Tag: technology

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Optimal Battery

Biological scientists are developing new materials inspired by leaf veins. These materials are making ‘energy transfer’ extremely efficient. The concept is now being translated to improve rechargeable battery performance allowing them to last much longer and charged more rapidly. (a)…

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS?

We all remember the rock, paper, scissors game right! Stone beats scissors, paper beats stone, scissors beat paper…now wait a minute…we have stone paper?!? That’s right guys…and you better get used to it! Since the start of paper (100 BC…

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e-waste

Most people who have been living through the digital age by now have an electronic graveyard! Think of all the new and/or updated phones, TVs, desktop and laptop computers, game systems, CD players, printers and portable drives to mention but…

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GREEN ROOM

SPACE10 is a future-living lab and exhibition space in Copenhagen. They recently developed and are offering ‘open-source’ plans for a spherical farm pod called the ‘Growroom’. Designed by architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, the Growroom can free people to…

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Here is a vid well-worth watching! It demonstrates a range of futuristic technological possibilities (some of which already exist or are underway). We found the short vid to be both informative and inspirational. Learn! Enjoy!

ON AUTO-PILOT

If ‘Auto Blog’, the United Arab Emirates Roads and Transportation authority are to be believed, then Dubai is aiming to launch ‘air-taxis’ by the middle of 2017. They tested their ‘Ehang 184’ at the three-day World Government Summit lending the…

Vertical Veg

Producing a total of 80 tons of veggies a year, this 10,000 m2 futuristic vertical-farm in Singapore was founded by Panasonic. The system uses LED lighting to support indoor-farming strategies that avoid many of the problems associated with the normal…

Gone in 60 seconds

The GeoOrbital bike wheel offers a new take on bicycles! With this item, one can cleverly swap ‘only’ the front wheel of a bicycle for it to become electric. The wheel itself is battery-powered allowing your bike to become electric…

CARGO-BOT

Gita is an autonomous vehicle created by Piaggio Fast Forward. At just over 50cm in height, it can move around independently at 22 miles per hour whilst carrying up to 20kgs of cargo through complex environments. Its inventors have also…

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SPACE CLEAN-UP

Five decades worth of space junk (amounting to around 100 million pieces of steel and aluminium waste of various sizes) are in orbit around our globe, In a huge experimental effort, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently attempted to…