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Category Archive: Industry News

  1. Ford’s Foldable Robot Could Soon Be Delivering Your Packages

    Jun
    17
    2019

    With so many robots available on the market, why would Ford show interest in a walking delivery robot? It’s all about autonomous vehicles and the need for the automated delivery of goods to your doorstep. Ford partnered with the Oregon-based startup company called Agility Robotics saw an opportunity to solve delivery issues for the US postal service […]

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  2. ABB & Siemens Test Subsea Power Grids for Underwater Factories

    Jun
    12
    2019

    As the need for more natural resources increase daily, offshore oil and gas-drilling technology is migrating from floating platforms to the seafloor. This will not only increase the production, but remove current hazards caused by icebergs and hurricanes. Pumps, compressors and separators moved down to the seafloor decades ago, requires electricity. Presently an impractical web of […]

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  3. GM Recalls Trucks Due to Engine Block Heater Cord Fires

    May
    20
    2019

    In December 2018, a quality engineer submitted a report to the company’s Speak Up for Safety program which resulted in an investigation which concluded that there were 19 fire claims caused by a faulty optional engine block cord. The faulty cord is only applicable to diesel engines where it is used to heat up the […]

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  4. The Goodyear AERO – A Concept Tire for Autonomous, Flying Cars

    May
    07
    2019

    Technology has come a long way since the first application of the wooden wheel in 4500–3300 BCE i.e. the Neolithic Age. Since the first patented pneumatic tire by Scottish inventor Robert William Thomson in 1847, we’ve had everything else in between up until the 21st Century, which included white wall, radial, low profile, off-road, snow, all […]

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  5. Technology That Monitors the Wiring in Building and Ships

    May
    03
    2019

    Have you ever had a shocking experience (pardon the pun) when you received your energy bill? Weep no more. Thanks to the latest NILM (non-intrusive load monitoring) technology, expensive energy and repair bills will soon be something of the past by monitoring the state of electrical appliances. The Concept Often referred to as a “recording” […]

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  6. Sustainable Floating Cities Might be the Answer

    Apr
    25
    2019

    Global warming is still the most critical thing that humankind should care about, especially in the wake of rising sea levels that can destroy whole coastal cities. While preventing this from happening is the best solution, a company named Oceanix already has plans for towns and urban areas that will be most affected by this […]

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  7. GE Unveils Cypress, World’s Most Powerful Next-Gen Wind Turbine

    Apr
    17
    2019

    Bigger is almost always better in the wind industry which means bigger turbines and turbine blades. But one of the big problems that is holding back wind energy is the size of turbine blades. Turbine blades are transported by road and moving long turbine blades is a logistical nightmare which imposes a limit on how […]

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  8. Apple Watch Can Be Used For Detection of Certain Heart Diseases

    Mar
    28
    2019

    The Apple Watch is an amazing product, especially in terms of how it can monitor your body. Thanks to the plethora of sensors it possesses, it can be a very powerful tool for medicinal purposes, apart from the already excellent fitness use. In order to show its health prowess, a team of Stanford scientists, helped […]

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  9. The Avalon 2019 Innovation Award Goes to a Cutting Tool

    Mar
    08
    2019

    Jimmy Toton, a Ph.D. candidate at the RMIT University in Melbourne, has won this year’s “Young Defence Innovator Award” along with the $15000 money prize that accompanies it. The young engineer has presented a novel 3-D printed steel cutting tool that convinced the judges of its performance by cutting through titanium alloys in a manner […]

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  10. Boeing Awarded $43 Million to Develop an Autonomous Submerging Watercraft

    Mar
    04
    2019

    Weapon systems never seize to evolve into smarter, more effective, and more sophisticated marvels of engineering. In the recent years, the focus has shifted on autonomously flying drones and augmented reality suites, but that’s not all of it. The U.S. Navy is reportedly developing a pioneering watercraft that will be able to get submerged, opening […]

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  11. New Lexus ES Model Dumps Side Mirrors for Video Cameras

    Oct
    17
    2018

    The Japanese automaker Lexus is introducing the world’s first digital side-view monitors. The automaker announced that these advanced, futuristic camera-based devices will debut on new Lexus ES models. The new digital side-view monitors will replace the traditional side-view mirrors on the new ES when it launches in Japan next month. Digital side-view monitors offer drivers improved views […]

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  12. Can You Tell the Difference Between a Fake Diamond and a Real One?

    Sep
    26
    2018

    Technologies for developing artificial diamonds are continuously improving, so much so, the industry is at a bit of a crossroads. Nearly as much money that is being poured into real diamonds is being invested in the fake diamond industry and for good reason, as it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between the two. […]

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  13. Japan to Conduct Test of Space Elevator

    Sep
    25
    2018

    It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a Japanese team appears determined to bring a far-out-sounding concept to reality – they have developed a “space elevator.” Researchers at Shizuoka University, working in conjunction with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, are going to conduct the first trial on a miniature version of a […]

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  14. Scientists Confirm Presence of Water Ice on the Moon

    Sep
    21
    2018

    Scientists have long believed that water exits on the moon. But now, this belief has finally been confirmed by a team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University, and including Richard Elphic from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Definitive evidence of water ice on the moon […]

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  15. Apple Hints 3D Touch for iPhones Might Be on the Way Out

    Sep
    12
    2018

    In 2015, Apple introduced 3D Touch for the iPhone and at the time the company believed the technology would play a massive role in its success moving forward, especially as it pertains to smartphone innovation. Now, some three years later, the company is reportedly close to ditching the pressure-sensitive screen tech altogether due to the […]

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  16. Uber Lost $891 Million in the Second Quarter of 2018 Alone

    Aug
    16
    2018

    Uber brought in $2.8 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2018, however, the company ended up losing $891 million due to increased spending. It turns out the arms race that is self-driving cars of which every major tech company seems to be competing in costs a whole lot of money from R&D to […]

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