If you really want to flip your wig, read why humans may want to explore and colonize 10-24 m and smaller scale space at H+.
Cheap sensor technology mixed with AI is poised to radically change how humans and computers interact.
Right now the 3d living room scanner of choice is Microsofts Kinnect box. Where is this technology going? Emotion detection? Lip reading? Home security? Baby sitting? Medical scanning? Read reports of Kinnect 2.0 here. Read about Microsofts investment in new Kinnect technology start ups here.
5 to 11 percent of protiens are shared by all life on earth. Perhaps the world is one giant super organism? Scientists studying origins of life are debating the subject. Read about LUCA here. Read about Gaia here.
Whats the latest robot news? Read about jumping robots at IEEE and worm robots at Physorg. Check the MIT research into flying robots that think for themselves also at Physorg (they like the robots). Learn about prison robots at the BBC. Read about brain surgery robots here. And, of course, The World Robot Olympiad is described here.
Scientific advances that were ahead of their time as explored by Cracked Magazine.
Quantum Computers are exponentially faster than standard computers and use 100th of the power. Suddenly those energy harvesting sneakers make sense!
Read about quantum super computers here.
Read about consumer quantum computers hitting the market in 2017 here.
Wisconsin scientists have demonstrated that neurons, grown from human embryonic stem cells can successfully send and receive signals. Read more here.
Successful preliminary tests on a laboratory-made human protein that reduces bad chloresterol. Read about it here.
Successful proof of concept in pixelated contact lenses. Your next computer screen may be your eyeball. Read about it here.
Unfortunately, one of the few sectors still funding ambitious large scale forward thinking technology programs is… the military. One can only hope that these technologies will be adapted to civillian usage as soon as possible.
Darpa’s hypersonic glider is being designed for 6,100 miles per hour. If applied to civillian flying cars, it would make the entire world within a workers commute distance. Read about it here.
Terminator or C3p0? Military robots could lead to asteroid mining. Read an overview at the Christian Science Monitor. The latest Ostrich robot is described at ieee Spectrum. Watch the the latest work from Boston Dynamics below.