Breakthrough Innovation
2.3K views | +0 today
Follow
Breakthrough Innovation
Disruptive sites, apps, products, services, concepts and business models. See also my Technology Entrepreneurship magazine: http://www.scoop.it/t/technology-entrepreneurship
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

UCLA's new transparent solar film could be game-changer

UCLA's new transparent solar film could be game-changer | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.
António Antunes's insight:

Promising technology!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

A Gestural Interface for Smart Watches

A Gestural Interface for Smart Watches | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
A 3-D gesture-recognition chip could make it a lot easier to use smart watches and head-mounted computers.
António Antunes's insight:

Sonar for smart watches.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Drone Service Delivers Textbooks to Students in Minutes

Drone Service Delivers Textbooks to Students in Minutes | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Australian textbook rental company Zookal uses Flirtey, a commercial drone service, to ship Australian students their textbooks minutes after they order.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Disney Research Develops Tactile 3D Touchscreen Algorithm

Disney Research Develops Tactile 3D Touchscreen Algorithm | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Disney's research arm has developed a new algorithm that allows users to feel the textures of 3D images presented on touchscreens.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

The Pentagon's Super-Fast Robot Now Runs on Its Own

The Pentagon's Super-Fast Robot Now Runs on Its Own | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Last year, DARPA unveiled Cheetah: a robot that could run faster than Usain Bolt. Now, the same team has managed to create a version that doesn't need a power cord, making the electronic beast free to roam wherever it chooses.
António Antunes's insight:

wow!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

First carbon nanotube computer to help extend Moore's Law?

First carbon nanotube computer to help extend Moore's Law? | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers have created a basic system that shuns silicon in favor of imperfect lines of carbon atoms that could one day deliver even more performance and efficiency than current technology.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

See Through Walls with WiFi

Project page for seeing through walls with WiFi signals
António Antunes's insight:

Very smart tracking system. Even through walls!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

On the Road in Mobileye’s Self-Driving Car

On the Road in Mobileye’s Self-Driving Car | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
By blending advanced computer vision techniques with low-cost video cameras, the Israeli company Mobileye is demonstrating how quickly autonomous driving can be commercialized.
António Antunes's insight:
Low-cost self-driving cars expected by 2016
more...
Ben Raynes's curator insight, March 12, 2014 2:59 AM

This self-driving car aims to compete with Google's, and uses an alternative navigation method. While it is easily outperformed by Google's Prius (which uses a radar system called Velodyne LIDAR), the Audi is an example of camera-only autonomous driving, and is remarkably cheaper than Google's offering.

Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Open house cooking offers tourists local homemade food and friendly chat

Open house cooking offers tourists local homemade food and friendly chat | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
EatWith aims to link up travelers in need of a meal with residents looking to meet new people.
António Antunes's insight:

Great "airbnb like" idea. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by António Antunes from Empreendedorismo e Inovação
Scoop.it!

Introduction to the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2013 - MIT Technology Review

Introduction to the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2013 - MIT Technology Review | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it

The definition of a breakthrough is simple: an advance that gives people powerful new ways to use technology. It could be an intuitive design that provides a useful interface (see “Smart Watches”) or experimental devices that could allow people who have suffered brain damage to once again form memories (“Memory Implants”). Some could be key to sustainable economic growth (“Additive Manufacturing” and “Supergrids”), while others could change how we communicate (“Temporary Social Media”) or think about the unborn (“Prenatal DNA Sequencing”). Some are brilliant feats of engineering (“Baxter”). Others stem from attempts to rethink longstanding problems in their fields (“Deep Learning” and “Ultra-Efficient Solar Power”). As a whole, this annual list will not only tell you which technologies you need to know about, but also celebrates the creativity that produced them.


Via Paulo Heleno
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Ads You Can Talk to

Ads You Can Talk to | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Nuance hopes its voice-recognition tech can produce mobile ads that you actually want to have a conversation with.
António Antunes's insight:

A new level of interactivity in advertising.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Foldable electric scooter can be collapsed and carried like a rolling suitcase

Foldable electric scooter can be collapsed and carried like a rolling suitcase | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Green auto maker Antro has created the Moveo, a lightweight electric scooter that can be collapsed and carried like a rolling suitcase.
António Antunes's insight:

Carry your scooter home...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Walk-in kiosks for retail settings will deliver healthcare via telemedicine

Walk-in kiosks for retail settings will deliver healthcare via telemedicine | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
HealthSpot is a small, walk-in telemedicine kiosk designed to deliver access to high-quality healthcare in retail stores and other non-traditional settings.
António Antunes's insight:

Hmmm, not sure this concept prevails over doing it from home with your laptop/tablet, but could be a game changer for some industries

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Beer: Lukewarm to Ice Cold in 45 Seconds

Beer: Lukewarm to Ice Cold in 45 Seconds | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Beer: Lukewarm to Ice Cold in 45 Seconds
António Antunes's insight:

Ingeniously simple.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Attention, Kmart shoppers: there’s a robot checker open in aisle six

Attention, Kmart shoppers: there’s a robot checker open in aisle six | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Bad robot! Dodging a knife, heroic Cornell robotics researcher teaches Baxter how to be a checkout clerk (without stabbing the paying customers) by moving the
António Antunes's insight:

Now this is a complex task I wouldn't expect robots to perform so soon...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Tiny Remote Is Like a Swiss Army Knife for Your Smartphone

Tiny Remote Is Like a Swiss Army Knife for Your Smartphone | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Gecko, a Bluetooth-enabled tag, lets smartphone users control their devices remotely and acts as a motion and location sensor.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Self-Assembling Robots Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]

Self-Assembling Robots Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO] | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
MIT researchers recently managed to create self-assembling robots. The researchers even released a video demonstrating their success.
António Antunes's insight:

Powerful concept! Early days still, though, but very promising.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

New Hardware Brings Augmented-Reality Gaming and 3-D Scanning to Mobile Devices | MIT Technology Review

New Hardware Brings Augmented-Reality Gaming and 3-D Scanning to Mobile Devices | MIT Technology Review | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Adding 3-D sensors to existing and future mobile devices will enable augmented-reality games, handheld 3-D scanning, and better photography.
António Antunes's insight:

Very promising technology!

more...
Richard Platt's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:33 PM

Making Systematic Innovation Magic - 3D Scanning and Gaming tech

Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Samsung to Unveil Smartphone With Curved Screen in October

Samsung to Unveil Smartphone With Curved Screen in October | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Samsung plans to launch a smartphone with a curved screen in October, the company has announced.
António Antunes's insight:

Great news!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Inside Google's Secret Lab

Inside Google's Secret Lab | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Google X, home to the self-driving car and Google Glass, is the search giant's factory for scientific bets that require generous amounts of capital and massive leaps of faith
António Antunes's insight:

Probably the most exciting place to work!

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Gigabit-Per-Second Wireless Tested in New York

Gigabit-Per-Second Wireless Tested in New York | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Samsung’s technology for ultrafast data speeds currently requires a truckload of equipment.
António Antunes's insight:

5G = 1 Gb/s !

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Tourist suggestions crowdsourced from social media trends in real time

Tourist suggestions crowdsourced from social media trends in real time | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Suggestme recommends destinations based on how popular they are on social media at the time and enables users to compile their own custom guide.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Microsoft could make 3D Skype calls a reality

Microsoft could make 3D Skype calls a reality | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
A 3D telepresence technology that started life as a Microsoft research project may soon become an official product, a new job listing suggests. Microsoft has begun advertising for a new software...
António Antunes's insight:

How long from now until we can see this technology at home? 3 years? 5?...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

Researchers create ultra-thin and flexible Harry Potter-like invisibility cloak

Researchers create ultra-thin and flexible Harry Potter-like invisibility cloak | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have created a new, ultra-thin (0.15mm) invisbility cloak.
António Antunes's insight:

Invisble cloak coming! Guess lot of headaches ahead for regulators...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by António Antunes
Scoop.it!

What' Next for Nest

What' Next for Nest | Breakthrough Innovation | Scoop.it
Two men who created the iPod and iPhone founded Nest and injected new technology into the humble thermostat. Now they have their sights on the rest of your house.
more...
No comment yet.