Technology is a driving force in any industry of business, and the gas and oil industries are no exception. You’re already using technology to some degree in your business operation, but staying on top of the latest tech trends will help you make the most of your situation.[Read more…]
If there are ways to use technology to help you improve your financial options, then you should grab hold of them with both hands and embrace them into your lifestyle. One of the things that is interesting in today’s modern culture is the fact that with a little bit of creativity, there are no barriers to entry when it comes to making money using some of the latest technological innovations. Make sure that you use this concept to your advantage if you are motivated to make some more cash!
Just as everything else in our lives has been monumentally changed due to the rise of the technology era, so has the world of recovery. New tools are steadily becoming a solid implementation of many recovery programs around the world.
Technology has clearly changed the way doctors and patients interact in every realm of medicine, and addiction recovery is no exception to the shift. Not only do addicts now have a slew of recovery tools at their fingertips, but mental health professionals now have new and improved ways to better evaluate a patient’s mental well-being. [Read more…]
Cars and automobiles have seen an immense boom not only in terms of sales figures but also in their quality and modern features. There is a line of modern cars that have been built with state of the art technology to make your ride a comfortable one; added to this factor there are other measures of safety and accident safeguards which have been incorporated as well. All of these aspects makes the car a very important asset for life – not merely in adding to your fashion labels but also ensuring that you reach your destination comfortably and safely.
Here are some of the features seen in modern cars.
Automatic Climate Control
This is a feature that controls the interior temperature of the car. When you switch on the air-conditioner you don’t have to adjust the controls. There is an automatic temperature setting in accordance with the outside temperature levels. This adds to your comfort and driving especially in case of long distance. [Read more…]
When you collapse in front of the box after a hard day’s work, do you ever wonder what your television will look like in the next decade? Probably not, as you’re too busy watching whatever is on, but let me tell you – the future looks awesome. Entertainment is a big part of everyone’s lives and the people behind innovations in the television industry are really starting to push the boundaries. Your parents will remember the first black and white television, a bulky and relatively small contraption. Then came colour TV’s and people were again amazed. Nowadays you have massive flat screen LCD’s offering high definition viewing that is clearer than ever. What’s next?
Improved 3D TV:
Ok, so you can already get a 3D television which requires you to wear glasses to get the most out of it. While this may be ground-breaking at the moment, there will come a time when you can simply switch it on a ditch the glasses.
Your LED display may be doing a pretty good job now, but OLED is likely to take over the throne. Organic light emitting diodes (OLED) emit their own light, unlike other technology which requires backlighting. What this means is that the screen can be thinner, better quality, flexible and energy efficient – making it a green choice.
The internet is playing a vital role in the future of entertainment, with many people opting to stream movies directly from the web to their TVs. But with the rise in smartphones and tablet PC’s, this technology is expected to get even better in the coming years.
So you thought HDTV was the clearest thing possible – think again. Ultra-definition will be a vital component as screens get larger, as it will have a 3840-by-2160-pixel resolution instead of the 1920-1080 that makes up high definition. This will ensure that you have a crystal clear and sharp image on an 82-inch screen, and the zoom capabilities will blow your mind away.
Screens the size of your living room wall, unrivalled clarity, immense surround sound systems, movies that come to life – these are all the things you can look forward to in the years to come. For now, let’s not forget that there are some amazing products on offer and your viewing experience is completely different to what it was a decade ago. Rest assured – the future of TV is awesome!
The scientific community has always been responsible for pushing the boundaries of our knowledge in order to improve the technologies that we have at hand. The scientific industry is itself a thriving market of change and improvement, where progression occurs at phenomenal rates. But what are the current boundary-pushing inventions and research is being carried out?
It is important to remember that scientific research does not simply relate to one particular area or field of the subject, but rather encompasses everything within its incredibly broad spectrum. Recent research and development has been made both in the technological fields and the medical, so here are a few examples of the latest breakthrough developments.
Mars Rover Landing Technology
The $2.5 billion Mars rover (named Curiosity) will utilise a new form of landing technique, known as sky crane architecture. The new architecture, which has not yet been tested, is named after heavy lifting helicopters which are implemented within the construction of skyscrapers.
The architecture itself works by the rover falling free of a parachute approximately one mile above the surface. A descent stage, which contains 8 small rocket engines, will then manoeuvre the rover to a safe landing zone. Pulsating radar beams will constantly update the computer on the altitude and motion of the rover, allowing the two thousand pound (lb) device to be lowered safely.
The technology is designed to enable more precise landings of heavier cargos and will remove the need for a landing pad, placing the rover’s wheels directly onto the planet’s surface instead. Previous technology for Mars rovers have required landing equipment such as cushioning airbags and landing pads, so this is a prime example of scientific research.
The Diamond Synchrotron Facility
This impressive facility, based at Harwell Oxford Science Park, is capable of aiding research in everything from health care to archaeology, with recent developments bringing hope that it will be able to help speed up the diagnosis of cancer. The technology itself accelerates electrons in order to reach a rate near the speed of light. This therefore generates astounding beams of light which can be used for academic research as well as business development.
The beams of light created can be anything from Infrared to X rays and are applicable to a range of different scientific disciplines. The Diamond Synchrotron was opened in 2007 and currently has 18 operational beam-lines, with a further four under construction.
‘Smart Skin’ Technology
This innovative development is a small, electronic platform which attaches to the upper epidermis of human skin and acts much like an interactive computer chip. The device is comprised of micro-circuitry which is designed for medical purposes, such as monitoring heart rates. The device is capable of bending and stretching with the movement of skin making it far less obtrusive than traditional methods of monitoring such measurements. The technology is also seen to have huge potential, with predictions that it could become a human interface system already being made by its developers. If this was to happen, the possibilities for the technology would be endless and could see patients with muscular or neurological disorders using them to communicate their ideas directly to computers.
Rachel is a freelance blogger with a particular interest in space exploration.