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Color-Shifting Contact Lenses Alert Diabetics to Glucose Levels

Color-Shifting Contact Lenses Alert Diabetics to Glucose Levels | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Diabetics are saddled with the unenviable task of checking their blood sugar levels constantly, usually through a repeated ritual of pin-pricks and blood
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8 pieces of advice for thriving in a world of constant change

8 pieces of advice for thriving in a world of constant change | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
As director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito is constantly thinking about what the future might hold. But, he says, an obsession with what's to come is unhealthy and unhelpful. He shares 8 pieces of a...
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Building Tensile Structures with Flying Machines - YouTube

Building tensile structures with flying machines in the ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena. The video shows quadrocopters assembling prototypical tensile struct...
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Video: ScienceTake | How an Embryo Grows

Video: ScienceTake | How an Embryo Grows | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Mapping what happens to each and every cell as a fly develops.
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16 Heatmaps That Reveal Exactly Where People Look

16 Heatmaps That Reveal Exactly Where People Look | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The eyes tell all.
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Cipher: exploiting bacterial communication to encrypt information

Cipher: exploiting bacterial communication to encrypt information | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
It is not generally widely known, but bacteria possess complex chemical communication systems that endow them with a kind of social intelligence. In the simplest sense they are able to signal their...
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What the Internet looks like: The undersea cables wiring the ends of the Earth - CNN.com

What the Internet looks like: The undersea cables wiring the ends of the Earth - CNN.com | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The information age is powered by fiber-optic cables buried in the sea bed. This incredible map reveals the sprawling network of the underwater Internet.
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Biohackers Are Growing Real Cheese In A Lab, No Cow Needed

Biohackers Are Growing Real Cheese In A Lab, No Cow Needed | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Real vegan cheese. It's not an oxymoron, it's a miracle of synthetic biology.
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Humans Sacrificed Brawn for Brains, Study Suggests

Humans Sacrificed Brawn for Brains, Study Suggests | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Humans possess more complex, powerful brains compared with humanity's closest living relatives, such as monkeys and apes. One reason behind this jump in brainpower may lie in how much of the human metabolism is devoted to the human brain.
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These Clever Designers Are Working With The Homeless To Make Fonts That Make A Difference

These Clever Designers Are Working With The Homeless To Make Fonts That Make A Difference | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Different fonts work for different things. These fonts work to make a difference.
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Forget “OK Glass,” MindRDR Is A Google Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts | TechCrunch

Forget “OK Glass,” MindRDR Is A Google Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts | TechCrunch | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Google Glass has made a name for itself (somewhat infamously) as head-mounted hardware that you can control with your voice and a sliding finger. Now, a team..
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33rd Square | Can We Create A Science of Consciousness?

33rd Square | Can We Create A Science of Consciousness? | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
In his work, David Chalmers explores the “hard problem of consciousness" — the quest to explain our subjective experience
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Review of Coded Matter(s) #7: Extended Senses - Coded Matter(s)

Review of Coded Matter(s) #7: Extended Senses - Coded Matter(s) | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Author: Nina van Doren / Photography: Jessica Dreu Yes! the 1st of June. We start to feel the approaching summer, …Read More
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SILK PAVILION on Vimeo

The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales. The primary structure was created…
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Commercial 3D Printed Bone Implant - 3D Printing Industry

Commercial 3D Printed Bone Implant - 3D Printing Industry | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
RegenHU Is Close to Launching OsteoFLUX. If released soon, it could be the first synthetic biological implant to hit the market.
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Brain-Enhancing 'Smart Drugs' Are Going Commercial

Brain-Enhancing 'Smart Drugs' Are Going Commercial | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
As the demand for cognitive enhancements expands, nootropics have grown from the stuff of internet-driven self-experimentation to an expanding sector in the massive supplements market.
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Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff - YouTube

www.orbooks.com The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim...
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A New Digital Currency Whose Value Is Based on Your Reputation | Enterprise | WIRED

A New Digital Currency Whose Value Is Based on Your Reputation | Enterprise | WIRED | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Instead of using pure mathematics to prevent things like the same person spending the same money twice, Document Coin will rely on personal reputation to keep all transactions in order.

 

Bitcoin turned money into something completely virtual. Using a worldwide network of machines and the power of pure mathematics, it put currency in the hands of computer programmers, free from the rules and regulations of big government and big banks. But J. Chris Anderson wants to do something even more radical.

Anderson is starting a new digital currency project tentatively dubbed Document Coin. It’s a bit of an odd duck, but it’s intriguing, and Anderson is worth listening to. He’s the co-founder and chief software architect of Couchbase, a kind of new-age database with some serious cred among Silicon Valley developers.

Instead of using pure mathematics to prevent things like the same person spending the same money twice, Document Coin will rely on personal reputation to keep all transactions in order. And each unit of currency created using Document Coin could have different values in different situations. If you use a coin in one place, it might be worth more then if you use it in another. The goal, Anderson says, is to get people to completely rethink the entire idea of money.


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Electrodes, brain games and diet supplements — billion-dollar industry wants to make you ‘smarter’

Electrodes, brain games and diet supplements — billion-dollar industry wants to make you ‘smarter’ | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life | ExtremeTech

Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life | ExtremeTech | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Some intrepid biologists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered bacteria that survives on nothing but electricity -- rather than food, they eat and excrete pure electrons. These bacteria yet again prove the almost miraculous tenacity of life -- but, from a technology standpoint, they might also prove to be useful in enabling the creation of self-powered nanoscale devices that clean up pollution. Some of these bacteria also have the curious ability to form into
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Sprites: A Chip-Sized Spacecraft Solution

Sprites: A Chip-Sized Spacecraft Solution | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
In mid-June, NASA announced the award of two contracts with Deep Space Industries in conjunction with the agency’s plans to work with private industry in the exploration and harvesting of asteroids. One of these contracts caught my eye immediately. It […]
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Autonomous Wandering Interface (AWI) - Concept Video - YouTube

Luke Vink, Jessica Cauchard, James A. Landay Cornell Tech The Autonomous Wandering Interface (AWI) is a mobile user interface that is projected by a drone th...
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ABB Robotics - Engineering with LEGO can transform the future - YouTube

It took eight months to build using only spare time, but a fully programmable, near life-size ABB robot made out of LEGO bricks is a spectacular thing to beh...
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Buoyant Extrusion

Video documentation of the workshop hosted by GREYSHED and Princeton University as part of Rob|Arch 2014. Workshop co-chairs: Nicholas Foley, Ryan Luke Johns,…

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The Body Issue: Amy Purdy in all her glory

Amy Purdy talked with reporter Morty Ain about taking it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue and sharing the stage with Derek Hough on 'Dancing with the Stars.'
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Phase-changing material could allow low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states

Phase-changing material could allow low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
In the movie 'Terminator 2,' the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform ...
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