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Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (SE)
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Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Martian Pyramid Rendering Valcrow NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. SE

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Samsung UN85S9 – An Ultra HDTV That Blows Everything Out Of The Water

Samsung UN85S9 – An Ultra HDTV That Blows Everything Out Of The Water | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The current TV market is crazy about Smart LED UHDTV with the biggest manufacturers showcasing their own unique models. However, when it comes to making the biggest splash, nothing even comes close...SE

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MIT to test making oxygen on Mars

MIT to test making oxygen on Mars | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Oxygen is such an abundant resource on Earth that we rarely think about it unless we get locked in a cupboard. However, for space engineers, the question of how to get enough of the vital gas is constant, frustrating problem. SE

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The beginning of terra-forming Mars. SE

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NASA says puzzling new space drive can generate thrust without propellant

NASA says puzzling new space drive can generate thrust without propellant | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A NASA study has recently concluded that the Cannae Drive, a disruptive new method of space propulsion, can produce small amounts of thrust without the use of fuel. SE

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New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new technique that makes the nodes of a network much smarter and adaptable, leading to increased internet speed. SE

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Battery powered trousers could have you walking on walls

Battery powered trousers could have you walking on walls | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A group of students at the University of Leicester in the UK have shown that it is theoretically possible to build a pair of battery-powered trousers which would allow the wearer to walk on walls or even the ceiling, if only for a short time...SE

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DARPA'S Turning to Bezos and Branson For Help Building Its Spaceplanes

DARPA'S Turning to Bezos and Branson For Help Building Its Spaceplanes | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
We've known about DARPA's plan to build a reusable, unmanned space plane for quite some time , but the agency just announced the companies that will help. Unsurprisingly, two feature famous billionaires who love space. SE
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This is the coolest demonstration of self-driving cars I’ve ever seen

Hyundai just released this insane self-driving demonstration to try to sell their vehicles: A group of stuntmen jump from the roof of moving cars leaving them on their own. SE

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Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing

Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn’t that it will only cost $2,000, or that Pepper is intended to babysit your kids and work the registers at retail stores. SE

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How To Make A New Planet Home

How To Make A New Planet Home | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
Terraforming Mars would involve adding water and an atmosphere, potentially turning the Red Planet into a Blue Marble. SE
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planetary engineering; water, atmosphere

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A Spaceship For The Sea

A Spaceship For The Sea | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The SeaOrbiter Illustration by Jacques Rougerie Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. SE

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A Computer Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time

A Computer Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

This is big. A computer has successfully managed to fool a bunch of researchers into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy named Eugene Goostman. In doing so, it has become the first computer in the world to have successfully passed the Turing Test. SE

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WSJ: Google Spending $1 Billion on Satellites to Cover Earth in Wi-Fi

WSJ: Google Spending $1 Billion on Satellites to Cover Earth in Wi-Fi | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans to spend over $1 billion on a fleet of satellites that will be used to provide internet to parts of the world that currently lack digital connections. SE

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Genetically-modified fruit flies could control wild populations by producing only sons

Genetically-modified fruit flies could control wild populations by producing only sons | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
While existing methods of controlling Mediterranean fruit flies include the use of insecticides and sterilization, a new approach uses genetically modifying...
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This may look like old news because we have gone after fruit flies a decade ago with sterile males. But this process creates fly populations of only males. Result: fly population plummets and then becomes extinct. This new approach may work for other invasive insect species as well.

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If You Can't Be at the Game You can Experience It with the Sony XBR85X950B

If You Can't Be at the Game You can Experience It with the Sony XBR85X950B | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

When you start looking to invest in a magnificent Internet-enabled TV, the name Sony always comes up. This is because this Japanese corporation is not only a leading global manufacturer of video, audio, communications and technology products, their mission is to bring ever smarter technologies to…SE

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Perlan ll project aims to fly a glider to the edge of space

Perlan ll project aims to fly a glider to the edge of space | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains, the Perlan ll team plans to fly their glider to the edge of space. SE

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Samsung UN65H8000 Curved Review: The Ultimate Premium 1080p 3D Smart LED TV

Samsung UN65H8000 Curved Review: The Ultimate Premium 1080p 3D Smart LED TV | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Samsung un65h8000 curved comes with significance differences than its predecessors. It fills the gap between the standard 1080p television and the Samsung 4k ultra HD. Samsung un65h8000 curved seri... SE

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New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream

New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created a new high-temperature superconductor capable of trapping a magnetic field of 17.6 Tesla, improving on a record set over a decade ago. The advance is yet another step toward making superconductors viable for building effective large-scale smart electricity grids, maglev trains and flywheel energy storage. SE

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New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream

New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
A new high-temperature superconductor can trap a record magnetic field of 17.6 Tesla – an advance that could bring us closer to cheaper maglev and vacuum tr...
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The Holy Grail keeps getting closer. Superconductors are important right now even though they are full of hassles. This discovery is incremental but useful because of its ability to handle huge magnetic forces.  JB

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Airplanes of the Future: Mid-Air 3D Printing, Real-Life Transformers

Airplanes of the Future: Mid-Air 3D Printing, Real-Life Transformers | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
BAE Systems has thrown a few wild ideas out there today, revealing what it thinks, hopes or possibly just imagines cutting-edge military aeroplanes may be like in the year 2040. SE
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Bio-Bots Powered By Real Muscle Can Walk On Command

Bio-Bots Powered By Real Muscle Can Walk On Command | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

University of Illinois engineers just showed off a new kind of robot that's half animal, half machine. More specifically, it's a tiny "bio-bot" that's powered by actual muscle but supported by 3D-printed hydro-gels. SE

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Watch a Paralyzed Man Move His Hand With the Power of Thought

Watch a Paralyzed Man Move His Hand With the Power of Thought | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man has moved his hand using his mind—and some pretty badass technology. The announcement came just days after a paralyzed woman kicked the first ball at the World Cup in Brazil with the help of an exoskeleton. SE
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This is NASA's new concept spaceship for warp drive interstellar travel

This is NASA's new concept spaceship for warp drive interstellar travel | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

This is NASA's idea for a warp drive spaceship, capable of interstellar travel. It's not a fantasy sci-fi ship but a concept based on the equations of Dr. Harold White—lead at NASA's Eagleworks Advanced Propulsion Physics Laboratory—who also works in ion engines and plasma thrusters. SE

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Sony XBR85X950B The Ultra HD TV Of The Future | 3D Smart LED TV

Sony XBR85X950B The Ultra HD TV Of The Future | 3D Smart LED TV | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
Nowadays, you can hardly find any household with no TV. At the present, the rage is all about Ultra HD and Sony XBR85X950B is one of them.
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Scientists teleport quantum information across the room

Scientists teleport quantum information across the room | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers working at TU Delft's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in the Netherlands claim to have successfully transferred data via teleportation. SE

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