Technology

FAST: World’s largest radio telescope is the size of 30 football fields

FAST world's largest radio telescope completed in China

The world’s largest radio telescope is finally complete and ready to explore the infinite depths of our universe and find extraterrestrial civilizations. Christened Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope or FAST, the telescope is situated in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, China. The construction was completed on July 3, 2016 with the installation of a final triangular panel to the reflector. All set to commence operations in September, the world’s largest radio telescope is the size of 30 football fields and is equipped with 4,450 panels. With its completion, scientists are ready to start debugging and trial observation of the $180m (£135m) FAST telescope.

Catterbox: Hi-tech collar gives human voice to cats

Catterbox- world’s first talking cat collar

If you have ever wished of understanding the meows and purrs of your beloved cat, your yearning has been granted. adam&eveDDB, a creative communications agency has come up with a hi-tech 3D printed collar for cats that can translate their meows into human speech. Dubbed Catterbox, the smart wearable for felines is claimed to be the world’s first talking cat collar by its makers. To give cats a voice and to bring them closer to their owners, adam&eveDDB set up The Temptations Lab in 2015. The task was to infuse some serious fun into cats’ lives and make people understand them better.

Ideum 55-inch UHD coffee table recognizes real-world objects

Ideum 55-inch UHD coffee table-3

We’ve seen plenty of multitouch coffee tables so far, but Ideum 55-inch UHD coffee table is more than that. The touchscreen table is designed to provide incredible interactive experiences, as this smart piece of furniture is able to recognize real-world objects. It allows the users to interact with it while holding tangible objects such as coffee mugs and wine glasses. Besides that, the table even displays available information about the wine in glasses, thus offers amazing wine tasting experience.

James Hobson demonstrates homemade exoskeleton by lifting a Mini Cooper

Homemade exoskeleton by James Hobson

James Hobson, a Kitchener, Ontario-based inventor has built an exoskeleton and demonstrated its strength by lifting a Mini Cooper almost a foot off the ground. Inspired by Iron Man, the homemade exoskeleton lifted the Mini Cooper weighing 2,524 lbs in front of a German TV crew. The video posted on his YouTube channel The Hacksmith impressively showcases how the suit’s pneumatic legs use a set of pistons to lift the weight of the car. The legs of the exoskeleton are rated for about 700 kilograms, although lifting Mini Cooper’s rear wheels was just 360 kilograms.

Artist Jeff Klarin gives unusual makeover to outdated tech gadgets

Future Fossils by Jeff Klarin

Technology is growing by leaps and bounds with hi-tech gadgets and services being launched every day. Last week, as we were busy with CES 2016 where hundreds of new products were launched, I was struck with a strange thought that how quickly new technology is changing our lifestyle. Also, how our latest acquired gadgets goes out of fashion in just couple of months. Well, to keep us reminiscent with this fact, Artist Jeff Klarin has created a distinctive collection of sculptures that includes outdated tech gadgets which were loved and used by people in the past.

10 head-to-toe wearable gadgets for tech enthusiasts in your life

10 head-to-toe wearable gadgets for tech enthusiasts in your life

We live in the era of technology, where people can dress up in wearable gadgets to keep track on their routine habits that are often neglected due to hectic work life. From wristbands that connect to your smartphone to shirts that keep tab on your heart rate, it has been very clear that the tech world is slowly blending with the fashion industry.

Lab-engineered ‘gene drive’ mosquitoes could fight malaria

Lab-engineered ‘gene drive’ mosquitoes

There are certain regions in the world that suffer from the scourge of malaria, which kills more than half a million people per year. While there are certain malaria vaccinations to cure the infectious disease, the researchers at University of California, Irvine and San Diego have found a groundbreaking technology called ‘gene drive’ to create novel breed of mosquitoes, which could completely eradicate malaria from the world.

Two-legged puppy on 3D printed wheelchair strolls effortlessly

Tumbles Two-legged puppy on 3D printed wheelchair

Terrier-beagle mix puppy Tumbles was born in early October without frontal legs. So, non-profit organization Friends of the Shelter Dogs (FOSD) in Athens rescued him when he was just two-week-old. All thanks to a volunteer’s Facebook post for adoption of this heart-melting young dog, a woman and her husband happily accepted him. But what the couple did next is truly admirable and completely changed the sheltered puppy’s life.

Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse tracks your steps, sleep and heart rate for $15

Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse

It’s time to say goodbye to your old fitness band, as Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse is here to keep tab on your overall health from tracking daily activities to heart rate monitoring. With the launch of its second Mi Band Pulse, Xiaomi has become the world’s second largest seller of wearable technology behind only Fitbit. Wondering how did they managed to gaining so much popularity in less time? Well, the company’s Xiaomi Mi Band 1S or Mi Band Pulse is packed with high-end features just for $15.

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