Monday, July 18, 2016

Johnny and the cow!

Little Johnny walks a cow through the village square. The mayor sees him and asks, “Hey Johnny, where are you going with the cow?”
“I’m taking her to the bulls so she would get pregnant,” answers Johnny.
The mayor is shocked, “Surely your father had better be doing that?”
Little Johnny thinks about it for a bit and shakes his head, “Nah, I think it’s really best left with the bulls.”

Source: Internet

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Interesting Innovations!

Invisibility cloak closer to realityIn a first, scientists made an object disappear by using a composite material that can enhance an object's surface properties, an advance that may lead to practical invisibility cloaks. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, presented a cloaking device that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves. “The design is based on transformation optics, a concept behind the idea of the invisibility cloak,“ said Yang Hao from QMUL.

Happy cows give nutritious milk
When cows are happy, they produce more nutritious milk with higher levels of calcium, new research suggests.Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that daily infusions with a naturally-occurring chemical associated with feelings of happiness increased calcium levels in the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth.The results could lead to a better understanding of how to improve the health of dairy cows, and keep the milk flowing.

Source: TOI

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Robot for parking your car!

The dreaded act of parallel parking could soon become a thing of the past with Chinese inventors backing their new parking robot to take away the stress for anxious drivers.The laser-guided “Geta“ (get a car) robot slides under your vehicle, picks it up, finds a parking space in the lot and places the car in the tightest of spots. The soon to be launched robot needs just two minutes to park a vehicle, does not need tracks and has 360 degrees mobility , said creators Yee Fung Automation Technology . “The robot is designed to increase parking space and will reform parking in the future,“ Yee Fung's 33-year-old chief executive Marco Wu, said.
Mainland China is expected to have more than 200 million cars by 2020, meaning that finding space to park could become increasingly difficult.
Wu said Geta finds spaces by transmitting signals to a computer containing a map which then directs the robot to the spot. The purple and lime green robot will cost more than $1,50,000.

Source: TOI