China’s first X-ray space telescope will scan Milky Way galaxy

China’s ongoing space programmes clearly suggest that the country wants to explore the universe more than it has ever done. Adding to its list of ambitious space projects, the country on Thursday launched its first X-ray space telescope, hoping to unearth unknown secrets about black holes, neutron stars and extremely energetic explosions observed in distant […]

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Apple iPhone 8 Could Cost Over $1,000; 6 Features That Justify The Rumored Price Tag

I would love to argue with those who disagree that the mobile devices segment is always dominated by news and rumors surrounding Apple and Samsung. Consider this: Apple will most probably launch the tenth-anniversary model of its flagship smartphone, widely-expected to be called the “iPhone 8”, in the fall. But speculations about the device’s features […]

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The Legend of Tarzan, A Robot

Soon there will be a time when farmers will be glued to their laptops, scanning a stream of images of crops to measure their growth and test leaf wilting. They won’t be required to go to the field and toil hard under the sun, because a hanging robotic hero will do all the donkey work.

Talented minds at Georgia Tech have developed a robot, which will swing over a four-acre soybean field and help researchers monitor crops.

The prototype robot, called Tarzan, will hang over the crops, suspended by parallel guy-wires. It will be fitted with cameras that will keep on taking pictures of each plant while Tarzan swings like gibbons along the cables.

Tarzan, which is expected to be released in three years, will gather information about the plants and send it to the farmer.

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