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Fruits And Vegetables Are More Aware Than You Think

Fruits And Vegetables Are More Aware Than You Think | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

You might not think that spinach knows what's up, but the produce in your fridge is still alive and aware. Which is creepy. But kind of awesome. 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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We have no idea how biased we are - Futurity

We have no idea how biased we are - Futurity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

"People seem to have no idea how biased they are," says Carey Morewedge. Experiments suggest intelligence offers no escape from this bias "blind spot." SE

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Looks like we all suffer from this. SE

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People outwit MRI scans with fake memories - Futurity

People outwit MRI scans with fake memories - Futurity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

With a little coaching, people were able to obscure real memories, or even create fibs that look like real memories, on fMRI brain scans. SE

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Looks like people can create false memories. SE

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Greaseless ball bearings: A revolutionary spin on a design that's been around for ages

Greaseless ball bearings: A revolutionary spin on a design that's been around for ages | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A Japanese company has invented a new type of bearing that's up to 90 percent more efficient. Coo Space's greaseless Autonomous Decentralised Bearings eliminate a key component - the cage used to keep the balls separated from one another in the races. SE

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Samsung UN65JS8500 A SUHD 4K TV Series Powered By Nano Crystal Technology

Samsung UN65JS8500 A SUHD 4K TV Series Powered By Nano Crystal Technology | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Samsung UN65JS8500 65 inch screen has a vertical resolution of 2160 px and a horizontal resolution of 3840 px delivers an exquisite amount of detail. SE

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Watch paralyzed man move robotic arm with his mind - Futurity

Watch paralyzed man move robotic arm with his mind - Futurity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto can now move a robotic arm just by thinking about it. SE

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Vortex bladeless turbines wobble to generate energy

Vortex bladeless turbines wobble to generate energy | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new bladeless wind-driven generator prototype, called the Vortex, is claimed to produce electricity with very few moving parts, on a very small footprint, and in almost complete silence. It's also designed to be very much less aurally and visually intrusive than traditional wind-driven turbines. SE

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Noisy places change brain cells - Futurity

Noisy places change brain cells - Futurity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Brain cells that help us hear are amazingly adaptable, changing shape in noisy environments and switching back when things quiet down. SE

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Electronic memory may bring bionic brain one step closer

Electronic memory may bring bionic brain one step closer | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers claim to have constructed the world's first electronic memory cell that effectively mimics the analog process of human memory and may one day lead to the creation of the first bionic brain. SE

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Tesla unveils battery storage system for home, business and utility use

Tesla unveils battery storage system for home, business and utility use | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Dubbed the Powerwall, Tesla has unveiled a home stationary battery that offers 10 kWh of storage capacity for the relatively modest price of US$3,500. A smaller unit is also available at 7 kWh for $3,000, and homeowners can stack multiple units if needed. SE

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Nice spill-over use to other areas. SE

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Samsung UN88JS9500: Your Next Television Has Gone Supersonic

Samsung UN88JS9500: Your Next Television Has Gone Supersonic | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Samsung un88js9500 has 4K technology and with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 this is going to give you that crisp image and vibrancy of color. SE

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Brain-To-Brain Interfaces: The Science Of Telepathy

Brain-To-Brain Interfaces: The Science Of Telepathy | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Studies published in the last two years have reported direct transmission of brain activity between two animalsbetween two humans and even between a human and a rat. These “brain-to-brain interfaces” (BBIs) allow for direct transmission of brain activity in real time by coupling the brains of two individuals. SE

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Graphene device makes ultrafast light to energy conversion possible

Graphene device makes ultrafast light to energy conversion possible | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain claim to have created a graphene-based photodetector that converts light into electricity in under 50 quadrillionths of a second. SE

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To build better aircraft, watch the birdie (and the bee) - Futurity

To build better aircraft, watch the birdie (and the bee) - Futurity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers are taking cues from how birds and bees use vision in flight to design future autopilots and drones. SE

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Health may hinge on being cheerful during stress

Health may hinge on being cheerful during stress | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

How we react to stressful situations may play a key role in our long-term health, according to a recent study of people's emotions and real-life stressors. SE

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Even when worrying, be happy. SE

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Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells

Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In the process, the scientists from the University of Tsukuba also found that regulation of two genes is related to how we age. SE

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Anti-aginf research continues to be exciting. SE

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Quantum Dot And Why Do I Want Them In My TV?

Quantum Dot And Why Do I Want Them In My TV? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

In fact quantum dot technology has the ability to revitalize your television screens, smartphones and tablets as well as laptops. SE

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LG Revealed Super-Thin OLED TV

LG Revealed Super-Thin OLED TV | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

LG has revealed a 55-inch OLED TV that can easily be mounted on a wall with only magnets. This wallpaper tv is so light and thin with weighs 4.2 pounds. SE

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LG Display peels back magnetic wallpaper OLED TV panel

LG Display peels back magnetic wallpaper OLED TV panel | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

LCD panels have enabled widescreen TVs thin and light enough to be hung on a wall like a picture. But LG Display has gone one step further, displaying an OLED panel that can be stuck to a wall like wallpaper – assuming you hang your wallpaper with magnets. SE

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New class of "non-Joulian magnets" have potential to revolutionize electronics

New class of "non-Joulian magnets" have potential to revolutionize electronics | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new class of magnets discovered by scientists working at the University of Maryland (UMD) change in volume whilst in the process of magnetization. As this is fundamentally different to the phenomenon discovered by Joule some 175 years ago, the new magnets are called "non-Joulian." SE

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Could light work like Vicodin to kill pain? - Futurity

Could light work like Vicodin to kill pain? - Futurity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The same opioid receptors that are activated by painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin can be activated by light. SE

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Total paradigm shift here. SE

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A central mechanism of aging identified – and it might be reversible

A central mechanism of aging identified – and it might be reversible | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Research into the underlying causes of a genetic disorder that causes premature aging and death has revealed a key driver of aging in all people. Better yet, this mechanism is reversible – and with it, perhaps, scientists may be able to slow or reverse the aging process. SE

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If true, this would change the world. SE 

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Doctors use amazing 3-D printing technology to save a woman's leg

Doctors use amazing 3-D printing technology to save a woman's leg | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Imagine surviving a car crash- only to be told by doctors that while your life was saved, you'd lose your leg. Then comes 3d printing. SE

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Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Audi is making a new fuel for internal combustion engines that has the potential to make a big dent when it comes to climate change – that's because the synthetic diesel is made from just water and carbon dioxide. SE

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If this is scaleable the impact will be enormous. SE

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Medieval Anglo-Saxon recipe may kill MRSA superbug - CNN.com

Medieval Anglo-Saxon recipe may kill MRSA superbug - CNN.com | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

MRSA bacteria may be wiped out by recipe in medieval Bald's Leechbook for potion of garlic, onions, wine and bile. SE

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SpaceX Falcon 9 makes landing on drone barge ... then tips over

SpaceX Falcon 9 makes landing on drone barge ... then tips over | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Elon Musk's goal of the first power landing of a reusable booster had a close brush with success today as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket narrowly failed to survive a touchdown on the deck of a drone barge. SE

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