Volkswagen is Working on Hover Car Concept

This Volkswagen hover car is a concept vehicle that is used for personal transportation in the same way a modern car is employed. You must steer it, like you would a normal vehicle, but the only difference is that it’s flying in the air. So far we’ve seen a few of them, in movies that is. But little did we know that Volkswagen is already working on a hover car concept. The German car maker challenged a few of the folks in China to submit their ideas of what the car of the future must look like.

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III Smartphone

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S. The new smartphone, with a whopping 4.8-inch screen and an 8-megapixel camera, was unveiled at a slick launch party in London on Thursday. Billed by Samsung as having been designed for humans, the phone features voice and eye-recognition technology that the company hopes will set the handset ahead of its rivals in the crowded smartphone market.

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Organic Solar Panels Generates Electricity

German startup Heliatek has developed a new kind of solar panel made of small, organic molecules deposited on polyester films. The technology is similar to what’s used for OLED displays for phones and flat-screen TVs. The panels are flexible, and far lighter than conventional solar panels, yet in some locations, particularly where it’s hot or cloudy, they can generate just as much electricity as a conventional solar panel.

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The Universe Expansion is Accelerating

The universe’s expansion is accelerating, an observation that prompted astronomers to invoke an unknown entity called dark energy to explain it, has been further confirmed by new measurements. Scientists have used cosmic magnifying glasses called gravitational lenses to observe super-bright distant galaxies, giving a measure of how quickly the universe is blowing up like a giant balloon. They found, in agreement with previous measurements, that the universe’s expansion is indeed speeding up over time.

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Babolat Rackets Play and Connect

Babolat has recently revealed a new high-tech racket that it thinks can revolutionize training for tennis. The company has called the racket in question the Play and Connect. The racket is packed with sensors and can be used primarily to analyze every aspect of a player’s swing and performance. In order to maintain the right feel that every athlete has for their rackets the company has found a way to pack the racket with sensors and technology but still make it like enough so it feels exactly like a normal albeit expensive tennis racket and is equally light.

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Scientists Want to Create an Invisibility Cloak for Heat

Scientists in France are working on an invisibility cloak for heat and have reported their research in a recent issue of Optics Express. The technology could be used for military purposes to hide soliders from infrared detectors, but it could also work to thermally isolate circuits in computer chips, which would keep them cool.The team, lead by Sebastien Guenneau of the University of Aix-Marseille and colleagues at the French national research council, devised a mathematical model showing that a set of concentric rings, each one made of a material with differing diffusivity could cloak heat energy.

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Nanoscale 3D Printed Race Car

Using a technique known as two-photon lithography, Austrian researchers have developed a high-precision 3D printer capable of producing nanometer sized objects in the shape of race cars, cathedrals, and bridges in a matter of minutes. The high-precision 3D printer at TU Vienna is purportedly orders of magnitude faster than similar devices, and opens up new areas of applications, such as in medicine.The super fast nano-printer uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam.

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LightBeam Pico Projector Turns any Surface into Interactive Display

LightBeam is pico projector that uses a webcam to track and reorient its display to suit any ad hoc surface, the piece of paper in your hand, the cover of a book, or the picture frame on your desk. The technology was developed by German researchers at the Darmstadt Technical University. Working prototype of LightBeam systems was constructed based on the Microsoft Kinect and a special camera that allows the system to create an interactive projection. Аs а tools of system controlling can be used any ordinary objects, which affords rotation, like glass or water bottles. Fore more information watch video below.

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Robot That Can Draw Sketch of People

The Frauhofer robot, which is normally used to analyze the optical reflection properties of various materials, will draw a portrait of anybody willing to sit still in a chair for about ten minutes. The robot uses a camera to study its subject, edge-processing software to seek out the contrasts in the image, and translates them into movements of the robot’s arm. The arm which holds a pencil turns draws the portrait on a piece of paper in front of it. This robot is pretty cool combination of art, science and technology.

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