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October 2016

A Single-Actuator Wave Robot

October 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

A research team at Ben-Gurion University of Negev invented a worm-like robot that moves like a wave. The wheels are used for steering, while the tail is used to propel the [...]

Wireless Power Transfer Powers Drones

October 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Drones may be able to stay in the air indefinitely through inductive coupling. This allows wireless power transfer. It occurs in a magnetic field generated on the ground. The [...]

The Next Nintendo Console – Nintendo Switch

October 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nintendo invented a new video game console that works on the TV and anywhere else. It’s portable. Play on the big screen or use the handheld screen featuring detachable [...]

Vphone S8 – The Smallest Touchscreen Phone

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

The smallest touchscreen smartphone in the world is only 1.54 inches. It has one physical button and three virtual buttons. There’s a speaker, microphone, and headjack. [...]

Manga Version of Kindle Paperwhite

October 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s a 32 GB version of the Kindle Paperwhite that features manga. It has a 33 percent faster page turning speed than previous Kindle e-readers. According to [...]

Drones with Arms

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

In Japan, a drone may fly by and grab your chair. That is the latest feature to be added to remotely controlled drones. ProDrone is the company that developed the drone. It [...]

Apple Plans to Open Another R&D Center

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

The latest news from Apple is a R&D center in Yokohama, Japan. It will open later this year. AI and related technologies will be the focus of research. The CEO of Apple, [...]

Quantum Sensing Can Image Individual Atoms

October 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s a breakthrough in molecular imaging. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered a new way to image atoms and molecules. The process involves [...]

Google Adds Fact Checker to News Section

October 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Google is labeling certain articles with a ‘fact-check’ identifier to distinguish it from other articles. These articles are clear, factual, and have citations. [...]

Invisible TV that Appears and Disappears

October 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Panasonic invented a new type of television that displays images on a glass containing a fine mesh of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). It doubles as a glass sliding door [...]

Samsung Loses $5.3 Billion Over Galaxy Note 7

October 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 because of exploding batteries. This will cost the company $5.3 billion. Nearly 2.5 million phones were recalled, but Samsung still [...]

Smart Mirror Offers Skincare Analysis

October 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s a new smart mirror that doesn’t just reflect your image. HiMirror analyzes your skin and offers advice based on weather conditions and other factors. It [...]

Google Invests in Wind Power in Africa

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project is funded by Google. It’s the largest wind project in Africa. Google will buy 12.5% of the $700 million project from [...]
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