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23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
We may like or dislike capitalism, but surely we all know how it works. Right? Wrong.
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DIYBio Comes of Age

DIYBio Comes of Age - Backchannel - Medium
The next generation of amateur science tools are coming, and this time they mean business.
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Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations

Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Every city has its neighborhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide people in the same town. What can we learn about cities by looking at what people share online? Starting with his own home town of Baltimore, Dave Troy has been visualizing what the tweets of city dwellers reveal about who lives there, who they talk to — and who they don’t.
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Moving from the Internet of Things To The Internet of Everything

Moving from the Internet of Things To The Internet of Everything | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Internet of Everything. Image source:cloudtweaks.com “More relevant and valuable connections will change the world.” Or at least, that is the viewpoint of

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Robotic Micro-Scallops Can Swim Through Your Eyeballs - IEEE Spectrum

Robotic Micro-Scallops Can Swim Through Your Eyeballs - IEEE Spectrum | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Tiny robots modeled on scallops are able to swim through all the fluids in your body
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Student makes low-cost prosthetic with 3D printer - YouTube

Jeff Powell, a college student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, made a prosthetic hand for a 7-year-old boy for only $20 using a 3D printer. The impact of thi...
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Josh Tetrick: The Future of Food - YouTube

The food system is broken. And innovation is the answer. Just like the end of horse-drawn carriages and land lines in the developing world, we can harness th...
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The Maker Economy

The Maker Economy | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
“Any time you give the means of production to everybody, it changes the world.”   Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics So it goes with the Maker Economy – otherwise referred to as the Maker Movement....
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Inside The Dark Web - Documentary - YouTube

Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned t...
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A New Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

A New Physics Theory of Life |  Quanta Magazine | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.
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3D Printed Mini-Pastries Called ‘Edible Growth’ Created by Dutch Industrial Design Student

3D Printed Mini-Pastries Called ‘Edible Growth’ Created by Dutch Industrial Design Student | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A University of Eindhoven student of Industrial Design has just created her own modest version of a Star Trek-style replicator. While Chloe Rutzerveld’s m
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Aubrey de Grey: Longer lives won’t mean overpopulation | Factor

Aubrey de Grey: Longer lives won’t mean overpopulation | Factor | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Aubrey de Grey wants to save lives. He wants to save as many as he possibly can, as soon as he can, and to do it he is going to fix ageing. The prominent
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Biologists Have Built An Artificial Chromosome From Scratch

Biologists Have Built An Artificial Chromosome From Scratch | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
In a breakthrough seven years in the making, an international team of scientists have reconstructed a synthetic and fully functional yeast chromosome. It's a remarkable advance that could eventually lead to custom-built organisms — humans included.

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Net is 'less free and more unequal'

Net is 'less free and more unequal' | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online.

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The web is becoming less free and more unequal, according to a report from the World Wide Web Foundation.

Its annual web index suggests web users are at increasing risk of government surveillance, with laws preventing mass snooping weak or non-existent in over 84% of countries.

It also indicates that online censorship is on the rise.

The report led web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to call for net access to be recognised as a human right.

The World Wide Web Foundation, led by Sir Tim, measured the web's contribution to the social, economic and political progress of 86 countries.

Other headline findings from the report include:

74% of countries either lack clear and effective net neutrality rules and/or show evidence of traffic discrimination62% of countries report that the web plays a major role in sparking social or political action74% of countries are not doing enough to stop online harassment of women

The index ranked countries around the world in terms of:

universal accessrelevant content and usefreedom and opennessempowerment

Four of the top five were Scandinavian, with Denmark in first place, Finland second and Norway third. The UK came fourth, followed by Sweden.

"The richer and better educated people are, the more benefit they are gaining from the digital revolution," said Anne Jellema, chief executive of the World Wide Web Foundation, and the lead author of the report.


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The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals

The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Wearable tech like fitness bands and GPS trackers are all the rage, and our pets are starting to use them, too. These tools can help us monitor and track our companion animals. But these devices are also changing our pets' capabilities and how we interact with them. We've entered the age of cyborg animals.
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METAMAPS.CC is a free and open source platform that supports real-time sense-making, distributed collaboration, and collective intelligence within individuals, communities, and organizations.

This is "mm.cc" by notthisbody on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes (Part 2) | WIRED

The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes (Part 2) | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Last week I talked about how people are thinking too small when they think about the Internet of Things (See Part 1). When we truly consider the ramifications of connecting a vast array of data-gathering sensors, devices, and machines together, what’s important to realize is that information will be translated into action at a rate…
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Researchers Have Put The Mind Of A Worm Inside A LEGO Robot | SimpleBotics

Researchers Have Put The Mind Of A Worm Inside A LEGO Robot | SimpleBotics | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Are we any closer to those deadly, killer A.I. robots that science fiction has been promising for the past few decades? The short answer is no, but researchers have gotten a few steps closer by putting the 'mind' of a worm into a LEGO robot.
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What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? | Scholastic.com

What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? | Scholastic.com | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
We're glad you asked. The coauthor of Invent to Learn explains how to start one in your schools and why making is the most powerful way for kids to learn.
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Interview with Lisa Gansky on the Mesh Economy

Interview with Lisa Gansky on the Mesh Economy | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
I’ve been watching Lisa Gansky’s work from afar for years, and after stumbling on her Mesh Manifesto recently, I decided to contact her. This is the result of that interaction. About Lisa Gansky I lifted this bio from TED, where ...
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Chris Anderson We Put Software in a Box and Call It Hardware - REWRITE

Chris Anderson We Put Software in a Box and Call It Hardware - REWRITE | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Chris Anderson has enjoyed a close-up view of every major technology breakthrough and trend during an era of breathtaking change. Anderson is now applying some of that wisdom to the marketplace as the CEO of 3D Robotics, a Berkeley, Calif.-based company that makes high-performance, high-flying drones. His company puts software on a box that delivers intelligent hardware in the applicaton economy.
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Avoiding the tragedy of the anticommons - O'Reilly Radar

Avoiding the tragedy of the anticommons - O'Reilly Radar | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Editor's note: this post originally appeared in BioCoder Fall 2014; it is published here with permission. Download a free copy of the new issue here. A few months...
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Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable | SharpBrains

Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable | SharpBrains | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
--- Thync gets $13 million to send electric currents to your brain (SFGate): "Thync, a Los Gatos startup, is working on a wearable that’s a little different
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The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could…
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