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Generate Electricity Using Sweat, While You Sleep
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@thebigk • 1 week ago

How about generating electricity from your sweat - without having to exercise? Researchers at University of California have developed a thin wearable that can generate tiny amounts of electricity from wearer's sweat. The device has electrodes equipped with enzymes that consume sweat to produce electricity. Fellow engineers with sweaty hands; we're proud of you. You're our next mobile power generators!

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S Pen for Samsung Galaxy Foldables Coming At Unpacked Event
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@thebigk • 4 hours ago

Samsung has announced that they're launching a special S Pen specially made for its foldable phones like Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold. Other than that, Samsung has kept mum over the S Pen details like its Bluetooth capabilities, pressure sensitivity, precision etc. Just FYI - Samsung has confirmed that it won't launch a new Note at this event.

Magment - The Magnetized Cement To Chage Your EV On The Road
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@thebigk • 1 day ago

New type of magnetized cement promises roads that can charge your EVs while you drive. This new type of cement called magment consists of cement and recycled magnetic particles called ferrite. Magment, the German company that makes this cement says that the cement can deliver 95% wireless transmission efficiency. The company wants to test the capability of magment to charge EVs at 200KW+ power on the go.

It's the Golden Jubilee of the Apollo 15 Mission
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@thebigk • 2 days ago

Fifty years ago, on July 26, 1971 NASA launched the Apollo 15 mission. It was NASA's 9th crewed mission and also the first one to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle - a battery-powered 4-wheeled rover built by Boeing. The LRV had a restricted range of about 9.5 Km from the lunar module; and was designed to operate for a total of 78 hours during the lunar day (which lasts for about 29 days). These cars were left parked on the surface of the moon to wait for the next generation of astronauts.

Boing Starliner Gets Clearance from NASA for Test Flight to ISS
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@thebigk • 2 days ago

Starliner's first attempt to go to the ISS in 2019 had resulted in failure. However, Boing is now ready for its second test flight on July 30th. The Starliner will be mounted atop Atlas V rocket; and there will be no crew inside. NASA and Boing are testing Starliner's capabilities. NASA is aiming to have Boing's Starliner along with SpaceX's Crew Dragon ready for ferries to the International Space Station.

Alphabet (Google) Launches "Intrinsic" to Build Software for Industrial Robots
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@thebigk • 3 days ago

Alphabet, the owners of Google believe that the industrial robots need better software to make them easier to use, flexible and cost-effective. Wendy Tan-White (CEO, Intrinsic) wants the modern production lines to make sense of and adjust to the surrounding environments. Google had acquired Boston Dynamics - but sold it to SoftBank (*who sold it to Hyundai in 2017 🙄 *); to make better robots. Intrinsic is currently looking for partners in electronics, healthcare and automotive domains.