Monday, 27 August 2012


Nanoscience is small science with huge possibility. "Nano-" is a prefix that means "a billionth." Basically just recognize that when we talk about nanoparticles, nanobots, nanoscience, nanotubes or nanotech, this stuff is REALLY tiny. Nanoscience has been around a while, but people aren't necessarily aware of what research and applications are being explored. Take a quick tour of nanoscience here and learn enough to make a few declarative statements

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

'Curiosity Rover’ Ultimate UAV With 17 Cameras

'Curiosity Rover’ Ultimate UAV With 17 Cameras
One of the best parts of having NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars is the incredible images that it’s going to start beaming back to viewers on Earth.

After the probe’s safe landing, it sent several pictures of its wheels on the ground to mission control to let engineers know that everything was okay. But these dusty, close-up images cannot compare to the snapshots that the rover will soon be taking.


Your Wi-Fi router helps out in a lot of situations, mostly pertaining to surfing the Web for info or connecting with other people. However, researchers from the University College in London have created a detector that uses Wi-Fi to detect movement through a brick wall that’s one-foot thick.

Wi-Fi radio signals are found in 61 percent of households nationwide. Researchers Karl Woodbridge and Kevin Chetty developed a suitcase-size device that can use these signals along with the Doppler effect to detect movement.


A new submarine could pull off underwater maneuvers similar to aircraft flying stunts during a Lake Tahoe expedition in October. The makers of the DeepFlight Super Falcon hope to raise $45,000 through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to test the boundaries of submarine technology.

The two-seater submersible resembles a sleek missile or aircraft with wings, tail surfaces and ailerons -- the brainchild of Graham Hawkes and Hawkes Ocean Technologies based near San Francisco. Such a sleek design allowed the Hawkes team to dream big and set the goal of pulling off a full underwater loop similar to what World War I fighter pilots pulled off during aerial dogfights.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Japanese scientists create first swimming robot

Tokyo University of Technology has created a 'Swumanoid' robot using a 3D scanner to perfectly map a human swimmer's physique, which has perfected the back-stroke and tries freestyle swimming.

Apart from life-saving ambitions, the Swumanoid can be useful in helping research into swimming.

The team, led by associate professor Motomu Nakashima, hopes that eventually robots like the Swumanoid can act as robot lifeguards, patrolling our shores and helping swimmers in distress, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

The World's Deepest Swimming Pool


The largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world


The Heart River is a tributary of the Missouri River


Truly Amazing fact

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