The prospect of an intelligent, never-tiring, and human-like robot has fascinated humanity for centuries. However, high costs and technological advancements limited the scope of our vision earlier. This is going to change soon. Robots are learning to work together and soon will change the human world through real-world applications. This is already happening. Robots are expected to change the face of logistics, food, and security industries. A company named 6
Did you know that electromagnetic radiation and variations of power in your digital setup box or credit card can be used to hack them? Not to worry, researchers at the University of Wyoming and the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found an algorithm to seal this loophole. The aim for designing devices like credit cards, smart keys, and cable boxes was to deliver efficiency while the security took a hit.
Cyber threats represent an enormously challenging and growing security risk around the world. Moreover, recognizing cyber threats is similar to finding a needle in a haystack. Usually, cyber threat analysts sample a small volume of data available to them due to processing constraints. However, this is expected to change soon as supercomputers have joined the fight against cyber threats. Researchers at Lincoln laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC) are making it possible.
Public and private initiatives around the world are trying to meet energy demands in a more efficient manner. However, the transport industry presents a challenge to this tall goal. The transport industry is a large consumer of energy in the US. Additionally, transport means such as airplanes, railways, submarines, and ships find cannot use alternative energy sources. This is expected to change soon. Earlier, lack of high-power supply of electric
Over 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives on freeways annually. Soon, current vehicles will have digital safety systems which can detect pedestrians and apply brakes automatically. Federal regulators in the U.S. are also looking to adopt advanced lighting systems in vehicles to avert tragedies. Over the past decade, pedestrian fatalities have risen more than 50%. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in United States discovered that digital safety systems are ideal
Robots will soon become capable of human-like decision making. At least that’s what researchers at DeepMind, a Google-backed AI program believe. In its press release, it argued that robots can now replicate strategies used by human brain. These strategies can soon allow robots to understand wellbeing and adapt according to situations. Currently, robots in a nascent stages of development as far as intelligent decision-making is concerned. Today’s robots can only make
Microsoft co-founder’s Vulcan is raising hope in the African Savanna as it aims at conserving using latest technology. Drones, big data, and animal collars are the tools in use to protect African elephants from poachers. There are only 400,000 African elephants remaining in the wild. Their population is constantly hunted for ivory trade and bush meat trade. The population of African elephants declined by 8% between 2007 and 2014. Vulcan
OpenAI, a research center supported by Microsoft, Elon Musk, and Amazon has created a ‘state-of-the-art’ automatic text generator. But, you are unlikely to see it in action, anytime soon. The researchers are afraid of its potential misuses. Hence, in a disappointing turn of events, the technology is likely to remain under wraps in the near future. However, OpenAI researchers have slipped out a few details of the advanced text generator.
Do you hope to see Iron Man inspired mechanical gadgets in action one day? A new study has helped scientists close the gap on the imaginary genius, Tony Stark. According to study published in Science Robotics, ‘developable mechanism’ similar to missiles that pop out of Iron Man’s arms can become a ground reality soon. This new research claims that these mechanisms can operate with complex 3-D shapes without wear and
Self-driving cars and AI technology are making headlines around the world. However, the technology is yet to fulfill its promise to millions at large. Soon, researchers from University of Michigan (UMich) could change that. UMich researchers are studying human body symmetry, gait, and foot movement. They are using GPS, onboard cameras in vehicles, LiDAR to gather data. The data is then fed into a 3-D computer stimulation program to recreate
Industry 4.0 Is Revolutionizing Business for Good Industry 4.0, the revolutionary collaboration between man and machine is going to transform business. At least this is what experts at Microsoft believe. A new press release by Microsoft states that the world of business is going to witness major changes in the near future. Some of these changes are already revolutionizing business, education, healthcare, and manufacturing. For example, people spend a lot
Researchers at USC Dornsife have discovered a cheaper way to produce OELD screens. The new method uses copper instead of iridium to showcase light and colors on OLED screens. Currently, several high-end smart appliances like TVs, phones use OLED screens. During the testing, the new copper inclusion did not affect the quality of visualization. According to Mark E. Thompson, a chemist at USC, iridium compounds were extremely efficient at light
Automakers are in a race to install the latest digital gizmos in your next car. However, according to a new survey by product developers, IT professionals, and automotive engineers, your next car can be an easy target for hackers. Nearly 84% of those surveyed said that automakers are falling behind in responding to security threats. The warnings may shed light on on a real incident that happened recently. In 2015,
Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the world to frontiers where stuff of legends that Hollywood movies are made of, seems possible today. A team of researchers from University of Bucharest have developed something similar. They have created a virtual organism, which combines reconfigurable hardware agents, abstract intelligent thinking, and adaptive software agents. This research combines entities that have puzzled and intrigued scientists for ages. For example, psychology often aims to
Scientist from University of Kansas have found a new technology to suck carbon monoxide from industrial chimneys. They have discovered a new application of BIGs (bis imino guanidines) chemicals. These chemicals allow scuba divers to “rebreathe” CO2 exhalations. According to Kristin Bowman-James, one of the researcher, the technology has tremendous potential. As BIGs were discovered 10 years ago, their application still continues to evolve. During the experiment, these chemicals were
Scientists from the royal society have discovered an ideal method to harvest energy from water. Using virtualization, they have found the ideal wing shape for strong vortices or swirling flows. This research can pave way for improving current energy harvesting as well as for improving airspeed. The researchers relied heavily on our understanding of evolutionary biology. The 3-D virtualization technology allowed them to visualize different birds, their wing shapes and
Researchers at university of Missouri have developed a new Artificial Intelligence system to growing counter cyber-attacks. The strategy aims to protect data stored in clouds by creating a misleading trail for attackers. Ideally, the strategy would buy precious time for digital systems to respond to cyber threats. Online purchases have lured many criminals towards stealing identity, data and other crucial information. The AI based strategy combines the knowledge of psychology
A new computer program developed by Cornell university scientists, promises to clear food production facilities pathogen free in the near future. The program known as EnABLe, would provide stimulated environments to managers to help them identify most likely contaminated places on their facility. Pathogen Listeria monocytogens are quite rare but infect more than 1,600 people in the US each year. This program alerts food managers of areas with large bacteria
Researchers at MIT have developed a breakthrough laser technology to transmit audible messages over the air. The technology can transmit audible messages to anyone in a crowd despite a complete chaos all around. The technology was tested using different laser methods, wherein various audible messages including music was transmitted at an audible volume. The technology is enabled by photoacoustic effect. When sound waves absorb light, this effect occurs as a
Amazon has launched a new tech vest for its workers in over 25+ sites. These sites are mostly warehouses, where robots and humans work in close proximity. The safety kit looks much like a pair of suspenders with a built-in signaling system which cautions the robot. Amazon reported that the system has noted over a million signals so far. The new suspender kit promises to carry a lot more safety