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Re: New Tech

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:40 am
by AmareIsGod
BMW wants to start charging $18 a month subscription to use heated seats.

https://www.engadget.com/bmw-heated-sea ... 40639.html

Re: New Tech

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:40 am
by Nodack
I saw that. LOL!!!!

And another $9.99 a month to use turn signals? How much to use the lights at night?

Re: New Tech

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:42 pm
by Superbone
Ridiculous!!!

Re: New Tech

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:59 am
by Nodack
I know their pain. At least they have a car to drive.

GMC recalling thousands of vehicles, but no parts available to fix them
https://thehill.com/homenews/wire/35534 ... -fix-them/

Re: New Tech

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:02 pm
by Indy
Augmented reality contact lenses


Re: New Tech

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:38 am
by Nodack
That is so sci fi.

Re: New Tech

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:41 am
by Indy
Yeah, I couldn't believe they worked in eye tracking hardware, a display, a wireless 5g transmitter/receiver, and a battery (along with all the other stuff they need) into a contact lens.

Re: New Tech

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:52 am
by Superbone
Yep, this and chips in our brains are coming. We will become the machines.

Re: New Tech

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:09 am
by Nodack
Plug in a chip and become a linguist. For $9.99 a month you can play just like your favorite guitar hero. In times of war our soldiers will do exactly as told. Resistance is futile.

Re: New Tech

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:46 pm
by Indy
Can't wait until I can upload my consciousness to the cloud

Re: New Tech

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:21 am
by Nodack
Brain-Computer Interface Startup Implants First Device in US Patient
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -of-device

Re: New Tech

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:11 am
by Nodack
Your next smart lock could ditch the battery by harvesting energy from your phone
https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/22/2327 ... g-nac-1080

Re: New Tech

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:53 am
by Nodack
Future or fantasy? Designs unveiled for one-building city stretching 106 miles in Saudi Arabia
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/saudi ... index.html

Saudi Arabia has unveiled designs for its ambitious urban project "The Line," touted as a one-building city in the desert which will stretch over 106 miles and ultimately house 9 million people.
Part of the Neom project, a grandiose scheme years from completion, the proposed futuristic city will be located in the northwest of the Gulf country, near the Red Sea, according to an announcement by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Line is a proposed 200-meter wide (656 feet) building acting as a vertical city, designed to sit 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level. It will span 34 square kilometers (13 square miles), according to the press release.


https://www.neom.com/en-us/regions/thel ... gJvpPD_BwE

Re: New Tech

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:59 am
by Vladimir_Taltos
Clarke's vision closer to reality?

. https://www.inverse.com/science/grap ... elevator

Re: New Tech

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:44 am
by Indy
Vladimir_Taltos wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:59 am
Clarke's vision closer to reality?

https://www.inverse.com/science/graphene-space-elevator
link fixed

And according to the article, the idea pre-dates Clarke's story by almost 100 years.
Like most time-honored revolutionary ideas for space exploration, the space elevator can be traced to Russian/Soviet rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935). Considered to be the top contender for the title of the “Father of Rocketry” (the other two being Hermann Oberth and Robert Goddard), Tsiolokovsky is responsible for developing the “Rocket Equation” and the design from which most modern rockets are derived. In his more adventurous musings, he proposed how humanity could build rotating Pinwheel Stations in space and a space elevator.

This proposal was inspired by his visit to Paris in 1895, where he witnessed the Eiffel Tower for the first time (construction had finished in 1889). From this encounter, Tsiolkovsky conceived of a structure that reached to geostationary orbit (GSO), or an altitude of 36,000 km (22,370 mi). However, Tsiolkovsky’s version of the idea called for a compression structure rather than a suspension one. He also noted that the idea was unrealistic since no known material was strong enough to support the weight of the standing structure.

By the onset of the Space Age, the idea was reexamined by Soviet and American scientists as a suspension structure. Examples include Soviet Engineer Yuri Artsutanov‘s (1959) proposal for an “Electric train to the Cosmos” and the “Sky-Hook” proposed by a team of American engineers in 1966.

Re: New Tech

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:10 am
by Nodack
Kind of merging the solar and new tech.

Toyota secures huge lead in solid-state battery patents
Japanese companies dominate top 10 but South Korean rivals gaining ground
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Techno ... ry-patents
It is expected that solid-state batteries will double the driving distance and take a third of the time to recharge. The batteries are also known to reduce fire risks.

One major hurdle facing solid-state batteries is cost. A solid-state battery is more than four times more expensive than a typical lithium-ion battery, according to some estimates.


American car companies didn’t make the list…

Re: New Tech

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:51 pm
by Indy
Nodack wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:10 am
Kind of merging the solar and new tech.

Toyota secures huge lead in solid-state battery patents
Japanese companies dominate top 10 but South Korean rivals gaining ground
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Techno ... ry-patents
It is expected that solid-state batteries will double the driving distance and take a third of the time to recharge. The batteries are also known to reduce fire risks.

One major hurdle facing solid-state batteries is cost. A solid-state battery is more than four times more expensive than a typical lithium-ion battery, according to some estimates.


American car companies didn’t make the list…
cue Sobotka quote

Re: New Tech

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:35 am
by Nodack
This space tech company spins rockets into space.

https://www.spinlaunch.com/#p3

Re: New Tech

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:25 pm
by Nodack
This giant 'water battery' under the Alps could be a game-changer for renewable energy in Europe
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/01/world/wa ... gfooterold