Smartphone-sized 3D projectors promise Star Wars-style hologram calls. Last week the The Wall Street Journal reported that a company called Ostendo Technologies Inc.(Buy Stock) created a chip that can control the color, brightness and angle of individual beams of light across one million pixels. What that means is that this Hologram phone commercial may not be that far off in the future. Again To see the future of technology, all you have to do is pay close attention to sci-fi movies.(DVICE)
NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has imaged this photo of a dense core of a star that blew up in a supernova explosion. It has been Nicknamed the “Hand of God,” One of the big mysteries of this object is whether the pulsar particles are interacting with the material in a specific way to make it look like a hand, or if the material is in fact shaped like a hand. Either way it’s an amazing photo. Read more on NASA.COM.
Water is shapeless and formless but its molecular structure can be changed by the ideas placed around it. There are recent scientific studies that have shown how the actual structure is changed based on sound variations and ideals within the environment. The studies even show changes to the water molecules strictly based on music or sound. So imagine the impact music has on the body that is made up of 95% water. Check out this in-depth article on The Mind Unleashed.
If you ever read the book 1984 that coined the phrase “big brother is watching” you would agree that what we could only imagine decades ago is now becoming a reality. Not focusing on the book’s communistic concept but the idea of this kind of technology being used in general civilian area’s for protection is awesome. Cyber Security is a hot topic and drones assisting with physical security within our cities does not sound like a bad thing. Even in Tom Cruse’s recent film Oblivion they depicted drones securing the parameter and making sure that all areas of the planet were secure. The bottom line is this, what we used to see in sci-fi movies like Star Track, StarGate, Star Wars etc. could be reality in the near future.
As I mentioned in an earlier post KUKA Robotics developed a robotic arm that they said could match the speed and accuracy of German table tennis legend Timo Boll. A duel was set for March 11th and we thought it was pretty interesting to watch the precision of the arm matched against a human. Timo Boll actually won! Well Done.
On March 11th, German robotics firm Kuka will pit its KR Agilus robot arm against table tennis phenom Timo Boll. The arm would have to match the speed, precision and accuracy of a human. This should be interesting.
Currently there are only four established elements in Hip-Hop. They include Graffiti Art, B-boy Dance Culture, MC / Rap and DJ ing. I always say the 5th element is Fashion but not everyone I speak to agree on that. This Blog started out with the idea of strictly focusing on these core elements; however we also recognized that science and technology are a big part of Hip-Hop culture as well. Today there is no question about the influence music has on the world especially the youth. From the beginning the pioneers considered Hip-Hop as both an art and science, so we are simply continuing to build on that foundation. Also, for people interested there are all sorts of science and engineering programs out there. In Charlotte they even offer Robotics Engineering summer youth programs at NC State University.
Remember the evil robot Ash from the movie Aliens, or Lieutenant Data from Star Track the next generation? Well the new trials for Artificial Skin were a success, showing that the developments in artificial skin production are very close to the real thing. So paired with recent developments in robotics, things could start to get really interesting. The study produced a Gel-like scaffolding populated with blood and lymph cells. After a period of incubation, the skin was grafted onto a test subject and actually did regulate fluid content meaning that it was able to repair itself the way human skin repairs itself after a cut or injury. Technology is advancing at a rate unparalleled in centuries past. (iflscience.com)
Later this month at the Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona, a new company will introduce a smartphone considered to be the most secure device ever for doing voice and text communication and Web browsing in complete privacy. The Phone is the product of a U.S. Company Silent Circle that created Secure Phone, along with the Spanish hardware manufacturer Geeks Phone. Silent Circle was also founded by Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP encryption method. Black Phone is being billed as the first integrated smartphone from the best privacy minds in the industry. For more information check out the link provided below.
Quantum teleportation became a reality in 1997 teleporting light particles (photons) and since physicists have even been able to teleport very small things like single atoms. Today the only problem with teleporting humans is that it would require more data storage then could ever be available. In fact, a conservative estimate would mean you’d need about 1022 gigabytes (1 followed by 22 zeroes) of hard drive space. That’s a stack of hard drives about 20 light-years tall. However, at least we know it’s possible and what it would take. So the question is what if they try some other inanimate objects like say try teleporting the new Jordans or stack of money? (Joking) This week Physicists even discovered energy can be teleported without a limit of distance. Awesome news now light, matter, and energy can be teleported. That’s what we call progress. This won’t help you on your long flights but at least you know that they are working on it. (Kirk out)
There are many smart watch concepts out there and this is just an idea of what Apple’s new iWatch might look like. It’s made out of rubber and only has a home and volume button. The curved touchscreeen will display apps and be the primary navigation option. The watch was designed by Tom Hamm and resembles the Nike Fuel Band. I like the futuristic design, and for avid watch collectors this will be a nice addition.
If you remember that episode of Star Wars when Jar Jar Binks had to lead Obi-Wan Kenobi and friends to an underwater city this post may sound familiar. Designer Jeabyun Yeon has basically created that same underwater breathing apparatus. It gives humans gills by extracting the oxygen under water through a filter of thread smaller than water molecules, and uses a very small micro compressor and micro battery. The technology is called Triton and now you can breathe under water like a fish without the use of bulky tanks. I know now you can’t wait to go on vacation to try it out. Happy Scuba Diving!
If you have a classic car or if you just have a hooptie with an old system there is a wireless solution for you. This new adapter from ION turns your cars cassette player into a wireless bluetooth receiver. Now you can play your music files or even stream Pandora and Spotify wirelessly through your classic cars cassette deck. Not only will this adapter stream music but it will also allow you to hear your phone calls as they are received through your car speaker system. This is definitely some awesome new technology!