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As tablets become more valuable and integrated in the mobile community, tech giants such as Apple and Samsung are in constant search of innovative means to put their creative content on the map. The Business Insider said that these gizmos are expected to exceed the mobile budgets in the next four to five years. While 2013 has been witnessing a profound improvement in terms of tablet innovations, mobile developers and analysts are still showing a glimpse of the near future, with a large potential of changing the dimension of the mobile ecosystem.
The superfast Hyperloop transportation system, 3D Printers, solar powered planes and the crash proof cars. All above mentioned modern world innovations fail when compared to the just-add-water beer. That’s right. A brewer from Alaska has invented a concentrated form of beer that you can use to make your own beer in seconds, just by adding water to it.
Make me a drink, Bartender! This is something that you would probably say to a barman. However, if you enter a German bar called “Robots Bar and Lounge,” you’d be astonished to see a robot who’s just gawking to take your order. The Robots Bar and Lounge in Ilmenau, eastern Germany doesn’t has a human to serve your drinks, instead it has a robot bartender who is popularly known as Carl.
Wall posters…they are colorful, abstract, inspiring, ornamental, musical… wait musical? Yes, well apparently this one is! Novalia has blended simple picture approach with the modern-day artistic motif by adding interactive platform to the poster. A little about Novalia: it is a group of seven people from UK comprising of scientists, designers as well as programmers. The team has made its debut venture with a musical drum kit poster.
The Royal College of London has recently devised a unique breed of clothing with enhances joint power. The design students behind the invention say that although in prototype stage, the air-powered clothing uses a series of connected air bags placed over the limbs which initiate the physical lift.
A team of researchers in National Taiwan University, Taipei has created a sensor that can be embedded into your tooth and can diagnose your health. The sensor fitted with an accelerometer collects data and sends it directly to your smartphone. It can send feeds of how many times you smoke cigarettes, how much do you eat, your drinking habits, coughing and even speaking.
Students at London’s Imperical College have developed a surgical knife that can detect cancer within seconds. They call it the iKnife that stands for “Intelligent Knife.” The wand like device can detect where the cancerous tissue lies in the body and whether it has been removed or not. Zoltan Takats is the key brain behind the device. He says that the iKnife will pace up cancer surgeries and will make it more effective and efficient.
Aireal, a device that has been developed by researchers of Disney lets you feel virtual objects. Yes, that’s true. The device when connected on to your television or your iPad blows rings of air on you to create a sensation on your body and make you feel virtual objects. It’s like you’ll be able to feel bullets and bombs when you are hit by enemy in CoD.
A race car made out of cardboard and plywood was presented by students of Aston University at Shell Eco-Design competition. Judges of the competition were enthralled by the creation and decided to rank this car no. 1 among all the other creations. Yes, the car won the competition. It is also an Eco-friendly car as it is powered by Hydrogen. Also, the car is created in such a way that it folds entirely when required, for easy transportation (shipping, etc.)
Institute of Optics and Electronics has developed a 100MP camera that can capture 10,240 x 10,240 resolution images through its square-format sensor. The work was done under Chinese Academy of Sciences and right now it’s the highest pixel camera in China. The IOE3-Kanban camera, as it is known, is actually very small in size measuring just 7.6” and is lightweight too.
LG has created yet another marvel for the modern techie world. The world’s slimmest display might not be a necessity for you but it certainly can be a show-off. The world’s slimmest display produced by LG is a 1080p LCD that will enhance the viewing experience as well as provide a better grabbing ability to the users. Thickness of the LCD is just 2.2mm that is adequately enough to grant it the world’s slimmest title.
With the advancement in technology, the size of gadgets is reducing considerably. The nano-breakthroughs have revolutionized the entire world and this time it is an entire operational computer which has been miniaturized. This tiny computer is less than one cubic millimeter in size and is a brain child of a team from the University of Michigan. The most fascinating part is that it is the world’s smallest computer. It has been named as Michigan Micro Mote or M3 and can efficiently perform functions like data storage, wireless communication etc.
You might agree with me when I say that almost everyone fantasizes of having superhuman powers. What if your fantasies of being a superhuman come true? The students at Royal College of Art in London have developed a mask that can increase your sight and hearing senses to a greater extent. It allows you to choose one conversation or one visual among a cluster of sounds and visuals, then hear or see the one which you want to.
Exoskeletons are being used all around the world for making heavy lifting easy and for helping people increase mobility of their arms in case they are they have been stiffened after a surgery or accident. They not only fulfill ones desire to have something inspired from sci-fi but also support people with disabilities. The TitanArm prototype that we are discussing here has been made by a team from University of Pennsylvania. The team even won silver for prototyping upper body exoskeleton.