SuitX is the VC and government backed company behind this exoskeleton that is set to change the lives of paraplegics for the better. Paraplegics are people with permanent paralysis of the legs caused by spinal injuries, and this exoskeleton has potential applications in industrial, medical and military markets. Based out of Berkeley California, SuitX, with its Phoenix robotic system, has not only brought life back into the disabled, but has done so at an affordable price of $40,000....
A team of 25 MIT students have won the “Hyperloop Pod” design challenge announced by Space X, outlining high-speed ground transport systems that was held in Texas A&M University. The Elon Musk led company found MIT’s Hyperloop pod design comprising the hypothetical super vehicle which will run between San Francisco and LA at a remarkable speed, as the most adaptable and efficient system and crowned them as worthy winners. Inspired by Space X’s original concept outlined in 2013, Hyperloop is...
A team of scientists at the University of Rockester has taken a giant leap in bettering tissue engineering and has for the very first time identified the root causes and a possible solution of craniofacial bone disorder, a skull deformity that takes place in infants; and, by figuring out certain stem cells capable of such bone repair, the scientists have opened doors for advanced stem-cell therapies in the vast spectrum of biomedicine.
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Researchers from the Ohio State University have demonstrated that tree-like structures can be used to convert random forces acting upon them into electricity. This comes as wonderful news in this power-hungry era. The world is trying to find new, renewable sources to meet its growing energy expenditure. Research is being done to investigate feasibilities of various forms of energy generation, and OSU’s research might provide a strong platform for future projects to be built on....
Canon has announced EOS-1D X Mark II as the successor of its 2012 EOS 1D X. It is also perceived as a retaliation to Nikon’s D5 at the CES earlier this year, which sported some stunning specs. The Mark II is equipped with a 20.2-megapixel full-frame sensor and a revamped 61 auto-focus points that include 41 cross-type points and all new Digic 6+ image processors that are capable of faster and better image processing.
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Scientists from Harvard University, in collaboration with researchers from France and Finland, have used a 3D gel model of the brain to understand and explain how the brain forms its characteristic “folds”. The research produced more obvious results than expected, as it was determined that the folds were formed due to simple mechanical forces, created by the brain’s growth. Scientists have been studying the human brain for a long time, but they do get surprised every now and then....
The German automaker giant Volkswagen has launched a revised and updated version of its mid-sized sedan Vento between Rs 7.70 lakh and Rs 11.90 lakh along with an updated Polo priced between Rs 5.23 lakh and Rs 8.73 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) in India. The two models have long been company’s bestselling models in Indian markets and the updated versions thus look forward to further enhance user experience. The newly added features include rain sensing wipers, auto dimming IRVM, phone book and...
The social media titan Facebook has decided to shake things up, and rework the newsfeed algorithm to display posts based on user feedback. The company's team had a feed quality panel that bombarded users with surveys on how they wanted their newsfeed to be and what types of posts they liked to see. Based on survey results from thousands of users around the world, Facebook is now overhauling newsfeed algorithms. As it turns out, not everyone responds to the same post in their Facebook feed...
Scientists from Northwestern University, U.S. have discovered a hybrid polymer that has multiple capabilities and applications. It can mimic the human muscle functions to a greater accuracy than any other material before, expand, contract, lift weights and even repair itself. Lately, there have been a lot of discoveries that personify robots, like giving them a soft...
Chinese Tech major Gionee has launched latest smartphone P5W in its Pioneer series, at a pocket-friendly price of Rs. 6,499 coming in 5 attractive colours such as white, black, blue, red and yellow. The device measures 143.3 x 72 x 8.9 mm and weighs 157 grams. The immersive user interface matches the phone’s body color and the combination can be changed using its Chameleon feature. The dual-SIM phone supports a 5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution featuring Oncell technology....