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[Video] Terrafugia’s Roadable Plane ‘Transition’ Flying First Time In Public

[Video] Terrafugia’s Roadable Plane ‘Transition’ Flying First Time In Public

Remember we reported that privately held small American corporation Terrafugia had been developing a car dubbed the Transition that would not only be able to run on the road, but also will be able to fly? For long time, people had been awaiting when they would see the Transition flying. Last Monday on July 29, 2013, for the first time, the “roadable plane” (everyone calls it “flying cars”) flew in front of the public at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

By On August 6, 2013 Respond
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American Firm Aviat Aircraft Debuts First CNG Driven Airplane

American Firm Aviat Aircraft Debuts First CNG Driven Airplane

Remember we once reported future planes will use liquid natural gas to fly? Seems like the day is not too far from happening. American firm Aviat Aircraft has introduced the first airplane that is able to run on both standard aviation fuel and compressed natural gas (CNG).

By On August 1, 2013 Respond
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Sony And Panasonic Join Hands To Create 300 GB Optical Discs

Sony And Panasonic Join Hands To Create 300 GB Optical Discs

Two of the leading electronics giants, Panasonic and Sony, have decided to join hands in an attempt to create next-generation storage solutions. The duo is all set to create 300 GB optical discs, which will be a huge step forward in terms of storage space available on a single disc.

By On July 30, 2013 Respond
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Movidius Working On A Processor That’ll Keep Your Smartphone Camera Always On

Movidius Working On A Processor That’ll Keep Your Smartphone Camera Always On

Most of the smartphones today come with severe battery constraints, so much so that intensive use can drain them in less than a day. However, Movidius aims to resolve this with the help of tiny co-processors which, it claims, can furnish several teraflops of computing power.

By On July 15, 2013 Respond
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LG Creates World’s Thinnest 1080p LCD Panel At 2.2mm Thick

LG Creates World’s Thinnest 1080p LCD Panel At 2.2mm Thick

Smartphone displays are critically important, not only because they display all information to the users but also because they also affect the thickness of a handset. LG has now created the world’s thinnest 1080p LCD panel. This panel is a mere 2.2mm thick and can help LG build slimmer smartphones in the coming days.

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Israeli Researchers Develop Sensor That Can Make Artificial Skin Close To Real

Israeli Researchers Develop Sensor That Can Make Artificial Skin Close To Real

You might have read that researchers have developed a better artificial skin named “e-skin” over the years. And lately, a team of researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has said that they’ve discovered how to make a new kind of flexible sensor that one day could be integrated into e-skin.

By On July 10, 2013 Respond
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The Chime: A Machine That Turns Street Noises Into Music

The Chime: A Machine That Turns Street Noises Into Music

Noises in traffic – such as car horns blaring, people shouting – may cause headache. These irritating sounds may spoil your mode early in the morning. Wouldn’t that be a great if these sounds turns into a music? An artist named Marc De Pape has made a special sensor called “The Chime” that does exactly the same thing. It picks up ambient noises and then transforms those noises into music.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Corning Gorilla Glass To Help Make Greener And Quieter Cars

Corning Gorilla Glass To Help Make Greener And Quieter Cars

The strong and lightweight glass that is used to make smartphone displays durable could soon help make cars more fuel efficient and quieter. Yes, I’m talking about Corning Gorilla Glass.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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Make Your Home Smart With Wi-Fi And Gestures – WiSee

Make Your Home Smart With Wi-Fi And Gestures – WiSee

University of Washington researchers have shown it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals around us to detect specific movements without needing sensors on the human body or cameras. Using a Wi-Fi router and a few wireless devices in the living room, users could control their electronic devices from any room in the home with a simple gesture!

By On June 6, 2013 Respond
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3D-Printed Robohands That Help Kids Without Fingers

3D-Printed Robohands That Help Kids Without Fingers

Without fingers, nothing can be gripped. But many people have lost their fingers in accident. South African carpenter Richard van As is trying to change the lives of youngsters born without fingers or who have lost fingers with the 3D-printed Robohands.

By On June 2, 2013 Respond
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NSA Launches Special Program To Educate Students About Data Centers

NSA Launches Special Program To Educate Students About Data Centers

NSA is on the verge of kickstarting its new data center in Bluffdale, Utah. The data center has been propped up with a rather hefty budget of $1.2 billion. Interestingly, the agency has reached out to the University of Utah and is helping launch a program which is meant to specifically educate and train students about data center technologies.

By On June 2, 2013 Respond
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Recharge Your Cellphone In Just 20 Seconds!

Recharge Your Cellphone In Just 20 Seconds!

Every mobile needs to be recharged to keep it active. But it usually takes hours to fully charge the phone. An 18-year old Indian girl named Eesha Khare has made such a device that can fully recharge your cellphone just in 20 seconds!

By On May 21, 2013 1 Response
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Boeing Supersonic Airliner Concept Takes A Test Flight

Boeing Supersonic Airliner Concept Takes A Test Flight

Aviation industry has evolved quickly over the recent years and we have seen concept designs of many new airliners. But the new supersonic airliner concept, being developed by Boeing, trumps all other contemporary designs. The company is currently testing a mockup of this concept at NASA facilities.

By On April 29, 2013 Respond
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Future Headlights May Almost Disappear Rain Or Snowfall

Future Headlights May Almost Disappear Rain Or Snowfall

Driving at night when it’s raining or snowing can be dangerous. It’s because, besides illuminating the road and the surrounding environment, the headlights also illuminate raindrops and snowflakes, making them appear as bright flickering streaks. And the driver’s view of the road ahead becomes obscured by brightly headlight-lit raindrops or snowflakes. But in future, headlights may turn the rain and snowflakes invisible, and enable the driver to see clearly through raindrops and snow.

By On April 28, 2013 Respond
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$5 Wall-Mounted Sensor Turns Any LCD Into Touchscreen

$5 Wall-Mounted Sensor Turns Any LCD Into Touchscreen

In a world where mobile devices are fast becoming an integral part of our lives, touchscreens are a norm. Researchers at University of Washington have now created a sensor that can turn any standard LCD into a touchscreen. And apparently, this sensor costs a mere $5!

By On April 28, 2013 Respond
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