We are living in the computer age today and most of our day to day activities cannot be accomplished without using computers. Sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly we use computers. Computer has become an indispensable and multipurpose tool.
Israeli inventor Alon Bodner has come close. The device, aptly named LikeAFish, works by using a centrifuge to lower the pressure of water within an airtight chamber.
Since only a little oxygen is contained in water, the device must move about liters 50 gallons per minute in order for the average person to breathe comfortably. While unemployment seems to be leveling off, there is still talk of a possible general labor shortage in the near future —particularly in agriculture.
Many companies worldwide are attempting to bring various types of robot farmhands to market, but in robotics where government and academic projects still lead the way it tends to take longer than in some other, more commercial industries for such projects to obtain funding, produce a product, and prove its viability.
A Japanese research company has developed a robot that performs stereo imaging of strawberries to determine their ripeness before picking them, and MIT has a cherry tomato garden that is managed by a small crew of robots equipped with vision sensors. Of course, the main advantage to robot farm workers is the fact that they can work around the clock and never get tired.
One doctor claims that a fern extract, containing the compound polypodium leucotomos, can act as such. He cites a human study showing less sun damage to the skin of those who were administered the active ingredient though he did have to admit that there were only 12 people involved.
The algae produces a chemical compound which is converted by the coral into its own UV-blocking sunscreen, benefiting not only the coral and the algae but also the fish that feed on the coral.
This transference has led scientists to believe that if the compound can be isolated, it could potentially be modified into a human oral sunscreen that would protect both the skin and the eyes. Nothing like it exists at the moment.
The company envisions such machines being ubiquitous within five to 10 years, as they could be inexpensive and interactive. A consumer could have several lying around, multi-tasking with different media all in service of one project.
A joint project between two American and Canadian universities has been creatively dubbed the Paperphone. Queens University director Dr. Roel Vertegaal has largely the same vision of the project. Scientists have recently discovered that this is not the case: But the solution may have been found in stem cells: Scientists in multiple countries are trying to figure out how to get them to produce the correct tissues and structure for the given situation on demand.
A University of Utah study in November confirmed that this could be done in a lab. Perfection of this technology could result in the potential end of tooth decay, gum disease, fillings, and root canals.
As seen above, it could be a desktop display, or it could be an entire room—but holographic displays are definitely in the works. Such amazing technology will have to wait to come to marketplace, though, until costs can be driven down—right?
Another company, Provision, has built an inexpensive projector that displays a centimeter 18 in image. Meter-long tubes packed with electronics and mirrors, these cameras are to be mounted to the outside of the International Space Station.
Meanwhile, some Georgia Tech researchers are taking a slightly different approach toward the same ends. They take footage from the many live video feeds around the world and use it to layer complex animations on top of Google Earthsometimes piecing together multiple camera angles to extrapolate the desired information.
Nikola Tesla might have perfected the technology a century ago if he had not been poor, unlucky, and kind of crazy.
Many today are unaware that, even though it has obviously yet to be deployed en masse, wireless power transfer actually exists. Wireless device charging has been around for some time, and continues to improve.
It works by exploiting the fact that certain frequencies of electromagnetic waves facilitate ease of energy transfer, and two objects resonating with such a frequency can easily transfer electricity between them, even at some distance and even if the objects are metal.
When perfected which many see coming within the next decadeit could bring about an end to batteries as we know them.
In Japan, a recent successful test run means that plans are underway to connect the whole country by with trains capable of reaching over kph mph. They accomplish this by removing the wheels—and thereby, contact and friction—from the equation.During World War II, the US Navy approached the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) about building a flight simulator to train bomber crews.
The team first builds a large analog computer, but found it inaccurate and inflexible. Today's homes are rapidly transforming into spaces where traditional computers dovetail alongside newer pieces of technology, from smartphones and smart TVs to virtual assistants and tablets.
Development of the Computer Hollerith was also responsible for the development of the Hollerith Code for encoding alphanumeric information as punched holes in a card. He went on to found International Business Machines (IBM).
Computers are therefore sometimes called Turing machines. Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use today.
The history of computer development is a computer science topic that is often used to reference the different generations of computing devices. As the development moved further, the second generation computers knocked the door.
In this generation, transistors were used as the electronic component instead of vaccum tubes.A transistors is much smaller in the size than that of a vaccum tube. The following brief history of computing is a timeline of how computers evolved from their humble beginnings to the machines of today that surf the Internet, play games and stream multimedia in.