SeaDrone underwater robot not only for fishermen

SeaDrone underwater robot not only for fishermen

Drones are very popular now but they do not have to fly only. There is a new emerging market for underwater drones. One of them is called SeaDrone that can be useful for underwater inspections or scientific research.
5/17/2016, Robotics, Milan Šurkala
Star Wars coming to reality, Air Force plans laser weapons

Star Wars coming to reality, Air Force plans laser weapons

The U.S. Air Force plans to use laser weapons in the near future. They want to use laser weapons in both air and ground attacks if they are able to solve today's problems of the technology such as dimensions and small power.
5/16/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
Hyperloop One prototype hit 400 MPH in a desert test

Hyperloop One prototype hit 400 MPH in a desert test

Hyperloop One has been successfully tested in Nevada desert. This new type of transportation was able to hit 400 MPH on a testing track. For now, it was only open-air test focused on the propulsion system of the vehicle.
5/13/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Silicon nanoparticles to improve fiber optic networks

Silicon nanoparticles to improve fiber optic networks

Telecommunication is never fast and good enough. Although the nanoparticles are already used in telecommunication, researches came with a new solution that will use silicon nanoparticles in order to improve it and shrink the size of devices.
5/12/2016, Nanotechnology, Milan Šurkala
Humanoid NASA Valkyrie robots heading for Mars?

Humanoid NASA Valkyrie robots heading for Mars?

Upgraded NASA Valkyrie R5 robots were given to three universities. They will be used for a scientific research and may be used in conditions in which humans cannot survive. Will they be used in space missions like NASA's journey to Mars?
5/11/2016, Robotics, Milan Šurkala
First robot perfectly completed autonomous bowel surgery

First robot perfectly completed autonomous bowel surgery

Robots are widely used in medicine in recent years but has not been able to act autonomously yet. That is history now. Autonomous robot STAR was able to perform complete pig bowel surgery and outperformed human surgeons.
5/10/2016, Robotics, Milan Šurkala
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080: for faster virtual reality

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080: for faster virtual reality

A new GPU architecture NVIDIA Pascal is finally here. Because of using a new 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 is three times more efficient than GeForce GTX Titan X and it is better in virtual reality applications.
5/9/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
IBM brings the quantum computer to the public cloud

IBM brings the quantum computer to the public cloud

You can try to work with the quantum computer for the first time thanks to IBM that provides you a free access to IBM Quantum Experience. Everyone can carry out quantum experiments on this machine.
5/6/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Front-wheel drive Nürburgring lap record taken by VW Golf GTI Clubsport S

Front-wheel drive Nürburgring lap record taken by VW Golf GTI Clubsport S

In the last few years, there is a big fight on Nürburgring race track to build the fastest front-wheel drive hot hatch. Now, the new limited Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S edition beats Honda Civic Type-R's record.
5/5/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
3Doodler Create, more precise 3D printing pen

3Doodler Create, more precise 3D printing pen

There are not only 3D printers but users can also buy 3D printing pens for more artistic work. WobbleWorks company has revealed a new modified 3D printing pen called 3Doodler Create with refined design.
5/4/2016, 3D print, Milan Šurkala
Solar Impulse 2 plane managed to fly 8924 km in 3 days

Solar Impulse 2 plane managed to fly 8924 km in 3 days

Experimental solar plane Solar Impulse 2 continues its journey around the world. After almost 10-months break because of damaged batteries, everything is repaired and Bertrand Piccard managed to fly from Hawaii to Mountain View in California in 3 days.
5/3/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Shell Project M, the future of city transportation?

Shell Project M, the future of city transportation?

Shell company is well known for fuel and other liquid for cars, but it has also developed a concept of a small city car called Project M. This three seater vehicle may achieve 107mpg consumption at 45 mph.
5/2/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
U.S. Air Force broke maglev speed record at 633 MPH

U.S. Air Force broke maglev speed record at 633 MPH

Maglev technology is the transportation of the future. U.S. Air Force tested its special maglev sled and has broken the speed record at 633 mph. That is about 120 mph faster than the previous one.
4/29/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Lytro Cinema camera captures 755 MPx RAW video

Lytro Cinema camera captures 755 MPx RAW video

Lytro cameras were not very successful. On the other hand, the company sees a high potential in a professional market of 3D cameras for virtual reality. New Lytro Cinema camera can capture up to 755 MPx resolution.
4/28/2016, Milan Šurkala
SpaceX lands on ocean droneship for the first time

SpaceX lands on ocean droneship for the first time

SpaceX has successfully landed its first stage of Falcon 9 rocket on the ground only once. Now, the company managed to land on the ocean droneship for the first time after four unsuccessful attempts.
4/27/2016, Space exploration, Milan Šurkala
Seagate Innov8, 8 TB desktop HDD powered by USB-C

Seagate Innov8, 8 TB desktop HDD powered by USB-C

Seagate is trying to keep hard drives alive and his new Innov8 is interesting attempt. Innov8 is an external hard drive with an aluminium case that has a huge 8 TB capacity and it is powered by only one USB-C cable.
4/26/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
AMD FirePro S9300 x2: extreme 1TB/s memory bandwidth

AMD FirePro S9300 x2: extreme 1TB/s memory bandwidth

AMD company has revealed a new server GPU FirePro S9300 x2. It is able to achieve unbelievable performance of 13.9 TFLOPS. Moreover, it is equipped with HBM memory and this accelerator provides 1TB/s memory bandwidth.
4/25/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
New Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 CPUs with the 22-core behemoth

New Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 CPUs with the 22-core behemoth

The number of cores in CPUs is still increasing and the new Xeon E5-2600 Broadwell-EP line includes 22-core behemoth E5-2699 V4. The range of the new processors covers everything from 50W low-energy CPUs to 160W versions.
4/22/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Acer Predator Z850 projector: gaming with 120-inch image

Acer Predator Z850 projector: gaming with 120-inch image

The new Acer Predator Z840 gaming projector brings some very interesting features. It provides 24:9 aspect ration and it is able to project a 120-inch image onto a wall. Z850 supports a wireless communication.
4/21/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Jaguar to build nine classic XKSS cars from 1950s

Jaguar to build nine classic XKSS cars from 1950s

Jaguar company is going to build 9 extraordinary XKSS supercars that will be manufactured according to the 1957 specifications. They will replace nine cars that were damaged by Browns Lane fire and were never finished.
4/20/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
New plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius Prime: ultra-low 120 MPGe consumption

New plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius Prime: ultra-low 120 MPGe consumption

Toyota is well known for its popular hybrids. The new generation of plug-in hybrid version of Prius was revealed as Prius Prime. It promises 120 MPGe consumption and the electric range was doubled to 22 miles (35 km).
4/19/2016, Transportation, Milan Šurkala
Western Digital PiDrive: 314GB HDD for Raspberry Pi

Western Digital PiDrive: 314GB HDD for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi computer are extremely popular but storage functions can be very limited. MicroSD card with OS may be slow and insufficient. Therefore, WD presents PiDrive, a small USB hard drive with 314GB capacity for just $31.
4/18/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
NVIDIA doubles Quadro M6000's memory to 24 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA doubles Quadro M6000's memory to 24 GB GDDR5

Professional graphic market may be pleased by the new NVIDIA's Quadro M6000 graphic card. In comparison with preceding M6000 model with 12GB memory, the new version is equipped with the enormous 24 GB GDDR5 memory.
4/15/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Razer Core, external GPU dock solution for your laptop

Razer Core, external GPU dock solution for your laptop

If you laptop is not powerful enough, you can use the new GPU dock solution Razer Core. This station may contain very powerful GPU and may provide very high gaming performance when using Thunderbolt 3 interface.
4/14/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
CRACUNS: New underwater drone for aerial missions

CRACUNS: New underwater drone for aerial missions

Development of new technologies cannot be stopped. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory developed the new underwater drone called CRACUNS. It can wait under water, surface and soar into the air.
4/13/2016, Robotics, Milan Šurkala
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