Global competition to perfect and patent 3D printing-based medical technology has only intensified of late, its products ranging from printed lightweight casts to body parts; participants include institutions of all sizes, and - since biotech hackers BioCurious kindly released instructions for assembling a DIY bioprinter - even amateurs.
Picture the dinner hour in a decade: As you leave work, you pull up an app (assuming we still use apps) on your phone (or your watch!) that will direct a printer in your kitchen to whip up a batch of freshly made ravioli, some homemade chicken nuggets for the kids, and maybe a batch of cookies, each biscuit customized to meet the nutritional needs of different family members.
We envision a bright future defined by progress, enriched by discovery and powered by innovation. At Lockheed Martin, we're engineering a better tomorrow. Because we solve the great problems of our times. We create the innovative technologies that define eras. And while no one knows what's going to change the world next, we're probably already working on it.
06:40, Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials To form the crumpled graphene, a sheet of polymer material is stretched in both dimensions, then graphene paper is bonded to it. When the polymer is released in one direction, the graphene forms pleats, as shown in the bottom images, taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Why should we take the idea of colonising space seriously? With our rising planet's population competing for space and resources, some people are convinced we need to look beyond Earth to help ensure humanity's survival.
It's now 130 years since the first skyscraper was built by American engineer William Le Baron Jenney in Chicago in 1884. The 10-storey tower was built on such an innovative model, exchanging solid brick walls for a spindly metal frame inside the building, that Chicago city authorities actually stopped construction until they knew that it was safe.
This month, The Verge is bringing you a new way to look at the future. We call it The Big Question, an animated video series devoted to the most important questions of humanity's future. Think of it as a quick tour of the puzzles and wild ambitions that will shape the next few centuries, whether it's Martian colonies, lab-grown steaks, brain implants or genetically engineered mammoths.
With SpaceX now set to receive its $2.6 billion slice of the manned space travel pie, Elon Musk has sensed the time is right to set the Mars agenda. He argues that a colony on Mars would just be for thrills or exploration, but a necessary safeguard for human life at large.
Fifteen years ago, when reading about anti-aging drug research and development and different types of biological and non-bilogical life extending...
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In an excerpt from a CNNMoney interview, Tesla boss Elon Musk says that the self-driving car - or "autopilot," the term he prefers - is basically just months away from retail. Here's the language: Autonomous cars will definitely be a reality. A Tesla car next year will probably be 90 percent capable of autopilot.
Awww, man, this is terrible. This just blows. Remember that Dubai was going to build the world's largest mall? A mall so big it's big enough to include the world's largest family theme park?
Oct 02, Technology/Energy & Green Tech Solar panel farms raise concerns about tying up valuable farmland. Is there another way to generate solar power without tying up large tracts of land? French company Ciel et Terre has an interesting approach that involves floating solar arrays on reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals or remediation and tailing ponds.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery. In the October 3, 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, the researchers report that they've succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device.