Now! Pigeonbot has come to rescue

Now! Pigeonbot has come to rescue

Developed by researchers at Stanford University, PigeonBots have come as a blueprint for this new generation as scientists have found greater value in these urban birds. Birds are very flexible and can bend their most of the body parts appealing to mankind as they can be made to do any task. Researchers bent the wings of dead Pigeons and found how wings were controlled and how the feathers were aligned. Based on these findings scientists built a robot with real pigeon feathers that could wrist and fingers could morph wing…

What is your future beyond 2020?

What is your future beyond 2020?

Have you heard putting humans on Mars and computers in brains? There will be mind blowing inventions and technology advancement in space and on planet that will have drastic impact on our daily life. I am presenting a list of projects coming and will shape our future: Year 2020 will see launch of Tesla Roadster 2.0 with production capacity going to one million per year by 2020 itself. This roadster will jump to 0-100 kmph in only 1.9 seconds and will cover whopping 1000kms on a single charge. The purchasers…

Floating Solar Panel

Floating Solar Panel

Floating Solar Panels are an array of panels that float on water which is generally artificial basin or lake. As a part of renewable energy market and an alternate source of energy solar panels have gained tremendous popularity since 2016 and increased market share. These floating Solars do not take any land space but their space is limited in water bodies which are necessary for electric connections and grid connections. While USA has been the first to demonstrate floating solar panels with first installation about 10 years in California, Japan…

Robots invade Mars in the name of Research

Robots invade Mars in the name of Research

Moroccan desert near Morocco-Algeria Border served as a testing site for 3 rovers and about 40 engineers in the first phase of Strategic Research Cluster on Space Robotics which is a project funded by the European Union’ Horizon 2020 program. Engineers tested the rovers automated navigation systems in Sahara Desert spanning over 2 weeks in a project coordinated by PERASPERA, a partnership of space agencies from Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, Spain & UK. The tests represent the efforts of 4 years on the international R&D programme which is coordinated…

Boost food production by fixing a flaw in photosynthesis

Boost food production by fixing a flaw in photosynthesis

One of the evolution’s biggest mistakes has been the enzyme that grabs hold of CO2 and adds it to a carbon chain, holds an oxygen molecule by mistake. This generates toxic molecules that plants have to expend energy to mop up. Initially it was not a major issue since there was little oxygen around. But subsequently it became a problem as oxygen levels rose and CO2 levels declined. The grabbing of oxygen by mistake called photorespiration now happens so often that it has reduced photosynthesis efficiency by 50%. But the…

Smoking without Smoke

Smoking without Smoke

Have you ever heard of IQOS. It is I Quit Ordinary Smoking. This is a new way of tobacco companies encouraging smokers to smoke without being noticed by regulatory authorities across the globe. Philip Morris International (PMI) recently introduced heat sticks which is a heat not burn device popularly known as “Heets.” It resembles a white board marker and roasts tobacco resulting in emission of dry vapour for the inhalation of its user, minus the exhalation of a cloud of smoke on each puff. Unlike the conventional cigarettes the heat…

Travel on Sailing Sauna

Travel on Sailing Sauna

It doesn’t matter where you go but Sauna therapy definitely relaxes your body and soul. I am sure you must have not heard of sailing sauna. Finnish inventor and Former NASA engineer Janne Kapylehto travelled from Helsinki to Estonia in just 16 hours with his self made sauna across the Gulf of Finland. This 82 kilometers long journey took longer time than expected due to rough weather with 1.5 meters high waves and winds of 15 meters per second. This sauna is just like a shed on a raft which…

New material regenerates tooth enamel

New material regenerates tooth enamel

Tooth enamel, located on outer side of our teeth, is the hardest tissue on the body that protects us for a very large part of lifetime. However unlike other tissues of the body, tooth enamel once lost cannot be regenerated causing pain and tooth loss. These problems affects >50% of world population. Scientists have developed a material with remarkable precision that look and behave like dental enamel. The mineralization platform opens up opportunities to treat and regenerate dental tissues as per Sherif Elsharkawy from Queen Mary University in the UK….

Offices now in Forest

Offices now in Forest

Have you ever dreamt of working in the forest? Now companies like Amazon, Samsung and Alibaba are building structures in such a way that you can walk from the office and reach forest in few minutes and work in the lap of nature. Companies are resorting to state of the art designs at work place so that employees are more happy, give better productivity and can stay for longer hours to meet deadlines. This trend is called Biophilia where the people tend to connect with the nature. We feel more…

Electric flights coming soon

Electric flights coming soon

Possibility of operating all flights on electricity is being explored and Norway will become the first county in the world to have all electric flights operating in domestic zone including other Scandinavian countries. Norway has set Year 2040 as the deadline for all electric flights at least the domestic ones. Chief executive Dag Falk-Peterson of Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports said “we think and wish to make all flights lasting up to 1.5 hours electric so that it becomes a solution and not a problem for the environment”….