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The iPhone 5 is Here

Well sort of…the folks over at Giga.de have created this slick mockup of the next iPhone based on all the current rumors circulating around the net. We won’t know for sure until the big reveal on Oct 4th 2011 when Apple makes their big announcement in Cupertino California but you can rest assured that the rumors will continue to fly right up to the very last moment. According to Giga.de; “We currently believe that the iPhone 5 will be thinner than the current generation, it’ll also come with a larger 4 inch display. That being said, the biggest obvious change will be the teardrop design, which already made some news in the past months.” Source: Giga.de

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Nanocables and Graphene Poised to Light The World

Researchers at Rice University have developed an advanced carbon nanotube cable that could replace conventional copper cabling. The carbon nanotube wire is light weight and can transmit electrical power over great distances far more efficiency than copper cables. Carbon nanotubes or CNT hold great promise for a whole range of commercial applications from aerospace to microprocessor design. One of the challenges scientists and engineers face in developing CNT electronics applications is the inability to work the CNT in to an ordered array, something many researchers have worked toward over the last 17 years. CNTs rival material Graphene on the other hand can be intergraded into electronics with far less hassle and is a prime contender for the next generation power grid.

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An Eye For An Eyeborg

Filmmaker Rob Spence lost his eye to an accident but this tragic event gave birth to a radical vision to make himself a cyborg. According to TechCrunch; “Spence has worked with a team of engineers to adapt an endoscope into a working in-socket video camera. It’s turned on by waving a magnet near it, at which point it will begin transmitting a wireless video signal to a handheld LCD viewer. What’s yet to be accomplished with an artificial eye is hooking it up effectively to the visual cortex, and that is still years away from being practical at least, for producing any kind of detail. Existing cortical microelectrode arrays just don’t have the density required, and as a result produce something only loosely definable as an image.” Source TechCrunch The new emerging technology of prosthetics and augmentation is advancing rapidly, so much so that it blurs the distinction between science and science fiction.

Onyx Ashanti and Beatjazz

Every now and then an artist comes along so ridiculously far ahead of the curve that it is truly astounding to behold. His name is Onyx Ashanti and his creation is called the Tron Beatjazz Controller. He takes off the shelf technology, blends it with open source software and creates an entirely new art form that is absolute genius. For more on the man and his music go to http://beatjazz.blogspot.com/ you can also support his ongoing work at http://www.indiegogo.com/tronbeatjazz