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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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Unfortunate but good to know. 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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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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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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China's low-carbon electricity on track to be greater than entire U.S. grid in 15 years

China's low-carbon electricity on track to be greater than entire U.S. grid in 15 years | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Things change. Even China is steering in a new direction, and though it'll take it time to get there, it's a necessary move for the planet. SE

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Senior volunteers ward off brain 'shrinkage' - Futurity

Senior volunteers ward off brain 'shrinkage' - Futurity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Retirees who take part in meaningful social activity may prevent shrinkage in their brains' memory centers and avoid age-related cognitive problems. SE

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Japan takes a step towards beaming solar power to Earth from space

Japan takes a step towards beaming solar power to Earth from space | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Japan hopes to one day harvest power from an orbiting solar farm and beam electricity back to Earth. This week it announced the successful test of such a wireless power system at a small scale. SE

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Plans first proposed in the 1970's. SE

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Terminator-inspired tech could give traditional 3D printing a run for its money

Terminator-inspired tech could give traditional 3D printing a run for its money | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new approach to 3D printing promises to drastically speed up the 3D manufacturing process by "growing" objects out of a pool of resin rather than printing them layer by layer. Carbon3D announced its Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) on stage at the TED conference this week, claiming it can produce commercial-quality objects from a range of polymer-based material at speeds between 25 and 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing. SE

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This energy-generating cloth could replace batteries in wearable devices | KurzweilAI

This energy-generating cloth could replace batteries in wearable devices | KurzweilAI | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Self-poweredLEDs, an LCD, and a keyless vehicle entry system are shown here embedded in a “self-powered smart suit” using the new WTNG cloth-based material SE


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Yale Maps Evolutionary Changes of the Human Brain

Yale Maps Evolutionary Changes of the Human Brain | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

New research from Yale University reveals a detailed catalog of human-specific changes in gene regulation and pinpoints several biological processes potentially guided by these regulatory elements that are crucial to human brain development. SE

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Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83


Sad news today: Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.  SE

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We all lost a friend today. SE

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Tech giant Apple to invest €850m in new eco Irish data centre - Independent.ie

Tech giant Apple to invest €850m in new eco Irish data centre - Independent.ie | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Tech giant Apple is investing €1.7bn in two new data centres, one of which will be located in Athenry, Co Galway. SE

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Eventially everything will be saved. SE

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6 Buzzy Wearable Tech Gadgets That Are Worth Your Investment

6 Buzzy Wearable Tech Gadgets That Are Worth Your Investment | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

With so many wearables hitting the market, we asked an expert to suss out the best wearable tech—like a gadget for perfecting your posture. SE


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I'll go with 4 of these 6. How about you? 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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Construction finishes on two floating mega-solar plants in Japan

Construction finishes on two floating mega-solar plants in Japan | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Construction has been completed on two enormous floating solar power plants located in the Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Japan. SE

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AZD05030 Restores Memory and Synapse Loss in Alzheimer Mice

AZD05030 Restores Memory and Synapse Loss in Alzheimer Mice | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
New research from Yale University reveals that the experimental cancer drug AZD05030 blocks damage triggered during the formation of amyloid-beta plaques, restoring synaptic connections and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's.

Memory and as well as connections between brain cells were
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Electric vehicles could cut home air conditioner use

Electric vehicles could cut home air conditioner use | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Those who question the environmental benefits of EVs over their gas-guzzling brethren often point out that the electricity powering EVs usually comes from fossil fuel-burning power plants. SE

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Solar Impulse 2 begins historic round-the-world, sun-powered flight

Solar Impulse 2 begins historic round-the-world, sun-powered flight | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A pair of Swiss explorers have begun a mission to circumnavigate the globe via air and sun. A take-off twelve years in the making, the experimental Solar Impulse 2 plane left Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m. local time, bound for Muscat, Oman, on the first leg in a journey that will require 25 days in the air spread over a period of roughly 5 months. SE

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Researchers discover hormone that mimics diabetes-preventing effects of exercise

Researchers discover hormone that mimics diabetes-preventing effects of exercise | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

All manner of weird and wonderful exercise contraptions pushed on late night infomercials are testament to people's desire for faster and easier ways to get the benefits of exercise – whether said contraptions are effective or not. SE

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Lockheed Martin laser weapon takes out truck

Lockheed Martin laser weapon takes out truck | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The battlefield of the future recently came a step closer, as a Lockheed Martin laser weapon took out a truck in a field test. The 30-kW fiber laser weapon system was fired at a small truck mounted on a test platform. SE

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Tesla gearing up for release of batteries for the home

Tesla gearing up for release of batteries for the home | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The same lithium-ion battery technology that powers Tesla’s electric vehicles will be used to develop a battery for the home, according to a statement by CEO Elon Musk. SE

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Could be a major commercial breakthrough. SE

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10 Future Technologies That Will Change The World

From screenless displays to wireless electricity, I take a look at 10 future technologies that will change the world. SE

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These 10 are all on. SE

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Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night | Green Prophet

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night | Green Prophet | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Solar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable than traditional energy sources. But the problem has remained of what to do at night. SE

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