Technology

James Cameron Donates Deep Sea Sub to WHOI

April 1, 2013 / No Comments

A year after his record setting deep sea dive at the Western Pacific, James Cameron is now donating his single-person, deep-sea submersible, the Deepsea Challenger to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The 58-year-old filmmaker and explorer made his journey to the bottom of the Mariana Trench on March 25, 2012. WHOI had spent seven years in designing and building the Deepsea Challenger. ...

Primove Wireless Charging for E-cars and Buses Arrives

April 1, 2013 / No Comments

Seems like the concept of wireless charging for electric vehicle is turning real. The first wireless electronic bus charging will begin in Mannheim, Germany in a few months. The upcoming trial in Mannheim will run on existing city bus routes and these vehicles will recharge via invisible inductive technology called Primove. This innovative Primove technology provides a contact-less power source for ...

Volta Racer from Toy Labs Lets your Kids Race as well as Study Some Engineering

March 26, 2013 / No Comments

When it comes to kids, they want toys and they don't really care if it is battery operated or is running by a nuclear fuel cell. But once they get through the playing part, there is always the possibility of getting through to them with the technology by which these are made. So in that way, solar powered toys can be ...

Renault Offering Free Home Charging Station to Zoe Buyers

March 25, 2013 / No Comments

Renault has officially launched its Zoe electric supermini and it will go on sale in the UK market from June 2013. Renault is offering a free home charging station for and a free delivery for its UK customers. Charging of a Zoe vehicle is not a big deal, because the car uses a custom Chameleon charger that is compatible with a ...

KudoCase for iPhone 5 Improves Battery Life without Adding Bulk

March 25, 2013 / No Comments

We have got plenty of smartphone devices with high-end specs. But unfortunately, apps and functions put more stress on the battery. Like we all know, battery drain is the biggest issue with any smartphone. Though solar powered chargers and power packs help to get more battery life, yet they add unwanted bulk to your sleek and beautiful smartphone. But now, wireless ...

Polar Rover First Wind-powered Robotic Vehicle

March 22, 2013 / No Comments

Using autonomous robots for polar exploration is not a new thing. Researchers from China’s Kunlun Polar Research Team in Antarctica have now introduced a new interesting robot powered with renewable energy. The research vehicle, named Polar Rover, is the world’s first wind powered, satellite controlled, autonomous robot that measures 1.8 metres in length, 1.2 metres in height, 1.6 metres in width ...

Toyota Promises Solid-State Batteries by 2020

March 14, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese automaker Toyota is planning to commercialize solid-state batteries around 2020. These solid state batteries are said to be three or four times more powerful than today’s lithium ion batteries. According to Shigeki Suzuki, managing officer for material engineering, the automaker also has plans to introduce lithium air batteries which promise a five-fold increase in output for the same weight in ...

iPad controls driverless version of Nissan Leaf

March 5, 2013 / No Comments

An Oxford University team recently tested a driverless version of Nissan Leaf at Begbroke Science Park, near Oxford. This driverless electric car uses robotic technology developed by the Oxford University that is controlled by an Apple iPad installed on the dashboard. This new version helps the driver by offering auto drive for some distances. When the strain is reduced and the ...

Mercury Levels in Water Can Now Be Determined Using Mobile Phones

February 12, 2013 / No Comments

The presence of mercury, the most deadly and toxic element that contaminates water and food materials within a short span of time, can be determined with your mobile phone. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has been in efforts to reduce mercury in the environment. Researchers at the University of Burgos have now come out with new test results that detail ...

Voltmaker is a Kinetic Energy Charger For Gadgets

January 31, 2013 / No Comments

Every gadget often faces the issue of batteries drying up when it is most needed. No need to worry anymore. Even if you are away from your plug-in charger, you will now be able to charge your smartphone or tablet with a small pocket device that has now arrived on the tech horizon. Research has been on to develop a device ...