SCIENCE

Soon, ‘smart wallpaper’ to help power your house!

Soon, ‘smart wallpaper’ to help power your house!

It’s not a science fiction, but ‘smart wallpaper’ which could absorb electricity from waste light or heat may soon help power a host of applications at home. Scientists have developed new moth-inspired, ultra-thin graphene sheets that will be essential in designing future technologies such as ‘smart wallpaper’ and internet-of-things applications. Using a technique known as […]

Charge your phone in five minutes

Charge your phone in five minutes

Forget waiting hours for your phone to charge – a new miniature pocket-charger claims to be able to charge an iPhone 6 from totally flat to 100 per cent in just five minutes. According to its makers, the ASAP Dash charges 16 times faster than standard portable chargers and boasts a battery life that lasts […]

VIDEO: Soon, you can charge your smartphone by walking

VIDEO: Soon, you can charge your smartphone by walking

Mechanical engineers from University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an innovative energy harvesting and storage technology that can reduce reliance on batteries in mobile devices and charge your smartphone as you walk. Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and senior scientist J Ashley Taylor described a technology that could capture the energy of human motion to […]

This is the first flower grown in space

This is the first flower grown in space

A bright orange zinnia has blossomed aboard the International Space Station, marking a first in space. “First flower even grown in space makes its debut,” US astronaut Scott Kelly wrote on Twitter, with a photo of the flower. Zinnias grow easily on Earth and blossom in abundance in summer. But on the ISS, where they […]

Women would rather do this than have sex

Women would rather do this than have sex

A new study has found that one in six women prefer the thrill of booking a holiday to having sex. While a quickie in the sack might leave ladies feeling disappointed, the promise of sandy beaches does wonders for her mood. And it’s not just women who would rather go to Greece than get jiggly […]

Do you know which is your dominant brain side?

Do you know which is your dominant brain side?

Our brain is wired to store what we have seen as one of just a few basic hues. People’s memories for colour are biased in favour of two sides to the human brain; the left side and the right side. Each side of the brain has its own strengths and perception power. It is believed […]

The world’s first Autonomous Aerial Vehicle [PICTURES]

The world’s first Autonomous Aerial Vehicle [PICTURES]

A Chinese drone maker has revealed a giant quadcopter big enough to fit a passenger. EHang claims to be building the world’s first ‘Autonomous Aerial Vehicle’ for transporting people. Unveiled at CES in Las Vegas and called the 184, the all-electric vehicle has four arms with a total of eight propellers at the end.

BEWARE: Overeating can cause depression

BEWARE: Overeating can cause depression

In a recent study, it has been found that chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. The researchers from Yale University report that the anesthetic ketamine reverses depression-like symptoms in rats which are fed a high-fat diet in a similar way it combats depression and synaptic damage of […]

NASA, Google show off D-Wave quantum computer for 1st time

NASA, Google show off D-Wave quantum computer for 1st time

For the first time, NASA has publicly shown off a $15-million quantum computer made by a B.C. company and the lab where it’s housed. NASA invited media to tour its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at its Ames Research Center in California’s Moffett Field earlier this month. The lab is equipped with a D-Wave Two, made […]