Have I got some groovy new techstuff for you!
First off, Microsofts new technology that represents the future of computing (and management of... things that need management).
DARwIn will be America's first humanoid RoboCup competitor
My Electric Car is Faster Than Your Ferrari
Video Demonstration of Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser (MTHEL)
PAL-V (Flying car)
64MW Solar Installation About To Be Switched On!
Toshiba Matsushita Announces Development of Lightweight LED-Backlit LCD Panels
Rays light up life-like graphics
The Futurist: Hands-On With The Neatest New Nanotech
The Incredible Shrinking Engine
Hydrogen Storage: UNBF Researchers Achieve Technology Breakthrough
New Cell Type Identified in Cancer Development
Solar Plane to Fly Continuously Around Mars
Hair Cells Regeneration - Intercytex
Quantum mechanics may explain how humans smell
The Armed Robots Speak Hebrew
Solar Energy To Be Mainstream Power Source By 2025
Artificial lymph node transplanted into mice
Catalyst could help turn CO2 into fuel
Teenager achieves nuclear fusion at home
Man Lives Pollution-Free in First Solar-Hydrogen House
Photons Trapped for Record Time
Powerful Little Light: LED With 1,000 Lumens
Molecular Switch Holds Key to Reserve Supply of Muscle Stem Cells
These Boots Were Made for 22 M.P.H.
UNC scientists discover cellular 'SOS' signal in response to UV skin damage
County to Vaporize Trash - Poof!
A Single-Photon Server with Just One Atom
'Almost Human' by Lee Gutkind (review of book about robot intelligence)
New Weight Loss Drug Acomplia On The Horizon
Is this the fabric of the universe?
Key to memory formation revealed
Scientists Make Ice Hotter Than Boiling Water
8 Signs Google is Planning to Build a National Wireless Network
New Biofuels Process Promises To Meet All U.S. Transportation Needs
Self-Propelled Diodes Could Traverse the Human Body
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Have I got some groovy new techstuff for you!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I'm starting this mixed bag off with a good look at a very promising, upcoming videogame called Crysis.
Recently, some footage of a Crysis level editor has appeared on the web.
Follow the above link to see part 2. Higher resolution and wmv format also available at the source.
As you can see, the visuals are stunning.
Ofcourse, I was expecting nothing less because of some earlier screenshots that have been released quite some time ago:
You can find more "Crysis vs Real Life" pictures here and here (both links Dutch, but that's okay because it's about the pictures anyway).
Personally, I prefer Crysis environments over real life environments.
But then again, I'm a techno geek. ;)
Also very realistic looking (in motion, not visually), is the upcoming game Little Big Planet.
I found another realistic render which is not related to any game, but it's so impressive I just had to include it.
I'm not sure which one is more impressive... this one, or the black guy from Crysis above.
On with the rest of this mixed bag of kick-ass techno links!
It's got everything... from selectively wiping out memories in mice to regenerating hair. From robots to the upcoming revolution of renewable energy. From artificial intelligence to really fast internet.
Oh, and cars too!!!
First high-resolution 3D image of a complete cell
Robot that roams the body to seek and destroy cancer
A jacket for people who like to get high
Venture Capitalists Want to Put Some Algae in Your Tank - New York Times
GM plans all-electric car in 2010
Robotic age poses ethical dilemma
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles for a Sustainable Future
Nokia Moving Into Nanotechnology
New Spinal Cord Treatment Available
Nano-Batteries That Keep On Going
Intel to improve video, vertex shading in its Integrated Graphics CPU's
Scientists succeed in tooth and hair regeneration
Get Pounded by TN Games' ForceWear Vest
Holister on nanotechnology and energy
Salamander robot uses 'spinal cord' to move
AI Cited for Unlicensed Practice of Law
Communicating by Brain Waves
Installing Thin Film Solar On Metal Roof - Easier Than Falling Off A Log
Hmm ... rats think like humans
Protein found to tan skin and protect it from skin cancer
Human and Mice share 99 % of genes
UK military awaits Skynet launch
Top 5 Future Technologies
Nanotechnology for health: 10-year EU-US perspective
The Thinking Machine (about software that mimics the human brain)
Coolest High-Tech Cars 2007
Full steam ahead for Nevada solar project
Whatever Happened to Virtual Reality?
Wipe out a single memory - Drug can clear away one fearful memory while leaving another intact
Tech Firms Push to Use TV Airwaves for Internet
A Smarter Web
IBM begins Production of Cell Chip at 65nm
Intel joins flash memory hard drive fray
Invisible Revolution (about materials that can revolutionize telecom, data storage and solar energy)
Nanowires in the blood could feel the pressure
Start-Up Fervor Shifts to Energy in Silicon Valley
Spacecraft may surf the solar system on magnetic fields
Nanopiezotronics - a pathway to self-powering nanodevices
2009: The Year of 3D
And to top if all off, some fascinating physics articles.
Two of these last few links are in contradiction with each other. Can you find out which ones? ;)
Particle physics on the cancer ward
Physicists Modify Double-Slit Experiment to Confirm Einstein's Belief
Discovery Makes Black Holes More Puzzling
Scientists break speed of light
Science hopes to change events that have already occurred
You Can't Travel Back in Time, Scientists Say
Posted by Jan-Willem Bats on Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
The Future of Weapons - The XM307 Rifle
I don't condone violence or wars in any way, but I have to admit: the technology behind this weapon is amazing. This highly advanced, super accurate, recoil-free sniper rifle can program bullets to explode right after entering a window, thereby taking out any bad guys who might be hiding in the room.
In only a few minutes, it can be modified to be a .50 machine gun, powerful enough to take down walls.
You have to see it to believe it, so I have included a demonstration for your viewing pleasure:
Project Epoc - Mind Reading Device for Gamers
Higgs boson: Glimpses of the God particle
Dutch pioneer floating eco-homes
Reverse-engineering the brain's circuitry
Marvin Minsky On The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
To Be Almost Human Or Not To Be, That Is The Question (robots)
Virtual-Reality Video Game Helps Link Depression To Specific Brain Area
Heliodisplay/ Interactive Free-Space Display
Iranian family key to fatal heart gene
U.S. to develop new hydrogen bomb (requires subscription, get free login info at www.bugmenot.com)
Shell turns to wood chips and straw in search for the road fuel of the future
An Alternative to the Computer Mouse (eyetracker)
Scientists Use Bacteria to Store Data
Medication 'Robot' Fits Inside Tooth
Cheap Nano Solar Cells
Nanorod coating makes least reflective material ever
Have scientists found a way to read your mind?
The rice with human genes
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV
Scientists claim first in using brain scans to predict intentions
Environmentally minded ingenuity drives the latest business wave to plant its roots in the Bay Area
Posted by Jan-Willem Bats on Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Another cool bag of technology links.
Even more than in my previous post, but collected in about half the time.
How GPUs Work (have a look at tomorrow's level of realism in computer graphics)
James Bond-style strap-on jet pack flying wing to extend special forces
Detailed Roadmap of the 21st Century (should you have the desire to become a lucid dreamer... this clip will provide you with plenty of inspiration I think)
Dexter Walks (biped robot)
Future Forecasts for the Next 25 Years
Led Paint Drawing Technology
Lie detector software catches e-mail fibbers
Xerox Inkless Printer
Inter-planetary Internet expands to Mars and beyond
Chemical origami shrinks 2D discs into 3D objects
Nanotech Chain Mail Fabric a Perfect Fit
Milky Way Black Hole May Be a Colossal Particle Accelerator
The Future of Garbage
Fuel Cell Car and Experiment Kit
Electricity from Seaweed
Mice get smarter with drug (requires login which you can get at www.bugmenot.com)
Body shop (cybernetics)
Carbon Nanotubes versus HIV
Bionic cat eyes help in battle against human blindness
What If the Singularity Does NOT Happen
Brain works more chaotically than previously thought
Chinese Scientists Control Pigeons With Brain Implant
First steps to develop artificial retina with nanotechnology
Scientists invent real-life `Star Trek Tricorder`
Gravity waves to show birth of cosmos
A hidden twist in the black hole information paradox
Regain walking ability with robot-driven leg support
The 12 greenest cars of 2007
Solar powered robot chariot
Nanotechnology Seen as Answer to Counterfeiters
Researchers safely regenerate failing mouse hearts with programmed embryonic stem cells
Let Robots Sweat the Boring Stuff
NASA tests moon building
Liposuctioned fat stem cells to repair bodies
Milestone for giant physics lab
Singularities and Nightmares
Fantastic animation that visualizes physiology of the body
Robots and Emotion
Nanotechnology in a small world
Army Developing Paralysis Beam
Algorithm helps computers beat humans at Go
Man Invents Machine To Cure Cancer
Electric switch could turn on limb regeneration
Easy Cheap Solar Heat
Microscope discerns atoms of different elements
The thinnest material ever and could revolutionise computers and medicine
AMD Demonstrates Accelerated Computing Solution that Breaks Teraflop Barrier
Posted by Jan-Willem Bats on Thursday, March 01, 2007