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CELEBRATING NIGERIA'S RARE TALENT. A federal university of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) final year student mechanical Engineering was spotted test running an AEROPLANE prototype he built for his final year project defence. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO. #innovate #nspire #ideate

CELEBRATING NIGERIA'S RARE TALENT. A federal university of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) final year student mechanical Engineering was spotted test running an AEROPLANE prototype he built for his final year project defence. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO. #innovate #inspire #ideate

THE 3D PRINTING REVOLUTION In recent years, 3D printing has become possible thanks to 3D printers. 3D printers follow the same principle as 2D printers, but instead of printing ink on sheets of paper, the 3D printer prints objects by superimposing thin layers of materials such as plastic, clay, resin and others. From a 3D software or a 3D scanner, it is possible to model objects and then print them with the 3D printer. The printing possibilities are immense with the 3D printer, it is practically possible to print all possible forms. The only constraints are the size of the printer and the imagination of the user. The 3D printer can be used in many fields of applications such as industry, robotics, jewelery, medicine, food, fashion, armament, DIY, architecture, design, health, aeronautics and marketing. There are even 3D nano printers, such as Nanoscribe, which prints on a scale of a few microns. Based on a CAD model of a spacecraft, the 3D nano printer, Nanoscribe, prints using lasers and rotating mirrors to direct the beams in order to create a multi-layer structure by polymerization. #inspire #ideate #innovate

DiD YoU kNow?💡 Great Inventions That Changed The World🌍 Before the invention of the wheel in 3500 B.C., humans were severely limited in how much stuff we could transport over land, and how far. Apparently the wheel itself wasn't the most difficult part of "inventing the wheel." When it came time to connect a non-moving platform to that rolling cylinder, things got tricky, according to David Anthony, a professor of anthropology at Hartwick College. "The stroke of brilliance was the wheel-and-axle concept," Anthony previously told Live Science. "But then making it was also difficult." For instance, the holes at the center of the wheels and the ends of the fixed axles had to be nearly perfectly round and smooth, he said. The size of the axle was also a critical factor, as was its snugness inside the hole (not too tight, but not too loose, either). The hard work paid off, big time. Wheeled carts facilitated agriculture and commerce by enabling the transportation of goods to and from markets, as well as easing the burdens of people traveling great distances. Now, wheels are vital to our way of life, found in everything from clocks to vehicles to turbines. #inspire #ideate #innovate #create

Plastic – 1869 Developed by John Wesley Hyatt. Hyatt was an American printer and inventor. He was looking for a cheap substitute to ivory billiard balls. Hyatt combined cellulose nitrate and camphor to produce a mouldable versatile material – celluloid. Plastic has transformed the world and has become ubiquitous in packaging, homes and even clothes. It’s ubiquity is causing the world to be more concerned about the effects of plastic pollution because it doesn’t biodegrade. #inspire #ideate #create #innovate

Leonardo da Vinci Four(4) inventions that show Leonardo da Vinci was a genius way ahead of his time. #innovate #inspire #ideate

Inside the world's $1 million DRONE race. Enjoy the video!!! #innovate #inspire #ideate

A MUST WATCH!!! The most incredible human test with a Robot. #innovate #inspire #ideate

PILOLO DANCE💃🎵 Pilolo is famous Ghanaian dance step that was a big hit across the continent and globally in 2018. The creator of Pilolo, Zigi is also known for previously releasing Kupe, a famous dance challenge that took everyone by storm. From the streets of Ghana, Pilolo became a hit in New York City with Janet Jackson performing both Kupe and Pilolo at the end of her performance “Made for Now” on “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon. The name Pilolo was borrowed from a hide and seek game popular among Ghanaian kids. Zigi in an interview explained he came up with the steps in the evening while making preparations to shoot a dance video. #innovate #inspire #ideate

Ruby- The Robot Waitress🚺🍱🍸 She may resemble a character from a quirky 1980s Sci-Fi movie, but something rather special is on the menu at a new restaurant in Bur Dubai. Ruby the robotic waitress is wowing hungry customers at Drink and Spice Magics by rushing out their orders with the minimum of fuss. The glamorous employee can find your table and serve up your favourite curry, all in an instant. And whilst she can't quite flutter her eyelids at diners, she does sing happy birthday and loves telling customers to 'enjoy your meal'.💓🍱 “I want everything I do in life to be extraordinary and Ruby is no exception,” said Arif Mohammad, managing director of 4am Group, which opened the new restaurant. “Many eateries have great decor and great food — so it is a very competitive market. “When I was in India in 2016 and visited a restaurant which had a robot working in the kitchen, it gave me an idea. "I thought why not use the same technology front of house? People are very excited by her.” At Dh150,000, Mr Mohammad, a former software engineer from India, admits Ruby doesn’t come cheap. But with more than 11,500 orders in the restaurant’s first two weeks of business, the high-tech waitress could prove a very shrewd investment. Not only can she weave her way through the restaurant to diners' tables, she never asks for a pay rise or takes any days off. “Robots will be part of the future and it won’t be long before we all have a regular interaction with them in some form,” Mr Mohammad said. “Ruby's absolutely beautiful and wears traditional Indian saris. She's five-foot tall, has a lovely singing voice and never complains. She's the perfect employee.” #inspire #innovate #ideate

Hydrogen Fuelled Toy Car A new contender has stepped in to warm the hearts of kids and geeks everywhere. It's called the H2GO, and it was recently unveiled at the Nuremburg Toy Fair.The great thing about these kinds of toys is that they get beyond "the rhetoric on this issue and get kids excited about it," according to Andrew Revkin. Here's how it works: The basic energy source is a solar panel that both charges the radio-control unit and provides the electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in a little fueling station. The hydrogen fills a tiny bladder inside the car as needed. The hydrogen there generates a flow of electricity sufficient to power the car for about 5 minutes, according to Corgi International, the manufacturer. That’s shorter than the 15 minutes a typical battery-powered toy like this runs. But Corgi says the H2GO simply pops back over to the filling station for an immediate fill-up, while toys with batteries have to be recharged. #inspire #innovate #ideate

CELEBRATING GRASSROOT INNOVATIONS. A 19years old young boy from Amurie Omanze in Isu L.G.A, Imo State. His name is IZUNWA JUSTIN CHINEDU, constructed something He called G-Wagon 4 using the engine of a machine and a generator tank. Lets encourage him #innovate #inspire #ideate

Fitness giant McFit has launched a new Cyberobics ‘concept store’ in Berlin, showcasing the company’s plans to roll out health clubs where “the real and virtual world melt through complete immersion.” Called World of Cyberonics, the €10m venue is a showcase for McFit’s line of international virtual-only studios, which it is introducing across Europe. The company’s in-house design team have visualised the space, which combines contemporary architecture with futuristic design. Split across two floors with a total area of 1,400sq m, the facility is envisioned as both a gym, information point and a new tourist attraction for Berlin. The centre of the facility is one of Germany’s largest LED walls, which is higher than 2.8m and as long as 20m. On this screen, celebrities such as Hollywood star Kate Hudson and ‘trainer to the stars’ David Kirsch deliver their own workouts against backdrops such as the Valley of Fire and Malibu Beach. The concepot store's general colour scheme, predominantly grey and white, contrasts with the bright colours used in the workout videos. “The design of World of Cyberonics fuses organic and artificial angular shapes,” said McFit spokesperson Pierre Geisensetter. “The inspiration for the organic shapes actually came from the human body and the way its muscles are shaped – in round and flowing forms. Interestingly enough, if you zoom into the smallest single cells of the human body, you will find angular shapes there which are also represented in the design. "These organic shapes are complemented by artificial and technical elements “reminiscent of a spaceship ready for take-off into the future.” There are also 256 LED panels on the ceiling reacting to the content played on the wall. As old RGB monitors also use 256 colours, Geisensetter said, “the ceiling can be seen as the most basic of monitors, interacting with the most modern one, the LED wall, showing the connection between the past and the future.” The multimedia elements also extend to the gym’s entrance lift, where a panoramic show with sweeping sound and light effects introduce visitors to the Cyberobics concept. The food court is the only place where visitors can find organic and natural materials like moss and wood. This is intended to create a natural atmosphere that complements the natural and healthy meals served here. "This space is designed to redefine fitness and catapult it into the future," said Geisensetter. "We take visitors on a journey where they forget and escape their everyday life. The aim is for them to focus entirely on themselves and their workouts, and this can only function in symbiosis with good design." #innovate #ideate #inspire

FUTURISTIC FASHION Smoke Dress💨💥👗 A delicate dress covered with metallic threads, wires and blinking lights. This is the clubbing-type of dress, for if you feel like escaping mysteriously when someone approaches you. As soon as it detects a person, it released a cloud of smoke, allowing you to sneak outside when no one is watching. #inspire #innovate #ideate

South Africa has finally joined the league...which country in Africa is next? SOUTH AFRICA- President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday opened South Africa’s first smartphone production plant at the Dube TradePort in Durban. Ramaphosa described the Mara Phones plant President Ramaphosa as a great moment in South Africa’s drive to be a producer of goods. “The highlight of my visit is the Mara smartphone plant. At the investment conference, the chief executive of Mara Phones Ashish Thakkar was willing to set up the factory at the Dube TradePort. The smartphone plant is an outstanding world-class facility. The facility is equal or even better than smartphone factories. With the launch of the smartphone factory we have made history. The launch of the plant shows that South Africa is indeed a place where people should invest,”  said Ramaphosa. Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of the Mara Group, initially announced the company’s intentions to build affordable smartphones in South Africa during the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference convened by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018. He is the founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, and he is a co-founder of Atlas Mara. Thakkar was born in the United Kingdom, but he moved to East Africa as a teenager before founding Mara Group, a Pan-African conglomerate, at the age of 15. Ashish J. Thakkar is a Rwandan-based entrepreneur. MaraGroup’s operations and investments span 22 African countries. The smartphone company, which was established in 1996, opened its first smartphone factory in Kigali, Rwanda last week. Mara Phones will have an initial workforce of 313 in year one but plans to increase its staff complement to 1 369 in the next five years. At the moment, the plant has 200 formerly unemployed engineering graduates, 66 percent of whom are women and 92 percent youth. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala said the Mara smartphone plant was one of the successes of the Ramaphosa’s investment conference drive last year. “We will continue to support foreign and local investors to ensure that they succeed. Make eThekwini more vibrant. Investment conference has yielded the result of SA’s first smartphone production plant,” said Zikalala. Ramaphosa launched his drive last October to attract $100 billion foreign direct investment into South Africa by 2024. In March, the SA Reserve Bank said that investments direct investment inflows in South Africa had increased to R70.7 billion from R26.8 billion in 2017. Mara Phones chief executive Ashish Thakkar said the company had delivered on its promise to open a smartphone plant in South Africa. “It is Africa, South Africa and Mara’s dream that has been fulfilled. We have finally launched smartphone factor that will create jobs for South Africans. It is high tech manufacturing in South Africa by South Africans,” Thakkar said. “This our first investment in South Africa and it has been phenomenal. We are proud to contribute to South Africa’s fourth industrial revolution. The project has happened in record time due to support form the government. Let’s celebrate Africa and South Africa.” The company will roll out 200 Mara stores across the country. Part of the revenue from sales will be used to support youth empowerment, women empowerment and job empowerment. Proudly SA chief executive Eustace Mashimbye said the opening of the plant represented an opportunity for the replacement of nearly 4 million smartphones that the country imported in 2017 alone. “The establishment of Mara’s smartphone production plant here in South Africa sends a very strong message of confidence for local manufacturing in our country,” Mashimbye said. “This operation has an extensive and diverse supply chain for which Mara has committed to sourcing from other local enterprises, creating many much-needed jobs in the process. We need many more Maras to see the advantages of setting up bases in South Africa, and of being part of the Buy Local movement.” #innovate #inspire #ideate

Who do you call your Friend? Watch till the end...so much to learn. #innovate #inspire #ideate

ROBOT TEACHERS to solve The UNCANNY VALLEY SYNDROME📚📝📏📐💻 As artificial intelligence and robotic technology continue to advance, the idea of a robot as a teacher or a companion for a child is no longer confined to science fiction. Several real-life social robots, or autonomous machines that interact and communicate with humans, are already working and assisting people in places like schools, hospitals, and the home. NAO, a humanoid robot designed by French firm Aldebaran Robotics, has been used as a teaching resource for kids with autism in schools since 2013. The program aims to improve their social interaction and verbal communication skills with interactive educational games. And the international research project L2TOR, funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission, designed a child-friendly tutor robot to teach preschoolers a second language. In the home, social robots, like AvatarMind’s iPal, play with children and act as companions. But what attributes does a robot need for a child to trust and feel comfortable with it? For adults, a robot that appears too human-like leads to feelings of unease. This is a well-known phenomenon called the Uncanny Valley. Does the Uncanny Valley exist for young children as well, or is it something that develops? #inspire #innovate

WARNING!!! That public free Wi-Fi might just be a TRAP. Watch as Man-in-the-middle attack is demonstrated in this video. STAY SAFE...WATCH TILL THE END. #innovate #inspire #ideate

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