Hello again! Today is Sunday, the time of the release of the author’s digest with the news of the week not told on the Treshbox. Rummaging through the vastness of the World Wide Web, I found several interesting topics. I ask for a cut!
Shrimp Shell Solar Panels
Researchers at the University of Queen Mary (in London) have successfully conducted experiments on the creation of solar electric current generators built on shrimp chitin. After all, chitosan is much cheaper than ruthenium, from which the solar cell nanostructure is currently produced. To get a “shrimp” solar battery, you just need to have a shrimp shell and zinc oxide with carbon quantum dots. Imagine how the energy of the sun can develop if you use cheap shrimp scales, which usually fall into the trash. Scientists already see smartphones covered with such solar panels; smart watch; window frames and the like.
New face recognition system developed
Back in 2001, the Jones face recognition algorithm was created, which involved the search for the light line (nose) and dark (eyes). But, as we understand it, this technology is not perfect. And so, Farfad’s team approached this matter in a new way. Their program studied the structure of a person’s face in a wide variety of ways. As a result, the system has become able to detect a face that is partially hidden, turned upside down, in profile, etc. Agree, is it convenient? The developers hope that their program will be popular in security services, police, military technology and historical archives.
Tomatan - a robot feeding tomatoes
The Japanese vegetable juice corporation has released a very original robot. Tomatan is able to feed any person with tomatoes while walking or running. The device is mounted on the back like a normal backpack, from which tomatoes come directly into the user's mouth. What is it for? Firstly, to advertise Kagome's juices and tomato ketchup, which will place the robot on one runner in Tokyo. Secondly, this idea is very useful for runners (the same race in Tokyo). The fact is that tomatoes help fight fatigue. The device weighs about 8 kg (plus tomatoes). But in a real race, a mini version, lightened to 3 kg, will take part. It is interesting to see how the athlete will run with such a load.
That's all for today. I would like to ask everyone for forgiveness and wish good luck!