Electromagnetic railguns being developed for US Navy

Electromagnetic railguns being developed for US Navy

Electromagnetic railguns are under development for some time and US Navy considers to use them in the future. Such weapons are extremely expensive but their shots are relatively cheap. The missiles may achieve speeds up to Mach 7.5.
6/28/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
3D-printed organs are saving cancer patient's lives

3D-printed organs are saving cancer patient's lives

3D print technology can be used almost everywhere. For example, it was used to print patient's kidney to prepare the difficult surgery few weeks ago. Because of that, doctors were able to perform surgery without any complications.
6/27/2016, 3D print, Milan Šurkala
Electric car broke 0-100 km/h world record

Electric car broke 0-100 km/h world record

The world acceleration record from 0 to 100 km/h was broken by Grimsel electric formula in less than 1.6 seconds. Its acceleration is even better than the acceleration of the cars with combustion engines.
6/24/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
China has built the fastest supercomputer

China has built the fastest supercomputer

The new Sunway TaihuLight in China is the fastest supercomputer in the world. It is capable to achieve unbelievable 93 petaflops performance and it is twice as fast as previous fastest China supercomputer.
6/23/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Scientists developed ultra-thin flexible solar cells

Scientists developed ultra-thin flexible solar cells

Scientists in South Korea have developed a new type of solar cells. These cells are extremely thin, much thinner than a human hair. Because of that, the cells are also flexible and they are suitable for popular wearables.
6/22/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Heart tissue 3D printed in zero gravity

Heart tissue 3D printed in zero gravity

People are going to print body tissues using special 3D printers. And they are also able to do so in zero gravity environment. Therefore, the astronauts should be able to fix some of their own tissues in space.
6/21/2016, 3D print, Milan Šurkala
NASA to fly electrically, the new X-57 Maxwell

NASA to fly electrically, the new X-57 Maxwell

Electric engines are not spreading only in hybrid and electric cars, they are finding their way into aircrafts too. NASA has developed the X-57 Maxwell aircraft that uses 14 electric engines and batteries storing the power for them.
6/20/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
DyCo5 nanostructures increase storage capacity and stability

DyCo5 nanostructures increase storage capacity and stability

Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) provides high data density but it also has its own issues like the need for very high temperatures and lower stability. New dysprosium-cobalt nanostructures will help to improve both density and stability.
6/17/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Last SpaceX mission partially successful

Last SpaceX mission partially successful

The SpaceX's flight on this Wednesday was only partially successful. The rocket was able to bring the satellites to orbit but there is still a need for an improvement of landing the rocket. This attempt did not end well.
6/16/2016, Space exploration, Milan Šurkala
Black phosphorus to replace silicon and cool electronics

Black phosphorus to replace silicon and cool electronics

Black phosphorus has some interesting metal properties and it seems that it could replace silicon in electronics. Moreover, phosphorus nanoribbons using the special structure can improve heat dissipation and keep electronics cooler.
6/15/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Elon Musk clarifies SpaceX's mission to Mars

Elon Musk clarifies SpaceX's mission to Mars

It is not very long ago when SpaceX revealed some details about its plans for human mission to Mars. They also promised to unveil more details and that happened yesterday. Elon Musk told us more about its Mars plans and regular Mars missions.
6/14/2016, Space exploration, Milan Šurkala
NASA's Juno mission to reach Jupiter in July

NASA's Juno mission to reach Jupiter in July

After very successful New Horizons mission at Pluto, NASA is going to carry out the next interesting space mission. There are only 21 days left until Juno spacecraft will reach and explore the Jupiter planet.
6/13/2016, Space exploration, Milan Šurkala
Chinese retailer tests delivery drones in countryside

Chinese retailer tests delivery drones in countryside

Delivery drones are the future of e-shops. Chinese retailer JD.com is already testing them in rural areas of China where are huge problems to get packages into desired destinations through winding roads.
6/10/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Drone taxi to be tested in Nevada

Drone taxi to be tested in Nevada

Ehang 184 drone is a new type of drone that is able to carry passengers but it still flies without any human pilot. Such a vehicle can work as a drone taxi and the company is going to start the tests in Nevada.
6/9/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Smart glass with nanoparticles is coming

Smart glass with nanoparticles is coming

Australian researchers were able to combine glass with nanoparticles that enable it to obtain very interesting properties. What about a glass material that is able to shine or detect radiation levels?
6/8/2016, Nanotechnology, Milan Šurkala
Fuel to be produced by artificial photosynthesis?

Fuel to be produced by artificial photosynthesis?

Harvard researchers have improved the artificial photosynthesis that is able to create oxygen and substances needed for production of liquid fuels. Are we going to create artificial gasoline using Bionic Leaf 2.0?
6/7/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
SpaceX plans human mission to Mars in 2025

SpaceX plans human mission to Mars in 2025

NASA and Lockheed Martin plan to send humans to Mars planet in 2028 but SpaceX company wants to be even faster. They want to reach the surface of the planet by 2025. The new rocket will be needed to achieve such a goal.
6/6/2016, Space exploration, Milan Šurkala
Intel released 10-core desktop processor monster

Intel released 10-core desktop processor monster

Intel has just released the new family of Broadwell-E processors. They use 14nm Tri-Gate 3D technology and you can buy up to 10-core version Core i7-6950X. We are still talking about desktop CPUs.
6/3/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
US Army plans helicopters with laser weapons

US Army plans helicopters with laser weapons

Laser weapons will not be only on jet fighters because Special Operation Commands plans to test these weapons on helicopters too. We can expect laser weapons on famous Apache helicopters in the near future.
6/2/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
New form of transport in China: straddling bus

New form of transport in China: straddling bus

China is fighting with smog and transportation issues with a project of the straddling bus. It will be raised to the height of 2.1 metres and the cars can drive under. The first straddling bus will be tested very soon in the real city world.
6/1/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Cute Asus Zenbo robot, a cheap digital friend

Cute Asus Zenbo robot, a cheap digital friend

Asus unveiled very cute robot Zenbo that is able to play with kids or tell them fairy tales. But this "toy" is not only for kids, it is good companion for elderly people too. Zenbo can be used for video calls, it can take photos or work as a home cinema.
5/31/2016, Robotics, Milan Šurkala
Simultaneous translation of languages with Pilot earpieces

Simultaneous translation of languages with Pilot earpieces

Do you have problems with understanding foreign languages or cannot you speak some language at all? Pilot earpieces can be a solution for such a problem. They are able to simultaneously translate some languages and more are planned to come.
5/30/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
AutoRally car autonomously learns how to race

AutoRally car autonomously learns how to race

Autonomous car are taught how to drive in real world conditions but some cars are also able to teach themselves and learn how to drive. Researchers at Georgia Tech have created the car that is autonomously learning how to race and drive extremely fast.
5/27/2016, Robotics, Milan Šurkala
Lockheed Martin to send humans to Mars in 2028

Lockheed Martin to send humans to Mars in 2028

Lockheed Martin company wants to support NASA's mission for visiting the Mars planet. The plan is to send unmanned aircraft in the near future and the humans should see the planet from Mars Base Camp in 2028.
5/26/2016, Space exploration, Milan Šurkala
US Navy will release Blackwing drones from underwater

US Navy will release Blackwing drones from underwater

US Navy's submarines will have a new equipment in the near future. The new Blackwing spy drones will be used in these submarines and they can be released from underwater. They are collapsed into very small 3-inch launch tube.
5/25/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
Charge your EV wirelessly, new SAE standards approved

Charge your EV wirelessly, new SAE standards approved

Plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles are slowly gaining popularity and the problem of comfortable charging is getting more serious. SAE organization has just approved new WPT standards for wireless charging of these vehicles. No plugs will be necessary.
5/24/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
APWorks created 3D printed electric motorbike Light Rider

APWorks created 3D printed electric motorbike Light Rider

3D printing can be used for creating various products. APWorks from Airbus Group created a 3D printed super light electric motorcycle that weighs only 77 pounds (35 kilograms). Metal powder and aircraft-grade aluminium were used to create the frame.
5/23/2016, 3D print, Milan Šurkala
Hypersonic travelling closer to reality, Mach 7 achieved

Hypersonic travelling closer to reality, Mach 7 achieved

Air transportation starts to be slow now. We need to travel even faster. Therefore, NASA, Australia and Air Force are developing hypersonic planes. They were able to successfully test the hypersonic rocket that achieved 7.5 times the speed of sound.
5/20/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
New Horizons heading to Kuiper Belt, a new mission?

New Horizons heading to Kuiper Belt, a new mission?

New Horizons spacecraft accomplished its Pluto mission and there is a question about the next task. One of the new possible targets is 2014 MU69 in the Kuiper Belt where the spacecraft is already heading to. Will it be its next space mission?
5/19/2016, Space exploration, Milan Šurkala
Nanosilver pen uses a laser for 3D printing in the air

Nanosilver pen uses a laser for 3D printing in the air

Researchers at Harvard University have created a new 3D printing pen that uses nanosilver particles and special laser for creating a 3D wires in the air without any additional support. These wires can be thinner than a human hair.
5/18/2016, 3D print, Milan Šurkala