[WCSA] Daily Highlights July 27, 2021 - Virtual reality and augmented reality bringing spectators closer to the action in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
(Wcsa.world) As the COVID-19 pandemic still looming large over the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, technological innovations are promising to bring spectators and athletes closer to the action.
(Wcsa.world) With temperatures in Dubai regularly surpassing 115 degrees Fahrenheit, the government has decided to take control of the scorching weather. Scientists in the United Arab Emirates are making it rain — artificially — using electrical charges from drones to manipulate the weather and force rainfall across the desert nation. Meteorological officials released video footage this week showing a downpour over Ras al Khaimah, as well as several other regions.
(Wcsa.world) Think about how a handful of AA batteries can power everything from an electric toothbrush to your television’s remote control to even the mouse you’re probably using to scroll through this webpage. Those AA batteries are a truly universal source of energy, but what if they were designed to house an ecosystem? What if the battery-unit played a central role in a modular ecosystem of products? That’s sort of what the Esino Go is. It isn’t a handful of AA batteries, but is something far more powerful and versatile.
[WCSA] Daily Highlights July 26, 2021 - Ohmie: world's first fully circular 3D printed lamp made from orange peels
(Wcsa.world) Orange peels certainly are compostable, but Milan-based startup Krill Design has come up with an interesting alternative use for them. The company is incorporating orange waste into its 3D-printed Ohmie lamp, which is currently on Kickstarter.
[WCSA] Daily Highlights July 21, 2021 - World's first 3D-printed stainless steel bridge spans Dutch canal
(Wcsa.world) MX3D has finally realized its ambitious plan to install what's described as the world's first 3D-printed steel bridge over a canal in Amsterdam. The Queen of the Netherlands has officially opened the bridge to the public and, as well as an eye-catching design, it features hidden sensors that are collecting data on its structural integrity, crowd behavior, and more.
[WORLDKINGS] Daily Highlights July 21, 2021 - “Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis
(Wcsa.world) Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen.
[WCSA] Daily Highlights July 21, 2021 - Scientists develop wearable device to enable you to charge your phone with finger sweat
(Wcsa.world) A new wearable device that wraps around your finger like a plaster can harvest sweat while you sleep and use it to generate electricity, its developers claim. The prototype device only stores up a trickle of power at the moment, and would take about three weeks of constant wear to power a smartphone, but the developers from University of California, San Diego, hope to increase capacity in future.
(Wcsa.world) Alpha Neck is a massage device inspired by Thai, Shiatsu & Hot-Stone massage techniques.
[WCSA] Daily Highlights July 15, 2021 - Chinese Army Showcases Eerily Realistic Fish-Like Underwater Drone
(Wcsa.world) An ultra-realistic underwater drone modelled after the arowana fish has been getting a lot of attention online, after making its debut at a military expo earlier this month.
[WCSA] Daily Highlights July 15, 2021 - Targeted delivery of therapeutic RNAs only to cancer, no harm caused to healthy cells
(Wcsa.world) The 'door-to-door service' that delivers therapeutic RNA payloads directly to cancer cells and other diseased cells.