Chinese scientists just finished an initial project to build a large particle collider, where they pretend to collide protons inside a tunnel twice larger than the LHC (Large Hadrons Collider) that stays in Europe.
Named Super Proton-Proton Collider (SPPC), the Chinese Particles Collider would be an upgrade of the LHC and finished at 2040. Besides this project, the Chinese pretend to invest on International Linear Collider (ILC), a cooperative project from Europeans,…Continue
Added by GarageLab on November 3, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments
Diabetes type 1 is an immunologic problem that target many people around the world. The pancreas can´t produce enough insulin so, and that is why, it needs a continuous monitoring. Tim Omer, also suffer of this disease, got tired of waiting for the big health companies to find a cheap and practical solution.
He created a sensor that measure the blood glucose level and send it to an app on a cellphone, and he doesn´t want to stop there, Tim wants to create a…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 30, 2015 at 5:32am — No Comments
Researchers at Harvard University developed a flow battery that uses two alkaline electrolytes, widely available and non-toxic compounds, in solution. They reported that after 100 charge-discharge cycles, the battery´s stored energy capacity had degraded less than 1 percent.
Michael Aziz, the lead of the research group, says that if the negatives points of the today´s batteries could be overcome the…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 29, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(Kaust), just developed an long range stretchable antenna. With this, you can attach it to your clothes when working out or practicing sports, with some sensors, could be possible measure your physic health.
The researchers used a helical spring design so the antenna can stretch and contract, maintaining a…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 28, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments
The conventional capacitors need the eletrodes very close and as large as possible, so they can have high capacitance. The biggest problem is that you can´t have a high capacitance with a high breakdown voltage simultaneously.
To solve this problem, the Chinese Guowen Meng, and several researchers from Chinese and US universities, by using carbon nanotube electrode to…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 26, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments
The Arduino platform has been long known as one of the best ways to get in to electronics and programming for beginners. In my opinion, they've seemed to do a good job of offering products that are simple yet effective for most projects that a beginner might undertake, all without having to know how Arduino works.
While I was very happy with Arduino during their first few years on the market, it seems as though…
Added by Scott Robinson on October 25, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments
Today during Opening Conference at Maker Faire Rome, Josh Walden Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation and Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, announced the upcoming release of Arduino 101 (U.S.) and Genuino 101 (outside the U.S.). The board features a 32-bit Intel® Quark™ microcontroller for minimal power consumption, 384 kB of flash memory, 80 kB of SRAM (24kB available for sketches), an integrated DSP sensor hub, Bluetooth* Low Energy radio, and 6-axis combo sensor with…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 22, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
The RoboHon (that's a Japanese katakana-ized contraction of robot phone) can walk, sit down, get back up, dance, and raise its arms when it's got something to tell you. It'll be your talkative alarm clock, memo taker and text message reader and do all sorts of Siri things with a reduced level of…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 14, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments
I learned one very simple rule in my motorcycle safety course: keep your eyes and your head pointing toward the place you want to go. It sounds straightforward. But the truth is, you have to break this rule all the time. You check your gas gauge; you look over your…Continue
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a first of its kind: an optical rectenna, which combines the qualities of an antenna with a rectifier diode. If further refined, the researchers believe the device could lead to a new generation of highly efficient solar…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 2, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
For the last several years, Harvard has been developing a robot bee. They’ve done some impressive work: their sub-paper-clip-sized, 100-milligram flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle is fully controllable down to a stable autonomous hover. It’s still tethered for power, and there’s no onboard…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 2, 2015 at 6:08am — No Comments
the Multi-mission Robot
Modular, adaptable and expandable, the iRobot 510 PackBot can perform bomb disposal, surveillance and reconnaissance, CBRN detection and HazMat handling operations. Quickly configured based on mission needs, PackBot easily climbs stairs and navigates narrow passages…
Added by GarageLab on September 30, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
If something looks like a cockroach and behaves like a cockroach – well, don’t be so sure. It could be a Russia-created miniature robot which can spy and find people trapped under debris. Scientists say this is the smallest roach robot ever.
Russian scientists from the…
Added by GarageLab on September 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
Foto: Seiji Mizuno
The concept of Halluc II, model 2 of the Hallucigenia project, is a future vehicle that can co-exists with natural environment. It features a newly developed ultra-multi-motored system with 56 motors, which makes traveling on unpaved surfaces possible…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
Over the past year or two, we've seen all kinds of creative robots and robot teams that are learning how to build things. Recently, we've highlighted Harvard's TERMES Project, and we're particular fans of this robot that builds ramps by tossing thousands of toothpicks and glue into a giant random pile.
SRI International has also been developing…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Image: Fastbrick Robotics
It’s expensive to make things. Making food, making furniture, making electronics, making cars… It’s all a lot of time consuming labor requiring a variety of skilled and semi-skilled labor. Industrial robots have been very successful at…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 24, 2015 at 5:25am — No Comments
Volvo Group is partnering with Chalmers University of Technology and Mälardalen University in Sweden, Penn State University, and Renova (a Swedish waste recycling company) to “develop a robot that interacts with the refuse truck and its driver to accomplish the work.” The concept image…Continue
The future of ingestible sensors could be a cross between silicon-based circuitry and biodegradable materials, with batteries made of nutrients and running on stomach juices.
That, at least, is the vision of Christopher Bettinger, assistant professor of materials science and…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 22, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
In this research we develop a janken (rock-paper-scissors) robot with 100% winning rate as one example of human-machine cooperation systems. Human being plays one of rock, paper and scissors at the timing of one, two, three. According to the timing, the robot hand plays one of three kinds so as to beat the human being.
Recognition of human…
Added by GarageLab on September 18, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
3-D printing has turned prototyping from something that takes days or weeks into something that takes hours. This is great, if the…Continue