Virtual reality has become an increasingly popular idea—allowing you to explore other worlds, and even altering your own. But in the world of addiction treatment, VR is a hot new topic, and a tentative new method of controlling triggers, cravings and urges.
Scientists at MIT have developed a new way to make a smart window that can switch rapidly from transparent to opaque. This self-shading window is made from electrochromic materials, which can change their color and transparency in response to an applied electric voltage.
Loud noises can definitely hurt you, but is it possible for a sound to be so powerful, it can kill you? Yes, it can. It has been speculated that 195 decibels can actually do enough damage to your organs that you would not survive.
While it has been widely accepted that humans learned how to start making fires using a magnifying glass to concentrate sunlight around 7th century BC, the first recorded use of solar energy came four centuries later.
Researcher has developed sand-like silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer that inexpensively provides improved cooling effect on electronic devices.
Sweden is testing out the world’s first electric highway for trucks. The two-kilometer (1.2 mile) long electric road has a series of wires hanging overhead that pantograph-equipped trucks can connect and disconnect seamlessly at speeds of 90 kilometers an hour, and allows the trucks to pass in other lanes and continue operating with diesel once they are off the power grid. As per Sweden Transport Administration, the technology is similar to light rail with contact lines 5.4 meters over the roadway, and the lines can feed 750 volts of DC to a truck.
The only thing that attracts most people's attention in superhero movies is their superpowers. But, the science, engineering, and technology involved in making them that fulfilled their ultimate super strength are often overlooked. Now, Suveen Mathaudhu, material scientist at University of California Riverside, shows us how superheroes inspire him into thinking how the concepts of superpowers , with real-world scientists, can pave the way for inventions of new materials to not only improve our technological world but to also save the world from mechanical disasters that accompany the new inventions.
A team of researchers at the University of Bristol, England have invented the sonic screwdriver gauntlets, called the GauntLev. The GauntLev works the same way as Doctor Who’s infamous sonic screwdriver does. While Timelord’s sonic screwdriver has the ability pick locks, disarm weapons, scan and classify matter, and perform a bunch of other functions, the GauntLev, for now, can only levitate objects using sound waves.
DARPA's self-steering sniper bullet can change its own course in mid-flight to hit moving targets. The bullet uses a real-time optical guidance system.