DARPA Devotes $60 Million for a Brain-Computer Interface

A connection between the human brain and the digital world – It sounds like we are in an age where technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. While I have strongly supported the advancements of technology, sometimes it still takes me by surprise. Recently, an initiative by the United States DARPA, short for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has elevated the curiosity of many people around the world.

DARPA has announced that it is aiming to design and build a ...

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Cockroach Robot – A Science Lab Reality

A team of engineers in Texas led by Hong Liang have designed and built one of the most revolting things in science – A robotic cockroach. The scientists have created a device with which cockroaches can be controlled by the simple push of a button. The team of researchers at A&M University claim that the robotic insect has the ability to carry minuscule video cameras as well as microphones and other sensors.

With the help of all these tools, the ...

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Who was Marvin Minsky?

Marvin Minsky was a scientist of immense stature in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research known for his extensive excellent results and sheer intelligence in approaching complex problems and handling complicated theories. Experts claim that the field of AI is currently in its Golden Age – flourishing and making great leaps in technological advancements that will soon take the world by storm. His research on human brain is astonishing – he used computing metaphors as an attempt to seek ...

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Future of Jobs available from World Economic Forum

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already started. Science and technology is blooming and flourishing. This will lay the first step for an upcoming revolution that is more comprehensive and all encompassing than anything there has ever been. As change comes, the social pattern will also potentially become challenging, and people all around the world will have to earnestly tackle it. The Future of Jobs Report specifies the imminent changes: it exhibits comprehensive knowledge from various professionals and field experts who ...

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Li-Fi – the future of Wireless Data Transmission

Harold Haas, a professor from the University of Edinburgh invented a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi which uses light rays to transmit data. He named it Li-Fi which is basically an optical wireless network communication system. According to Haas, the future of the lightbulb is far brighter than what it may seem.

Every LED lightbulb could be used in the future to transmit data at an incredibly fast speed. “All we need to do is fit a small microchip to every potential ...

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Project Natick- Revolutionizing the Cloud Computing Infrastructure

At this moment, cloud computing makes it easy for us to access massive amounts of information from our computers and smart phones. All this information is stored in data centers which are traditionally built on land. Most of them are located at remote locations and Microsoft is now delving into new horizons by trying to put these data centers under water.

Microsoft has unveiled Project Natick which outlines the company’s initiative to bring cloud computing closer to big cities ...

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Political Speech Generator

Speeches have always held a great amount of importance to garner the attention of the crowd. Since ancient times, political figures have used strong speeches to show their opinions in the minds of the public. At this time, political figures depend on speech writers for powerful speeches. While this has been the most successful way of delivering speeches so far, technology has now made it easier for creating speeches with the help of the speech generator.

With the help of ...

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Braille Tablet Prototype Aims to Make Readers More Accessible for the Blind

A team of researchers led by Dr. Sile O’Modhrain at the University of Michigan have recently unveiled a Braille-enabled prototype tablet. If this initiative becomes a success, reading text and working with graphs will take a whole new turn for people who are suffering from sight problems. The tablet features fully refreshable pages which contain raised bumps which can be read by touch.

At this time, electronic devices that are Braille-enabled are extremely expensive. According to Dr. O Modhrain, a ...

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Top 5 Robotic Vacuums

No matter how much you try to avoid housework, there is no way around it. Apart from the regular cleaning that you do, your house often requires deep cleaning as well. With most of your time being spent in completing these chores, many of us end up with little time to ourselves. Investing in a robot vacuum can get you some free time. While these helpful droids may not be able to replace your usual vacuum cleaner or mop, it ...

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How to Download YouTube Videos

When we think of downloading videos, the first thing that we must consider is whether it is legal or not. Copyrights are a subject that are very important and should be given some consideration when you choose to download videos. According to the terms of services of YouTube, you should not be downloading any video till the time the content does not specifically show a download option. Google ends up losing money when you watch YouTube videos offline. The company ...

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