All futurists agree that consumer electronics of the future will be flexible, wearable and packed with sensors and antennas to perform a wide range of biomedical functions. This sound great, but unfortunately today’s production techniques are suitable for little more than flat, bulky and rigid devices.
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One hundred portable drone jammers are being bought by the U.S. Government. The jammer affect the radio control of the drone causing them to hover in place and land. The jammers are being used to protect government facilities, property, and personnel.
A Boston startup called Starry is creating a cheap device that can deliver internet access to your business or home, wirelessly, and 100 times faster than the average home connection. The technology behind this device, millimeter wave active phased array, has become increasingly cheaper, and less bulky.
Powerwall will harness energy from renewable sources and make it available for household use or make it available on a distributed grid . The battery would store energy when demand is low and release it during peak periods when energy supplied by large power stations is expensive.
A new solar cell that is flexible and non-toxic, has been developed by researchers at Australia’s University of New South Wales. The new cells are also cheap to make and are the next step to zero-energy buildings. Until now solar cells have been made from scarce and toxic materials.
Batteries haven’t seen a technological leap in years, mainly due to the volatile chemicals they contain. The most effective one produced being the lithium ion cell. Even with experimentation of exotic compounds the new wave of batteries is still many years away. Recently new research in the area of nanowires – surfaces “thousands of times thinner […]
We’re heading for a future where we can start 3D print our own shoes and our own dinners, but so far the hype has not met the expectations. The technical challenge of consistently printing, quality, objects, in multiple colors and materials at once has been very difficult to overcome. But Stratasys, the largest 3D-printing company in the […]
What you see pictured above may look unremarkable, but it has the potential to power a low energy device forever and at no cost. If that sounds like a big deal, well… that’s because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio frequency (RF) signals bouncing around in the ether and […]
Promising testing of Autodesk’s Project Escher makes 3D Printing for Massive Projects a likely future
There are limitations to designing large scale parts when 3D printing. Detailed items take a long time to print, while small items are quick, but less detail. Autodesk has a solution that will decrease those limitations and revolutionize the industry with Project Escher.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation first challenged the world to design a sustainable and inexpensive toilet, researchers from Cranfield University may have a viable contender - the Nano Membrane Toilet. It was funded by the Gates Foundation in September 2012 for $710,000.