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View this image gallery of the latest technology trends and how they will affect our lives.
It is almost certain that a big asteroid will one day land on Earth and provoke a huge catastrophe. This is why hundreds of scientists attended the Planetary Defense Conference 2007, to try to develop plans to protect the Earth from such an asteroid.
Credit: GN for the Telegraph.
According to researchers at the University of Michigan, we can now engineer prototypes of all cardiovascular structures: heart muscle, tri-leaflet valves, blood vessels, cell-based cardiac pumps and tissue engineered ventricles. In fact, it’s possible today to engineer the heart piece by piece.
Credit: U-M and Regenerative Medicine.
Researchers from Illinois and Florida are developing a networking system which will create virtual representations of real people to improve our knowledge. They will use artificial intelligence and natural language processing software to enable us to interact with these avatars.
Credit: Electronic Visualization Laboratory.
Researchers from the Center for Mass Destruction Defense at the University of Georgia have created a detailed simulation of the catastrophic impact that a nuclear attack would have on American cities. The diagram shows the thermal impact of a 550 kiloton surface nuclear detonation on New York City.rnrn
rnrnCredit: Center for Mass Destruction Defense .
A company named Tenebraex is helping color blind people to travel. But it’s also developing goggles to help soldiers and physicians to see all colors at night, and not only the green color of current night vision systems.rn
rnrnCredit: Boston Globe.
Georgia Tech researchers have designed a new space rocket that works as if it has a five-gear transmission. This space engine uses 40 percent less fuel than current ones by running on solar power while in space and by fine-tuning exhaust velocity. rn
rnrnCredit: Mitchell Walker’s team, Georgia Tech.
Computer scientists at the Washington University in Saint-Louis have built a robot that makes drip paintings like Jackson Pollock’s. Who is the artist: the software designer or the robot?rn
MIT and Harvard biologists have discovered that a single enzyme known as BluB synthesizes vitamin B12. But why do the soil microorganisms synthesize the vitamin B12 at all?rnrn
rnrnCredit: Graham Walker laboratory.