Mobile phone companies are in the race to produce the first-ever mobile unit that can be recharged through movement, fully eliminating the need for plugged-in chargers. According to researchers, they are close to producing this kind of technology, and touch-chargeable gadgets will be within the reach of consumers in the next few years.
It may be an alarming time for the job market. Despite President-elect Donald Trump's "promise" to create more jobs if he is elected president, it seems his labor secretary may have other ideas.
The 20th anniversary of cloning Dolly the sheep has marked two decades of scientific advancement but many cloned embryos still fail to make it to term. Researchers from the U.S. and France studied gene expression in developing clones and they've discovered that majority of losses are due to embryonic death, a failure during the implantation process, or the development of a defective placenta.
It has been long established that robots would soon learn how to "read" words. In fact, developments in optical character recognition have made "reading" a lot easier digitally. However, it appears robots have taken the next step forward -- reading closed books.
Biotech firm Bonus Biogroup was able to successfully inject their special lab-grown, semi-liquid bone grafts into the jaws of 11 people and repair bone loss in an early-stage clinical trial
Robots are steadily becoming popular because of their potential to help their human creators do most of their jobs for them, primarily because they are menial or dangerous. But what if they learn together?
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered an unexpected material that could conduct electricity more effectively: Silly Putty® or polysilicone. By collaborating with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester, the research team was able to produce extremely sensitive sensors with this conductive polymer.
Japan recently launched a “space junk” collector made of fishing net. The spacecraft will collect millions of trash left by satellites and rockets in space.
The realm of virtual reality is about to get global. Some of the world's top tech companies have merged to form a Global Virtual Reality Association in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation.
Technological junk on Earth and in space reportedly accounts for roughly 30 trillion tons, an amount significantly higher than the actual biological mass on Earth and in space. The less these junk are collected and reused, the more junk will be collected on Earth. Japan recently launched a "space junk collector" to minimize waste in space and bring them back to Earth to be used again in the future.
Food, especially food shortages, remains a controversial topic in a lot of economic forums. But it appears one of the most important aspects of human ecology is about to take a technological revolution.
The 3D printing technology may be the next big thing for prosthetics science as open-source 3-D printing templates are available on the internet. This means that anyone with a 3-D printer will be able to download models, adjust, and improve them without charge. Since owning a prosthetic limb is quite expensive, this method of creating functional and affordable parts will definitely change the future.
People rely on electronic devices extensively and would always have gadgets among their personal effects. For this reason, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board rely on digital clues in flash memories of electronic devices in the event of an accident.
A new trend in nanotechnology is going to redefine couch potatoes. A newly developed nanogenerator can now offer the means to convert energy expended in a standard swipe into sufficient power to light up a screen.
Researchers at Cornell University have created a robot that has the gentle touch of a human. Their paper which was recently published in the journal Science Robotics, the researchers outlined their invention known as the “Gentle Bot,” a soft robot hand that is capable of human touch.