Magnetic Soap to Fight Future Oil Spills?

Technology is perpetually making lives easier, and now the idea of magnetic soap as a method of fighting future oil spills is gaining some attention. Read on to learn more.

The concept behind magnetic soap suggests that it could clean up oil spills because the molecules in the soap bond with the oil; a magnet can then remove the bonded materials, creating a situation where the oil is cleaned up. The most amazing part of the process is [...]

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Major Car Company Creates Interior Made of Flowers

The idea of creating a car’s interior out of flowers may seem insane, but one major American automobile manufacturer has actually made door bolsters from a tropical plant.

The plant is called kenaf, and the long, fibrous stalks can be converted into usable products like door bolsters and paper. 85 percent of the vehicle in question is made from recycled materials, which means that it is probably the most sustainable SUV on the road. The manufacturer reports that the use of kenaf in their vehicles will [...]

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Search Engine Giant Develops Self-Driving Car

The concept of a car that drives itself may seen like science-fiction, but workable prototypes for self-driving vehicles have already been developed and extensively tested, meaning they could become commercially available within only a few short years. Learning more about the innovations and developments that will change the transportation industry for years to come could be an important undertaking. Falling behind the time and failing to educate yourself about the technology, developments and new innovations that will shape [...]

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Tactus Tactile Tablet: A Possible Next Step in Touchscreen Technology

The Tactus Tablet represents an exciting new development in touchscreen technology. Created by Tactus Technology, the new tablet has the ability to raise parts of itself to form buttons on its surface. For example, if the user needs to type something the tablet will form a QWERTY keyboard, with each key being a distinct bump on the surface of the screen. This gives the new tablet a distinct advantage over traditional touchscreens. Revolutonary though they are, typical touchscreens remain flat and smooth while being used, and many people find them difficult to work with. The Tactus Tactile Tablet, however, provides an extra bit of tactile feedback for the user, which Tactus Technology hopes will improve usability.

The tablet works by means of a fluid located beneath the touchscreen surface, which is then drawn to specific locations within the screen to form distinct, raised buttons. The number and type of buttons are formed depend on the app that is being used. When the user is finished with the app, the fluid can then be disabled and the buttons will disappear, making the touchscreen flat again. No extra energy is required to maintain the buttons; only in forming the buttons is a small amount of extra energy used. Tactus Technology has stated that their tactile screen can be used on different platforms and scaled to any size. With such a revolutionary leap in touchscreen technology, it is likely that the Tactus Tactile Tablet will be featured on future versions of the iPhone and Android, among others.

Kyle Rice is a blogger who writes for MassachusettsInternetProviders.com. He is a tech junkie and loves writing reviews on all the new products he purchases.

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Nano Quadcopters Robots Swarm!

Nano quadcopters are one of the most intriguing developments to hit the open source robotics field for quite some time. They are basically flying robots with arms. They can be purchased online or, with a little bit of expertise, you can build your own.

Nano quadcopters get their name because they are extremely small, about the size of a dinner plate, and fly through the air with four tiny plastic helicopter blades. They are extraordinarily stable and barely disturb the air, which means that they can travel very closely together in “swarms. [...]

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Why Wont the iPhone 4 Get Siri Voice Control?

When Apple created the Iphone 4 not soon after there were talks of an imminent upgrade called the Iphone5. It was supposed to have many desirable upgraded features. However after months and months of rumors, the company announced that instead of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S would be introduced. There was one huge difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S and that was the introduction of the Siri voice control system.

Not soon after the iPhone 4S went on [...]

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Woman Receives New Jaw Thanks to 3D Printer

In a scene that looks like it was taken right from the Terminator, a woman in Belgium had her lower jawbone replaced with a titanium replica. The titanium jaw bone was made by taking a three dimensional image of her existing jaw (which was quickly deteriorating) and feeding that data into a 3D printer. The printer used lasers to weld together titanium polymer powder in layers 1/30th of a mm thick. The printing took over two hours but when it was completed the replacement bone was a perfect fit for the [...]

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Google Develops “Heads Up Display” Glasses

During a trip to the grocery store, serving suggestions present themselves nest to each vegetable as you shop. You’re onsite at a building project and can visually monitor where all of your employees are by scanning the scene. While jamming at a concert you’re simultaneously streaming video to your social profile for friends to watch and enjoy.

These are just a few of the realities Google hopes to open up to the ever-widening smartphone market with the development of their new Head Up Display specs. [...]

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Tesla Model X: Coolest Electric Car Yet?

Tesla’s 2013 offering, the Model X is one of the first electric crossovers in the SUV category. Already gaining press for its sexy styling and spicy performance, reservations are being taken for the first of these unique vehicles to roll off the assembly line.

This seven passenger sport utility has three rows of seats that can be accessed by “falcon-wing doors,” reminiscent of the DeLorean sportster. This is not your Mom’s mini-van! With a vow of 214 to 267 miles on a charge, [...]

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