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New Solar Cell Stores Electrical Energy

Researchers at Ohio State University in Columbia say a new type of solar cell can store electrical energy. The researchers have developed the first hybrid solar device, or solar battery, that stores energy. The new solar cell has the capability of capturing energy from the sun and is also capable o ...

Hyper-Stretchable Elastic-Composite Nanogenerator

Recently, flexible gadgets began to make their impact on the consumer market, and their expanding popularity has inspired the development of new technologies in almost every industry. Wearable gadgets and clothing, flexible displays on mobile devices, health-care products, and even the Internet of ...

Are the Latest TVs Too Smart?

There is a recent advertising campaign from Samsung, sporting the slogan, “TV has never been this smart.” That’s the trouble - soon we may be wondering if TV is getting too smart for our own good!First patented in 1994, the latest technology in televisions, the “Smart TVs&rd ... ...

The Problems Posed By HI-MEMS Technology

The US Military has a history of being involved in controversial animal experimentation but this latest project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  is pushing the boundaries even more. The Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (HI-MEMS) program, also cal ... ...

Wearable Tech Takes Center Stage: Part 1

Adding a whole new dimension to the term “looking smart”, smart clothing is currently the talk of the town. Smartphones are slowly becoming yesterday's news. The world is moving on to bigger, better and more fashionable innovations, and that cool app you downloaded last week will bo ... ...

Why Smart Watches Need Interactive Features

First popularised by Japanese manufacturer Seiko, smartwatches have been around for approximately 3 decades now. The early versions of these allowed the wearer/user to perform basic calculations, view feed data and see different time zones.  The succeeding generation had GPS incorporated ... ...

3D Robotics Unleashes Quadcopter Drone

Drones have been around for quite some time now and the demand for better technology just keeps increasing. Solo, which partnered with GoPro finally managed to create a self driven drone when 3D robotics finally unleashed the Quadcopter drone that comes with full in-flight camera control. This came ...

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Why Smart Watches Need Interactive Features

First popularised by Japanese manufacturer Seiko, smartwatches have been around for approximately 3 decades now. The early versions of these allowed the wearer/user to perform basic calculations, view feed data and see different time zones.  The succeeding generation had GPS incorporated ... ...

Wearable Tech Takes Center Stage: Part 2

Remember what happens when we incorporate technology into our clothes and accessories? That’s right, we get a whole lot more functionality from the things we wear daily. By simply combining textiles with electronics, we have changed our own idea of what convenience is and what it can be like ... ...

Reflecting Wi-fi to Save Battery Life

The modern world is a connected one. Smartphone and tablet sales are on the rise while more people own computers and the latest technological devices than ever before. Wi-Fi hotspots are springing up all over the globe and people are becoming connected wherever they go thanks to the incredible adva ...

Will we Soon Drive on Solar Roadways?

When we sit back and take a good look around, we see that many companies are now developing new products, buildings, and roads for a more sustainable world. Companies are now concentrating on sustainable technologies such as electric airplanes and cars. Furthermore, companies now produce more energ ...

Wearable Tech Takes Center Stage: Part 1

Adding a whole new dimension to the term “looking smart”, smart clothing is currently the talk of the town. Smartphones are slowly becoming yesterday's news. The world is moving on to bigger, better and more fashionable innovations, and that cool app you downloaded last week will bo ... ...

The Problems Posed By HI-MEMS Technology

The US Military has a history of being involved in controversial animal experimentation but this latest project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  is pushing the boundaries even more. The Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (HI-MEMS) program, also cal ... ...

Robot Helps Children With Autism

There's a new form of therapy for children with autism, and it comes in the form of a robot. This robot, named NAO, is programmed by University of Denver professors. According to engineering professor Mohammad Mahoor, this project is aimed at one goal, and that is to develop better social inter ... ...

Are the Latest TVs Too Smart?

There is a recent advertising campaign from Samsung, sporting the slogan, “TV has never been this smart.” That’s the trouble - soon we may be wondering if TV is getting too smart for our own good!First patented in 1994, the latest technology in televisions, the “Smart TVs&rd ... ...

3D Robotics Unleashes Quadcopter Drone

Drones have been around for quite some time now and the demand for better technology just keeps increasing. Solo, which partnered with GoPro finally managed to create a self driven drone when 3D robotics finally unleashed the Quadcopter drone that comes with full in-flight camera control. This came ...