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This Is Your Future

Telekinesis. Invisibility. Cables to space. Physicist Michio Kaku looks at what we can expect this century in his new book, ‘Physics of the Future.’

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You’re The Drive: Digital Data Can Now Be Stored In DNA

Forget saving files to flash drives and cloud servers. Now, digital information can be stored in the DNA of living organisms, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by researchers at Stanford University in California.

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One Step Beyond – The First Human Cyborg

First Human Cyborg, Kevin Warwick University of Reading, England:

http://youtu.be/VCYrW-G9Y6I

Future tech: infrared bionic eyes – PC & Tech Authority

The scientists of Stanford University may soon be able to help the blind see, using infrared light.

Bionic eyes? Like Blade Runner?

Sort of. But you don’t need to be a replicant to sport these peepers – under development at Stanford University. The idea is to restore sight to those that have lost it.

via Future tech: infrared bionic eyes – PC & Tech Authority.

Intel research hopes to give computers human smarts, appreciate our idiosyncrasies

Within five years, will all five senses be computerized, and in a decade, will transistors per chip outnumber neurons in the human brain? Intel will invest more than $40 million over the next 5 years in a worldwide network of university research communities called the Intel Collaborative Research Institutes ICRI to find out.Intel research hopes to give computers human smarts, appreciate our idiosyncrasies »Intels chief technology officer, Justin Rattner, doesnt own a smartphone. Well, not by his definition anyway. Talking in Tel Aviv, Rattner was evangelizing about the opportunities in machine learnin…

via Intel Research.

Towards True Robot Autonomy – Slugbot

The laboratory is interested in the energy autonomy of mobile robots. The SlugBot Project represents the first stage of a study in energy autonomy; a proof-of-concept vehicle capable of detecting and collecting slugs. This phase is now finished and the details below relate to the final status of the SlugBot Project as of May 2001.

The current research is now focusing on the use of microbial fuel cells and plant material as the source of nutrition. Please follow this link for more details

via ias-people.