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In March of 2011 Dr Bud Frazier and Dr Billy Cohn of the Texas Heart Institute removed the dying heart of patient Craig A. Lewis and successfully replaced it with a 'continuous flow' pumping device.

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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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Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less | TechCrunch

Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less | TechCrunch | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Google's Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at..
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The Elon Musk interview on Mars colonisation – Ross Andersen – Aeon

The Elon Musk interview on Mars colonisation – Ross Andersen – Aeon | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future
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Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? | WIRED

Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Predicting the future is hard and risky. But predicting the future in the computer industry is even harder and riskier due to dramatic changes in technology and limitless challenges to innovation. At the beginning of my term as 2014 president of IEEE Computer Society, with help from more than a dozen technology leaders, we set…
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New Autonomous 3D Robotics Drone Follows You Wherever You Go

New Autonomous 3D Robotics Drone Follows You Wherever You Go | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The Iris+ looks pretty cool. Just dream of practically anything you'd like a drone to do, and chances are the new 3D Robotics quadcopter will do it. Autonomous flight? Check. Longer flight time? Check. Dynamic LED lights for directional awareness? Check. Crazy-ass "Follow Me" function? Check.
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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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New book: Andreas Wagner's 'Arrival of the Fittest' asks how life innovates so rapidly

New book: Andreas Wagner's 'Arrival of the Fittest' asks how life innovates so rapidly | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Natural selection isn’t nearly enough to explain how life created so many innovations so fast. Fortunately for us, writes SFI External Professor Andreas Wagner in a new book, Nature had something else up her sleeve: robustness.

Even in organisms with relatively few genes, the number of possible combinations of those genes is unimaginably enormous — many, many orders of magnitude greater than the number of hydrogen atoms in the Universe. Even 3.7 billions years isn’t enough to search all those possibilities at random and find all the forms of life we have today.

In Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle (Current Hardcover , October 2, 2014), Wagner shows how robustness, long a subject of interest at SFI, helped solve the problem. Metabolic systems, protein interactions, and gene regulation networks share a particular kind of robustness: even drastic changes to the underlying structure leaves their operations unchanged. For example, the complex of chemical reactions that metabolize glucose in E. coli can overlap by as little as 20 percent and still function perfectly well.

Read a review of Wagner's book by Mark Pagel in Nature (October 1, 2014)


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21 Amazing Off-the-Grid Houses

21 Amazing Off-the-Grid Houses | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Real talk: Between diminishing stores and oil wars, fossil fuel-dependance is officially a bad deal. In the future, as these resources get scarcer, we're going to have to figure out how to live in a little more harmony with Mother Earth. Here are 21 houses that are already doing it right: eschewing the power grid for solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources.
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Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think - h+ Magazine

Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think - h+ Magazine | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think h+ Magazine Hays and I believed that these four ages, the systematic differences between cultures at these four levels of cultural evolution, are based on differences in...

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Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works

Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
In an experiment to study how neurons form networks and compute, Thomas DeMarse, a University of Florida professor of biomedical engineering, says his lab-grown rat “brain” in a dish can fly a simu...
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