Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tech Tuesday

http://www.iflscience.com/space/human-spaceflight-launches-will-return-united-states Goin' back to space.

http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/faster-better-hydrogen-production Hydrogen production that isn't godawful!

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-liquid-metal-battery-will-make-renewables-competitive And better batteries!

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/spinal-cord-stimulation-allows-completely-paralyzed-rats-walk-again Remember the stuff for allowing rats paralyzed by spinal injuries to walk again? Variations on that have been approved for human trials in the moderately near future.

http://gizmodo.com/the-seek-gives-your-smartphone-predator-vision-on-the-c-1638998262 Thermal camera case for your phone, for a mere $200. Not a lot of pixels, but infravision!

http://gizmodo.com/google-glass-app-gives-conversations-real-time-closed-c-1642537840 Combine this with a directional microphone, and you have the makings of a lot of help for people with hearing problems. Pair it with good language banks and equal or better translator software, and you have the makings of nearly real time universal translating.

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/new-record-breaking-laser-could-dramatically-speed-internet Improving the tubes with lasers. Sadly these lasers do not help me in my quest to build a lasgun.

And now some news you can use,
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/apps-can-improve-your-vision Failing eyesight is a problem a great many bloggers and shooters have (and the overlap between them). Got one of those fancypants smartphones? Make it help!

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