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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The Technology of Two Worlds in Action

Greek philosopher Plato once devised a metaphysical thought construct known as the ‘Theory of Forms,’ or as others today like calling it, ‘Two Worlds’. This thought construct was meant as an attempt to explain both objective and subjective visualizations of reality – the material world and the world of forms. Strangely, however, according to Plato’s…

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Augmented Reality is Coming to Your TV with InAiR

Minority Report was obviously a huge inspiration to budding augmented reality designers. Another group has engineered a gesture-full viewing experience. SeeSpace is well on their way to raising enough money to produce InAiR, an augmented reality setup for 3d and 2d televisions. Although it can be used with basic HDTVs, InAiR is best experienced with…

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The Open Source Brain-Computer Interface

When you say “I think…” wouldn’t it be interesting to see what’s happening in your brain before you even think of saying “I think…”? When you listen to a song, would you like to see the data of your neural behavior while you’re listening? Currently, Electroencephalography (EEG) and fMRI equipment that report our neural data…

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Synthetic Bio-Bots Take Their First Steps

Swimming like spermatozoa, researchers and engineers at the University of Illinois breathed life into a synthetic bio-bot that self-propels through the contraction of cultured heart cells known as cardiomyocytes. Modeled after single-celled organisms, these bio-bots consist of a long flagella-like tail made up of flexible polymer, alongside a short head by its end that is…

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The Future of Public Transit is in Inductive Charging

If you think innovation in public transportation has gotten static, look to Milton Keynes, a London suburb that sounds like a stuffy Economics professor. Arriva, the company with Milton Keynes’ public transit contract, will experiment with inductive charging on eight of their buses. Sometimes described as wireless charging, induction produces voltage across a conductor when…

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When dying becomes harder

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1449635962″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QXNwl9dTL._SL160_.jpg” width=”125″] We are headed towards a world where upon conceiving, parents will go to the doctor to ensure that the unborn child develops in such a way, that it is born without any congenital conditions, weaknesses or allergies. We are headed towards a world where no child will be born…

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CES2014: FUTURIST GRAY SCOTT LIVE FEED

CES2014 is like swimming in a psychological tsunami. Imagine crunching consumer and cultural behaviour down into one event and then tossing it into the madness that is Las Vegas. It is surreal. Pure humour noir. I keep expecting David Lynch to show up screaming “cut..cut….bring in the bloody bunny heads!” but he hasn’t, at least…

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Planning Password Obsolescence: NFC and the YubiKey

Information security is one of the most important issues of our present and certainly of our future. But the habits of writing down dozens of passwords with random asterisks and underscores are antiquated. Our on-line information is distributed across social networks, blogs and banking systems, and our security isn’t any more sophisticated. Parisa Tabriz, Google’s…

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