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Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (SE)
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Tri-Fold Touchscreen OLED Could Give You Way More Smartphone Real Estate

Tri-Fold Touchscreen OLED Could Give You Way More Smartphone Real Estate | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

In addition to satellites and computers smaller than a giant room, Arthur C. Clarke also predicted mobile touchscreen devices that could be crumpled up like a handkerchief and stuffed in a pocket. It's here. SE

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Dietary Cocoa Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline in Older Adults

Dietary Cocoa Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline in Older Adults | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new study from Columbia University Medical Center shows that dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline in healthy older adults. SE

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3D printed chain lifts car -- HP Multi Jet Fusion™ Technology

Watch as a 1/4 lb 3D printed chain link, created using new HP Multi Jet Fusion™ Technology, lifts a car straight off the ground! Learn more about HP Multi Jet Fusion™ SE

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Converting skin cells directly into brain cells advances fight against Huntington's disease

Converting skin cells directly into brain cells advances fight against Huntington's disease | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Few diseases are as terrifying as Huntington's, an inherited genetic disorder that gradually saps away at sufferers' muscle control and cognitive capacity until they die (usually some 20 or so years after initial symptoms). SE

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Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Help Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Help Paralyzed Man Walk Again | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

David Nicholls (left) and his son Dan, who is paralyzed. The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation provided funding for the research. SE

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3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery

3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

In today's installment of "How 3D Printing is Changing Healthcare Forever," a Massachusetts-based medical device company is forging new ground in knee replacement surgery. SE

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Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects

Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Laser physicists at the Australian National University have made a tiny portion of science fiction a partial reality with a long-distance optical tractor be...SE

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Hybrid Semiconductors might Smash PV Efficiency through the Roof

Hybrid Semiconductors might Smash PV Efficiency through the Roof | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A team at University of Cambridge have harvested so-called ‘dark’ spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, a breakthrough achievement which could vastly improve the efficiency of hybrid solar cells that use both organic and inorganic...SE

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Are Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction?

Are Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

New study finds that west-facing panels are far superior for cutting peak demand. SE

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Counter intuitive? That's why it took so long to discover. SE

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Scientists Who Discovered the Brain's Natural GPS Won the Nobel Prize

Scientists Who Discovered the Brain's Natural GPS Won the Nobel Prize | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

When you walk around a space, certain cells in your brain are quietly mapping out a grid so that you can easily navigate the space. It's a lot like GPS. We know this thanks to three scientists who just won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. SE

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Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb and store oxygen in such high concentrations that just one bucketful is enough to remove all of the oxygen in a room. The substance is also able to release the stored oxygen in a controlled manner when it is needed, so just a few grains could replace the need for divers to carry bulky scuba tanks. SE

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Virgin Galactic wants to fly you from L.A. to Tokyo in one hour, through space

Virgin Galactic wants to fly you from L.A. to Tokyo in one hour, through space | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Image: Spaceport BerlinWe’ve written a lot about Richard Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic. After working on the first commercial spaceport and helping NASA fly into orbit, now, they want to revolutionize commercial air flights. SE

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This 3-D Printed Robot Could Secure the Ports Of The Future

This 3-D Printed Robot Could Secure the Ports Of The Future | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Transport by sea has been a favorite of smugglers for centuries - it's hard to patrol an entire coastline, and it's easier to move a ton of stuff by sea than by land. SE

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Laser-propulsion could give space rockets a serious boost

Laser-propulsion could give space rockets a serious boost | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Russian scientists have proposed a novel way to accelerate a spaceship while in flight – firing a ground-based laser up its backside. SE

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Service Robots Will Now Assist Customers at Lowe’s Store

Service Robots Will Now Assist Customers at Lowe’s Store | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Most folks don’t interact with robots in their daily lives, so unless you work in a factory, the tech can seem remote. But if you’re a San Jose local? Welcome to the future. SE

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How big data is helping farmers save millions

How big data is helping farmers save millions | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Data scientists in Colombia have have developed a computer model that can work out what crops work best under specific weather conditions. SE

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How SpaceX Became a Major Player in the U.S. Space Industry

How SpaceX Became a Major Player in the U.S. Space Industry | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it


Hello, and welcome to another weekend installment of Reading List where we show off some of the great science and tech reads you might have missed (while continually reading gizmodo dot com, of course). SE

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Top secret X-37B spaceplane breaks orbital endurance record

Top secret X-37B spaceplane breaks orbital endurance record | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A secret mission came to a public end as the US Air Force’s top secret X-37B unmanned spaceplane landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SE

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Wasp's 3D printers produce low-cost houses made from mud

Wasp's 3D printers produce low-cost houses made from mud | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A need to address a lack of housing for the globe's growing population has turned up some eye-catching efforts, blending creative architecture with new, sustainable technologies. SE

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Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA

Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. SE

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Rooftop Solar Panels Are Almost All Facing the Wrong Direction

Rooftop Solar Panels Are Almost All Facing the Wrong Direction | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

If you're thinking that solar panels face south to capture the most sunlight and thus the most energy, then you'd be absolutely correct. Yet, solar experts are saying that rooftop panels should be installed facing west. This surprising turn can be explained by quirks in our electrical grid. SE

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Curved LED TV: One of The Reason To Reduce Glare

Curved LED TV: One of The Reason To Reduce Glare | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Curved LED TV glare is an interesting topic and something that’s fairly new to the world. Essentially, one of the purposes of having a curved LED is to reduce glare. The way this works is that some...SE

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Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us?

Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A physics-based, “atavistic” model posits that cancer is a “safe mode” for stressed cells and suggests that oxygen and immunotherapy are the best ways to beat the disease. SE

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What really causes aging? Study suggests “parasitic DNA fragments”

What really causes aging? Study suggests “parasitic DNA fragments” | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Most organisms, including humans, have parasitic DNA fragments called ‘jumping genes’ that insert themselves into DNA molecules, disrupting genetic instructions in the process. SE

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Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

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If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. SE

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