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27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:19:43 AM »
27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012

1. Quadriplegic Uses Her Mind to Control Her Robotic Arm

At the University of Pittsburgh, the neurobiology department worked with 52-year-old Jan Scheuermann over the course of 13 weeks to create a robotic arm controlled only by the power of Scheuermann's mind.

2. DARPA Robot Can Traverse an Obstacle Course

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3. Genetically Modified Silk Is Stronger Than Steel

At the University of Wyoming, scientists modified a group of silkworms to produce silk that is, weight for weight, stronger than steel. Different groups hope to benefit from the super-strength silk, including stronger sutures for the medical community, a biodegradable alternative to plastics, and even lightweight armor for military purposes.

9. 3-D Printer Creates Full-Size Houses in One Session

The D-Shape printer, created by Enrico Dini, is capable of printing a two-story building, complete with rooms, stairs, pipes, and partitions. Using nothing but sand and an inorganic binding compound, the resulting material has the same durability as reinforced concrete with the look of marble. The building process takes approximately a fourth of the time as traditional buildings, as long as it sticks to rounded structures, and can be built without specialist knowledge or skill sets.

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Re: 27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012
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