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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other 'transparent' solar cells that we've reported on in the past, which are actually quite colorful and opaque, this one really is transparen. The team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from

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Next Big Future: Ten Kilowatts beamed 500 meters in a proof of concept for space based solar power

Next Big Future: Ten Kilowatts beamed 500 meters in a proof of concept for space based solar power | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has conducted ground demonstration testing of "wireless power transmission," a new technology presently under development to serve as the core technology of the space solar power systems (SSPS) that are expected to be the power generation systems of the future. With successful completion of the test at the company's Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works, MHI has now verified the viability of long-distance wireless power transmission.
In the ground demonstration test, 10 kilowatts (kW) of power was sent from a transmitting unit by microwave. The reception of power was confirmed at a receiver unit located at a distance of 500 meters (m) away by the illumination of LED lights, using part of power transmitted.


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Chameleon-like artificial ‘skin’ shifts color on demand | KurzweilAI

Chameleon-like artificial ‘skin’ shifts color on demand | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
This chameleon-like artificial skin changes color as a tiny amount of force is applied (credit: The Optical Society/OSA) Engineers from the University of
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This Mirror House Is a Giant Optical Illusion

This Mirror House Is a Giant Optical Illusion | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Most of us are content getting back to nature with a good ol' fashioned hiking or camping trip every now and again.

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This is How Google Will Control Project Loon Balloons' Altitudes

This is How Google Will Control Project Loon Balloons' Altitudes | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Google has been granted a patent for its methods to control the altitude of its Project Loon balloons, which operate in the stratosphere over 12 miles (20 km) above sea level.

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This Woman Flew an F-35 Simulator with Her Mind

This Woman Flew an F-35 Simulator with Her Mind | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A patient for an experimental DoD robotics program, is breaking ground in freeing the mind from the limitations of the body.

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DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com

DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The US military’s advanced research division – DARPA – has revealed details of its ‘cortial modem’ which wants to turn the inside of the human eye into an advanced display powered by the spine.

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DARPA implant could give people Terminator-like Vision

DARPA implant could give people Terminator-like Vision | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Leave it to the US Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create something that makes smart glasses and augmented reality headsets seem passé: the team behind some of the military’s most cutting edge technology is creating implants that can give people Terminator vision.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, February 21, 10:46 PM

Some of this technology is already being used in "heads up displays" for pilots and in enhanced night vision goggles for the military.  While this cutting edge research has a definite application to restoring vision to the blind, it can be misused by those in power.  I think I've watched too many "Terminator" movies....."I'll be baaack."  Aloha, Russ.

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D’un simple clin d’oeil, cette lentille de contact vous permet de zoomer et de voir trois fois plus loin

D’un simple clin d’oeil, cette lentille de contact vous permet de zoomer et de voir trois fois plus loin | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Depuis quelques années la correction ophtalmologique a connu d’importants progrès techniques. La preuve : des chercheurs suisses viennent de mettre au point des lentilles de contact permettant de zoomer ce que vous voyez littéralement en un clin d’oeil. DGS vous en dit plus sur cette technologie.  Bientôt, les lentilles de contact ne seront plus un dispositif transparent tout simple à poser sur l’oeil pour corriger un seul et unique problème de vue ou modifier la couleur de son iris. Déjà, des chercheurs ont réussi a créer une lentille capable de lire le taux de glycémie de son porteur, ce qui serait particulièrement utile pour les diabétiques, et dans un registre moins médical, Google travaille sur des lentilles comportant des caméras intégrées.

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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

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Meditation associated with slower age-related loss of gray matter in the brain | KurzweilAI

Meditation associated with slower age-related loss of gray matter in the brain | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Negative correlations between global gray matter and age. The X-axis displays the chronological age (in years); the Y-axis displays the global gray matter
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What is wearable tech? Everything you need to know explained

What is wearable tech? Everything you need to know explained | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
You'd be forgiven for wondering what the fuss about wearable tech is, given the explosion of smartwatches, fitness trackers, sports watches and other connected devices in 2014. Put simply, wearables are the biggest new innovation in technology since the smartphone – and the possibilities are endless. Essential reading: The A-Z of wearable tech terms Over…

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Marta Torán's curator insight, February 8, 4:46 AM

Tecnología "Wearable" para "llevar puesta", como un reloj, una pulsera, una camiseta o unas gafas... Un artículo muy interesante sobre una innovación que cambiará nuestras vidas.

Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, February 11, 10:26 AM

Ilustrativo

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"Organs-on-a-Chip" Aims to Eliminate Animal Testing from Drug Research

"Organs-on-a-Chip" Aims to Eliminate Animal Testing from Drug Research | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Imagine a future when promising drugs won't take a decade to develop, when early success more often translates to later adoption, and when we no longer need to rely on animal testing. After decades...
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Report: Uber hired 50 scientists from Carnegie Mellon to build self driving cars

Report: Uber hired 50 scientists from Carnegie Mellon to build self driving cars | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
We knew this day would come, but we didn’t know it would be this soon. According to TechCrunch, Uber is building a research facility in Pittsburgh to invent its own self-driving cars.

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Drugs that dramatically increase healthy lifespan discovered by Scripps Research, Mayo Clinic | KurzweilAI

Drugs that dramatically increase healthy lifespan discovered by Scripps Research, Mayo Clinic | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Sprycel (credit: Bristol-Myers Squibb) A research team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Mayo Clinic and other institutions has identified a new
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Kokkugia is an experimental architecture research practice led by Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith, with offices in Melbourne and London.
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Can We Trust Robot Cars to Make Hard Choices?

Can We Trust Robot Cars to Make Hard Choices? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The ethics of robot cars has been a hot topic recently. In particular, if a robot car encounters a situation where it is forced to hit one person or another—which should it... read more

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Why 3D printing is set to revolutionise manufacturing

Why 3D printing is set to revolutionise manufacturing | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Although currently the domain of high-value engineering, 3D printing is on course to change the way we make things - and maybe even shop

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Petita 'Pickle'™'s curator insight, March 11, 4:31 AM

“There’s a perception that just because 3D printers have hit the high street for a few hundred pounds they are going to dispense with traditional factories. There’s a long journey to get to that point.”

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What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?

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Volvo Has a “Production-Viable” Autonomous Car, Will Put It on the Road by 2017

Volvo Has a “Production-Viable” Autonomous Car, Will Put It on the Road by 2017 | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Twenty-eight—that’s how many cameras, lasers, sensors, and radar units make up the self-driving system Volvo says it could put into a production vehicle today. Let that soak in, folks, especially the “today” part. Volvo claims its Autopilot system is “reliable enough to take over every aspect of driving in autonomous mode...” 

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John Niles's curator insight, February 21, 7:25 PM
Details on the location of the sensors are provided. 100 of these cars will be put in the hands of consumers as a test in 2017.
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Gold nanotubes image and destroy cancer cells in three ways | KurzweilAI

Gold nanotubes image and destroy cancer cells in three ways | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Pulsed near infrared light (shown in red) is shone onto a tumor (shown in white) that is encased in blood vessels. The tumor is imaged by multispectral

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15 Totally Trippy Photo Illusions

15 Totally Trippy Photo Illusions | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Can you trust your eyes?

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Vonny~'s curator insight, February 15, 3:11 AM

Love it! :)

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Researchers create Soybots, mobile micro-garden, to be on the go

Researchers create Soybots, mobile micro-garden, to be on the go | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Purdue University professors designed a robotic platform allowing indoor plants to search for light to sustain nourishment.

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High-efficiency concentrating solar cells move to the rooftop | KurzweilAI

High-efficiency concentrating solar cells move to the rooftop | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Prototype rooftop CPV solar panel being tested outdoors. The small black squares under each lenslet in the close-up are the solar cells.  (Credit: Nature
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Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov - Science Fiction Giants' Clear Views of the Future

Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov - Science Fiction Giants' Clear Views of the Future | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Amazing interview above with novelist and futurist Arthur C. Clarke in 1976, who matter of factly describes the internet much as we know it today. Clarke is in the pantheon of 20th century science ...

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