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Top Tech Day 10: Quantum Computers & Humanoid Robotics

Unfortunately we missed posting a technology yesterday due to a technical failure here at the office (primarily, our power was out due to the snow). So today we’re covering TWO technologies, and we’re picking some exciting ones at that. The

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Top Tech Day 8: Graphene Supercapacitors

Today’s post was written by Jason Ganz, formerly of the Millenium Project. Jason Ganz is a highly capable emerging technology analyst and Prokalkeo is grateful for his perspective on Top Tech 2013. His twitter can be found @jasnonaz. Over the

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Top Tech Day 7: Flexible OLED Screens

Flexible OLED screens have been promised for a number of years now, with earliest prototypes showing up as early as 1992 in academic papers. The dream of using them for lightweight, flexible, flat panel displays goes back to at least

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Top Tech 2013 Day 6: Hobbyist 3d Scanning

3d scanning is another technology that doesn’t receive nearly as much attention as it deserves. Despite being a larger market with broader usage, it receives little attention compared to its sibling technology, 3d printing. 3d scanning is a 4 billion

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Top Tech 2013 Day 5: Topological Insulators

Today’s topic is one that we pay some attention to at Prokalkeo, despite the fact that only a couple of our experts know precisely how it works. Topological insulators (or topological semiconductors) are, at the most ‘high level’ description, semiconductors

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Top Tech 2013 Day 4: Exoskeletons

Exoskeletons are a personal favorite of the staff here at Prokalkeo, for a variety of reasons. Exoskeletons appeal to the same sense of the future drove us into academics and then starting Prokalkeo, but also have a massive market just

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Top Tech 2013 Day 3: 3d Printed Firearms

3d printing is one of the most talked about emerging technologies of our time, and for good reason. While it isn’t the universal cure-all to manufacturing and technology that some tout it as, it is absolutely a game changer. Additive

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Top Tech 2013 Day 2: Visible Molecular Bonds

It’s Day 2 of Prokalkeo’s month reviewing the top technologies of 2013. After leading off strongly yesterday with Watson, we’re going to take a different tack today. Not AI, not robotics, not even computer science. Material Science Not even the

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Top Tech 2013 Day 1: Watson

At Prokalkeo, we track a lot of tech. We don’t post about it as much as we would like, because we’re busy building tools to track it and doing the actual evaluation. But we do a lot of tracking. This

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Top Tech 2013 Day 18: Flat Lenses

By Paul Bragulla A breakthrough by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has resulted in flat silicon lenses with a thickness of only tens of nanometers. The focusing power that can be achieved with this

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