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The German invented and tested an implant with the switch for sperm

1 year, 7 months ago
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The carpenter from Germany declared revolution in contraception. Clemens Bimek [Clemens Bimek] considers that its invention will be demanded and is popular: he patented and developed the valves with switches which are surgically implanted into semyavynosyashchy canals of men. Closing of the valve leads to the termination of an output outside of sperm.

Vazektomiya, bandaging or removal of a fragment of semyavynosyashchy channels for the purpose of achievement of sterility, is carried out already long ago. The first experiments are known since the 18th century, and in the regular mode this operation was for the first time performed in 1899. After operation at full save of sexual functions because of blocking of an output of sperm at men capability to conception vanishes.

In principle this operation is not considered for 100% reversible in this connection it is recommended to people of rather big age, or already having children. The legislation of some countries officially limits possibilities of carrying out this operation. For example, in Russia in connection with campaign for the termination of demographic crisis and for increase in the draft plan in Russian Armed Forces to citizens of Russia the vazektomiya (but also, and sterilization of women) is allowed only at the age of more than 35 years or in the presence of 2 and more children, or on medical indications.

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Pictures from an exhibition. Get acquainted, the first unmanned EHang 184 drone taxi

1 year, 7 months ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! Certainly provided interesting innovation at the CES2016 exhibition which is taking place in Las Vegas the Chinese company EHang. It is about the first-ever working prototype of the unmanned passenger electric drone taxi which commercial production can be arranged already in the near future.

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Jaq — smartphone charger on fuel elements

1 year, 7 months ago


The external accumulator — the excellent solution allowing to load a gadget with the sat-down accumulator at any time in any place. But if the external battery is discharged, and nearby there is no socket — it can already be a problem. Itself I use the external battery, and quite often I forget to load her, unfortunately.

The Swedish startup of MyFC decided "to invent the bicycle", and created own version of the charger. It does not demand feed by energy, for work only hydrogen is necessary. The device is called Jaq, and it represents charging on fuel elements, working at hydrogen.

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Solution of problems: System of heating of hands

1 year, 7 months ago
It is transfer of an amusing note of Alex Papadimoulis, the founder of "The Daily WTF".

During development of the good software, we always are under pressure from several fronts at once.
First, danger is constituted by beginners who somehow could receive the first place of work, having read "Programming for teapots" the day before, before interview.
Secondly, we are threatened by the beginning careerists who could settle successfully after end of the first contract (read: received money, and the client did not condemn them for development of a useless product). Sometimes they even manage to construct career, having managed to repeat this way several times.
And at last, to eat "Uslozhniteli", or "Megareshateli" (to find successful gromkozvuchny transfer of the word "Complicators", it was not possible therefore — "Megareshateli". — a comment of the translator), one more party which entices the best of us to join them, even only on one or two micro projects.

There are people who so deeply wallowed in solutions of Mega-problems that they as if purchased a certain sixth sense: capability to find Mega-problems ("a solution which creates one more problem in the course of a solution of a real problem") in any place.

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At Toyota 1400 of patents for robomobiles, is twice more, than at any other company

1 year, 7 months ago


According to analytical agency Thompson Reuters, the last two years the Toyota company took out hundreds of patents concerning autonomous system of driving. At the moment the company has about 1400 such patents. It is twice more, than at any other company. Of course, the number of patents does not correlate with market success of the company in any way (or correlates, but it is weak). Nevertheless, progress of the company in creation of robotic management systems by cars becomes more and more obvious.

In the report of Thompson Reuters it is also specified that car makers of patents for robotic management systems of a car have more, than at Google. Google Alphabet is only on the 26th place by the number of similar patents. It can surprise many as the corporation is the leader in the field of development of autonomous systems of control of machines at the moment. Nevertheless, the majority of the large automobile companies has own practices in the field of "auto pilot" though it is impossible to call such systems completely autonomous.

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Support of the memory sticks microSD will return to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

1 year, 7 months ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! As the representative of the Samsung company said in the interview VentureBeat, the slot of microSD which became to already usual users which will support maps with a capacity up to 200 GB will return to the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models again. Most likely, such measure was forced, after studying of Samsung of reaction of the admirers who in general negatively apprehended lack of the slot and the removable battery in Galaxy S6-S6 Edge.

We will tell about what else interesting, according to the version of the VentureBeat portal is prepared by Samsung in new models which official announcement will take place already very soon below.

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The Californian company developed technology 3D - seals of high-strength ceramics

1 year, 7 months ago
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Researchers from the private HRL Laboratories developed and showed a new method company аддитивного of production (3D - seals), allowing to create products from ceramic material of high strength. The turned-out material maintains record temperatures and loadings.

From ceramics, unlike metal or plastic, it is not so easy for product to give the necessary form. 3D - printing allows to create products practically of any form, but with its help for the present it was not possible to make ceramics.

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"3D - printing – very important new technology, but meanwhile with its help it was impossible to do the high-strength products suitable for engineering developments, - the coauthor of work, Tobias Schedler [Tobias Schaedler] says. – We wanted to adapt 3D - printing for creation of high-strength and heat-resistant ceramics".

Tobias is not absolutely right – 3D - printing is already used, for example, for creation of the rocket engines capable to maintain temperatures to 3000 Celsius degrees. But the ceramics on the printer, really, was for the present not printed.

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Pre-orders on Oculus Rift start on January 6

1 year, 7 months ago
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Developers of widely advertized points of virtual reality of Oculus Rift declared in the blog that pre-orders on their product, at last, can be placed already in couple of days. The form of the preorder will appear on the website of the company on January 6 in 8am Pacific Time (19:00 Moscow time).

The company tempts potential buyers of points for virtuality not only these points, but also Lucky’s Tale toys (an animation arcade) going complete with them and EVE: Valkyrie – a space shooter game which action happens in EVE Online Universe.

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To us there are future professions

1 year, 7 months ago
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The future in which robotechnologies will become usual part of our life, already nearby. Very soon we will go by smart cars on roads of the smart cities, to have a rest in the VR worlds and to equip the life in smart dwellings with roofs on which vegetables and fruit will be grown up. There was a need for development of new professions. Such specialties as the builder of smart roads or the designer of the smart environment which was created by software solutions monitored a road condition and gave to the driver signals, for certain would be demanded. Whom recruitment agencies in the future will begin to hunt and what can be trained already now? 

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Developers of an implant capable to return functionality to the paralyzed extremities received $16 million

1 year, 7 months ago


The national scientific fund (National Science Foundation) provided to the Center of sensomotorny neural engineering (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) at University of Washington a grant of $16 million in size. Financing is provided to design team of the latest technology allowing to recover functionality of the paralyzed extremities.

The technology allows to solve a problem of injuries of a spinal cord when the electric signal to extremities is not transmitted as integrity of the carrying-out fabric is broken. According to the scientists who are engaged in development of new technology, their implant is the bridge transmitting signals from the sender (brain) to the receiver (extremity).

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