In developing regions where lack of road infrastructure is problematic for those in the business of moving goods, drones are already having an impact. But also problematic is the fact that the people sending drones off to do the courier work kinda need them back again. A new cardboard drone being funded by DARPA won’t concern itself with such limitations, with the ability to deliver vital goods and disappear soon after the job is done.
Apple has filed a patent application for what appears to be a system that could one day charge your phone from across the room.
The new patent describes a system that could supply power to multiple devices, using both wired and wireless connections.
Long-range wireless charging has faced a number of challenges, including issues with distance and power availability, and safety requirements – but, the patent reveals Apple may have come up with a few workarounds.
One of the more debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is something known as “gait freeze,” wherein the person temporarily loses the ability to step forward while walking. Dutch scientists from the University of Twente and Radboud University Medical Center, however, have come up with something that significantly reduces the problem – they’ve developed shoes with lasers in them.
The U.S. Army’s new Modular Handgun System has started going out to units in the field, with the first pistols reaching the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in late November. The Army plans to widely distribute the new M17 and M18 pistols to re-equip the force as it retires the 1980s-era M9 pistol. A new video shows the gun’s introduction at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st.
An international team of researchers has used 3D-printing technology to produce individually-tailored model organs. These dummy organs could one day improve your chances of surviving surgery, by allowing doctors to plan and practice a lifesaving procedure on a realistic replica before putting you to the scalpel.
Back in July we reported on the Amabrush, a motorized mouthpiece that reportedly cleaned all your teeth in just 10 seconds. For those who felt that was still way too much time to be wasting cleaning your teeth we introduce the Unico, a smartbrush mouthpiece that is claimed to brush your teeth in just three seconds.
Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy S9 handsets in January at the CES show, it has been claimed.
The firm hopes the move, four month earlier than its usual March launches, will help it boost sales against Apple – which usually waits until September to reveal its new handsets.
There are also rumours the firm will use the event to reveal it’s first folding phone.
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