Vol. 01: News from the Future
Reality is catching up with science fiction, thanks in a large part to DIY technologies. Tim O'Reilly identifies the laboratory and garage projects that promise to change the way we live.
By Tim O'Reilly
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The Bionic Running Shoe
Two Dallas gangs arrange to meet for a streetfight on the internet.
Aquatic robots: First line defense against terrorism?
Microsoft Gadget Keeps Record of Your Life
Robotic bollards that can quickly move across a carriageway to close off lanes have been developed by US engineers
'Spy' under bonnet could stop speeding.
Always-on camera captures life's fleeting moments.
The Israeli military is equipping its forces with a new range of spy drones small enough to fit in a soldier's backpack.
What if you could house a wireless access point in a package the size of a large lightbulb, and install it in an existing light socket?
DELCA (Disembodied Location-specific Conversational Agents) website.
Magnetic wood, developed by Hideo Oka, promises to change where we can talk on our cell phones.
The prospect that athletes will soon try to enhance their bodies with gene technology is raised by the results of a new study to boost muscles in rats.
This robot starts out naive and learns from its own experience, allowing researchers a unique window into how the human brain may work.
A new plant may be able to detect hidden landmines by changing its colour from green to red when its roots come in contact with explosives.
Computerised lamp posts look like being the basis of the biggest data network ever.
The same tech megatrends that are reshaping grown-up gadgets are revolutionizing kids' toys.
An Austrian man has become the first person to skydive across the English Channel.
A new system uses metal storage boxes and a fast-moving computerized crane to quickly put away and retrieve library books.
Soon consumers may be able to pay for merchandise using microchips implanted under their skin.
A new robot, an aluminium chair mounted on two sets of telescopic poles, is being developed to carry people up stairs.
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