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# INDUSTRIAL DESIGN /// Life Saving Design: Mine Sweeper by Massoud Hassani

# INDUSTRIAL DESIGN /// Life Saving Design: Mine Sweeper by Massoud Hassani | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Afghanistan / Massoud Hassani // Equipped with a GPS receiver, Hassani’s “Mine Kafon” rolls over Afghanistan’s most dangerous tracts of land. With 10 million mines and a specialist killed for every 5,000 removed, the homemade device could be a life saver.

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Soap Bubbles

Soap Bubbles | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner invites us to discover his work focusing on bursting of soap bubbles in a series called Irid...
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Millennial Social Entrepreneurs Are Making Their Own Education - Forbes

Millennial Social Entrepreneurs Are Making Their Own Education - Forbes | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
“The biggest risk today is being part of the old world.” - Bill Drayton Around the globe, schools are educating youth based on a world that no longer exists.
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Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size

Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Our brains are not as large as they are in order to provide each of us with the raw computational power to think our way out of a sticky situation, instead our brain size helps each of us to deal with the large and complex network of relationships we rely on to thrive.


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Climatically Responsive Clothing

Climatically Responsive Clothing | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Climatically Responsive Clothing In thinking through the relationship shared between human physiology, architecture, and the atmosphere it is desirable for me to speculate on scenarios of augmentin...
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The Neuroethics Blog: Brain Connectomes: Your ticket to the future

The Neuroethics Blog: Brain Connectomes: Your ticket to the future | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Science often provides us with thrilling and puzzling scenarios in which our imaginations are forced to conceive the possibilities the future may bring. Life after death is an old concept that is getting a facelift. The Connectome, a very real development in neuroscience, is being used to conceptualize another very interesting piece of science-[fiction]: mind uploading.

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The Right Way and Wrong Way to Let Your Mind Wander

The Right Way and Wrong Way to Let Your Mind Wander | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
We've all heard stories of inspiration striking out of the blue. It seems as though the moment your mind wanders, ideas and answers spring out of the void.
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TEDxOjai - Behrokh Khoshnevis - Contour Crafting: Automated Construction

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and is the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of ...
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What multitasking does to our brains | The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.

What multitasking does to our brains | The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body hackers

Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body hackers | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The Verge is a technology-focused news publication founded in 2011 by Joshua Topolsky and Marty Moe in partnership with Vox Media and its CEO Jim Bankoff.
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SIGGRAPH 2012 : Emerging Technologies

SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies presents adventurous robotic experiments, pre-production prototypes of glasses-free 3D displays, speculative plant-based inter...
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Israeli student develops largest 3D porcelain printer (video)

Israeli student develops largest 3D porcelain printer (video) | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Eran Gal-Or, an industrial design student from H.I.T institute in Holon Israel built a 3d printer that prints ceramic materials - Porcelain, clay & glass. This is a massive 80x80x80 cm darwin style 3D printer, and probably the largest in the world.

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How digital culture is rewiring our brains

How digital culture is rewiring our brains | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldHow digital culture is rewiring our brainsSydney Morning HeraldOur brains are superlatively evolved to adapt to our environment: a process known as neuroplasticity.

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Fixation data fixation | W:Blut

Fixation data fixation | W:Blut | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
First a bit of context. Radiotherapy is the therapeutical application of high-energy ionizing radiation to destroy a tumor inside the body.
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The Tree of Life. ~3,000 species, based on rRNA...

The Tree of Life. ~3,000 species, based on rRNA... | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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2045: A New Era for Humanity

http://2045.com http://gf2045.com In February of 2012 the first Global Future 2045 Congress was held in Moscow. There, over 50 world leading scientists from ...
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Use Your Body's Electrical Field To Uniquely Identify Yourself

Use Your Body's Electrical Field To Uniquely Identify Yourself | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

You are unique. This is one of the more obscure ways you're unique: An alternating current of different frequencies running through you causes a reaction that's noticeably different from anyone else's. Researchers from Dartmouth University are trying to put this difference to use by creating wearable electronics that respond to--and only to--their intended user.


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Augmented reality comes to contact lenses | Business Insider | Financial Post

Augmented reality comes to contact lenses | Business Insider | Financial Post | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The future of augmented reality isn't on a smartphone screen or on a pair of cumbersome glasses.

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Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information

Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

We are addicted, quite literally, to information.Why is that?

 

It's all about dopamine — a much-researched neurotransmitter produced at the top of the brain stem which targets brain regions that control reward and movement. . .

[...] "When we receive some valuable piece of information, or perform some act that promotes our health and survival, such as eating, drinking, having sex or making large amounts of money, dopamine is released along what are called the pleasure pathways of the brain, providing us with a rewarding, even euphoric, experience. In fact our brain seems to value the dopamine more than the food or drink or sex itself," explains Coates.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-were-addicted-to-information-2012-7#ixzz234a26bsM


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Google Fiber: The Internet, Chapter Two :: Futurist.com: Futurist Speaker Glen Hiemstra

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Biohackers: A journey into cyborg America

The Verge's Ben Popper explores the world of biohacking, where DIY cyborgs are pushing the bleeding edge of human enhancement. From basement labs to piercing...
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Intelligent Sensing Agriculture Robots To Harvest Crops - Forbes

Intelligent Sensing Agriculture Robots To Harvest Crops - Forbes | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
VideoAgriculture might be the last place you would think to look for robots. To be more specific, high value crops such as greenhouse vegetables, fruits in orchards and grapes for premium wines. But it does make sense.
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How Hövding works - The invisible helmet for bicyclists

How Hövding works - The invisible helmet for bicyclists | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Hövding is a bicycle helmet unlike any other currently on the market. It's ergonomic, it's practical, it complies with all the safety requirements, and it's also subtle and blends in with what else you are wearing.


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Historical Earthquake Data

Historical Earthquake Data | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
This map of all the world's recorded earthquakes between 1898 and 2003 is stunning. As you might expect, it also creates a brilliant outline of the plates of the Earth's crust—especially the infamous "Ring of Fire" around the Pacific Plate.

 

The plate boundaries are amazingly vivid in this geovisualization of the all the earthquakes over  a 105 year span.  How did scientist orginally come up with the theory of plate tectonics?  How did spatial thinking and mapping play a role in that scientific endeavor?


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