Infographic: Inventors – The People Behind the Way We Live

Modern society is so full of technology and gadgets that consumers take for granted. We use fascinating and complex machines every day without giving any thought to their origins. Three hundred years ago, there were no toilets. Two hundred years ago, there were no light bulbs. A hundred years ago, there were no cars or […]

Telegraph: Top Ten Greatest Experiments

Top Ten Greatest Experiments. ‘George Johnson celebrates the great thinkers whose home-brewed experiments transformed our world: A few years ago, while reading stories about superstrings vibrating in 10 dimensions or quantum computers solving problems in parallel universes, I began to feel nostalgic. I love these grand speculative theories and admire their creators, but sometimes the […]

Orbo: Free-Energy Technology

Orbo: Free-Energy Technology from Steorn. ‘Orbo produces free, clean and constant energy – that is our claim. By free we mean that the energy produced is done so without recourse to external source. By clean we mean that during operation the technology produces no emissions. By constant we mean that with the exception of mechanical […]

Finally! Wireless Power: WiTricity

Goodbye wires… ‘MIT team experimentally demonstrates wireless power transfer, potentially useful for powering laptops, cell phones without cords. Imagine a future in which wireless power transfer is feasible: cell phones, household robots, mp3 players, laptop computers and other portable electronics capable of charging themselves without ever being plugged in, freeing us from that final, ubiquitous […]

Forbes: 15 Things We Wish Someone Would Invent

Revolutionaries: 15 Things We Wish Someone Would Invent. ‘Technology proceeds at such a breakneck pace that sometimes it feels like we’re rocketing into science fiction territory: Animal cloning, unmanned aircraft and space tourism are all recent realities. For some, though, invention isn’t moving fast enough. Take the 95 CEOs and other executives we interviewed over […]