A meteorite found in Antarctica adds extra impact to the theory that the essential building blocks of life on Earth came from outer space, say scientists.
Today, touch screen technology widely used in information kiosks,tablets, equipment for trade automation, operator panels in the industry. As we know, the touch screen – a device that is a screen that responds to touch his finger, and serves to input / output of various kinds of information. Among the advantages of devices with such a system marked by the following: resistance to various external influences, dust and moisture protection, as well as a very correct and reliable operation. Of course, the touchscreen has its drawbacks that developers are active in the struggle. It should be noted the lack of tactile feedback, limited accuracy of positioning actions of the operator on the touch screen without a cursor, difficulty to the screen without special coatings for fingerprints, the complexity of working with different kinds of screens, for example, with a vertical screen, the user is forced to feel the weight of by virtue of this circumstance the duration of the data screens becomes episodic.
A company headquartered in California “AeroVironment”, is the creator of the latest unmanned aircraft system called the Global Observer. Recently, the firm managed to develop a “Nano Hummingbird”, which boasts high precision hovering and fast flight.
Kepler telescope was discovered planetary system, unlike any of the existing ones.
The space shuttle Discovery docked at the International Space Station on Saturday for a final time, NASA said, as the American spacecraft embarks on its last mission in orbit before retirement. The shuttle, which blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center here on Thursday is on a 11-day mission, which includes two spacewalks. The shuttle is also bringing the first humanoid robot to the ISS. The Robonaut 2, or R2, is a joint project of General Motors and NASA and will stay behind as a permanent resident of the space station when Discovery leaves.
Seriously, the world’s smallest computer. It barely covers the “N” on a penny. The prototypical sensor device developed by researchers at the University of Michigan is intended to monitor eye pressure for glaucoma patients. It connects wirelessly to other computers and is charged with a solar cell, needing just 1.5 hours of sunlight or 10 hours of indoor light to reach full power. The mini-computer has potential for a plethora of applications, from sensing pollution, structural integrity, tracking and surveillance — virtually any way one could think of to make an object “smart.”
On first March Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to all who are interested in novelties vehicles.It is expected that it will be presented around the world: in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.”With this vehicle we begin research into alternative engines, trying to understand whether the Rolls-Royce to produce electric cars in the future,” said Torsten Muller-Otvos, director general at Goodwood, a firm based in England.
Power-talkers with cell phones glued to their ears may be getting more than conversation.
Devices that pick up brain waves and translate them into mechanical action are being developed to control prosthetic limbs, robots and video games. Soon you’ll be able to control your television and phone. But now comes the BrainDriver, a car that is driven entirely by your thoughts.It’s a new application of the brain-computer interface to allow human drivers to control their car without a steering wheel.Researchers, led by led by Raul Rojas, a professor of artificial intelligence at the Freie Universitat Berlin, use an “Emotiv neroheadset” to record brain activity in the driver. The neuroheadset is a electroencephalography, or EEG, originally developed for video games by San Francisco-based company Emotiv. Before a driver even steps into the car, they have to go through several rounds of mental training. That’s when the driver learns how to move virtual objects just by thinking of moving them.