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Transparent organic solar cells could contribute to greener buildings

Transparent organic solar cells could contribute to greener buildings | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at the non-profit Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) have created a new design for an organic solar cell that retains good efficiency while being flexible, thin, and almost completely transparent. 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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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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Why Samsung Galaxy A7 Will Change Your Life?

Why Samsung Galaxy A7 Will Change Your Life? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Announced in January 2015, the Samsung Galaxy A7 is a phone that pushes the boundaries of technology in the world of smartphones. SE

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Putting the world's largest and most powerful gas turbine to the test

Putting the world's largest and most powerful gas turbine to the test | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Having invested US$1 billion in its 500,000 bhp 9HA Harriet gas turbine, GE had to fork over another US$185 million to build a full-load test bed that can handle the grid-busting output of Harriet. SE

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Portland to generate electricity within its own water pipes

Portland to generate electricity within its own water pipes | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

There's a lot of water constantly moving through the municipal pipelines of most major cities. While the water itself is already destined for various uses, why not harness its flow to produce hydroelectric power. SE

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Intricate 3D printed ceramic bricks would cool homes with evaporation

Intricate 3D printed ceramic bricks would cool homes with evaporation | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Based on the age-old idea of evaporative cooling, these digitally fabricated bricks are designed to cool a building without the use of electricity. SE

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Experimental ESA Spaceplane's First Test Flight Was a Success (Updated)

Experimental ESA Spaceplane's First Test Flight Was a Success (Updated) | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Today the European Space Agency's test spaceplane went on a successful 100-minute, remotely-operated ride along the equator from Kourou, French Guiana to the Pacific Ocean, just west of the Galapagos islands. 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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Samsung SUHD 4K TV Prices Leaked: Revealed!

Samsung SUHD 4K TV Prices Leaked: Revealed! | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

It's the new TV that everyone's talking about. Let's face it: the Samsung SUHD 4K is one of the most eagerly anticipated televisions in recent memory. SE

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Olive oil ingredient leads cancer cells to their death

Olive oil ingredient leads cancer cells to their death | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

An ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil called oleocanthal has been known as a compound capable of killing a variety of human cancer cells, but only now have researchers uncovered how this process works. SE

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop takes a step closer to reality

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop takes a step closer to reality | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Elon Musk's Hyperloop is making actual progress, with a startup company, Hyperloop Technologies, raising $8.5 million and another $80 projected for later this year. SE

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Lithium-ion batteries inspired by snail shells could prove longer-lasting

Lithium-ion batteries inspired by snail shells could prove longer-lasting | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

In an ongoing effort to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries, scientists have looked to the techniques that snails use to control the growth of their shells. SE

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The Unconventional Guide to 10 Hidden Features of Galaxy Note 4

The Unconventional Guide to 10 Hidden Features of Galaxy Note 4 | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

I have learned several things I didn't know were possible, especially the s pen features. SE

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