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Study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

Researchers collect drone impact data at an athletics facility on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus under the direction of the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. Credit: Virginia Tech New Virginia Tech research suggests there’s wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. Many of the most promising applications for these aircraft—including package delivery, public safety, and traffic management—entail flights over people and raise the possibility, however…

Researchers working on ways to power the next generation of prosthetic limbs

Dr Robert Kerr and a team from BatTRI-Hub are working on ways to power a unique robotic hand. Credit: Deakin University Scientists from Deakin University’s and CSIRO’s Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) are aiming to develop safe and reliable batteries for a unique robotic hand created by researchers from the University of Wollongong as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). Unveiled in February this year, the soft robotic hand prototype combines new, intelligent…

Cloudflare and Google Offer App Developers $100,000 in Cloud Platform Credits

When Cloudflare started, our company needed two things: an initial group of users, and the finances to fund our development. We know most developers face the same issues. The Cloudflare Apps Platform solves the first problem by allowing third parties to develop applications that can be delivered across Cloudflare’s edge network to any of the six million sites powered by Cloudflare. The Cloudflare Developer Fund alleviates the second by giving developers the financial support they need to fund their company.…

The sublime challenge of jet noise

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Humans make a lot of noise. The riffs of heavy metal bands like Metallica and Kiss have soared to levels in the 130-decibel range, levels sure to lead to auditory damage. But try as they might, bands just can’t compete with the decibel ranges produced by jet engines. They are, said Joe Nichols, among the loudest sources of human-made noise that exist. An assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota,…

Making Money by Blogging on WordPress

Believe it or not, most bloggers, when they tell people that their full-time job is blogging, get weird looks from all around. Blogging? Is it even possible to make a living out of that? Does blogging even count as a profession? Is it feasible to make enough money from blogging so that that one can sustain their way of life? There is much confusion and many questions regarding this. Even though you can do your best to answer as many…

Fujitsu develops world’s first wearable, hands-free speech translation device

Figure 1: The newly developed wearable, hands-free speech translation device. Credit: Fujitsu Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of the world’s first wearable, hands-free speech translation device, suitable for tasks in which the users’ hands are often occupied, such as in diagnoses or treatment in healthcare. In recent years, with an increase in the number of visitors to Japan, more and more non-Japanese patients are going to hospitals, creating issues in supporting communication in multiple languages. In 2016, Fujitsu Laboratories…

Top 7 Most Durable Phones Ever

For many of us, smartphones are valuable possessions that we cherish and try to preserve in the best conditions for as long as we can. Sadly, most of the smartphones are fragile, and can be easily broken, scratched or drowned. Very rarely are the modern smartphones apt for active lifestyle and the dangers of heavy use. However, there are a few smartphones that have passed all the necessary tests and are ready to surprise you with their durability and power.…

New self-powered paper patch could help diabetics measure glucose during exercise

A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise. Credit: Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise. Today’s most widespread methods for glucose self-testing involve monitoring glucose levels in blood. Conventional measurements, however, are…

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: Re-engineering Lego

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: Re-engineering Lego Re-engineering Lego Link to the article and podcast:“Lego sets costing $100 or more face stiff competition from cheaper alternatives for today’s kids, Robertson pointed out. “Think about what you can get now for $10 – you can get a Raspberry Pi [computer], program it with a simple visual language program called Scratch, strap a couple of sensors and motors to it and for $30 you can do something pretty cool with it.” He…