Virgin’s Interpretation Of Britain In 2025

Predictions into what our society will look like in the future are always interesting to look at, like this video from Virgin which presents what they believe life in Britain will be like in the year 2025.

It’s certainly an interesting take on things, our homes, streets and countryside appear much the same, however everyone seems to be using Iron Man’s interactive supercomputer Jarvis. Even the elderly gentleman collecting eggs from the chickens in his garden to make his high-flying, executive daughter a fresh brunch is at it. Jarvis, (or a very similar device) tells him how well his meds are working and when to take a break on his stroll through town so as not to over-exert himself. Meanwhile, the exec daughter draws on inspiration from traditional looking British buildings and the countryside to perfect her virtual presentation, which she can show to her bosses from her father’s dinner table using this impressive technology. Continue Reading

The Coolest Gel Refrigerator Concept You’ll Ever See

It’s 2012 already, science! Where’s my gel refrigerator?

This bio robot gel refrigerator is a concept design that was introduced back in 2010 for the competition Electrolux Design Lab. The creator, Yuriy Dmitriev, designed this fridge to be made up of a biopolymer gel that would not only hold your food in place, but it would keep it cool and persevered as well.Continue Reading

Scientist Commands Robot 2,000 Miles Away With Brain Waves

For those of you who watched James Cameron’s Avatar and immediately started to wonder when technology like that would become available, we have the news that it might not be as far away in the future as you think.

Ok, so we might be quite a few years from taking that technology onto alien planets to interfere in their shit, and this robot’s movements aren’t nearly as smooth as Jake Sully’s big blue body-buddy, but it is being controlled using the brain waves of a scientist 2,000 miles away.

Bar-Ilan University student Tirosh Shapira, in Israel, used a fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) machine to command the little robot some 2,000 miles away in France. It is believed that this is the first time a robot has been directly controlled using this particular method!!

The fMRI enabled researchers to decode the blood flow around Shapira’s brain which would normally show signals that would get the body to move and they used these translations to command the robot. Continue Reading