Project Mimicry uses sand to create a virtual landscape

by Mark R

I would imagine that one of the hardest things in real life to imitate in 3D computer graphics is stone. Some of you might remember the canyons in Cars that looked like fins on an Impala, but what if you really want a more realistic virtual canyon landscape? With Project Mimicry, all you need is sand and a special sensor. This is one of those technologies that you have to …

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NASA has a way of turning urine into a sports drink

by Mark R

Remember the opening shot of Waterworld where Kevin Costner pees into a cup, puts it through a machine, and drinks it? Would it greatly surprise you to know that NASA is working on giving this technology to the astronauts? The process uses forward osmosis, which is “the natural diffusion of water through a semi-permeable membrane from a solution of a lower concentration to a solution with a higher concentration”. This …

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The Aid cane helps track of vital signs

by Mark R

I think it is a huge stereotype that senior citizens don’t deal well with technology, but this tech cane can do some very helpful things. The cane, which is known as the Aid, has a built-in navigator that provides the user directions to a certain location. So if you get lost, this cane will point the way home. Additional features include monitors for the user’s pulse, blood pressure, as well …

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The future of eyeglasses

by Mark R

In the future, our glasses could help us see better in a different way. I’m talking about using some electronic technology on the glasses. Some Oxford researchers are working on some frames that have cameras mounted on the edges, along with lenses studded with lights. This allows the users with macular degeneration to see a simplified version of their surroundings. They also have some other interesting features like face detection, …

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Change your bike’s gears, with your mind

by Mark R

Lately, I have been teaching my son to ride a bicycle, and it reminds me of my days of awkward bike riding. I remember that I had a hard time with changing the gears, but what if I could do it with my mind? Parlee Cycles is apparently working on a concept bicycle made of carbon fiber that does just that. It is part of Toyota Prius Projects, and it …

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The airport of 2050 could actually be more efficient

by Mark R

I think we all know that air travel is getting a little more uncomfortable every year, and I think we all know that is going to get worse. In fact, a recent statistic has shown that it will increase from 6.5 million passengers per day to 44 million per day by the year 2050. Fortunately, aerospace giant EADS is teamed with a European tech consulting firm Altran to create a …

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Green Power Island creates more land and energy

by Mark R

This Green Power Island is designed to combat two things that the Earth might be greatly lacking in the future: land and energy. The architectural firm of Gottlieb Paludan from Copenhagen created a serious combination of eco-friendly power with the wind turbines near the shore, not to mention all of the solar panels taking up the landmass. That’s pretty visible from this mock-up image, but what you don’t see is …

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Pedal Powered School Bus ready to combat childhood obesity

by Mark R

I believe that I have said it before, but children have all this energy that adults actually need. I figure that you might as well tap into that energy in this pedal powered school bus! This bus, powered by Flintstones Kids technology, is made in the Netherlands by De Cafe Racer. It has room for about ten kids, and they will be put to work. Oh man, this would solve …

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