New Li-Fi Internet Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi. When Thomas Edison invented the electric lightbulb, he could hardly have imagined that one day his creation would be used not only to illuminate homes around the world, but also to transmit data that would enable people to download information from satellites in space to small hand-held devices.
However, with the introduction of Li-Fi, household lighting could soon double as a form of data transmission that’s up to 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Li-Fi, which was first invented by Harold Haas of the University of Edinburgh in 2011, uses visible light communication (VLC) to send data at extremely high speeds. The world's most advanced Prosthetic Hand - bebionic. The world’s first robotic kitchen prepares crab bisque for Ars Technica. "Are there any safety mechanisms to make sure it doesn't accidentally blend my face if I get too close?
" I asked the engineer, as I watched two humanoid robotic arms prepare a delicious crab bisque from scratch. The engineer took a moment to respond, not entirely sure of the correct answer. 3D-printed bionic ants team up to get the job done - tech - 26 March 2015. Video: Big bionic ants team up to move objects They're big, bionic copycats.
Developed by German engineering company Festo, these artificial ants are about the size of a human hand, and mimic the cooperative behaviour of the real insects by making individual decisions that relate to a common goal. Teamwork allows the ants to complete complex tasks they wouldn't be able to accomplish on their own, like moving a large object as they do in this video.
A stereo camera in each ant's head helps it determine its location and identify objects that can be grabbed with grippers below its chin. Floor sensors also help the bots get a sense of their surroundings while they use a wireless network to communicate. Backpack Turns a Beetle Into a Remote-Controlled Cyborg. In the video above, watch closely for the flying insect.
It swerves left and right, zigzagging across the room. Nothing too remarkable, really—until you realize that someone is controlling the insect. With a remote control. By attaching a tiny backpack onto a beetle, researchers can electrically stimulate tiny muscles below its wings, creating a living mini-copter that they can steer with amazing precision. Airbus UFO Patent. Paralyzed Man Walks After Cells for Smelling Placed in Spine. A man paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack is walking again after undergoing surgery using cells responsible for the sense of smell, marking an advance in the search for treatments for spinal injuries.
Darek Fidyka, 38, received the cells after failing to recover from a stabbing in the back in 2010, according to University College London, whose doctors developed the procedure. The technique involves using olfactory ensheathing cells and placing them in the spinal cord. The study gives hope to the thousands of people each year who suffer a severe spinal cord injury and must live the rest of their lives with permanently damaged body functions. Harvard RoboBees Closer to Pollinating Crops.
This is the amazing design for NASA’s Star Trek-style space ship, the IXS Enterprise. “Warp speed, Mr.
Sulu” (courtesy of Mark Rademaker/Flickr) NASA engineer and physicist Harold White announced a few years ago that he was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes, like in “Star Trek.” And now, to boldly go where no designer has gone before, Mark Rademaker — who is collaborating with White — has created a CGI design concept for the “warp ship.”
They’re calling it the IXS Enterprise. Could Solar Panels Replace Concrete Or Asphalt Roads? INFOGRAPHIC: Why asteroid mining is necessary. To keep hackers away from implanted devices, researchers use the heartbeat as a password. Just like a phone or computer, devices implanted inside the body can be hacked; potentially with life-threatening consequences.
It’s not a common occurrence, but researchers are keen on taking protective measures now instead of later. The Skin Gun. Scientists grow blood vessels › News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Thursday, 3 February 2011 AFP.
DNA Stores MLK's Speech, Shakespeare's Sonnets. Next, they sent the genetic instruction to the biological lab Agilent Technologies in California.
Agilent constructed pieced together DNA strands made of the bases, according to Goldman and Birney's instructions. Then, the lab shipped the scientists a tiny vial. First Bionic Eye Sees Light of Day in U.S. 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. Consisting of 60 electrodes implanted in the retina and glasses fitted with a special mini camera, Argus II has already won the approval of European regulators. The US Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to follow suit, making this bionic eye the world's first to become widely available. Transcending the Human, DIY Style. BERLIN — Lepht Anonym wants everyone to know the door to transcending normal human capabilities is no farther away than your own kitchen. It’s just going to hurt like a sonofabitch. An articulate advocate for practical transhumanism. Anonym is a biohacker, a woman who has spent the last several years learning how to extend her own senses by putting tiny magnets and other electronic devices under her own skin, allowing her to feel electromagnetic fields, or — if her latest project works — even magnetic north.
Mozilla Seabird Phone Concept. Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings. - A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. - The technology doesn't prevent cavities; it heals teeth by regenerating them. - Although this is good news for teeth, the research could also be applied to heal bones and other tissues in the body. Dentists could soon hang up their drills. A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month, according to a new study in the journal ACS Nano.
This technology is the first of its kind. The new gel or thin film could eliminate the need to fill painful cavities or drill deep into the root canal of an infected tooth. "It's not like toothpaste," which prevent cavities, said Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, a scientist at the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale and a co-author of a recent paper. Scientists Have Created Crystals That Are Almost Alive. Scientists Have Created a Microscopic Tractor Beam.
Hydrogen Tech Generates Juice from Heat. Engineer, ex-NASA scientist and inventor Lonnie Johnson has come up with something that could truly be revolutionary–a device capable of doubling the efficiency of today’s solar panels, by harnessing heat gain to produce electricity. It is called the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (JTEC). The machine contains no moving parts, and works by splitting hydrogen atoms into protons and electrons, thereby producing electricity.
Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel. ANN ARBOR—A carbon-nanotube-coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high-pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before. The University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed the new therapeutic ultrasound approach say it could lead to an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery.
Today's ultrasound technology enables far more than glimpses into the womb. Doctors routinely use focused sound waves to blast apart kidney stones and prostate tumors, for example. The tools work primarily by focusing sound waves tightly enough to generate heat, says Jay Guo, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering. Guo is a co-author of a paper on the new technique published in the current issue of Nature's journal Scientific Reports. The first flexible, fiber-optic solar cell that can be woven into clothes. How to turn living cells into computers. Nokia Morph Concept Phone - Future Phone Technology. Morph is a Nanotechnology concept for future phones which is stretchable, flexible, and wearable having self cleaning surface and transparent electronics. A brave new world of fossil fuels on demand.
Scientists Invent Vanishing Electronics That Dissolve in the Body. Researchers Create First Working Qubit Based on Single Atom in Silicon. LG produces the first flexible cable-type lithium-ion battery. Scientists create photon-based bio transistor - Spooky chip could speak to the living. Scientists have been making inroads into interfacing the human body with electronic systems for some time now. But a massive step towards true integration and communication between human bodies and electronics devices has been made by a team of researchers creating an organic transistor. The scientists at the University of Washington say they have constructed the otherworldly transistor which uses photons instead of electrons to interface with the world of the living. Good news of course for Apple fans seeking an even more intimate relationship with their iPads. While electronic devices use electrons to send information around their components, a similar job is performed using ions or protons – positively charged hydrogen atoms - in human bodies.
Communication between living matter and electronics has been problematic because translating electronic signal into an ionic signal, or vice versa, has proved difficult. It is thought that it should be possible monitor biological processes. World's Smallest Motor Composed of a Single Molecule Why wood pulp is world's new wonder material - tech - 23 August 2012. THE hottest new material in town is light, strong and conducts electricity. Cover Charge: New Spray-On Battery Could Convert Any Object into an Electricity Storage Device. Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Live Without Breathing.
MIT creates glucose fuel cell to power implanted brain-computer interfaces. Israeli firm developing electricity-generating roads. No Pulse: How Doctors Reinvented The Human Heart. Envelope for an artificial cell. New technique puts chemistry breakthroughs on the fast track. Future Feeder » Blog Archive » Extracting Video from the Brain. The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college. Experimental therapy gives paralyzed new hope - The Early Show. Imaginary Phone Turns Your Hand Into a 'Touchscreen'; Gets Weird Looks From Others.
Scientists Cook Up Artificial Leaf, Quantum Dots for Solar Cells. MIT TechTV - Tiny Bubbles.