Cloak On/Cloak Off

The day when we will have that invisibility cloak of our dreams just got a bit closer. Nanotechnology Now has a post on research in the UK on “photonic metamaterials” that enables the electronic control of the visual characteristics of the material. Cloak On/Cloak Off Previous post on “Transformation Optics” Cloaking and Transformation Optics – […]

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Metamaterials – Graphene – Nanophotonic Circuits and Transformation Optics

“Optical nanophotonic circuits might harness clouds of electrons called “surface plasmons” to manipulate and control the routing of light in devices too tiny for conventional lasers.” – from Metasurfaces To Usher In New Optical Technologies Disruptive technologies do not come along every day. This article points to several possible disruptive technologies we will hear a […]

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O brave new world – that has such machines in it!

“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such…” machines in it! ‘2013 Shakespeareanism’ As we proceed on down the road to our future, and consult the road map we see it only goes so far. A week, a month, a few years out and […]

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The Road Ahead is Full of Automated Vehicles

These pioneers are having way too much fun driving this remote controlled car on snow covered Russian roads, but I think I’ll wait for the version with fully automated controls. There is really no question that we will have automated personal vehicles. Will you be the first on your block to own an automated personal vehicle? […]

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‘Social Robotics’ Moves Out of the Lab

Can a fleet of social robots effectively interact with patients and staff, and make a difference for cancer patients being treated in a hospital setting? The MOnarCH project (Multi-Robot Cognitive Systems Operating in Hospitals) has ambitious plans to move social robotics forward on several fronts, deploying a fleet of robots designed to “collaborate” with hospital staff, […]

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This LEGO Robot is not going to take your job – However

The fact that this sophisticated machine can be built with LEGOs is pretty awesome.  The “LEGO Paper Airplane Folding Machine” folds the paper and then launches the plan. MAKE has more information on the components that were used. Follow #ItsAmachineWorldAfterAllShare Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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