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

digg:

Kind of revealing actually.

(via katiecouric)

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

heythereuniverse:

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.

mapsontheweb:

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)

An interesting rendition of the surface of Pluto.

spaceplasma:

 CRIRES model-based computer-generated impression of the Plutonian surface, with atmospheric haze, and Charon and the Sun in the sky. Pluto’s atmosphere consists of a thin envelope of nitrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide gases, which are derived from the ices of these substances on its surface.

The Pluto–Charon system is noteworthy for being one of the Solar System’s few binary systems, defined as those whose barycenter lies above the primary’s surface (617 Patroclus is a smaller example, the Sun and Jupiter the only larger one). This and the large size of Charon relative to Pluto has led some astronomers to call it a dwarf double planet. The system is also unusual among planetary systems in that each is tidally locked to the other: Charon always presents the same face to Pluto, and Pluto always presents the same face to Charon: from any position on either body, the other is always at the same position in the sky, or always obscured.

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

(via thenewenlightenmentage)

Our daily Shuttle magnificence! (Happy 4th of July!)

humanoidhistory:

On the 4th of July in 2006, the Space Shuttle Discovery put on a fireworks show to remember.

(NASA)

A very innovative pocket-sized printer.

radimus-co-uk:

enochliew:

Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.

it finally feels like 2014

(via invaderxan)