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Engineers Design Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Engineers Design Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Economical UAV Design of Drones

When natural calamity may take place, it often disturbs the smooth functioning of phone and internet services over the affected locations. Drones tend to provide assistance in situation like these. Autonomous aircraft tends to provide some sort of assistance to these areas by means of providing communications payload offering short-term telecommunication coverage to those in need.

But these types of unpiloted aerial vehicles – Drones tend to be expensive and could be useful in the air for a couple of days as in the case with most of the autonomous surveillance vehicles run by the U.S. Air Force.  Provision of sufficient and insistent reporting would need a relay of numerous aircraft landing as well as refuelling all the time.

Moreover operational cost of thousands of dollars per hour for each vehicle would also be essential. But now a team of MIT engineers have developed a much economical drones design which tends to hover for longer period of time in providing a wide range of communication assistance.   The researchers have planned, constructed and verified a drones alike to a thin glider with a 24-foot wingspan which can carry 10 to 20 pounds of communication equipment flying at an altitude of 15,000 feet.

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Drones Controlled by 5-Horsepower Gasoline Engine

With just under 150 pounds in weight, the vehicle is controlled by a 5-horsepower gasoline engine which according to the researchers has the potential of keeping itself aloft for over five days which is longer than any gasoline-powered autonomous aircrafts, remaining in flight. Its results will be presented by the team at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Conference in Denver, Colorado.

The team is headed by R. John Hansman, the T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and Warren Hoburg, the Boeing Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Hansman together with Hoburg are the co-instructors for Beaver Works project for MIT, student research collaboration between MIT and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

As a part of a Beaver Works capstone project, they had worked with MIT students in designing a long-duration Drones, usually a two-or three semester course enabling MIT students to design a vehicle meeting definite mission specification and to build and test their design.

The U.S. Air Force, in the spring of 2016 had approached the Beaver Works collaboration with the intention of designing a long-duration drones powered by solar energy.  At that point of time it was assumed that an aircraft fuelling by the sun would probably remain in flight indefinitely.

Solar-Powered High Altitude Aircraft – Continuous Internet Access Rural/Remote

Others comprising of Google had experimented this concept, designing solar-powered, high altitude aircraft in delivering continuous internet access to rural as well as remote areas of Africa.  However when the team had reconsidered the idea and had analysed the issue from various engineering point of view, they realised that solar power for long-duration emergency reply was not the solution.

A solar drones vehicle would probably be operational during summer but in winter, especially if one is far away from the equator and the nights seem longer with not much sunlight during the day, it would be difficult.  Then the issue of being loaded with more batteries would come up which would give rise to additional weight and make the plane bigger.

Hansman informed that for the mission of disaster relief this would only be a solution to disaster which tend to take place in summer at low latitude.  After showing the problem utilising GPkit which is a software tool created by Hoburg enabling engineers in determining the optimal design decisions or dimensions for a vehicle with certain constraints or mission need, the researcher arrived at their conclusions.

Technique of Hoburg Drones

This system is not exceptional among preliminary aircraft design tools but different from these tools, that take into consideration the various constraints, the technique of Hoburg enables the team to consider about 200 constraints as well as physical models at the same time and fits them together in creating an ideal aircraft design. Hansman commented saying that this gives us all the information needed to draw up the airplane.

Moreover it also states that for every one of these hundreds of parameters, if one of them is changed, how much would that influence the performance of the drone plane? If one changes the engine a little, it will make a great difference and if the wingspan is changed, would it display an effect? After defining through their software valuations that a solar-powered drones would not be practical for at least long duration usage in any area of the world, the team implemented the same modelling for a gasoline powered aircraft.

Eventually they came up with a design which had been expected to remain in flight for longer than five days at an altitude of 15,000 feet in up to 94th percentile winds at any latitude.  A prototype UAV was built by the team in the fall of 2016 after the dimensions determined by the students utilising the software tool of Hoburg.

Special Contemplations

In order to maintain the vehicle lightweight, they utilised materials like carbon fibre for the wings and fuselage.  Kevlar was used for the tail and nosecone which accommodates the payload. The UAV had been designed by the researchers to be taken apart easily and stored in a FedEx box which could be shipped to any disaster area and reassembled rapidly.

In spring the prototype was refined and a launch system was developed by the students, in the fashion of a simple metal frame to fit on a classic car roof rack. The UAV is placed atop the frame as a driver fast-tracked the launch vehicle up to rotation speed, the optimal take-off speed of the drone. At that point of time, the remote pilot tends to angle the UAV headed for the sky mechanically releasing a clasp and permitting the drones to launch.

The UAV took off effectively in its preliminary tests and landed safely. According to Hoburg there are special contemplations which need to be made for testing the vehicle over numerous days like having sufficient people in monitoring the aircraft over a long period of time. Hoburg had stated that there are few aspects to flying for five straight days and that they are quite confident that they have the right fuel burn rate and right engine where they could fly it for five days.

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Using Radar Technology to Increase Wind Turbine Efficiency

Using Radar Technology to Increase Wind Turbine Efficiency

Ground-Breaking Radar technology Scanner

The segment of wind energy in electricity blend is gradually progressing around the world and is accompanied by an increasing need for efficiency together with high quality wind turbine with – Made in Germany seal.  The centrepiece of wind turbine is the rotor blades with their production and maintenance in consideration to rigorous testing procedures.

Due to the Radar technology, their ground-breaking radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, flaws in material composition of wind turbine blades can be identified now with better accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view wherein the cost in production and operation is saved. Wind power has now turned out to be a vital part of a globally friendly power supply.

 

About 50 gigawatts equal to 12% of the overall power in Germany is being generated by more than 28,000 wind turbines with an ascending tendency. The global wind power capacity, as per Global Wind Energy Council, will quadruple to 2,110 gigawatts towards 2030 creating 20% of the global electricity supply.  Hence it is more significant for this market growth that wind turbines tend to be adequately efficient, more reliable as well as more durable.

Weak Points of – Unplanned Operation/Maintenance

Weak points in blade production for instance according to industry experts could result in unplanned extra operation and maintenance cost resulting in many hundred thousand euros for the complete service life of the turbine. In order to upsurge the efficiency as well as the reliability of wind turbines, Fraunhofer IAF invented a material scanner to check the quality of rotor blades.  Utilising Radar Technology, flaws in the material composition of the wind turbine blades could be detected in even greater detail.

 

The rotors being the central component of all wind turbines are usually equipped with three blades wherein they convert wind into rotational energy and then into electricity.  Similar to the wings on an aircraft, the blades are said to be subjected to massive external loads and hence needs to be designed to be tremendously tough.

 

The blades of the modern wind turbine are said to be constructed from glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics – GFRP/CFRP, in order that they can absorb elastically the wind energy from strong blast of air without breaking. For an individual blade, around 100 sheets of glass fibre webbing is covered over each other, shaped and thereafter glued together with epoxy resin.  At this stage of production, quality control is needed.

Dedicated Software of Radar Technology

According to Dr Axel Hulsmann, coordinator of radar project and group manager of sensor systems at the Fraunhofer IAF, the problem is in layering the glass fibre sheets flat before they are glued which is without developing undulations and folds as well as avoiding the formation of lumps of rein or segments of laminate that does not set while applying the epoxy.

These types of flaws together with delamination or fractures could be detected on a large-scale utilising infrared thermography.  Hulsmann has mentioned that their material scanner allows defects to be identified with greater precision with the possibility of depth resolution with radar technology also in places where ultrasound system tends to fail. At the central of the material scanner it tends to be a high frequency radar that seems to operate in the W band between 85 and 100 GHz with a very few watts of transmitting power.

Dedicated software is then utilised in processing the transmitter and receiver signals, visualizing the measurement effects.   Hulsmann notes that this enables them to generate a cross-sectional view of the blade, wherein defects can be noticed in the millimetre range making their material scanner considerable more accurate than conventional methods.

Indium Gallium Arsenide Semiconductor Technology

The radar segment depends on indium gallium arsenide semiconductor technology and is very light as well as compact due to its monolithically integrated construction wherein various components together with functions are integrated in an individual chip.

It measures 42 x 28 x 79 mm and is approximate the size of a pack of cigarettes weighing just 160 grams. Moreover it tends to have lower power consumption for around 5 watts and is fixed with an integrated microcontroller that is said to emit measurement signals through an internet boundary.  With further developments the frequency range of the module will extend to 260 GHz in the so-called H band.

This will tend to multiply the bandwidth of the radar module from 15 GHz to more than 60 GHz.  Though the resolution of the rotor blade cross-section tends to be very high already their focus is to enhance it still further according to Hulsmann. In the near future, beside the usage in the production of rotor blades, the Fraunhofer IAF material scanner could also have a role in maintenance wherein it could be utilised in classifying flaws like those resulted through the impact of bird.

Water/Gel – Coupling Agent of Radar Technology

The routine testing of the rotor blades presently is mostly performed by hand where an expert tends to knock on the blade with a hammer and knows from the tone whether there are any faults in that section.  A mechanical resolution, supplemented by radar technology could greatly reduce the downtime of wind turbines thus saving costs according to Hulsmann.

This is mostly correct for the manual maintenance of offshore wind turbine which needs to be reached by boat and on some occasions on rough seas which is time consuming procedure. Other testing technologies like ultrasound solutions tend to be very difficult to integrate into maintenance process.

Water or gel needs to be used as a coupling agent since every air pocket between the sensor as well as measured part stifles the ultrasound signal to a considerable extent.  While this involves definite side effects, however it is possible while checking for defects at the time of rotor blade production.  On application of water or gel to wind turbine blades that are 100 meters in the air tends to be very complex.

Since it permits for non-contact remote sensing, radar is said to be the optimal solution in this case as per Hulsmann. Contribution from Fraunhofer IAF for radar scanner could contribute to the enhancement of innovative material inspection in the other industries also, for instance in the aircraft industry. In innovative aircraft, the wings in particular of Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus A 350 are built mainly out of lightweight composite material.  Hullsmann has commented that in the aircraft industry, as in the case of plastics industry, a precise and rapid defect test at the time of production as well as maintenance tends to save costs, preventing damage due to material fatigue.

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Physicists Created Antiferro Magnet to Figuring Out SuperConductors

Physicists Created Antiferro magnet That  Help to Figuring out superconductors

SUPERCONDUCTORS – TO MAKE OUR LIFE HASSLE FREE

This century has seen some of the greatest revolutions in terms of development and modernisation.  We are quite fortunate to live in this era and be a part of this.  There are always new updates or discoveries that catches the eye or our minds. And it becomes very difficult to turn a deaf ear to the latest updates or discoveries. Well, recently the scientists rather the physicists had created a special type of anti-Ferro magnet which may help in developing special type of materials superconductors. The discovery is indeed wonderful and will help in a great way to shape the future of the materials that are developed with passing time.

THE DISCOVERY OF SUPERCONDUCTORS

Ever since the superconductors were developed by the renowned physicists of the world, it has been a wonder for us. This help in transmitting both heat and current without any hindrance. This all takes place at a very low temperature. The researchers were under the impression to give it a thought as how to make the same kind of materials which can possess the properties of the superconductors. Well, the research never fails as the key solution has been found in none other than the antiferro magnet. The magnets have been under the inspection and research by the physicists. They have gone ahead an extra step in order to understand the materials that have been created by the special anti-ferro magnet. This has been possible due to the extreme cold gas which is composed of the lithium in the gaseous form. The report has been published on the last journal of the Nature. They have designed in such a way that the system can now be studied. It gets frozen and this is something which can’t be achieved with the help of the normal solids. It has been possible only with the help of anti-ferro magnets. These magnets have a different spin of the electrons which are different in nature than the normal pattern.

THE UNDERSTANDING

After the experiment, the researchers and the physicists have stated that the superconductors which are resistant to high temperature contain a special type of compound named – cuprates. This might be due to the pioneering of the superconductors. The superconductors have an expulsion of the magnetic flux fields and also possess a nil resistance for electric. This only happens when it gets cooled to a certain low temperature. In this case, it was negative of 160 degree Farenheit. It is very high standard for any kind of super conductors. The temperature can be utilised in various aspects like transportation and many more. The electric power can also be generated with the help of this.

 

THE FUTURE

If this comes in the future, it would be a great thing as it will shape the world in a better fashion. We all have to hold our patience in order to get hold this. The researchers and developers are working very hard to come to a conclusion. There are various approaches being taken into consideration like the system. Temperature and many more.

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Researchers Develop Extremely Sensitive Hydrogen Sensor: File Edge Technology News

Researchers Develop Extremely Sensitive Hydrogen Sensor

Hydrogen is gradually becoming a potential substitute for fossil fuels as an energy carrier. It keeps the environment clean as water vapour and heat are the only two by-products of its combustion and it can be easily produced from water using another energy source such as solar energy. But there are still a few glitches to fix before we can start exploring this new possibility. It is highly dangerous as it is not only combustible but also difficult to detect. Hydrogen easily reacts with oxygen which causes an explosion. This is the worst case scenario and apart from this, it should be ensured that minimum amount of hydrogen gets leaked into the atmosphere. It’s relatively tough to find a reliable way of detecting hydrogen gas and in order to detect even the tiniest leak, a hydrogen sensor is required. It has been discovered by researchers from TU Delft, KU Leuven and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK), that the hafnium metal is ideal for this detecting job.

Vastly Sensitive Hydrogen Sensor

It may be difficult to detect hydrogen gas, but not altogether impossible. There are optical sensors that can be used for this purpose as these are made of materials that absorb the hydrogen atoms. This process changes their reflectivity. This change can be measured and recorded, therefore providing us data about the quantity of hydrogen present at an exact place.

 

Prof. Bernard Dam from TU Delft stated that till now, pure form of the metal palladium was being used as an optical hydrogen sensor. But since the past recent years, researchers at Delft have shown that a gold-palladium alloy can also prove to be a better sensor. It has the benefit that it works at room temperature. However, it cannot detect low pressures of hydrogen.

Hydrogen Sensor Ease of Regulation

Published researches by people from TU Delft portray that hafnium has properties which helps in measuring. It has a unique property of optically measuring a lowest amount of six orders of magnitude in pressure.

 

The least amount of pressure that is measured is 10-7 atmosphere but the measurement set-up determines this. An additional advantage in using hafnium as a hydrogen sensor is that its properties alter linearly with the temperature and pressure of the material. This will make a hafnium hydrogen sensor very simple to calibrate.

 

However, hafnium is not a better hydrogen sensor than palladium-gold, when all aspects are considered. Hafnium material works the most efficiently only when at a temperature of about 120 degrees Celsius. Prof. Dam says by placing a thin layer of hafnium above an optical fibre after heating the fibre with the help of a warm-up LED, the problem of its temperature can be solved.

Hydrogen economy

A broad research into hydrogen is being conducted at Delft. Towards the end of last year, a device called the ‘Battolyser’ was revealed by Prof. Fokko Mulder, which merges electricity storage and the production of hydrogen into a single system. The Battolyser is a cost effective way of producing and storing hydrogen and makes the ‘hydrogen economy’ a little bit more achievable. The hydrogen sensor research signifies a valuable progress made in the same direction.

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Drones are Getting Smaller and Smarter

Drones are Getting Smaller and Smarter

A High-tech Version of Drones.

The DJI is back with an updated technology news of Drones incorporating top notch standards to provide the users with a new version of photography, racing, selfies and many more which you associate as the sparks of your life. These high-definition videos have come with a much compact and swifter connotation to make you go crazy with all those activities that are the ultimate teasers of you. The $499 drone is capable of shooting best quality videos and can fly at a speed of 31 miles per/hr with a size range not exceeding that of a soda can and the best part is you can control it just by waving your hands in its direction.

The innovative angle that has come up with this technology news of these drones is its size as it comes in much reduced form. There are many companies which manufactures drones and they have brought in several technologies in this sphere.

The Parrot Mambo is known for its quality start up. This category of drones is not developed for racing or for taking up long distance missions as the battery has a longevity of only eight minutes for flying and thus, you can only use it for shooting balls at people attaching it with a peashooter or ferry lightweight objects in your room by associating it with a grabbler attachment. With the help of Tynker app you fed the programming of the drone on your tablet which will enable you to teach your children facts related to coding in a much interesting way and the cost is set as per your budget i.e. $120.

Parrot is counted amongst the best manufacturers of drone and it has proved its expertise by every new technology news manufacturing a wide a variety of drones; always surprising their expectators with new form and techniques. The $700 Bebob allows its users to mingle it with goggles that will enable the drone to fly for almost 25 minutes while having the experience of watching it live with the help of its HD camera.

Another drone known as the $60 Nano Qx RTF is built only to entertain its users by providing a live experience of flying. It is a bit small in comparison to other drones, but is sturdy enough to never let you down. Nano Qx RTF is preferred by all the pilots who aim to skip through all the obstacles that they face on their run way. It is aided with a remote control that helps in preventing all the injuries and damages that come up with an inadvertent blade attacks.

JetJat Ultra is again a very small drone that resides inside a big controller when you do not intend to use it. It holds a pack of 780 cameras each carrying a width of 1.7 inches. With the help of this you can stream live videos on your smartphone or on your Mota headset and it provides a much advanced technology news in terms of turning it off, just through it in the air and it will be switched off.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Tested

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Tested

Chevrolet Colorado is way ahead in terms of design and style

If you love driving outside the city limits and engages in adventurous sports then Chevrolet Colorado is the rightly made for you. It comes loaded with the shock absorbers which were first designed for the Formula 1 race cars. A number of images are available online related to Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 which shows it flying over the sand dunes at the higher speed isn’t false at all. This pickup truck is a monster when it comes to achieving the tremendous tasks like flying over sand dunes, driving on a bumpy road or climbing over the rocks.

A serious off-roader comes into action

Colorado range from Chevrolet came into being in 2015 and since then it has helped in reviving the midsize pickup segment to a whole new level. This year Chevrolet has launched the ZR2 version of the Colorado which is specifically designed to navigate the challenges of the off road conditions with confidence and performance. It boasts of 31 inch high Goodyear DuraTrac tires, massive skid plates in the front and special shock absorbers. It works like a monster when driving in the off road conditions or threading the narrow passages along the way. Users will find the adjustable speed limiter a great aid while going down the hills.

Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado

Advanced shockers in Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet has procured the F1 race shockers from Multimatic which is a Japanese company known for making use of the dynamic suspension spool valve (DSSV) technology. The usually used shock absorbers comes with oil filed tube and there is a piston inside filled with holes to allow oil passage as well as covered with flexible discs. The Japanese technology helps in replacing the discs with the spools or sleeves which helps in giving a better stability to the vehicle during bumpy rides. Similarly Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 boasts of much sophisticated technology at work in its shock absorbers which makes driving a pleasant and memorable experience for the consumers.

How Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 came into being?

In the passenger vehicles segment since 2010 SUVs, pickups and the crossover SUV’s are getting huge popularity among the US buyers. The heightened popularity of these vehicles also rests on the gas prices which become quite cheaper in the recent times which make it easier for the buyers to opt for heavy duty but stylish vehicles. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 projects itself as a serious off roader which can deal with the turmoil and demands of the path without giving any second thoughts. It does have few competitors like Tacoma TRD and the Wrangler Rubicon but nothing compares to the might of the Colorado in latest automobile.
The latest edition of the Chevrolet Colorado 2017sarts with $21,000 with rear drive and 200 hp four cylinder gasoline engine while the fully loaded variant sells at a price of $47,000 with a 181 hp four cylinder diesel engine along with a 369 pound-feet torque. Colorado is effectively a pick-up and its fuel economy is extremely reasonable with 16 mpg for city and 17 when combined with the gas. It has a 21 gallon tank which will be great for going on some extremely long trips.

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Driverless Cars, Hypersonic Tunnels, No More Traffic Lights

Driverless Cars, Hypersonic Tunnels, No More Traffic Lights

The next revolutionary change in the transportation business will be driverless cars. The future of motility rests with these driverless cars  that will mould the way next human generation will travel. In simpler words, the vehicle will be designed in a such a way that it would not need any driver and would be efficient in detecting its surroundings and navigating without any human effort. These driverless cars, also known as robotic cars, use numerous advanced technologies to sense slight change in the surroundings like the GPS, radar, laser light etc. The techniques which are ahead on progress helps in interpretation sensory inputs to act accordingly, like identifying obstacles and pertinent signages.

The big names in the road transportation industry are accumulating their ideas and endeavour and promises to modify the future travel experiences. Tech giant Google first made the announcement of manufacturing driverless cars back in 2009. However, after miles and miles of testing in the public road, Google acknowledged its responsibility when an autonomous car hit a bus in an accident. Experts claimed that had it been driven by a human driver there would have been more risks of accidents after driving for miles and miles. These driverless cars  would be made available to the public in the next five years. This entire new concept of driverless cars technology is alluring wealthy investors like the Uber, Volvo, Google, Amazon from all over the world.

Recently Britain unveiled a robotic car known as the Robocar for fifty people involving all ultra-modern technologies. The driverless cars  did not have any space fora human driver, neither a windscreen nor a steering. It is supposed to be on race tracks for its first round of trials. This development definitely proves that what could not be thought ten years ago is turning into reality and it is expected that this massive effort would be appreciated by all.

This path breaking development does have its positive and negative aspects. Having robotic cars will reduce the traffic and accidents taking place which in turn will decrease the related costs therefore a reduction in insurance is guaranteed. Equipped with highly sensitive technology, it will elevate the mobility of the children, disabled and the poor. It has been seen that an average car takes a lot of time in parking but with this autonomous system parking is made easier. Last but not the least it will have lower consumption of fuel compared to human driven cars.

However, the acceptance of high technologies is debatable as a lot of people would need training and thorough understanding of it as it concerns a huge responsibility. The government would need to pass certain necessary rules and regulations which would take a lot time to implement. Hackers and terrorism can be regarded as deadly threats as it concerns the risk of losing private data and security. This may aid in saving time but a huge number of people would lose their jobs in the transport industry.

Nevertheless, automobiles are the symbol of power, speed and individualism and it is matter of few years that this far-reaching vision turns into actuality.

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First Bio Pay Shop Opens in South Korea

First Bio Pay Shop Opens in South Korea

The entrance to the convenience korean store was similar to the subway ticket gate! Through the technology news found here can reveal everything about this “Bio Pay” Convenience store. At the checkout counter, instead of the employee, a ‘360-degree auto-scan Bio Pay counter’ greeted guests. Pick up the item and place it on the cashier conveyor belt. No complicated calculations are necessary to take out the cards or put cash in. When the customers put the palm only on the registered palm recognizer, the calculation was completed and the receipt was spit out. This must be very much exciting technology news that you would have read recently over online, ain’t it?

Korea Seven, which operates Lotte Group convenience store, unveiled its unenrolled store ‘7-Eleven Signature’ on the 31st floor of Lotte World Tower in Songpa-gu, Seoul. There is no staff in charge at this Bio Pay store. Seven-Eleven applied Lotte Information Communication’s ‘360-degree automatic scanning cash register’ and Lotte Card’s palm authentication payment method ‘Bio Pay’ for unattended settlement.

– Introduced unmanned payment using new type bio metric recognition for the first time in the distribution industry … No one is involved for doing calculations.

In order to enter this Bio Pay store, you must register in the Lotte Card booth in front of the store. This is to prevent theft as it is an unattended Bio Pay shop with no full-time workers.

7-Eleven officials reveals the technology news of this store says that the, “The Bio Pay store is located in the office area of Lotte World Tower, so you can register.” Currently, only Lotte Card users can register their palms.

“HandPay is a kind of Bio Pay that can be paid for as part of a person’s body, and it is the first commercially available in the world,” said Lotte Card. “Bio Pay” is easier to settle than iris recognition, It is more secure than easy fingerprint recognition. ”

In the past, the price tag of the shop that had to be reprinted every time a product was changed was replaced by an electronic LED. In addition to basic information such as product name and selling price, the electronic price list is filled with NFC and QR codes, so you can find discount coupons and detailed product information through mobile apps. The cigarette is sold through ‘smart safe cigarette vending machine’. Because it can be purchased in this Bio Pay store only through adult authentication, it is possible to block the purchase of tobacco from the youth.

There is no cashier, but there are workers who fill inventory and maintain store cleanliness. 7-Eleven officials said, “Existing convenience store employees spent 64.7% of their time on simple calculations, but I expect unattended settlement stores to focus on store management and services such as store cleanliness, product ordering and display.”

– Shin Dong-Bin’s 4th Industrial Revolution Will Reflect … Starting Unmanned Shops

The Lotte World Tower 31st floor, which has the 7-Eleven signature, is located in the office area. The store is operated by office workers who have been in Lotte World Tower. An official of Seven-Eleven said, “We will pilot the Lotte employees to compensate for any problems that may arise in the future.”

As this Bio Pay store is a test store, facilities for collecting big data were prepared. The 360-degree auto-scan counter is equipped with an object recognition solution. It is an artificial intelligence that recognizes the volume of each product by itself and automatically recognizes and learns errors when products are overlapped. Smart CCTV installed at four corners of this Bio Pay store not only monitors theft and accidents, but also provides marketing information such as the residence time of customers.

The opening of the 7-Eleven Signature is said to reflect the will of Shin Dong-bin, Lotte Group chairman. Shin emphasized the importance of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and ordered distribution innovation that combines information and communication technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). As a result, Lotte put all of its competencies in group affiliates such as Lotte Card, Lotte Information & Communications as well as Korea Seven into this Bio Pay store opening.

The event was attended by representatives of Korea Seven, Kim Chang-kwon, Lotte Card, Maengdyeong Lotte Information Communication, Park Hyun-chul, Lotte World representative, Park Young-soo,

“7-Eleven Signature is a smart convenience store equipped with IT technology and systems that are appropriate for the 4th Industrial Revolution era, and I hope to make a breakthrough in the distribution industry using Bio Pay,” said Chung Seung-in, CEO of Korea Seven

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Google’s AlphaGo clinches series win over Chinese Go master

Google’s AlphaGo clinches series win over Chinese Go master

AlphaGo – Software Beats Top Player

From the Technology news from the most trusted source reveals a year after the surprisingly clear victory of an AI Alpha Go, the program is now to prove its abilities against the top runners of the unofficial World Cup. The signs already point to a victory of the AI.

AlphaGo can now showed against it whether the algorithm really is superior to the best human player. The Technology news says at the beginning of 2017, however, a first mysterious Go player had hit a series of professionals – including Lee Sedol – before DeepMind made public that it was AlphaGo. The developers obviously have a good reason to be able to expect a win in front of the public.

The decision is clear: Go-pro Lee Sedol has also lost the fifth and final game against the Google software AlphaGo. The victory of artificial intelligence marks a historic turning point.

The duel is decided, and it was exactly the other way round, as the human go champion Lee Sedol had projected as said by the trusted source of Technology news. He will win five games, Lee hoped before the tournament against the Deepmind software AlphaGo, at the very top the party man against computer 4 to 1 emanate. The result is correct, with only the opposite sign: In the fifth and last game on Tuesday, AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol again said a regular source from the Technology news. The 33-year-old Lee gave up after 280 trains on Tuesday.

AlphaGo

The fourth game was the go-genie Lee, one of the best players in the world. The gameplay of the software had astonished professionals and go-fans around the world: AlphaGo is “a man would never make,” said professional player Young Sun Yoon.

According to the trusted Technology news source, we found that the result of the tournament surprised Go’s connoisseurs, but not the protagonists of reinvigorated research in the field of artificial intelligence. The reason we came to know by the Technology news that the AlphaGo is partly based on learning neural networks. Such networks are initially fed with large amounts of data – in this case, historical Go games – and then further trained. Through the Technology news we came to know that AlphaGo has played against himself for many months, apparently developing Go tactics against which the professional Lee Sedol was powerless.

In the event of a win, Lee would have won a $ 1 million prize, and now the money goes to the Google subsidiary Deepmind – the company had already announced in advance that they would donate the money for good purposes as revealed by the latest Technology news.

The success of the tournament marks a turning point not only in terms of computer-go: the fact that learning, artificial neural networks are obviously able to come independently to solving problems that people have not come to, is likely to change many areas of life, And ways in which future scientific knowledge could be achieved.

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Behold the Luxurious BMW 8 Series Concept Car

Behold the Luxurious BMW 8 Series Concept Car

What you need to know about the BMW 8 Series

The BMW  8 Series Concept car is a perfect combination of luxury and sportiness combines with the perfect automobile technology, and gives an outlook on the new version of the new BMW 8 Series. We have all the info!

Introduction: BMW 8 Series

BMW 8 Series particularly bullish that comprises of fantabulous automobile technology. The wheel arches are strongly exposed, the exhaust pipes are reminiscent of the Lexus LC500.

BMW 8 Series _1

The taillights could come directly from the i8 and protrude at the top out of the bodywork – this should give the rear even more latitude. The new concept BMW 8 series equipped with automobile technology has comes up with the new Ducktail spoiler is quite new.

The Barcelona Gray ensures a certain elegance, looks from almost certain angles almost dull. Overall, BMW is looking for the perfect mix of luxury and sportiness. Designer Adrian van Hooydonk describes the BMW 8 Series Concept with advanced automobile technology has the three “P”: Power, Passion, Performance. It remains to be hoped that BMW will transfer as much as possible from the elegance, presence and performance of the study into the series.

Interior: Seats in the BMW  8 Series

The doors of the 8 Series Concept open gently as soon as you stroke your hand over it. Caution is advised when getting into the car: the carbon-fiber strips with the Concept BMW 8 8 Series lettering are not to be scratched. In general, this study must be treated as a raw egg. The seats with carbon ridges look like tightly screwed slat seats. However, surprise, not only drive the seats electrically in position, they are also more comfortable than imagined.

 BMW 8 Series _2

BMW relaunch the BMW 8 series! In 1989, the generation E31 came onto the market and is still considered a design icon. Just 30 years later, the luxury coupe returns. From 2018 onwards, the series version completed with amazing automobile technology will compete against the Mercedes S-Class Coupe.

The concept BMW 8 Series, presented by the Munich team, presents a very concrete outlook. BMW promises the incorporation of the fantastic automobile technology that the new BMW 8 series is to be strongly oriented on the fully-driven design study. The long-term concept shows that BMW is serious about returning to the class of luxury.

The proportions are typical BMW: In the new series greatly supported by this automobile technology has come up with the huge snout, long wheelbase, crooked silhouette and heavily exposed wheel arches. The front with the typical sharknose is dominated powerfully. They are lined with narrow headlights with laser light.

BMW 8 Series _3

The daytime running lights are hexagonal designed, as we already know from current BMW like 5s or 7s. The design concentrates on only two lines, both of which have their origin behind the air outlet. The powerful 21-inch rims fill the wheel arches well and look exactly right. Typical study are the from the full milled exterior mirror bars and the nonexistent door handles. This new series that is incorporated by this advanced automobile technology has comes up with touch screens, as used by McLaren in early MP4-12C models.

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