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Novel Topological Insulator capable to develop Cost-Effective and Superfast Computers

Novel Topological Insulator capable to develop Cost-Effective and Superfast Computers

Researchers at the Utah University have developed a new "topological insulator", which is a special material that has a potential to develop cost-effective and superfast computers.

These computers will be capable of performing lightning-fast calculations without getting overheated. Thus, this new material discovered acts as both a conductor and an insulator.

This research has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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MIT Researchers develop Four-Legged Robot Cheetah

MIT Researchers develop Four-Legged Robot Cheetah

According to Fox News reports, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a four-legged robot. The robot is named as cheetah because it is the fastest land animal one earth. MIT created the robot in cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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NASA’s $6.8 billion “Space Taxi “contract awarded to Boeing and SpaceX

NASA’s $6.8 billion “Space Taxi “contract awarded to Boeing and SpaceX

National Aeronautic Space Organization, NASA, announced today that it has awarded contracts to both Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA's partnership with the companies is part of the Commercial Crew Program. The program is intended to help private companies develop spacecraft to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit by 2017.

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New Graphene-based Light Detector sees what Human Eyes can’t

New Graphene-based Light Detector sees what Human Eyes can’t

A new graphene-based light detector could see things that human eyes can't. The detector is able to measure the light's wavelength.

Terahertz radiation, also known as submillimeter radiation, consists of electromagnetic waves. The radiation is located between infrared and microwave frequencies on electromagnetic spectrum, range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.

The detector would help scientists in making more sensor devices with much greater sensitivity than current technology.

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Walt Disney Company files for Drone use Patents

Walt Disney Company files for Drone use Patents

Walt Disney Company has filed for three drone patents last week. The company wants to use small drones to enhance entertainment at amusement park. The drones could be used for light shows, carry things and projection screens. According to company, there are many other applications where these drones could be used.

By filing the patents, the company has joined a long list of other United States companies that are pushing the government to allow commercial use of drones. The company has not stated yet whether the drones will be used at Disneyland in Anaheim or other parks.

$1 Million Prize to One who Comes Up with Idea to Reduce ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

$1 Million Prize to One who Comes Up with Idea to Reduce ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

Whopping $1 million prize will be awarded by Tulane University to the person(s) who will come up with a solution to decrease the size of the annual dead zone in the Gulf of the Mexico. In the area, water quality deteriorates along with disappearance of marine life every year.

Building Things Creatively and Inexpensively has Become India’s Strength

Building Things Creatively and Inexpensively has Become India’s Strength

India is receiving worldwide attention due to its recently launched Mangalyaan. One of the reasons for which it is receiving a lot of appreciation is cost-effective budget within which the Indian Space agency has completed the project.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) spent mere $75 million to launch the spacecraft to Mars. "By excelling in getting so much out of so little, we are establishing ourselves as the most cost-effective center globewide for a variety of advanced technologies", said Roddam Narasimha, an aerospace scientist.

TERMES Robots Capable of Building Complex Structures

TERMES Robots Capable of Building Complex Structures

Experts at Harvard University have come up with a team of robots known as TERMES robots that are able to build complex structure.

Scientists and researchers got the idea to build the same after knowing the functioning of termites in Namibia. These termites builds some of the most fascinating structures which are massive cities of packed dirt reaching up to 30 feet high.

Technique Using Carbon Nanotubes Developed for Microprocessor Cooling

Technique Using Carbon Nanotubes Developed for Microprocessor Cooling

A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is busy studying and developing the technique of using carbon nanotubes for making small microprocessor chip cooler.

At present, transistors are squeezed in the size of a small chip, due to which overheating causes the bad performance of these chips. The new technique will help to avoid the low performance of the microprocessors in the times to come.

NASA Team Scans Mysterious White Rock in the Way of Opportunity Mars Rover

NASA Team Scans Mysterious White Rock in the Way of Opportunity Mars Rover

According to a new report, scientists are puzzled on seeing a mysterious rock in the images sent by the NASA's Opportunity rover of its work area, while preparing to use its robotic arm for science investigation. They are surprised with the fact that the mysterious white rock was not visible in the images sent by the rover about two weeks earlier.

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