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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.

High-Altitude Balloon to Lift People 19 Miles Up

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Jane Poynter, CEO of the Tucson, has unveiled his plans to send people 19 miles up the ground through high-altitude balloon.

For now, nothing is concrete and the company will be required to take permission from the Federal Aviation Administration. Talking about the plan, Poynter was of the view that the first flight can start from 2016.

Balloons are an existing technology. It is something that people have been using for past many decades. But from a technical point of view, this will be a graet thing to do.

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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.

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