With nuclear power on the ropes in Japan, it could be solar power’s time to shine. Minamisoma City in Fukushima prefecture has signed an agreement with Toshiba to build the country’s biggest solar park. The deal was done after Japan introduced feed-in tariffs to subsidise renewable energy – a move that could see the nation become one of the world’s largest markets for solar power. [Read more…]
London: Legendary British Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful shared-memory supercomputer. During the launch, which is part of the Numerical Cosmology 2012 workshop at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Hawking said, “We have made spectacular advances in cosmology and particle physics recently.” The COSMOS supercomputer is part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council DiRAC High Performance Computing facility, a national service for UK cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists, as well as non-academic users.
He said,”Cosmology is now a precision science, so we need machines like COSMOS to reach out and touch the real universe, to investigate whether our mathematical models are correct.”
Hawking also expressed hope that humankind will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable the forecasting of anything that happens in the universe.
Hawking added, “I hope that we will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable us to predict everything in the universe.”
The COSMOS consortium’s current programme of research aims to advance the understanding of the origin and structure of the universe, primarily through the scientific exploitation of the cosmic microwave sky.
“Even if we do find the ultimate theory, we will still need supercomputers to describe how something as big and complex as the universe evolves, let alone why humans behave the way they do!”, Hawking said.
Jeremy Yates, the Project Director for DiRAC, said, “The COSMOS supercomputer is vital part of the DiRAC Facility. DiRAC now offers five leading systems to UK researchers, two of which are in Cambridge.It allows the UK cosmology and extra-solar planet research communities to take a leading role in understanding how structure was formed in the very early universe and the composition of the atmospheres of extra-solar planets.”
Many robots have been invented all over the world and all perform their predescribed tasks. A new robot has been invented by Japan that keeps the ability of swimming. The team,led by associate professor Motomu Nakashima, at the Tokyo University of Technology has created a ‘Swumanoid’ robot using a 3D scanner to perfectly map a human swimmer’s physique. It has perfected the back-stroke and tries freestyle swimming,with 20 waterproof, computer-controlled motors providing the swimming motion making it possible to create swimming robot. [Read more…]
Yes, you read it right – Digital Jewelry !!!! Mostly, when we heard about Jewelry, various ornaments comes into our mind. It is natural as Jewelry is worn for many reasons i.e for aesthetics, as a symbol of affiliation or commitment or even to impress others. Researchers are trying to change the way we think about the Jewelry we wear. It may seem surprising today, maybe not tomorrow. The latest computer craze has been to be able to wear wireless computers.“Digital Jewelry” looks to be the next upcoming sizzling fashion trend of the technological wave. In the next wave of mobile computing devices, our jewelry might double as our cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and GPS receivers. [Read more…]
The world today is in search for the new technology and even has contributed certain inventions in the field of science that are none less than miracles. The one such contribution is provided by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). It has announced technology Redtacton. Different services that we see everywhere are genuinely user-friendly and one will require technologies that enable communication between people and objects in close proximity. Focusing on the naturalness, inevitability, and sense of security conveyed by touching in everyday life, this article describes human area networking technology that enables communication by touching, which we call RedTacton. [Read more…]
3D technology denotes three-dimensional technology that provides some kind of illusion of depth perception and viewers enjoy some different kind of experience with this technology. Special projection hardware and eyewear are required to enjoy advanced 3D technologies.
The 3-D films are in practice since the 1950s but 3-D technology is now coinciding with the computer-generated imagery and introduction of high-definition video standards. Real D Cinema is the world’s most patent and highly used technology for showing 3D movies in theaters and they are very cheap to install. [Read more…]