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Handheld Device TellSpec Can Detect Allergens, Chemicals, and Nutrients In Food

Handheld Device TellSpec Can Detect Allergens, Chemicals, and Nutrients In Food | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
A hand-held spectrometer pioneered by Toronto-based TellSpec that can determine exactly what is in the user’s food and display it on his or her smartphone.
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Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity

Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- A simple tap from your finger may be enough to charge your portable device thanks to a discovery made at RMIT University and Australian National University.
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NASA Engineer Achieves Another Milestone in Emerging Nanotechnology

NASA Engineer Achieves Another Milestone in Emerging Nanotechnology | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
The milestone comes in his quest to advance an emerging, "super-black" nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging them.
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We first learned of NASA's super-black coatings a couple of years ago, but at that time they could only be grown on flat surfaces. This limitation has now been overcome through the use of a technique known as atomic layer deposition (ALD), which dramatically increases the potential applications of the technology, such as suppressing stray light that can overwhelm faint signals that sensitive detectors are designed to detect.

 

The super-black material is primarily designed for use in optical instruments, though the material could have other uses in the future. The team tuned the material to absorb an average of more than 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that strikes it. So, super-black is a fitting name as virtually no light is reflected off of the material.

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‘Intelligent knife’ tells surgeon if tissue is cancerous in 3 seconds | KurzweilAI

‘Intelligent knife’ tells surgeon if tissue is cancerous in 3 seconds | KurzweilAI | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
(Credit: Imperial College London) Scientists have developed an intelligent knife (iKnife) that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are
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In the first study to test the iKnife invention (based on “rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry (REIMS)) in the operating theater, iKnife diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy.

It instantly (within 3 seconds) provided information that normally takes up to half an hour to reveal using laboratory tests.  By analysing the tissue being removed immediately it willl help surgeons reduce tumor reoccurence rates.  This study focused on cancerous cells, however the inventor believes it can be used to identify types of bacteria levels and inadequate levels of blood supply as well.  Additionally it could be a thorn or knife in the side of Taco Bell and Chinese Restaraunts one day as they have used (in only an experimental setting) it to identify horse meat from beef!  

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ELON MUSK: THE HYPERLOOP DESIGN IS COMING AUGUST 12

ELON MUSK: THE HYPERLOOP DESIGN IS COMING AUGUST 12 | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
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Musk has likened the hyperloop to both a ground-based Concorde and a "cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table",while noting that it has no need for rails. He believes it could work either below or above ground. The system would, in theory, be able to travel from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in under 30 minutes, or 343 miles (552 km) at more than 685 mph (1,102 km/h).  

 

"What you want is something that never crashes, that's at least twice as fast as a plane, that's solar powered and that leaves right when you arrive, so there is no waiting for a specific departure time," Musk says. His friends claim he's had a Hyperloop technological breakthrough over the summer. "I'd like to talk to the governor and president about it," Musk continues. "Because the $60 billion bullet train they're proposing in California would be the slowest bullet train in the world at the highest cost per mile. They're going for records in all the wrong ways." The cost of the SF-LA Hyperloop would be in the $6 billion range, he says.

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Making Stretchable Electronics | MIT Technology Review

Making Stretchable Electronics | MIT Technology Review | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
A startup prepares to manufacture electronics that conform to skin, arteries, and organs, allowing new surgical and measuring methods.
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MC10’s skin patches can wirelessly transmit information to a nearby smartphone. A phone with a near-field communication chip can be waved over the patch, or the patch can be paired with a thin-film battery made by a commercial supplier, allowing continuous data transmission.  Sounds like a biohacker living the quantified life's dream machine.  

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Superhydrophobic Coatings | Corrosion Control & Waterproof Coatings | NeverWet

Superhydrophobic Coatings | Corrosion Control & Waterproof Coatings | NeverWet | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
NeverWet - we have developed a superhydrophobic coating that completely repels water and heavy oils. Any object coated with our NeverWet� coating literally cannot be touched by liquid.
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I can think of a myriad of potential applications for this product!  Why does no one know it even exists?  Spread the word and use it to make your products better, cleaner and last longer.  Why not cover shoes that are given away by charities to childern in need?  You get a sweet pair of Nike Air Max and 6 months later they still look great, would that not be a positive experience for a child who finds a lot of pride in his/her footwear?  Just sayin.....

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Why Microsoft's 3D Printing Rocks

Why Microsoft's 3D Printing Rocks | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
Microsoft has just made its mark on 3D printing with its announcement of built-in support for 3D printing in Windows 8.1. Now I don't usually do blog posts like this where I pretend to keep up with...
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Concise blog post highlighting the fixes Mcrosoft has made to the 3D printing software platform.  First to market mover advantage?  The author Xo Wang certainly thinks so; "this is a huge step forward in 3D printing, injecting a direly needed infusion of professional engineering into a community dominated by part-time hobbyists struggling to develop complete products. I really want reliable, well-designed 3D printing software platforms to succeed so we can get on with developing actual advances in printing technology, and it’s great to see a big player like Microsoft making that move."


Nice article Xo thank you.  

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3D Printing of Free Standing Liquid Metal Microstructures - Ladd - 2013 - Advanced Materials - Wiley Online Library

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Awesome, awesome, awesome.  Could be the start of printing circuits? This new technique allows for the creation of liquid metal structures that reach up or down, which is valuable in the connection of electrical components in three dimensions.

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WSJ Startup of the Year: The Entrepreneurs - WSJ Startup of the Year 2013

WSJ Startup of the Year:  The Entrepreneurs - WSJ Startup of the Year 2013 | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
Introducing 24 startups whose founders are building businesses and attempting to disrupt their industries in everything from popsicles to satellites.
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Bloomberg TV recently came out with Brink, so this response from WSJ is no suprise.  With that being said a great platform to get a brief overview on really intersting companies and their visionary founders.  

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Glass Tesla

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Google Glass meets Tesla Motors = innovation dream.  Smartcars just got smarter.  

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Max Virtual LLC

Max Virtual LLC | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
Cynaps: Hands-Free, Ears-Free, Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headset in a Hat!
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No more stupid white iPhone ear buds hanging around your neck and helping bald men cover their dome at the same time, brilliant.  

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Inside Google’s culture of relentless self-surveying

Inside Google’s culture of relentless self-surveying | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
When Google recently admitted that the baffling brainteasers it posed to interviewees were utterly useless at predicting which ones would make good employees, it was another example of the power of what Google calls "people analytics"—the mixing of...
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The implications of the "experiments" or more humanitarianly stated "human analytics".  It's Google so they will automatically get a pass from critical mass social judgement, however questions need to be asked when the complexity of a human being is put under the microscope similar to a scientist studying single cell amobea.  Can a scientific approach go too far?  Just sayin...

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Homepage | Aristides

. Guitars 010 & 020 The 010, a highly resonating electric guitar with loads of sustain combined with an excellent tone and made out of Arium.
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The search for a new material with perfect acoustic properties began in 1995 when the company's Aristides Poort partnered with the Technical University Delft. Looking closely at the acoustic properties of tonewoods used in traditional guitar manufacture led to a technical study of cell structures, with a view to synthetically creating an ideal structure. 15 years of research resulted in a new tone material called Arium.

Arium is created using a secret recipe of resins and solid particles chosen for the overall tonal quality, brought together to form "millions of tiny sound chambers that can resonate freely in all dimensions." The company says that having no fiber structure results in increased volume and sustain, and the material is also less prone to seasonal changes.

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The Martin Jetpack - Martin Aircraft Company || The Martin Jetpack

The Martin Jetpack - Martin Aircraft Company || The Martin Jetpack | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
The Martin Jetpack - developing and selling the most advanced and innovative aircraft that man has ever dreamed about.
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DisruptiveMaterials | Materials that matter

DisruptiveMaterials | Materials that matter | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
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The magnesium carbonate material, named “Upsalite,” will reduce the amount of energy needed to control environmental moisture in the electronics and drug formulation industry as well as in hockey rinks and ware houses.  It can also be used for collection of toxic waste, chemicals, or oil spill and in drug delivery systems, for odor control, and sanitation after fire.  Saudi Aramaco, BP & Chevron take note, here is a potential cure to your ineviteable spill catastrophes.  

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Here’s all the evidence that Apple is making an actual TV—and the remote will likely be your hand

Here’s all the evidence that Apple is making an actual TV—and the remote will likely be your hand | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
Apple today tipped its hand on a number of likely features for its long-awaited television product.
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50 Disruptive Companies 2013 - MIT Technology Review

50 Disruptive Companies 2013 - MIT Technology Review | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
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MIT Technology Review identifies important new technologies — deciphering their practical impact and revealing how they will change our lives.

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Space Habs by Bryan Versteeg

Space Habs is a collection of Bryan Versteeg’s conceptual visualizations of the future of Space Exploration
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Very creative space exploration dreamer!

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Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics

Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
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Gamers rejoice - being able to custom print their video game controllers so as to perfectly match the unique ergonomics of their hand should lead to less hand cramp, thus improving the quality of their masturbation sessions.  

 

The material, nicknamed ‘carbomorph’, enables users to lay down electronic tracks and sensors as part of a 3D printed structure – allowing the printer to create touch-sensitive areas for example, which can then be connected to a simple electronic circuit board.

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NASA - NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets

NASA - NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
NASA is using selective laser melting to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket, saving millions in manufacturing costs.
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As we know it, 3D printing is usually confined to small-scale projects. NASA has bigger plans. Selective laser melting SLM works by firing brief, exact laser pulses at metal powder, Concept Laser's CAD system creates solid metal parts that are geometrically complex but don't need to be welded together. The technique saves the money and time that would normally be spent on building many smaller pieces, but it could be even more vital for safety: having monolithic components reduces the points of failure that could bring the rocket down.

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BBC - Future - Columns - Future Thinking

BBC - Future - Columns - Future Thinking | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
Ideas that can change lives. Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
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See Through Walls with WiFi

Project page for seeing through walls with WiFi signals
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I'm pretty sure Tony Stark's Iron Man armor suit has been using this for some time, however now mere mortals are begining to understand the technology.  Interesting applications for high risk entry situations for police, but also further transparency into our personal space as well.  

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Beyond military drones – the future of unmanned flight

Beyond military drones – the future of unmanned flight | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
In light of a recent unmanned flight of a modified Jetstream aircraft by BAE, Gizmag looks at the future of civilian unmanned aircraft.
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Very nice overview of the future of drones and it's myriad of non-combat related applications and uses.  

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Google Glass

Google Glass | Disruptive Innovations | Scoop.it
Welcome to a world through Glass.
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Augmented Reality is coming.  

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