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 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

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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

An interesting perspective on Google.


#FridayFunFact: what happens within the Google universe in 60 seconds.  

Today we take the time to remember all those who died or were affected by World War One. We lost too many of a great and noble generation and will not see their like again.



This week marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 - more than long enough to forget the men who fought and gave their lives walked the very same streets, halls and beaches that we walk today.

See the full photo set here. 

When do you think there will be a human presence on Mars? (Credit NASA / Via