Road Stud Traffic Camera Reads License Plates
A traffic surveillance camera concealed in a road stud can read your license plate as you drive by; it can even see if your tires are bald at 150 miles per hour.
HetaCool - Your Personal Antifreeze?
Lowering the body temperature to near freezing would be very helpful for certain surgeries, but it's impossible to cool blood to that temperature without disrupting the cells you need to live. But what if you had antifreeze running in your veins?
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control implemented in just one out of five cars could significantly improve highway safety and reduce traffic jams, according to a recent study by a University of Michigan physicist.
Electronic Number Plate RFID Keeps Tabs On Vehicles
A South African company now offers Electronic Number Plate RFID technology to keep track of your comings and goings in your car.
SpaceShipOne - The First Strato-Yacht?
Is SpaceShipOne a modern incarnation of a Joy-boat Junior, from Methuselah's Children?
First Methuselah Mouse Rejuvenation 'M Prize' Awarded
The first Methuselah Foundation Rejuvenation 'M Prize" for Reversing Aging in Middle-Aged Mice Using Techniques Applicable to Human Beings has been awarded to Dr. Stephen Spindler, who lead an experiment to make mice biologically younger while extend
Orexin A Sleep Surrogate
DARPA seems to have funded something that bloggers who stay up too late will pay real money for the next morning.
Delta IV Heavy Lifter - Space Freighters In Fact And In Fiction
The twenty-three story Delta IV Heavy rocket vehicle will go aloft sometime this week (if the weather holds).
Young Blood Found To Revive Aging Muscles
Dr. Thomas Rando and his group have been studying specialized cells called satellite cells, which are the stem cells in muscles.
Blinkx.tv And Heinlein's Newsbox
Robert Heinlein wrote about something similar two generations ago.
ANPR Cams - Britain's Roadside Big Brother
The UK's ANPR cameras will log the movement of every vehicle on the roads.
Tweezer Magnifier Available Now (Bush Robots - Not)
What will they think of next? As my eyes age, I need this.
Self-Steering Buses In Cambridge
Self-steering cars and buses are coming!
Honda Accord ADAS Heinlein Wannabe
We are SO close to Heinlein's Camden Speedster.
Spy Cameras Watch Spy Cameras In UK
In Britain, home of 1984, surveillance cameras are under surveillance by - surveillance cameras.
Long Life Family Study (Heinlein's 'Howard Families') Now Recruiting
Robert Heinlein got his program started in the mid-1800's; the NIA is starting late, but maybe they'll still get there.
Rinspeed 'Splash' English Channel Crossing
Amphibious cars are almost speedy enough for sci-fi.
DARPA Urban Challenge For Autonomous Vehicles
Cars that can really drive themselves in traffic? DARPA sets the Urban Challenge.
Robot Parking In Fact and In Fiction
Okay, George Jetson had a car that folded into a briefcase; but you can take your car to NYC and have the robot garage park it for you in real life.
Automatic License Plate Recognition Goes Mobile
The police can now check up to 3,000 license plates per hour as they cruise down the road.
Used Spacecraft Lot Needed On Moon
If you could just gather all the stuff, Robert Heinlein's dream of a used spacecraft lot could be realized.
Chinese Government To Control Olympic Weather
The Chinese government appears to have more control over the weather than you might think.
Imagine The Pizzamato
Here at least is a nice picture of what genetically modified food should really be like; Heinlein pictured it first, though.
Heinlein Controlways Predicted By Kiwi Profs
Professors seem to be channeling RAH on this one.
Carnegie Mellon's Boss Wins DARPA Urban Challenge
It was a complicated call, but Carnegie Mellon pulls it out in the DARPA Urban Challenge.
GM Betting On Driverless Cars
When GM says it thinks that autonomous vehicles will be commercially available in ten years, you're starting to get mainstream.
Rain-Making Bacteria May Affect Climate
If we knew more about how rain forms, we might be able to have some control over rainfall.
Skypark Robotic Parking Garage: The Future Of Enormous Machines
We're all fascinated by the successful miniaturization of devices; is there room in our future for really enormous machines?
Pribot Robotic Prius Tours 'Frisco
New entry in self-driving sweepstakes comes not from a huge team but from one very determined engineer; you may recall his self-driving motorcycle from four years ago.
Moller M400 SkyCar Taking Too Long
What exactly is keeping this guy? Don't we all want skycars? Robert Heinlein certainly did.
Attention Assist - Drowsy-Driver Detection Standard
German engineering gives rise to the exact opposite of a famous sfnal automotive prediction.
Aquapeutics Futuristic Luxury Steam Shower
I feel somewhat reluctant to enclose myself in this device, especially without any protective gear, but we must face the future bravely.
WaterCar Python Not Your Father's Amphicar
This is not a slow boat and it's not a slow car, either. I'd like to try driving one of these. With video.
Nozzl Real-Time Local News
Interesting experiment in real-time, localized automated news.
Finding A Habitable Planet
The perfect book for those of us who would like to go 'looking for our own piece of real estate.' As RAH once said.
NewOrgan Prize From Methuselah Foundation
Sounds like an effort that the science fiction community could get behind.
Google's Autonomous Robotic Car
Self-driving cars have put over 140,000 miles on the road.
SpaceX Dragon To Land On Any Planet
A space craft should be able to 'land on its fins' and take off again, don't you think?
Autonomous Cars In Nevada?
'A person is not required to actively drive an autonomous vehicle.'
China's Weather Modification Office
Engineering the rain with artillery.
Don't Drive Your Self-Driving Car
Don't try to drive your self-driving car, Googlers. Lesson learned.
3D Printed Clothing 'Escapism' Couture Collection
Someday you'll just get new clothing from the 3D fab machine in your closet.
Cadillac Super Cruise Self-Driving Car
Cadillac luxury, in an autonomous vehicle.
Google Self-Driving Car Now Commuter-Ready
'The car slid up the ramp... then joined the high-speed northbound stream. Mary Risling settled back for a little nap...'
Self-Driving Cars Ready To Buy In 5 Years Says Sergey Brin
Your autonomous car will drive itself off the lot by 2017!
SpaceX Dragon First Private Craft To Dock With ISS
'Why, the ship wasn't a proper deep-space craft at all.'- Robert Heinlein, 1941.
Could Young Blood Stop Alzheimer's?
'...the blood gets so clogged with the poisons that the scavenging process doesn’t take place properly.'- Robert Heinlein, 1941.
BMW Plans Fully Autonomous Cars By 2025
'She woke just before the signal from the car which would have called her... '- Robert Heinlein, 1941.