Night-vision glasses: Nanocrystals developed at ANU allow direct vision into the infrared

Imagine seeing colours in the infrared, or gaining night vision simply by putting on a pair of glasses. Humans can see in a tiny bandwidth of the light spectrum: infrared, ultraviolet, and x-rays are invisible to us.

I still dream of a better future.

When I was 12 I had my first inventive spark. I went to the Farmer Jack’s grocery store with my grandmother to do some shopping when I saw a promotion for a contest. WIN A CORVETTE!!! The flyer had a line art image of a Corvette with the top down. It wasn’t the Corvette itself that intrigued me, but something else I saw. I immediately grabbed the flyer and took it home. 

If you are a child of the 80′s like I am then you know all about the Jetson’s and their flying cars. Seeing by 1990 “They” still didn’t have flying cars yet, I was more than obliged to offer my assistance. I traced the outline of the corvette when I got home and drew instead of wheels, what I thought a flying car should look like. 

CreoPop Is The World's First 3D Pen With Cool UV Ink.

CreoPop ( is the world’s first 3D pen with cool ink. In contrast to other 3D pens, there are no hot parts, no melting plastic and no unpleasant smell. Instead, CreoPop uses photopolymers that are solidified using LED diodes to let users create amazing 3D designs. Since no heating is required, CreoPop is safe in a home environment with children and pets around. The most innovative feature of CreoPop  is the large selection of cool inks available including different colors, elastic ink, magnetic ink, glow-in-the-dark ink, temperature sensitive ink and body paint ink.

UPS Now Lets You Use 3D Printers In Nearly 100 US Stores

Following the successful launch of 3D print in six markets across the country, The UPS Store® is expanding 3D printing services to meet the growing demands of its small business customers to nearly 100 additional locations nationwide. The UPS Store is kicking off this expansion by designating Sept. 22-26 as its first annual 3D Print Week.

TouchPico: Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen

The TouchPico is a compact, Android PC with a built-in projector. This isn’t your regular projector, though, the TouchPico projects a touchscreen onto any flat surface, which makes it perfect for presentations, education and, of course, entertainment. Projectors are cool. They take something that’s normally small or constricted and blow it up to 100 times its original size. Traditionally, projectors have been very clunky and unimaginative. But, thanks to technical innovation, engineers have shrunk processors and chips into a very bite-sized package. We now have tiny smartphones, and now pocketable PCs.

IBM's New Supercomputing Chip Mimics The Human Brain With Very Little Power

A lot has changed in the three years since IBM first unveiled a prototype of its human brain-inspired SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) chip. That single-core prototype has now been significantly scaled up, leading to a new, production-ready SyNAPSE chip that blows past its predecessor with 1 million neurons, 256 million synapses and 4,096 neurosynaptic cores, all the while only requiring 70mW of power. Though the numbers are impressive, it's what they translate to that holds even greater prominence: the ability for devices to process various sensory data in parallel just like the human brain, by merging memory and computing.

Dubai Plans Mall of the World, the First Ever ‘Temperature Controlled City’

Developers Dubai Holding have announced their plans to build the ‘Mall of the World’ a new 48 million square foot tourist district in Dubai that will host the world’s largest mall, a new cultural district, a theme park and 20,000 hotel rooms. What’s more, the district’s 7km street network will be covered by a retractable roof during the summer months, creating the world’s first “temperature controlled city”.

Russian Scientists Raising Funds To Rebuild Tesla Tower, Satisfy World Energy Hunger

Two Russian physicists are fundraising to realize their project for wireless energy transmission once proposed by brilliant 20th-century scientist Nikola Tesla. Solar panels and an upgraded Tesla Tower could solve global energy hunger, they say.  Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, claim they have spent years scrutinizing the Nikola Tesla’s patents and diaries and they believe that with his most ambitious project – transcontinental wireless energy transmissions – Tesla came very close to unprecedented scientific discovery that could be brought to fruition.

Meet The Oddball Camera That Could Usher In The Age Of 360-Degree Video

When you reach a goal on Kickstarter, it’s nice to know you’ll get some funding and that there are people who like your product. But what happens when you smash past it, and are now on your fourth stretch goal? It means you have a hit on your hands, and that’s what happened to a French company called Giroptic, which makes the 360cam, a 360-degree panorama camera.

Airdog Drone Serves As Your Loyal Action Sports Cameraman

The battle in the skies this week is the autonomous action-sports drone apparently. Why? Because, what if you want to be the star in your as yet un-made aerial epic? With a regular drone that's a tricky one. You could film yourself, as you stand flying the drone, but where's the fun in that? Airdog is a quadcopter drone that follows you, using GPS and movement tracking to keep up as you get down (the slope, or whatever). Action camera selfie videos are cool and all, but wouldn't an epic aerial shot following you carving through fresh powder snow, or riding that killer wave, or heck, even scuba diving be so much better? Airdog promises exactly that. And more.