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VIDEO: The smart home of the future

VIDEO: The smart home of the future | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Spencer Kelly discovers what it is like to live in a connected smart house. SE

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What it looks like now in a London smart home. 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

The primary curator of this topic is Scott Erickson.  His posts are coded "SE"


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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Top secret X-37B spaceplane breaks orbital endurance record

Top secret X-37B spaceplane breaks orbital endurance record | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A secret mission came to a public end as the US Air Force’s top secret X-37B unmanned spaceplane landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SE

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Wasp's 3D printers produce low-cost houses made from mud

Wasp's 3D printers produce low-cost houses made from mud | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A need to address a lack of housing for the globe's growing population has turned up some eye-catching efforts, blending creative architecture with new, sustainable technologies. SE

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Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA

Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. SE

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If this turns out to be true...wow SE

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Rooftop Solar Panels Are Almost All Facing the Wrong Direction

Rooftop Solar Panels Are Almost All Facing the Wrong Direction | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

If you're thinking that solar panels face south to capture the most sunlight and thus the most energy, then you'd be absolutely correct. Yet, solar experts are saying that rooftop panels should be installed facing west. This surprising turn can be explained by quirks in our electrical grid. SE

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Curved LED TV: One of The Reason To Reduce Glare

Curved LED TV: One of The Reason To Reduce Glare | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Curved LED TV glare is an interesting topic and something that’s fairly new to the world. Essentially, one of the purposes of having a curved LED is to reduce glare. The way this works is that some...SE

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Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us?

Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A physics-based, “atavistic” model posits that cancer is a “safe mode” for stressed cells and suggests that oxygen and immunotherapy are the best ways to beat the disease. SE

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What really causes aging? Study suggests “parasitic DNA fragments”

What really causes aging? Study suggests “parasitic DNA fragments” | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Most organisms, including humans, have parasitic DNA fragments called ‘jumping genes’ that insert themselves into DNA molecules, disrupting genetic instructions in the process. SE

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Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

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If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. SE

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New “Gold Nanocluster” Technology Improves Solar Cell Performance

New “Gold Nanocluster” Technology Improves Solar Cell Performance | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Using approximately 10,000 times less gold than in previous studies, researchers from Western University improve solar power performance with new “gold nanocluster” technology. SE

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Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Apple was in no rush to start making big-screened smartphones. But now that the company's first phablet is here, was it worth the wait? Let's take a look, SE

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Moss can power a radio, and could eventually charge your phone

Moss can power a radio, and could eventually charge your phone | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A team of scientists over in Europe have decided to take the idea of “green” power very, very literally. SE

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Snowflake-shaped hotel to float off the coast of Norway

Snowflake-shaped hotel to float off the coast of Norway | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Plans have been unveiled for a hotel in Norway shaped like a snowflake with a glass roof so guests can watch the Northern Lights while bobbing on the water. SE

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Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Help Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Help Paralyzed Man Walk Again | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

David Nicholls (left) and his son Dan, who is paralyzed. The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation provided funding for the research. SE

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3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery

3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

In today's installment of "How 3D Printing is Changing Healthcare Forever," a Massachusetts-based medical device company is forging new ground in knee replacement surgery. SE

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Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects

Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Laser physicists at the Australian National University have made a tiny portion of science fiction a partial reality with a long-distance optical tractor be...SE

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Hybrid Semiconductors might Smash PV Efficiency through the Roof

Hybrid Semiconductors might Smash PV Efficiency through the Roof | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A team at University of Cambridge have harvested so-called ‘dark’ spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, a breakthrough achievement which could vastly improve the efficiency of hybrid solar cells that use both organic and inorganic...SE

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Are Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction?

Are Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

New study finds that west-facing panels are far superior for cutting peak demand. SE

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Counter intuitive? That's why it took so long to discover. SE

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Scientists Who Discovered the Brain's Natural GPS Won the Nobel Prize

Scientists Who Discovered the Brain's Natural GPS Won the Nobel Prize | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

When you walk around a space, certain cells in your brain are quietly mapping out a grid so that you can easily navigate the space. It's a lot like GPS. We know this thanks to three scientists who just won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. SE

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Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb and store oxygen in such high concentrations that just one bucketful is enough to remove all of the oxygen in a room. The substance is also able to release the stored oxygen in a controlled manner when it is needed, so just a few grains could replace the need for divers to carry bulky scuba tanks. SE

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Virgin Galactic wants to fly you from L.A. to Tokyo in one hour, through space

Virgin Galactic wants to fly you from L.A. to Tokyo in one hour, through space | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Image: Spaceport BerlinWe’ve written a lot about Richard Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic. After working on the first commercial spaceport and helping NASA fly into orbit, now, they want to revolutionize commercial air flights. SE

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This 3-D Printed Robot Could Secure the Ports Of The Future

This 3-D Printed Robot Could Secure the Ports Of The Future | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Transport by sea has been a favorite of smugglers for centuries - it's hard to patrol an entire coastline, and it's easier to move a ton of stuff by sea than by land. SE

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Brace yourselves for the new Jupiter Ascending because it's amazing

Brace yourselves for the new Jupiter Ascending because it's amazing | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
I don't know if Jupiter Ascending—the new movie from the creators of The Matrix—is going to be incredibly good or impossibly bad, but one thing is sure: The amount of sci-fi visual porn in this trailer alone has sent my brain into overdrive.
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Gizmodo review above of Jupiter Ascending. SE

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3D Printer Delivered to Space Station Launching New Era of Space Manufacturing

3D Printer Delivered to Space Station Launching New Era of Space Manufacturing | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

If space is the final frontier, we pilgrims have a lot to learn. To date, we’ve rarely ventured far beyond the thin envelope of Earth’s atmosphere. Why? Because we can’t yet survive long in space without dangling a supply line into the gravity well. SE

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Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. SE

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