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The First Lady of Graphene

December 18th, 2014 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

The birthplace of graphene – the one-atom-thick carbon – is Manchester University, where it was created by two physicists. But Cambridge could become the adopted home of the so-called wonder-material. A vast new facility that can make up to five tonnes of the ultra-valuable black dust each year is being built in the city and […]



FAA Drags Feet on Drone Rulings

December 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Many new drones are now making their debut – Image by media.salon.com In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened […]



Turn Your Skin into a Touch Screen

December 15th, 2014 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

A paris-based design company is looking to take the wearable devices trend to the next level with the visualization of ‘cicret‘, a bracelet that projects the screen of your smartphone directly onto your wrist. currently in the prototype phase, the wristband remotely hooks up to a mobile device and emits the interface onto the wearer’s […]



The Rise of Smart Skin

December 13th, 2014 at 1:04 am » Comments Off

Stretchable smart skin South Korean and U.S. researchers have developed a stretchable material that senses touch, pressure, and moisture, and could be used to give artificial limbs feeling. By David Talbot on December 9, 2014



Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.



7 ridiculous travel accessories that will drive fellow passengers crazy

September 6th, 2014 at 8:21 am » Comments Off

The B-Tourist Recently, the travel world has gone into a frenzy over the knee defender, a little $22 device that caused quite the scuffle on a United Airlines flight. The plastic attachment clips onto the seat, and prevents the person sitting in front of you from reclining. It is banned by most U.S. carriers, yet a man […]



Top 14 Photos of the Week

August 10th, 2014 at 8:02 am » Comments Off

As always, if your airline seat is not comfortable, just get up and walk around! Quote of the Day:  “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” […]



Top 14 Photos of the Week

June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm » Comments Off

Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture! Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell



Top 7 military weapons most people have never heard of

June 8th, 2014 at 8:07 am » Comments Off

Lun-class Ekranoplane History of weapon design is full of examples of human ingenuity run amok. “What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of,” a group of Quora users asked. The answers provide an amazing insight into the history of war, and offer examples of some of the most ingenious — yet […]



Top 14 Photos of the Week

May 14th, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis! Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell



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