As useful as they are for amputees, prosthetic legs aren’t the most comfortable things to wear. With the whole body pressing down on the point of contact, they can be painful, awkward to walk with and cause infections. Now scientists from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have developed a more comfortable and “smart” prosthetic that can be attached and detached at will, and monitored for infection and stress with an array of sensors.
When we think of Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, we think extra-cushy leather interiors, upmarket trim and personalized paint jobs. We definitely don’t think of a rolling kitchen fit to prepare gourmet meals on the road. But that’s the mission celebrity chef Jamie Oliver laid out for the SVO team. Land Rover responded by building Oliver an extraordinary Discovery that slow-cooks under the hood, churns butter and makes ice cream in special wheel drums, slow-turns a rotisserie out front, makes toast in the center console and has numerous other culinary tricks up its sleeve. Forget the drive-through restaurant – this is the driving restaurant kitchen.
It is being hailed as a revolution in cars – and it its interior is anything to go by, Tesla’s eagerly awaited Model 3 may live up to the hype.
Instead of a traditional dashboard, it uses a 15 inch touchscreen to control everything from the hidden air vents to the hifi – and well as showing you your speed.
However, until now it has not been known how the system works.
Could this be developed into a missile killer – like maybe for ICBMs?
It was 5-0 at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico as a Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system shot down five unmanned drones with a 100 percent success rate. The August test of the Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) system against five Outlaw drones was designed to demonstrate how the system’s advanced beam control technology and an solid-state fiber laser could decisively destroy unmanned aerial threats.
Robots may take four million British jobs in the private sector within the next decade, some business leaders believe.
Those surveyed for by YouGov for the Royal Society of Arts said 15 per cent of all jobs were under threat.
The most vulnerable fields are finance and accounting, transportation and distribution, manufacturing and marketing and public relations, the survey found.
Apple’s Watch has been something of a slow burn among consumers – but, with the latest model that packs in cellular capabilities for the first time, expect that to change very quickly.
Where it’s primarily been a hit for its fitness and health tracking, the latest update is going to open up a whole new world – and see consumers leaving their phone at home.
Apple has managed to cram in cellular capabilities that let you make calls, use apps and get notifications anywhere you have coverage.
After just a week with it, I’ve already found myself not bothering to take my phone on runs, quick trips to the shop and even the odd night out.
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Researchers working at the University of Missouri (MU) claim to have produced a prototype of a nuclear-powered, water-based battery that is said to be both longer-lasting and more efficient than current battery technologies and may eventually be used as a dependable power supply in vehicles, spacecraft, and other applications where longevity, reliability, and efficiency are paramount.