Discovery Shuttle Arrives at Space Station

Discovery Shuttle Arrives at Space Station

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.

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Worlds Smallest Computer

Worlds Smallest Computer

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.”

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Rolls Roys Phantom Fully Electric Concept Vehicle

Rolls Roys Phantom Fully Electric Concept Vehicle

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.

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Brain Controlled Car

Brain Controlled Car

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.

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Discovery Shuttle Arrives at Space Station

NASA Officially Set a Launch Date for Shuttle Discovery

After many hours of meetings at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA’s top officials unanimously approved the launch of space shuttle Discovery, which will be held next Thursday. NASA managers decided on Feb. 18 during the analysis of mission readiness, where they discussed the current state of the Discovery, International Space Station, and astronauts who will accompany the shuttle during its 39-second and last flight. After the meeting, NASA officially set the date and time shuttle launch: February 24, at 4:50 pm EST.

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New Tablet HTC

New Tablet From HTC

This week, the Taiwanese company HTC has introduced its new tablet. The presentation was held at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. According to the company, at the time of its device is the most competitive in the emerging market.Nevertheless, today many companies claim that their product is one of the best, whether it’s because their device is the first running Android 3.0, the first time can show 3D-content without any special glasses or has the support of 4G.

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Brain Controlled prosthesis

Brain Controlled Prosthesis

One of the biggest breakthroughs in the field of prosthetics has been made recently.The researchers could develop artificial limbs which are controlled by the brain user. Researchers are working to increase the flexibility of their prostheses.Their latest invention works in the following way: the user must consider the motion, after which the brain signals detected by sensors and transmitted to the prosthetic limb. it is impossible not to note that most amputees have lost control over the nerves. However, for restoring this control, Mr. Sullivan can use the new prosthesis. At present, the researchers at Northwestern University in the U.S.are studying different models of the brain to find out whether they can be used artificial limbs or not, according to Tech2.0.

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