Latest news from the world of technology according to Discovery
Ten new products from the world of innovative technologies At this time, all the innovations shine – from mice to luminous holographic chocolate. Scientists and engineers use the latest technology to create amazing things that are described in Discovery News .
Glowing under ultraviolet light mouse – the result of the experiment Warren Chan of the University of Toronto. Mice were lit as a result of the fact that their bodies were introduced special nano particles, called quantum dots, which form fluorescent specks and spots. These tiny particles are used in numerous commercial products: food, cosmetics, chemicals for water treatment and so on. Such substances can accumulate in organs and skin, it raises concerns about their impact on human health. The team hopes that the results of their experiment will be used to more accurately predict the effects of nano particles on the body.
The Airbus Group company conducts its tests test electric aircraft E-Fan. The company plans to develop a hybrid electric version of the aircraft, which can accommodate 70 to 90 people and serve as a regional transport.
World warms, deserts are expanding, and we can assume that fresh water will become ever greater deficit. Therefore, Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a study to figure out how to save water at a constant heating of the planet. Scientists have found a way to build a network of water droplets that would not merge with each other. This technology can be used to create equipment that will absorb fog, effectively transforming it into drinking water.
Lamps working on solar energy
In sub-Saharan Africa many families lack basic infrastructure for the use of electricity. Most people there use kerosene powered generators, which produce a lot of harmful substances. Bloomberg Philanthropies company decided to change the situation in the region, investing in a new project for converting solar energy $ 5 million. The new lamps have gained popularity among the local population. The developers believe that soon the price will be lower than the cost of lamps kerosene that finally put an end to the old ways of lighting. More affordable and practical lamp life significantly change the Africans for the better.
People have brought robots to the moon and Mars. Now is the time to think about another unexplored sites where robots have to endure much more extreme conditions. In Keio University in Japan, researchers are developing just such resistant to extreme environments, robots. Research efforts focused on three key areas: vehicle mechanics interactions terrain, autonomous systems of movement and development of robotic tools. The project aims to make robots that can autonomously explore unknown worlds and unpredictable environment.
Researcher and artist Luis Hernan found a way to illuminate the invisible wireless infrastructure. The project was named Digital Ethereal, it is based – the effect of Kirlian photography . New invention translates the information into signals colored LEDs. Once a person passes through the region of the device, the signal level begins to waver and recreate colors. The results look eerily beautiful. Is better to see once.
3D-model of sharkskin
Scientists first found a way to 3D-print the microscopic structure of the skin. George Lauder and his colleagues at Harvard have used 3D-printing techniques to reproduce the tiny structures that are found on the bodies of sharks. Printers are not yet able to deduce the structure of the same small size, which is found in nature; nevertheless, when tested in water “kinks” placed in the flexible membrane, and the new invention demonstrates its dynamic interaction with the fluid. 3D-simulation can not only lead to a better understanding of sharks and features of their movement, but also to borrow ideal natural structures for technology, scientists say.
Hover bike ready to fly
The company has tested its Aerofex soaring car since 2012. Now the company is ready to break new ground and run the device on the market. Aerofex announced that it will sell the commercial version of the Aero-X for 85 000 dollars. Sales are scheduled to begin in 2017. Those who are looking for new experiences, can already start saving money.
The Swiss really know a lot about chocolate. Chocolatier Morphotonix company found a way to combine the seemingly incongruous things. In chocolate are special micro structure that refract light and produce holographic images. Methodology similar to that used, for example, in plastic cards.
Tesla X – cars for connoisseurs
One of the most attractive features of the new all-electric Tesla are the rear doors in the style of falcon wings. The car is not yet ready for the market, but all the fans are already crazy about this particular Model X. The company invests a huge amount of money in developing a new model. Motorists at this time cross their fingers, hoping to see how the new Tesla will “fly”.