Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


New NASA mission will study solar particle storms

New NASA mission will study solar particle storms

NASA has announced that it has selected and a new mission that will study how the sun generates and releases solar particle storms into planetary space. The mission is called SunRISE and will examine what specifically drives solar particle storms. The goal is to help protect astronauts and spacecraft from the particles produced in the storms.

Continue Reading

Honda Jazz sticks with physical controls for some functions

Honda Jazz sticks with physical controls for some functions

One of the problems that many people have with modern automobiles is that automakers continue to try and do away with all manual, dial controls in favor of touchscreen controls. Many drivers don't care for touchscreen controls that require you to take your eyes off the road to control things like the temperature inside the car.

Continue Reading

NASA offers renderings of the X-57 Maxwell electric airplane

NASA offers renderings of the X-57 Maxwell electric airplane

NASA has rolled out the first concept art images that show off its all-electric X-plane called the X-57 Maxwell. The renderings show the aircraft in several phases of operation at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. That research center is located at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Continue Reading

Researchers create a device to capture terahertz waves to power electronics

Researchers create a device to capture terahertz waves to power electronics

MIT scientists say that any device that sends out Wi-Fi signals also emits terahertz waves. A terahertz wave, or T-Ray, is an electromagnetic wave with a frequency between microwaves and infrared light. T-Rays are produced by almost anything that registers a temperature, including the human body and objects around us, making them pervasive in daily life. According to the scientists, if these waves were harnessed, the concentrated power could potentially serve as an alternate energy source.

Continue Reading

BYD Blade Battery promises safer electric vehicles

BYD Blade Battery promises safer electric vehicles

A Chinese company called BYD officially announced the launch of Blade Battery that it developed to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The goal of the company was to resolve issues with battery safety and redefine safety standards for the entire electric vehicle industry. The company shared a video of the Blade Battery successfully passing a nail penetration test.

Continue Reading

Rice University creates a low-tech device to help COVID-19 patients in respiratory distress

Rice University creates a low-tech device to help COVID-19 patients in respiratory distress

Rice University and a Canadian health company called Metric Technologies teamed up to create a device that they call an automated bag valve mask ventilation unit. The creation they've come up with is a low-tech device that will squeeze the common bag valve mask ventilation devices that are found in hospitals around the world. These devices are frequently called AmbuBags, even if that's not their actual brand-name.

Continue Reading

Scientists looking over old data on Uranus discover something new

Scientists looking over old data on Uranus discover something new

Uranus is very far from the sun, making it one of the coldest planets in our solar system. Over 30 years ago, Voyager 2 flew by the planet on January 24, 1986. Decades later, scientists were looking over that data again and found another new secret about the planet. What scientists didn't know 34 years ago was that Voyager 2 had flown through a plasmoid, which is a giant magnetic bubble that scientists believe could have been stripping Uranus of its atmosphere.

Continue Reading

Listen to this mysterious Lamborghini roar

Listen to this mysterious Lamborghini roar

Lamborghini is hard at work on its next V12 hypercar that is destined to destroy the race track. So far, Lamborghini is being mysterious about the vehicle offering only glimpses at a camo-clad vehicle that has all the grates, wings, and spats that you expect in a flamboyant Lamborghini hypercar. Lamborghini has offered up a video of the car in testing.

Continue Reading

EPFL researchers create a nanodevice 100 times faster than current transistors

EPFL researchers create a nanodevice 100 times faster than current transistors

EPFL researchers have developed a device that operates ten times faster than today's fastest transistors. The new device also operates about 100 times faster than transistors that are in current computers. The nanoscale device they have created enables the generation of high-power terahertz waves. The scientist says that those waves are notoriously difficult to produce. Being very difficult to produce, the waves hold promise for a range of applications, including imaging or sensing and high-speed wireless communications.

Continue Reading

Stanford University engineers develop ankle exoskeleton to make running easier

Stanford University engineers develop ankle exoskeleton to make running easier

Engineers at Stanford University have created a device that people could strap to their legs that makes running easier. The team of researchers has investigated a pair of different modes for running assistance. One of the methods was motor-powered assistance, and the other is spring-based assistance.

Continue Reading

Bugatti talks about 3D printing use in its hypercar range

Bugatti talks about 3D printing use in its hypercar range

Bugatti makes extensive use of advanced manufacturing techniques to make its incredibly high performing hypercars. One of the techniques that the automaker takes advantage of is 3D printing. It says it's able to use 3D printing to create products that are "as fine and accurate as a spider's web, yet as stable as a solid steel structure."

Continue Reading

Scientists create a new smart testing device for coronavirus

Scientists create a new smart testing device for coronavirus

Scientists at Lancaster University in the UK have announced that they have developed a new smart testing device for coronavirus. The testing device incorporates artificial intelligence, image processing, molecular virology, and applied technologies to create an innovative device that can detect COVID-19. The test takes only 30 minutes to run using an intelligent smartphone app.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next