Using a newly-developed production method, the Institute of Industrial Science at Tokyo University succeeded in producing a type of glass that rivals steel in hardness. The new material opens huge developmental lanes for any glass and glass-related product, from tableware to bulletproof glass.
Connecting traditionally problematic areas of the world to the Internet is high on the list of many virtual giants already, and some time ago, in 2013, Google also stepped up to the challenge. Their solution was, in classic Google fashion, ambitious, simple, and light.
Material scientists at Oxford University, collaborating with experts from Karlsruhe, Munster and Exeter, have developed the world’s first light-based memory banks that can store data permanently. The device is build from simple materials, in use in CDs and DVDs today, and promises to dramatically improve the speed of modern computing.
Everyone knows that the body is used to communicate way more information than we do by speech, almost unconsciously, but researchers at the University of California, San Diego, are aiming to take that to a whole new level.
Microsoft’s recently unveiled OS, Windows 10, is the company’s make-or-break reinstatement of what is the most used OS franchise in the world. Reviews of it are pretty good up till now, with Techradar saying “Feature-wise, Windows 10 is the new Windows 7. It’s robust, pleasant to use and free,” and PcAdvisor naming it “[…] the best Windows OS yet. Windows 10 is free for most people and offers plenty of new features and apps.”
There is a hook, though.
This giant, solar-powered, internet giving drone is ready to take to the skies. Facebook recently unveiled the Aquila, a V-wing flying drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737 ( almost 93 ft/28.35 m ), which the media giant plans to use to connect developing regions around the world to the internet, and gather a huge amount of likes in the meantime.
Using the tools and techniques of metal pressing, anything an engineer can ever imagine regardless of how delicate or complex can be readily manufactured. This is a major business that is used in everything from creating components for lawn and garden machines, tractors to rockets!
Researchers have discovered a new class of magnet that increases in volume when placed in a magnetic field and generates only negligible amounts of heat in the process. These properties could transform many existing technologies and enable a few new ones. Harsh Deep Chopra, Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University, and Manfred Wuttig, Professor of Materials Science
The giant computer tech company Lenovo has apparently been installing adware onto new consumer computers. The adware is turned on when you start the computer and injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user’s permission.
It’s only been recently that Apple released its new iPhone 6, and like every year zealots are lining up in front of Apple stores. In fact, the company reports that some 4 million iPhone 6 preorders were placed within the first 24 hours, yet again showing how powerful a cult brand can be. Aside from being a nifty gadget, the iPhone, and