China Plans To Put Floating Docks On Disputed Islands
Popular Science - Technology, 15 hours ago
Swallow Reef (Pulau Layang-Layang) in Spratly Islands, South China Sea Matthew Lee, via Wikimedia Commons What's a country to do with a chain of disputed islands? One option is just "go ahead and build a dock to claim them," and attach it to some of the islands. Shown off at the Shiptec China 2014 e...
Good Idea/Bad Idea: Use Spray Paint To...
Popular Science - Technology, October 29, 2014
Good Idea, Bad Idea Chris Philpot Protect Animals (Good Idea) In Finland, reindeer herders are spraying antlers with a reflective paint to make the animals more visible to nighttime traffic. You can do the same for pets. Albedo 100''s washable "Horses and Pets" blend is safe and effective on short-h...
Shipping Containers Could Relay Quantum Information Across Oceans
Popular Science - Technology, October 28, 2014
Cargo Ship Glen via Flickr Physics says that if two particles are entangled on a quantum level, they are permanently linked -- a change in one particle will instantaneously affect the other one, no matter the distance between them. That's something that could be fantastic for quickly transporting in...
Future Airplanes Might Replace Windows With OLED Screens
Popular Science - Technology, October 28, 2014
Windowless Airplane Concept Centre for Process Innovation There may be no such thing as a window seat on the airliners of the future. A concept released by the U.K.'s Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) envisions airliners with thinner walls, made by doing away with cabin windows altogether. In thei...
Lifeguard Drone Ready For Mass Production [Video]
Popular Science - Technology, October 27, 2014
Pars Drone Demonstrator RTS Labs In the not too distant future, swimmers in distress may look up to the sky for help and find, not a lifeguard, but a drone, delivering a life preserver in their moment of need. Designed by Amin Rigi and RTS Labs in Iran, the Pars drone is a robotic lifesaver. First d...
Drones Are Tracking Monkeys To Spot Malaria Outbreaks
Popular Science - Technology, October 24, 2014
Pig-Tailed Macaque Bites A Car Lip Kee, via Wikimedia Commons In the jungles on the island of Borneo, flying robots are following monkeys. These drones aren't part of a sinister pre-emptive strike against the Planet of the Apes. Instead, they're trying to find the source of new malaria outbreaks amo...
The Week In Drones: Monitoring Macaques, Vineyard Helpers, And More
Popular Science - Technology, October 24, 2014
Grapevines In A Vineyard, Napa Valley Jim G, via Wikimedia Commons Here''s a roundup of the week''s top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft. Pocket Drone Made by Cyphy Works, this tiny?hexarotor solves one big problem for small drones ...
The Surprising Science Behind The Movie ''Interstellar''
Popular Science - Technology, October 23, 2014
Interstellar Syncopy/Paramont Pictures Asking a team of journalists to rally around a science fiction movie might sound ludicrous. Yet some combination of boundless vision, relaxing of natural laws, and enthralling story can prompt even the most disciplined Popular Science employee to daydream?at hi...
New Microscope Makes Gorgeous 3-D Movies Of Living Cells
Popular Science - Technology, October 23, 2014
Protist T. thermophila, Imaged with a Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope Click here to enlarge. Betzig Lab, HHMI There''s a new microscope in town and the images it produces are stunning. An international team of engineers and biologists is announcing it''s?made a microscope that''s able to see phenomen...
Moon Robot Will Broadcast In Virtual-Reality Video
Popular Science - Technology, October 22, 2014
Virtual Rover Andy will send 3-D video back to Earth, which will be experienced through the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Astrobotic A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon have built a robot that will send video from the moon to the Earth. And the robot will be controlled by the Oculus Rift ...
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