Cyborg A cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") is a theoretical or fictional being with both organic and biomechatronic parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline. D. S. Scientists Develop Telescopic Contact Lenses That Can Zoom 3X Over the past year, we’ve heard about some pretty interesting developments in the world of contact lenses. Scientists have made progress on creating a pair of “smart” lenses for diabetics that are capable of monitoring glucose levels, and Google is even inventing a set with an in-built camera. Now, researchers in Switzerland are working towards bringing us magnifying contact lenses that zoom in and out with a wink. The new visual aids were unveiled last Friday by Eric Tremblay from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in California. The innovative new vision-enhancing system, the first of its kind, includes a set of telescopic lenses and smart glasses that can distinguish between blinks and winks so that the user can easily flick between zoomed and normal vision. The lenses themselves are rigid and larger than your bog standard lens, covering the sclera, or whites of the eyes.
200 Best Gadgets of 2010 200 Best Gadgets of 2010 2010 was a wonderful year when it came to technology, new gadgets and other hi-tech news. In order to close it off with a bang, we gathered here a collection of the Top 200 Best Gadgets we ran across this year. This top gadgets list will not include the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kinect or any of that sort of technology, but consists of geeky, fun, weird, kitchen and other new gadgets that add a little extra fun to life. We hope you enjoy all the Gadgets, have a safe holiday and a Happy New Year! 14 Cool Gadgets
party receiver oct 26, 2006 party receiver by jinseup ted shin from usa designer's own words: This is a small electronic device that receives an FM signal from your music player, i.e. ipod, cell phone, cd player or any device equipped with an FM transmitter. At a party it is always hard to control the music you play, the sound of volume is not playing evenly throughout the place and you always have to have a big and bulky stereo system. 99 Graphic Design Resources Posted on 25'08 Feb Posted on February 25, 2008 along with 447 JUST™ Creative Comments Below is a list of 99+ graphic design resources, in English and (and a few other languages), that all designers must know about. It is sorted by category (click to go to category): For more resources you can check out the 101 Places To Get Design Inspiration. Also don’t forget to subscribe for more graphic design resources.
Human enhancement An electrically powered exoskeleton suit in development as of 2010 by Tsukuba University of Japan. Human enhancement is "any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means. It is the use of technological means to select or alter human characteristics and capacities, whether or not the alteration results in characteristics and capacities that lie beyond the existing human range."  Technologies Remote-Controlled Cyborg Cockroaches Could Save Lives When disaster strikes, every minute counts—especially when it comes to rescuing survivors who could be trapped. In an effort to find survivors more quickly, researchers have developed bionic cockroaches that can be controlled to maneuver through rubble and tight spaces better than a robot would be able to. The research, led by Hong Liang of Texas A&M University, was described in a new paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Using robotically-enhanced cockroaches is not an entirely novel idea. In fact, we reported on one such project by researchers from North Carolina State University back in November. However, that project steered the cockroaches with acoustic cues, while this method actually stimulates the roach’s brain in order to control its movements and steer it.
7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics The universe is full of weird substances like liquid metal and whatever preservative keeps Larry King alive. But mankind isn't happy to accept the weirdness of nature when we can create our own abominations of science that, due to the miracle of technology, spit in nature's face and call it retarded. That's why we came up with... Skiff Reader: The Ultimate E-Reader Skiff Reader: The Ultimate E-Reader Skiff Reader: The Ultimate E-Reader | If you bought an Amazon Kindle DX in 2009, prepare for a heavy dose of buyer’s remorse. The Skiff Reader has overtaken the Amazon Kindle DX as the largest e-reader on the market, but its size isn’t what makes the Skiff so special. The Skiff Reader brings two new technologies to the large-scale e-reader market: a touchscreen e-ink display and “silicon thin-film-transistors on a flexible steel substrate”. The Skiff Reader pushes the e-reader standard by featuring a full touchscreen display spanning 11.5-inches.
Fastest Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2011-2012 While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess one. Here are 10 of the fastest street legal cars available in the market (production models, as opposed to concept or modified cars) these are tested, measured and verified top speeds (theoretical speeds do not count). World's Fastest Cars: Electronic tattoo An ultra-thin electronic device that attaches to the skin like a stick on tattoo can measure electrical activity of the human body like heart, brain waves and other vital signs without the bulky electrodes used in current monitoring. process These tattoos are similar to those in children's fake tattoos. It usually starts out on a sheet of plastic, is then applied to the skin and rubbed on from outside the plastic, then the plastic is peeled away, leaving only a very thin, rubber patch that has a layer of flexible silicon wires. It is ultra-thin slices of plastic or rubber that encases tiny silicon wires, sensors, radios, cameras and even electricity generating cells.
Paralyzed Woman Flew A Fighter Jet Simulator Using Her Thoughts One of the many great things about science is that it is so good at making us say “wow.” Just a few months ago, we shared with you the incredible story of a paralyzed woman who was able to control a robotic arm using only her thoughts, thanks to an innovative brain-machine interface system and a DARPA-led experimental robotics program. Now, the woman has astounded us once again by managing to use her mind to fly an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in a simulator. This latest breakthrough was shared recently by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) director Arati Prabhakar at the New America Foundation’s Future of War conference.