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When you think of electrical generators you would normally imagine loud cumbersome devices that chug on fuel to produce electricity. But how small and quiet could an electrical generator be? According to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Engineering, it could be just one atom thin. A sample of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) used in the experiment [Rob Felt/Georgia Tech] Their research was published online October 15, 2014, in Nature and as you can imagine, there is always excitement over one-atom-thin materials as they open up new possibilities in a world where devices and electronics are continually decreasing in size. The one-atom-thin […]
Headphones are a great way to listen to music on the go but let’s face it, the cords that come with them are nothing but a pain. They get tangled up just looking at them and then they have the ability to catch on to just about any object getting pulled from the ears. Of course there are wireless headphones and these don’t have the hassles associated with the wired ones. Soon there will be another type to choose from, Earity, earbuds that will respond to your voice. [Image Courtesy of Earity] Maksym Vysochaskiy, the CEO and founder of Earity, said that […]
A baby of just two weeks old with congenital heart defects has undergone a lifesaving operation which was able to be performed thanks to a combination of 3D printing and MRI technology. A surgeon was able to perform the operation using a novel technique which revolved around taking MRI images of the baby’s heart and then creating a 3D map of it. [Image Courtesy of MorganStanleyHospital] The 3D printed heart allowed doctors to study the heart in detail and be used for practice until they knew exactly what needed doing before they even started the operation on the baby. Typically when doing surgery […]
Robots offer a way of entering dangerous places where humans cannot venture unassisted such as nuclear disasters. However in the past they have sometimes been thwarted by terrains such as sand. In the future this should be less likely to occur as scientists have been studying one of the few animals in the world that can tackle sandy terrains with ease, the sidewinder rattlesnake. They conducted research and analysed the patterns of movement of the sidewinder and then copied them over to the robot snake. Now the robot snake is able to deal with sandy inclines in the same way […]
Are you going to travel but still want to keep an eye on your house? Do you have a small child that you want to keep away from stove and other dangers? Don’t want anyone going through your belongings? Sammy Screamer helps you keep an eye on your stuff. It is a small and stylish movement sensor that connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The designer Tom Evans developed the Sammy Screamer, a gadget that can be placed anywhere in your house or on your personal belongings. It can also be placed on the doorknob, inside drawers, in the corner of a room […]
Batteries for small electronic devices need to find the compromise between size and capacity. The need for smaller batteries has never been as strong as now as we are going into the era of wearable technology. Panasonic realise this and they have been working on their recently announced CG-320 which comes in at 20 x 3.5mm and is said to be “the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.” [Image Courtesy of Panasonic] The Panasonic CG-320 has a weight of just 0.6 grams, while having a capacity of 13mAh and offering 3.75 volts and maximum charging voltage of 4.2 […]