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 projected growth rates in South America.

businessweek:

Why Latin America’s west is growing faster than the east.

(via time-for-maps)

Our daily Shuttle magnificence!

for-all-mankind:

thestarvoyager:

So beautiful.

Columbia was the only orbiter to have the distinctive black “chines” on the forward portion of her wings. This made it easy to distinguish the orbiter from a distance.

(via starstuffblog)

Turning a paper plane into a mobile controlled drone.

8bitfuture:

Video The PowerUp Drone.

PowerUp is a small plastic propellor and rudder which connects to a phone via bluetooth. When attached to a paper aeroplane it can become a remote controlled drone.

The makers of the device say the next generation version will have a magnetometer, accelerometer and gyrometer, and they are working on a dogfight mode that lets one pilot “shoot down” another plane by sending a signal to stop its engine.

A look at the rise in billionaires.

The number of billionaires is forecast to grow by 38% to 2,315 in the decade to 2023, according to Knight Frank’s annual Wealth Report which is carried out by the research company Wealth Insight. (via BBC News)

Hey! Mind telling me a little about space expo? I came across some other pics of it but that's about it, and it looked intriguing.
futurist-foresight futurist-foresight Said:

Sure. (Sorry for the delay). Space Expo is situated Noordwijk, the Netherlands, right next door to the ESA Research and Tech Centre (Which sadly wasn’t open when I visited). 

The Expo itself has numerous hands-on experience from basic principles to experiencing a Soyuz re-entry. As well as a history of space travel. There is a to scale lunar lander as well as mock-ups of some of the ISS modules (I’m not exactly sure which) including the copula which you can walk through. It was an interesting expo, but I would definitely time it in order to do the ESTEC tour as well, for the full effect.

It’s Monday and we are thinking of Mars.
spaceplasma:

Zoom-in from Earth to the surface of Mars

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

It’s Monday and we are thinking of Mars.

spaceplasma:

Zoom-in from Earth to the surface of Mars

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

So I was fortunate enough to visit Space Expo, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands on Thursday and thought I would share a few photos. Sadly I couldn’t visit the ESA Research and Tech centre as tours are only available on weekends and school holidays.