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:

Recent Tweets @leerobinsonp

A great resource for updates on epidemics and much more.

This is an interesting size comparison of comet 67P - the focus of the much talked about Rosetta mission.


True color and size of comet 67P.

A look at the greenhouse NASA plans to put on Mars in 2020.


NASA May Put a Greenhouse on the Red Planet | Scientific American

At long last Earthlings may be on the verge of colonizing another planet—but those first Terran ambassadors will be plants, not humans.

NASA is expected to announce within days whether they will attach a one-liter “greenhouse” to its next Mars rover to be launched in 2020. A similar greenhouse would take a voyage to the moon with any team that manages to land a robot there by 2015 to snag Google’s Lunar X PRIZE. These experiments could illuminate whether human colonization of the moon or Mars could be possible.

[Read more]

(via thecraftychemist)

A look at the spread of the current ebola epidemic.


Nigeria’s Jonathan declares state of emergency over Ebola

Nigeria has confirmed seven cases of Ebola in its commercial capital Lagos since a man fell sick on arrival from Liberia, two of whom have died. Several dozen people who came into contact with the man are under surveillance. (AP)

GRAPHIC:  Confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths from Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, as of August 6, 2014. (WHO)

PHOTOS: Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.

(via katiecouric)

Just a little bit of astronomical magnificence for your day - Io, in front of Jupiter.


Io: Moon Over Jupiter
Io (usually pronounced “EYE-oh”) is 3,600 kilometers in diameter, about the size of planet Earth’s single large natural satellite. 

Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA

(via thedemon-hauntedworld)

Rosetta rondezvouzed with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now we wait for the landing of the Philae lander.

“After 10 years, five months and four days travelling towards our destination, looping around the Sun five times and clocking up 6.4 billion kilometres, we are delighted to announce finally ‘we are here’,” says Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA’s Director General.

“Europe’s Rosetta is now the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet, a major highlight in exploring our origins. Discoveries can start.” (via The Register)

A look at what makes Google Glass tick,


What is inside Google Glass?

Google has in invented a technical marvel. Glass is setting the standard for modern wearable technologies with its ease of use and functionality. But, how does it work? The technologies encapsulated within Glass are amazing.

The dissected image above shows that the Glass has:

  • 12GB of usable memory (16GB of total flash memory)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5 Mega Pixel Camera
  • 720p quality video capturing
  • Microphone
  • Bone Conduction Transducer Speaker (audio is vibrated into your skull)

Credit: Google