakers, to become more than just a car manufacturer. The company is venturing hard into assistive robots. Latest example, a trio of assistive robots – exoskeletons, unveiled by the company at a press conference in CES 2017. We’ve seen bulky robotic suits and exoskeletons over the years, but Hyundai has focused on keeping its battery-powered wearable exoskeletons very sleek and lightweight. Read More…

Intel debuts Project Alloy VR headset at CES 2017

At the CES 2017, Intel demoed its in-the-works Project Alloy VR headset, which turns pre-scanned room furniture into a game scene in virtual reality. The idea of transforming real environment into virtual reality is something Intel is referring to as Mixed Reality. According to CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel is expected to provide this technology to VR manufacturers by the end of this year, since Intel wouldn’t be developing a headset itself. Read More…

CES 2017: Nvidia’s self-driving car seems to be a strong contender in the race

Nvidia self driving car

The race for self-driving cars is getting hotter by the day, and big automotive giants are already deep into the development. Latest in the run for supremacy in self-driving cars is Audi. They have joined hands with Nvidia to develop a self-driving car they call BB8. The autonomous car will be based on a Drive-PX computer which makes all the critical decisions on busy roadways.
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CES 2017: POP-I backpack having e-ink flexible display is what the new generation needs

POP-I backpack

Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become the center stage for showcasing new technology, innovations and ideas that were unheard of before. This year at the electronics show so far, we have seen many eye-popping things. But this one was never even on our mind until we saw it. A backpack with an e-paper display to display the photo you like and show it off to the world. POP-I backpack has a 4.7-inch/10-inch e-paper screen and comes with a price tag of $99 – $399. Also, the accessory is available in canvas or leather make.
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