I am getting lots of similar news and sometimes I collide with some of them in the media. Sometimes they sound amazing.
First, MIT has developed a perfect mirror – a material that reflects electromagnetic waves without any losses.
Now, Tesla Motors and Colorado's company SpaceX believe that they can build an amazingly fast superhighway of evacuated tubes where you can drive from California to NYC in an hour.
A combination of magnetic levitation, vacuum would allow minivan-sized capsules to travel up to 6,000 kph and the replacement for the EastCoast-WestCoast air ticket would cost just $100.
Slingatron is a mechanical hypervelocity launcher, a railroad to space, by HyperV Technologies Corp. You may contribute your dollars to that project but this particular project – endorsed by Freeman Dyson – seems a bit premature if not amateurish to me.
Tel Aviv is building SkyTran, a futuristic public transportation system where people are transferred much like the packets on the Internet (physical internet).
The military and navy aren't sleeping, either.
DARPA, the U.S. defense research unit, is planning to build Hydra, an undersea drone carrier.
If you want something that can be inserted into your pocket, what about a mobile smartphone DNA analysis?
Well, the Biomeme's device has a docking station performing a polymerase chain reaction. The results may be sent to the cloud in real time and it's not hard to imagine a speedy system that immediately informs one about diseases by seeing their DNA or RNA signatures.
Let's continue with the medical miracles. Many people have transparent brains – because nothing ever gets absorbed into them. But what about a transparent brain that does its job? Stanford folks developed Clarity, a hydrogel process that makes the mice's brain transparent.
Mice are very helpful collaborators the medical researchers. They implanted fake memories into mice.
Geeks may now use Nerdydata.com, a search engine the focuses on the source code. Habitable planets may be out there but they are very far. We can't get there anytime soon.
3D printing will explode next year as some key patents expire. Arcam AB will grow as well, a Swedish metal 3D printing company. 3D Systems buys a metal printer. Now, people will also be able to print in liquid metals. Boeing is switching to PrintRite3D. 3D printing may change supply chains.
Kawasaki's stainless steel robotic arm has seven degrees of freedom.
Some important paperwork was signed 3 days ago for the Hawaii thirty-meter telescope.
Chromecast, Google's little and cheap $35 cork that you USB-insert into your stupid HDMI TV to create a smart one has been sold out.
It will cost you nothing if you want to detonate a nuclear bomb in a city of your choice. Google Earth is everything you need. ;-)
Impressive technological revolutions are occurring around us. They're driven by a tiny portion of the human population – and those behind each of them are often very specialized, anyway. I am afraid that we're entering a world in which the bulk of the mankind doesn't know what's going on around them which is bad not only because knowledge is good but because the people may be cheated in many new ways. Maybe it's not such a bad thing, however.
Via Viktor Kožený, Czech media, U.S. media etc.