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Researchers Discover Natural 3D Counterpart to Graphene

Researchers Discover Natural 3D Counterpart to Graphene | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A team of researchers has discovered that sodium bismuthate can exist as a form of quantum matter called a three-dimensional topological Dirac semi-metal (3DTDS), a natural three-dimensional counterpart to graphene with similar or even better...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

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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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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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Huge wind farm will help not harm rare birds, says Supreme Court

Huge wind farm will help not harm rare birds, says Supreme Court | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new 370MW onshore wind farm, slated to be "the world's most productive", gets the go ahead. A court ruling suggests it will even help rare bird species. SE

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Flexible graphene-based LED clears the way for flexible displays

Flexible graphene-based LED clears the way for flexible displays | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Manchester and University of Sheffield have developed a new prototype semi-transparent, graphene-based LED device that could form the basis of flexible screens for use in the next-generation of mobile phones, tablets and televisions. The incredibly thin display was created using sandwiched "heterostructures", is only 10-40 atoms thick and emits a sheet of light across its entire surface. SE

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Amazing graphite does it again. SE

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NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works | ExtremeTech

NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works | ExtremeTech | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

NASA didn't set out to confirm the feasibility of a seemingly impossible fuel-less thruster design, but it seems they did exactly that. JB

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Can't wait for the follow-up to confirm and not. Remember when radio would have been considered magic. This could be in the same category.  JB

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Scientists discover a "mini-brain" in spinal cord that helps keep us balanced

Scientists discover a "mini-brain" in spinal cord that helps keep us balanced | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it


Keeping ourselves upright is something most of us shouldn't need to think a whole lot about, given we've been doing it almost our entire lives. SE

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Telomere-lengthening procedure turns clock back years in human cells

Telomere-lengthening procedure turns clock back years in human cells | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Scientists have developed a new procedure to increase the length of human telomeres. This increases the number of times cells are able to divide, which may point the way to treating various age-related diseases, SE

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This would be a paradigm shifting discovery. It is definitely an area to follow closely. 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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New flow cell-powered Quant F supercar promises 1,000 hp, 500 miles of range

New flow cell-powered Quant F supercar promises 1,000 hp, 500 miles of range | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Nunzio La Vecchia is back, baby! And at this year's Geneva Motor Show, he's pitching an even more extraordinary, updated version of his flow cell supercar, the Nanoflowcell Quant F. SE

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DARPA's ALASA space launch system would turn airports into spaceports

DARPA's ALASA space launch system would turn airports into spaceports | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program is developing a system to launch small satellites into low-Earth orbit using an expendable rocket dropped from a conventional aircraft. SE

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Graphite Foam Could Harness Energy from Temperature Gradient in Oceans

Graphite Foam Could Harness Energy from Temperature Gradient in Oceans | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) think that they could use graphite foam to harness energy from the temperature gradient in tropical waters, where the difference between surface and bottom varies as much as 70 to 80 degrees. JB

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Wouldn't it be great to reduce the heat in the upper ocean b converting some of it to electricity?  JB

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5 amazing wearable health devices that will change lives | Orange Business Services

5 amazing wearable health devices that will change lives | Orange Business Services | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

We show you five solutions that show how wearable devices are already helping people stay healthy. SE


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Carbon Nanoballs Can Transform the Renewable Energy Supply

Carbon Nanoballs Can Transform the Renewable Energy Supply | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized carbon balls are added. SE

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This would change the cost curve of renewable energy. SE

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Microsoft HoloLens: An AR headset that makes you see 3D holograms in your living room

Microsoft HoloLens: An AR headset that makes you see 3D holograms in your living room | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

With virtual reality capturing imaginations during the last couple of years, it's easy to forget about augmented reality. But here it is. SE

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