Roger Pontz, who was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, regained his vision with the help of “bionic eye” implantation. Не has been blind for the most part of his life. Now with the new high technology he managed to regain his eyesight to catch a small glimpse of his wife and grandson.
The amount of things that the 3D machine could print continues to expand. The printing of full sized house has been launched in the Amsterdam. The project should be finished in three years. In order to fulfill the project, the first full-sized 3D KarmaMaker printer has been used. It creates big plastic walls and out of these walls the rooms are constructed, which later form the full-sized house.
The new model of the world’s most famous phone is going to have a ‘navigation system’ that will prevent users from stumbling over and colliding with things while texting or surfing the Internet. Apple has registered a patent for its new product that may offer a great solution for the iPhone fans and their number one problem, a transparent device.
NASA scientists were finally able to explain the origin of the mysterious rock shaped like a jelly doughnut that appeared near the rover Opportunity in early January.
Police officers over the US share the same opinion that Google Glass is to be used as a crime fighting tool. Some of the states have already adopted the use of it. For instance, during the press conference that took place last week, New York City Police Department has already confirmed that they have obtained smart glasses.
the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching a funding to start project of creating a self-destructing electronics for the use of the military. For a while, DARPA has been investigating ways to create tools to develop self-destructing mechanisms to be used in the military. After a year, the agency has signed up a contract with IBM and PARC in order to begin the production.
Society might still be a few years away from a driverless car, but make no mistake: the era of robo-cars has come. Automated vehicle driving can be done anywhere just by connecting the car to the adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering and braking, and lane assist systems.
California-based Knightscope company recently unveiled a line of K5 capsule-shaped robots that it says could serve as the eyes and ears of base police units. The local neighborhood watch may be beefing up its robotic arsenal if a new technology startup gets its way anytime soon.
Even the biggest beer fans sometimes are not able to distinguish between varieties. Robots might be coming to help sometime soon. Researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona recently developed an "electronic tongue" that was able to successfully distinguish between different kinds of beer.
Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnel robots" will be used to detect any tunnels that could be used by illegal border-crossers.
Bas Lansdorp, the founder of Mars One colony project, believes that in about a decade from now a colony of people from the Earth will appear on Mars. Experts confirm that with the current technologies this is quite possible.
NASA launched an unmanned spacecraft Friday to study the Moon's thin, dusty atmosphere.
The future of manufacturing kicks off in 2014. The patents that have been holding back the development of the 3D printing technology are about to step away as the documents expire. "Things that cost thousands of dollars will be made at home. All will depend on if this technology develops in the next decade," John Biggs, the East Coast Editor of TechCrunch, told The Voice of Russia.
Global air pollution from human activity leads to over 2 mln premature deaths each year, according to a new international research. However, the lethal effect is not climate change-related, says the study published in the Environmental Research Letters on Friday.
The inventor of the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, Douglas Engelbart, has passed away at the age of 88 at his home in Atherton, California, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by his employer for more than 20 years, research organization SRI International.
The world’s first space conversation experiment between a robot and humans is ready to be launched. Japan is getting ready to take one giant leap for robot-kind.
A Martian rock analyzed by NASA's rover Opportunity contains clays formed in non-acidic water, an environment potentially suitable for the chemistry of ancient life to brew.
In a few weeks from now, a presentation of… artificial meat will take place in London. This is not an imitation of meat made of soya or something like that. This is really meat, at least from the biochemical point of view. However, it has not been received from any slaughtered animal, but grown in a laboratory from particles of animals’ muscular tissue.
The secret of the Tunguska meteorite may be revealed shortly. Fellow at the Moscow Vernadsky Geological Museum Andrei Zlobin has posted on the website of preliminary scientific publications (arXiv.org) images of rocks with melted edges and insists that they are the remains of a celestial body. In his article the geologist concludes that these remains confirm the theory that a comet crashed in the Tunguska region on June 30, 2008. Many experts find this theory plausible but insist that it’s premature to draw conclusions based on these samples.
Russia is developing a hypersonic weapon program. It involves more than 60 companies and is scheduled for completion this summer. Launched in the former USSR, hypersonic weapon research was resumed in post-Soviet Russia in 2009 under the umbrella of the state-owned Tactical Missiles Corporation.