Glasses with displays projected into your retina ? Old school. Now contact lens with displays

Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time used manufacturing techniques at microscopic scales to combine a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights. Previously the Virtual Retina display (VRD) was invented at the University of Washington in the Human Interface Technology Lab in 1991. Advances in …

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Boeing propellant depot : useful space stations for space development

Boeing has plans for a space gas station which would allow up to 15 times more payload to be sent to the moon in some missions. The system would allow for two to three times more payload for many missions. The system would also be able to leverage rockets that are three to five times …

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UCLA reports on progress and promise to reversing paralysis

Spinal cord damage blocks the routes that the brain uses to send messages to the nerve cells that control walking. Until now, doctors believed that the only way for injured patients to walk again was to re-grow the long nerve highways that link the brain and base of the spinal cord. For the first time, …

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COPD death risk halved using

People suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may find that combining two currently available medications halves their risk of death within two years as well and improves their overall health status and quality of life. The conclusion is drawn from the first human trial to compare treatment of COPD with a combination of salmeterol …

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Oil prices in 2008

Iraq is producing 2.3 million barrels of oil a day, up from 1.9 million at the outbreak of war in 2003 and substantially higher than January this year, when it dipped to a low of 1.7 million barrels. Although a trillion or so dollars was spent and more trillions will be spent, there seems the …

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Eight Molecular Manufacturing scenarios

Eight molecular manufacturing scenarios that I had some involvement in creating are online at nanowerk and at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology The one that I had the most involvement in is the “Positive Expectations” scenario It has the development of better and better fabbers/rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing that lead towards nanofactories. For those …

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Interesting articles at Space Review on space logistics for space solar

Mike Snead talks about aerospaceplanes and space based solar power I agree some of the things in the article but Mike Snead had said: While some argue that SBSP construction and operations can be undertaken with little or no direct human involvement—using robotic and self-assembly technologies—I [Mike Snead] do not share the optimism that these …

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Interesting theory of everything

A very interesting and relatively simple theory of everything (including gravity) The theory should be testable with new particle colliders. E8 polytope All fields of the standard model and gravity are unifed as an E8 principal bundleconnection. A non-compact real form of the E8 Lie algebra has G2 and F4 subalgebras which break down to …

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One teraflop AMD R680 GPGPU due in Q1 2008

Upcoming R680, dual-RV670 board in its GPGPU form will be able to host 4GB of local memory, and should be able to pass the magical 1TFLOPS barrier. Some reports online indicate a January, 2008 availability. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His …

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What are the overall lessons from the 2007 Technology prize competitions

We have just completed the main technology prize competition season for 2007. The DARPA robotic driving competition had winners for the second year in a row. The winning Carnegie Mellon robot car, Boss The lunar lander challenge was close to a winner again, but again it was only one serious competitor Armidillo Aerospace. Lunar lander …

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