Drones Used To Inspect Electrical Lines and Towers

Surveying and maintenance of high-voltage, high-altitude power lines and electrical towers is risky for humans. Drones could quite easily do the same job when operated by a trained technician. Current regulations about drones however have prevented such applications, due to security concerns. These remote-controlled or RC drone planes make the jobs of linemen safer, easier …

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Useful Websites and Apps For Public Terror Alerts

See Something, Send Something – New York Pubic Vigilance MyMobileWitness.com has created an app for the US Homeland Security to empower ordinary US citizens to fight terror. New York City has just launched its version, which connects mobile phone users directly to the New York State Intelligence Center. They can send a short textual message …

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Live Mammalian Brain Activity Mapping Using Neuronal Sensors

Mind mapping and Brain mapping have been the subject of many science fiction and paranoid delusion fantasies. Researchers at Stanford University and Duke University have found a way to make it happen. Our brain consists of billions of individual cells called neurons, which generate electrical bursts as many as 100 times per second or at …

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Flatcam – Camera Without Lens

In a bid to create the thinnest camera possible, researchers at Rice University have developed one without any lenses! FlatCam, invented by the Rice labs engineers Richard Baraniuk and Ashok Veeraraghavan, uses a photo-sensor chip with a mask to modulate the incident light. Unlike conventional lens-based cameras which directly obtain images of the incident radiation, this …

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Get New Tooth Enamel – Cavity Repair Without Drilling

Dentists are among the most feared professionals, especially among children. Personally speaking, once I start thinking about dentists, I can’t get that high frequency drilling sensation out of my mind! In case your tooth is not fully decayed, but is just starting to go bad, there’s hope yet. Some British scientists have come up with …

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Keep Hackers Away From Your Smart Gifts This Christmas

This holiday season, there won’t be a shortage of internet connected devices like Drone planes, Smartwatches, Smart TVs, cameras, microwave ovens, refrigerators, ACs and central heating thermostats, even medical devices like pacemakers on the market. While it might seem like a great idea to get Smart Gifts for Christmas for your friends and relatives, don’t …

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Racing Extinction – A Documentary With Digital Graffiti

What is Racing Extinction? In a much catchier effort to educate people about the extinction of our cohabitants on Earth, Discovery Channel is going to televise a documentary on December 2, 2015 that is an awesome amalgamation of Automobile and Cinematographic Technology, Wildlife conservation and Architecture. Apart from the concerted effort of a Race-car driver, Ecologists, …

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500 Years old Inca Boy Mummy and Lung Tissue

Science Update – Sacrificed Inca Boy’s Mummy Reveals New Lineage

In a heart-rending yet anthropologically exciting discovery, an Aconcaguan Inca boy who had been sacrificed in a seemingly inhuman ritual around 500 years ago has contributed to discovering his maternal ancestry based in Peru. The mummified remains of this young Incan’s lungs were extracted (shown in the picture below) and analyzed by a group of …

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Facebook Editor – e-Cartography 2.0 in Action!

What is Facebook Editor? Remember Google Earth? Wikimapia? Google Maps? Facebook Editor is the Next Gen of micro-mapping and geo-tagging. You get to Edit, Approve and Reject the Location data and other details of Places marked on a Global Map on Facebook. As you can see in the screenshot above, there are 3 major components …

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Science Update – Mars Moon Phobos Fighting Stress

Not something we usually associate with Tera-tons of 30 km wide celestial rock! Under observation since the Mars Voyager mission four decades ago, Phobos – the larger of two satellites orbiting Mars – has been developing deeper grooves and getting pulled out of its spherical shape. Back then, it was suggested that the stretch marks …

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