Our Technological Future – Overview of 12 Exciting Developments

I have compiled a list of twelve recent and exciting technology developments. I recommend clicking the source-links to see the pictures and movieclips that go with them.

Solid to Liquid – The Story of Armor

This is any science fiction enthusiasts dream come true! Soldiers of The United States Army are testing liquid armor. This armor will enhance Kevlar, the fibre-based armor that is 5x stronger than steel.

For 1st Woman With Bionic Arm, a New Life Is Within Reach

Now, Mitchell can peel a banana in a less simian posture. All she has to do is place her prosthetic left arm next to the banana and think about grabbing it. The mechanical hand closes around the fruit and she’s ready to peel.

Superconducting qubits get entangled

Physicists in the US have taken another step towards the dream of a quantum computer by entangling two superconducting quantum bits (or qubits) for the first time.

Physicists probe the fifth dimension

Can we prove realms exist beyond our plane … or ‘brane’?

Machine readied to create ‘mini-Big Bangs’

Large Hadron Collider likely to shed light on dark matter, dark energy

Who put nanotechnology in my bra?

Though you can’t see it, nanotechnology is everywhere now, expanding the utility and appeal of basic products from cosmetics to all types of clothing. Below is a Top 10 list of the products you might least expect to employ this advanced technology.

Light Emitting T-Shirts by Phillips

Click link to see the movieclip.

Robotic Frisbees of Death

“The 3-D maneuverability of the Frisbee-UAV [unammned aerial vehicle] will provide revolutionary tactical access and lethality against hostiles hiding in upper story locations and/or defiladed behind obstacles,” the company promises.

Smile! A new Canadian tool can re-grow teeth say inventors

Snaggle-toothed hockey players and sugar lovers may soon rejoice as Canadian scientists said they have created the first device able to re-grow teeth and bones.

Back From the Dead

A small but passionate group of doctors say that electricity applied deep in the brain can jolt patients out of irreversible comas. That’s when the real problems begin.

Gene genius: Are scientists closing in on the holy grail?

Scientists claim they are near to finding a therapy that could cure Aids and cancer. So how real is this new medical dawn?

Crusher Robot

Who would pay millions of dollars for a vehicle with no steering wheel, seats, or a gas pedal? The U.S. Military, whose unmanned “Crusher” robot can drive itself. This ScienCentral News video explains.

2 thoughts on “Our Technological Future – Overview of 12 Exciting Developments

  1. Shanness

    It’s more than a little scary what a huge percentage of tech R&D funding comes from the military. Stories like “The Crusher” and the autonomous and armed frisbee’s make over the top sci-fi distopia’s like Terminator seem less unlikely.

    I seriously hope that the first strong AI doesn’t get born in a military bunker, with psycho generals training it…

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