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These Brain-Hugging Transistors Will Make Real-Life Cyborgs

These Brain-Hugging Transistors Will Make Real-Life Cyborgs | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Transistors were one of the most revolutionary developments in modern computing. And that was without directly implanting them in our brains. Now, the first microscopic organic transistor arrays promise to let us do just that. Se

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Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (SE)
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Five Regions of the Future Exhibit

Five Regions of the Future Exhibit | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

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A  visual exhibit introducing Five Regions of the Future by authors, Joel Barker and Scott Erickson; includes a three-part audio-podcast with authors. A primer to their discoveries five very distinct kinds of sophisticated technologies.

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With 4K Ultra HD We're Entering an Era of Riveting and Immersible TV Viewing | 3D Smart LED TV

With 4K Ultra HD We're Entering an Era of Riveting and Immersible TV Viewing | 3D Smart LED TV | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
For a massive sporting event such as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, only the best will do, and this event is covered in 4K.
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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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New Technology Helps Brain Signals Move Paralyzed Hand

New Technology Helps Brain Signals Move Paralyzed Hand | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

An innovative device sends brain signals directly to muscles, skipping over the spinal cord of the injured patient (New technology helps brain signals move paralyzed hand.
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Solar Wind Energy's Downdraft Tower generates its own wind all year round

Solar Wind Energy's Downdraft Tower generates its own wind all year round | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Maryland-based Solar Wind Energy, Inc. is looking to turn wind power on its head with the Solar Wind Downdraft Tower, which places turbines at the base of a tower and generates its own wind to turn them. SE

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Broccoli drink flushes air pollutants from body

Broccoli drink flushes air pollutants from body | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A daily broccoli sprout drink helped people in a heavily polluted area of China rid their bodies of an airborne cancer-causing chemical and lung irritant, scientists report. 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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Rugby Player Study Suggests Exercise Diversifies Gut Bacteria

Rugby Player Study Suggests Exercise Diversifies Gut Bacteria | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new study found that elite athletes have extremely diverse gut microbiomes, compared with people of the same size who don't exercise. This is the first report that exercise increases gut microbial diversity in humans. SE

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Star Trek-Style Holodeck Coming into Focus at Lowe's

Star Trek-Style Holodeck Coming into Focus at Lowe's | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A number of retailers are looking for ways to leverage technology to get shoppers excited about buying in-store again. Some are eliminating the checkout line by letting customers pay by swiping QR codes, for example. And mainstream retailers Lowe’s and Home Depot have adopted Apple’s roaming point-of-sale approach. Today Lowe’s took an even bigger step into new shopping experiences, launching a holograph-based virtual reality showroom dubbed the Holoroom. SE

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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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Mice avoid booze if their dad was a ‘drinker’

Mice avoid booze if their dad was a ‘drinker’ | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Even before conception, a father who chronically drinks to excess can shape his son’s vulnerability to alcohol use disorders, according to a new study with mice. SE

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These neurons order stem cells to crank out new neurons

These neurons order stem cells to crank out new neurons | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Is it possible that your brain can repair itself from within? The discovery of a new type of neuron that tells stem cells to make new neurons opens that tantalizing possibility. SE

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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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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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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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Team of 3D-printing "Minibuilder" robots print large-scale structures on site

Team of 3D-printing "Minibuilder" robots print large-scale structures on site | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

3D printers are great at creating small objects – and some can even be pressed into doing larger things, such as cars – but a 3D printer able to print a full-sized house would have to be, well, bigger than a house. SE

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Nanoscale Structures Could Yield Higher-Performance Computer Memory

Nanoscale Structures Could Yield Higher-Performance Computer Memory | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

UCLA researchers have created nanoscale structures for computer chips that could yield higher-performance memory in computers, mobile electronics such as smart phones and tablets, as well as large computing systems for big data. SE

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Quantum dot breakthrough could lead to cheap spray-on solar cells

Quantum dot breakthrough could lead to cheap spray-on solar cells | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Toronto have manufactured and tested a new type of colloidal quantum dots (CQD), that could lead to much cheaper, spray-on solar cells. 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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A Straightforward Method for Making Wearable Tech

A Straightforward Method for Making Wearable Tech | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Considering the pace of technological growth in recent decades, the convergence of humans and machines seems a foregone conclusion. Yet, unlike most machines, the body is far too flexible and squishy for modern advanced materials. So it falls on researchers to develop new stretchable technologies that are easily manufactured and relatively inexpensive. 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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Researchers create flexible wires that could double as batteries

Researchers create flexible wires that could double as batteries | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers have developed flexible nanowhisker supercapacitors in electric wires, making them both conductors and energy storage devices. SE

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Chimps outwit humans in games of strategy

Chimps outwit humans in games of strategy | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

In contests drawn from game theory, chimpanzee pairs consistently outperform humans in games that test memory and strategic thinking. SE

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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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