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Aeros completes construction of Aeroscraft demonstrator

Aeros completes construction of Aeroscraft demonstrator | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
California-based Aeros Corporation has completed construction of its Aeroscraft airship proof-of-design sub-scale prototype.
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A new type of aircraft that combines lighter-than-air bouyancy with advanced aerodynamic features for high speed, high cargo capacity and long distance travel.

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$10,000 Car - AirPod - That Runs On Air

An amazing affordable auto that runs on air! AIRPod is the culmination of MDI studies on pollution and urban mobility. This concept will be the first to leav...
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Japan's 310-mph 'floating' trains

Japan's 310-mph 'floating' trains | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
The floating trains have no wheels, which reduces friction and helps them travel much faster. The maglev trains are instead propelled along a track by electromagnetic pull. The ride is quieter, and passengers get to their destinations faster. Makers claim the floating trains are much safer than traditional trains. For example, in the event of a power outage, the trains would slow down and "settle" on auxiliary wheels before braking to a stop. The manufacturers also say that maglev technology would cause much less pollution than the planes that currently connect the Shinagawa Station in Tokyo with Nagoya, Japan's third largest incorporated city — the route where the floating trains would first run.
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The future of the self-driving electric car.

The future of the self-driving electric car. | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve been following the trend of self-driving cars for some time now. It is by far one of the most interest trends. I feel it is going to create lots of new opportunities for entrepreneurs and change...

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Earthscrapers: Is Going Down Instead Of Up A Greener Way To Build?

Earthscrapers: Is Going Down Instead Of Up A Greener Way To Build? | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
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What is Arcology? | arcosanti.org

What is Arcology? | arcosanti.org | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

Arcology is Paolo Soleri's concept of cities which embody the fusion of architecture with ecology. The arcology concept proposes a highly integrated and compact three-dimensional urban form that is the opposite of urban sprawl with its inherently wasteful consumption of land, energy resources and time, and tendency to isolate people from each other and the community.

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Hybrid Systems

Hybrid Systems | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
Systems combining wind and solar energy have been made possible by recent technological developments. They are integrated easily into most homes and are often linked with a battery-backup system that provides energy security in case of grid failures.
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Eolic, Foldable Wind-Powered Generator by Marcos Madia « CubeMe

Eolic, Foldable Wind-Powered Generator by Marcos Madia « CubeMe | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

The Eolic is a wind-powered foldable generator. Designed by Marcos Madia, Sergio Ohashi and Juan Manuel Pantano. This concept is designed to create an easily foldable power generator to be used in the construction at places where there is no electric service. The generator can also be used to replace the electric service in small housing. All the equipment can be stored together in one package in order to provide an easy operation. It is made of the ultra light materials like aluminum and carbon fiber.

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Driverless Shuttle Pod, the Future of Public Transport Unveiled at Heathrow Airport, Uk « CubeMe

Driverless Shuttle Pod, the Future of Public Transport Unveiled at Heathrow Airport, Uk « CubeMe | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

The future of public transport has finally arrived with Heathrow Airport officially unveiling laser-guided travel pods.
The design was a joint effort between Heathrow’s owners DAA and Manufacturer ULTra PRT to prove the technology could be reliable, efficient, and most importantly, can work around complex existing infrastructure. The 22 electric pod cars replaced two diesel-powered buses that made 216 trips every day. They’re a sound solution for the endless loops that airport transportation must make. Plus, they’re not nearly as expensive as a monorail.

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The World’s Lightest Material Developed « CubeMe

The World’s Lightest Material Developed « CubeMe | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

A team of researchers from UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed the world’s lightest material – with a density of 0.9 mg / cc, making it around 100 times lighter than Styrofoam . Despite being 99.99 percent open volume, the new material boasts impressive strength and energy absorption, making it potentially useful for a range of applications.

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Reaction Engines Ltd - Space Access: SKYLON

Reaction Engines Ltd - Space Access: SKYLON | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

Driven by an extensive and pioneering technology programme, Reaction Engines Ltd has made a breakthrough in aerospace technology that is now allowing the development of engines that will propel aircraft at speeds of up to five times the speed of sound or directly into Earth orbit.

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DVICE: 50-core processor brings us one step closer to the Singularity

DVICE: 50-core processor brings us one step closer to the Singularity | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

You're looking into the eye of a monstrous processing beast. Intel showed off this 50-core processor in Jun 1, 2010. It's called "Knights Corner," an energy-efficient 22-nanometer processor that will somehow shoehorn more than 50 cores onto a single chip

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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What exactly IS a MOOC? (infographic) - EdTech Times

What exactly IS a MOOC? (infographic) - EdTech Times | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
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How space-based solar power will solve all our energy needs

How space-based solar power will solve all our energy needs | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
Humanity's demand for energy is growing at an astonishing rate. Combine this with an ever-dwindling supply of fossil fuels, and it becomes painfully clear that something innovative and powerful is required.
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MIT’s Stackable City Car

MIT’s Stackable City Car | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

While public transportation is a great green urban option, the “last mile” problem is a real shortcoming- referring to the conundrum of the extra distance from your bus or train stop to your doorstep (while this may seem trivial to some, Midwestern commuters can attest to the annoyance of this problem). The folks at MIT think that they may have a solution to that problem: The City Car, a stackable electric two-passenger city vehicle, would combine the best features of mass transit, car-sharing, and personal vehicles in a high-density, high-convenience system.

 

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Solar Ship

Solar Ship | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

Solar Ship is a buoyantly assisted aircraft, possible through a confluence of modern developments. Advanced aerodynamics, synthetic textile laminates, smart electronics, lightweight batteries, and high-efficiency photovoltaics.

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Print 3D Models - 1200es Series 3D Printer | Dimension 3D Printers

Print 3D Models - 1200es Series 3D Printer | Dimension 3D Printers | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
The Dimension 1200es series allows you to print 3D models right in your office. Large build capacity for large, functional 3D printed models.
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The Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine invented by Blackwells, is capable of printing and binding a book on-demand, while the customer waits.
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Dow Solar rolls out Solar Shingles in California and Texas

Dow Solar rolls out Solar Shingles in California and Texas | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
Dow Solar is rolling out its new POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles in northern California and central Texas.
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The Levytator

The steps of the Levytator, an escalator created by a City University London Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jack Levy, employ free-form curves in a way to make the escalator bend and shape to its surrounding environment.
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Da Vinci surgical robot peeling a grape at Southmead Hospital event

Da Vinci surgical robot requires no introduction.There are more than 1,000 Da Vinci robots worldwide, and this particular robot has performed 450 prostate cancer removals alone. In this video, surgeons at Southmead Hospital in the UK demonstrated its ability to make delicate cuts by peeling a grape.
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Surgical robot:

 

A video from youtube that was shared by millions about the Da Vinci robot that completes surgical operations on humans. This is part of the current trend in the IT industry and will be one of the most important  technologies  of the next decade.

In this video scientists show how technology is the futre of medicine and the importance of having surgical robots operating all over the world.

After creating this robot and writing many programs they have finally gotten it right. A robot that can  cut so delicately and steadily it can perform surgical procedures on humans. Surgeons from a hospital in the UK demonstrated the robots fine ability to make careful and precise cuts by getting the robot to peel the skin off a grape.

The research that has been conducted by the scientist focuses on the capability of a robot and the difference in successful surgery. A robot is a steady piece of machinery that can successfully complete life threatening operations. A human hand is a different story the surgeon may get shakey if they are working on a small sensitive  part of the human body. If the surgery is one that is time consuming and can only be completed by a certain surgeon then they may become tured, and the risk of faults increases.

This research topic focuses solely on the future of technology and the importance of it. The surgical robot will help to save many lives world wide and that is why it is one of the 5 most important pieces of technology.

The limitation on the surgical robot is that we were only told that it has successfullly completed surgery’s and were shown the skinning of a grape. This will be proven more important if the audience was shown a video of the robot conducting a life saving operation.

The video shows evidence that out of all the different variety’s of technology a surgical robot is one of the most important technological advances and will continue to improve and become well-known and muchly needed world wide over the next decade.

The research conducted is on ‘Over the next  5-10 years what is the most important technologies in the technolgy industry’. This has been proven  to be one of the important technologies because it results in saving life’s and create’s a higher survival rate.

 

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The Watermill Provides Drinkable Water From Air « CubeMe

The Watermill Provides Drinkable Water From Air « CubeMe | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it

The Watermill is an ingenious little device that attaches to the side of your house, sucks in humid air and converts it to water. It performs its own filtering and purification by exposing the water to an ultraviolet sterilizer, making it safe for cooking and drinking. The Watermill can produce up to 12 litres of water a day. Currently, the system runs off the grid, but expect a solar or wind powered version in the future.

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Hyperion hopes mini nuclear reactors will power the world

Hyperion hopes mini nuclear reactors will power the world | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
The technology, licensed to Santa Fe start-up Hyperion Power Generation, will see factory-sealed mini nuclear power plants delivered on trucks, placed beneath communities, and able to provide power for up to 20,000 homes.
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Meka Robotics - Dexterous Mobile Manipulators and Humanoids

Meka Robotics - Dexterous Mobile Manipulators and Humanoids | Advanced Technology | Scoop.it
At Meka we develop world-class hardware and software systems for robotics researchers, specializing in robots designed to work in everyday environments.
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