February, 2017

H.264 – The Leading Video Coding Standard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Video coding format plays a quintessential role in storage and transmission of digital video content. From Blue-Ray discs, set top boxes, digital media players, personal computers to mobiles devices, the support for a video coding format is essential for storage and transmission of digital video content. The need for digitally compressing… Featured image for representational purpose only. (Featured image source: https://pixabay.com/en/digitization-monitor-mobile-phone-2007355/) *** […]

Artificial Spider Silk Could Revolutionize Clothing & Warfare Apparel

Reading Time: 3 minutes We have built supersonic missiles that fly faster than the speed of sound and travelled all the way to the moon; yet the silken threads created by tiny house spiders to catch their prey remains an astonishing marvel of nature’s engineering. As thin as it seems, a spider web can absorb large amount of energy… (Featured image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mliu92/2835308212) *** […]

Self-Flying Cars are Here to Stay

Reading Time: 6 minutes Travelling from one point to another without waging through noisy, congested roads has become a far-fetched persistent dream of city dwellers. The average hours wasted on the road worldwide is monotonically increasing with little… (The featured image (repeated above) is a collage created from images that were sourced in clockwise from top left order from https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3505/3983331817_d4e9c04ac7.jpg, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Terrafugia_–_2012_NYIAS_cropped.png, Read more […]