Introducing the Self-Healing Battery

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The Rise of Soft Robotics

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Subway-Generated Heat Could Power Your Home

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Infrared Vision May Pave the Way for X-Ray

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B003AUF1XI” locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41J1H28SZcL._SL75_.jpg” width=”75″]New research on infrared vision could pave the way to ultimately realizing science fiction’s fabled X-ray vision as a viable technology. A research team from the University of Buffalo has found a way to see through multiple layers of graphene sheets in order to identify the electronic properties of…

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Grand Cancun Eco Island to Open in 2020 for City’s 50th Anniversary

The eco island is the next step in noninvasive architecture that actively improves the environment. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cancun’s development into a worldwide tourist destination, designer Richard Moreta Castillo has envisioned the Grand Cancun eco-complex, expected to be completed in 2020.   The island’s concept was inspired by Cancun’s Mayan translation, ‘nest…

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Bloom is the Oceanic Farm of the Future

Oceanic farms are the way we will address global warming, solve our upcoming water shortage, and protect our interests in the future. Designed by the Paris-based company Sitbon Architectes, Bloom is a futuristic submersible farm that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by cultivating phytoplankton. Bloom will also be able to convert salt water into…

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Softening the City with Noise-Cancelling Technology

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Augmented, Virtual Reality: Quite the Combination

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EP0SIOG” locale=”us” height=”94″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Qrq-OUN7L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual reality is an immitation of the real world in a digital context. Augmented reality supplements a real-world experience with layers of digital interaction. In a combined experience, British researcher William Steptoe created a dual, virtual and augmented reality system to create what seems like a new reality altogether.…

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3D-Printer is Now Able to Manipulate Metal

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What Would I Say? is the Beginning of Status Prediction

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EUDOSS8″ locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511U%2BDrag1L._SL75_.jpg” width=”59″]Status prediction could be a crucial step needed in order to advance future robot consciousness. What Would I Say? is a program that analyzes all a Facebook user’s status updates and constructs a randomly generated “Frankenstein” status from the user’s history. The program was co-developed by Princeton graduates for…

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40% of Babies Learn Touch Technology Before Speaking

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00E435N1A” locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Eo4EoCByL._SL75_.jpg” width=”75″]Touch technology has altered over a third of infants’ development milestones, and we are seeing the creation of a true technophile generation happening right now. A surprising new study from Common Sense Media finds that 38% of babies under two use tablets and smartphones before learning how to speak.…

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