Posts Tagged: technology


Understanding the black box and why it can be so difficult to locate

The earlier days of black box technology well behind us, the magnetic tape recording medium has since been replaced by solid state memory to record data. Today, …
5 days ago 0

New Horizons rips past Pluto to explore the outermost reaches of our solar system

The scientific instruments installed upon New Horizons were dormant for the vast majority of the trip so as to make sure that they were all in good …
15 days ago 7

Lexus develops a functional levitating hoverboard ahead of ‘Back to the Future’ date

There’s one very important limitation to note when talking about the Lexus hoverboard: it can only be operated across a track which has a metal layer …
18 days ago 0

Intel, Micron develop 3D XPoint as an eventual successor to NAND flash memory

A partnership between Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has resulted in the development of a new non-volatile memory called 3D XPoint (pronounced “…
19 days ago 0

Firefighters aided by innovative data analysis and sound wave tech

Innovation in fire response and prevention technologies has been a growing focus in the world of fire safety. The visualization of fire emergencies is crucial for crews …
20 days ago 1

USA/Japan giant robot battle brings some fun into a slowly growing robotics industry

In 2012, the global robotics industry saw a total of $26.8 billion in economic activity, according to Bloomberg Business. Much of this was focused in the field of heavy …
29 days ago 0

Senator McCain says U.S. national security depends on access to innovation

Senator McCain's remarks related to defense acquisition reform generally, but more specifically related to the need for the Department of Defense to streamline acquisition of new, innovative …
1 month ago 4

The Evolution of Contact Lenses: From Da Vinci to Electronic Lenses

Any story about innovation that starts with Leonardo da Vinci is one worth telling. The fact that the great French philosopher René Descartes also plays a starring …
1 month ago 0

Disaster Tech: Innovations spurred by earthquakes

Science has found it difficult to answer the many risks of harm to body and property which earthquakes cause. Technologies meant to enable the prediction of earthquakes …
1 month ago 0

The future of bionic arm tech is mind-controlled, cheap to produce

The first decade of the 21st century saw some major advances in bionic arm technologies. The first half of that decade saw a team of researchers working …
1 month ago 0

Five years later, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill inspires advances in oil spill cleanup tech

Nanotechnologies are proving to have a major impact on oil spill cleanup innovation in recent years. Researchers at Ohio State University have pioneered a type of mesh …
2 months ago 1

Video game industry unveils popular games, new technologies at E3 2015

This year’s E3 conference heralded the coming of some highly anticipated titles as well as some interesting technological trends that may change the course of the …
2 months ago 1