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News in Brief: High blood glucose levels linked to dementia

News in Brief: High blood glucose levels linked to dementia | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Elderly people with elevated readings more likely to develop condition 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

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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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Doctors Could 3D Print Their Own Tools For a Fraction of the Cost

Doctors Could 3D Print Their Own Tools For a Fraction of the Cost | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The cost of the instruments needed to run a hospital or a lab is often exorbitant—but what if doctors and scientists could simply print their own tools from an open library of designs? That's what a paper published today suggests. SE

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Sharp LC-80LE757 - 3D Smart LED TV For Your Smart Lifestyle

Sharp LC-80LE757 - 3D Smart LED TV For Your Smart Lifestyle | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
How serious are you about buying an LED TV that not only looks good, but also delivers high-class picture quality? Are you serious enough to consider buying from brands that you know, make good qua...
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NASA wants YOU to come up with the best wave energy technology

NASA wants YOU to come up with the best wave energy technology | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The agency is offering up open source modeling software to scientists, engineers and garage inventors too. SE

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A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions

A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Readout From an Emotion-Reading Google Glass App

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Sometimes people are hard to read. Why not leave all that work to a computer? Perhaps you could use this experimental app that works in Google Glass. SE

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation found to boost memory

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation found to boost memory | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Failing memory is one of the (many) drawbacks of old age, but can also impact younger people suffering stroke, early-stage Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest. SE

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Japan's Decade-Long Mission to Mine an Asteroid

Japan's Decade-Long Mission to Mine an Asteroid | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

1999 JU3: It doesn't sound like a very noteworthy name. It's just one of more than 5,000 Apollo-class asteroids. SE

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Functional 3D Printed Ceramics - Interview with Olivier van Herpt

Functional 3D Printed Ceramics - Interview with Olivier van Herpt | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Inside3DP spoke with Olivier van Herpt about his 3D printed functional ceramic objects. SE

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Scientists Just Grew a Whole Organ Inside an Animal For the First Time

Scientists Just Grew a Whole Organ Inside an Animal For the First Time | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

We've been able to grow organs in labs for some time now. But what if you could grow them directly inside a living body just by injecting a few cells? It looks like now we can, at least in a limited way. SE

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Antibacterial gel uses natural proteins to kill off hospital superbugs

Antibacterial gel uses natural proteins to kill off hospital superbugs | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Drug-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs, pose a very real threat to public health and well-being. Scientists have developed an antibacterial gel ... SE

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Blacksmith Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin

Blacksmith Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A startup from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore hopes to give 3D printing more mass market appeal with the Blacksmith Genesis, a new all-in-one... SE

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Copper foam could make extra CO2 useful

Copper foam could make extra CO2 useful | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide, according to the new study. 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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Yale Study Shows Risk Patterns for Autism and Schizophrenia Associated with Birth Size

Yale Study Shows Risk Patterns for Autism and Schizophrenia Associated with Birth Size | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new study from Yale University shows that bigger babies do have increased risk of autism, while smaller babies are more likely to develop schizophrenia. SE

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The First Driverless Transit System in the U.S. Starts Rolling in 2017

The First Driverless Transit System in the U.S. Starts Rolling in 2017 | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Since 2011, Honolulu's been busy building a $5.2 billion solution to help alleviate the mind-blowing traffic congestion that's come to define life on Oahu's South Shore. SE

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Japan's Spending $5 Billion to Fast Track Maglev Trains in the US

Japan's Spending $5 Billion to Fast Track Maglev Trains in the US | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Come on guys. It's just 40 miles. We'll even go halfsies with you. Except, in this case, "halfsies" still amounts to $5 billion. SE

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Old tires could be recycled into better car batteries

Old tires could be recycled into better car batteries | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at Oak Ridge Laboratory have found a way to make battery anodes from a graphite-like substance in waste tires. SE

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Neuroscientists Reverse Emotional Association of Specific Memories

Neuroscientists Reverse Emotional Association of Specific Memories | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Neuroscientists from MIT have identified the brain circuit that controls how memories become linked with positive or negative emotions, revealing that they could reverse the emotional association of specific memories by manipulating brain cells...SE

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Low-carb beats low-fat in weight loss study

Low-carb beats low-fat in weight loss study | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

New research adds heft to claims that low-carb diets can help people lose weight without compromising heart health. SE

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Scientists Engineer E. Coli to Make Propane

Scientists Engineer E. Coli to Make Propane | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

E. coli is an exceedingly common bacteria that lives in many places including your very own gut. It's also a favorite organism for synthetic biologists looking to engineer useful microbes. By inserting just a few genes in E. coli ... SE

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DeepFlight Dragon set to usher in the era of the personal submarine

DeepFlight Dragon set to usher in the era of the personal submarine | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

DeepFlight claims its new Dragon is the most compact, lightweight personal submarine on the market, and has been designed to be so intuitive to use that it ...SE

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New understanding of lizard tails could allow humans to regrow body parts

New understanding of lizard tails could allow humans to regrow body parts | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Lizards have the ability to break off their own tail when attacked by a predator, and then regrow it. Scientists recently announced that they have cracked ... SE

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Taku-Tanku portable tiny house can be towed by bike

Taku-Tanku portable tiny house can be towed by bike | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The tiny house movement is as much about lifestyle as it is size of dwelling. Simplicity and efficiency are key characteristics of such a house. Not only is... 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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How a 3D-Printed Wind Turbine Could Power Your Gadgets

How a 3D-Printed Wind Turbine Could Power Your Gadgets | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

3D printers are a technology with tons of potential applications, we just have to dream them up. Polish 3D printer manufacturer Omni3D decided to dream big with its wind power project. SE

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How Digital Security Is Being Inspired By Nature

How Digital Security Is Being Inspired By Nature | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Cyber security is vital in our modern digital world, but it's not ruled entirely by traditional computing techniques. In fact, it's learning from the natural world—and something called The Danger Theory could help keep our computers safe. SE

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