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Supersonic flight - Boom

Supersonic Flight is coming back!

Colorado based start-up BOOM is aiming to bring supersonic flight back to the masses! Dubbed the “Overture” this is a retake on the ill-fated Concordes of decades past and it is their aim to take these vastly improved sound breaking birds to the sky within the next few years. Boom has[…]

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Human energy to power a ferry

Human energy as a method of propulsion is taken to the next level with this eco-design from Carlo Ratti Associati. Gym of the future, or sight seeing of the future? French city Paris is known for being a pedestrian-friendly city. While traffic congestion has increased, the capital includes a number[…]

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Augmented Reality Glasses

Ray Ban + Facebook = Augmented reality glasses?

Seems quite a few companies are in the march towards the augmented reality interface. The probable and the least invasive being the humble sunglasses. Telepathy started on this whole ride well over five years ago. Facebook have partnered with Ray-Ban (Luxotica – who makes way more than just Ray-Bans) and[…]

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language translator

Translate language in real time

Language translating earbuds The Pilot Translating Earpiece is designed to allow two people speaking different languages to communicate with each other freely. The speech is then passed through the Pilot App, where layers of speech translation technologies occur. At $179USD, the system is priced at an accessible lave to most. Waverly Labs is[…]

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Indoor-solar cells

Indoor organic solar cells

New developments form Swedish and Chinese scientists have led to a development of a new kind of organic solar cell that has been optimised to convert ambient indoor light into electricity. Producing only a low power, it should well be enough to power the many products that the internet of[…]

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Solar Roof

Solar roof revolution

Invisible Solar Cells So..how much income are the tiles on your roof producing for you right now? Probably zero. More to the point they are probably costing you money, with maintenance and the like. Enter solar roof tiles from Tesla thanks to Elon Musk and his teams to change the[…]

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Teleportation

Teleportation edges closer

“Beam me up Scotty” no longer based in fiction? Teleportation may well be realised in the not too distant future based on the work by Chinese scientists. Photons were beamed from a ground station in Ngari in Tibet to Micius, a satellite currently in orbit 300 miles above Earth. Ok…..so it[…]

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Airpack Drones

AIR PACK drone aims to be a private delivery system

Send me a large pepperoni with anchovies! So…it’s no surprise that the likes of Pizza Hut are considering the likes of Air Pack as a method of delivery, along with a variety of larger corporations.  A step towards personal delivery drones being more of a personal gadget is also worth considering the[…]

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Spinach Heart Tissue

Transforming Spinach Leaves Into Heart Tissue

Spinach leaf aiding in tissue regeneration. Using the plant like scaffolding, research teams at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) built a mini version of a working heart, which may one day aid in tissue regeneration.  The Researchers have turned to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bio-engineering problem blocking the[…]

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Sign language glove

Sign Language to Speech

New smart tech turns sign language into speech and text. MotionSavvy has been founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and it seems that more great tech is coming out of the institute also with a similar approach under development from the SignAloud team.[…]

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