Alexa tells a 10-year-old girl to touch live plug with penny

    When a 10-year-old asked Alexa for a “challenge to do”, Alexa challenged her to touch a penny coin to the prongs of a half-inserted live plug. Amazon has since updated its Alexa voice assistant  the error as soon as the company became aware of it. The girl’s mother, Kristin Livadhi, described the incident…

Oxford Nanopore shares surge

Oxford Nanopore shares closed almost eight per cent higher yesterday after the recently listed  University spinout upped the 2022 and 2023 sales forecast for its life sciences unit bolstered by multi-million dollar long tern contract win in the UAE. The Genomics group forecast revenue for the core unit will hit between £170m and £190m in…

Accelerated tech innovations and its future shocks

We are in the Exponential Age between the faster computers, better software and bigger data, amid accelerating climate change, a deadly pandemic and unravelling global supply chains are critical. Ours is the first era in human history in which technology is constantly accelerating without breaks empowered by our compulsion to innovate. Azeem Azhar, writer, a…

Space X: Amateur astronauts launch on Inspiration 4 mission

  Mr Issacman ( foreground) yelled “punch it SpaceX” before the launch. Four amateur astronauts have blasted off from Florida on their private mission to orbit. The Inspiration4 crew , comprising of on billionaire and three ordinary citizens rode out of the Kennedy Space Centre in a Dragon capsule provided by Space Z rocket company.…

Unique technology for electric car motor

In 2017, an offspring from Newcastle University, Advanced Electric Machines (AEM) has developed pioneering electic car motors that do not rely on expensive rare magnets is preparing to raise $25m  and is seeking £30m over the next few months to boost UK production capacity. AEM claims to have cracked a problem with “ switched reluctance…

Space X’s Starship rocket blows up after landing

Elon Musk’s SpaceX  Serial Number 10 (SN10)  50m-tall has managed to land one of its Starship prototypes at the end of a high-altitude test flight, in Boca Chica, Texas, but fire developed around its base and eight minutes later SN10 blew itself apart on the landing pad. Elon Musk says the new Starship will do…

NASA Mars Landing video

NASA has released a stunning video of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars, with seven cameras dedicated to recording the landing. The Imagery represents vital feedback for engineers as they look to improve still further the technologies used to put probes on the surface of the Red planet. https://youtu.be/HS1CWAkbRu0

Zebrafish experiments

In Kerala, India, Thiruvananthapuram medical college has started experiments using Zebrafish for medical researches, which was initiated to avoid the use of rats and rabbits. Normally, the cause of diseases, functions, and side effects of medicines are experimented on on rats and rabbits in the anatomy wing, taking up to 6 months to complete, while…

Power to Optimise our DNA

Walter Isaacson’s famous biographer of Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Ben Franklin discusses the life, career, and ethical implications of scientist Jennifer Doudna, cocreator or CRISPR and the 2020 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. New technology has the power to optimise our DNA, transform medicine, and allow us to cure…

Perseverance lands on Mars

Perseverance rover lands on Mars and sends new images of Mars  released  by NASA.   NASA’ Perseverance rover two meters above the surface of Mars as it gave more details of the mission. The US S4ace agency’s robot successfully landed on Mars just before  1pm local time on Thursday.e