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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.
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
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
When you start looking to invest in a magnificent Internet-enabled TV, the name Sony always comes up. This is because this Japanese corporation is not only a leading global manufacturer of video, audio, communications and technology products, their mission is to bring ever smarter technologies to…SE
You've heard all about the wonder properties of graphene, so come meet its one dimensional cousin, carbyne. A chain of single carbon atoms to graphene's two-dimensional layer of atoms, carbyne has some pretty amazing properties of its own. SE
We’ve all read and heard about how exercise can dramatically boost our quality of living, but how many people actually take action? Very few. Less than 20% of Americans over the age of 18 meet the official recommended guidelines. SE
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
While existing methods of controlling Mediterranean fruit flies include the use of insecticides and sterilization, a new approach uses genetically modifying...
Joel Barker's insight:
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.
The current TV market is crazy about Smart LED UHDTV with the biggest manufacturers showcasing their own unique models. However, when it comes to making the biggest splash, nothing even comes close...SE
Oxygen is such an abundant resource on Earth that we rarely think about it unless we get locked in a cupboard. However, for space engineers, the question of how to get enough of the vital gas is constant, frustrating problem. SE
Samsung un65h8000 curved comes with significance differences than its predecessors. It fills the gap between the standard 1080p television and the Samsung 4k ultra HD. Samsung un65h8000 curved seri... SE
Scientists have already successfully coaxed stem cells into becoming red blood cells, which could be used to create "man-made" blood for transfusion. Red blood cells, however, aren't the only component of human blood. Now, researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital have also created functional human platelets, using a bioreactor that simulates the medium in which blood cells are naturally produced – bone marrow. SE
Photo: discoveryeducation.com Deepika Kurup, a 14 year-old girl who was awarded the $25,000 prize in The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, is living proof of how nurturing talent can help young, bright people go very far. SE