Gallery: Emerging Tech that could change your life

Summary:Here is a gallery of technology that could change your life from some of the most interesting posts on Chris Jablonski's Emerging Tech blog.

Over the past 20 years just think of all the changes technology has made in your life. For a start, we've got phones without cords, books without pages, and cures for deadly diseases. In the Emerging Tech blog we look past the next release of a gadget and into exciting technology that will really impact you, maybe not tomorrow, but in the next decade or two. Here are some of the best recent posts:

Bacterial nanowire discovery could revolutionize bioelectronics

Researchers report metallic-like conduction of an electrical charge across the biofilm of specialized bacteria, opening new possibilities for environmentally-sustainable nanomaterials and nano-electronic devices. Click here to read more.

Next: World's first 'printed' airplane takes to the skies »

World's first 'printed' airplane takes to the skies

Engineers at the University of Southampton have developed an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) whose entire structure has been printed, potentially changing the economics of aircraft design. Click to read more.

World's first printed airplane

World's first printed airplane

Next: Lifelike artificial lung does away with pure oxygen »

Lifelike artificial lung does away with pure oxygen

Researchers in Cleveland, Ohio have built an artificial lung that reaches functional parity with a human lung. The device uses oxygen sourced from the air rather than pure oxygen as current man-made lungs require. Click to read more.

Lifelike artificial lung does away with pure oxygen

Lifelike artificial lung does away with pure oxygen

Next: Scientists develop robot that walks on water »

Scientists develop robot that walks on water

Chinese scientists report that they’ve developed an aquatic microrobot that mimics the water-walking abilities of water striders. Click to read more.

Robot walks on water

Robot walks on water

Next: New Japanese robot lifts patients off floor into wheelchair »

New Japanese robot lifts patients off floor into wheelchair

Japanese researchers have developed a robot that can lift a patient up to 80kg (176 lbs) off the floor and onto a wheelchair, charting a path for high-quality care for its growing elderly population. Click to read more.

New Japanese robot lifts patients off floor into wheelchair

New Japanese robot lifts patients off floor into wheelchair

Next: Thin, flexible smartphone bends the rules of input »

Thin, flexible smartphone bends the rules of input

A “flexible iPhone” prototype does everything a smartphone does, such as store books, play music or make phone calls. Click to read more.

Thin, flexible smartphone bends the rules of input

Thin, flexible smartphone bends the rules of input

Next: 5 surprising uses for carbon nanotubes »

5 surprising uses for carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes are quickly becoming the building blocks of innovation across most industries. Here are five potential applications that underscore the wide impact of these tiny tubes. Click here to read more.

Carbon nanotube “cupcakes”

Carbon nanotube “cupcakes”

Scientists create wireless network with LED room light »

Scientists create wireless network with LED room light

German researchers have demonstrated how regular LEDs can be turned into an optical WLAN with only a “few additional components.” Click here to read more.

Wireless network with LED room light

Wireless network with LED room light

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Topics: Emerging Tech, Health, Mobility, Smartphones

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Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003. Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at U... Full Bio

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