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Japanese robot astronaut floats in zero gravity - video - The Guardian

Japanese robot astronaut floats in zero gravity - video The Guardian Kirobo the Japanese astronaut robot is to be sent into space onboard the Kounotori 4 spacecraft scheduled for launch from the Tanegashima space centre to travel to the...
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25 Reasons To Love Drones

25 Reasons To Love Drones | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it

We know what you’re thinking: love drones? Those ominous, free-floating, sometimes unseen killers that have walked our nation out onto some perilously thin ice, geopolitically and ethically? Even the word itself is loaded. No one can agree on what a drone is, exactly, or whether they should be referred to as drones at all. Turns out we don’t just think about drones. We have feelings about drones.

But yes, there is plenty to love beyond the headlines about the Middle East. Once the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) establishes airspace rules, which is likely to happen next year, the drone industry could fuel a decade-long, $82-billion economic boom, according to a study done by the industry’s leading trade group. Already, one analyst estimates the global market for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at $250 million to $300 million. The truth is, we’re witnessing a Kitty Hawk moment—the start of an era in which drones will change the world and the way we live in it. They’ve saved lives overseas; at home, they will make our cities and grids smarter, keep people safer, and help save our planet. And, as you’ll see on these pages, they can be fun, too.

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LG Display Zeroing in on 3D UHD TV Market

LG Display Zeroing in on 3D UHD TV Market | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it

 

LG Display Co. proclaimed this year as the new “first year of 3D,” as it heralds a new era of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV.

 

The TV giant vows to lead the global 3D market this year by focusing on China.

 

Ever since the first 3D TV rolled out in 2011, the company has enjoyed its status as a forerunner in 3D-related technology, but it hasn’t been able to capitalize on it owing to the stagnancy of the 3D TV market.

 

The company is aiming at reigniting 3D boom by using the popularity of UHD TV.

 


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Lockheed's Vision: Autonomous Drones With Lasers

Lockheed's Vision: Autonomous Drones With Lasers | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
"A weapon that operates at Mach a million—that’s game-changing," CTO Ray Johnson tells us.
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How This Woman Changed the World

How This Woman Changed the World | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
A look at the legacy of Stephanie Kwolek, the woman who invented Kevlar.
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Goodbye world, hello personal isolation pod - CNET

Goodbye world, hello personal isolation pod - CNET | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
Time out! This futuristic-looking isolation chamber is perfect for things like chilling out and boozing up. Just the thing to get some quality alone time.

 

Hankering for some serious downtime? Feeling antisocial? Need to get away from the fam? This space-agey white seclusion booth might be just the thing you're looking for.

Made in Japan, the self-sequestering box is called the "Cozy Room" and its manufacturers describe it as a "relaxation room for man and woman." (Separately, mind you, this thing is not big enough for more than one person at a time.)

Relax you will. While you'll be all alone in this futuristic booth, there's no need to be lonely.

 

"The Phanton Menace," again?CozyRoom

This intimate pod is packed with everything you need to hide out and be entertained for a good long while. Hang up your TV or computer monitor and sit right back in your padded chair, because you've got some serious binge-watching and/or gaming marathons ahead of you.

In addition to the unit's drawers, shelves, and other storage spaces, a special rack has been included so you can admire your Gundam figurine collection. Of course, it has a desktop, which as the promo image shows, has an appropriately named bottle of alcohol, Virgin Bourbon, placed on top of it.

It does not, however, have plumbing, air conditioning, or a refrigerator, and it's definitely not self-cleaning. Plan accordingly.

It's sort of a personal pod of decadence and shame. Amusingly, Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft is calling it the "Forever Alone Pod."

For a mere 798,000 yen (roughly $8,000), you too can shut out the rest of the world. Preorders are being taken now.

Remember, what happens in the "Cozy Room," stays in the "Cozy Room." Or at least we hope so.

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Winners of 3D Printed UAS Challenge

Winners of 3D Printed UAS Challenge | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
iMaterialize, a Belgium based company, which aims to make high quality 3D printing accessible to as many people as possible, launched a contest back in February, along with Autodesk and Flexbot, to see who could come up with the most creative 3D...

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Printing Teddy Bears: A Technique for 3D Printing of Soft Interactive Objects - YouTube

Link to project page & press release: http://www.disneyresearch.com/project/printed-teddy-bears/ This paper considers the design, construction, and example u...
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Concrete that's built to last - YouTube

Engineering postdoctoral researcher Marina Kozhukhova and doctoral student Scott Muzenski demonstrate the abilities of a superhydrophobic, malleable and "sma...
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How to convert your smartphone into a projector - YouTube

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3D organ holograms bring out-of-body experience for surgeons - Atlanta Journal Constitution

3D organ holograms bring out-of-body experience for surgeons - Atlanta Journal Constitution | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it

 

3D organ holograms bring out-of-body experience for surgeons
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Realview's co-founder Shaul Gelman says it begins with data from X-ray, MRI or ultrasound imaging, reproduced as a 3D hologram.

 


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Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's...
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FREE Download Trial | Quantum iNfinity App | Quantum iLife/iNfinity Biofeedback App

Download a FREE Trial version of the Quantum iNfinity Biofeedback app designed for all mobile devices. Installs directly onto your mobile device.
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What if Our Hair Dryers and Blenders Worked Like Open Source Code?

What if Our Hair Dryers and Blenders Worked Like Open Source Code? | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
Have you ever looked at your hair dryer and wondered if it could make a killer latte? Or if your desk lamp could double as a projector in a pinch?

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Interactive Air Screen Displair Amazing Demo - YouTube

As the name suggests, it is an air display. This piece of technology is no dream. Within the past few years, a team of Russian technicians has invented Displ...
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Woodstack Wallets

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Don’t let your pockets suffer an identity crisis! Woodstack Wallets are a unique way to carry around your cash and cards.
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One oven-baked robot to go, please

One oven-baked robot to go, please | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
Lots of people make their own robots, and in all sorts of ways, but have you ever heard of anyone baking one in an oven? Researchers at MIT have injected fu...
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How BMW optimizes dynamics and efficiency. - YouTube

More than a decade ago, the BMW Group launched it's Efficient Dynamics development strategy. The aim: making BMW vehicles more dynamic and more efficient at ... (Decades of experience. The technology of the future.
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Some multirotors and drones models at the RomaDrone Expo in ...

Some multirotors and drones models at the RomaDrone Expo in ... | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
I recently attended the RomaDrone Expo in Rome, Italy and would like to share some of the models exposed. The expo was very much oriented at the professional market. Models were mainly big multirotors with high ...

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Multipurpose heavy lift large UAV hexacopter for sale

Multipurpose heavy lift large UAV hexacopter for sale | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
Professional multirotor UAV for long flight time and heavy payload aplications

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Monarch

For more info: http://research.ocadu.ca/socialbody/project/prosthetic-technologies-of-being
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Touring Ford's Decked-Out Skyliner Concept Van

Touring Ford's Decked-Out Skyliner Concept Van at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
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Glass that bends but doesn't break

Glass that bends but doesn't break | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it

Normally when you drop a drinking glass on the floor it shatters. But, in future, thanks to a technique developed in McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, when the same thing happens the glass is likely to simply bend and become slightly deformed. That’s because Prof. François Barthelat and his team have successfully taken inspiration from the mechanics of natural structures like seashells in order to significantly increase the toughness of glass. 

Normally when you drop a drinking glass on the floor it shatters. But, in future, thanks to a technique developed in McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, when the same thing happens the glass is likely to simply bend and become slightly deformed. That’s because Prof. François Barthelat and his team have successfully taken inspiration from the mechanics of natural structures like seashells in order to significantly increase the toughness of glass. 

“Mollusk shells are made up of about 95 per cent chalk, which is very brittle in its pure form,” says Barthelat. “But nacre, or mother-of-pearl, which coats the inner shells, is made up of microscopic tablets that are a bit like miniature Lego building blocks, is known to be extremely strong and tough, which is why people have been studying its structure for the past twenty years.”

Previous attempts to recreate the structures of nacre have proved to be challenging, according to Barthelat. “Imagine trying to build a Lego wall with microscopic building blocks. It’s not the easiest thing in the world.” Instead, what he and his team chose to do was to study the internal ‘weak’ boundaries or edges to be found in natural materials like nacre and then use lasers to engrave networks of 3D micro-cracks in glass slides in order to create similar weak boundaries. The results were dramatic.

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Dali in holographic space - SPIE Newsroom

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Dali in holographic space
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Gabor had developed the idea one day while sitting on a tennis court, contemplating the recording of the interference of light in 3D space.

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UC Drone Flight Demo - YouTube

University of Cincinnati engineering researchers are finding new and unique approaches to developing autopilots for unmanned aerial vehicles and getting them...
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3D-printing "can produce up to 150 prosthetic eyes per hour"

3D-printing "can produce up to 150 prosthetic eyes per hour" | Futuristic Technologies | Scoop.it
Fripp Design and Research has developed 3D-printed prosthetic eyes that could be produced much faster than existing handmade versions.

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