Swiss scientists show that small items can be levitated and precisely moved with acoustic waves.
A new look into the Google X labs reveals the company once considered researching two sci-fi technologies that would put a geek in a coma.
Finally: a mouse fit for Bruce Wayne. And yeah, it comes in black.
Nothing screams "future" more than stuff that levitates, and this levitating LED light turns things up by adding wireless power to the mix as well. It's not something that you can buy quite yet, but soon, you'll be able to just build one for yourself at home.
This is a metal ball. It levitates. In midair. You can move it around however you want and then let go of it, and it'll just stick there, defying both gravity and common sense. The MIT Media Lab has worked this into an interface that lets both you and a computer communicate through the manipulation of physical objects. Flying objects!
In the future, everything levitates. Why? Because levitation is damn cool, that's why. You don't need a time machine, though: this is a levitating lamp that you can go buy right now to impress your friends and utterly confuse your enemies.
This week at the at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics in Shanghai, China, a bunch of Japanese researchers led by Yusuke Sugahara at Tohoku University showed off a prototype transport that hovers inches above the ground without maglev rails. To put it into geeky Star Wars speak: this is the Landspeeder you're looking for.
The Axon Razorback is so fast and handles so well that you may mistake for a real race car, save for the fact that it's ankle-high. It can go from 0 to 25 mph almost instantly, and can reach speeds...