Qbo Meets Qbo; Robot Flirtation Commences

By Kevin LeePCWorld    Dec 30, 2011 12:06 PM

Last time we saw Qbo, it all about the little robot that could “recognize” itself in the mirror in an experiment by the Corpra scientists. As promised, in the team’s next step for their robot-consciousness experiments, they’ve brought together two Qbos that can recognize each other and have a little conversation. Read more of this post

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A beggar’s life one might vision …

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A beggar’s life one might vision as being nothing but grime and misery, but in Sri Lanka begging is more like a profession with many of the beggars being part of a cartel as research has revealed. This beggar we encountered yesterday near the Sugathadasa Stadium while holding a mug with his right hand for passersby to throw in few coins or notes is busy chatting away on his cell phone.

(Pic by Gamini Munasinghe)

University of Notre Dame Researchers Develop Solar Cell Paint

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By Kevin LeePCWorld    Dec 26, 2011 10:19 AM

Someday, adding solar power to your home could be as easy as applying a coat of paint, instead of having to install bulky and expensive solar panels to your roof. University of Notre Dame researchers figured out a way to create an inexpensive, energy generating “solar paint” they call “Sun-Believable.” (No really; that’s what it’s called!)

This latest feat in solar energy came when the scientists found a way to incorporate power-producing nanoparticles called quantum dots into a spreadable paste. The paste is mixture of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, followed by a coating of either cadmium sulfide or cadmium, along with a water-alcohol suspension. Read more of this post