Anamika Prasad

Stan Robot at Your Rescue to Avoid Parking Hassle

A new robot made its debut on March 14 at an airport in France. Makers named the robot – Stan. The makers of the robot and airport authorities claim to reduce the hassle and stress of parking the vehicle at the airport. Airport Technology quoted COO at Stanley Robotics the robots will autonomously detect the car. It will slide under it, lift it by wheels, and shift it at the proper place.

Tiny Chip Discovered to Detect Oxygen Levels of Internal Tissue

Science is making progress in every field including healthcare, construction, and food and beverages. A result of these progress is an innovation where scientists have developed a chip to sense oxygen levels in skin tissue. A group of international scientists have discovered an implantable small device. This helps measure and monitor the levels of O2 in internal tissues of a living being. There is immense importance of measuring oxygen levels

Instagram & Facebook to Remove Accounts Promoting Vaccine Hoaxes

Research reports failed to establish connection between vaccine and autism. As a result, Facebook and Instagram have decided to remove the fake information about vaccines from their platforms. The social media companies have decided to take necessary preventive actions against such accounts. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. will identify the accounts spreading hoaxes about vaccines. Moreover, World Health Organization will also support the cause. Facebook

Now, Plastic to be Made from Plants

Scientists have discovered a kind of soil bacteria that consume hydrocarbons. These bacteria are to derive plastics from the plants with some genetic changes. This will help in replacing the non-biodegradable plastics found everywhere. Researchers working at the University of Wisconsin based in Madison, Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, are working on this innovation. They aim to convert woody plants into a substitute for petroleum. Fuel and

New Nanoparticle Technology to Give Night Vision to Mammals

Mammals including humans have a limited range of wavelength to see things. It is visible light in the wavelength of a rainbow. However, infrared rays (IR) that have longer wavelength are also present around us. Objects, animals, and people also have the ability to emit infrared rays. A group of scientists from have discovered a technique that gives night vision to humans without any significant side effects, for 8-10 weeks.

FedEx to Soon Launch Robots for its Package Deliveries

FedEx plans to start testing its robot to deliver packages to its customers, with partners from Walmart to Pizza Hut.Various retailers, shippers, and restaurateurs are trying out these bots, self-driving vehicles, and drones to include automation technology. As a result, it might reduce delivery cost of groceries, devices, and a cup of ‘last mile’ coffee to customers’ doorstep. FedEx plans to collaborate with DEKA research and development. Dean Kamen, founder

New Recycled Tyres to Improve Concrete Resistance from Fire

According to a recent study, a new way could help protect concrete from fire damage. This is done using recycled material of old tyres. Scientists at University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, find out in their research. The fibre from textile reinforcement were the raw material for the research. They are commonly used to improve performance of tyres. Upon adding these fibres to the concrete mix, test results shows that

Natural Flame-Retardant Coating to Reduce Flammability

Researchers at A&M University in Texas are developing a flame-retardant coating using a non-toxic and renewable material available in nature. It can possibly reduce flammability of polyurethane foam widely used in making furniture. In collaboration with Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology and team, the coating has already come into existence. One of the Stockholm researchers Dr. Jaime Grunlan says that, both cellulose and clay, found naturally act as mechanical

Cold Temperatures Can Sap Efficiencies of Electric Car Batteries

It’s no secret that cold weather can reduce the effectiveness of a battery, regardless of the application. A new study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) confirms that electric cars are no exception. Moreover, nothing is worse when owners crank up the heat to keep themselves warm. Each vehicle is on a dynamometer test in a climate-controlled environment. During each battery-draining run, they altered the temperature in the room surrounding

Researchers to Launch a Report on APIs and Privacy

Researchers from the University of Michigan and Fordham Law School, associated with AT&T, are willing to help people understand better about Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). API allows data sharing, which leaves a person’s data exposed and easy to breaches, just like on Facebook and Google. On February 5 in Washington, D.C. at the AT&T Policy Forum’s Symposium, researchers from the U.S. have presented their study on “APIs and Your Privacy