Posts tagged tech
Star Wars fanatics who’ve longed for the days of fleets of laser-equipped vessels blasting enemies out of the sky and sea, your ship has quite literally come in.
A new Apple patent details some curious “self-righting” technologies that could put an end to the dreaded cracked screen. The U.S. patent application is for protective mechanisms that would “selectively alter a center of mass” of a device, compliments of a variety of aeronautical features even James Bond could get behind. Read more.
Wow. Someone is over-thinking this problem… I think I’ll stick with my homemade “carved-out sponge” iPhone case, thank you very much ;)
Charge Your Cell Phone In 5 Seconds
Could this be THE revolution in batteries we’ve been longing for? Could graphine be useful at last? Trace tells us more about this surprisingly simple discovery…
Time to bring a little Armageddon to the asteroids I think. Can I fire the “laser”?
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.
Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than 60 people recover partial sight, with some experiencing better results than others. Read more…
You might think the biggest touchdown of Super Bowl XLVII came from Jacoby Jones’ record-setting 108-yard kickoff return, but in terms of social media, last night’s blackout recorded the biggest spike, especially in end zone of advertisers and comedians.
If a robot begged for mercy, could you still “kill” it? In a modern-day interpretation of the of the famous Milgram Experiments, scientists from the University of Canterbury see how close people will go when told to “kill.”
If my computer begged for mercy, however, I don’t think I’d care too much <oops>
You can’t take Larry anywhere…
Larry was created by microbiologist Catherine Makison-Booth at the United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Laboratory in the Occupational Hygiene Unit. The lab’s scientists hope this robot can show exactly how the norovirus, which causes violent vomiting, spreads from human to human. Once we know where the puke goes, we can contain the virus better. Read more…