Posts Tagged 'future'

Skytran Magnetically Levitating Mass Transit System: The Future is Coming to Tel Aviv

There aren’t that many maglev trains in operation yet (one is currently operating in Shanghai, China and another is in Japan). There have been skytrains and monorails before, but this is the world’s first magnetically levitating system of mass transit, which will be built in Tel Aviv, Israel. Previous maglev trains were for intercity journeys, not urban mass transit.

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Obayashi’s Space Elevator to Be Operational by 2050

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The holy grail of getting into orbit has always been the ultimate development of space elevators, long, thin strands that could ferry passengers and cargo into orbit at minimal expenditure. Now a Japanese company, Obayashi Corp, specializing in engineering and construction, announced that it aims to complete a space elevator by 2050.

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iOptik Dual-Focus Contact Lenses Could Revolutionize Head-Mounted Displays

These new high-tech contact lenses were developed by the Innovega Technology Manufacturing Lab, and they permit users to focus simultaneously on objects that are close up and far away, which could dramatically improve the ability to use tiny portable displays while still interacting with your real-world surroundings.

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Features We Wish that Every Cell Phone Had

102811_rg_CellPhoneFeatures_01.jpgCell phones have come a long way since their beginnings. We’re sure that if you told someone 20 years ago all that people would be able to do with their smartphones, they’d probably think that you were crazy but with each passing product update, smartphones are becoming more and more useful in our daily tech-infused lives.

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Jelly Batteries: Not for Eating (Unless You’re a Robot)

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK have invented some new batteries, that are smaller, cheaper, lighter and safer than current batteries. It’s also possible they will even last longer than what you presently have in your devices.

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Nike Air MAG Sneakers: The Full Monty

Well, I was pretty excited earlier when I read all about the new Nike Air MAGs, the Marty McFly sneakers from Back to the Future II, but now that Nike has revealed the full details about the Air MAGs, I’m sad to report that they won’t feature functional power-laces.

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New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North

I’ve always enjoyed airships. They’ve been featured prominently in Fringe, in the other universe. It’s a shame that there aren’t more around, but that might not be for long. Hybrid Air Vehicles will be making some futuristic giant blimps to supply remote communities in the Northern parts of Canada.

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First 3D Printed Plane: Future of Drones and UAVs?

3D printing has been used in a variety of different ways, but this is the first time that I’ve seen it being used to print out a whole airplane. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are pretty important in the military these days, and even on science missions. Now, a team from the University of Southampton has printed out a working UAV, which is kind of amazing.

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Piezoelectric Keyboards Could Power Your Laptops by Typing

Imagine using your laptop and powering it up by simply using the keyboard. If you think about it, it starts to make sense because if the power typing could be harnessed, it could be used to generate electricity. Researchers have started to experiment with this idea by using a piezoelectric film.

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Modern Cyborg: Amputee Demonstrates Bionics

It looks like cyborgs are among us, thanks to bionic prosthetics that amputees can now have attached to replace their missing limbs. The BBC is reporting about the cases of two elective amputees, who had lost the ability to use their hands. Instead, chose to replace their non-functioning hands with bionic limbs.

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