New technologies can make our lives easier, but they can also distract, mesmerize and make you a couch potato. Here are a few ways to keep fit using the latest body conscious technologies.
Robotic pets have the potential to be useful in many ways. Some robot pets are used to remind the elderly to take their medication. In Japan, robot pets are being used as companions for humans and for real pets.
Our privacy is already well under attack. Tiny cameras are so widespread that you can't remove a wedgie without ending up in a viral video. In the name of protection, someone may be looking at my email and listening to my phone calls. What will our privacy be like in the future?
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Nanotubes have slipped into my sunscreen with the stealth of a cloned kitten. Is the beef I just ate a time-proven design by Mother Nature, or the newer version developed by a single father in Cleveland? Why are consumer products that use nano or bio technologies not clearly labeled?
Science and technology are often portrayed as villains in science fiction movies because, well let's face it, any other way would be boring. What are the effects on society when technology is depicted negatively in the media?
This web site presents original video interviews of Nobel Laureates in physics and chemistry. Learn first hand of their achievements and what they could mean for the future. The site could be an inspiration to any student interested in physics or chemistry and the one minute video section was perfect for my limited knowledge and short attention span.
Biomimetics is design inspired by nature. Billions of years of natural R&D” have resulted in effective, optimized biological solutions that really work. By studying and mimicking nature’s processes and structures, scientists and engineers can develop nature inspired solutions that are far more effective than solutions conceived and developed exclusively by man. This field of study is called biomimetics, which falls into two distinct areas:
1) mimicking of natural creation of chemical compounds
2) imitating mechanisms found in nature.
Other examples of biomimetics:
Velcro® – inspired by clingy burrs
Low-friction ship hulls – inspired by shark skin
Flight by humans – inspired by bird wings
Temperature-adapting fabric – inspired by pinecone
Self cleaning surfaces – inspired by the lotus flower
Computer chips – inspired by neural networks
Fog harvesting - inspired by a beetle
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