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Canon’s virtual reality dinosaur exhibit in Japan

By Damir Beciri
8 July 2009

canondinosaurImagine visiting a museum which is nothing more than a blank room. Seems pointless, doesn’t it? And yet, people from Canon estimate that half a million people will visit such an exhibit at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Dinosaur 2009 – Miracles of the Desert is a dinosaur exhibition where you need to wear a… »

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E-Skin – stretchable conductive film

By Milos Kuzmanovic
4 July 2009

JAPAN-SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGYIt is only a matter of time when robots will be more similar or even more advanced than humans. One big step toward this idea was made in Tokyo University. Research group led by Takao Someya, has found electronic skin or E-Skin, a material of very high conductivity that is flexible like ordinary rubber. According… »

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THINERGY batteries replacing old thin-filmed batteries

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments3 July 2009

ips-thinergy1The new line of THINERGY Micro-Energy Cells from Infinite Power Solutions Inc (IPS) could soon be powering small devices such as autonomous wireless sensors, powered smart cards, active RFID applications, and implantable medical devices. The manufacturer says these rechargeable thin-film batteries combine the energy density of traditional batteries with the high discharge current of supercapacitors…. »

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First acoustic superlens created

By Damir Beciri
1 July 2009

acoustic-meta-material1A team of researchers at the University of Illinois has created the world’s first acoustic “superlens”. It is an innovation that could have practical implications for high-resolution ultrasound imaging, non-destructive structural testing of buildings and bridges, and novel underwater stealth technology. According to the results, the acoustic system is analogous to an inductor-capacitor circuit. The… »

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Chargers standardization and new ways to charge your cell phone

By Damir Beciri
One Comment29 June 2009

usb-and-micro-usbGreat news regarding cell phones and charging – soon there will be no more asking around the office for the right sort of charger and you’ll need to recharge less often than before. The world’s leading cell phone makers announced today that they will ensure that their data-enabled phones and chargers will all work together… »

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Samsung conceptual e-passport uses AMOLED technology

By Damir Beciri
27 June 2009

samsungepassportSamsung Corporation has demonstrated a conceptual device which uses AMOLED technology. It’s a biometric passport (e-passport) that is used as a card with a built-in 2 inch QVGA resolution flexible display. Unlike the current ID cards where the photos depicted only the head of the owner, the new device allows people to show the video… »

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Where art and technology meet – ferrofluid sculptures

By Damir Beciri
25 June 2009

protrude2008In one of our previous articles we started series about art and technology. We wrote about Theo Jansen and his Strandbeest. In this article we’re also going to write about kinetic sculptures, although animated in a completely different way. Human kind has ever since the ancient times used to make sculptures which cause admiration, and… »

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Green architecture – Qatar cacti biomimicry

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments23 June 2009

cactusbuilding-qatar1With this article we’re starting a new series on our website and it is about architecture. Due to the changes regarding our environment and temperature it is important to emphasize the new ideas and techniques that bring more balance between our creations and nature. Creating architecture which mimics nature or shows technological advances covers two… »