Tagged: Future

MIT researchers create bio-skin that reacts to sweat, suggests future of self-ventilating clothes  

MIT BioLogic

Researchers at Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab, led by PhD student Lining Yao, are using ancient bacteria to create synthetic material called BioLogic, which moves, expands and contracts when it is exposed to moisture. The bacteria discovered some 1000 years back in Japan is called Bacillus Subtilis natto. While testing various microorganisms in the lab, Lining Yao discovered that natto bacteria expanded and contracted when exposed to moisture – this is when she was struck with the idea to try and use this bacterium to act like a machine instead of an unpredictable organism.   Read More…

Researchers in Korean develop e-skin with sense of touch and smell

smelling e-skin korean researchers

We are not new to the concept of ‘e-skin’ aka electronic skin. It’s electronic material which is like human skin in one or more ways. There have been many previous attempts to arrive at an e-skin which is closest in form to the largest human organ; but it’s this latest research from South Korean engineers which has actually achieved something that wan not possible before. The “smelling” e-skin developed by soft electronics researchers in Korea not only senses touch but also olfactory sense. Read More…

Tablet-controlled swarm of robots fit for any colossal mission

Georgia Institute of Technology robots

Georgia Institute of Technology develop intelligent robots

When a robot is not able to accomplish a task on its own, a swarm of robots certainly does. That is the undeniable future and we are heading towards a time where robots will move in groups to accomplish complex set of missions that are too dangerous for us humans. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have an eye for the future and that is why they are developing a group of robots which can be controlled just with a simple swipe of a finger on the screen of your tablet.
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Aerofex hover bike flies 15 feet in air with pilot’s movement at 50km/h

Modern day hover bikes are a real fad; you say you haven’t seen any besides the speeders in the Star Wars? Well don’t fret, a California based engineering company called Aerofex has developed a hover bike that does away with all the failures of the typically flying bikes and is finely tuned to balance itself on the movement of its rider, just like any two wheeler on road. The nimble flyer has had manned test flights of up to 15 feet at speeds of up to 50km/h, these flights carried out in Mojave Desert have been cautiously done and the true capabilities of the hover bike have not yet been reached. Read More…

DARPA visions hypersonic aircraft that’ll travel anywhere on Earth in under 60 minutes

Pentagon’s mad science agency has actually freaked out on the concept of hypersonic aircrafts that could make travel possible at the blink of an eye. DARPA is planning to develop a hypersonic aircraft that would ‘enable DoD to get anywhere in the world in under an hour’. Now, if that doesn’t freak you, then just imagine you’ll only take 60 minutes to reach from point A to B in the world. If the project that DARPA plans to spend $70 million on attains the extreme hypersonic flight something that’s Mach 20 (20 times the speed of sound) then we are in for major twist in Stealth technology. Read More…