GEOMETRIC SNOWFLAKES: BEHOLD THE SIMULATION!!!

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov captures amazing geometric snowflakes that give us SERIOUS WONDER! Look at the last slide below. A column with caps! Who said nature never makes straight lines? In fact, as I have said before, technology is a natural byproduct of nature. Technology is emergent, and we will continue to find these geometric…

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The Rise of the Levitating Mouse

Russian designer Vadim Kibardin has designed a levitating mouse for the computer. This may either sound like magic or science fiction, but Kibardin’s design is based on principals of basic ergonomics. The repetitious movements of mouse work at the computer, if you’re a graphic designer or gamer, eventually lead to impaired movement and flexibility of…

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Jaws! No, just the Espy 360° ROV

For marine biologists to maintain a staff of professional divers is an expensive responsibility, so Australian industrial designer Dale Wakeham created the Espy 360° ROV, a small, inexpensive remote vehicle to monitor underwater life. Inspired by pressures like cost and the fact that human divers disturb aquatic life, Wakeham designed the Espy 360° ROV to…

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Look, It’s One of Those Flying Jellyfish Robots!

Scientists have drawn inspiration from the ocean by creating a flying “jellyfish” robot in order to rethink flying technology. Leif Ristroph and other colleagues at New York University have created a winged prototype that moves like the aquatic creature. This particular design is more stable in air than any other insect-modeled counterpart. The frame is…

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Digestive Cryptography and Electronic Tattoos

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0385495323″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RRKXRP0RL._SL110_.jpg” width=”72″]Cryptography and authentication are concerns for an increasingly digital-centric world. With so much of our information available on a range of devices, tablets, smartphones, laptops, now smart glasses, too, there is a need for adaptive security procedures that restrict the use of any device to its owner and prevents…

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Memories With Maya

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1482514885″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KTlyRNtfL._SL160_.jpg” width=”105″]There are books that pump high octane into my optimistic cylinders and get me revved up for the future. Memories With Maya (MwM) is one of them and it sat on my Kindle for far too long. I have had the privilege of being on futurist panels and chatting…

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The Solar Panel Moon Mission

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000CIADLG” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517Zx0IrHIL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Solar panels are becoming more common in commercial and domestic real estate. Homeowners recognize the cost-benefit of installing a set of panels on the south-facing side of their houses, and management understands how cheap it is to offset a building’s energy use with solar panels. These are all piecemeal…

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DrawBraille Future Smartphone For The Blind

DrawBraille may be the future smartphone for the visually impaired.  This concept by designer Shikun Sun reminds me of something  John F. Kennedy once said “A rising tide will lift all boats.”  This is a perfect example of how technology will improve our lives. The DrawBraille phone is made up of two sides and offers a rich…

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Augmented, Virtual Reality: Quite the Combination

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EP0SIOG” locale=”us” height=”94″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Qrq-OUN7L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual reality is an immitation of the real world in a digital context. Augmented reality supplements a real-world experience with layers of digital interaction. In a combined experience, British researcher William Steptoe created a dual, virtual and augmented reality system to create what seems like a new reality altogether.…

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3D-Printer is Now Able to Manipulate Metal

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BFZOVGI” locale=”us” height=”62″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PJIhHwW0L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]3D-Printers are something of a zeitgeist these days among the futurism community. Companies like MakerBot Industries are producing consumer versions of formerly prototype or high-end 3D-printers. And science fiction writers and tech journalists are all caught up in what potential 3D-printing has to usher-in a revolution that allows consumers…

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