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Airtop: a computer for emergencies

Airtop: a computer for emergencies

Israeli company CompuLab has released the third generation of Airtop mini computers. The new computers are particularly resilient and can be used even under the most difficult circumstances.
‘Air bubble’ will make satellite launches cheaper

‘Air bubble’ will make satellite launches cheaper

The space industry could be developing at a faster pace, but unprecedented costs related to spacecraft construction are preventing its growth. The most costly vehicles can reach high altitudes, serving as platforms for satellites. A newly discovered method might make these vehicles much cheaper to build.
The downfall of Galaxy Fold, the idea crisis and the future of smartphones

The downfall of Galaxy Fold, the idea crisis and the future of smartphones

Samsung has cancelled the release of Galaxy Fold. Why do engineers, designers and users rarely see eye to eye, and what can we expect from the mobile industry in the future?

How Japanese Kirigami Art Helped Harvard University Scientists to Build a Snake-inspired Robot

Last year, Harvard University scientists demonstrated a soft SEAS robot, designed as a snake. It was recently announced that the robot had been improved. It is noteworthy that researchers borrowed some of their ideas from kirigami, a Japanese 3-dimensional paper-cutting paper craft.

P2 Xcursion amphibian plane passes all tests

Electric amphibian planes that can land on water are yet another trend in the world of technology, with many countries working on creating such vehicles. Their ability to land anywhere makes them extremely useful in emergencies.

A genius of an air filter

The University of Michigan team has developed Genius, the next-generation air filter that surpasses all its analogue counterparts. All airborne bacteria and viruses get killed as soon as the device is turned on.

Solar batteries will generate power from snow

Scientists at UCLA in the United States have built a nanogenerator capable of generating electricity not only from sunlight, but from snow as well.

Boston Dynamics SpotMini Robots Try Themselves as Loaders

Boston Dynamics has long been focused on the robot market, but it still remains a research rather than a commercial company. However, according to its management, this year, with the release of the SpotMini machine, things will change for the company.

North Focals: the #1 smart glasses

There’s been talk about developing smart glasses for some time now, but all development projects have failed so far due to low profitability. But it seems like this negative trend is about to turn around and the new smart glasses - Focals by North - have every chance of taking the market by storm.

Lawnmower Racing: Honda Develops the Fastest Lawnmower in the World

Honda is primarily known as a car and motorcycle manufacturer, but the company also produces household appliances. Recently, the brand has outdone itself with the development of a lawnmower that can reach the speed of up to 240 km/h.

The robot called Blue - hands with artificial intelligence

Devices with artificial intelligence are fundamentally different from their more primitive counterparts. First of all, this is because AI allows a robot to master almost any skill.

Recycling robot to solve the garbage problem

Garbage must be sorted before recycling. So far, this has been done manually by ordinary people, but soon everything will change, because a robot has been created that will take over this tedious job.

SwagBot robot farmer to be on sale in 2020

The AI-equipped robot farmer SwagBot was first unveiled in 2016. Since then, the company has been seeking investment. Representatives from the company have recently announced that they have raised $4.6 million and had new plans to launch the machine in 2020.

World’s Largest and Most Spacious Electric Bus Presented in China

Chinese company BYD Auto has been manufacturing electric buses for several years. The automaker has recently broken the world record by presenting its new 27-metre vehicle capable of carrying up to 250 passengers.

An extra pair of hands: researchers have created a backpack with a mechanical manipulator

Robotics researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with an innovation based on a well-known modular robot developed a few years ago.
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