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Category: Future Tech

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…
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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…

KinectFusion: Microsoft Makes 3D Models with Kinect

KinectFusion: Microsoft Makes 3D Models with Kinect
There have been tons of attempts to use the Kinect to create 3D images, but leave it to Microsoft themselves to come up with the most impressive 3D modeling system I’ve seen to date.…

Willow Garage PR2 SE Revealed: One-Armed Robot Costs $285K

Willow Garage PR2 SE Revealed: One-Armed Robot Costs $285K
We have seen the Willow Garage PR2 robot a few times now and each time the ‘bot is doing some pretty cool stuff. This is a  serious robot that is much more than some cool toy.…

Pago: Want to Make Waiters Obsolete? There’s an App for That

Pago: Want to Make Waiters Obsolete? There’s an App for That
A new company has developed an app that effectively turns your smartphone into a waiter, barista, basically anyone who takes your orders and processes your stuff. The company is called Pago Mobile, and their app is…

On Air Cam Concept: for Budding Field Reporters

On Air Cam Concept: for Budding Field Reporters
The never ending progress of technology has revolutionized many industries. It empowers individuals both in work and in play, giving us tools for productivity, production and distribution that were previously only at the disposal of institutions…

Would You Want to Wear Dresses Woven from Threads of Sour Milk?

Would You Want to Wear Dresses Woven from Threads of Sour Milk?
Ask any woman that question and you can expect any one or a combination of these responses: “Are you insane?” Puzzled look followed by a long silence. Scrunched-up nose and a dismissive shrug. “Sour milk? Gross!”…

Drought Stricken Texas Town to Recycle Pee for Drinking Water

Drought Stricken Texas Town to Recycle Pee for Drinking Water
You might think its hot where you are. However, you don’t know hot until you visit Texas in the summer. We are going on 40 consecutive days of temperatures in the 104-107°F range in many areas,…
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