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New nanostructure for batteries keeps going and going

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2012 04:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A cleverly designed double walled nanostructure that lasts more than 6,000 cycles, far more than needed by electric vehicles or mobile electronics
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Which of these 5 disruptive tech predictions will get real this decade?

Posted in Hardware on 11th May, 2012 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Here we collected forecasts from top tech thinkers about how our electronic lives will evolve over the decade to come.
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Report: Apple HDTV will have FaceTime camera, Siri and AirPlay

Posted in Hardware on 11th May, 2012 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Nobody knows for sure anymore if Apples rumored Siri powered HDTV/iTV will see the light of day by the end of the year.
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10 current technologies directly inspired by science fiction

Posted in Hardware on 11th May, 2012 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Its no secret that science fiction stories have sparked imaginations throughout history.
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Thomas Sterling: I Think We Will Never Reach Zettaflops

Posted in Hardware on 8th May, 2012 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
As supercomputing makes its way through the petascale era, the future of the technology has never seemed so uncertain
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Google gets Nevada driving licence for self drive car

Posted in Hardware on 8th May, 2012 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Driverless cars will soon be a reality on the roads of Nevada after the state approved America's first self driven vehicle licence.
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Disneys touch sensors detect gestures on flesh, furniture, or water

Posted in Hardware on 7th May, 2012 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Disney Research is back with what looks like a fairly sophisticated touch sensing technology.
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Did Apple settle on Plan B for the third generation iPad?

Posted in Hardware on 7th May, 2012 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple may have had designs on a thinner tablet for what arrived as the new iPad. If only it could have gotten hold of the display technology that it really wanted.
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Robot reveals the inner workings of brain cells

Posted in Hardware on 7th May, 2012 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a way to automate the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the living brain
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Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone unveiled

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2012 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy S3.
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3D hologram like telepods may revolutionize videoconferencing

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2012 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A Queens University researcher has created a Star Trek like human scale 3D videoconferencing pod
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Nature inspired materials could help camouflage

Posted in Hardware on 3rd May, 2012 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Smart clothes that change colour could help people to camouflage just like squid and zebrafish do, say scientists.
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10 GHz Optical Transistor Built Out Of Silicon

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2012 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Electrons are pretty good at processing information but not so good at carrying it over long distances.
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Super Precise Laser Scalpel Minimizes Collateral Damage

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2012 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
An ultra fast tiny laser can work as a miniature scalpel inside the body, making careful incisions or excisions while leaving healthy tissue intact.
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Nvidia launches $999 graphics card with the worlds fastest gaming performance

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2012 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Nvidia is seeking to extend its lead as the leader in game graphics today with the launch of its first dual chip Kepler graphics card.
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Planetary Resources Arkyd will be nodes of a Hypertelescope able to resolve down to one kilometer on exoplanets out to 20 lightyears

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2012 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Hypertelescopes are arrays of telescopes that are used together to increase their resolution
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