LG Chem develops flexible cable batteries, lets you use it as shoelaces

LG Flexible Cable Battery

Flexible batteries are nothing new, but shoelace batteries are. LG Chem has developed a battery that fits around a copper cable, providing you with flexibility and another way to tie your shoes. They have tested the batteries on a red LED screen (as you can see above), and on a fourth-generation iPod Shuffle. This is another step forward in bring you a flexible smartphone, not that you need one anyways.

Source: phys.org

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

Voice signals sent to Mars and back, making a first in interplanetary communication

 

Communicating with aliens might seem far off in the future, but sending an audio signal from Mars and back is one step in the right direction. Interplanetary communication has made history, as the first human voice has traveled through space and received on another planet. We have to thank Curiosity (NASA’s rover on Mars), for being able to receive Charles Bolden’s human voice and send it back to us, as voicemail. Charles Bolden read a speech out loud to NASA’s employees and to Mars. If you want to hear his voice, hit the source link below. Finally, I would like to add that the picture above is a lower resolution image of the martian hills sent back from NASA’s Curiosity’s rover.

Source: NASA

 

NASA’s Mini Lab, will test for cancer and other diseases on Earth and in space

Do you sometimes question your doctor’s diagnosis of something he claims you have? Well soon you won’t have to, never mind if this problem occurs on Earth or Mars, because with NASA’s new invention, you can take your own mini lab, wherever your dare to imagine. This mini lab called INO Microflow will test patients for all types of diseases, including cancer and HIV. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy one yourself just yet. But at least you’ll know that it will be safe in space, as Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will test it during a six-month ISS mission space mission.

Source: NASA

Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Neil Armstrong Walk on Moon

He was one of the most fitness men in America, that was able to survive a journey to the moon and back and live to tell the tale, Neil Armstrong. On 1969, he was the first man to step on the moon, making history. Therefore, I wish I would never have to write this post, telling his death. With that in mind, I will report to you that Neil Armstrong died on August 25th 2012 from heart complications, marking another point in history. So all you folks feeling old, hearing about the first landing on the moon, you might be feeling right as your watching a chapter close in history forever.

Source: NYT

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