It's less Disney and more drop-dead cool. While not actually made of carpet, but rather a thin, 4-inch sheet of plastic that hovers just above the ground, it still calls to mind fantastic possibilities.
Earlier this year the world was introduced to Britain's "hoodies" who looted their cities wearing the head coverings to avoid the country's ubiquitous CCD surveillance cameras. But if they had just contacted a certain professor, they might have simply used a lovely modded parasol to conceal their mischief.
Brain implants promise a lot of things, from combatting mental degradation caused by age and disease, to boosting the output of some already healthy gray matter. Far fetched as it sounds, researchers and Israel just took a step toward that glorious cyborg-filled future with the successful installation of a synthetic cerebellum in a rat.
If you follow the world of pro gaming you might know Freddie Wong from his Guitar Hero 2 win at the World Series of Video Games back in 2007. Now he's developed a visual effects house where his latest video give us a glimpse of the future of gaming.
A new tech developed at UCLA would allow touchscreens to power the phones they were attached to via sunlight or ambient light — even the light thrown off by the screen's own backlight.
When you're a kid stuck in the backseat of your parents' car, life is pretty boring. There's only so much you can do staring out the window. But Toyota's new Windows to the World concept would certainly change that.
While most clocks help us keep time on the day-to-day, the 10,000 Year Clock is focusing on the much, much bigger picture.
The International Air Transport Association, which is basically a TSA for the rest of the world, is demoing the "Checkpoint of the Future." It involves being "able to get from curb to boarding gate with dignity," without having to unpack your bag, take off your shoes, or, erm, get up close in personal with a security official.
Actors often like to use juggling as an expression of their creativity and free form thinking, but if this latest discovery is any indication, robots of the future won't just be faster and longer lasting than us, they will also be more talented.
Researchers have set a new record for data transfer speeds using a single laser, shooting some data around at an absolutely insane 26 terabits per second.