Sunday, November 05, 2006

Our Technological Future - Mixed Bag #5

Where can you get 27 of the coolest technology links, all collected in one blogpost?

That's right. Only here, on Our Technological Future.


Very realistic and lifelike water simulation


Self-assembling gel stops bleeding in seconds

SuperBus Answers to Your Texts

ZPrinter 310 Plus

Physicians Stop Liver Cancer with Millions of Glass Beads

Antimatter and matter combine in chemical reaction

Physicists make atomic clock breakthrough

Symbian forecasts the death of the PC

Study: Stem Cells Could Treat ALS

MIT technique reveals inner lives of red blood cells

Digital age may bring total recall in future

Portable 'lab on a chip' could speed blood tests

A giant hop for robot-kind

Scientists say cancer-killing virus developed

St Mary's pilots ground-breaking tumour treatment

100 MPG Available Now!

Electronic chip, interacting with the brain, modifies pathways for controlling movement

Software generates video news bulletins

Team develops DNA switch to interface living organisms with computers

Pentagon's exoskeleton

Flexible electronic paper

One for the Ages: A Prescription That May Extend Life

Computing, 2016: What Won’t Be Possible?


The quantum world is about to get bigger


Rerouting Brain Circuits with Implanted Chips


Researchers teach computers how to name images by 'thinking'


Brain in a Dish

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3 comments:

i2b5dev said...

Hey Jan!

Sweeeeet posts. I was getting a little bored after a week of just archives!

(Just kidding - i know you're probably a pretty busy guy)

But I just wanna say that I was impressed by the water simulation - it's obviously an enormous computational cost to model fluids in motion; they say it's "home software" so it must use come clever algorithmic tricks to run on anything other than a megacluster.

Jan, in your opinion, do you think we will have accurate models for say, global weather systems or human organs by the end of the decade? or is this too optomistic in your opinion?

Jan-Willem Bats said...

I'm not sure about those simulations that you propose. The problem will not be computing power. A few years from now, anybody will be able to buy supercomputer-like power for a few cents per hour, thanks to advances in grid computing.

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_computing

The main problem lies in understanding how our organs work and then coming up with the software to simulate them.

Ofcourse, work on e-cells is already being conducted worldwide.

I'm not sure about the end of this decade. I'm pretty sure science will get it done well before the end of the next, though.

Jan-Willem

Explodicle said...

We have a ZCorporation Spectrum Z510 where I work (I'm a design engineer). It's a Santa Claus machine - but his elves make everything out of crumbly foam.

Still, it's way cool to design something at my workstation, go to lunch, and hold it in my hand when I get back.

Of course, the foam is just the start. When 3D printers can make metal parts, our company will be able to make much better products and save a metric assload in manufacturing costs.