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darpaLiquid Piston gets more DARPA funding for 30KW engine 30 times smaller than todays engines

DARPA has awarded LiquidPiston an additional $2.5 million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6 million. When development of the fully packaged engine is complete, the …

3dLucid AI and software removing barriers to a world with mainstream 3D experiences and VR shopping

Lucid is scaling its core 3D software technology into more mobile and smart devices featuring dual or multi-cameras. Lucid’s proprietary real-time 3D Fusion technology, which mimics how the brain processes and learns from what humans see with two eyes, will …

artificial intelligenceBetter AI and processors will deliver breakthrough mainstream drones

Teal is already selling its dumbed down but ultra-fast Sport version (at a suggested retail of $799). And in 2018, the company says its Teal 2 will hit the market powered by Nvidia’s Jetson GPU and Neurala’s artificial brain. The …

facebookFacebook and Oculus try to mainstream Virtual Reality with sub-$200 VR headset

Oculus Go is a new standalone VR (Virtual Reality) headset with pricing starting at $199. Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into VR. With a 538ppi 2560 x 1440 WQHD, fast-switch LCD display, we’re able to offer the …

gadgetsNew method for bonding soft materials will enable more complex wearable smart devices

Combining multiple soft materials into a complex machine requires many new innovations. Current methods to combine soft materials are limited, relying on glues or surface treatments that can restrict the manufacturing process. For example, it doesn’t make much sense to …

energyBreakthrough will make haptic touch technologies ten times more energy efficient

Touch screens and touch feedback systems and other Haptic technologies are power-hungry. To create the virtual sensation of touch, motion generators called piezoelectric actuators are required, and those tiny components drain batteries fast. For the haptic revolution to become a …

gadgetsStretchable-Wearable sensors will be game changer for stroke rehabilitation

A groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. The sensors stick directly to the skin, moving with the body and providing detailed health metrics including heart …

chinaChina Techno-Police State will identify any face within 3 seconds by 2020 using billions of cameras

Since the start of the 2018 Spring Security Campaign, Zhengzhou Railway Police has taken the lead in using the portraits of police glasses on national railways. The police sunglasses can effectively screen out illegal travelers who are fleeing and fraudulent …

5gIntel Introduces Portfolio of Commercial 5G New Radio Modems with Intel® XMMTM 7660 Modem

Intel today announced substantial advances in its wireless product roadmap to accelerate the adoption of 5G. Highlights include the introduction of the Intel® XMMTM 8000 series, Intel’s first family of 5G new radio (5G NR) multi-mode commercial modems, and Intel’s …

dronesNikko Racing Drone with wifi, camera and video display

DRL Nikko Air Race Drone Vision 220 FPV Pro. 5.8 GHz analog transmission delivers real-time video display without image delay. Speeds of 25+ miles per hour! Includes FPV googles allowing you to see exactly what your drone sees as it …