Airbus dreams into the future(2050) with reduced fuel emissions and shorter flight times

Looking into the future has all been a hard game for stock analysts, politicians, and ordinary people. However, Airbus claims it has had a peak into the future, with blue skies in ‘2050’ on our horizons. They have imagined that planes will become more fuel efficient and smaller. These ‘2050’ planes will fly in groups like birds creating a more efficient travel from point A to B. Furthermore, they have competitors such as NASA already try to shape our future. Check out the future, with the video up top.

 

Scientist develop a laser activated muscle, leads to a future with bio-robots

Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have grown their own muscle tissue. This major milestone didn’t stop their curiosity, so they decided to stimulate those muscle tissues with light. The result caused individual muscle tissues to contract. With a 20 millisecond laser, getting the job done, this opens a whole new world of possibilities, including bio-robots. Hopefully a couple of decades from now, I’ll have my own bio-robot to get my laundry done.

Source: MIT

NASA is investing $100,000 for a sideways supersonic plane, sonic booms are out of the equation

Sonic Boom free NASA Plane

NASA is always trying to be at the head of advanced technology, including space and other aerodynamic projects.  This time NASA has invested over $100,000 for a supersonic plane at the University of Miami. The plane which is uniquely designed, is able to fly at supersonic speeds and avoid creating a very noisy sonic boom. It’s design lets it turn 90 degrees before hitting a sonic boom, which drastically reduces the size of the boom, to almost nothing. If your thinking of fly on this thing next year for vacation, then be foretold that it will take at least a decade before there’s any hope of getting on one of those planes.

Source: NASA

If you shout brand names at your TV, Sony will let you skip the commercials

Sony TV Pantent

Interactive advertising has always been an important goal for major brands. As the better you advertise the more sales that will increase. It goes almost by the same rules like supply and demand. Invest in better advertising and get more money. For that purpose, Sony has filed a patent for an idea that by shouting at the TV you will be able to skip commercials. This is a very unique idea for the interactive marketing world, as you are forced to insert a brand name into your unconscious mind. So in their view, the next time you head out to the store, you’ll be buying the product you were swearing at.

Source: Patent

DARPA is creating an unmanned sub hunting vessel

ACTUV

Submarines have evolved over the years in so many ways, that’s impossible to note them all. With these advances, submarines have been coming widely available to some second and third world countries. As not all countries are America’s friends, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has decided to invent a submarine tracker. This tracker is called an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV). In other words, no human intervention is required for the ACTUV to locate and trial submarines. The project will hopefully be completed by 2015, which would free the US Navy’s resources.

Source: Gizmodo

DNA: Your future hard drive

DNA

Hard drives are expanding in data capacities, increasing speed (SSD), and constantly bring tomorrow’s technology, today. Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston have developed a method in storing information on a picogram of DNA, equivalent to a trillionth of a gram and retrieving it. They were able to store a whole genetics book on a piece of DNA by using an inkjet printer that embedded information fragments. However, don’t through out your new SSDs yet, because the price of storing your information on DNA is probably more costly than your car, better wait a decade or two.

Source: Wired

IBM promises faster flash memory, with new spintronic breakthrough

Spintronic

Whatever the technological breakthroughs are, there always good news. Including this one, which has improved flash memory speeds. Researchers at IBM have discovered a way to increase flash memory speeds by using a method called spintronic. This method basically operates at -233 Celsius and physically spins electrons.  Doing this is extremely complicated, so we better give a thanks to IBM which has moved us one step further technologically, again.

Source: Gizmodo

Autonomous plane is developed at MIT

We’ve all heard of the Google autonomous car, and how cool it sounds reading while driving to work. But how about flying a plane without having to even get a licence? Well i’ll be honest with you, this might be at least a decade from now, but at least were heading in the right direction. Thanks to the folks at MIT, they have built a small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)  that can fly without someone controlling it on the ground. Hows that you ask? Well by snapping a small notebook processor and a laser will do the trick. This small UAV is capable of making small sharp turns in the flint of the second, while maintaining its course. Don’t believe me? Just check out the video above.

Source: Gigaom

DARPA’s Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on anything, including water

Getting to people in a regionally disaster, can be a huge problem, as there are many obstacles and debris in the way. Overcoming that problem, can be very expensive, including aerial, sea, and ground solutions. But what could you do if you could combine sea and ground solutions? Well you would get a Captive Air Amphibious Transporter. Furthermore, DARPA decide make a massive water tank, to be able to reach people no matter where they are on the ground or sea. It’s also able to carry supplies on its way. To sea this massive show of power, just look at the video above.

Source: Engadget

NASA’s Morpheus lander crashes, burns and explodes in unsuccessful test-flight

Getting Curiosity to Mars didn’t happen without some mistakes. Therefore, this has to be one of NASA’s mistakes for launching some future spaceship. Although the test flight had failed, NASA did get some data back on what could happen while launching a small spaceship. Finally, this may come at a loss for NASA, but a complete gain for the internet entertainment industry (in other words, the YouTube community). Enjoy the spectacular show right up front.

Source: NASA