Many scientists agree that the future is microbotic – and possibly also nanobotic.
They argue that fleets of tiny robots can offer a great deal of benefit to many industries, including healthcare and national defense. However, these robotic swarms will need a lot of power to achieve their ends.
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It’s thought that electricity from conventional sources may not cut it for the purpose of powering these tiny robots.
Up until now, the best memory standard you might have gotten for your graphics’ performance would have been DDR5. This is the highest value of double-data rate (DDR) type chips available to enhance video, multimedia or gaming, available on the highest end of devices.
The security of personal or important information from those who would exploit it for their own gain is an increasingly pressing concern for modern-day society.
It is hard to stay completely anonymous for personal privacy on the internet these days. The browsers and programmes we all use every day may leak data that could identify or locate us; on the other hand, there are tools and strategies out there that can help seal these minor breaches.
It’s not even February 2018 yet, but this hasn’t stopped a slew of reports based on claims that the iPhone X will be phased out of production in the next few months.
It’s a massive shift in terms of Apple’s normal product cycle, and has led to speculation that the almost-new device is definitely not as popular as its flagship predecessors. On the other hand, other correspondents assert that this is being done to pave the way for an unprecedented number of X variants.
A few years ago, LG showcased their new direction in OLED technology: a truly foldable (or rather rollable) display that could be manipulated consistently without losing picture quality or function. Now that it’s 2018, the company has decided to debut what may be the results of considerable development on this concept.
We may be living on the cusp of an age of electronic clothes. There has been an impressive amount of research that may contribute to this reality, from conductors to power supplies that can be printed or deposited onto flexible surfaces like fabrics.
Many scientists envision that materials such as these will eventually be used to produce full devices that are thinner and lighter than ever before. These devices may be most useful for applications such as personal health tracking. They may also be used in novel displays, which could be interactive or user-controllable.
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that allow people with severe neuromotor or motor disorders to communicate are becoming more and more common. This is realised by scanning brainwaves using electroencephalography (EEG) and converting them accurately into words, letters or other objects that the user intends to replicate in their minds. BCIs are beneficial for those with extensive paralysis, ‘locked-in’ syndrome and other similar conditions.
For twenty years, DESY (the German synchrotron administration) has been working on a bigger and better X-ray laser. Such an implementation would enhance the imaging and analysis of subjects from a wide range of scientific research topics, from viruses to exo-planets. The new laser, known as European XFEL, is based at the DESY research center in Hamburg, but extends nearly four kilometers along the ground until it reaches a campus in the Schleswig-Holstein town of Schenefeld.
There is an emerging trend these days for new hardware materials, designs and standards that seek to defy Moore’s Law and the predicted slowdown in computing evolution and, eventually, the capabilities it represents. It’s a necessary move, particularly in the face of the extensive requirements involved in running some artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. Some AI applications need to process hundreds of thousands of data points for the purposes of deep learning; and some others need to apply algorithms to thousands or even millions of the same.
The increased need for, and the implementation of renewable or clean energy, questions the premise of its safety and reliability because it brings about the possibility of being threatened by hackers by way of theft or cyberattacks. The magnitude of real-time data and the distributed generation of energy make for easy gateways. Take charging an electric car, for example — a group of such vehicles are ultimately connected to a larger power unit, which can, if jeopardized, compromise the grid of an entire city.
Nerd alert: sci-fi has finally found a place in our lives; it looks like we’re going back to the future!
The High Tech Gadget market is evolving very fast, with very strong competitors in each sector individual sector, making it difficult for everyone to really impress the consumers globally at once. But Google, with its gadgets integrating the best hardware, software and advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) together did it!
We’ve all heard a lot about Elon Musk and the future plans of his companies, particularly that of SpaceX, in recent times. For example, SpaceX’s next generation is reportedly going to bring extraterrestrial travel – and maybe even colonisation – to the masses in the next decade. Tesla, on the other hand, may have more down-to-earth goals.
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular. They are marketed as electronics that can take the work out of monitoring your home, doing your shopping, turning on heating and monitoring your energy consumption. These Internet of Things (IoT) based products connect your home to the online world, by making shopping for things on websites such as Amazon easy or even automatic. However, it can be disappointing when you take a new connectable home and it doesn’t ‘talk’ to the other devices around it.
Some of us may think of robots as machines we’ve created to mimic human or animal motion, gait, gestures and forms. They are also very often designed to manipulate things in a way that approximates the human ability to do so, in order to complete tasks and automated processes. However, there are engineers and scientists who assert that robots would be more effective, adaptable and useful if they conformed to more unique or interchangeable form factors.
The batteries that power our smartphones, tablets and other similar electronics are a crucial factor that affects how we use them on a daily basis. Despite advances in their technology, they may still discharge at a faster rate than we might like, and interrupt our screen-time when it’s time to recharge them. A longer battery life may mean a larger, more bulky battery which, unfortunately, is out of step with the perceived preference for more streamlined and thinner devices.
The threat of deforestation is real. The biodiverse forests that cover more than 30% of our planet are at risk due to climate change, human interference and natural disasters. This in turn is endangering the lives of the many species who depend on them for survival. The World Resources Institute (WRI) has noted the decline in farmland, which ultimately affects basic necessities like food and drinking water even for the high-income nations of the world.
2013 and 2014 were years of extreme weather events. There were heat waves, cold snaps, droughts, monstrous storms and days of extraordinary rain at various locations around the world. These may have ultimately been the product of atmospheric disruption caused by global warming. The cold snaps of the winter of 2013-2014, were the immediate result of a relatively weak arctic vortex that allowed frigid arctic air to escape the north and invade the southern portion of the continental United States. Conversely, Alaska was exceptionally warm at this time.