Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.

We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

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Remembering the Shuttle program.


Father and son at the first and last shuttle launches. Rest in peace, NASA Space Program.

This is a wonderful step in robotic guidance systems.


University of California, Berkeley engineers are working on cooperative systems to control robots through complex environments. In this demonstration, a ground station uses computer vision to guide the group’s new 13-gram H2Bird ornithopter robot through a window.

The ground station, whose view we see in the second gif, uses real-time motion tracking over a live video stream to send steering guidance to the H2Bird micro air vehicle. With that information, the robot can successfully maneuver through a tight window frame. Their paper on the work is available hereRead More

A rather telling look at food spending as a percentage of household spending around the world.


Kind of revealing actually.

(via katiecouric)

An interesting look at the exoplanet - GJ 1214b and its  weather.


Clouds Detected on Alien Planet —New Hubble Discovery | TheDailyGalaxy

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today’s forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds. A team of scientists led by researchers in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago report they have definitively characterized the atmosphere of a super-Earth class planet orbiting another star for the first time. [Read moreSource photo 1: [Tyrogthekreeper]

(via science-and-things)

An interesting look at nuclear power plants around the world.


Nuclear power plants around the world

A look at the proposed “Mall of the World” which will be the worlds largest mall.

Dubai is building a massive temperature-controlled “city” that will house an 8 million square foot shopping complex called the “Mall of The World,” the United Arab Emirates’ ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, announced Saturday, according to Khaleej Times. (via Business Insider)