future tech

Is This The Car Of The Future? (Hint: No)

This is a BMW concept car designed by Transportation Design students Jai Ho Yoo and Lukas Vanek from the instituo Europeo di Design. They imagined the ZX-6...
August 13, 2008

Air Force Seeks Anti-PEW-PEW Spray

In a recent request for proposals, the Air Force has asked for the development of an anti-laser spray or embeddable layer than can be retrofitted on equipment...
July 31, 2008

Grabit Pack: Fanny Pack Of The Future

I like the look of the Grabit Pack. It looks like some sort of military issue gun holster or something. But it was really designed to hold...
February 11, 2008

Navy Tests New Railgun, It Looks Promising

The Navy is hoping that their newest 10 megajoule railgun (topping their old pathetic 9 megajoule) will replace the standard 5-inch guns on most of their ships....
February 1, 2008

Keyless Keyboard: Wack, Uses Orbs, WTF!?

Sure the QWERTY keyboard may have some issues that need to be addressed in the long run, but I have a hard time believing the OrbiTouch Keyless...
November 28, 2007

Galactic Suites Space Hotel

Galactic Suites, the first space hotel, is scheduled to open in 2012, a scant 5 years from now. For the low, low price of $4 million you...
August 17, 2007

The Piss Screen toilet game

The Piss-Screen is a pressure-sensitive inlay for urinals that lets you play a game with your pee. It was designed for bars so people would take a...
August 8, 2007

Crowd Farm turns walking into electricity

Two graduate students at MIT's School of Architecture and Planning are developing what they call the "Crowd Farm", which is a smart floor that would harness the...
July 27, 2007

Photosynth

From the Photosynth demo description: Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation...
May 31, 2007

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft has unveiled Surface, their surface computing device. It's basically a touch-sensitive interactive table which can also interface with other devices such as the MS Zune. It...
May 30, 2007

LG develops super-thin e-paper

LG Philips has developed the world's first electronic paper. The e-paper is just 0.3 mm thin, and to be energy efficient the display only uses power when...
May 15, 2007

Print messages on toast

Most people like to use paper for their printing needs, but not me. I like to use toast. Good old fashioned toast. Thankfully, these guys have created...
April 30, 2007

Making coffee with a laser

This crazy bastard decided to make his morning cup of coffee with a powerful laser. Now all he has to do is try shaving and maybe cleaning...
March 26, 2007

Aptera gets 200 mpg, maybe from the future

The Aptera prototype was unveiled at TED this past weekend in Monterey and is a ultra-high-mileage supervehicle from Accelerated Composites (aka Aptera Motors) that was built to...
March 15, 2007

Freedom chair fits all

You know the number one thing I look for in an office chair? That I be afraid of it. That I think if I sit in it...
February 28, 2007

Robot tooth dispenses medicine

If you want to trust your medication to a robotic tooth, this device is just for you. It's filled with the medicine and releases it into your...
February 1, 2007