Archive for Innovation

The First House Built Using a 3D Printer

Who would have thought, 3D printers are not only applicable to small things. But it can also be used for large construction such as making a home.

The first house was made by a 3D printer is an innovation of the company Apis Cor. They make a 3D printer on-side only needs to be installed in the middle of the “prospective home”. So the cost can be reduced, and the time to set up the printer can be fast. Yes, it only takes one hour for the installation and the house is ready to be built!

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Change Mobile Phone Being PC, Microsoft Want to Do It

Smartphones are very practical in use, it is small and simple, making it easy to carry anywhere. Microsoft wants to change the mobile device (smartphone or tablet) become like a real PC, which lets you work wherever you are. The new handheld device that would later be able to run Windows software, have a cellular connection, and power-saving.

At WinHEC hardware conference event held in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft announced the Windows operating system will be able to run on devices that use ARM architecture. Microsoft and Qualcomm (for ARM chipset suppliers) have agreed to work together to make the air-Qualcomm chipset can run Windows OS. The first device will start shipping in 2017. This step was taken because Microsoft saw high demand for connected PC more power efficient. Microsoft even mention the type of device and the term “cellular PC”. Read more

Jia Jia, Beautiful Robot from China

Jia Jia

Experts always innovating technology to create sophisticated robots that can help ease the life of man. Experts continue to develop robot technology, an early form of very rigid and sturdy robot, the robot can now increasingly resemble humans.

Robotics engineer team from the University of Science and Technology of China made a robot that just like humans, the robot named Jia Jia. The robot appeared and attracted attention in a prominent event in Shanghai, China. His appearance was beautiful, charming, and adept at speaking. Jia Jia also can catapult praise to others. Many people think that this robot is a man because he looks as if exhale. Read more

Prediction Technology in 2017

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2016 has passed, we now face in 2017. Although the years have changed the development of technology never stops, continues to grow not know the time. The technology is known to be very dynamic and full of innovation.

A number of technologies managed to record achievement in 2016, either hardware, software, or ecosystems. In 2017, it was also confirmed to be present a number of the latest technology. What technology is predicted to be the trend in 2017, the following predictions:

1. Integration of Digital and Physical
Mobile devices now can not be separated from everyday life. Now, smartphones and various applications have become the access to all the needs of its users. One that is quite noticeable is the field of e-Commerce. With the number of smartphone users now rely on their daily needs through the digital system, integration between physical and digital services will be increasingly visible in 2017.

Some online companies, are also likely to provide more physical products, so as to offer a better experience. A similar move was also made by a number of conventional company began to present itself as a digital (online presence). Read more

Data Storage Technology Using Crystals

Data Storage Technology Using Crystals

Do you remember the movie Superman who was chatting with his father using holographic projections that data is stored in a crystal prism? Turns data storage technology uses the crystal Superman is no longer just a fantasy. A group of scientists from the University of Southampton have made a big step in the world of data storage that can last for a period of up to billions of years. By using nano-glass structure, the researchers managed to develop the process of recording and retrieval of data through technology 5-dimensional digital data femtosecond laser.

Nano-crystal technology used in ‘flash’, making him capable of storing up to 360 terabytes of data! Thermal endurance is able to reach 1000 ° C, and even durability to survive until the time is almost unlimited if stored at room temperature (13.8 billion years at a temperature of 190 ° C). With great technology that makes us into a new era in data storage. With the great ability, storage using these crystals would be very suitable for use by agencies with large data storage requirements for long periods of time such as the National Archives, libraries, museums, or also other major companies are similar.

One of the world’s most important documents that have been stored in the disk, these crystals is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This document recorded using ultra-fast laser, produces short light pulse intensity and super fast. The document is written on three sheets of separate nano crystal structure thickness of 5 micrometers. This technology stores data through a five-dimensional (5D) parameters including height, length, width, orientation, and position of the light pulse is recorded in the nano-crystals. Read more

First International Airport in the World Uses Solar Panels

First International Airport in the World Uses Solar Panels

Awareness of environmentally friendly energy use today is increasingly flourishing. Accompanied with the low price of renewable energy sources such as solar panels one of which also contribute to the renewable energy campaign. Example one concrete step movement use of renewable energy sources conducted by Cochin International Airport in southern India. Seventh busiest airport in India was crowned as the first international airport which is 100% of its electricity needs met by solar panels.

To meet the electricity needs of the airport, the airport management pointed to a German company, Bosch, to build a solar power plant on vacant land measuring 45 acres located near the international cargo terminal of the airport. With a total of approximately 10,000 solar panels are used, this self-contained power plant capable of supplying 48,000 to 50,000 kilowatts of electricity to meet the electricity needs of the airport each day. Even the amount of energy is still surplus and still able to support the needs of the electricity network in the area around the airport.

Construction of solar power plants this independent cost US $ 9.3 million, equivalent to 121 billion rupiah. With the cost of the airport management hoped would never buy electricity from its India up to six years into the future. In addition, the solar power plants contributed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions of 300,000 metric tons of coal-fired power plants of up to twenty-five years into the future.

Nuclear Reactor Made From Water

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The good news for the provision of alternative energy sources in the world. Fusion energy is likely to be soon used in small-scale power generation. Fusion energy used is generated from a variety of chemical reactions involving water. This means that humans will get one more environmentally friendly energy sources and cheap. A study conducted at the University of Gothenburg is trying to produce generator-powered heaters and electric generator energy of nuclear fusion which involves water as basic materials.

Nuclear fusion energy is the energy that results from the union of two nuclei to form a larger nucleus. The unification of the two nuclei into one atomic nucleus releases a huge amount of energy called nuclear fusion energy. For those of you that had not been aware of the existence of nuclear fusion energy in the universe, the stars in the sky caused by the release of energy from nuclear fusion “star body”. Hydrogen bomb explosions also occurred due to the release of nuclear fusion energy. We know that the hydrogen bomb is one of the most powerful bomb ever made by man. This indicates that nuclear fusion energy has enormous power.

Research new types of nuclear fusion process is capable of producing nuclear fusion energy free neutron, and also capable of producing heavy electrons (muons) because this energy is produced from nuclear reactions taking place in the ultra-dense hydrogen atom (ultra-dense heavy hydrogen).

As described above, the heavy hydrogen is found in abundance in the water, both rivers and oceans. Heavy hydrogen can be extracted without the process is too complicated. For large-scale reactors may be required handling radioactive heavy hydrogen (tritium), but for small-scale reactors it is less needed. Process-based nuclear fusion of deuterium is also capable of producing very large electric energy in a short time. Reminded once again, this fusion process does not produce neutrons that are harmful to living organisms and can produce muons, heavy electrons, which have a rapid onset and can be instantly transformed into ordinary electron. This means that heavy electrons produced will soon re-cycle itself into ordinary electrons and does not produce a new particle that may be harmful to the environment. The most important thing is not a large-scale reactor is needed to facilitate this process of nuclear fusion.

Solar Panel Technology Revolution

Solar Panel Technology Revolution

A revolution in technology alternative back unsolved. A group of mechanical and Australian scientists who are members of the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium has announced that they will soon be marketing a new technology in producing solar panels. The technology they create does not require a complicated way to produce solar panels, all they need is a printer! Yes, a printing machine that will quickly and cheaply can print solar panels onto the surface of any object, especially plastic! Naturally this innovation will decisively, sooner or later, push down the price of conventional solar panels are quite expensive because the manufacturing process is more complicated.

That this new technology can easily print solar panels directly on the sheet of plastic or other material. In fact, it can also be printed directly onto electronic equipment sorts of laptops and smartphones, so they get a renewable energy source at any time.

Print it out on a plastic sheet is approximately equal to the process of printing banknotes. Connect it with other electronic equipment as well as easy as installing the battery. It’s very cheap! The interface is also quite different from the conventional silicon solar panels. More detailed printout solar panels that will appear transparent, thus making it very suitable to be applied to building homes and buildings.

The next task is to improve the efficiency of the panel. We should be able to create a ‘printing ink’ which is able to absorb more solar energy. We are sure to be able to do in the next few years.

Working Principle of Pressure Regulating Valve

Working Principle of Pressure Regulating Valve

Pressure Regulating Valve or commonly abbreviated to PRV is a component of hydraulic or pneumatic system that serves to adjust the fluid pressure of the high pressure system resources (such as pumps, compressors, or reservoir) to the low-pressure system. PRV is always in charge of maintaining fluid pressure value is lower than its supply pressure, therefore the pressure of the fluid before passing the PRV will always be greater than the pressure after passing through PRV. It can be said PRV serves to lower fluid pressure so that it meets system requirements specification, or also for the security and safety of use.

Broadly speaking there are two types of PRV when seen from operational systems, namely single stage and two-stage pressure regulator. The above picture illustrates a PRV system with only a single stage pressure regulator. The image appears on several major components such PRV inlet and outlet pressure gauge, diaphragm membrane, spring, poppet valve, as well as a lever to adjust the set point PRV working pressure. Pressure gauge serves as a good appointment fluid pressure value on the source side and the output side pressure of the PRV. Diaphragm function is to create a flexible working space in the PRV capable of changing volume. Two springs on the PRV system serves to generate pressure equilibrium, while Poppet valve serves to open and close the fluid flow.

The most fundamental difference of PRV with a two-stage pressure regulator as compared to the previous system is the two-stage system was used spring and diaphragm membrane that is more to create an equilibrium in the PRV chamber (chamber). At the time of the fluid pressure in the outlet room to fall, then spring 1 will suppress the diaphragm and poppet valve 1 so that a higher pressure fluid in the chamber will go into the outlet chamber. When the fluid pressure chamber drops because they have got into the room outlet, then the same process occurs in the spring 4 which will encourage the poppet valve 2 so that a higher pressure fluid went into the chamber. When the fluid pressure outlet is in conformity with the pressure set point was, the spring system will form an equilibrium so that both poppet valve will be fully closed.

SpaceX Red Dragon

SpaceX Red Dragon

SpaceX, a private company engaged in the assembly of the spacecraft is planning to send a spacecraft named Red Dragon to Mars in early 2018. The company owned by Elon Musk has said openly will carry out further Mars exploration involving humans and no longer using robots someday. Although it has been stated that the company did not specify how many spacecraft that will be sent to Mars associated with this mission.

The spacecraft will be flown in from SpaceX to Mars, using the booster rocket Falcon Heavy. Falcon Heavy rocket is a newer version than the previous version of the Falcon 9 rocket that will first be tested for a launch capsule heading to Mars with no humans involved in it. When launching the capsule with heavy payloads landed well on Mars, then SpaceX will launch involving humans in it. In addition, if SpaceX is able to do that, then SpaceX was the first private airlines were able to land a spacecraft on another planet. The aircraft also will be used as a residence by the astronauts who went to Mars. SpaceX company also said that the Red Dragon is a spacecraft weighing 6,000 kg before sliding out of the earth. Then when it is outside the Earth’s atmosphere, some parts like a rocket booster will be released from the main spacecraft. Then one by one the other parts that are not needed will be released until finally landing on Mars successfully done so only in the form of capsules. At the time of landing is successful, the capsule has a weight of 3000 kg.

The landing propulsion machinery is a machine that allows landings efficiently to deliver cargo in bulk to the surface of Mars. This is one way that NASA still does not know how to do it. If not using the engine driving the landing capsule is definitely potentially suffered severe damage. It is caused by a very different atmosphere between the Earth possessed with Mars. The atmosphere on Earth thicker, thus allowing the capsule to be crash landed more slowly. Mars has only a much thinner atmosphere than Earth, so that the capsule would have the potential to experience a violent collision with the surface of Mars. To prevent conflicts, the driving engine landings can be controlled very necessary. Read more

Screen Mobile Phone with Your Skin Worlds Thinnest

Screen Mobile Phone with Your Skin Worlds Thinnest

In the future all electronic equipment will be designed to be thinner and thinner. There are even some electronics to be designed to be more flexible. The researchers made that all possible. The researchers have managed to create a display that is named Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED).This display is very thin, flexible, and has a protective layer, thus enabling creation of electronic skin (e-skin) to detect the blood oxygen level, heart rate sensors e-skin for athletes and other applications.

OLED invention is intended to integrate electronic devices with a human body to increase or restore the function of the body, so in other words to be used as a biomedical application. The integration of electronic devices with a human body it is becoming a trend researchers around the world.In particular, the electronics that can be used must be thin and flexible to minimize the impact where they attach to the body. However, most of the devices developed so far require millimeter thickness and made of materials such as glass or plastic substrate with limited flexibility. Meanwhile, usually organic devices with micrometer-scale thin flexible yet stable enough to survive in the open air.

This research could also be directed towards the manufacture of mobile phones too. The advent of mobile phones have changed the way we communicate.While this communication tool designed to get smaller and smaller over time. But sometimes that is not practical is that device shall we take to use it. Would not it be more practical to use the device at all times attached to the body and can even show emotion or level of stress or anxiety us. Besides not having to carry the device at all times, at some point it might be to improve the way we interact with the people around us.

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Technology Development of Biological Pacemaker

Technology Development of Biological Pacemaker

The pacemaker is one of the emergency safety equipment. While this tool is very reliable for any emergency medical condition but this tool does have some limitations, including the failure of its parts and the risk of infection by viruses that come from the patient’sbody. Pacemakers must also undergo regular checking process and must be replaced periodically.Based on the background of this issue, a group of scientists trying to create a biological pacemaker that is expected to replace the electronic pacemaker role in the future.

One of the researchers, the biological pacemaker consists of electrically active cells that can be functionally integrated with the heart and give a naturalheart rate without requiring the presence of foreigners in the heart of the hardware.Theoretically, the approach to create a biological pacemaker is to transform stem cells into a special pacemaker commonly found in the sinoatrial node of the heart.Cells specialized pacemaker successfully created will then be transplanted into the patient’s heart to restore a normal heartbeat function. Another approach that can be used is by changing other cells in the heart, such as cells in the fibroblasts (connective tissue of the heart) and turn them into pacemaker cells.

So far the research is still tested on animals but has not really produced anything considered to be applied in human clinical therapy. Researchers still need to understand the mechanisms of control and maintenance of pacemaker cells that have been produced.In addition, the researchers found it necessary to develop a method of cell transplantation pacemaker in certain parts of the heart. Biological pacemaker should really be prepared in such a way with the higheststandards. Due to the failure of the pacemaker even for a moment can be very harmful to the patient’s life.

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