THE SHOCKING DEVICE THAT AWAKES SLEEPY DRIVERS WITH AN ELECTRIC PULSE

Drowsy driving may not be as frowned upon as drunk driving but it can be just as dangerous. Drowsy drivers may cause as many as 6,000 fatal crashes each year in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. And although coffee, energy drinks, and loud music can help keep drivers awake, they’re […]

ORIGAMI ROBOTS BUILDS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST HOUSE

You may think you’ve seen tiny buildings before, but this microhouse constructed by nanoengineers is the craziest one yet. From front to back it measures less than 20 micrometres, which means you could squeeze a village of 50 of them on a pinhead. The sides of the structure are just 1.2 micrometres thick – a little […]

LASERS COULD MAKE COMPUTERS 1 MILLION TIMES FASTER

A billion functions per second aren’t cool. Know what’s cool? A million billion functions per second. That’s the guarantee of a fresh computing strategy that uses laser-light pulses to produce a prototype of the essential unit of processing, called a tad, that could turn between it’s on / off, or “1” and “0” says, 1 […]

NEW CONTACT LENS LETS YOU SHOOT LASERS FROM YOUR EYES

Scientists have created an ultrathin, flexible film that can emit laser light – and successfully tested it on a contact lens, demonstrating the possibility of laser eye-beams. Before you rush out and buy a Cyclops-style visor, it’s not even close to powerful enough to cause damage. Instead, the researchers say, the technology has potential for […]

ZUCKERBERG TO MEET EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT OVER PRIVACY

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet the leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about the improper use of millions of users’ data by a political consultancy, as pressure on the company’s protection of data continues. The world’s largest social network has come under scrutiny over the way it handles personal data after revelations […]

ALARMING REASON AS WHY THE PLANE WINDOWS ARE ROUND

It’s hard to imagine aircraft having ungainly square windows – but they once did. It was not until late into the Fifties that the round or oval cabin windows we all know and love were introduced, and it was not merely for aesthetic reasons. Kitted out with square windows, the de Havilland Comet was the […]

FACEBOOK DELETES 583 FAKE ACCOUNTS IN FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2018

Facebook is in a state of constant deletion.  The social network released its Community Standards Enforcement Report for the first time on Tuesday, detailing how many spam posts it’s deleted and how many fake accounts it’s taken down in the first quarter of 2018. In a blog post on Facebook, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president […]

CALIFORNIA MAKES HISTORY WITH COMPULSORY SOLAR PANEL RULE

California just became the first state in the US to require all new homes to be built with rooftop solar panels. The California Energy Commission hearing room was packed full on Wednesday as the commission voted unanimously in favor of the proposed rule. Starting on 1 January, 2020 any new home that’s three stories tall […]

GOOGLE TO WARN OVER REALISTIC BOTS

Google says it will take steps to ensure that humans are not fooled when they get called by software bots that can convincingly mimic the human voice. Anyone called by the bot will be told they are conversing with a machine, Google told tech news site. The vocal skills of the Duplex bot were demonstrated […]

NASA TO SEND HELICOPTER TO MARS – “THE MARSCOPTER”

NASA will include a small, autonomous helicopter in the agency’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, officials announced. The craft will undergo a 30-day test campaign once it reaches the Red Planet to demonstrate the viability of travel above the Martian surface with a heavier-than-air craft. “NASA has a proud history of firsts,” NASA’s administrator, Jim […]