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Atlas and WildCat: Latest Creations of Boston Dynamics

tlas and WildCat: Latest Creations of Boston Dynamics

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that Boston Dynamics, a US robotics company, has developed some amazing robots.

One of them is Atlas, which is a humanoid robot. This robot has some great balancing skills as it can even manage to remain intact on one leg. The second one is WildCat, which is a four-legged robot. Key factor of this robot is speed as it can run up to 16mph.

Both the robots have been developed as a part of Maximum Mobility and Manipulation programme, which is of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa).

Micro-Drum has the Ability to be used as Quantum Memory in Future Quantum Computers

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Physicists at the NIST have entangled a microscopic mechanical drum with electrical signals, said a news release from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

It has been proved by the findings that NIST's micro-drum could be used as a quantum memory in future quantum computers. It would implement the rules of quantum physics to resolve issues that are difficult today.

Water Drops on Metal Plate Could Lead to Better Power Plants

Water Drops on Metal Plate Could Lead to Better Power Plants

A recent experiment conducted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has suggested that charged water droplets could be created on a metal plate.

It was found that water drops create a superhydrophobic surface on a metal plate and carry an electric charge.

The researches conducted in the past had suggested that due to emission of excess energy from a superhydrophopic surface, the water drops does not slide down and rather jump. The action occurs especially when two or more than two water droplets come together.

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 with CASSIOPE

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 with CASSIOPE

SpaceX, the commercial space company of Elon Musk, has proved successful in launching a Falcon 9 rocket into space.

CASSIOPE, a Canadian Space Agency satellite, is on-board the rocket. It has been discovered that Cascade is part of payload of the satellite. Cascade is a prototype in lieu of a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system, which is somewhat a digital courier service.

NASA Seeking to Introduce 3D Printer for Astronauts

NASA Seeking to Introduce 3D Printer for Astronauts

NASA, the well-known US space agency, has been thinking of introducing a 3D printer in the coming year into space. The same would be the first of its kind to be used in space.

The aim of the printer would be to assist astronauts in developing zero-g or zero gravity spare parts and tools.

The report found that the printer holds the potential to cut the future mission costs.

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Smartphone Screens to Give Better Displays with Wheel-Shaped Molecules

Smartphone Screens to Give Better Displays with Wheel-Shaped Molecules

According to a recent research published in the Journal of Nature Chemistry, molecules in the shape of wagon wheels were used in order to make organic LEDs by a team of researchers.

The scientists from the University of Utah and University of Bonn collectively carried out this experiment in order to solve the problem of poor LED displays. The wheel shaped molecules emit lights in a way that it is not polarized.

Programming Language to Develop Synthetic DNA

Programming Language to Develop Synthetic DNA

A team of researchers from the University of Washington has invented a programming language for creating synthetic DNA. Till now, you have heard of languages like JAVA and C++ for running a computer, but this latest language will make an artificial DNA.

This program made with the help of this structured set of instructions will work just like the DNA molecules do in a cell or in a test tube.

NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

NASA to Launch 3-D Printer into Space

With a 3-D printer to be launched next year, the astronauts will not require to take every tool they might need in the space from Earth. NASA is in the final stages of launching this game changer in the size of a toaster.

With the help of this 3-D printer, numerous designs could be created. The printer will extrude various plastic layers upon layers from long coiled strands.

These strands are extensively used by the jewellery makers for making exquisite jewellery and also by the doctors for creating replacement joints.

Judge Orders to Revaluate Sonar Usage Permits

Judge Orders to Revaluate Sonar Usage Permits

The Environment activist groups have now something great to celebrate for. The extensive use of sonar in training exercises along the West Coast by the U. S. Navy will be revaluated. The action will be taken considering the long term impact of these activities on the ocean life and especially on whales.

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Cedric to Replace Silicon Soon

Cedric to Replace Silicon Soon

A study revealed the first computer was completely built by carbon nanotubes. This paved a path for a new generation of digital devices.

"Cedric" is single fundamental prototype but could be developed into a machine. It is smaller, faster and more efficient as compared to today's silicon models.

The breakthrough was published in Nature by the engineers of Stanford University. The computer works on a single bit of information and can only count till 32.

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