Virtual Reality is one of the most intriguing inventions of the recent years.
From the tshirt we wear to the oven we bake, our entire households will transform. Cars will get smarter, the traffic will move with the IOT.
THE INTERNET OF THINGS, SHORTLY IOT, WILL SOON BE REORGANIZING OUR LIVES IN A WIDE SCOPE FROM SMART HOUSES TO SMART CITIES, SMART OFFICES, SMART HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS, SMART CARS AND TRAFFIC SYSTEMS. BUT ARE YOU READY FOR IOT?
World’s biggest lithiumion battery began the distribution of electricity to the South Australian network. Tesla’s 100 megawatt battery is hereby officially activated. Southern Australia experiences severe energy shortage during the summer months due to excessive heat. Connected to the French energu company Neoenoperated wind power plant, the battery is located in Jamestown. In a possible power cut, it meets the hourly need of electricity of 30 thousand houses. However, it is basically aimed to support and regulate the present power sources. Tesla completed the construction of the battery in 60 days.
Turkish Airlines came in the fourth rank in terms of fuel efficiency in the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) report, comparing the twenty international airline companies conducting transatlantic flights between America/ Canada and Europe in terms of fuel efficiency and related carbon concentration. THY’s successful fuel efficiency efforts resulted in 43,975 tons of fuel saving in 2016, eliminating 138,522 tons of carbon emission. The report underlined that a total amount of 1,329,783 tons of carbon emission has been prevented since 2008.
Transportation company Uber announced the new contract signed with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The contract paves the way for the collaboration of NASA and Uber for the launch of air taxis by the end of the next decade. The collaborative project aims the production of low altitude flying vehicles that can conduct vertical launch and landing. According to the public statement, the air taxis are going to be introduced in the late 2023. Uber calculates the duration of a journey from San Francisco to San Jose in the rush hour to take about two hours. With the air taxis, it will only take 15 minutes.
15 thousand scientists from 184 countries published an article titled as “Scientists Warn Mankind” in French Le Monde and Bioscience scientific journal. Declaring a global warning on the severeness of environmental problems, scientists gave the alarm for the Earth. Emphasizing the environmental losses, which are becoming ever more irreversible with increasing losses of bio-diversity, scientists warned: “To prevent makind from a massive calamity, we have to make radical changes in our treatment of the Earth and our daily habits.”
Turkey Biotechnology Institute has been founded to conduct R&D projects and to raise scientific support in the field of biotechnology. The Institute consists of six scientific bodies including the Genome and Bioinformatic Science Board, Vaccination Scientific Board, Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals Scientific Board. Biomedicals and Medical Devices Scientific Board, Microbiology-Immunology and Infectious Diseases Scientific Board, Fermentation and Cell Culture Technologies Scientific Board. The Instituion is going to work on determining prioritized policies in biotechnology, carry on field studies on demand of the Ministry and affiliated institutions, R&D projects, publications and consultancy services.
Zurich based engineers developed a four legged robot to perform dangerous tasks for the humans. The robot “ANYmal” is equipped with thermal cameras and gas detectors, making it suitable for works in oil and natural gas facilities as well as mines. In the future, the robot can be used in search and rescue works. According to the experts, ANYmal will also be used in defense industry as well as all kinds of heavy and dirty works unpreferred by humans.
Multiple studies confirm that the lack of sleep due to known or unknown causes have serious impacts on our bodies. Even a few nights of bad sleep may result in the regulation of blood sugar, causing us to eat more. It can even damage our DNA. A recent study asked volunteers to cut down an hour of sleep every for consecutive nights. Scientists announced that even an hour of less sleep have effected the volunteers’ DNA, and led to inflammation and diabetes in some
Saudi Arabia is the first country to enfranchise a robot. Developed by the Hong Kong based Hanson Robotics, Sophia the robot has thus become a Saudi Arabian citizen. Sophia is supported by a special software and human recognition cameras that enable human eye contact. On top of that, Sophia is able to recognize people from their voices and talk to them.
Millions of large and small waste particles along the orbit of the Earth are becoming a serious threat for spacecrafts. It is estimated that there are about eight thousand tons of waste in space. 29 thousand of those above 10 centimeters of size can be tracked, while millions of others with smaller size cannot. To overcome the problem, European scientists have developed the project E-Deorbit. The project aims to capture derailed satellites to prevent possible damages. The second method that is used in the project is catching bigger objects with space nets.
Ericsson Mobilite Reports states that the number of 5G subscribers will have exceeded 1 billion by 2023. The number is equivalent of over 20 percent of global population. Rapid digitalization is going to contribute the sector of intelligence and communication with a huge added income. The estimated sum of contribution in the energy and public services informatics is over 2,7 billion dollars. Plus, the mobile data traffic is expected to multiply by eight times within the next six months and to reach 110 Exabytes per month by 2023, which is equal to 5,5 million years of uninterrupted HD video viewing.
Canon’s compact Challenger PowerShot D30 attracts the eye with its resistance againts water, dust, and shock. The PowerShot D30 can record 25 meters down under, and has the capacity to endure landfall from 2 meters. In addition to its resistance to harsh temperatures as low as -10°C and anti-freeze features D30 is entirely dust-proof.
THE BIGGEST NIGHTMARE OF ANY DIGITAL FAN WOULD BE THE CONTACT OF THEIR DEVICES WITH WATER. TO PREVENT THE ANXIETY OF A POTENTIAL LIQUID CONTACT, CHOOSE YOUR DEVICE SMARTLY, A.K.A. “WATER-FRIENDLY”!
The biggest problem of the 21st century will presumably concern the supply of food for billions of people. And this encourages urban population to engage in gardening for healthy food supply and as a hobby. Empty spaces, mall terraces, even construction sites in big metropols like Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Berlin are transformed into gardens to provide a place of inhale for metropolitans, and answer their healthy food demands. Cooperative-like organizations are established to deliver these products to demanders.
Scientists and winegrowers commissioned in the European Research Project are working on a robot prototype. Using its smart sensors, the bot travels around the vineyard, determines the location and gathers information. It can also measure the size of vines with an integrated camera. Moreover, it identifies and takes photographs of grape bunches in order to give an updated report of the vineyard status. The robot is estimated to cost around 30 thousand euros and is planned to be launched within 2-4 years
Japan decided to produce the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games medals out of old mobile phones. For the campaign, hundreds have donated their former mobile phones to Tokyo Municipality. The campaign’s mission is declared as motivating Japanese people for the Olympic Games and reducing the 26 billion dollar cost. Within the scope of the campaign, thousands of mobile phones equivalent of 8 tons are needed for the production of 40 kilograms of gold and six tons of silver and bronze. With the recycling, Japan aims to produce five thousand medals.
A system furnished on the Bird Street, London is designed to generate 5 Watts of electric energy at each step. Piezoelectric technology is combined with triangular pannels to generate energy for street lights and Bluetooth transmitters. Pedestrians can view the information provided along the road using a mobile welfare program installed on their phone to see how much energy they have generated. The Bird Street initiative is the first phase of a greater project which is in progress in England. Using this program on several streets with heavy pedestrian traffic, local energy needs can be supplied in the most eco-friendly way
Turkey’s solar energy generation capacity has increased by 566 MW to reach 1505 MW in the first half of 2017, making Turkey Europe’s third biggest market following Germany and Britain. With this spurt, Turkey made a claim in the solar energy competition among global giants. Energy experts believe that this is a huge leap for Turkey, which has greater natural solar resources compared to the great part of Europe and Russia.
The invention of Japanese scientists is a temporary tattoo realized with the nanocrescent technology. The tattoo is similar to a henna application and has no side effects. Its anti-allergic properties make it safe for everyone. By means of a subdermal technologic procedure, you can enjoy a tattoo and a self check-up agent which can monitor and notify your health conditions from blood pressure to pregnancy based on the signals transmitted from your limbs. This way, any potential anomaly will be detected before you recognize.
Can clothes catch up with the growth rate of children? Yes, in fact from six months to 3 years thanks to the English engineer Ryan Yasin’s designs. The winner of the annual James Dyson invention awards, these designs might provide a solution to buy a new dress every other month. Once purchased at the age of six months, they can be pulled to desired size every six months to fit the child. Wind- and water-proof suit is combined of a top and a bottom. The intriguing design is currently available for 6-36 months, and will be produced on demand for bigger ages.
In the age of accelerating competition of spacecrafts, China comes to front with an intriguing claim. Apparently, the fuel-free EmDrive engine, which was claimed to be impossible to produce by NASA, has been developed in China. If the claim is true, this will be a groundbreaking invention in human history. Allegedly, the fuel-free engine generates solar-powered microwaves within a closed vessel, hereby defying Newton’s third law. It is stated that a spacecraft built with this engine can shorten the journey to Mars down to 10 weeks.
A study jointly conducted by two Dutch universities determined the maximum human lifespan. In the research, the maximum lifespan for males and females were determined considering the profiles of 75 thousand people who have died in the last 30 years. According to the results, females can live up to 115,7 and males up to 114,1 years. However, it is noted that these data are merely statistical. After all, Emma Morano, “the world’s oldest person” recently passed away at the age of 117.
Anthropoid YuMi developed by the Swiss technology company ABB has been promoted to audience by a concert in the International Robotic Festival in Italy, Pisa. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli appeared as the guest of honor in the concert, where artificial intelligence conducted a philarmonic orchester for the first time. In the concert, Lucca Philarmonic Orchester performed compositions by the Italian composer Verdi. The Tuscan tenor conducted the orchester as YuMi performed “La donna e mobile”.
Cigarette butts constitute to a major problem of waste with the chemicals and unsoluble ingredients they incorporate. Australian scientists are considering to eliminate the problem by using them in road construction. According to scientists, butts used in roads and pavements reduce the heat conductivity. By preserving less solar heat, they will help to decrease the thermal heat island effect, which leads cities to overheat compared to countryside because of intense concretion.
Recent studies prove that micro plastic lead to pollution in oceans, lakes, rivers, earth and air. There are even micro plastic particles found in tap water, quenching the thirst of billions. For the research, 150 tap water samples have been gathered from the metropols of five continents, and micro plastics have been discovered in 83 percent. Scientists warn that the synthetic fibers might bear environmental pollution in human body. Unfortunately, filtering does not eliminate synthetic fiber from bottled water.
The global trend has begun to highlight smart stadiums for enhanced viewing pleasure and the right use of energy. Mobile applications, giant screens, free internet are included in countless technologic features which make these stadiums smart. In some stadiums, it is even possible to order food and beverages without having to leave the seat. This way, the audience can enjoy the game without any interruption. And some of these stadiums are smart enough to lead you from the parking lot to your seat, even generate their own energy.
THE CRAZY AMERICAN GENIUS ELON MUSK’S DREAM IS ABOUT TO BECOME TRUE. TRAVELING ON AIR WITHIN A TUBE WITH AN ACCELERATION SPEED OF 1237 KMPH , HYPERLOOP SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE FIRST TRIAL, PROVING TO BE A FACT, AND NOT A FANTASY.
According to World Health Organization report, 12,6 million people die of pollution-related diseases annually. The report shows that 1,7 million people get cancer due to unhealthy environmental conditions every year. 92 percent of the world population inhale extremely polluted air. Annually, 6 million people lose their lives due to pollution related diseases, whereas 90 percent of these death cases take place in countries with low or midlevels of income. Air pollution is defined as one of the primary health issues in media with 4,523 news captions within this year.
A new step has been taken for the cooperation between Turkey and England, one of the primary countries to develop agricultural production by integrating technology into farming, on the improvement of technology use in agriculture. The project “Agritech” has come to life under the collaboration of the England based Prosperity Fund,the Consul General England and Boðaziçi University. The project is aiming to improve the use of technology in the agriculture of Turkey. Accordingly, an online network of farmers, researchers, professional innovators and entrepreneurs is formed. Experts emphasize that the project can help to provide more agricultural knowhow, production, cultivation and sharing as well as solving pricing problems of producers and consumers.
Giant photovoltaic facilities which transform solar energy into electricity using solar batteries and indexes are rapidly expanding. According to the report of Solar Power Europe, the umbrella organization of European solar energy corporations, the growth in the field of solar energy has exceeded expectations. In 2016, solar energy facilities with a total of 77 gigawatt capacity have gone into use. The joint capacity was 50 gigawatts in 2015. A decade ago only 1 gigawatt of solar energy units were founded. A nuclear or two thermic power units produce 1 gigawatt electricity.
At his first ocean conference opening, the UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres declared that, unless severe measures are taken, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. According to the “New Plastic Economy” report presented at 2016 World Economic Forum, studies show that there are over 150 million tons of plastic waste present in the oceans. The report indicates that, unless no change takes place, there will be a ton of plastic waste for each 3 tons of fish by 2025, and more tons of waste than fish by 2050 in the seas.
NASA announced the preparations for the launch of an unmanned spacecraft to the sun in summer 2018. The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft is expected to get as closest as ever to the sun. The craft is the size of a small car, and will collect data from the sun and take photographs with its whitelit visor. In order to survive under 1400 degrees of temperature around the sun, Parker Solar Probe is covered in 11.43 cm thick carbon alloy shield, and is planned to complete seven passages within a period of seven years. Called by NASA as “the mission of extravagancy”, the craft will travel at a speed of 430 thousand miles per hour, which is the equivalent of a less than minute ride from New York to Tokyo.
Japan’s new project of foam houses are built in 2 hours but can last up to 300 years. The materials used in the making are quite basic: they are made of wood and foam, and within only 2 hours a majestic building appears. The house can later be modified in different shapes. And they cost as low as 2000 dollars. Considering the short production process and the long lifespan, looks like we’ll be seeing them more often in the future.
Researchers claim that math is the sole language that can serve as a medium for communication between human and intelligent aliens. The idea is based on the fact that like art and music, math is an integral part of life. Using the universal language of mathematics, we can communicate with people whose language are unknown to us. Accordingly, we can as well communicate with alien civilizations. Scientists believe majestic shows like geometric shapes to be drawn on Sahara Desert can attract alien systems. According to this scientific theory, both societies are capable of counting and applying arithmetics.
The 3D printed rocket by the US-New Zealand partnership of Rocket Lab has been launched from Mahia, on the northern island of New Zealand. The 17 meter long rocket Electron was produced in four years. Electron is the first rocket that is launched from the New Zealand facility, at the cost of 5 million dollars. Space launch of Rocket Lab rockets start from 77 thousand dollars.
Google is working on a project to prevent children of 10-12 from the hazards of internet in collaboration with several US nongovernmental organizations. The motto of the program is declared as “Be Internet Awesome”. As long as you protect yourself from its hazards, internet is an information paradise, and Google aims to present it to children privy of its negative effects. The development of the program is primarily due to the fact that a vast majority of 12 year olds possess a smart phone and access to internet. As part of the program, Google and its collaborators are going to develop a game application called as “Interland” to teach children the positive and negative aspects of internet.
The autonomous bus-train is expected to start working in a yet to be announced city in China within next year. The bustrain moves along a formerly defined route, following white dots. The vehicle is aimed to bring a cheaper commute to small and midscale towns by saving energy through hybrid fuel and reducing travel expenses to a large extent.
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FINALLY, GOOGLE OFFICIALLY INTRODUCED ITS MUCH ANTICIPATED SMART PHONE: THE PIXEL AND PIXEL XL, PRESUMABLY THE BIGGEST RIVALS OF IPHONE7, BEAR TRACES FROM THE NEXUS DESIGN OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR, YET RESEMBLE HTC10 OF THE SAME PRODUCER, HTC.
The GrowMeUp bots, which are devised for a more dynamic and healthy aging process, are now integrated into households within the concept of an EU project. The robots are programmed to help elderly people. The autonomous bots designed to run household errands are able to recognize, define and monitor people and objects. With the help of the technology, scientists claim that in near future, the elderly will be able to play a more active part in society, be socially more contributive and independent.
In a study conducted by Japanese researchers, catsare proven to be as clever as dogs when it comes to memory. In the research, 49 domestic cat species are studied and are observed to remember their favorite memories such as “feasting on their favorite food”. Japanese scientists pointed out that cats perform similarly with dogs in numerous tests, like reacting to human gesture, mimics and feelings.
Smart technologies are finding more and more use in every aspect of life, and the textile industry is no exception. A Germany-based and EU-supported study integrated receptors on clothes to collect medical information about the patient. The smart prototype records all you eat and drink. The flexible receptors on the collar can monitor down to the weakest chewing and swallowing activities through neck muscles. The fabric that was designed for the project is made of polymer and micro copper wires.
China, which is located on the birds’ migratory route, decided to build a special airport for birds. The project will be built in Tientsin with three water habitats including a shallow pond, a reed bed and loam. The field will also comprise 20 hectares of woodland to harbour many bird species. The airport will not comprise duty free shops or check-in desks, but the “Lingang Bird Shelter” for bird viewing instead. A visitors’ and research center called the “water pavillion” will also be subtly integrated in the park.
A London-based enterprise developed a project to protect people from air pollution. Airlabs Co.’s Clean Air Bench sprays clean air particles when someone sits on, and comprises a special filter and five air cleansing units. The Airlabc CEO states that the bench cleans the carbondioxide in its vicinity by 95 percent, recommending the use of the technology in public areas like hospitals, schools, etc.
Working on alternative methods of growing body parts, Scientists from the Ottawa University Canada developed an artificial ear using apple slices. The potentiality of the artificial ear still continues. The laboratory uses the so-called “scaffold method” to weed out certain apple cells. The remaining cellulose is used as a “scaffold” for cell production. The apple ears have been tried on mice and triggered very little immune response. The potential usage of the ears are still clinically tested.
Another ecological project has come live in London. The “Flow” by the Parisian Plume Labs enterprise measures air pollution with its USB-sized compact structure! Anyone can test the air quality when desired using this mobile device, which can also transmit the calculated rates to the smart phone.
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation devised a unique technological approach against motorbike accidents. Collaborated by BBDO Bangkok, the foundation designed the new Helpmet, a helmet which is equipped with a shoch sensor, GPS and GSM technologies, which immediately reports unconscious drivers to the center. In case of a black-out or motion loss, all records are trasmitted to the center by an SMS along with all the relevant information of the driver including the blood type and age for enhanced early response service.
On February 22, Denmark produced enough wind power to meet the electricity demand of the entire country. According to the data, a total of 97 GWh (Gigawatts per hour) of energy has been produced. About 70 GWh of this total has been generated from land wind, while the remaining 27 GWh from the wind plants on the ocean. The daily production is measured to be the equivalent of “approximately 10 million of household members”. The device of WindEurope proves that about 18.8 percent of Europe’s electricity demand has been met by wind power on the same day.
Famous designers Albrecht Birkner and Kenneth Cobonpu introduced their new car design made of bamboo against environmental pollution and with respect to environmental concerns. In order to pay respect to the nature and to encourage reusage, the 4-meter long automobile has been named Phoenix. With as short as four years of life splan, Phoenix is made of bamboo, steel and nylon. Its organic parts wear out in time. The eco-car naturally uses electrical engine, and can be customized on demand.
Google’s Boston Dynamics team, who have been amazing us with their multiple robotic projects, raise the bar even higher with their new bot Handle. The 2 meter tall robot can reach 24kmph speed and jump as high as 122 cm. Easier to maintain and produce than its counterparts, Handle comes with two legs and wheels.
Apple rolled up sleeves to leave back its number one competitor Google when it comes to maps. With the help of an experienced data collection and robotics team, Apple aims to improve its navigational data by using drones. The relevant data is gathered street by street by a special vehicle equipped with cameras and sensors. In the meanwhile, Apple drones will be automatically updating the system by street signals and variations. The application will also be compatible with commute and UBER services.
Queensland University of Technology is working on the production of bone and human tissue with “bio-fabrication”. The project will start by combining a “bio-fabrication” facility with a hospital to speed up the process. The new facility will dedicate two floors for hospital services, where the tissue fabrication technology will be used in operations. In the meantime on another part of the world, Harvard University scientists succeeded fabricating bladders by using the patients’ own cells, as well as ears using live tissues.
Recording videos by smart phones for future watch will soon become history with the Sony smart lens. Providing users with the chance of video recording, Sony’s mesmerizing new lens has auto-focus, pausing and zoom-in features. The video can be saved for future use. The date of introduction is yet to be announced, but the lens is expected to become the number one product by Sony in the field of wearable technology.
A new chair has been designed to reduce the back pressure of white collars as a result of working for long hours by the desk. The saddle-like seat comes with two knee supports, and is made of uninterrupted 3D structure. The so-called Wchair is designed to change the seating position in the best form for human body. Remarking the harms of too long seating position on the spine, experts recommend the Wchair to be used with tall desks.
FarmBot is the world’s first CNC farmer bot. The robot can be programmed on mobile application to enable farmers to cultivate multiple plants on the same farm at a given time. FarmBot monitors each of these plants using a different program, diagnoses weeds when they appear, and cleans the soil. Using FarmBot, you can decide which seeds to plant in which field at which frequency, producing your own fruits and vegetables to feed your family all through the year.
The invention of a Dutch artist gave hope to China to overcome the thick layer of air pollution covering the skies of Beijing. The 7-meter tall metal structure works as air-cleaner to destroy the dark fogs on the city sky. Soaking in the polluted air and blowing out clean air instead, the tower is the biggest in the world. Cleaning the air by 75 percent, the tower has the cleansing capacity of 30 thousand cubic meters.
The first vegetables and fruits produced by NASA’s Advanced Production Habitat (APH) in Mars have arrived. Ported to the Kennedy Space Center, the production was then transfered to the Spaceport Development Center. Working to develop bigger agricultural fields, the APH will grow products using green, red and blue LED light. Equipped by 180 sensors, the center boasts a large assortment of seeds. At the end of the program, the products cultivated will be transported to the International Space Station in 2017.
How about reducing your carbon footprint and your electric bill by curtains that soak in the solar energy through the day and emit light back during the night? Integrated solar cells inside the curtain feed on the harsh solar rays, and let them pass through the semi-translucent texture to keep on shining. During the night, the leaf-shaped OLEDs direct the collected rays with zero loss to the eco-lighting section. The eco-leaf curtains contribute by 10 to 40 percent to the reflector LEDs and collect energy in the center. The airpermeable layers of the curtain also incorporate a thermometer.
Adidas and the German biotechnology company AMS realized a project to introduce bio-degradable shoes. Made of a special fiber that had been inspired by the spider net, the shoes are not only lighter and more durable, but also entirely biodegradable. Produced from one hundred percent bio-degradable natural materials, the shoes are expected to be introduced in 2017.
Scientists designed a container-like mobile greenhouse. By dint of a robotic software that moves the mobile platform, the trees can grow inside the greenhouse as in the nature. The LED lights go on and off to imitate day and night, thus enabling the trees to act properly while growing. The general state of the greenhouse and the wellness and growth phase of the newly planted saplings can be monitored through the robotic camera system. The prototypes are planned to hit the market within six years.
Getting ready to meet the need for sustainable energy, the New Wind initiated the state-ofart “Wind Tree” project to answer consumption demands. The leaf turbines in the wind tree are designed to provide an organic solution to the energy needs through a unique energy model, and generate the annual energy need of a family of four.
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MICROSOFT ROLLED UP ITS SLEEVES TO TAKE VIRTUAL REALITY TO THE ULTIMATE LEVEL AND ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF HOLOGRAPHIC FOLLOWING CHRISTMAS. SO, YOU’D BETTER BE READY FOR A TELE-HOLOGRAM CONFERENCE JUST LIKE IN THE STAR WARS!
The semi-nomadic Masai tribe of East Africa solves the electricity problem through solar energy. Green Energy Africa provides Kenyan women materials required to benefit from solar energy, energy saving lamps, solar pannels and rechargeable batteries. And the Masai women bring electricity to the parts of the country with no electricity access. In order to bring light to everybody and enable the production of solar energy, women travel on donkeys from door to door with the solar pannels.
Larry Page, one of Google’s founders, invests in two new companies to invent a flying car. One of the companies Page invests in is Zee Aero which was founded in 2010. The other is the Kitty Hawk, founded only last year. Larry Page supports both companies for the sake of private passions. In other words, Google has nothing to do with flying cars. The Zee Aero crew has already conducted the test flight for prototypes at an airport lying one hour drive off Google Headquarter in Mountain View. Recruiting former NASA, Boeing, Space X professionals, Zee Aero’s early tests are focused on a car with two single seats.
Apple introduced the much anticipated iPhone 7. The most radical feature of the new phone is the earphone section. iPhone no longer has an earphone input, in place of which Lightning will be used. Meanwhile, the rear camera of the water and dust resistant iPhone has been doubled. iPhone 7’s 7 megapixel front camera can capture images with HD resolution, while the rear camera is 12 MP. iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, attracts with double cameras of 12 MP each. One of the two rear cameras of iPhone 7 Plus has the wide angle feature, while the other has telephoto lens, which makes deeper zooming possible.
A new study discovered a brand new technique to obtain energy from greensward. Scientists from the UK and the Cardiff University Catalizor Institute developed the method of generating hydrogen from grass by using sunlight and low-cost catalizor. The study was published in the Royal Society Journal. For using hydrogen in green energy, scientists use the processes which are known as photoreforming or photocatalysis. These processes dismantle cellulose into organic fragments. With the help of a simple solar powered catalizor, it is activated for hydrogen transformation.
England’s Cranfield University researchers developed an energy generating, cheap, clean and eco-friendly toilet. The project that was supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works as follows: once the user is ‘done’, a rotating odor-proof bowl transmits the waste into the storage tank. As the liquid waste is processed, a nano-technological membrane filters and condenses the water, helping the elimination of the pathogens. With the help of a certain gas, the vapor travels through a channel into a tube where droplets are condensed. Inside the tube, the vapor retransforms into a pathogen-free liquid. This clean water can be used in irrigation, and even domestic cleaning. In the meantime, solid wastes fall onto the base of the tank, where a battery-powered Archimedes screw transmits the waste into a second container. Here, the waste is burned and is transformed into ash energy.
Panasonic and Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. started the project to build the city of the future in Japan. The “Sustainable Smart City” project is projected to rise in the city of Yokohama, lying southwest of Tokyo. Ten corporations participate in the development of the Sustainable Smart City Tsunashima, which will boast an energy system, hydrogen filling station, and an international student hostel. It is targeted to reduce carbondioxide emission by 40 percent, and to use new energies as much as 30 or more percent in the futuristic town ofTsunashima.
After the driverless truck, Mercedes put the first driverless bus on test drive in Amsterdam. The futuristic bus completed its first trip of 20 kilometers without steerwheel, gas or brake pedal in the public streets of Amsterdam. Using the ‘City Pilot’ independent drive technology, the bus managed its way properly around the bends, tunnels, traffic lamps along the 20 kilometer itinerary from the Schiphol Airport to Haarlem with the help of its navigation system. The special transport developed in line with the Futuristic Bus program will soon be actively used on selected itineraries in Europe.
A portable generator that transforms water energy into electricity has been developed for campers and outdoor athletes. The working principle is quite simple: taking out of its cover, you open the valves of Estream and leave it on the river or lake. The mini generator can charge three phones, cameras and tablets with a 4,5 hour stay in water.
Two Saudi scientists are developing a solar charged umbrella to ease the life of Muslim tourists on their duty of pilgrimage. The umbrella, which is yet in prototype, will be using solar energy to supply power to the niched fan. The device is projected with 3 USB sockets for GPS navigation, a torch and charging facilities as well as cooling, and will be named “Kafka”.
3D printers have long been among the most intriguing subjects in the field of technology. Recently, the world’s first restaurant to produce and serve 3D food has been introduced by Food Ink. and attracted massive public interest. Even though this interest was limited to spectating the food preparation process through the window… Looks like it will take a while until the idea of a 3D restaurant goes beyond admiring an innovative project and becomes a real thing.
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WITH SMART PHONES TURNED INTO COMPUTERS, WE HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED WITH HUNDREDS OF APPLICATIONS.
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Türk Telekom initiated a global trailblazing project named after the sunshine. The Sunshine Project uses computer games to enhance social and cognitive skills in children with less than 10 percent eyesight. With the ‘Sunshine Game App’, limited eyesight functions will be enhanced, handeye coordination will be improved. The application using vibrant colours is a first in the world. Besides, it will be used all around the world, and not just for the Turkish children.
Technology giant Google obtained the ‘sticky’ surface patent to reduce damages in traffic accidents. With the sticky layer which is applied on bumper and bonnet, pedestrians are aimed to stick on the car layer and be saved from hitting on other cars or objects. The sticky layer can be used on any types of vehicles.
Making an ever increasing use of technological developments, IETT (Istanbul Electric Tramway and Tunnel Establishments) introduces a modern, fast and correct means of transport with the eco-friendly smart stop system. From onwards, IETT stops will be modernized to meet the technological needs of passengers. At the new bus stops, passengers will be able to track the bus routes, schedules, open traffic routes and the status.
After leaving the sector two years ago, Nokia announced the return of Nokia cell phones with the new agreement that has been made with the Finnish company HMD Global Oy. The former mobile phone giant had sold all its mobile phone shares to Microsoft in 2014, following the rise of smart phones. Keeping its patents though, Nokia decided to come back with a brand licencing agreement. Within the scope of the Microsoft agreemenri Nokia had agreed to retain from competing the US giant for a period of two years. With the expiration of the time frame, Nokia decided to return to the stage.
The model plane Thor which is developed by Airbus have completed the first flight trials with success. The 20 kg and 4 meter long model plane is designed to enable certain parts produced on 3d printers to be used in the manufacture of future planes. In other words, future planes will be made of 3d printer made parts. According to engineers, being the world’s first 3d printer made plane, Thor is a perfect inspiration for future production platforms. Controlled by remote, Thor is the first model that proves much fuel and money will be saved during flight.
German scientists are working on an artificial nervous system to teach robots how to suffer. With the projects, robots will be able to rapidly respond to any possible damage that can harm their systems, and protect people working with robots. Scientists are founding the system on the basis of “human pain studies”. With the fingertip sensor that is placed on the robot’s arm to detect pressure and heat in order to test the system, robots will sense the pain and respond more quickly.
Specially designed for technology lovers who cannot give up on pen and paper, Bamboo Spark pen and notebook set makes simultaneous transfers from paper to tablet and smart phones, eventually enabling modifications using the means of technology.
The Japanese technology giant Sony introduces the virtual reality glasses named Project Morpheus for Playstation 4 within the first quarter of 2016. The prototype comes with a 5.7 inch OLED screen that enables 100 degrees of eyesight. Reducing the visual delay from 0.04 seconds to 0.0018 seconds, Sony managed to attain a high quality vision which is quite close to reality.
The ‘Vertical Field’ project has been awarded the sustainability prize in the Projects of the Future contest of the Architecture Magazine. Designed to cultivate plants in multiple storey buildings in unfavourable lands with high population and poor earth conditions, the field has been made of light bamboo in order to maximize the solar effect. Consisting of towers that provide support for multiple agricultural process levels, the project offers a mutual habitat for plants and fish. The system enables plants to be nutrished on fish wastes, while the filtering they provide helps the growth of fish.
The Japanese technology company NEC developed an arm keypad that is only visible to the user with the help of a smart watch and glasses. The Arm Keypad is not just a computer keyboard, but also serves as a phone, and even a piano keypad that can be activated on voice command. The glasses detect which key is touched, and the watch determines the intensity and the frequency of the command.
Chinese scientists developed solar pannels that transfer raindrops into electric energy! The graphene layer of atomic thickness developed by scientists can turn raindrops into energy, making it possible for solar pannels to generate energy on rainy days. The technology is not yet fully efficient, as the pannel can turn only 6,5 percent into energy, which is way less than regular pannels with 22 percent efficiency.
With the Florence project, Microsoft advances one more step beyond offering a nice concert to your plants,and introduces a program that will enable a live chat with them. The project enables sending message once you have placed your plants inside a sensor-equipped capsule and installed it on your computer. With the help of the sensor, the computer can read the message through the leaves and roots. Your emotions written on the computer are transmitted through a series of flashing lights like a Morse code. And they are replied by no other than your plant!help of the sensor, the computer can read the message through the leaves and roots. Your emotions written on the computer are transmitted through a series of flashing lights like a Morse code. And they are replied by no other than your plant!
THE WORLD OF AUTOMOTIVES BOASTS SUCH MODELS THAT NEITHER THE PRODUCER NOR THE CUSTOMER CAN GET ENOUGH OF…GIVEN THE CASE, UPDATED VERSIONS OF 1950 MODELS KEEP APPEARING ON THE ROADS WITH THE NEW TECHNOLOGY. HERE ARE THE GRANDSONS OF LEGENDARY AUTOMOBILES…
Scientists are continuously working on alternative energy resources. The last of these researchers will be conducted underwater. Initiating a project to use renewable energy resources, Wales decided to found the world’s largest tide energy field. The project ‘Deltastream’ is based on the wind turbine principle. Thanks to the fixation system, the turbines are tide-resistant, and can produce electricity from the power generated by the tides. By using the tides, about ten thousand households are expected to be provided electricity.
A new epoch in treatment has been marked by stem cells in China. Chinese scientists conducted a successful treatment of children with cataract. In treating cataract, a normal sight is obtained through an artificial lens in the eye. Instead, Chinese doctors created a new lens by activating the stem cells inside the eyes. With this method, cataract is displanted using a scalpel, while the outer space known as the lens capsule is preserved. In this structure, lens epithelial stem cells which normally treat the damage are placed, hereby reforming the lens. After multiple trials on rabbits and monkeys, the method has been successful on twelve child patients.
Cappy is breaking new grounds in the beverage sector in cooperation with TetraPak. In this respect, Cappy products will be served in cardboard boxes produced from trees cultivated in FSC Forrest Management Council certified forrests. FSC supports sustainable managements that enable tree harvests that bringing no harm to the biological diversity, productivity, and the ecologic processes of forrests.
Instagram, the popular platform for image and short video sharing, initiates a brand new concept. The social media platform started to broadcast the first original video series named Shield 5. The series consist of 28 episodes of 15 seconds each. With its nutshell video format of 15 seconds, the series blazed a new trail with its total length of seven minutes.
The concept of a driverless car is no longer a fantasy. Now it’s time to get used to the idea of a driverless bus; in fact, the Dutch have already met it. The mini buses named Wepod designed as driverless public buses have hit the road in the Netherlands. Driverless Wepods have completed the 200 meter drive successfully at a speed of 8 kmph. The Wepod has a capacity to carry six passengers at a time, but the designers say this is just a beginning and the model will be further developed.
Smartbe is a self-moving stroller. It requires a space between itself and the parent, and follows their trail. Thanks to its sensors, it can detect anything from the obstacles on the road to where the parent is headed. Smartbe can be connected with smart watches and phones, even addresses special climatization needs of the baby. With the camera available on top, the stroller enables baby monitoring. And the music played for the baby is the bonus!
Scientists developed a new system which enables 20 to 30 times more efficient use of the natural light of the firefly using nanotechnology. The ultrared light generated with the new system has a higher wavelength than the normal light. The light has the potential to be used in night-vision glasses, telescopes, cameras and medical screening purposes. In other words, electric-free light generation is now possible!
Say you have left home with no spare clothes, confiding in the warm air, but it turned cold towards the evening. No problem, as your shirt’s “heating” feature is turned on to warm you up. What a cool scenario! Scientists from MIT made this real, though! The recent invention of a kind of polymer stores the heat from the sun as a chemical reaction, and the stored energy is emitted in the form of another chemical reaction. Eventually, you cloth first heats itself, and then warms you up.
Maryland University scientists managed to use leaves in place of major battery components! It is known for fact that ecodamaging batteries cannot be destroyed in the nature due to the liberation of heavy metals such as cadmium, cobalt and lead in the air. Accordingly, scientists decided to develop batteries using more sustainable materials. The first trial was conducted by using wood fibers. Now it is the turn for the leaves. After the conclusion of the study, we will be acquainted with leaf batteries.
Shortly after the smart pill that diagnoses cancer, Google is working on a wristband that detects cancer, heart attack, etc. Andrew Conrad of the research team states that the wristband scans illnesses with the help of nanoparticles, enabling an early diagnosis.
Sharp developed a new smart phone in the form of a human robot called as RoboHon. The tiny and cute human robot can walk, talk, dance and be used as a smart phone with its 2 inch monitor at the back. Able to recognize human faces and voices, the multi-functional robot can also project images via its projector in the head.
The plane Futuristic Air Cruiseship with a transparent roof which uses solar energy is literally a flying ship, providing perfect comfort for long distance journeys. For the time being, our knowledge is limited to the images circulated through the social media, however, with Solar Impulse already on a world tour, the design implies all kinds of possibilities.
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JAPANESE MOTOR GIANTS EXHIBITED A SHOW WITH THEIR CONCEPT CARS AND DRIVERLESS MODELS THAT WILL LEAD THE FUTURE OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR IN THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW. HERE ARE THE STAR CARS OF THE FUTURE…
Nokia finally introduced all the details about the VR camera OZO. OZO shoots 360 degree motion pictures compatible with VR glasses, enabling professional shootings. Targeting an audience within the movie sector, Nokia OZO comes with a full camera. Comprising 2K x 2K camera sensors, it can record 45 minute long films in 500GB SSD’s.
Flash, the celebrity software of onceupon- a-time, is discontinued by Adobe as it lost its domineering power on the internet. Remarking that Flash has been pushed to a phase of renewal by advances like HTML5 and WebGL, Adobe’s Flash Professional CC has been renamed as “Adobe Animate CC” for its future existence.
An internet access 100 times faster than wi-fi has been obtained by using visible flash spectrum instead of radiowaves to transmit data. To obtain li-fi, a standard light source such as a LED lamp, internet access and a photo detector is required. A speed of 1gigabyte per second can be reached with li-fi compatible bulb, but because of the harmful effect of sunlight and its failure to penetrate through the walls means li-fi is a project which is still in progress.
A newly released stepcounter acts as a virtual money system, which saves more as you take steps more. To feed your virtual wallet with Bitwalking dollars, you need to walk as much as possible. With a smart phone app, the phone counts the steps taken and adds one dollar to your savings for every ten thousand steps, which approximates to eight kilometers. You can even spend your savings on internet shopping or exchange them for actual currency on virtual exchange offices.
The extremely popular Gi FlyBike seems to have blazed a trail in its field. Gi FlyBike can be folded in a tiny second. The Android and Apple compatible bike has a special socket for smart phones which turn them into a great navigation tool. It covers sixty kilometers when fully charged at a maximum speed of 25 kmph.
A world-renowned white goods brand determined the world’s greenest cities. The 120 cities which were examined for the study have a quality in common other than being eco-friendly cities. They all enjoy an abundant wealth in terms of history, culture, friendly habitants and interesting settlements. Vancouver is in the top of the list, and is followed by Curitiba-Brasil, Copenhagen- Denmark, Cape Town-South Africa, San Francisco-USA.
China houses the world’s biggest construction generating electricity through solar energy. The building, which rises on a surface area of seventy five thousand squaremeters in Dezhou, a town in the Northwestern province of Shangdong, is acclaimed as the world’s biggest building with solar energy. Ninety five percent of the energy required by the building is generated by alternative energy resources with the solar pannels as wide as five thousand squaremeters. The building boasts solar energy generated hot water, a desalination facility and a solar energy theme park.
Scientists discovered a new planet which is almost the size of the Earth and is similar to Venus outside the solar system. The planet is reported to be the most important discovery outside the solar system so far. Named after the small star the orbit of which it follows, the planet GJ1132b is ‘only’ thirty nine light years (370 trillion kilometers) away from the Earth and is within the sight range of the Hubble Space Telescobe, which will make it possible to study its atmosphere in due course.
Atmotube developed a technology which measure the air quality in the environment. Atmotube comes with a titanium body and an air quality score, helping you to assess the quality of the environment as you step in. With Atmotube, it is also possible to detect humidity, temperature and harmful gases such as carbonmonoxide in the air.
Technology and gardens have been brought together for a project in Marina Bay, Singapore. An area of 101 hectars have been restructured with giant artificial trees which generate electricity through solar energy. Despite the huge construction population in the city, this green area has been projected to embrace the urban area by gardens. The park currently houses 226 thousand plants and flowers brought from all around the world.
Tasting red lettuce leaved grown in gravity-free environment in the NASA’s live broadcast, astronauts commented as “Great! Delicious! How refreshing!” Half of the lettuce which was inseminated on July 8 was consumed first plain, than dressed with olive oil and sauce by astronauts, and the remaining half is saved for the long journey ahead. The frozen space lettuce was sent to Earth for nutritional value studies of the plants grown in oxygen free environment. The research is expected to be determinative about food production on Mars.
A new method is cracked open to diagnose schizophrenia. A research conducted in George Washington University indicated that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia had significantly different throat germs than the control group. The control group carried the same bacteria with healthy individuals though in different concentrations, the schizophrenia patients were mainly diagnosed with lactic acid germs. Though a research of 32 objects can be considered very limited, scientists say that the results are noteworthy enough to expand the research.
Japanese engineers produced the world’s first bag-size car. The personal car weighs around 3,5 kg and is the size of a laptop, which means that from now on we will be able to fit our cars inside our bags. The WalkCar unites the four wheel electric skateboard with Segway technology. Produced of light aluminium, the device works on lithium batteries. The driver can lead the car by giving weight to the desired destination. The average speed is about 10 km per hour. And the car can cover 11 kilometers with 3 hours of battery charge.
England is working on an “electric road project” to charge electric automobiles while driving. The system works on electric cables installed under the road. The cables generate an electromagnetic field which is transformed by a bobbin inside the car into electricity. The “wireless charge track” is used in several countries for short distances. In the South Korean city of Gumi, 12 kilometers of a road, which was opened in 2013, is used for charging the batteries of electrical public buses while driving.
American bio-engineers are working on the world’s first artificial cow milk made from genetically modified yeast to provide a more sustainable alternative to the market. For Muufri the milk, the dna of milk cows are taken and replaced inside yeast cells through certain serial codes. The yeast culture grows in industrial scale petri cntainers under a certain temperature and concentration, and in a couple of days, the yeast reaches the sufficient level for milk production. Despite the contradictive issue of genetic mutation, the artificial milk is claimed to be more nutritious than the natural milk.
The new Apple TV is working on the tvOS operating system. The new system is specially designed for Apple TV. The new remote controller will have a button to control Siri directly. Thanks to the touch screen on the remote controller, video images can be moved forward and backward with enhanced comfort and ease. When you command for “the latest movie by Zeki Demirkubuz” on the main monitor using Siri, it is immediately brought and played; or when you miss a certain scene of a movie, you can search by asking “What has Edward just said?”, and Siri directly jumps to the related scene to play it again for you.
Imagine you can extend your arm with a machine or a Star Wars space craft. Thanks to Lego’s advanced prostethic designs, this will soon become reality for children with prosthetic limbs. A signal is transmitted to control the robotic prosthesis through receptors, which sense the muscle movements of the body. A general processor and the engine developed by Lego Mindstorms (the robothic unit of Lego), the user can recreate, program, or even personalize their prosthesis.
IN RECENT YEARS, MAJOR BRANDS ARE TRYING HARD TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. SO, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FOLLOW THE RIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA PATH? HERE ARE 10 TIPS FOR COMPANIES ON THE CORRECT USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA…
EVERY CAR LOVER DREAMS OF DRIVING A FERRARI OR A ROLLS ROYCE. BUT SOMETIMES, IT MAY TAKE MORE THAN A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO DRIVE THEM. CERTAIN AUTOMOBILE BRANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MODELS ARE NOT ONLY TRULY SPECIAL, BUT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ACQUIRE AS WELL…
THANKS TO SMART PHONES AND TABLETS, WE ARE INTRODUCED TO A NEW APPLICATION EVERY SINGLE DAY. NOWADAYS WE ARE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE MAP OF ANY CITY TO OUR PHONES WITHIN A COUPLE OF MINUTES, OR CARRY AN ENTIRE MUSEUM –ALBEIT INCOGNITO TO US- IN OUR POCKETS. WHILE SOME APPS PRESENT US THE FUNNIEST FACE OF INTERCITY TRAVELING, OTHERS RESERVE US A PARKING PLACE.
The South Korean company LG promoted the new 55 inch monitor with only 0,97 mm thickness. The screen pannels are made of organic material which give out light on electricity, which eliminates the need of lighting from the rear. Thus the monitor gets extremely thinner, weighing only 1,9 kg and can be attached on surfaces through magnets. The “wallpaper screen” can easily be fixed on curved surfaces by using magnets and is seen as the harbringer of future televisions which will be fold to fit inside bags.
A Dutch design company is working on a project to replace leather with waste fruits and vegetables. The ‘Rotterdam Fruitleather’ project consists of collecting waste fruits and vegetables from the trash to be squeezed, cooked and dried to get a waxy texture. Designer announce the production of bags and chairs using waste fruits and vegetables, and the future leather demand can be entirely met by this material.
GIVING YOU THE FREEDOM TO TRAVEL WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU WANT, CARAVANS REMIND OF HOMES RATHER THAN MERE VEHICLES. AND IT IS NOT SO HARD TO REACH THIS DREAM. BESIDES, THIS IS JUST THE RIGHT SEASON! ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO DECIDE WHICH CARAVAN IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU!
THANKS TO THE NEW PERISCOPE, SMART PHONES ARE NOW A MEANS OF LIVE BROADCAST! ENABLING LIVE BROADCASTING FROM HOMES, THEATERS, CONCERTS, EVEN FOOTBALL GAMES, THE NEW APPLICATION MIGHT MAKE YOU A PHENOMENON OR A CRIMINAL! SO BEWARE…
AS TECHNOLOGY BEGAN TO OCCUPY MORE AND MORE SPACE BOTH IN THE PROFESSIONAL AND THE DAILY LIFE, THE COSTS AND THE NEED FOR QUALIFIED MANPOWER INCREASED. AT THIS POINT ENTERED THE CLOUD TECHNOLOGY, TAKING THE LOAD OFF FROM THE COMPANIES BY REDUCING THE COSTS.
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NASA gave Boeing the order for the first CST-100 space taxi to transport its commercial crew to the international space station. The taxi is planned to start human spaceflights in 2017. At present, the space station transportations of the American astronauts are realized by Russia at the expense of 70 million dollars per seat. The estimated seat price of NASA’s Boeing Space X is 58 million dollars.
The age of life supporting contact lenses begins! Google’s glucose measuring contact lense design for diabetic patients is one of the first products intended for that matter. A tiny glucose sensor is placed by a mini wireless chip inside the lense, which is currently under testing, to measure glucose in the tear every minute. The new technology is projected to be further improved by LED addition. Accordingly, when the blood sugar is elevated beyond a certain level, the lense will flash to signal the user.
Researchers predict that the icecaps on the Everest region of the Himalayas will be lost by 73 to 96 per cent by 2100. The Mount Everest provides water resources essential for the living species with the seasonal ice melts, so the disappearing of ice leads to numerous natural risks. The water from the ice melt needs to collect behind barage deposits before turning into huge and fatal floods.
Microsoft introduced Surface Hub for offices and companies to the market. The giant screen computer serves as a “meeting center” with multi touch screen, skype service and 4K image quality. Incorporating Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GPU, Surface Hub is on sale with Windows 10 and Office.
A 20 year old college student is planning to clean the oceans within 5 years. The world’s largest-scaled cleaning system can do cleaning in 2 kilometers width. Tested in the Japanese Tsushima Island shores, the system directs wastes to collect them through floating barriers. The system is claimed to preserve the life in water.
Spanish Javier F. Ponce presents another ecofriendly urban design. The Smart Floating Farms project targets vegetable production by hydroponics method. Aquaculture and sea farming are also among the farm’s projections. Inspired by rectangular fish farms, the farm aims to contribute to providing solutions against food shortage due to increasing population.
Designed by Nice Architects, Ecocapsules is a mini eco-house enabling living conditions anywhere and under any circumstance. Reminding of sci-fi creations, the futuristic design comprises wind and solar powered systems, hereby providing hot water, heating and electricity. Ecocapsules can stock water by holding rain, thus presents an environmentalist opportunity to answer the water need.
YouTube’s recently introduced 4K video quality presenting a higher quality watching experience is now 8K. Popular video producer Marques Brownlee announced YouTube’s new video standard of 8K (4.320p) resolution on his Google+account. Keep in mind that a good internet connection and 8K compatible monitor is required to enjoy the service.
Global energy leader General Electric announced the digital wind plant technology which is aimed to contribute to a more efficient integration of renewable energy to the present energy network. The technology increases the energy produced by a wind plant up to 20 per cent and enables 50 billion dollars worth value generation for a wind plant. Energy costs are expected to decrease with the increased use of technology.
TURKISH PEOPLE LOVE TO SPEND THEIR TIME IN FRONT OF THE TELEVISION… SO MUCH SO THAT EVEN THE TEA, COFFEE OR BATHROOM BREAKS ARE TAKEN DURING COMMERCIAL INTERVALS. THIS HUGE INTEREST TURNS THE TV SERIES INTO THE MAJOR SOURCES OF INCOME FOR TV CHANNELS. AS THE PRODUCTION COSTS RISE WITH ASTRONOMIC AMOUNTS PAID TO CELEBRITY ACTORS PER EPISODE, TV SERIES TOTAL UP TO A SECTOR WORTH OF 1 BILLION TRY.
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW ONCE AGAIN WELCOMED THE BEST AUTOMOBILES OF THE YEAR. DRIVERLESS RINSPEED AND SUPER ELECTRIC SPORTS CAR NANOFLOWCELL POWERED BY SALT-WATER KEPT UP WITH GIANT BRANDS LIKE FERRARI OR AUDI. HERE ARE GENEVA’S MOST POPULARS…
ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED FOR MILITARY USE, DRONES ARE NOWADAYS USED AS AMBULANCES FOR SAVING LIVES, OR TO HELP GOOGLE BRING INTERNET TO THE REMOTEST CORNERS OF THE EARTH.
Samsung designed a fantastic dog house with a treadmill, pool and tablet inside. “Samsung Dream Doghouse” project manager claims that this is the project of “dog houses of the future”. The house has two rooms, decorated with many cushions, an artificial turf treadmill, automatic dog food and water system, and Samsung Tab S. The tablet serves as a sort of television for your dog, in which you can upload films and videos that will catch your dog’s attention. The dog houses are presently in sale only in UK at the price of 30 thousand dollars.
In near future, there will be no need to carry around your battery charger. Working hard to resolve the charging problem of smart phones, technology companies developed a wat to charge smart phones on solar power. The system is called Wysips Crystal. Integrated inside the phone, the system enables charging with no additional equipment. With a convenient price, it will most definitely become a global hit!
NASA space craft Cassini discovered hydrothermal activities on Saturn’s satellite Enceladus. Astronaut John Grunsfeld of “NASA’s Science Mission Directorate” states that the findings are indicating that the underground of Enceladus is covered with oceans and all kinds of geological conditions appropriate for living organisms might develop, brining mankind one step closer to answer the question “Are we alone in universe?”
The Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero claimed that whole body transplantation will be possible within two years. The physician is planning to transfer the head of a living person on the body of a donor. However, there are many scientists suspicious of the project, or claim that it will not be possible. It seems unlikely for the medical ethics committees to permit trials even on apes to see whether the transplant will be successful.
Japanese scientists succeeded in the cable-free transfer 1,8 kW energy to 55 meters distance by microwave transmission, The energy transmitted to 55 meters distance by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) scientists is only sufficient to operate a kettle, however is estimated to develop into greater achievements in larger distances. With the method, the energy that will be generated by solar pannels in the space is aimed to be transferred to earth in the future.
The biodegradation of plastics, which piles up to be the biggest kind of waste in the world, requires a very long time. Accordingly, plastic wastes are the most problematic. Now food is planned to be produced from waste plastics with the Fungi Mutarium experiment. In the experiment, the fungus Pestalotiopsis Microspora is used to decompose plastics without their toxic ingredients. The sterilized plastic is placed inside eg-shaped capsules, where fungus interacts with the plastic. Later on, the plastic filled capsule is injected with the diluted fungus in a sterile way, to be left aside for a couple of weeks. After a few months, it turns into an edible egg-like substance.
The global tourist magnet and the iconographic French symbol Eiffel Tower is becoming more eco-sensitive with wind turbines. In this way, at least a part of the electrical demand of the tower, which currently requires a tremendous amount of energy, will be supplied through natural resources. Located in the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, the two wind turbines generate energy regardless of the wind direction. If all goes as planned, the electric supply of the tower will be reduced by 25 per cent.
Countdown continues for the world’s fastest car. Designed in Bristol, England and resembling more of a rocket rather than an automobile, Bloodhound will go on a low speed test ride in the airport. In case all goes according to the plan, it will be sent to South Africa for the world record attempt. The driver is Wing Commander Andy Green from The British Air Forces, the former world record holder with 1228km/h.
The Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg set off on his journey around the world which he is planning to complete without using fossil fuel. Starting off in his single place solar-powered aircraft from Abu Dhabi, the pilot is planning to complete his tour around the world in 5 months. The 17 thousand solar energy cells on the wings of Solar Impulse-2, which will be used by two pilots in turns, and the lithium ion batteries to be used during the night flights carry vital importance. The pilots will take breaks around various corners of the world for maintenance works and to convey messages on the use of solar energy and alternative clean fuels. The success of Solar Impulse-2 is expected to be a major turning point in reducing the use of fossil fuel.
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Globally acclaimed sound technologies company Dolby will soon present Dolby Cinema as a rival to IMAX movie technology. Thanks to the Dolby Vision projection technology which has been in use for years, Dolby claims to be offering a movie experience as never before. Dolby has already got in contact with giant theatre chains and film studios, and the first theatre will be opened in the Netherlands.
Here comes another technology product dedicated to keep healthy! A US technology company developed an electronic wristband which applies “shock therapy” for those who have hard times in sticking to their diet. Inspired by Pavlov’s famous incentive experiment, the “Pavlok” wristband keeps track of the metabolism and generates two ampers of electricity when the user eats beyond the intended. The wristband will be in sale for 250 dollars next year.
The Kickstarter project financed by Polaroid is finally about to share its fruits. The new camera which resembles the instagram icon is now on the market with the name Polaroid Socialmatic Camera. The idea of an instagram camera was born in 2012, and will soon start official sales in the USA, starting with Amazon.com.
As part of an anti-virus effort through social networks, Facebook had shaken hands with Trend Micro and F-secure in 2013. Now, a further agreement for security has been announced with ESET. In addition to enabling a more secure sharing, virus tracking in shared files will now be performed more extensively. More innovations are said to follow to prevent link routing transactions, particularly favoured by defrauders.
Apple announced the best mobile applications and games of AppStore. Replay Video Editor is selected as the iPhone application of the year. Enabling 21 different collages with up to 200 images and videos, Replay Video Editor has attracted huge interest in Turkey as in the rest of the world . Meanwhile, the game of the year has been the Threes. With its effortlessly chic design and simple use, Threes is a number puzzle and requires no in-app purchases.
The leading global brand Sony’s movie department was hacked after an attack. With the hacking of Sony, numerous high resolution movies that have just arrived on theaters or have not arrived yet at all fell on internet, causing a huge stir. These movies and their arrival dates in the USA include: To Write Love on Her Arms (March 2015), Still Alice (16 January 2015), Mr Turner (19 December 2014), Annie (19 December 2014) and Fury (17 October 2014)
Gaining ever more importance with each day, the Bluetooth technology is ready to launch with the new 4.2 version, multiplying the data transfer speed by 2.5 times particularly for telephones. In addition to increased speed, Bluetooth 4.2 shines out with enhanced security measures and lower power consumption. Again with Bluetooth 4.2, smart devices will have internet access without using any applications or Wi-Fi components.
A group of scientists studied the remains of a human body which is estimated to be 4,500 years old and stated that the deceased may have died of cancer. The studies on the skeleton detected traces of cancer on the poor man’s bones. The statement says that the man was a little younger than 40 when he died because of cancer spreading over his entire body.
The South Korean singer Psy had to update his Youtube hit counter for over-exceeding the maximum viewing limit with his Gangnam Style video. The most viewed music video in YouTube history, Gangnam Style has been clicked for an astonishing 2,147,483,647 times! Accordingly, YouTube readjusted the maximum viewing limit to over 9 quintillion. When first broadcasted two years ago, Gangnam Style became a worldwide hit with the help of its video with odd dance moves.
Google announced that the search engine is going to be adapted for the use of children. The technology giant aims to develop new versions to enable easier access for children of up to 12 years. For example, when the word “train” is searched in Turkish, Google. com.tr results include an animation about trains as well as the official web site of Turkish railways and other ticket sale offices.
According to a recent study, the AIDS causing HIV virus is evolving to become less lethal and less contagious. The study conducted by a team of Oxford University scientists show that HIV is becoming relatively weaker as it adapts to the human immunity system, and it takes longer for the virus to cause AIDS. Some virologists claim that as the virus keeps evolving, it will eventually become almost harmless, yet add that this is still a very long way ahead.
NASA launched the Orion space capsule in prospect of an important expeditionary mission to Mars. Mounted on a Delta rocket, Orion was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Center in Florida. Previously, Orion had been to a short journey to test technologies of critical importance. No astronauts were present at the journey of the space shuttle, which travelled around the world twice at about 6000 km of altitude. The journey is acknowledged as the initial phase of a NASA travel to Mars with an astronaut.