Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 12/12/2016 - 15:51
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a soft robotic hand that is able to not only touch delicate and fragile items but also to sense the shape and texture of things that it comes into contact with.
Lead researcher Huichan Zhao, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at Cornell University, said their newly developed dubbed “Gentle Bot” is closer to a real human hand.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:51
A team of scientists at UC Berkeley on Tuesday unveiled a new hopping robot that can jump higher and more quickly than any other robot in the world.
The new robot dubbed “Salto” is a monopedal and is 10.2-inch tall. Instead of taking one huge leap, the new robot bounces off a wall with a big force to complete an even larger jump, much in the manner of a parkour expert bounding from a ledge to a wall and subsequently flying through the air to his next perch.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:38
NASA has selected a California-based company for Refueling Mission Spacecraft project which could be ready within three years. California-based space technology company Space Systems/Loral will setup a robotic space station which will refuel satellites in orbit. NASA has awarded $127 million contract for Restore-L Spacecraft Bus that will work like a traveling gas station. The project will help satellite missions to run for longer period as they will be refueled by Restore-L Spacecraft Bus.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:21
In an announcement made at the PlayStation Experience event (PSX 2016) on Saturday, a new, standalone Uncharted spin-off game -- called ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ -- was revealed by Naughty Dog and Sony.
The announcement of the new ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ spin-off game was made by Naughty Dog during the course of its PSX 2016 keynote. The surprise revelation came at the end of a 10-minute gameplay demonstration.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 03:18
The European Space Agency has received further support from the European authorities as 22 member countries and Canadian government has offered $465 million for Mars project. The Mars program of ESA is a joint venture with Russian space agency RosCosmos. The announcement of support was made after ministerial meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland. European Space Agency will continue with its Mars missions despite failure of Schiaparelli lander.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:09
In a move which indicates that Apple will be participating in the 2016 Black Friday holiday shopping event, after sitting out of it in 2015, the tech giant Apple is now teasing one-day deals via a new web page.
On its Black Friday teaser page on its website, Apple has announced its upcoming “one-day shopping event,” November 25.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 15:56
The launch of a weather satellite, called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series (GOES-R,) will take place at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) announced.
The space agency announced that the GOES-R system will be launched from Space Launch Complex 41 using an Atlas V 541 rocket. The launch of the satellite was postponed several times in the past because of technical issues.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sun, 11/13/2016 - 21:21
Social network Facebook has a security team dedicated to improve security for its user base even when people behave at times in unsafe ways on social networks and other online services. Facebook feels it as an obligation towards its users to keep its service secure.
Speaking about Facebook’s continuous battle against security threats, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos shared some interesting things about the way social network manages to remain safe. Facebook has compared its password database with stolen password databases in the past, as per Sophos’s Naked Security.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:59
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines for screen time for kids and adolescents and many health experts are surprised with the new guidelines. The earlier guidelines suggested less than two hours per day of screen time for kids above two years of age. For kids below two years, the AAP guidelines suggested no screen time. With changing times, the consumption of digital media has increased. There is plenty of interesting content worth watching for kids on internet and AAP guidelines suggest that parents should watch content with kids.