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    Build a robot in 5 minutes

    This year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival is all set to be the meeting place for robots, space stimulators, animals, career advisers and musicians. What’s more, the event, which will be taking place at the Washington Convention Center on April 26 and 27, will also allow people to take part in several hands-on science and technology activities. For instance, the festival will give people the opportunity of building a robot in just 5 minutes at the Modular Robotic stall; the section below has more information for the readers. Some of the activities that individuals visiting the festival will be able…

Weird

Time travel now possible in Google Street View

Time travel now possible in Google Street View

Apr 23, 2014

Google has rolled out a new feature for its Google Street View Maps that allow users to go back in time and see older images. Google Street View relies on its camera-equipped cars to go around and capture thousands of images every day for the purpose of updating Google Maps with new images. While using Street View, you will see a clock icon on the page. Clicking it will bring up a time in the past which has older images associated with it. Judging by the older images, it looks like Google’s Street View’s cars take pictures of most locations…

Apple users sight Loch Ness Monster

Apple users sight Loch Ness Monster

Apr 22, 2014

Over the years, technology has allowed humans to do many things that they once could never imagine doing. Has technology even made an impossible thing like seeing the elusive Loch Ness Monster possible? The official fan club of the cryptid has given birth to this question by claiming that an image on Apple Maps might have the monster in it. A report published on The Daily Mail suggests that the fan group has made the claim at the end of a 6-month analysis of satellite imagery on Apple Maps that seems to be showing a huge swimming object. Here, it…

Swallowed by snake, centipede almost survives

Swallowed by snake, centipede almost survives

Apr 20, 2014

During a May 2013 study in Golem Grad, Macedonia, a place more popularly known as Snake Island, researchers came across a snake that swallowed a centipede alive. The event took place when Dragan Arsovski, a member of the research team, bumped into a stone near Lake Prespa. What amazed the researchers most is that the prey tried to come out of the snake’s body and was almost successful in its struggle for survival. However, both were eventually found dead. The researchers were also quite surprised to see a young snake preying on such a big animal. They affirmed that it…

Even chimps like their beds firm

Even chimps like their beds firm

Apr 20, 2014

It is not only the humans, who understand the value of staying comfortable; according to a recent study, even chimpanzees look for ways of experiencing maximum comfort. A study conducted under the leadership of David Samson, a researcher at the University of Nevada, has found some really interesting facts about the comfort requirements of chimps. During the study, researchers discovered that like humans, chimps are also extremely fussy about their beds. They found that chimpanzees love making nests using stiff and resilient wood. The researchers came to this conclusion after gauging the bending strength and stiffness of seven different trees…

Business

Apple knows how to guard its secrets

Apple knows how to guard its secrets

No other company knows how to keep all news related to its new products secret better than Apple. The company has a great ability to avoid leaks, a problem almost every other tech giant faces all the time. Here are some rules Apple follows to successfully guard all its secrets. Adam Lashinsky of Fortune has reported that Apple has a tradition to keep new recruits in the dark. According to Lashinsky, people hired by Apple instantly receive documents like HR forms, and stickers that say “you’ve joined Apple”; however, often these fresh recruits do not know anything about their role…

Japan is ready to share maglev technology for free

Japan is ready to share maglev technology for free

Japan has a freebie for America. Nikkei has reported that JR Tokai (Central Japan Railway Company) is ready to give America the license for using “maglev”, their proprietary technology that allows trains to float around 10 cm or 4 inches above the tracks and run at a speed of 310 mph or 500 kph, without charging a single penny. The company is expecting that the United States will use the technology for the proposed high-speed rail line that will run from Washington D.C. to Baltimore. Maglev, which is basically the abbreviated version of magnetic-levitation, is a technology that involves creation…

Microsoft planning to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy

Microsoft planning to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy

According to Nokiapoweruser, Microsoft is planning to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy after it acquires Nokia’s devices and services business later this year. The new announcement was sent to suppliers in a letter that explained how Microsoft will be renaming Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile after the takeover. Please note that upon the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia, the name of Nokia Corporation/Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy. After some disappointing sales figure, it was said that Microsoft is planning to end its current software deal with Nokia and acquire the Nokia’s devices…

End of road for Nike’s FuelBand?

End of road for Nike’s FuelBand?

Is it the end of road for Nike’s Fuelband? At least a CNET report is suggesting so. A Nike spokesperson has sent an email to CNET to inform the media website about this change taking place at the company. CNET’s report on FuelBand’s abolition is primarily based on this email from the global sportswear giant. According to the company’s spokesperson, Nike being a “fast-paced, global business”, always aligns resources according to business priorities. He continued by saying that due to evolving Digital Sports priority, Nike has decided to make some changes in its team and people should be ready to…