A hologram is a reconstructed image of an object with brightness, contrast and three-dimensions that can be displayed at another time and place, even though the original objects are not there. The concept is similar to a sound recording, where the sound waves of music, for example, are recorded and stored on a medium such as a tape or CD from which it can be reproduced at a later time.
2017-10-04 2178 Visualizzazioni
This edition of Golden Age Technology, we’d like to introduce advances that can help people remain independent as they age, as well as to improve the care and the quality of life for older adults. Such innovations are being called “Elder Tech.”
2017-10-18 2199 Visualizzazioni
The Cassini mission involved sending an unmanned robotic spacecraft to study the planet Saturn and it complex system of rings and moons. It is considered one of the most successful planetary science mission of all time.
2017-11-13 2269 Visualizzazioni
Most of us are familiar with the type of artificial intelligence(AI)devices used in manufacturing to perform simple repetitive tasks. But a whole new generation of AI machine is now being developed that can support individuals with physical impairments, and help people learn to live longer, more fulfilling lives.
2017-11-20 2542 Visualizzazioni
The leading technology here is called the “organic flow battery”developed at Harvard University. Project leader Professor Michael Aziz, states, “We have a fighting chance of bringing down the capital cost to US$100 a kilowatt hour, and that will change the world.
2017-12-11 2772 Visualizzazioni
Today we explore an exciting new technology, which has been developed for the detection and treatment of cancer. This technique is painless, quick, and highly accurate. It is a remarkable advancement in the use of sound.
2018-01-15 3036 Visualizzazioni
The aviation industry is reported to contribute to 2.5% of global greenhouse emissions; this amount is projected to increase to 22% in year 2050. In the wake of this upcoming enlightening age, eco-friendly actions have been taken to find ways to offset this pollution concern. Here are some shining examples of eco-friendly airports around the world.On August 2015, Cochin International Airport, know
2018-01-22 3024 Visualizzazioni
Many countries in the Middle East are making great strides in the switch from fossil fuels to implementing renewable energy. The robot ElliQ can build a bridge to bring families together in a natural way and remove the friction that comes with the growing generational gap. The robot Kytera Companion has come with a solution for making it safer for elderly to be home alone. New future megacity with
2018-02-19 2933 Visualizzazioni
High speed trains are a fast and reliable means of transportation, capable of moving a large volume of passengers. Normally, people perceive them as capable of reaching incredibly fast speeds. In this program, we’ll provide a brief history of high speed train transportation technology, including Magnetic-levitation trains. The world record of operating speed was broken many times in the history, t
2018-02-26 3293 Visualizzazioni
What is Hyperloop? It is a method of high-speed transport that claims to be two to three times faster than the fastest high-speed train, and even faster than a passenger aircraft. Hyperloop moves passengers from place to place in pods traveling close to supersonic speeds inside a near-vacuum tube, the tube is either suspended from the ground or built underground, but the ride will be very smooth,
2018-03-05 3337 Visualizzazioni
3D printing has made progress and will hopefully supplant donated organs in transplant procedures. Organovo, a firm in USA already offers 3D-printed livers and kidneys for drug testing. Aspect, a biotechnology company in Canada is currently working on a method to 3D print a part of the human knee known as the meniscus. Some companies in USA and other countries are working to produce 3D-printed hum
2018-03-12 3525 Visualizzazioni
Integrated Tissue and Organ Printing System(ITOPS) is a large sophisticated 3-D printer, capable of printing with human cells to make lab-grown organs for surgical implantation into human bodies. Dr. Atala and his team have already implanted eight structures printed by ITOPS. Because of using a patient’s own tissues to create the new tissues and organ, and then putting back them into the body, the
2018-03-19 3267 Visualizzazioni
The central idea of biomimicry is that the strategies nature has adopted have evolved and succeeded over billions of years. These time-tested patterns and approaches have already solved many of the issues that we are addressing today. In 1997, the Shinkansen train nose was changed from the shape of a bullet to something which closely resembles a kingfisher’s beak, then a faster, cleaner and quiete
2018-03-27 3471 Visualizzazioni
In this program, We will explore efficient wind turbines, inspired by the wings of the elegant Hummingbird, or the fins of the mighty yet streamlined humpback whale. Then on to water harvesting, using techniques influenced by spider webs, cacti and fungi. This water harvesting system mimics the way natural systems capture, store and distribute water, and won the research team the prestigious Ray o
2018-04-06 3914 Visualizzazioni
The ocean holds a vast potential for harnessing inexpensive, clean, and sustainable energy. In this program, we interviewed Dr. Martin Visbeck, Professor of Physical Oceanography, GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, one of the world’s leading marine science institutes. Professor Visbeck presented five approaches to generating energy from the ocean; namely, the use of ocean waves, ocean ele
2018-05-03 3232 Visualizzazioni
Colin Humphreys, a professor of materials science at Cambridge University said: “People have said you can’t predict earthquakes, people have tried. We’re now saying we believe for the first time we can predict an earthquake in a laboratory. The ability for AI to identify low rumblings which get increasingly stronger as a quake approaches could save countless lives”. The scientists involved believe
2018-05-10 3159 Visualizzazioni
In 2016 a social robot named Sophia was produced by Hanson Robotics and introduced to the public. Sophia’s appearance and behavior closely resemble those of a human being, and the robot can generate more than 60 facial expressions. Sophia was designed to interact with humans, through simple conversation and facial and voice recognition. Sophia is also able to mimic human gestures and facial expres
2018-06-22 3329 Visualizzazioni
Holographic communication has appeared in numerous science fiction writings as a fascinating form of telecommunication. One iconic depiction of a hologram is Princess Leia’s message to Obi-Wan Kenobi recorded by the droid R2-D2 in Star Wars: A New Hope. Recently, Microsoft released a technology called “Holoportation” whereby two distant individuals can communicate with each other as if one is tele
2018-06-29 3244 Visualizzazioni