An Exosuit for the Augmented Human

I don’t often allude to video games for the purposes of future speculation, but they are perfect opportunities to imagine what we can create. The Crysis series features a protagonist who is equipped with a “nanosuit” that augments his health and movement. Still only a concept, Polish designer Marcin Kitala has imagined what the developers of…

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The Nanoleaf is the Future of Light

Call me what you will, but I think that lighting technology will herald the future faster than anything else. And I think that improved efficiencies in home and commercial lighting indicate how far we’ve come with technological change. But all you care about is flipping the light switch on and off. It seems that the…

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A Virtual Ride On The Future Of Flight

A virtual reality world will soon be assigned to each passenger on an aircraft. Known as VR Hyperspace, this project is led by the University of Nottingham and is funded by the European Commission under their 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7). There’s a growing population of airline passengers and less space and comfort to accommodate…

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The Future is in Seeing the Past

Do you ever agonize over that moment when you saw something that made your heart beat faster than normal? A stunning bird swooping through the forest canopy. A sunny, mid-Spring day in Central Park. These instances tend to inspire nostalgia, that melancholy feeling of remembering what you no longer have. To preserve these rich memories,…

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Humbling New Photo from Mars Curiosity Rover

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0345376595″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518xPlisLzL._SL75_.jpg” width=”75″] “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every…

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The Future of Underwater Breathing

In The Phantom Menance, the maligned but nevertheless influential first episode of the Star Wars space opera, there is a scene in which Qui-Gon Jinn and Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi bite down on respirators that will allow them to breath as they swim below the surface of Naboo to the Gungan city. For those of…

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A Concept Car for the Future of Preservation

How much attention do we pay to the wildlife or national park rangers? They are important posts for an individual, especially if you’re surveying many threatened and endangered species in South Africa. With these rangers in mind, South Korean designer Dong-woo Nam created the Incubator concept car. Winner of the Michelin Design Challenge, this concept…

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