Technology

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

Now Virtual Reality to Help Design Cars, Ford Experiments

American automaker Ford develops technology for the design of cars for virtual reality. A 3D model of a race car with an interior and exterior, turbot and hybrid driven powertrain has been developed as the first example for the production of cars with technology. Design has come a long way since the early days when designers had just used pen and paper. Today’s software supports designers, some of which also

Microsoft Trying to Improve Facial Recognition

Microsoft Corporation is adopting ethical practices for integrating artificial intelligence-based facial recognition technology in their devices. This helps to lower risks of partial outcomes and ensures the privacy to meet up the regulations imposed by the government. In December 2018, the company checked on the regulations that the government is looking to impose on facial recognition. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President said that the company is trying to set an example

Now Secure the IoT devices with Open Source Software

Nowadays people are more fascinated toward smart devices that can track their habits and interact with them through an app. For this reason, internet of things (IoT) devices is facing more risks, as industries launch them unprepared. Moreover, every now and then they see new breaches in IoT products. However, since this technology is in trend, it looks like IoT is the future. Therefore, industries need to identify the problems

Advances in Phononic Devices pave way to Next-Gen Communication Tech

Have you ever thought about a microscopic component that can pave way to next-generation phononic devices, quantum computing, and sensors? Yes, scientists of this generation have helped conceptualize it. A research group from Caltech, U.S., developed a unique component for mobile devices known as phononic devices. This device can move 10 million times per second back and forth, and is able to vibrate extremely fast. Today, mobile devices use an