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Tron effect – new sports court floor technology allows projection of video and images from underneath flooring

// January 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Germany’s ASB Systembau GMBH has developed a new clear flooring using a semi-opaque ceramic finish to produce a floor that “does not reflect too much light to be a distraction but still gives a slight reflection which compares to the effect marble has on the eye.” The flooring is indeed beautiful but what makes it […]

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom – may be the beginning of a fascinating augmented reality system

// January 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom is a fascinating proof-of-concept home entertainment/video gaming system from Microsoft Research. It augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience providing the viewer an almost surreal 3D surround type effect. IllumiRoom uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a entertainment projector to capture […]

Weapons manufacturer demonstrates 50kW laser weapon with ability to shoot down drone from over a mile away

// January 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

German based Rheinmetall Defense has improved their 10kW High-Energy Laser (HEL) weapon system, announcing the success tests of their new 50kW HEL weapon technology with a ability to cut through a 1/2 inch steel girder from 1,100 yards and blast flying drones travelling over 100 MPH out of the sky from 1 1/4 mile away. […]

New stretchy, liquid electronics cables stretch up to a mind-boggling eight times their original length

// December 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Researchers at North Carolina State University have produced a new cable material that stretches an order of magnitude more stretchy than existing stretchy wires. Think of the possibilities – tiny charging cables or headphone cables that are easy to carry around but easily stretch to crazy lengths when needed (and with the decreased possibility that […]

Patent issued for futuristic handcuffs that can shock, taser, track, mark, and talk to prisoners

// December 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Scottsdale Inventions has invented a pair of futuristic high-tech handcuffs that can deliver electric shocks powerful enough to incapacitate a prisoner via a remote control. In addition to shock therapy, the cuffs can issue warnings to the prisoner via audible announcements, vibration, or a flashing light. The handcuffs can also be programmed to constrain a […]

DARPA working on 100Gb wireless network with fiber-like speed

// December 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

DARPA is working on an airborne wireless network that can drive data bandwidth at fiber-optic network speeds – a blazing 100 gigabits per second. The effort, called the 100 Gigabit-per-second RF Backbone (aka 100G), seeks to do more than just overcome the physics that limit current radio-based data connections. The 100G initiative is searching for […]

New “gravity light” provides 30 seconds of LED lighting from 3-second pull of a string

// December 17th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

A new lighting product, GravityLight, allows an LED to run for 30 seconds from a 3-second pull of a string. The light has been designed for developing countries where sophisticated power grids are non-existent and technologies such as batteries and solar power are cost prohibitive. The kit includes an LED lamp and a sack that […]

China plans to build futuristic, 120 million square foot city – from scratch

// December 16th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

China's Changsha, Meixi city project

China plans to build a 120 million square foot city – from scratch. The Meixi Lake Master Plan project will be built in the metropolitan area of Changsha, China and will integrate mountains, lakes, parks, and canals in its architectural design. The city will be built around a 40 hectare lake which will act as […]

New microchips make Superman-like x-ray vision possible on smartphone devices

// December 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Although it doesn’t use true (damaging) X-Ray technology, a microchip breakthrough from Caltech has given device developers the means to introduce T-Ray scanning in devices as small as a smartphone. T-Rays (terahertz waves) fall into a largely untapped region of the electromagnetic spectrum—between microwaves and far-infrared radiation—and can penetrate a host of materials without the […]

Is Google Glass using a bone induction earpiece for private audio?

// December 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Although detailed specs have not been widely discussed, several are claiming that Google Glass has implemented bone induction technology for its wearable Google Glass computer. According to sources, the headset makes contact with the mastoid process (behind your ear), which is linked directly to the middle ear, meaning any audio output, such as new messages, […]

Syrian rebel armored tank built on car chassis and features turret-mounted machinegun

// December 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Syrian rebels show off a homemade tank that they made on top of a car chassis. Looking like it came straight out of an old Max Max movie and lovingly named “Sham II” (named after ancient Syria), the tank features a turret-mounted remote-control machinegun that is controlled via a video game controller. A LCD monitor […]

Captured assassin found holding James Bond like weapons including poison pen and flashlight gun

// November 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

He failed in his attempt to assassinate Park Sang-hak, an anti-North Korean activist, but after his capture, police found a cadre of James Bond like spy weapons on his person. Spy-like weapons found included a Parker ballpoint pen that contained a poison needle that was “practically impossible to identify as a weapon”. The victim would […]

Mercedes-Benz off-road vehicle of the future generates fuel from recycled water [PICTURES]

// November 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force concept off-road vehicle

Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D team introduced the Ener-G-Force design concept vehicle at this year’s LA Auto Show Design Challenge. Based on the classic G-Class (notice the “G” shaped LED headlights), the off-road vehicle features 20-inch rims, emergency lighting, rear spare-wheel compartment converted to a quick-access tool box, and a “terra-scan” 360-topography scanner on the roof […]

$14,000 Gyrowinder gyroscopic watch winder is an engineering work of art

// November 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Gyrowinder gyroscopic watch winder

German Dottling’s $14,000 Gyrowinder clock is a beautiful engineering work of art. The high-precision instrument is the first to enable completely free rotation of the watch in every direction – including a complete rollover – which is the closest one can get to wearing the watch on the wrist. Visually, the Gyrowinder recalls the opulent […]

Microsoft introduces real-time natural language processing technology that translates other languages using speaker’s own voice [VIDEO]

// November 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Microsoft introduced a voice language translation service that is leaps and bounds beyond what we would have thought possible with natural language interfaces. In the demonstration video, you see the translation machine understanding English words and transcribing them to text as he speaks. Then they demo the words being translated into Mandarin Chinese (a remarkable […]

New automobile technology makes backing up easier by making back seat appear to be transparent [VIDEO]

// November 8th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Technology developed by Keio University in Japan uses a system of rear-facing cameras to capture the view behind the automobile and project the life-size video image onto the backseat of the car making it appear as if the backseat of the car is transparent. The material on the backseat, called a recursive reflector, makes this […]