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Olli, a 3D Printed, Self-Driving minibus, to hit the Road in US

Olli, a 3D Printed, Self-Driving minibus, to hit the Road in US | Break through technology | Scoop.it
A new maker of self-driving vehicles burst onto the scene Thursday in partnership with IBM's supercomputer platform Watson, and it's ready to roll right now.
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The Microwave Factor: Russian firm’s Li-Fi internet solution winning foreign clients

The Microwave Factor: Russian firm’s Li-Fi internet solution winning foreign clients | Break through technology | Scoop.it

A Russian company is selling its Li-Fi based wireless LAN solution (a visible light communication technology that uses light from light-emitting diodes to deliver internet) in the U.S., Israel, China, and other countries. 


The core of the network is a router that is capable of transmitting a signal using a light beam at a distance of up to 23-26 feet (7-8 meters). The signal can be transmitted to eight devices at once in other parts of an office, and access speed is four times faster than standard Wi-Fi. 

Li-Fi is unique in that it creates a digital binary code with a light beam, while Wi-Fi transmits data using radio waves.


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A solution to the overload of microwave radiation from cell phones and WIFI?

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Engineered red blood cells could carry therapeutic or diagnostic payloads | KurzweilAI

Engineered red blood cells could carry therapeutic or diagnostic payloads | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Human red blood cells supported on a glass slide (credit: Whitehead Institute) Whitehead Institute scientists and associates have modified red blood cells
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A self-powered cardiac pacemaker | KurzweilAI

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Artist's impression of a self-powered cardiac pacemaker is enabled by a flexible piezoelectric energy harvester (credit: KAIST) A research team from the
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Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the implications of artificial intelligence - but are we taking AI seriously enough?'

Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the implications of artificial intelligence - but are we taking AI seriously enough?' | Break through technology | Scoop.it
With the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence playing in cinemas, with Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman showcasing clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake in history.
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How a synapse stays stable when its proteins are renewed | KurzweilAI

How a synapse stays stable when its proteins are renewed | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
During the learning processes, extensions grow on neurons. Synapses are located at the end of these extensions (left: as seen in nature; right:
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Forcing cancer cells to devour themselves by blocking a protein signal | KurzweilAI

Forcing cancer cells to devour themselves by blocking a protein signal | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Cancer cell death by autophagy (Credit: Cell Reports) Under stress from chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer cells dodge death by autophagy --- eating a
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Watch "Breakthrough Brings Network of Super-Fast Quantum Computers Closer to Reality" Video at TechBriefs

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Quantum computers promise to deliver a huge increase in processing power over conventional computers by using a single electron or nucleus of an atom as the basic processing unit. Researchers from Australia's University of New South Wales, the Australian National University, and the University of Melbourne have achieved a breakthrough that brings the prospect of a network of ultra-powerful quantum computers, connected via a quantum internet, closer to reality. The team has detected the spin, or quantum state, of a single atom using a combined optical and electrical approach. This was achieved with a single atom of erbium – a rare earth element commonly used in communications – embedded in silicon. The team used an ion implanter to shoot erbium atoms into a standard industrial silicon transistor. When the atom was in a particular quantum state and laser light was shone on it, an electron was knocked off the atom. This was detected electrically, by the silicon transistor switching on.
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Towards a new and fast Internet

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Innovation, Optimism and Jobs - New York Times

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Is digital technology destroying middle-class jobs? Does it exacerbate income inequality?
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Provider Barriers to Telemental Health: Obstacles Overcome, Obstacles Remaining

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Stress turns ordinary cells pluripotent | KurzweilAI

Stress turns ordinary cells pluripotent | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Chimeric mouse embryo generated from STAP cells (credit: RIKEN) Breakthrough findings by Haruko Obokata and colleagues at the RIKEN Center for Developmental
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First personal thermal-imaging device for consumers | KurzweilAI

First personal thermal-imaging device for consumers | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
FLIR ONE (Credit: FLIR) FLIR Systems launched at CES the FLIR ONE, the first consumer-oriented thermal imaging system for a smartphone. Acting as a case
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Interesting development. Also applicible for diagnostics of diseases? Possibilities getting smaller, wearable, payable

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On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles | KurzweilAI

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This image shows a collection of vaccinating nanoparticles from 40 to 50 nanometers in size. The inset graphic is a representation of how the engineered
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Slingshot water purifier: It can save millions

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Dean Kamen's slingshot water purifier:


Inside the big red box sits a smaller one, about the size of a dorm fridge, called a Slingshot.


It was developed by Kamen, the mastermind behind dozens of medical-equipment inventions and, most famously, the Segway personal transportation device.


Kamen is the closest thing to a modern-day Thomas Edison. He holds hundreds of patents, and his creations have improved countless lives. His current projects include a robotic prosthetic arm for DARPA and a Stirling engine that generates affordable electricity by using “anything that burns” for fuel.


The Slingshot, more than 10 years in the making, could have a bigger impact than all of his other inventions combined.


Using a process called vapor compression distillation, a single Slingshot can purify more than 250,000 liters of water per year, enough to satisfy the needs of about 300 people. And it can do so with any water source—sewage, seawater, chemical waste—no matter how dirty.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, July 3, 2014 7:39 PM

Interesting project - a super efficient, small water purifier that can be used anywhere...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, July 8, 2014 12:55 PM

Could be a solution for India. However, one rider: since Coke has tied up with Kamen, I doubt it will be cheap. I have zero trust in Coke and Pepsi.

Yet, the design is superb and I am sure of the price is right, every village would like to have one.

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Bio-printing transplantable tissues and organs is now a step closer | KurzweilAI

Bio-printing transplantable tissues and organs is now a step closer | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Photograph of 3D branching agarose template embedded in a hydrogel construct (blue) and resulting blood-vessel-like 3D branching network (red). Scale bar: 3
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Limb regeneration: do salamanders hold the key? | KurzweilAI

Limb regeneration: do salamanders hold the key? | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Salamander (credit: UCL) The secret of how salamanders successfully regrow body parts is being unravelled by University College London (UCL) researchers in
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Bionic Pancreas Promises Big Boost in Health, Quality of Life for Type 1 Diabetics

Bionic Pancreas Promises Big Boost in Health, Quality of Life for Type 1 Diabetics | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Diabetes, despite affecting nearly 350 million people worldwide, is not really a controlled illness. Those who have the type 1 form of the illness,
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Comment on DARPA’s Brain-controlled Prosthetic Arm and a Bionic Hand That Can Touch by Monkeys Control Coordinated Arms Using Brain-Machine Interface « Galactic ConnectionGalactic Connection

Comment on DARPA’s Brain-controlled Prosthetic Arm and a Bionic Hand That Can Touch by Monkeys Control Coordinated Arms Using Brain-Machine Interface « Galactic ConnectionGalactic Connection | Break through technology | Scoop.it
[…] limbs controlled by a wearers’ thoughts are already available, though not commercially. They’re great […]
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Amazing what this can mean for many disabled people

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Droplet lens turns a smartphone into a 160X microscope | KurzweilAI

Droplet lens turns a smartphone into a 160X microscope | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
(Credit: Stuart Hay) Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a
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Magnetically controlled nanoparticles cause cancer cells to self-destruct | KurzweilAI

Magnetically controlled nanoparticles cause cancer cells to self-destruct | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
SPIONs (Credit: ACS Nano) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a technique to use magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor
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A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

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Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
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This should be supported as much as possible!!

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3D Printing Promises to Revolutionize Defense, Aerospace Industries - National Defense Magazine

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National Defense Magazine 3D Printing Promises to Revolutionize Defense, Aerospace Industries National Defense Magazine General Electric has been funneling millions of dollars into 3D printing technology for years, said Steve Rengers, the lead of...
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Illumina Claims New Sequencer Transcribes 18,000 Genomes per Year at $1,000 Each

Illumina Claims New Sequencer Transcribes 18,000 Genomes per Year at $1,000 Each | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Illumina, the biggest maker of genomic sequencing machines, say they've broken the "sound barrier" of sequencing. Their latest machine can
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Another example of exponential growth

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New 3D Printer Prints With Carbon Fiber

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Looking for a better way to make racecar parts, Gregory Mark invents a 3D printer that can print in tough, lightweight carbon fiber, the first of its kind.
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More and more printable material is becoming available

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Anti-inflammatory luteolin concentrated in nanocapsules in the blood inhibits lung-cancer growth | KurzweilAI

Anti-inflammatory luteolin concentrated in nanocapsules in the blood inhibits lung-cancer growth | KurzweilAI | Break through technology | Scoop.it
Cellular uptake of nanoparticles encapsulating both dye and luteolin (credit: Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University) Researchers at the Winship
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