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Futurology speaker, Ray Hammond, offers a glimpse into our future lives

27th October 2009

Futurology speaker, Ray Hammond offers a few interesting insights into new technologies, developments and trends that might shape our world:

Patching A Broken Heart

Bioengineers at Duke University in North Carolina believe there could be an important first step toward growing a living 'heart patch' to repair damaged heart tissue using mouse embryonic stem cells.

Clean Keyboards

According to 'Which?' magazine, computer keyboards carry more germs than a toilet seat. By flooding the keyboard with germ-killing ultra-violet light for 90 seconds, Vioguard has produced a self-cleaning keyboard system.

Hydrogen-powered Muscles

Researchers at the University of Nevada in Reno, USA, have developed hydrogen-powered, silent artificial robot muscles.

Jumping the Lights - a Thing of the Past

Mercedes Benz have developed a wireless safety system to communicate directly with vehicles and automatically causing a car to stop at a red light should a driver fail to do so.

Exercise Help for the Elderly

humanoid robot called Taizo is being developed by General Robotics In Japan to lead the elderly in physical exercises.  

Your Whole Life on Film

Originally invented to help jog the memories of people with Alzheimer's disease, a camera is soon to be launched in the UK.  You will be able to wear it as a pendant and record every moment of your life.

 


 

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