Month: December 2014

Nanobuds Could Make Almost Anything A Touchscreen

According to the MIT Technology Review, manufacturers have been experimenting with carbon nanotubes to create more flexible touchscreens for some time, but due to poor conductivity and an expensive manufacturing process, the research hasn’t flourished. Canatu’s hybrid film solves the problem of conductivity, and it claims to have found a way to make them cheaply. It has already invested in equipment to make enough film to cover hundreds of thousands of smartphones per month, and in 2015, expects to increase the output to millions.

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Michio Kaku Talks About Coming Breakthroughs

You know you are a nerd when you read the interview twice….in a row.

“I think, in the coming years, we will have a brain pacemaker that can stimulate the memory of people with Alzheimer’s disease. They will be able to upload simple memories of who they are and where they live. Beyond that, we will be able to use electronics to upload vacations we never had, perhaps. And the internet itself will be a brain-net of emotions and memories.

“The 20 century was the century of physics, with computers, lasers, TV, radio, GPS, the internet, etc. Physics, in turn, has made possible that can probe biology. So I think the 21st century will be the century of physics and biology, esp. biology that can be explored via physics. So the future belongs to nanotech, biotech, AI, and quantum physics.”