EV Batteries: New Research Reduces Real-World Full Charging Time to Minutes
EV batteries are the beating heart of electric cars. When it comes to sales, they are also an Achilles Heel. But that may not be the case for long.
How Mary Anderson Made Cars Safer
time when driving a car in the pouring rain was like performing a circus stunt. One woman changed all that with a simple invention.
New Brain-Computer Interface Beats Previous Record for Typing Speed
researchers have devised a system that allows a person to communicate directly with a computer from his brain. The approach enables communication at a rate more than twice as fast as previous typing-by-brain experiments. Are we inching closer to a breakthrough that changes the world forever?
Scientists Develop Tech that Turns CO2 into Construction Concrete
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have developed a new technology that transforms “waste CO2” into blocks of concrete. The potential global market for waste-CO2 products could run as high as $5.9 trillion a year. Are we seeing the birth of a new industry?
Three Exciting New Technologies Promise Better, Cheaper Batteries
Cheaper and better energy storage is possible, and researchers are vigorously exploring possibilities. But are they running out of time?
The Dawn of Thinking Machines: How Robots Will Change Our Lives
To this day, experts have yet to agree on a universally-accepted definition for the word “robot.” The usual criteria include autonomy, an ability to alter its surroundings, intelligence, and the possession of a body. Things get tricky beyond these basic principles. How intelligent must a machine be to qualify as a robot? Is a washing […]
Nuclear Reactors Reinvented?
The promise of nuclear reactors has always been abundant, safe, inexpensive power. As history has shown, the reality has been very different. Apart from the environmental disasters of Chernobyl and Fukushima – both rated as category seven disasters, the highest on the existing scale, the issue of nuclear waste hangs over us like the sword […]
$2.5k for a drone? Take my money!
Updated on April 21st, 2019 We’ve all seen drones. We read about them every day. Drone violations, drone strikes on enemy targets, the next-door kid’s drone has landed in your backyard again. But pay attention ‘coz there’s new tech in town: the Skydio R1. And it’s not your everyday drone; it’s a fully autonomous flying […]
Paper Batteries… Just Add Bacteria!
The dream may be for a paperless office but the reality is very different. Vast amounts of paper are consumed every day – in offices, retail establishments and homes. And while a lot of that paper is recycled, unfortunately, huge amounts go to landfill. In most cases, the paper that’s gone to landfill will break […]
This 16 year old has probably changed the future for millions!
I’m always fascinated by what one – just one – motivated person can do. Sure, results usually require teams, but there is always that one standout personality that drives that result. As you’re about to see and read, Kavya Kopparapu is one of those remarkable people. At just 16 years of age, Kavya has developed […]