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Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (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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Custom 30 Foot House: The (not so) tiny towable home

Custom 30 Foot House: The (not so) tiny towable home | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

For those who like the thought of living in a compact space but don't want to get too cramped, the Custom 30 Foot House by Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses may be of interest. SE

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Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing

Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The ability of 3D printing to produce customized implants tailored to a patient's anatomy has opened up many possibilities in medicine, with 2014 turning up one world-first surgery after another.  SE

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New ultrasound research creates holographic objects that can be seen and felt

New ultrasound research creates holographic objects that can be seen and felt | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new technique being developed by researchers at the University of Bristol promises to revolutionize haptic feedback technology by using projected ultrasound to directly create floating, 3D shapes you can feel. SE

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Researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity

Researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

MIT researchers claim to have discovered a new universal law for superconductors that, if proved accurate, will bring the physics of superconductors in line with other universal laws and may help  SE.

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10 Technology Trends in 2015 from IEEE

10 Technology Trends in 2015 from IEEE | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

IEEE, a professional association for engineers in multiple industries including healthcare, offers 10 predictions for the top technology trends during 2015. SE

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Always of interest. Check out security and privacy. SE

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A new way to harvest solar energy using metal nanoparticles and plasmon resonance

A new way to harvest solar energy using metal nanoparticles and plasmon resonance | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Solar cell technology has improved dramatically over the past couple of year, yet it will be a long time before multi-junction cells – then kind that can reach efficiency well over 40% – will become affordable to small home owners. SE

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Safe laser treats macular degeneration

Safe laser treats macular degeneration | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new, low energy laser safely treats patients with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) without damaging the retina. SE

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Prototype electric car made with a 3D printer

Prototype electric car made with a 3D printer | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

It looks like Local Motors is getting some company in the 3D-printed car arena. SE

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LiquidPiston unveils X Mini engine

LiquidPiston unveils X Mini engine | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Back in 2012, Gizmag looked at LiquidPiston’s X2 rotary engine. The compact, low-vibration, high-efficiency 70 bhp and 40 bhp compression ignition engine was something of a sensation. SE

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People trained to experience an overlap in senses also receive IQ boost

People trained to experience an overlap in senses also receive IQ boost | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Tasting lemons when they see a number seven, regarding a certain letter as being yellow in color. Not a great deal is known about why some people experience an overlapping of the senses, a phenomena known as synesthesia. But a new study conducted at the University of Sussex has suggested that specific training of the mind can induce the effects of the condition. The study even suggests that such training can boost a person's IQ. SE

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All aboard: Japan's maglev train hits 500 km/h

All aboard: Japan's maglev train hits 500 km/h | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The Central Japan Railway Company has whisked passengers along a section of track at up to 500 km/h (311 mph) during testing of the Shinkansen maglev train. The BBC reports that one hundred wide-eyed train enthusiasts were onboard the train's first manned voyage, with trials to continue over eight days. SE

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Headshot: Action video games found to improve brain's capacity to learn

Headshot: Action video games found to improve brain's capacity to learn | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers in brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester were exploring the ability of the brain to predict what is about to happen, something they call "templates of the world." This might refer to a turn in a conversation, anticipating road traffic or more complicated tasks like performing surgery. Led by professor Daphne Bavelier, the team sought to compare the visual performance of those who play action video games and those who don't. It found that the action-gamers performed at a higher level, with their brains using a better template for the job at hand. 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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Ghost Drone follows its user, and is controlled via their phone

Ghost Drone follows its user, and is controlled via their phone | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Chinese/American company Ehang is currently raising production funds for its GoPro-toting Ghost Drone. Developed in partnership with Duke University, the quadcopter able to track and follow the user. SE

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US Navy successfully deploys laser weapon

US Navy successfully deploys laser weapon | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The laser goes from the weapon of tomorrow to the weapon of today as the US Navy announces the completion of its successful deployment of the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Laser Weapon System. SE

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New navigation module to help future freighters act as their own sails

New navigation module to help future freighters act as their own sails | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Researchers the Fraunhofer Institute's Center for Maritime Logistics and Services have developed an algorithm designed to optimize the use of wind power in the hybrid merchant shipping vessel. SE

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Lensless space telescope could be 1,000 times stronger than Hubble

Lensless space telescope could be 1,000 times stronger than Hubble | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The Hubble space telescope has given us decades of incredible images, but it's reaching the end of its service life and the question is, what will come after? SE

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Samsung Smart Televisions: In Line With The Future

Samsung Smart Televisions: In Line With The Future | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Get a cutting edge TV with web browsing, apps, and streaming video brought to you by Samsung Smart TV. SE

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WaveNET – the floating, flexible wave energy generator

WaveNET – the floating, flexible wave energy generator | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Scotland's Albatern is putting a modular spin on renewable energy generation. WaveNET is a scalable array of floating Squid generator units that convert wave motion to electricity. SE

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New kind of plastic recycles itself when exposed to UV light

New kind of plastic recycles itself when exposed to UV light | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

In 2012, the United States generated almost 14 million tons of plastics as containers and packaging, about 11 million tons as durable goods such as appliances, and almost 7 million tons as nondurable goods, such as plates and cups. SE

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Genetic probe flares cancer directly in the blood stream

Genetic probe flares cancer directly in the blood stream | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The Nanoflare technology uses a genetic-based approach to detect and image live cancer cells present in the blood stream, well before these had a chance to develop into a tumor. SE

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New type of silicon could find use in solar cells and LEDs

New type of silicon could find use in solar cells and LEDs | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

You probably wouldn't be reading this if it weren't for silicon. SE

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Floating off-grid greenhouse can feed two families

Floating off-grid greenhouse can feed two families | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Italian design office Studiomobile has teamed up with the University of Florence's Professor Stefano Mancuso, who is the director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology, to produce a prototype floating greenhouse in a bid to improve food security in areas with little arable land. The Jellyfish Barge operates off-grid and produces its own clean water via an onboard system of solar distillation. SE

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BSXinsight lactate threshold sensor lets athletes know how far to push themselves

BSXinsight lactate threshold sensor lets athletes know how far to push themselves | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Billed as being the world's first wearable lactate threshold sensor, the BSXinsight is made to let athletes know how close they're getting to the edge. SE

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