Technology - New Discoveries, Research, Studies And Breakthroughs

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Lending a Hand: Teen Creates Cheap Voice-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The world of 3-D printing has made it possible for the economically-challenged to afford the cost of prosthetic limbs. Meet Nilay Mehta, a 17-year-old high school student from California who in his own special way is lending a helping hand to the world of the disabled.

Black Phosphorus: The New And Improved Graphene

The fatal flaw inherent in graphene electronics has already been heavily discussed – graphene-based transistors lack an OFF state making them ineffective switches despite a myriad of other properties that seem so full of potential. Now scientists report a new two dimensional material that avoids this pitfall while maintaining many of graphene’s remarkable abilities. Black phosphorous is the next big thing in the 2D revolution.

Underwear Innovation: Unmentionables Gain Honorable Mention

Slick Chicks is an intimate apparel brand offfering that which no other underwear manufacturer can; a way to take them off without removing outer clothing. Read on for more on this most interesting wearable tech innovation.

The First Optical Microprocessing Chip Is A Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

Scientists at the University of Bristol have debuted new optical chip that could be to quantum computers what traditional microprocessors are to current computer technology: invaluable. Already the chip has been able to tackle typically year-long experiments in just a matter of hours. What else will it achieve?

Haute Couture Joins Wearable Tech: Designer Purse Can Charges Smart Phones

Few names have been more enduring in the world of iconic fashion than Diane von Furstenburg. Read on to learn more about her fusion with wearable tech as demonstrated by her creation of a purse that can charge a smart phone.


S.T.EYE Is The Condom That Lights Up STI's

S.T.EYE is a condom that glows, but if it does you may want to reconsider having that romp in the sheets and run in the other direction instead.

Printable Batteries Bring Power To Everything And Anything

A new technique is allowing scientists to print batteries into any shape and on almost any surface. This is a major breakthrough for the development of flexible or, particularly, wearable electronics. No more bulky battery packs. Read on to find out how your future roll-able smart phone is going to be powered.

Thumbs Up For Zion Harvey:Child Receives Bi-lateral Hand Transplant

Meet Zion Harvey, eight-year-old recipient of the world's first bi-lateral hand transplant. Learn more about this amazing boy whose courage and marurity far exceed his years.

 


Finally A Practical Way To Harvest Energy From Our Oceans

Deriving power from the movement of the tides has long been considered a target for alternative energy strategists; however, the technology derived so far has been largely impractical to implement in the vast majority of coastal areas. Now a new UK company, in conjunction with Oxford University has approached the challenge in a fresh way and may just have brought tidal energy into the mainstream.

Hallucinogenic Sunglasses Render A Sober LSD-Style Kaleidoscope

If you are so inclined, dazzling visuals can be yours without the negative aspects associated  with hallucinogenic drugs. if you are wondering how, read on to learn more about Hungarian deisgner, Bence Agostin, and his unique pair of psychedelic mood sunglasses.