#Aliens abound as Americans report record #UFO sightings 70 years after Roswell – an annotated infographic

The 1947 Roswell UFO incident took place 70 years ago this year. Initially reported as a crashed weather balloon, it was later confirmed as a military surveillance balloon, but conspiracy theories of alien spacecraft persist and reports of UFO sightings have soared in recent years – peaking in 2014 with 8,621 reports. The truth is still out there. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Aliens abound as Americans report record #UFO sightings 70 years after Roswell – an annotated infographic

India’s AMCA stealth fighter – an annotated infographic

Preliminary design of India’s proposed Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) will begin in March, with a target of flying the aircraft in 2024 and making it ready for service as early as 2030. The twin-engine stealth warplane will likely feature an upgraded version of the General Electric F414 powerplant. The AMCA is aimed at replacing much smaller ground attack jets such as the Mirage-2000, Jaguar and Mig-27. Russian technology includes Sukhoi stealth, active electronically scanned array or AESA radar and three-dimensional thrust vectoring for the AMCA’s engines. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading India’s AMCA stealth fighter – an annotated infographic

#Formula1 #F1 2017 new rules – bigger, faster, more – an annotated infographic

New rules introduced for the 2017 Formula One season will bring the biggest changes to the cars in almost two decades, with revised aerodynamics and improved grip leading to faster racing. The Formula One World Championship commences with the Australian GP in March and concludes in Abu Dhabi in November. The new rules focus on bodywork changes which increase aerodynamic grip, the downforce, and new tyres which provide greater mechanical grip. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Formula1 #F1 2017 new rules – bigger, faster, more – an annotated infographic

Africa’s Kariba Dam at risk of collapse – an annotated infographic

Work is underway to repair the Kariba Dam between Zambia and Zimbabwe, which is at risk of collapse due to eroding foundations. Many problems are facing French engineering firm Razel-Bec, which is repairing the dam. The dam was first opened in 1959 and is holding back 180 billion cubic metres of water. We’d better hope the fix holds, eh? Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Africa’s Kariba Dam at risk of collapse – an annotated infographic

#Exploding #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 battery issue – new lithium-ion non-exploding solution – an annotated infographic

Scientists have developed a lithium-ion battery that contains a fire-extinguishing element which is released if the battery overheats. This could be crucial for all manner of applications: not just exploding smartphones, but also electric vehicles. E&T news recently covered Samsung’s official explanation of why the Galaxy Note 7 batteries had a tendency to explode. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Exploding #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 battery issue – new lithium-ion non-exploding solution – an annotated infographic

How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

  More than 1.2 million people living in London are to be offered medical diagnosis using Babylon – an “artificial intelligence” (AI) app which gives patients access to a virtual health service in their pocket. Babylon’s AI doctor is just one of the powerful tools that have transformed smartphones into mobile medical clinics. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration approved 36 smartphone apps and devices. Now, smartphones are being used to perform ultrasound scans, measure heart rhythm, blood pressure and glucose levels, and execute an array of lab tests from liver and kidney function to identifying communicable diseases … Continue reading How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

#Nintendo #Switch console details revealed – an annotated infographic

Nintendo’s Switch console, the successor to the beleaguered Wii U, and its big bet on the future of video games, has been revealed in full. It is set to go on sale in the UK on 3 March for £279 and features an adaptable design allowing for greater portability than its rivals. E&T covered the Nintendo Switch news announcement in full last week. Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   Continue reading #Nintendo #Switch console details revealed – an annotated infographic