Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Quantum Computers

Quantum computers offer us a tantalizing vision of our future. They will provide the future with high-performance computing and perhaps, will even replace classical computers. Despite the promise, they are neither widely available or in fact useful, as yet. Let’s delve into computer sciences’ “spooky” future, maybe.In the following article, we’ll explore what they are, a little of their...

This New Surgical Robot Can Drill into Human Skulls with Ease

While we’re still decades away from comfortably allowing robots to lead surgery, robotic tools are gaining more prominence in the medical fields. These robots traditionally are still controlled by a doctor working via a computer system. However, one new study published in Science Robotics reports the world’s first ever robot-assisted cochlear implant surgery.The development team comes from the University of Bern...

This Plastic Film Could Provide Ultimate Relief For Intense Heat

Sweltering heat plagues and even ruins outdoor events. The sun beats down on even the most heat-tolerant people and makes them miserable. However, one sheet of this thin plastic film could offer a bit of a respite from an intense sun. The film uses tiny glass spheres embedded into it to absorb almost no visible light. It simultaneously pulls in heat...

This Tape Turns Any Surface into the Perfect LEGO Building Space

LEGO pieces can create just about anything. However, they’re severely restricted in the flexibility department. That’s where design studio Nimuno comes in. The company created a flexible solution to building up the LEGO designs of your dreams. This adhesive strip is a simple tape with a malleable LEGO overlay, allowing builders of all ages to expand their opportunities.Nimuno Loops...

Meet PUFFER : NASA’s Tiny Foldable Robot Created for Future Missions

Meet PUFFER, NASA’s adorable little robot. PUFFER was designed to explore parts of space like Mars and Europa. He is an origami-inspired robot which NASA created to provide future missions with simple, low-cost access to extreme terrains. PUFFER‘s name stands for Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robots.PUFFERPUFFER is small in size and exceptionally light. Its origami abilities allow it to fold into the size of...

Cubetto : A Programmable Wooden Robot That Teaches Kids to Code

Cubetto is a friendly programmable wooden robot toy that will teach your child the basics of computer programming. It is a Montessori-approved game, does this through adventure and hands-on play. Inspired by LOGO Turtle, the programmable robot was designed for children as young as 3-years-old.Cubetto KitThe Cubetto kit includes a cube-shaped wooden robot on wheels which is made of tactile and hard-wearing wood....

These Three Solar Plants in Chile Could Change the Solar Energy Game

Chile could be the next major world leader in solar power. The government recently approved three solar thermal plants from SolarReserve, a US-based company. Combined, these sites are expected to produce electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 450 MW of continual power. It could generate up to 2,600 GWh each year.Rather than using traditional solar...

Can Sound Waves Be Used to Hack into Smartphones?

When one thinks of modern hacking, most people immediately think of cracking into software. However, one team of researchers took a look at the disturbing possibilities through sound waves and smartphone hardware.Engineers from the University of Michigan and University of South Carolina developed a way to use sound waves to control various hardware. They successfully hacked into a smartphone...

SALT Gun: A Self-Defense Weapon That Shoots Pepper Spray Capsules

SALT is a non-lethal, self-defense gun. The weapon has been created by a start-up company called Salt Supply . This gun is more akin to a paintball gun than a more traditional firearm. This weapon lets you defend yourself against attackers in a simple, clean and more importantly, non-lethal way. It’s also non-lethal for the user or anyone who accidentally...

Google and Levi’s Plan on Releasing a Washable Smart Jacket This Year

Wearable smart technology has been promised for over a decade now, but nothing has really hit production until now. (And no, we’re not including smartwatches.) Google and Levi’s partnered to create an attractive and functional “smart jacket.”The jacket uses Levi’s Commuter jacket and embeds technology from Google’s Advanced Technology and Products group. Project Jacquard was announced in 2015. However,...