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Category: Future Tech

Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves

Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves
Your Wi-Fi router already brings you Netflix and cat pictures, but someday it might become even more important to your life. A group of researchers from the University of Washington were able to send energy from…

Here Buds Let You Hear the Real World at Your Preferred Volume

Here Buds Let You Hear the Real World at Your Preferred Volume
The next time you see someone walking down the street with a pair of wireless buds inserted into their ears, they might not be listening to their favorite jams. What could they be they listening to?…
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Miniature Machine Controlled by Heat and Electromagnetic Fields: TermiNature

Miniature Machine Controlled by Heat and Electromagnetic Fields: TermiNature
Last year we looked at Harvard University’s prototype for a robot that folds itself up from a flat shape into a spider-like form when exposed to heat. This small…device invented by MIT and TU Munich researchers…

Disney Creating Cartoon Robots that Could Prowl Its Parks

Disney Creating Cartoon Robots that Could Prowl Its Parks
I worked at Disney World when I was in high school. It was not fun and it was not glamorous. I flipped burgers and sold soft serve ice cream. The cool kids I knew had jobs…

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?
I just saw a post on Time.com about a patent Google has filed for a high-tech Teddy Bear. (Hey, it had to happen sooner or later.) So I clicked on the link to read the patent…

Navy Railgun Annihilates Steel Plates in Live Fire Test

Navy Railgun Annihilates Steel Plates in Live Fire Test
We have talked about the awe-inspiring railgun that the US Navy has been working on before. The last time we mentioned it the gun was test fired at 32-megajoules and looked incredible doing it. The Navy…

Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress

Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress
We’ve seen 3D printed clothing before, but it’s usually not made of fabric or if it is, it’s basically made through a hybrid of CAD and knitting. The Electroloom could be the first 3D printer that…

Genie Food Replicator: From the USS Enterprise to Your Stomach

Genie Food Replicator: From the USS Enterprise to Your Stomach
One of my favorite things from the original Star Trek series was the Replicator. Just walk up to the machine, tell it what you want to eat, and voila, a piping hot, tasty meal is ready…

FEELREAL VR Mask and Helmet: A Face Full of Feeling

FEELREAL VR Mask and Helmet: A Face Full of Feeling
Modern movies and video games are amazing at delivering mind-blowing visuals and sounds. But a Brooklyn-based tech company’s invention would add a lot more senses to the experience. FEELREAL’s Kickstarter campaign wants you to help them…

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years
When it comes to accuracy in telling time, the atomic clock is at the top of the heap. In fact, an atomic clock is used right now to set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is…

Philips LED Bulb Less Than $5 Each, 2-for-1 for Now

Philips LED Bulb Less Than $5 Each, 2-for-1 for Now
I find it incredibly annoying that the light bulbs I pick up from Walmart seem to last all of a week, especially in my bathroom. Every other time I turn on the light, one of the…

Could Robotic Lawn Care Cripple Deep Space Exploration?

Could Robotic Lawn Care Cripple Deep Space Exploration?
Mowing the lawn is one of the more odious tasks homeowners have to deal with, especially during the hot summer months. But iRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, wants to do away…

BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting

BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting
As part of its efforts to leverage its peer-to-peer protocol in more legitimate and profitable ways, BitTorrent is developing a web browser that will be more secure, stable and open. Currently under the name Project Maelstrom,…

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going
Consumer technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past decade alone. But we all know that the same can’t be said of rechargeable batteries. That’s why scientists from Stanford University and their Chinese and…

Power Wheels Desert Drifters: Mad Max for Toddlers

Power Wheels Desert Drifters: Mad Max for Toddlers
Imagine a future where the world runs out of juice boxes. Hordes of angry toddlers take to the wilds in their souped up Power Wheels to fight to the death for what little juice remains. In…

Amazon Patent App Outlines Plan to 3D Print Goods Inside Delivery Vehicles

Amazon Patent App Outlines Plan to 3D Print Goods Inside Delivery Vehicles
Jeff Bezos and Amazon want in the worst way possible to get goods into your hands faster. Let’s face it, one of the only reasons many of us don’t buy everything from Amazon already is because…
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