Popular Science And New Technology Notes (general, hardware etc.)



Sea lion flippers could help engineers design stealthier submersibles

…and unlike a propeller that leaves a discernible wake, the sea lion-inspired flipper also is virtually silent in the water. In the long run, it could pave the way for the development of “hydrodynamically quiet” autonomous underwater vehicles.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/sea-lion-flipper-subs/#ixzz3tfxw5MxN

.A robot controlled by mental commands…

Scientists demonstrate that people with disabilities can control telepresence robots or a wheelchair using only mental commands. Furthermore, disabled people manage to take the control of a telepresence robot as precisely as valid persons…


The worlds coolest cube by Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (ETH Zurich). A must watch video link!

How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color

The Verge:


Geek warning: Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: Awesome Robot Spider…

How Fast Can We Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System?


A Real Life Star Trek Communicator… Too much hype, but still interesting.


16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough


Amazing Supercomputer Animation Shows How CO2 In The Atmosphere Travels Around The Globe


Geek warning: Adam Savage’s Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton

Stanford engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space


A nice immunotherapy read:


Cutting Edge Batteries: A nice review


HP looks to 3D printing market to boost performance


3D Printing Stocks Investors: What You Need to Know About 4D Printing — and How Stratasys Is Involved


Nanotechnology applied to clothes.


About a hoverboard…

A welcome read for all Back to the future fans! More seriously, as stated in the article, this could become a really useful technology to move heavy items in warehouses:


A very nice update from Novartis on their T-cells reprogramming effort. Very high response rate in children suffering from leukemia, we could be witnessing a revolution in leukemia treatment:


 Some background information on this new treatment from Forbes. Full support from the Novartis CEO, who is trying to speed up as much as he can this program:


Approach(es) to address ethanol production’s biggest problems

CEN reference source link here


A Personal sub-marine 


September 26, 2014


NASAs´top inventions:  From water filters to hairstyling tools with nanomaterials



The world´s firs 3D printed car


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