Imagine if Iron man or the incredible Hulk could loan their abilities to Human soldiers or to handicapped war victims enabling them to walk upright again. Such a thought and dream could very soon be coming true as assembly lined Exoskeletons might hit the market changing fantasies from the realm of science fiction to that of the real world. In a project which started in 2000 by the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory the HULC or the Human Universal Load Carrier was developed by Professor Kazerooni and his team at Ekso Bionics.
In 2009, Lockheed Martin acquired the design licence from Berkeley and later the company signed a $1.1m contract with the US Army Natick Soldier Center for testing and evaluating the HULC design. Continue reading
At approximately 10 am a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck central Taiwan and its effects were felt across the island. The US Geological Survey measured the quake saying it occured east of Nantou county in central Taiwan at a depth of 20.7 kilometres . Almost 20 people are said to have been injured and one person is reported dead. The Earthquake had five aftershocks which were felt after the main tremor.
Emergency officials said that violent shock waves damaged buildings and triggered a blaze in a house in Nantou. There were reports of people being trapped in lifts and more than 80 people rushed out of the lobby of a hospital building as its walls began to crumble down. Continue reading
The Blue Planet is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium till date. Housing more than 20,000 species of marine life the aquarium opened amidst great fanfare in Copenhagen, Denmark this week. Shaped like a Vortex the aquarium has a huge display of 50 something water tanks in its hallways and as visitors walk through the corridors they get an inspired feeling of being underwater. Music stimulates and adds to the feeling. The aquarium is home to a variety of sea life like sharks, sea lions, dwarf crocodiles, moray eels and barracudas. The Hammerhead sharks are the largest ocean fish on display measuring an incredible three to four meters in length. Continue reading
What would you say if it was possible for you to read a ten thousand worded article written in the New York times in a fraction of a minute while you were walking down the steps of the subway. Today this will be possible all thanks to 17 year old Nick D’Aloisio a young entrepreneur who developed a wonderful new app called Summly when he was just 15.
This week the app has been bought by Yahoo in a multi million dollar deal , the exact value of the deal remains undisclosed. The app created by the teenager will become one of Yahoo’s products integrating and being used by millions worldwide. Another part of the deal sees Nick joining the web giant as one of their youngest employees. Continue reading
In the natural living world and the universe , Nuclear fusion is a huge reality. It is a reaction that takes place in the stars. The Sun creates all its energy from a nuclear fusion and without the Sun our world would be a very dark and cold place. Temperatures at the core of the sun are ranging between 10 to 15 million kelvin and it is here that vast amount of energy is created by the combination of Hydrogen and Helium atoms. Nuclear Fusion is the perfect energy source.
For years environmentalists and political honchos have grappled with the reality of fossil fuels burning out. Fear loomed large of peak oil and dependence on Middle East and the governments of the world pushed boundaries to scramble for fossil fuel alternatives. Then came shale oil and tar sand Continue reading