‘So long and thanks for all the fish’
Researchers think they have developed a real-time dolphin translator and soon might be able to talk to the finned creatures.
Dolphins produce sounds with frequencies well beyond the human hearing range but the breakthrough could mean we will soon understand what they’ve got to say for themselves.
Source: IFL Science
Drawing in 3D
Designing new products might have just got a lot easier with the invention of Gravity – a pen and pad that allows you to draw in 3D.
The set-up has been designed by students in London and is now ready to start the manufacturing process.
The spread of windfarms
Windfarms have grown massive in recent years as both the need and desire for renewable energy have grown.
This interactive map from the US Department of Energy prettily shows how the number of farms has swelled over time.
Source: US Energy Department
Around the world in 22 days
Google’s Wi-Fi carrying balloon has completed a journey around the world in just 22 days. The balloon is designed to deliver Wi-Fi to remote parts of the world and circumnavigated the globe a lot quicker than was expected.
Previously it was thought that the balloon would take 30 days to do a lap of the planet.
‘Start’ of something new
With the announcement that it is bringing back the Start bar, Microsoft has made what will be a hugely popular decision.
The company announced its intention to include the much-missed bar in a future upgrade.
Image courtesy of Microsoft
Keeping the Nest warm
Google-owned smart-home company Nest has launched its clever thermostat in the UK. The search giant purchased the company in January this year for $3.2bn.
The release of the thermostat will allow UK users to control the temperature of their homes from their smartphones.
Source: The Guardian
USB C has arrived
The insignificant but annoying problem of trying to plug the wrong end of a USB cable into a device will soon be over.
The latest iteration of the transfer cable has been unveiled and it’s reversible, so there will never be the wrong connection ever again.
Image courtesy of Intel