Nanotechnologies – Carbon nanotubes

By Damir Beciri
One Comment7 May 2009

nanotube-closeup.jpgThe discovery of nanotubes remains a debatable issue, especially because several scientists involved in the research could be likely candidates for the Nobel Prize. A large percentage of academic and popular literature attributes the discovery of hollow, nanometer-size tubes composed of graphitic carbon to Sumio Iijima of NEC in 1991. Carbon nanotubes have been produced… »

Microsoft SecondLight casts second light on information

By Damir Beciri
6 May 2009

secondlight_1_.jpgThe SecondLight technology is going to help us with meta-data in a rather different way from the last article regarding SixthSense. Although often mixed with another Microsoft product called Surface the guys from Redmond clearly stated that SecondLight isn’t a second version of the Microsoft Surface. This technology allows a second set of images which… »

SixthSense – an aid in everyday life

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments5 May 2009

sixthsense-pranav-mistry.jpgRemember the futuristic sci-fi computer interfaces where you operate devices with the use of your hand gestures? Although still a prototype, the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab unveiled the SixthSense, a wearable, gesture-driven computing platform that can continually augment the physical world with digital information.”We’re trying to make it possible to have access… »

AirPenguin – flying robot penguins, what’s next?

By Damir Beciri
4 May 2009

eff8cbb8-2b6e-11de-982d-001ec9efd5b0-f60913311c0baa7fc0ad627a14b87496.jpgFolks from German company Festo keep creating bionic marine animals which float in air. Penguins are fascinating creatures which have lost their ability to fly in the course of their genetic development as marine birds, but Festo engineers  managed to create an artificial penguin and taught it “autonomous flight in the sea of air”. Named… »

Electrofluidic Display technology – visual brilliance as in conventional printed media

By Damir Beciri
3 May 2009

efd-pixels.pngAre you thinking about getting an e-reader but you’re not a fan of reading from a dimmed screen? A new technology called Electrofluidic Display (EFD) technology is going to change your mind. EFD is a product of an international collaboration of the University of Cincinnati, Sun Chemical, Polymer Vision and Gamma Dynamics. It’s the first… »

Emotiv EPOC – an accessible mind-cotrolled headgear

By Damir Beciri
One Comment2 May 2009

emotivpr-img_3.jpgAt a company called Emotiv a few dozen scientists have developed the gear and software that quite literally read the mind and it’s going to hit the mass market in this year. For it’s relatively low price (comparing to similar yet more complicated and robust), you will be able to vaporize onscreen enemies with an… »

Inovation First HEXBUG robots – Ant, Original, Inchworm and Crab

By Damir Beciri
One Comment1 May 2009

hexbugantgreen.jpgIn need to find a new and affordable toy to entertain young children or yourself when being idle? Read this article and decide which one of the HEXBUG robot-toys would be most suitable for you. HEXBUG Ant After releasing their Original HEXBUG robot, Texas based manufacturer Innovation First introduced HEXBUG Ant at the NY International… »

Self-healing concrete for better infrastructure

By Damir Beciri
29 April 2009

healingconcrete_apr_09.jpgA concrete material developed at the University of Michigan can heal itself when it cracks. No human intervention is necessary—just water and carbon dioxide. New substance could make infrastructure safer and more durable. Self-healing is possible because the material is designed to bend and crack in narrow hairlines rather than break and split in wide… »