Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 14:51
Flexible screen is the new addition in the next generation phones and portable devices and it might even be integrated further. Researchers have developed a stretchy touchpad, which can be worn on the arm and used to play games like angry birds.
These days, touchpads and touchscreens are present on every device. But none of them can be as flexible as being integrated with the human body. Earlier as well scientists have explored stretchable touch panels, but their performance dropped significantly when stretched and completely failed when repeatedly stretched.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 07:45
Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have cleared at the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) that the discovery of new particle might be many years away.
The scientists were quite disappointed, as there was a lot of excitement when they started LHC to collect data as it showed a bump, but in the latest results they did not see any signs of a bump. David Charlton of Birmingham University said that the two separate LHC detectors, Atlas and CMS, have picked up matching bumps. But it could be considered only as a pure coincidence.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:36
Researchers from the Joint Quantum Institute at Maryland University have created a five qubits trapped ion device that can be expanded up to 100 qubits. Qubits can be prepared in the states, ones and zeros owing to which they are able to carry out more calculations.
The researchers were able to develop a small quantum computer carrying out multiple algorithms by using a software-controlled laser pulses that manipulated ions into different pairs. Study’s lead researcher Shantanu Debnath said that by connecting any pair of qubits, they would be able to implement any algorithm.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:16
IBM has developed a working artificial neuron. Not one or two, but 500 of them have been created by IBM’s research center in Zurich. The faux neurons have been developed from well-known materials, which can be reduced to the scale of a few nanometers.
In the case of organic neurons, there are membranes present that act as signal gates that take certain amount of energy to absorb. In the case of neurons developed by the IBM, the above mentioned role is taken up by a square of Germanium-Antimony-Tellerium (GST).
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 17:51
Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have developed a new type of robot that can crawl into your stomach and assess you from within. This wave-propelled robot has been as named SAW and it can improve diagnostics in medical services sector. The researchers for the first time have used a wave-like motion to swim, crawl and climb through to pass through sand, grass and gravel. Its top speed is 1.2mph and SAW uses a single motor having no internal spine.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 06:05
Scientists are having big hopes from their new type of solar-powered technology that it can lessen climate change. In the journal Science, a team of scientists disclosed that they have developed a device that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and with the help of sunlight, it is broken into a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen known as synthetis gas or syngas.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:29
Almost all flying species save their energy by perching occasionally. Engineers haven’t missed the opportunity to imitate this lazy energy-saving mode in drones. This energy saving mode will be helpful in the case of microbots that can't carry around heavy batteries.
Such hovering tiny bots can possibly be sent into dicey situations, including keeping an eye on wildfires, seeking precarious rubble for survivors of earthquake, checking air safety post a chemical spill, but they can’t do a great job in case they run short of battery.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:51
A novel magnetic behavior has been noticed on a material surface, claimed a research team, comprising researchers from a number of institutes. It may help in creating tiny and more efficient instruments.
According to researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and others, they discovered magnetic behavior in hybrid topological insulator (TI) materials with the help of neutron scattering. The discovery was done at room temperature, they added.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 13:03
A research published recently in the journal Physical Review Letters has explained a new physical mechanism wherein particles get separated on the basis of their size while the wet coatings are getting dry. The finding can possibly enhance the performance of a huge number of everyday goods, ranging from paint to sunscreen.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 13:16
A ‘four-flavored’ tetraquark has been detected during DZero experiment by a research team led by Daria Zieminska, a physicist at Indiana University. It is a new form of tetraquark, which was first recorded by scientists on the Belle experiment in Japan in 2008. This new tetraquark has four quark flavors, which are up, down, strange and bottom. The discovery was announced on February 25.