CHAPPiE is all about robots and how they’ll be a part of our life in the near future, but a lot of the technology in the movie is already a part of our world.
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With dwindling governmental budgets and growing commercial interest, maybe it’s time we consider how companies will affect space travel technology.
#160935994 / gettyimages.com Remember the campy 80s movie Innerspace? Dennis Quaid gets miniaturized in a submersible pod and injected into Martin Short’s body. Flying/submarining around in Short’s body, Quaid must attempt to return to normal size before his oxygen runs out. With futuristic technology, he is able to speak to Short through a device implanted […]
“Sending Americans back to the moon would be a waste of time.” This is what Buzz Aldrin said recently in response to an interview question asked by a couple of teenage actors from the science-fiction film Earth to Echo. Instead, the second man to ever walk on the moon told the young movie stars that […]
Apparently NASA consulted Pixar and the 1950’s for futuristic space suit designs. You probably know by now that NASA – and possibly other, private entrepreneurs – has its eyes on Mars as the new frontier for space exploration. As with all previous explorations outside Earth’s atmosphere, the technology involved takes a step forward each time. […]
#83987909 / gettyimages.com Still wearing your tech devices? Just implant them already. Or is that taking things a little too far? Technology has always extended human ability, making primitive people stronger or better somehow – weapons and tools, beasts of burden, writing, mathematics, etc. And what we now call “wearable tech” – everything from eye […]
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a research and development center located in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. Their mission is simple: Figure out how to construct and operate spacecraft that can fly safely in outer space. By dedicating their work to Teddy Roosevelt’s mantra of “dare mighty things”, JPL has managed to […]
Until now, regenerative material has been a thing of futuristic sci-fi movies. Previous applications of the concept were only successful in repairing small, microscopic cracks. According to an article released in Science Magazine, researchers at the University of Illinois have taken this concept to the next level by developing a self-restoring plastic material that is […]
Good news for sleep apnea sufferers: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved of a new kind of therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. This new implant, developed by Inspire Medical Systems, stimulates the patient’s airway to keep it open during sleep. #185121339 / gettyimages.com Sleep apnea, which affects as many as […]
Imagine a sheet of unbelievably strong, nearly transparent, conductive, flexible, and natural material – all while being almost 2-dimensional… It’s called graphene, and scientists are just now discovering its applications. Graphene is graphite, like in your old No. 2 pencils, but with atoms hexagonally linked together on a plane that’s only as thick as the […]