MACHINE WILL BREW BEER

Seattle-based PicoBrew has successfully used a series of startups to bring several brewing units to the market, and now it’s time for another machine.

It is called Pico U, where “U” means versatility and indicates the ability of the device to brew a wide range of beverages in addition to the base beer.

Pico U continues a series of compact brewing machines and can cook craft beer with minimal human intervention. Already filtered, the working volume of 5 liters.

MONOBLOCK WITH TOUCH SCREEN

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The Shuttle XPC All-in-One P20U is a pretty interesting 2-in-1 desktop computer with a 11.6-inch screen (29.5 cm) and an Intel generation Kaby Lake processor.

The display resolution is only 1366 × 768 pixels, but it is touch-sensitive. To output images to an external monitor has an HDMI port.

The dual-core Intel Celeron 3865U processor with a frequency of 1.8 GHz works with an integrated graphics accelerator Intel HD Graphics 610. The amount of DDR4-2133 RAM can reach 32 GB.

A 2.5-inch drive with SATA 3.0 interface or SSD M.2 NVMe can be used to store data in the all-in-one box. Other equipment includes a webcam, a microphone and a speaker, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless modules, six USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, and a gigabit network controller.

The physical dimensions of the device are 299 × 271 × 50 mm, and its price is 310 euros when buying a candy bar without RAM and drives.

VR GLASSES AND AN EXOCOSTUIT FOR DRONE CONTROL

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Many dreamed of driving a flying drone, just moving body parts like a bird.

Now this opportunity has appeared thanks to the developers from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, who presented the FlyJacket system, which includes an exosuit with a virtual reality helmet. All this allows you to control the movement of the drone.

Movement of the user and the drone are synchronized. A person can spread his arms to the sides, after which he can tilt his torso in any direction. The drone will react accordingly.

Currently, the system supports only devices equipped with fixed wings. There are sensors in the exosuit that track movements and devices that support human hands so that they are not tired.

OCEAN CLEANUP

The system of garbage collection in the ocean Ocean Cleanup is currently undergoing final tests in real conditions. And absolutely soon it will begin to work fully, utilitarian offline.

This is somewhat confusing for engineers who are engaged in the further development of the project, so much so that they are faced with the task of teaching this extraordinary robot to orient in the ocean in search of garbage.

In the current version, the Ocean Cleanup waste bin is very simple and the tasks are put in front of it the simplest, but in the future, everything will change. There will be times when the largest and dense centers of garbage will be removed, and the newly-made robots will have to scour around the ocean in search of small clusters.

The problem of finding them rose up to researchers in absolute growth a few years ago, at the stage of measuring the size and position of the Great Pacific garbage patch.