A drone police force is happening. If not now, then soon in the future. After all, if companies like Amazon can dream of a way to send you stuff via drone delivery, what's to stop law enforcement from creating drones to police the peace?
CO2 is no longer the bad boy on the block. Scientists have discovered a new greenhouse gas, and it is a devastating 7,000 times more powerful.
The researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) has been used by the electrical industry since the mid 20th century. It can have a huge impact on warming the planet too. The scientists posit that it is 7,100 times more powerful at warming the Earth over a 100 year time span than CO2.
Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia have developed a way to replace traditional surgery with this device - a BioPen. It is a handheld 3D printer that can print bone directly onto patients during surgery.
I can't imagine wearing kicks like the above. But London based designer and researcher Shamees Aden has a vision for the future of footwear. They are 3D printed out of synthetic biological material and will respond to your every step. There's a prototype now.
Scientists have created "the first sperm-based biobots"—a cybernetic microorganism made of metal. It uses a bull's sperm cell that can be remote controlled and used to impregnate an egg or deliver a drug targeted to anywhere in your body.
You might not realize it, but there are thousands of invisible
signals bouncing around us all the time. These pictures done by visualizer
extraordinaire Nickolay Lamm reveal just how pretty (and trippy) the
world would be if these cell phone signals were illuminated.
Here are some Bluetooth controlled LED lanterns, called the Vela. They are the perfect interim device to illuminate any dark hallway when needed.
There's an accompanying app that will let you adjust its intensity using an on-screen slider, and give you a real time estimate of the boost in battery life after dimming its glow. It will let you set up timers for turning on and off at daily intervals as well.
Designed by Israel-based Given Imaging, the PillCam is a pill that comes equipped with a teeny tiny camera inside. Once ingested, the pill takes images of the small intestine, esophagus and colon and then wirelessly transmits the images for a physician to examine.
In this beautiful tracking video below, you're looking at Asteroid 2013 XY8 which was captured buzzing by our planet on December 7th:
Don't scoff at the size of that dot. It's estimated to be up to 230 feet, which is about the same size of a space shuttle, or half a
football field. And it came pretty darned close to planet earth too (about 470,000 miles). The next time you see it, it'll be in 2072.
The Leap Motion controller is a USB-sized piece of aluminum that possesses Kinect-like gesture controls. Laptops with integrated Leap Motion tech are rolling production lines, and the company's CEP Michael Buckwald says it's targeting smartphones and tablets next.
Designed by futurist Mac Funamizu, this little gadget called 'Marco' can help you find your keys, keep tabs on your house, play with your kids and even surprise you on your birthday.
Marco loves you. He does more than just 'shows' or 'says' that he does, but he moves his body to express his feelings. Also with his cute movements, Marco lets you know alerts and notifications. The movements of Marco depend on the types and importance of the alerts and notifications. Getting an email from your girlfriend with many angry exclamation marks, having a squall in 5 minutes, forgetting your meeting appointment, you notice it with Marco trying to tell you are having a situation.
In Japan, product designers have created the Neurocam, a "working prototype" that uses their own EEG signals to record animated GIFs via an iPhone strapped to the side of your head (yes, it looks stranger than Google Glass).