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Robot makers slow to address danger risk, say researchers

Robot makers slow to address danger risk, say researchers

Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed.

Aug 23, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
Do you know this country just created the world's smallest surgical robot?

Do you know this country just created the world's smallest surgical robot?

The robot, called Versius, mimics the human arm and can be used to carry out a wide range of procedures in which a series of small incisions are made to circumvent the need for traditional open

Aug 20, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Scientists discover new state of matter to explain superconductivity

Superconductivity is extensively used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particle accelerators, magnetic fusion devices, and microwave filters.

Aug 20, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Scientists develop new artificial intelligence system to decode brain signals

Scientists develop new artificial intelligence system to decode brain signals

Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks.

Aug 20, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
When life gave ancient Romans lemons, they made it a status symbol – Read

When life gave ancient Romans lemons, they made it a status symbol – Read

Until the first century AD, the only citrus produce available to the ancient Romans were the extremely rare and inordinately expensive citrons and lemons

Aug 20, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study

Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study

 The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found.

Aug 19, 2017, 23:42 PM IST

First 3D movie of virus in action created

Scientists at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the US developed a new generation of powerful algorithms to reconstruct sequential images from an ocean of unsorted, noisy data.

Aug 15, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Deep sleep may reinforce new motor skills

Deep sleep may reinforce new motor skills

Researchers at University of California San Francisco in the US found that during non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, slow brain waves bolster neural touch points that are directly related to a task

Aug 14, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Would you like to take a bite of this 107-year-old 'perfectly edible' fruitcake found in Antarctica?

Would you like to take a bite of this 107-year-old 'perfectly edible' fruitcake found in Antarctica?

The surprising part is that even after so much time, the fruitcake looks good enough to consume and has stood up perfectly for over 100 years.

Aug 14, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Inflatable speedboats may provide smooth rides in rough waters

Inflatable speedboats may provide smooth rides in rough waters

Researchers at Utah State University (USU) in the US have for the first time demonstrated the unique differences in water impact behaviour of rigid and elastic bodies.

Aug 14, 2017, 12:41 PM IST
New 'smart' windows go from clear to dark in one minute

New 'smart' windows go from clear to dark in one minute

Smart windows already being sold, such as those used on airlines, are made of materials, such as tungsten oxide, that change colour when charged with electricity.

Aug 10, 2017, 16:51 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Scientists break record, develop fastest ever light pulse!

Scientists break record, develop fastest ever light pulse!

The new light reaches an important spectral region, the so called "water window," where carbon atoms absorb strongly but water does not.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
New graphene electronic tattoos can be applied with water

New graphene electronic tattoos can be applied with water

The new tattoos are made of graphene that is coated with an ultrathin backing layer of transparent polymer poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA).

Aug 08, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
New artificial intelligence system can monitor your sleep with radio waves

New artificial intelligence system can monitor your sleep with radio waves

As the radio waves reflect off of the body, any slight movement of the body alters the frequency of the reflected waves.

Aug 07, 2017, 21:16 PM IST
Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

The first representatives of Homo sapiens colonised Europe around 43,000 years ago, replacing the Neanderthals there approximately 3,000 years later.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most notably, the result supports the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energy, which is causing the

Aug 04, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
New AI system can edit photos like a pro in real time!

New AI system can edit photos like a pro in real time!

Scientists from MIT and Google have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can automatically retouch images like a professional photographer in real time, eliminating the need to edit

Aug 03, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
These new 'smart' solar sunglasses can generate solar power

These new 'smart' solar sunglasses can generate solar power

Researchers said that the invention can pave the way for other future applications such as the integration of organic solar cells into windows or overhead glazing.

Aug 03, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

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