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.
8/9/2016, Milan Šurkala
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.
8/8/2016, Milan Šurkala
Columbia University develops a 3D food printer
There is another area where 3D print can be used and you would not probably think about that. Columbia University is developing a special 3D printer for cooking. Frozen ingredients are converted into eatable things.
8/4/2016, Milan Šurkala
F-35A Lightning II fighter jet is ready for combat
US has a new fighter jet coming. It is F-35A Lightning II and it was officially declared as being ready for combat. Nevertheless, it is still going to be developed and will receive many software updates that should improve its capabilities.
8/3/2016, Milan Šurkala
Broad wavelength spectrum solar panels improve efficiency
Ordinary solar cells convert only a small portion of light wavelengths into electricity. That causes the problem of small efficiency. New solar panels should be able to convert much broader spectrum of light and be more effective.
8/2/2016, Milan Šurkala
Ford and MIT test autonomous shuttles in MIT's campus
Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created three autonomous electric shuttles which are going to be tested in MIT's campus. They will use LIDAR and cameras to navigate among pedestrians.
7/29/2016, Milan Šurkala
Daimler released electric Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck
Transportation of the near future will use electricity for propulsion systems. Therefore, Daimler has presented a new 26-tonne Mercedes-Bent Urban eTruck with modular battery concept and 250 kW of engine power.
7/28/2016, Milan Šurkala
UK permitted Amazon delivery drones tests
Amazon wants to test its delivery drones but is not very lucky in US because of very strict rules given by F.A.A. On the other hand, United Kingdom is more tech-friendly and permitted testing procedures of these unmanned aircrafts.
7/27/2016, Milan Šurkala
3D-printed skulls to be used for endoscopy training
Medicine can greatly benefit from modern 3D-printing technology. University of Virginia Health System is going to use 3D models of a human skull to train young doctors how to perform nasal endoscopy.
7/25/2016, Milan Šurkala