Posts Tagged ‘Futurology’
Brain Implants Can Allow People To Control Machines With Their Mind

Brain Implant Developed In Australia Can Allow People To Control Machines With Their Minds

by CHIRPon June 6, 2016
Scientists in Australia are currently in the process of developing an implant that will give paralyzed and heavily disabled patients the ability to control machines through their thoughts as well as monitor and predict seizures. Able to record specific brain activity and function, the tiny implant known as astentrode will eventually be placed into a blood vessel located […]
Tesla Self Driving Collecting 3 Mil Miles Daily

Tesla Is Gathering Twice As Many Miles of Self-Driving Data Every Day Compared To Google’s Entire Atonomous Project

by CHIRPon June 2, 2016
If you combine the total miles driven in autonomous mode by all Tesla Model S and X’s on the road at the moment, you get about 3 million miles a day. That’s about twice the distance that Google’s self-driving car project has done since it’s start. What does this mean? It means that Tesla is collecting a much larger amount of […]

Uber Driverless Car In Pittsburgh

New Driverless Uber Being Tested In Pittsburgh

by CHIRPon May 25, 2016
With all the advances in driverless cars over the past few years, it was only a matter of time until the pre-booked ride kings ‘Uber’ got into the game. Now it’s official, they are testing a driverless Uber on the streets of Pittsburgh. “If you’re driving around Pittsburgh in the coming weeks you might see […]
A Month In Science: World Science Monthly Recap

Humanoid Diving Robot – Landing A Rocket – Smart Contact Lenses – 100ft Autonomous Ship [MIS April 2016]

by CHIRPon May 24, 2016
A Month In Science
Things at CHIRP have been off to a great start. With over 200k visitors in our first month, we are excited to be bringing so many of you quality future/science focused news from around the world. We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our readers thus far, and those to come! […]

Zapping Clouds With Lasers Could Cool The Planet

Shooting Clouds With Lasers Could Potentially Lower The Planet’s Temperature

by CHIRPon May 22, 2016
Our planets temperature is rising every year. Scientists and thinkers alike have been trying to come up with a way to reverse this trajectory of rising temperatures. It seems that they may have just figured out how to…at east in a small way. Reported in Science Advances, it’s been discovered that zapping tiny ice particles within cirrus clouds breaks them […]

New Robot Unfolds Once Swallowed And Can Remove Foreign Objects/Patch Wounds

New “Origami” Robot Unfolds Once Swallowed — Successfully Removed A Battery From A Stomach

by CHIRPon May 16, 2016
A team of researchers at MIT (and two other universities) have just invented an ingestible robot that once swallowed can unfold itself in your stomach, potentially healing wounds and removing foreign objects. Unveiled by a group of researchers from MIT, the University of Sheffield and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the capsule can be guided by an external […]
Hyperloop One Has Successfully Done An Open Air Test

The 700 MPH Hyperloop Train Has Just Had It’s First Successful Test

by CHIRPon May 12, 2016
You’ve probably heard of hyperloop in some way or another at this point. Aiming to bet the future of transportation, hyperloop “pods” will travel in vacuum tubes at upwards of 700mph. This is achievable due to the absence of air in a vacuum, which allows for zero drag/friction. Just this pas day, a startup called ‘Hyperloop […]

New Robotic Arm Acts As A Third Arm For Drummer

Researchers Created A Robotic Third Arm That Plays Drums Along With Human Performer

by CHIRPon May 8, 2016
Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology have just pushed the art of drumming, and eventually the world, into the future. Developing a robotic limb that attaches to the shoulder, they’ve effectively given drummers the ability to have three arms. The arm is what Georgia Tech developers call a “smart arm”. This means that […]

DARPA Putting Up 146 Million To Anyone Who Designs A Viable Reuseable Rocket

by CHIRPon May 2, 2016
DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, has asked the aerospace industry for help. They’ve put out a request for designs of a small, first-stage rocket/ship of sorts that can launch into space, deploy a 3,000 to 5,000 pound payload and return to land […]

New Metamaterial Can Make Solar Panels That Create Energy At Night

New Metamaterial Can Create Solar Panels That Generate Electricity In The Dark

by CHIRPon April 24, 2016
Published recently in Nature Communications, the discovery of a new artificial material could be the key to generating clean electricity at all hours of the day. A new metamaterial discovered by physicists at the Australian National University/ARC Center of Excellence CUDOS and the University of California Berkeley actually gathers energy when exposed to heat. This, being the most […]