Erica, an AI-powered robot, has been cast in a $70-million science fiction movie titled “b.” The story follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created to perfect human DNA and attempts to help the artificially intelligent woman he designed, escape. This robot was created in a joint project Japanese scientists Hiroshi Ishiguro and Kohei Ogawa.
The fourth-generation (A80) Toyota Supra MK4 built upon its predecessors and wanted to classify itself as a high-performance car. It was offered with two engines: the 2JZ-GE producing 220 hp and 210 lb⋅ft of torque as well as a twin turbocharged 2JZ-GTE variant boasting 321 hp and 315 lb⋅ft of torque. One auto enthusiast from the Netherlands decided to take things to a whole new level.
Researchers from Meiji University, led by Homei Miyashita, have created the Norimaki Synthesizer. This lickable gadget uses ion electrophoresis in five different gels filled with electrolytes that supply controlled amounts of each of the five basic tastes. When activated, each one can apply an arbitrary taste to the user’s tongue, comparable to the way optical displays produce various shades from three basic colors.
University of Tokyo researchers have developed an inflatable electric bike that could change the way you travel, and it’s called Poimo (Portable and Inflatable Mobility). When not in use, it can be stored away in a backpack, but should the occasion arise, the bike can be quickly inflated with a small pump.
Unlike other toasters, BALMUDA “The Toaster” makes use of steam technology and precise temperature control to perfectly cook any kind of bread, thanks to 4 different heating modes. Plus it has an extra oven mode to boot that enables you to make other dishes such as gratin, cookies and even frozen foods as well.