MIT’s Flying Car – A Drone that can both Fly and Drive

Many birds and insects have the ability to both walk and take flight If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren’t near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or … Continue reading “MIT’s Flying Car – A Drone that can both Fly and Drive”

Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapour

Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines and electronics fresh and dry. But unlike silica … Continue reading “Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapour”

Recycled tires create stronger Concrete

UBC, the University of British Columbia engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste. The researchers experimented with different proportions of recycled tire fibres and other materials used in concrete—cement, sand and water—before finding … Continue reading “Recycled tires create stronger Concrete”

MIT’s new photonic technology allows optical “deep learning”

Artificial neural networks are computational network models inspired by signal processing in the brain. These models have dramatically improved performance for many machine-learning tasks, including speech and image recognition. However, today’s computing hardware is inefficient at implementing neural networks Now, a team of researchers at MIT has developed a new approach to such computations, using … Continue reading “MIT’s new photonic technology allows optical “deep learning””