In Oct 2017, Auburn University and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) conducted a live demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology traveling across the border between the U.S. and Canada. Truck platooning links two or more trucks using vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communications technology and sensors that allow …Read More »
In their experiment, quantum physicists in Hefei, Anhui province, reportedly broke down the number 35 into its factors – the numbers five and seven – on a new type of quantum computing device built inside a diamond. The process, known as factorisation, is the key to cracking the most popular digital …Read More »
Insitu ScanEagle flying ViDAR Payload enhances Maritime security by spotting and positively identifying objects under clear sun to wind, rain, haze and fog.
ViDAR, or visual radar, is the term coined by Australian computer vision specialist Sentient for a newly developed sensor that combines a high-definition electro-optic (EO) camera with automatic target detection algorithms to detect small maritime targets. The ScanEagle drone from Insitu equipped with the ViDAR payload showcased its newest …Read More »
US’s Gigantic Railgun becoming ready to be deployed on Navy Warships and Army Howitzer for offensive strikes defence against cruise and ballistic missiles.
US Navy is ready to deploy their futuristic Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) for field tests. According to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) press release, the railgun has been in the works for over a decade. Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, head of US Naval Research, said the futuristic electromagnetic railgun – so called …Read More »
New power revolution with plethora of Battery breakthroughs to power future consumer electronics, cars and Military Missions
Recently South Korean giant Samsung called for complete re haul of its latest flagship device- Galaxy Note 7 after consumers around the globe reported their handsets exploding and causing damages. Samsung in a statement said that it expects further $3 billion in lost income from to its move to scrap the fire-prone Galaxy …Read More »
The future of controlling anything from Prosthetic Arm to Cars to UAVs to Robotic Army with the speed of thought is arriving
The brain-computer interface (BCI) allows people to use their thoughts to control not only themselves, but the world around them. Brain-computer interfaces are being applied in neuroprosthetics, through which paralyzed persons are able to control robotic arms, neurogaming where one can control keyboard, mouse etc using their thoughts and play …Read More »
Solid state cooling based on magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, and mechanocaloric materials advancing to replace present environmentally damaging refrigeration technologies
Current cooling technology, such as that found in fridges and air conditioning systems, exploits the changes in temperature when gases are compressed and expanded. This technology often uses environmentally damaging greenhouse gases. The search for materials with large caloric effects has become a major challenge in material science due to …Read More »
Smart Materials and Products for Intelligent future, Automotive, Robotics, Aerospace and Defence Industry
Smart materials or Active materials or Functional materials are designed materials that have diverse, dynamic features that enable them to adapt to the environment. They have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, the stimulus and response may be mechanical, electrical, …Read More »
Wind is a emerging as a reliable and inexpensive source of renewable energy. Globally, the average cost of wind is $83 per megawatt-hour compared to averages for coal and gas being $84 and $98 respectively. “In the USA, gas is slightly cheaper than wind but this is the only large …Read More »
China has launched the world’s longest quantum-communications network, which includes a 2,000-kilometre link between Beijing and Shanghai that is meant to safely transmit sensitive information. The line is the world’s first trunk line of secure quantum telecommunications. The Jing-Hu (Beijing-Shanghai) Trunk Line connects Beijing, Jinan, Hefei and Shanghai. The line is connected …Read More »