Five Robotic Underwater Drones Found Sub Wreck on Ocean Floor

After a year-long search, the wreckage of the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42) was found by Texas-based underwater mapping firm Ocean Infinity. The sub was found resting in a ravine about 3,000 feet below the surface, about 323 nautical miles east of Comodoro Rivadavia in the Atlantic Ocean. San Juan’s crew of 44 …

Read more

Titanium combat version of powered exoskeleton 3+ years out

U.S. Special Operations Command will put a human into its powered combat exoskeleton in the middle of 2019. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) is a complex system with many state-of-the-art technologies. The suit is comprised of a base layer, an exoskeleton which is essentially a robotic skeleton, and a layer of armor. Concepts …

Read more

Hyperpolarized quantum MRI increases sensitivity 100,000 times

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods have been used widely in past decades as a safe, non-invasive and non-radioactive method of diagnosing CVDs. Current MRI have limited sensitivity and even the most expensive MRI scanners (with the strongest magnets) cannot detect and visualize molecular and metabolic activity in the heart with sufficient sensitivity and specificity. Emerging …

Read more

Geocosmo set up earthquake warning facility in Turkey

In 2017, a facility in Turkey was established through a collaboration between Turkey’s Natural Movements Research Foundation (DOHAD) and the GeoCosmo Research Center Foundation, a California-based group associated with NASA. “We will measure plenty of data and assess it. The assessment may take a while. Our purpose is to notify [beforehand] of the place, time, …

Read more

$100 ultrasound machines the size of bandaids will be wearable and might be options for future smartwatches

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone. Ultrasound imaging is the most widely used medical imaging modality …

Read more

In a few years Scanners so electronics can stay in luggage

Airport security is both slow and ineffective. The random testing of airport security finds that the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) fails to detect weapons 80-95% of the time. The 95% failure rate was from 2001 to 2015. Recent tests have found some improvement to 80%. New scanning equipment could speed up security checks by 30% …

Read more

Graphene foam for wearables and with scalable 3D production

A Glasgow University team has developed medical sensors powered by a porous foam of graphene and silver, an advance with potential applications in the wearable device market. They used a commercially available graphene foam to make a layered structure with a silver-containing epoxy resin to form supercapacitors capable of storing three times as much power …

Read more

DARPA challenges : describe limits of quantum computing and apply QC to improve machine learning

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking information on new capabilities that could be enabled by current and next-generation quantum computers for understanding complex physical systems, improving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and enhancing distributed sensing. The field of Quantum Computing (QC) has seen considerable progress in recent years, both in the number …

Read more

Organic ionic ink can make 3D printed sensors for soft robots

Integrating sensors within soft robots has been difficult in part because most sensors, such as those used in traditional electronics, are rigid. Harvard researchers developed an organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink that can be 3D printed within the soft elastomer matrices that comprise most soft robots. They printed a soft robotic gripper comprised of three …

Read more

Photonic precision measurement chip shows mass production of quantum sensors is possible

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a chip on which laser light interacts with a tiny cloud of atoms to serve as a miniature toolkit for measuring important quantities such as length with quantum precision. The design could be mass-produced with existing technology. Above – NIST’s prototype chip for …

Read more