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Researchers Try to Make Enormous Computers with Common Sense

Researchers Try to Make Enormous Computers with Common Sense

According to a latest report, researchers are trying their level best to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence in the computers. This is being done by researchers as they want that an enormous computer system should be able to browse millions of pictures on its own.

According to sources, the scientists are also willing to make the computer capable to decide the meaning of all the browsed pictures on its own.

This system, at Carnegie Mellon University, is named as NEIL. The abbreviation of NIEL is Never Ending Image Learning, according to the researchers.

Scientists Develop Alternative to Lotus Leaves by Creating ‘Most Waterproof Material Ever’

Scientists Develop Alternative to Lotus Leaves by Creating ‘Most Waterproof Material Ever’

`Most waterproof material ever' has been developed by US engineers. They were encouraged by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings for their new discovery.

They say that the new `super-hydrophobic' surface is capable of keeping clothes dry and would also help in preventing engines of aircrafts from icing.

Earlier, for the purpose of drying, lotus leaves were used, but now a team from MIT in Boston says that they have moved a step ahead for using lotus leaves.

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Recreate Fossils

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Recreate Fossils

Scientists from the Department of Radiology at Charité Campus Mitte in Berlin have again created dinosaur fossils from blueprints. These blueprints are made with the help of computed tomography or CT scans. This has been done for the very first time by the scientists, reveals Live Science.

‘Self-Heal’ Battery Discovered by Researchers

‘Self-Heal’ Battery Discovered by Researchers

A new type of battery has been developed by researchers at Stanford University. The battery is coated with a new material that allows `self-heal' mechanism and also increases the life of the battery.

Researchers explained that the latest discovered battery will work by using a "stretchy polymer that coats the electrode, binds it and spontaneously heals tiny cracks that develop".

The reason behind the deterioration of batteries is the swelling and shrinking of electrodes each time the battery charges and discharges, which results in making the material fragile.

Self-Healing Rechargeable Batteries will help in the Reduction of Battery Replacements

Self-Healing Rechargeable Batteries will help in the Reduction of Battery Replacements

According to a latest report, researchers from Standford University and Tsinghua University in Beijing have recently come up with a new battery technology which will make sure that lithiated silicon resources inside the batteries are able to hold electrons for a longer period.

Thanks to these researchers as the replacement of the Lithium ion batteries, which are mostly used in the mobile phones, will be delayed now.

According to sources, silicon has been used in batteries in order to allow them to hold more electrons as compared to oxides.

Novel Active Cloak with New Concept and Design Devised

Novel Active Cloak with New Concept and Design Devised

Since Harry Potter and his friends have adorned that invisibility cloak, a number of people have wished that they also had the same and could disappear whenever they wanted.

Efforts have been made by physicists to come up with such devices. The first successful invisibility cloak was made in 2006, which was able to hide a small copper cylinder.

Yet again, a new invisibility cloak has been developed. Prof Andrea Alu from the University of Texas was of the view that their newly developed cloak is complete different from previous designs.

Researchers Creating Submarines after Inspired by Stingrays

Researchers Creating Submarines after Inspired by Stingrays

Researchers after inspiring with the shape of stingrays, decided to create submarines that are faster and energy efficient. Researchers from the University of Buffalo said that their new submarines based on the shape of stingrays can even support in rescue missions.

Richard Bottom, a UB mechanical engineering graduate student participating in the research, said that all the fish wave their tails to and fro to swim. But, this stingray's swims in a very much unique manner like a flag in the winds.

Researchers Tried to Teach Robot, Baxter How to Handle Knives

Researchers Tried to Teach Robot, Baxter How to Handle Knives

The upcoming robots in grocery store were taught the method of holding knives so as they do not frighten human customers. The responsibility of teaching these robots has been taken by Cornell University graduate student Ashesh Jain and colleagues.

As per the researchers, it is important to make out that whether it is possible for a robot like Baxter to work as a chef in a restaurant or home.

Robot Taught to Work in Mock-Supermarket Checkout Line

Robot Taught to Work in Mock-Supermarket Checkout Line

Robot is one of the much talked about topics these days. A lot of stress is being given on the development of robot as efforts are put in to make robots environment friendly as well as useful.

Considering all these aspects, it has been unveiled that a group of engineers from Cornell University have taught a robot as how to work in a mock-supermarket checkout line.

Solar-Powered Webcam Installed to Watch Californian Condor

Solar-Powered Webcam Installed to Watch Californian Condor

Californian condor is considered to be North America's largest alive bird. The vulture-like bird is now counted as endangered species.

As per data, there are just 429 birds that are alive in North America and 50% of them are in zoos. Being an endangered species, it was not easy to watch them. Therefore, webcam has been put up in the remote hills of Big Sur to watch the bird.

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