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How the Anatomical Structure of the Brain Impacts Its Functioning

How the Anatomical Structure of the Brain Impacts Its Functioning | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

By simultaneously analyzing 1.6 billion connections within the brain, researchers have discovered how the architecture of the brain shapes its functioning. 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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A 14-year-old girl invented a cheap water purifying system that could help millions

A 14-year-old girl invented a cheap water purifying system that could help millions | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

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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

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Friends Who Are Unrelated Share A Surprising Amount Of DNA

Friends Who Are Unrelated Share A Surprising Amount Of DNA | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

They may share more than just their lunch. Fernando de Sousa via Wikimedia Commons You and your best friend have a lot in common: your favorite food, your taste in music, maybe your hometown. SE

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New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream

New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created a new high-temperature superconductor capable of trapping a magnetic field of 17.6 Tesla, improving on a record set over a decade ago. The advance is yet another step toward making superconductors viable for building effective large-scale smart electricity grids, maglev trains and flywheel energy storage. SE

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New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream

New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
A new high-temperature superconductor can trap a record magnetic field of 17.6 Tesla – an advance that could bring us closer to cheaper maglev and vacuum tr...
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The Holy Grail keeps getting closer. Superconductors are important right now even though they are full of hassles. This discovery is incremental but useful because of its ability to handle huge magnetic forces.  JB

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Sand boosts lithium-ion battery performance three-fold

Sand boosts lithium-ion battery performance three-fold | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Replacing the graphite in the batteries with quartz -- the primary component in sand -- could lead to electric car batteries that last three times longer. SE

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DARPA'S Turning to Bezos and Branson For Help Building Its Spaceplanes

DARPA'S Turning to Bezos and Branson For Help Building Its Spaceplanes | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
We've known about DARPA's plan to build a reusable, unmanned space plane for quite some time , but the agency just announced the companies that will help. Unsurprisingly, two feature famous billionaires who love space. SE
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Lights, camera, action: A closer look at the Keecker entertainment computer

Lights, camera, action: A closer look at the Keecker entertainment computer | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
French startup Keecker has developed a home entertainment computer capable of moving around on its own, and transforming any wall, door or ceiling into a huge projection screen. SE
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Layered paper 3D printers: Full colour, durable objects at a fraction of the cost

Layered paper 3D printers: Full colour, durable objects at a fraction of the cost | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Irish company Mcor's unique paper-based 3D printers make some very compelling arguments. For starters, instead of expensive plastics, they build objects out of cut-and-glued sheets of standard 80 GSM office paper. SE

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With 4K Ultra HD We're Entering an Era of Riveting and Immersible TV Viewing | 3D Smart LED TV

With 4K Ultra HD We're Entering an Era of Riveting and Immersible TV Viewing | 3D Smart LED TV | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
For a massive sporting event such as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, only the best will do, and this event is covered in 4K.
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Bio-Bots Powered By Real Muscle Can Walk On Command

Bio-Bots Powered By Real Muscle Can Walk On Command | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

University of Illinois engineers just showed off a new kind of robot that's half animal, half machine. More specifically, it's a tiny "bio-bot" that's powered by actual muscle but supported by 3D-printed hydro-gels. SE

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New Technology Helps Brain Signals Move Paralyzed Hand

New Technology Helps Brain Signals Move Paralyzed Hand | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

An innovative device sends brain signals directly to muscles, skipping over the spinal cord of the injured patient (New technology helps brain signals move paralyzed hand.
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Solar Wind Energy's Downdraft Tower generates its own wind all year round

Solar Wind Energy's Downdraft Tower generates its own wind all year round | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Maryland-based Solar Wind Energy, Inc. is looking to turn wind power on its head with the Solar Wind Downdraft Tower, which places turbines at the base of a tower and generates its own wind to turn them. SE

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Regularly exercising reduces risk of dementia by 40%

Regularly exercising reduces risk of dementia by 40% | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

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

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New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new technique that makes the nodes of a network much smarter and adaptable, leading to increased internet speed. SE

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Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Stem Cell Experiment

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Stem Cell Experiment | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Just a regular nose on somebody's face. David Goehring via Flickr CC 2.0 Eight years ago, doctors took nasal tissue samples and grafted them onto the spines of 20 quadriplegics. SE

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Battery powered trousers could have you walking on walls

Battery powered trousers could have you walking on walls | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A group of students at the University of Leicester in the UK have shown that it is theoretically possible to build a pair of battery-powered trousers which would allow the wearer to walk on walls or even the ceiling, if only for a short time...SE

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Norway's Turning Power Plant Emissions Into Fish Oil

Norway's Turning Power Plant Emissions Into Fish Oil | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

With millions of tons of carbon dioxide billowing into the atmosphere from our power plants, one possible solution to the pollution is carbon capture—sequestering the greenhouse gas before it ever leaves the plant. SE

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New Way to Regrow Human Corneas Could Help Overcome a Major Cause of Blindness

New Way to Regrow Human Corneas Could Help Overcome a Major Cause of Blindness | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Harvard-affiliated researchers have discovered a new way to regrow human corneas that could help researchers overcome a major cause of blindness. SE

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10 Gbps Li-Fi system shows wireless data transfer in a new light

10 Gbps Li-Fi system shows wireless data transfer in a new light | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
Light might be the preferred option for transmitting data over long distances via cables, but when it comes to short range wireless, radio waves rule in the form of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. SE
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Vegetarians live 20% longer, according to massive study

Vegetarians live 20% longer, according to massive study | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new study from Loma Linda University analyzed 73,000 people and came to the conclusions that vegetarians live much longer and cut greenhouse gas emissions considerably. SE

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Airplanes of the Future: Mid-Air 3D Printing, Real-Life Transformers

Airplanes of the Future: Mid-Air 3D Printing, Real-Life Transformers | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
BAE Systems has thrown a few wild ideas out there today, revealing what it thinks, hopes or possibly just imagines cutting-edge military aeroplanes may be like in the year 2040. SE
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This is the coolest demonstration of self-driving cars I’ve ever seen

Hyundai just released this insane self-driving demonstration to try to sell their vehicles: A group of stuntmen jump from the roof of moving cars leaving them on their own. SE

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Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing

Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn’t that it will only cost $2,000, or that Pepper is intended to babysit your kids and work the registers at retail stores. SE

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Watch a Paralyzed Man Move His Hand With the Power of Thought

Watch a Paralyzed Man Move His Hand With the Power of Thought | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man has moved his hand using his mind—and some pretty badass technology. The announcement came just days after a paralyzed woman kicked the first ball at the World Cup in Brazil with the help of an exoskeleton. SE
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Team of 3D-printing "Minibuilder" robots print large-scale structures on site

Team of 3D-printing "Minibuilder" robots print large-scale structures on site | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

3D printers are great at creating small objects – and some can even be pressed into doing larger things, such as cars – but a 3D printer able to print a full-sized house would have to be, well, bigger than a house. SE

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