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Posted by Lara Lopes

Lully device prevents night terrors

Is your child’s nightmare not letting you sleep at night? The solution to these sleepless nights might be Lully, a device that claims to stop nightmares. It was developed by doctor Andy Rink and engineer Varun Boriah after studying sleep patterns along with their teammates at Stanford University. The device uses precisely timed vibrations to help children who suffer from night terrors to adopt a healthy sleep pattern. It learns the child’s sleep patterns and vibrates for a few minutes before the night terrors to gently pull the child into a lighter sleep stage. Rink and Boriah worked with sleep researchers in a clinical study to test the effectiveness […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Clothing is about to get smarter thanks to new conductive ink

We have smart cell phones, smart cars, smart homes, smart watches and soon there could be smart clothing. This is due to the fact that a new printing process using just one step uses elastic conducting ink to turn clothes along with other textiles into wearable, flexible electronic sensors or devices thanks to University of Tokyo researchers. [Image Courtesy of University of Tokyo] The researchers have come up with ink that is able to retain its highly conductive effect even though it can be stretched to more than three times the original length. They say that it can be used […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

New low cost graphene production a revolution

Graphene is often called the wonder material, however while it might have its wonders there is no getting away from the fact that it is has chemical vapour deposition that is time consuming and expensive to produce industrially. However this could change as the University of Exeter claim to have found a totally new technique that comes with low cost and they can make graphene of high quality cheaper. [Image Courtesy of Exeter] They claim the system is based on technology that is used to make semiconductors and they can use it to make graphene in mass production using the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Blade is world’s first 3D printed supercar and it’s green

With more people taking care of the environment, green cars are becoming more popular and a California company has taken advantage of this fact along with the latest technology and designed Blade, the world’s first 3D printed supercar. The company designed their own technology for printing the prototype vehicle. [Image Courtesy of Divergent Microfactories] The company recognised that there are many green and clean cars on the market. However making those cars is not very environmentally friendly. Divergent Micofactories want to change this and that’s why they designed Blade, a stylish supercar that shows that good looks don’t have to […]

Posted by Alan Adamu

Should robotics future make us concerned?

The developments in Robotics has been a long term concern for many across the globe. A great concern, popularly referred to as Singularity, is a hypothetical event in which a robot, computer or any similar device would be both self-aware of its own making and also intelligent enough to alter or improve it. This would inevitably make it smarter and smarter until it outsmarts us all – or so they say. Before reaching any conclusion, there yet exists another unanswered and perhaps even more important question: will such machines ever exist? Siri, the iPhone app, is quite remarkable as many would expect. Its […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Pepper the robot gets all emotional

Pepper the robot comes from designers Softbank and Aldabaran and they say their robot is going to become a game changer as they have given it all the technology it needs in order for it to interact with human beings when in social settings. The latest technology they have given the robot allows it to get emotional. [Image Courtesy of ExtremeTech] The designers are calling Pepper the robot the world’s first emotionally intelligent robot and it can come up with witty and even well timed phrases. The robot is able to recognise emotions and makes use of techniques that are novel. […]