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 […]
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.
YouTube has just rolled out an update to its mobile app that will be a life-changer for avid YouTubers like me. If you want to skip a boring part of a YouTube video on your smartphone, you don’t need to struggle with the video’s slider on the bottom any more. Now you have a much […]
Those of you, who are familiar with the increasingly popular trend of smartwatches, may already know that LG and Google are preparing to announce a new pair of Android Wear watches this week. While tech enthusiasts are waiting for the two devices – the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style – the user guides for […]
Google doesn’t like ads that are “bad”. The word “bad” here refers to those ads that are misleading, inappropriate, or harmful. So if you hate (of course you do) those irritating pop-ups that lead to sites showing unrealistic offers or if you sometimes unintentionally end up downloading an app after clicking on an ad, then […]
Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn has announced a three-phase plan to eventually replace every human worker in its Chinese factories with robots, known as Foxbots. The company behind Apple’s iPhone and various other popular electronics devices says that the first phase of the plan is “to set up individual automated work stations for work that workers […]