For every product powered by batteries — cellphones, hybrid and electric vehicles, implantable medical devices, drones, industrial equipment — there is an end user who is concerned about a battery’s longevity. Whether you are trying to find an outlet to check your emails before your cellphone dies, wondering how many miles your drone can fly before it falls from the sky, or hoping to delay the surgical procedure needed to change the battery in your implanted defibrillator, battery longevity affects us all at one time or another.
Happy Friday, folks! This week’s interesting engineering technology news articles looks at Google’s next big thing, restaurants in China that employ robotic servers and solar panel canopies that not only protect your EV, but charge it at the same time.
- Restaurant in China Employs Robotic Wait Staff and Chefs
- Accelerating Artic Ice Melt Means Billions Need to be Spent
- Turn Your Scribbles into Sculptures with 3Doodle Pen that Draws in the Air
- Solar Panel Canopy Charges and Protects your EV
- I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates