Water-resistant Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with RAW capture
Long-awaited smartphones Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 are here. Both smartphones are water-resistant with IP67 rating, their cameras were improved and got RAW capture and dual lens in iPhone 7 Plus case. Apple has also removed 3.5mm jack but that is not all.
European Space Agency found the lost Philae module
In 2014, European Space Agency reached the Comet 67P, but its space robot Philae was lost after three days only. ESA managed to get contact with the robot and finally find its location after two years. Now, the reason why the robot was lost, is known too.
9/7/2016, Space exploration,
Stealthy warship USS Zumwalt to test its weapons
USA is preparing a new stealthy warship DDG 1000 (USS Zumwalt). Soon, it will undergo so called ship activation process that includes testing of its weapons assembly of various systems. The ship is less visible to enemy radars thanks to its shape.
9/6/2016, Advanced weapons,
Carbon nanotube transistors faster than silicon
Silicon is starting to achieve its physical limits and it has to be replaced with a different technology. Carbon nanotubes are one of the promising technologies and the researchers managed to outperform silicon for the first time.
Autonomous farming is coming, Case IH's concept tractor
Autonomous transportation technology is not coming only for truck delivery, buses and taxis but the Case IH company also wants to change the farming vehicles. It has presented a new concept tractor.
Notebook Acer Predator 21X with 21" curved screen
Acer has just unveiled really extreme gaming notebook Predator 21X. It has a huge 21-inch curved IPS screen, new Intel Core processor and two graphic cards in SLI configuration for the best gaming performance.
New 3D battery technologies for electric vehicles
Researchers are trying to develop better batteries that can safely store higher amount of energy. Scientists at Penn State University developed special 3D nano-composites that are able to do that and to withstand higher temperatures.
NASA's Juno finished the first flyby of Jupiter
In the beginning of July, NASA's Juno spacecraft reached the Jupiter's orbit and it finished its first close flyby on this Saturday. The probe was only 2600 miles (4200 km) above Jupiter planet.
8/29/2016, Space exploration,
Domino's delivers pizza using drones in New Zealand
Domino's Pizza and Flirtey companies are allowed to deliver pizzas using drone robots in New Zealand. The successful demonstration of the flight was also attended by local aviation authorities.
Harvard introduced an entirely soft 3D-printed robot
Future robots do not need to be rigid anymore. Hardware researchers have created an entirely soft robot (octobot) that is powered by chemical reactions. They have used a 3D-printing technology to manufacture it.
8/26/2016, 3D print,
Batteries that can be eaten to power ingestible electronics
Team at Carnegie Mellon University is developing new type of batteries that can power very small ingestible electronic devices that monitor blood levels and other. The batteries are non-toxic.
Electric Tesla Model S P100D is the new world's fastest car
The new Tesla Model S P100D is the fastest accelerating production car in the world that can be bought today. Acceleration 0-60 mph is the task that will take 2.5 seconds only in Ludicrous mode.
Autonomous Uber Volvo taxis coming to Pittsburgh
Large fleet of autonomous cars is coming to Pittsburgh. By the end of this year, driverless taxis developed in cooperation of Uber and Volvo companies will start to drive passengers through the city.
Carbon nanotubes for stronger and lighter aircrafts
Aircrafts are usually made of advanced composite materials that are very light and relatively durable. Even though the durability is fine, researchers are trying to develop materials that are even better. Nanotubes can solve that.
Toshiba presents 7.68TB SSD drive
Toshiba just presented enterprise SSD drive with one of the largest capacities. Its new ZD6300 provides 7.68 terabytes for data. Such a capacity is comparable to the highest capacities of ordinary hard drives.