Tagged: National University of Singapore

Autonomous mobility scooter for smartphone-obsessed walkers

Autonomous Mobility Scooter

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has come up with another terrifying as well as futuristic mobility concept for people who remain engrossed in their smart-devices all the time. Researchers claim that it will help curbing accidents on footpath caused by phone-obsessed walkers. Seriously, it looks like first prototype of futuristic “digital lounge” featured in one of the best animated films “Wall E”. If you have watched the movie, you must be aware what long term dependence on these “digital lounges” did to the people at the end. That was simply dread. Read More…

Students in Singapore develop electric-powered personal aircraft

snowstorm personal flying machine-1

Over the years humans have been fascinated with flying cars. And so, there have been endless endeavors to turn this fantasy for flying cars into reality. One such effort is underway at the National University of Singapore, where a group of engineering students have developed Snowstorm – a personal electric-powered flying machine. Created as part of an engineering project called FW Air: Electric Aviation, this electric powered aircraft is capable of vertical takeoff and landing and can be controlled effectively by a human pilot. Read More…

Skin embracing wearable that generates electricity by muscle movement

triboelectric sensor

Wearables that are self-powered and make use of natural sources of energy are in demand, and for obvious reasons. Current age wearables require power sources that are lighter, thinner and flexible enough to fit inside the complex form-factor of wearable devices. Keeping that in mind, the National University of Singapore has developed a wearable device that is powered by muscle movement, and measures just the equivalent of a postage-stamp. It is capable of generating 90 volts of voltage just by gentle touch of a finger.
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Electronic ‘lollipop’ creates tastes with minuscule electric currents

Electronic 'lollipop'

There is a science behind making delightfully delectable candies. Roald Dahl alluded to this when he created the famously eccentric Willy Wonka character. And now, fast forwarding to modern times, Nimesha Ranasinghe has taken up the challenge by opting for technology instead of conventional methods. As a result, he and his team at the National University of Singapore have devised a digital electrode that can replicate the tastes of sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness. The electronic ‘lollipop’ contraption can be placed at the tip of our tongue, where it stimulates our taste buds by minuscule doses of electric current.

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