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microSD Card That Packs 400 GB Of Storage

SanDisk unveiled a new microSD card that packs 400 GB of storage, and currently it is the world’s highest capacity card. In an era where people are capturing and sharing more and more photos and video on smartphones, the company is working hard to keep pace with the demands of …

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Star Mergers: A New Test of Gravity, Dark Energy Theories

When scientists recorded a rippling in space-time, followed within two seconds by an associated burst of light observed by dozens of telescopes around the globe, they had witnessed, for the first time, the explosive collision and merger of two neutron stars. Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. The rippling …

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Smart Soccer Ball | Technology Org

All smart balls have integrated sensors that track all parameters, but DribbleUp doesn’t features any on-board electronics. It only has markings that allow to be tracked by app. Users launch the app and place their smartphone in front of a ball in an included stand. The smartphone camera tracks the …

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Single-tower Solar Thermal Power Plant

Government of South Australia revealed plans to build single-tower solar thermal power plant with a proposed output of 150 megawatts. The Aurora Solar Energy Project will be built by SolarReserve, one of the biggest in international solar thermal projects. The power plant slated for Port Augusta in South Australia is based with solar …

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PupilScreen aims to allow parents, coaches, medics to detect concussion, brain injuries with a smartphone

University of Washington researchers are developing the first smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and other traumatic brain injuries in the field: on the sidelines of a sports game, on a battlefield or in the home of an elderly person prone to falls. PupilScreen aims to allow …

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New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts

MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts. Whereas the most common printers may fabricate a few Lego-sized bricks in one hour, the new design can print similarly sized objects in just a few minutes. The key to …

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Smart Underwear Prevents Back Stress

Professor Karl Zelik with Ph.D student Erik Lamers from Vanderbilt University created a mechanized undergarment, that could prevent back stress. It is a lightweight two-part suit is made up of nylon canvas, Lycra and polyester. Two straps go down from the top section and across the back, joining up with natural …

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Hovers Like A Helicopter And Flies Like A Plane

A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design introduced the Transformable Hovering Rotorcraft (THOR). The THOR is based on a concept called the monocopter, it was structurally efficient – the whole frame is used to generate lift. The lack of counter-rotational systems meant the pilot and cargo would …

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Artificial Floating Islands | Technology Org

Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) is testing the concept of an artificial floating island, that is made up of large modular triangles connected to each other. Floating islands built in this way could be as big as 5 km wide, and used for a variety of purposes, to support offshore homes, docks …

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Can You Pedal Between Floors?

Futuristic style to get around buildings is ThyssenKrupp’s Wonkavator-style elevator.  Elena Larriba who’s a postgraduate studying at London’s Royal College of Art, unveiled a novel alternative to climbing stairs and using elevators – it’s called Vycle, and it would let you pedal your way between floors. She produced a working prototype, that is …

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