An extra second has been added to 2016 on Dec 31

On December 31, 2016, a “leap second” will be added to the world’s clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This corresponds to 6:59:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, when the extra second will be inserted at the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Master Clock Facility in …

An extra second has been added to 2016 on Dec 31

On December 31, 2016, a “leap second” will be added to the world’s clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This corresponds to 6:59:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, when the extra second will be inserted at the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Master Clock Facility in …

People can control a robotic arm with only their minds

Researchers have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. From:: Engineering News — ScienceDaily

New robot has a human touch

Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. Scientists have now devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do. Stretchable optical waveguides act as curvature, elongation and force sensors in …

Metallic glass gears make for graceful robots

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scientists are building a better gear. Specifically, they are developing gears made from bulk metallic glass (BMG), a specially crafted alloy with properties that make it ideal for robotics. From:: Engineering News — ScienceDaily

A good combination: Model and experiment for a deeper look

Doctors performing medical check-ups want a full picture of the patient’s health without using the scalpel. Engineers who want to investigate the stability of a bridge without cutting into it are in the same position. Non-destructive testing methods play a major role in guaranteeing quality and safety, driving substantial interest …

Tracking the flow of quantum information

If objects in motion are like rainwater flowing through a gutter and landing in a puddle, then quantum objects in motion are like rainwater that might end up in a bunch of puddles, all at once. Figuring out where quantum objects actually go has frustrated scientists for years. Now researchers …

A tiny machine: Infinitesimal computing device

Electrical and computer engineers have developed a design for a functional nanoscale computing device. The concept involves a dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on an unconventional type of logic that could, theoretically, be packed into a block no bigger than 50 nanometers on any side. From:: Engineering News — ScienceDaily

Gentle strength for robots

A soft actuator using electrically controllable membranes could pave the way for machines that are no danger to humans. Source:: Engineering News — ScienceDaily

Gentle strength for robots

A soft actuator using electrically controllable membranes could pave the way for machines that are no danger to humans. Source:: Engineering News — ScienceDaily