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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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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Here’s a Nest for Your Smart House

The Internet of Things anticipates that every piece of your home will be equipped with Internet connectivity. But who would think to include thermostats, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide monitors on that list? Yesterday, Google announced that they acquired Nest, a company specializing in home automation. Founded by former Apple engineers Tony Fadell and Matt…

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