Your Ticket To Life On Mars And More Tech Of The Week

Plus the rise of Liquid Terminator, art for the blind and the new way to recharge your iPhone

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1 |  Your First Look At Liquid Terminator

Remember the T-1000 from Terminator 2? Remember the way he ran with his hands like blades, then later, when his hands turned into actual blades capable of cutting up even Arnie? Well, the ‘Liquid Terminator’ may not be that far away.

Science journal New Scientist have reported that a self-powered liquid metal motor has been developed. An alloy of gallium, indium and tin, the metal can power itself for around half an hour. Take a look at it in action in the brilliantly ‘90s video above, then start preparing for the end of the world.

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2 | Your New Ultra Thin Macbook That Will Last Forever*

Yes, the Apple Watch launched this week. Yes, it's expensive, and yes, its announcement was also preceeded by the best Game Of Thrones teaser yet. But there was a lot more to the Apple conference than this. In addition to HBO Now, the new Macbook was announced.

The new 12 inch machine has had its insides tinkered with and comes sans internal fan, but with five battery packs, promising *12 hours of battery life (which is an hour short of a whole season of House Of Cards) plus an all new ultra-sensitive trackpad – all weighing in at just 0.9kg.

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Available 10 April, from £860, apple.com


3 | Your New 3D Art Appreciation 

The National Gallery may have taken a stance against idiotic narcissism by banning selfie sticks, but they may have a bigger problem on their hands thanks to new technology that allows visually-impaired gallery goers to actually feel the art on display. 

Thankfully, this doesn't mean people will be touching up Picasso, rather the tech creates 3D replicas. The new tech is currently being put to use in Madrid’s Prado Museum and allows visitors to touch an high-resolution replica of a number of paintings, replicated in a process similar to 3D printing. What you’re left with is a legal, extremely close copy perfect for touching. Just don’t think of taking a selfie.


4 | Your Excuse To Throw Away Your Broken iPhone Charger

"Anyone got an iPhone charger? iPhone 6? Anyone?" It’s a common call across offices up and down the country, but it could be about to come to an end thanks to the Patriot Fuel iON case – a new magnetic charging device for iPhone 6, also compatible with the iPhone 5/5s and the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5.

So why choose this over your old charger? It will charge your phone faster, the magnet holds in place on any surface and you can kiss goodbye to tripping over wires as you dash out the door.

From £55, patriotmemory.com


5 | Your Ticket To Life On Mars

Fancy a trip to Mars without signing your life away with Mars One? NASA are looking into the possibility of sending man up to the red planet with their Space Launch System project which has just tested the largest and most powerful rocket booster ever put together. Naturally, they tested the new piece of kit by blasting the Utah desert at temperatures around 90 degrees Farenheit. 

The next test is scheduled for 2016, and hopefully then the space agency will have enough data to work out how to send the Orion spacecraft the 225,300,000km between Earth and Mars. It's unknown when the tech may eventually get round to sending humans out there, but we recommend having a good sized book on standby. 

 

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