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Category: Future Tech

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations
Battery technology is moving fast and a lot of research is being put into finding ways to allow the battery to harness power from the environment around it for operation. MicroGen Systems has created just such…

CPUsage: Let Your PC Earn Money for You

CPUsage: Let Your PC Earn Money for You
I’m sure many of you have heard about distributed computing projects like Folding@home and SETI@home, which asks for people to donate some of their computers’ processing power to help accomplish tasks that would otherwise require the…
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Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel

Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel
A lot of time and resources have been devoted to finding an alternative means of fuel, since the world is fast running out of fossil fuels. Some say that we’re already past peak oil, while others…

InStep Nanopower Shoes Create Electricty While You Walk (and Hopefully Won’t Electrocute You)

InStep Nanopower Shoes Create Electricty While You Walk (and Hopefully Won’t Electrocute You)
There’s something intrinsically logical about harvesting the energy that we create by walking so that we can power up some of the gadgets that we have on our person all the time. These InStep Nanopower shoes…

iPhone 5 Concept: More Like iPhone 15

iPhone 5 Concept: More Like iPhone 15
The Internet is abuzz once again with rumors of the inevitable iPhone 5. Some say it will have an end-to-end screen, some say it will have a curved glass back, yet others say it will work…

Augmented Reality Mirror on the Wall, Can You Make Me the Fairest of Them All?

Augmented Reality Mirror on the Wall, Can You Make Me the Fairest of Them All?
Sometimes, I wake up in the morning feeling like crap and the trip to the bathroom that follows gives rise to even more crappy feelings. A new zit forming at the tip of my nose! A…

13-Year-Old Boy Wonder Figures Out How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency by 50%?

13-Year-Old Boy Wonder Figures Out How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency by 50%?
Let's see. When I was thirteen, I cared about getting good grades, obsessed over whether I should grow my hair out or get a boy cut, and surfed the web with prepaid Internet cards (yes, I used to do that, and it feels like ages ago. Which it sort of really is.)

Researchers Implant Glowing Sensor to Detect Blood Sugar in Mouse

Researchers Implant Glowing Sensor to Detect Blood Sugar in Mouse
First off, no that isn’t some sort of deformed penis with the world’s tiniest testicles in the photo below. Get your mind out of the gutter. It’s a bald mouse that a team of researchers from…

Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016

Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016
We have heard about space hotels before and so far, none of them have come to be. Back in 2009, we talked about one space hotel that was supposed to launch in 2012 but never got…

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit
I was pretty disappointed that when NASA’s space shuttle program (STS) was shut down, they didn’t have a replacement ready to go. The replacement was actually canceled last October due to budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, check out…

will.i.am Wants Us to Build More Robots

will.i.am Wants Us to Build More Robots
Last night, ABC aired a new special called “i.am.FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll.” The show explored the 20th annual FIRST Robotics Championship, which is a competition for K-12 students, allowing them to show off their…

Kinect Turntable 3D Scanner: If It’s in the World, It’s in the Game

Kinect Turntable 3D Scanner: If It’s in the World, It’s in the Game
Yet another post brought to you by the magic powers of Kinect. Using Microsoft’s wonder device along with other cheap materials, A.J. Jeromin built a set up that can easily and quickly scan and render any…

6dot Braille Labeler: Dymo for the Blind

6dot Braille Labeler: Dymo for the Blind
I could never imagine what it might be like to be blind, but I can only think that it would be incredibly challenging to function in today’s increasingly visual world. Imagine trying to use the flat…

EES Packs Circuits Onto Skin: Beginning of the Modern Cyborg

EES Packs Circuits Onto Skin: Beginning of the Modern Cyborg
There’s a new process called EES (Electrical Epidermal System) which allows scientists to apply circuits and electrical components directly to skin, which could be big news for medical sensors, but it could also potentially lead to…

SETI Raises Enough Loot to Keep Searching for E.T.

SETI Raises Enough Loot to Keep Searching for E.T.
If you follow space exploration, you probably know about the long running SETI project that uses the Allen Telescope Array to search the skies for radio signals from distant planets. Back in April, the government cut…

Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed

Lockheed’s Samarai Drone Design is Based on a Maple Seed
Each fall I end up spending some time outside with the kids chasing leaves. They think it’s a riot to see if they can catch a leaf before it hits the ground as it falls from…
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