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Three Nao robots at the Ransselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US have been put their paces as researchers gave them a new version of the wise men puzzle self-awareness test. It seems that out of the three one of them is the smartest as they managed to pass the test. [Image Courtesy of ScienceAlert] The test sees a hypothetical king summoning three wise men and he then puts a hat on each of their heads, a white or blue hat. Each of them can see which hat the others are wearing but not the one on their own head and […]
If you are tuned into the world of electric cars, then you’ve probably already heard about the regenerative braking systems – which serve to recapture some of the car’s kinetic energy and convert it into electricity, so that it can be used to recharge the car’s batteries. However, it seems that something even more sophisticated, involving nanogenerators was created by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. According to the study, you can generate energy while the car is running (to see how this works, see the image below). The strips placed on the tires of the toy car, functions as an […]
Pepper is an autonomous robot from Australia that participated in the International Ground Vehicle Competition. For 23 years, there has not been any robot from Australia that participated in this event. This year however, engineering students from the University of New South Wales were determined to mark their presence. The International Ground Vehicle Competition is a very unique competition. The course of the competition is not known ahead of time so no definite programming with respect to the course can be incorporated into the robot. UNSW mechatronics lecturer, Mark Whitty, said, “All we know is that there will be white lines and fences, there will be […]
The Wearsafe Tag is currently on Kickstarter raising funds and it is a security device that allows friends and family of the wearer to communicate discretely with loved ones. The simple device provides a layer of security and it allows audio to be picked up from the device and be sent to contacts. [Image Courtesy of Wearsafe] The tag is able to connect to the device through Bluetooth Low Energy and it links up to an app on the phone. At the moment the designer of the Wearsafe tag is targeting the iPhone 4S and newer Apple handsets, however they […]
The Apple iPhone may be one of the best phones on the market and it has many fans, but one thing the device doesn’t have is an expansion slot. Instead they offer iCloud but this isn’t the same thing and if you would like to be able to carry around your media you might want to take a look at the expansion that the Leefco iBridge gives iPhone users. [Image Courtesy of Leefco/Coolthings] The iBridge is a bridge between a computer and the phone as one end has the typical USB and the other comes with the Lightening connector. It […]
The Large Hadron Collider is the epitome of scientific experimentation. It is the largest, most complex, and most expensive experimental facility ever built. The large circular tunnel is 27 kilometers (17 miles) long and located under the Franco-Swiss border. It is used to accelerate atomic particles to extremely high velocities close to the speed of light. These particles are then collided at such unimaginable speeds. The aim of this collision is that when it does happen, the particles would disintegrate into more fundamental particles, which can then be studied. It is commonly known that all matter consists of atoms. These atoms […]