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Innovation

Ultrasonic hand allows robots to suspend objects midair

Published on 01/26/2020 @ 10 AM EST

A new ultrasonic gripping device will let robots hold items without touching them. The grips have small speakers that emit a high-frequency sound to suspend objects. Designed for use in industries where light—or no—touch is important, this non-gripping hand may find its way to hospitals and other sensitive locations.

Electric car showcases a new shape

Published on 01/25/2020 @ 9 AM EST

The Canoo is an electric vehicle that foregoes traditional vehicle design standards. According to the company, it created a "skateboard" on the bottom that houses the powertrain, battery, and suspension. It then crafted a long pod on top that is shaped like a living room.

Scientists Came Up with a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery

Published on 01/12/2020 @ 3 AM EST

A team of researchers led by physicists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has been developing a lithium-ion battery that’s seemingly immune to failure. This new type of battery is said to work fine even when cut, bent, soaked, shot, and lit on fire.

GM Self-Driving Cars Might Come without a Steering Wheel

Published on 12/26/2019 @ 8 AM EST

General Motors has this bold plan of testing its self-driving cars on the streets without a steering wheel. They are currently petitioning the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for permission to begin the test, according to Reuters.

Amazon developed faster server hardware

Published on 12/01/2019 @ 2 AM EST

The newly updated processor is created specifically for data centers and will reach Amazon Web Services soon. It's possible the new ARM chip is as much as 20% faster than Graviton, which was released last year. Though not yet officially announced, the new processor could have as many as 32 cores.

Samsung investing $11 billion in QD-OLED

Published on 11/29/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The company announced it is building a manufacturing plant that's capable of creating QLED TVs. Hoping to truly rival LG OLED televisions, Samsung will invest $11 billion by 2025. These self-illuminating screens use quantum-dot technology and have a million-hour lifetime.