Elon Musk the founder of PayPal, Telsa Motors and SpaceX gave an interview detailing why innovation the below mentioned three areas are the ones that will profoundly affect humanity: Rapid, low-cost, perfect DNA sequencing, fully reusable orbital rocket and viable fusion. What’s more he believes the innovations are likely to originate primarily in the west coast of the USA! For… Read more →
“Saturn fly-by video…it’s made from thousands of hi-res photographs taken by the Cassini orbiter” Via Kottke.Org.
Below footage from NASA’s satellite “Huygen” landing on Titan (moon of Saturn)
“This panoramic view was created by combining a total of 165 images taken by the Cassini wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006. The full mosaic consists of three rows of nine wide-angle camera footprints; only a portion of the full mosaic is shown here. Color in the view was created by digitally compositing ultraviolet, infrared and clear filter images and was then adjusted to resemble natural color”….<More>
Toyota’s vision of robots is to build ” robots that embody “kindness” and “intelligence” and that will be able to assist with human activities in applications such as ” elderly care, manufacturing, and mobility in the near future”
Some of the Technologies employed include developing ” artificial lips that move with the same finesse as human lips, which, together with robot’s` hands, enables the robots to play trumpets like humans do.
For the Mobiro personal mobility robot “Toyota came up with the new stabilizing technologies for robots. A small, light-weight and low-cost high-precision-sensors, developed based upon automotive sensor technology, are used as an attitude sensor that detects a tilt of a robot”… <More>.
“The TankPitstop is an automated fuel robot which allows motorists to refuel and pay without actually doing anything themselves. The innovative robotic technology will make refuelling much easier”….<More>
NYCE Wheels introduces electric power to their Brompton folding bikes. The battery is as portable as the bike and is installed with a carrying case and puncture resistant Schwalbe Marathon tires . The speed is up to 20mph , with a range of 20 miles with pedaling. A bit weighty and pricey at 43 pounds and $2500….. NYCE Wheels… Read more →
“In the early days of television, the government established empty areas between TV channels to guard against broadcast interference. Over the years, great advances in technology have eliminated the need for these buffers. New technology also makes broadband Internet service a viable option for this unused spectrum. White spaces will bring universal, affordable high-speed Internet access to millions of Americans… Read more →
The EGO by South Korean manufacturer Raonhaje “The personal semi-sub has an underwater cockpit that’s flanked on three sides by thick, acrylic glass. Up top, above the water, the central hull has two pontoons for both buoyancy and sunbathing. You can also see the view above the ocean on the cabin’s LCD monitor, which is linked to a high resolution… Read more →