Archive for the 'Sci-Tech Stuff' Category

Neural Interfaces

Friday, January 29th, 2016

This could be promising towards aligning to the Shadowrun Universe timeline of having neural interfaces for cyberterminals in the 20’s. “Today’s best brain-computer interface systems are like two supercomputers trying to talk to each other using an old 300-baud modem,” said Phillip Alvelda, the NESD program manager. “Imagine what will become possible when we upgrade […]

Cybernetic Limbs Move One Step Closer

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

In another example of technology rolling towards Shadowrun tech, this woman has a robotic arm controlled by thought. Neural interfaces continue to advance. Combine that with other advances and we’ll see attached, functional, cybernetic limbs in our lifetime!! http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120516140000.htm

Medical Breakthrough in Nerve Repair

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

In yet another story of medical advances that bring us nearer to various reflex augmentations, a paralyzed 71 year old man regains use of his hands when the damaged nerves are bypassed. Ok. Give me my Wired Reflexes R3!! http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/05/16/0142234/paralyzed-man-regains-hand-function-after-breakthrough-nerve-rewiring-procedure

Household Drones

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

We’ve all heard about the Rooma. Now we have the Spyder, a drone that will keep your lawn mowed. http://www.lawnbott.com/products/models/lb1500/

Biomonitors: One Step Closer

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

“Calgary researchers have created a microchip that “communicates” with brain cells” An important step in the technology required for a fully functional biomonitor. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/08/10/calgary-neurochip-brain-cells-syed-alzheimers-parkinsons.html

Image-Link/Visual Augmentation Contact Lenses

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

One step closer to becoming a reality. The article has some good discussion about potential methods of powering them as well as other practical applications like functioning as a simple biomonitor.  http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/augmented-reality-in-a-contact-lens/0

Eclipse Phase PDF & Hardcopy Pre-Order is now available!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Eclipse Phase isn’t technically Shadowrun, but it’s produced by Posthuman Studios, which is headed up by long time Shadowrun Developer Rob Boyle and Shadowrun writer Brian Cross.  It’s a fantastic game, and I strongly urge you all to check it out! – Bull The Eclipse Phase core book PDF is now available! You may also […]

Computerized Lip Reading? So much for subvocal…

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Thought your subvocal mic was keeping your communications private? Think again…. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK are developing a computerized lip-reading system, which they say may be used to fight crime. Link to The Future of Things

Image Link, Vision Enhancement…. Coming Soon?

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Prototypes that will eventually lead to contact lenses with image link and vision enhancement upgrades are in the lab today. Another step towards augmented reality? You decide…. Engineers at the UW have for the first time used manufacturing techniques at microscopic scales to combine a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit […]

Generate Power Using Your Body Heat

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Dumpshocker User McUser (we’re sure it’s his real name, it’s a Shadowrun board *grin*) let us in on this story coming out of the Allied German States.  Thanks, omae. German scientists have found a way of transforming body heat into electricity using circuitry. The discovery means that we may be able to operate our mobile […]