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Posted by Alan Adamu

Flight MH370: How researchers uncovered what happened

On the 8th of March 2014, the world was sent into a state of shock. A Boeing 777 aircraft carrying 239 people lost communication with air traffic control, never to be found again. Such was the fate of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.  Ever since, millions of dollars have been spent in attempts recover the remains of the aircraft. No wreckage was ever found. A group of researchers claim to have found an explanation of what happened to flight MH370 in its final moments. Through a series of mathematical modelling and simulations, these researchers were able to recreate five possible ways in which the aircraft might have crashed into the ocean. […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Man killed by robot when working at Volkswagen in Germany

Man killed by robot is a heading that you might have thought would be in a horror film or book about robots taking over the world, but sadly it isn’t, it is real life. A man was crushed to death at the Volkswagen plant in Germany where he worked. [Image Courtesy of IFLScience] The 22-year- old was working as a technician and was undertaking the installation of a stationary robot. The robot undertakes a series of tasks on the assembly line when making cars and it takes hold of car parts and manipulates them. In this instance the robot is […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Hadrian bricklaying robot can lay 1,000 bricks in one hour

In today’s world, robotics are moving along at a fast pace and robots are now seen taking over many tasks and jobs that humans used to do. One of the latest is a robot named Hadrian and it can lay down as many as 1,000 bricks in one hour.   [Image Courtesy of FastbrickRobots] It manages to do this thanks to it having a building plan programmed into it that calculates where each of the bricks should go and uses it arm of 28 feet to put the bricks into place before then securing them with mortar. Along with its […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Homping Grill makes BBQs smoke free

Everyone loves a BBQ but there is one thing that can be annoying and that is the amount of smoke that plumes from them when lighting the charcoals in the grille. Of course there are gas versions of grilles but the food doesn’t taste the same at all. Soon BBQs could become smoke free thanks to the Homping Grill that uses a fan that is battery powered to not only make it more efficient at cooking but also almost entirely eliminate the smoke that comes from it. [Image Courtesy of Homping] Gone are the days of the chunky old fashioned […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Flytrex Sky delivers straight out of the box

Amazon are testing out delivery drones but it seems that Flytrex in Israel may be one step ahead as they are testing new delivery drones by the name of FlytrexSky. The drones work alongside a 3G based platform that allows them to send along with receive small packages as they are connected to an app. The company states that this is the first drone to be connected to a cloud and carry a 3G module that is able to track UAV and keep an internet connection whilst it is in flight. [Image Courtesy of Flytrex] The Flytrex Sky can log […]

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 […]