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GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – OCTOBER 2021

Pandemic-Driven Online Sales Boosts Robot Deployment

 Workers have long feared robots would take their jobs. But today, the tables have turned as logistics and delivery companies automate their businesses to tackle labour shortages.

The monotony of some jobs makes recruiting … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – SEPTEMBER 2021

High-Energy Laser Will Provide Ignition For Fusion Energy Reactors

 Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, announced the achievement of an important milestone on the road to nuclear fusion on Tuesday, August 17, a report from CNBC … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – AUGUST 2021

At A Stroke, Deep Mind Solves Human Protein Folding.

If anyone has ever doubted the massive potential of AI, the latest announcement about a process called “AlphaFold” from Britain’s Deep Mind should have removed all such doubt.

Marcelo Sousa, a … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JULY 2021

Russia Flies Prototype VTOL Aircraft

Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Research has already flown a 60-kg (132-lb) prototype of its Cyclocar VTOL aircraft, which uses a super-responsive cyclical propeller propulsion system. A full-size, long-range, six-seat Cyclocar is expected to fly in … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JUNE 2021

Morphing Computer Chip Defeats All Hackers

Engineers have designed a computer processor that thwarts hackers by randomly changing its microarchitecture every few milliseconds. Known as Morpheus, the puzzling processor has now aced its first major tests, repelling hundreds of professional … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MAY 2021

Is Hydrogen The Fuel That Will Make Long-Haul Flying Clean?

Long-haul aviation, like everything else in the human world, needs to be totally decarbonised, and in the race to zero emissions for international airliners, liquid-hydrogen powertrains look like one of … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MARCH 2021

United Airlines Orders $1 Billion Worth Of E-VOTL Aircraft

Palo Alto’s Archer Aviation might’ve been a fairly late entrant into the emerging eVTOL market, but its brute-force approach to grabbing top talent has made big waves in the industry, and … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JANUARY 2021

Shell Building Giant Wind Farm In North Sea To Produce Hydrogen

Oil giant Shell is planning the biggest wind-to-hydrogen project in Europe, a colossal 10-gigawatt offshore wind farm in the North Sea feeding a massive electrolysis plant on dry land … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – DECEMBER 2020

Station

 Boston Dynamics’ Spot is a versatile little robot. Able to pull trucks, work on oil rigs, and even herd sheep, the dog-like bot has now learned a new trick and has been helping Foster + Partners with its ongoing … Read the rest

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