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Nanorobotic Environments 3.17

-Nanorobotic Environments 3.17 by DeckerYeadon Nanorobotic Environments 3.17

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Nanocomposites

Most materials respond either elastically or inelastically to applied stress, while repeated loading can result in mechanical fatigue. Conversely, bones and other biomechanical tissues have the ability to strengthen when subjected to recurring elastic stress. Now, researchers from Rice University and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, have reported that a nanocomposite responds to […]

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Mind + Machine

Until now we’ve seen the types of brain-computer interface where the human has to put on some sort of bulky hat full of wires to control a machine. It won’t be like that for long: the future of organic electronics may already be here. In 2009, a team of Swedish scientists created the first artificial […]

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Biophilia + Technophilia: Final Narrative

Biophilia : Technophilia (Final Narrative) Throughout the course of human evolution our lives have become intrinsically tied to the evolution of technology to the point where these two trajectories have become one of an interwoven existence as they continue to become interconnected through the progression of time. Infatuations with biology and technology spurred by the […]

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Biophilia : Technophilia Timeline

-Biophilia : Technophilia Timeline The timeline depicts biological discoveries next to technological advancements made since the 1600s as well as future projections from the BT Technology timeline. Represented in the timeline are the technological advancements which occured as a result of biological discoveries, which in turn propelled further biological discovery. As technologies evolve the timeline […]

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Human, Version 3.0

Where are we humans going, as a species? If science fiction is any guide, we will genetically evolve like in X-Men, become genetically engineered as in Gattaca, or become cybernetically enhanced like General Grievous in Star Wars. All of these may well be part of the story of our future, but I’m not holding my […]

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Design Biometric

-Mario De Stefano, Antonia Auletta, and Carla Langella from the 2nd University of Naples have been studying microscopic algae called diatoms. They believe humans can follow nature’s lead in seeking new sources of energy and we should explore new ways to build microscopic cellular solar panels based on biology. In the foreground of this illustration, […]

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Human Exoskeletons

-“Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS — robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It’s a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds.”

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Stretchable Solar Skin

“Super skin” is what Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao wants to create. She’s already developed a flexible sensor that is so sensitive to pressure it can feel a fly touch down. Now she’s working to add the ability to detect chemicals and sense various kinds of biological molecules. She’s also making the skin self-powering, using polymer […]

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Stratus Project

The Stratus Project, Geoff Thün and Kathy Velikov The Stratus Project develops a kinetic interior envelope, seemingly alive with sensors and intelligence, set into motion based on sensory input to affect the atmosphere that it surrounds, and in continual information exchange and dialogue with breather and environment. The fully realized system will develop a series […]

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