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Category: Future Tech

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude
This “capsule train” concept will give each person their own little train compartment fiefdom to rule on their way to work. Their are individual capsules that fit one person, or larger 4-person capsules. The concept was…
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Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping

Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping
This is a concept for Singapore’s Metro Rail Line so that trains can pick people up without ever stopping. That sounds impossible, right? The idea is that people who want to board the train get into…
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Car Hood Airbags Protect Pedestrians From Bad Drivers

Car Hood Airbags Protect Pedestrians From Bad Drivers
When I think of airbags, I picture them inside the car. But what if we equipped cars with outer airbags to protect pedestrians? That’s exactly what Toyoda Gosei (an offshoot of Toyota) has done with these…
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Cisco Unveils Star Wars-Esque Hologram Communication

Cisco Unveils Star Wars-Esque Hologram Communication
Cisco has unveiled and demonstrated their new On-Stage TelePresence Holographic Video Conferencing. In layman’s terms, it means that now you can actually do that thing they do in Star Wars when they talk to a Princess…
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Wallpaper Speakers Could Become a Reality

Wallpaper Speakers Could Become a Reality
Ever heard the saying “If these walls could talk”? If this invention ever makes it into production, your walls soon could get a voice of their own. This new technology has the potential to turn just…
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Humanoid Robot Learns to Make an Omelet

Humanoid Robot Learns to Make an Omelet
There seems to be an ever-mounting pile of evidence that leads me to believe that robots really ARE going to take over the world. This video series of a super snappy Fujitsu robot learning to make…
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Shade Pixel: Text You Can Feel

Shade Pixel: Text You Can Feel
Instead of using a traditional 2-dimensional display surface, Shade Pixel renders information using a deformable skin surface which provides a 3-dimensional texture to its output. Developed by researchers at the Design Media Lab at the Korea…
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Microsoft Mysong Generates Music From Vocals

Microsoft Mysong Generates Music From Vocals
Up until now, singers needed to either play an instrument or the help of a professional accompanist to help them realize their musical ideas. With this new technology coming out of Microsoft Research, vocalists need only…
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Microfiber Clothing Could Power Your Gadgets for Free

Microfiber Clothing Could Power Your Gadgets for Free
If you’ve ever walked along a carpet in the wintertime, you know all about how you can generate electrical shocks without ever plugging in to an outlet. Now it looks like your body movements could be…
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Throw Your Monitor at Game Opponents

Throw Your Monitor at Game Opponents
Ever had such a bad game that you wanted to throw your controller at your TV screen? How about a gaming system where chucking your display itself is an integral part of the action? Philips recently…
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Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces

Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces
Sure, there are lots of devices which are starting to embed motion sensors or touch screens to power new user interface paradigms. But this is the first time I’ve seen a motion-sensitive device which is designed…
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The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface

The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface
As much as I love my iPhone, I can’t stand getting fingerprints all over the phone’s beautiful glossy screen. So I was jazzed when the guys over at Norway’s Elliptic Labs let me know about their…
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The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection

The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection
Why dig through stacks and stacks of individual comic books when you can quickly find the exact one you’re looking for using a wall-sized über-cool Minority Report-like user interface? A project developed by Daniel Stødle and…
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Light Source Glows for 12+ Years Without Power

Light Source Glows for 12+ Years Without Power
Lightroenergy is an amazing new source of illumination which can produce a bright glow for up to a dozen years without any electricity or exposure to sunlight. Litrospheres are tiny self-luminous particles which can be injection…
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Microwave Zaps Fleeing Cars in Their Tracks

Microwave Zaps Fleeing Cars in Their Tracks
Let me start by saying this — I need one of these. A new technology is in the works that can stop moving vehicles cars dead from a distance. Pasadena’s Eureka Aerospace has developed high-power microwave-based…
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Change Your Clothes, Virtually.

Change Your Clothes, Virtually.
This amazing tech demo shows off an augmented reality system which can digitally swap out textures on clothing. While it sounds pretty simple, the ability to exactly mimic the behavior and appearance of cloth is extremely…
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