Google Teams up with Ubilabs to Create the World’s Largest Model Railway Exhibit

Two months of preparation and experiments along with 600 hours of work on location has resulted in the world’s largest model railway exhibition. Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany is an interesting Street View attempt by the teams of Google and Ubilabs. This is not your usual model railway exhibit. We are talking about 13,000 kilometers of track with almost a thousand trains. The model has 335,000 lights and over 200,000 figurines spread across the sprawling 14,000 square feet ...

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Windows 7 Continues to Dominate the Market

Microsoft has been moving towards the future introducing the world to new versions of the Windows Operating system to stay abreast with new technology being used in devices. Windows 8 and Windows 10 have been created with touch screens in mind so that users find the OS to be viable for new devices as well. So why exactly do we have Windows OS users so deeply rooted in operating systems that are dated? According to data from NetMarketShare, ...

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Inventor Builds a Drinking Robot Buddy

Drink with friends, and you can call it a party. Drink alone and you will find yourself in a depressingly lonely situation. This is exactly what South Korean inventor Eunchan Park felt like when he sat down to drink without company. As the inventor remembers the Christmas of 2012 when he drank all by himself, he said, “Drinking alone was definitely terrible! So I couldn’t drink any more”. So Park put an additional glass of Soju in front of him ...

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Hackers Behind the Ukrainian Blackout – Are Industrialized Nations Vulnerable to Such Cyberattacks?

It looks like hackers have been exploring new avenues. While we thought hacking was limited to devices like the computer, phones and tablets, hackers ingeniously attacked electrical substations killing electricity to almost 700,000 homes in Ukraine.

On December 23rd Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk region saw the first blackout of its kind. The blackout was created by hackers who used malware to disconnect the substations leading to an outage. Researchers from the security firm iSIGHT Partners informed that they have obtained samples of ...

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Science Books Just Got Dated – Periodic Table Sees Four New Entrees

Researchers in Japan, Russia and United States have contributed to the discovery of four new elements that have claimed their place in the seventh row of the periodic table rendering it complete.

The elements do not have a permanent name yet, and are currently identified by their atomic numbers: 113, 115, 117 and 118. The teams of scientists who have discovered these elements have been asked to submit name for the elements as well. Two of the elements have working name ...

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Beagle Pups Conceived Through IVF – 30 Years of Research Finally Pays Off

Alexander Travis’ lab witnessed a radical breakthrough in the world of science when the world’s first rubbish of puppies were born through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). The beagle surrogate gave birth to seven healthy puppies in July.

As the baby beagles turn 5 months old, they were brought to the public at Cornell University. Researchers are considering this development to be of great importance because it can help the world in many ways.

IVF can help canine conservation efforts and it ...

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The Iconic R2D2 Gets Wings

Star Wars has taken over the internet with the latest movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The popular science fiction series has been garnering a lot of attention for the better part of the year as Star Wars fans awaited the latest movie.

The very popular R2D2 has made it to the news a few times as well. This time, the robot has been transformed into a fully functional drone by cinematographer Donny Melara in conjunction with LA-based photography firm, ...

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Santa Sleigh Gets a Facelift – Reindeer Retire and Robots Take Their Place

The overwhelming presence of technology in our lives can sometimes be unsettling. If you have been reading stories about Santa and his reindeer to the kids Boston Dynamics is here to change the way children look at Santa’s beautiful sleigh. The American engineering firm which develops technology for the US military has turned some of its robots into reindeer by adding fluffy antlers.

The Google-based firm is known for its ground-breaking technology used for the US military designing robots that ...

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Ibuprofen Patch Designed by UK Researchers Can Relieve Pain for an Entire Day

Researchers from the United Kingdom have collaborated with a leading adhesive company to devise the world’s first ibuprofen patch. The pain killer which is currently available in the form of oral medication is used widely by people across the world. It is one of the most commonly prescribed no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the world. Chronic pain sufferers rely on ibuprofen for pain relief.

The team of researchers from the University of Warwick have designed a patch to replace the ...

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Electricity Gets a New High as Power Paper Revolutionizes Energy Storage

If you are prone to paper cuts then you should steer clear of the revolutionary power paper – The first of its kind to store energy. Swedish researchers at Linkoping University, Sweden have developed the power paper with the help of nano-cellulose and conductive polymer.

The power paper is created of simple materials and can be recharged within seconds. It is waterproof and does not involve any dangerous chemicals or heavy metals. It looks just like paper and feels a ...

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