Posts published on: May 2021

A robot that builds the walls of a house in one day

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 6, 2021

A robot that builds the walls of a house in one day

This robot, called Hadrian X, is an invention of the Australian company Fast Brick Robotics (FBR) They created the first prototype in 2005. After a time of doubts and issues, Hadrian X's precursor arrived. Its name was Hadrian 105 and, in 2016, it built the first block structure from a 3D CAD model. In 2017, a contract with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to build 50,000 houses was the definitive push for this project. And in 2018, this robot was already a reality…

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A tetraplegic capable of writing with his mind with brain chips

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 12, 2021

A tetraplegic capable of writing with his mind with brain chips

The typing speed of a spinal cord injured was close to that of other people typing on their mobile. Sensors in the brain of a tetraplegic have captured neural activity while imagining that he was writing and have converted it, letter by letter, into text. This brain-computer interface (BCI) has achieved a writing speed close to that of anybody while typing on a mobile phone…

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Algae, a new form of ecological construction

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 26, 2021

Algae, a new form of ecological construction

Currently, algae are being used to feed livestock, produce textiles and biofuel. These plant organisms are also now being used in construction as an environmentally responsible solution…

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German scientists find cause and solution to AstraZeneca and Janssen thrombi

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on May 28, 2021

German scientists find cause and solution to AstraZeneca and Janssen thrombi

As of today, the United Kingdom has registered 309 cases of thrombi among the 33 million people who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine. In Europe, the figure is 142 among the 16 million who have received the drug from Oxford and Janssen. A group of German scientists claims to have discovered the cause of thrombi caused by these vaccines…

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