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Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (SE)
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New Worldwide Network Lets Robots Ask Each Other Questions When They Get Confused

New Worldwide Network Lets Robots Ask Each Other Questions When They Get Confused | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Making the Sausage Rosie the robot waits for the sausages to be cooked before taking them out of the water and serving them. TUMRapyuta, the cloud for robots, is now online. Robbie the robot is intimidated by breakfast. SE

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The robot cloud has been turned on .... hello, skynet calling, how do you .... SE

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars

It's hard to tell which Google project the world is more excited about--Google Glass(es) or Google's self-driving cars--but this frequent car-driver, anyway, can't wait for the latter. SE

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Google keeps testing the computer controlled cars with impressive results. SE

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Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease And Stroke

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease And Stroke | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

[Source: Wikipedia]Forget the Weight Watchers, forget Atkin’s, because apparently one community that’s already living it up with warm-watered, picturesque beaches has got healthy cuisine figured out. SE

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Mind-reading technology: Scientists create 'telepathic' connection

Researchers from Duke University discover that rats are able to correct decisions using information passed via electrodes implanted in their brain SE

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Study Shows Graphene is Highly Efficient in Converting Light to Electricity

Study Shows Graphene is Highly Efficient in Converting Light to Electricity | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A newly published study shows that graphene is highly efficient in converting light to electricity, demonstrating that graphene is able to convert a single photon that it absorbs into multiple hot electrons, and that the higher photon’s energy, the...SE

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Stories of magical graphene continue.

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Silicon nanoparticles used to create a super-performing battery

Silicon nanoparticles used to create a super-performing battery | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
Scientists have used etched silicon nanoparticles to create a lithium-ion battery that can hold three times as much energy as regular li-ions, and that can ...
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Batteries are the key to green energy. This could be the breakthrough.

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Packing Up A Solar-Powered Plane That Will Fly Across America [Video]

Packing Up A Solar-Powered Plane That Will Fly Across America [Video] | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Solar Impulse wants to go coast to coast, day and night.
Planes usually eat up a lot of fuel, but one team is trying to make a long flight without any fuel at all. SE

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Human brain found to have unique brain structures from other primates

Human brain found to have unique brain structures from other primates | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Humans were granted with an evolutionary edge that differentiated us from other primates and may have helped us become the dominant species on planet Earth. SE

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Scientists use 3D printer and cartilage cells to create artificial ears

Scientists use 3D printer and cartilage cells to create artificial ears | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

When a child is born with the congenital deformity known as microtia, they have an underdeveloped external ear – also known as the pinna. SE

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Is The Secret To Better Adhesives Inside A Remora's Head?

Is The Secret To Better Adhesives Inside A Remora's Head? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Stuck On You Tibor Marcinek via Wikimedia CommonsThese little suckers could inspire a new superglue. SE

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Data 'to overtake voice' by 2018

Data 'to overtake voice' by 2018 | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The body that represents the mobile industry predicts operators will make more money from data than from voice by 2018. SE

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The trend continues. SE

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Star Trek holodeck-like imaging offers a whole new perspective on virtual reality

Star Trek holodeck-like imaging offers a whole new perspective on virtual reality | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Computer scientists at University of Illinois at Chicago have created what can only be described as a real-life Star Trek holodeck. SE

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Getting closer to StarTrek. SE

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Simple ceramic tablet disinfects drinking water

Simple ceramic tablet disinfects drinking water | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The new water purification tablet made in South Africa is a low-cost, effective, drinking water solution for the developing world. SE

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3D printing revolutionizing how we think of shapes

3D printing revolutionizing how we think of shapes | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The new technology is allowing designers to be more intricate than ever in how they think of, and build, objects. SE

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3D printing marches on. SE

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A Graphene Antenna Could Give Us Wireless Terabit Uploads in One Second

A Graphene Antenna Could Give Us Wireless Terabit Uploads in One Second | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Wireless uploads of big files take for-ev-er. But researchers at Georgia Tech University have plans for an antenna made of crazy thin graphene that would let you transfer a whole terabit of data in just one second. SE

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Oh my .... the products made of graphene keep coming. SE

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4D printed objects 'make themselves'

4D printed objects 'make themselves' | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A 4D printing process is demoed at TED which could herald an age of self-assembled objects say experts. SE

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From 3D  printing to 4D printing....SE

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Wireless charging of electric buses to be put to real world test in Germany

Wireless charging of electric buses to be put to real world test in Germany | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Regional German transport operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) is set to carry out a pilot project to test the viability of wireless inductive charging technology of electric buses. SE

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New Spin Technique Moves Quantum Computers a Step Closer

New Spin Technique Moves Quantum Computers a Step Closer | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and Delft University of Technology have developed a new method for controlling the coherence of quantum bits, moving a step closer to creating the first viable high-speed quantum computer. SE

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Skyflash: Jetman-like wings designed to allow ground take off - Images

Skyflash: Jetman-like wings designed to allow ground take off - Images | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
The Skyflash one-man, jet-propelled wing undergoes testing
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From dream to prototype. Wait until they apply advanced materials!

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7 Ways Sitting Will Kill You

7 Ways Sitting Will Kill You | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Get Up, Stand Up DreamstimeLet's count the ways. This is the one piece of bad news you shouldn't sit down for: Sitting for hours on end, every day, is bad for your health. Sitting at work is bad for you. SE

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I'm sitting here reading this ... SE

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Graphene can multiply light, demonstrating new immense energy potential

Graphene can multiply light, demonstrating new immense energy potential | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

We’ve never shun away from praising the almost miraculous properties of graphene, the wonder material set to become even more paradigm shifting than plastic. SE

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Millionaire planes private trip to Mars within five years

Millionaire planes private trip to Mars within five years | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Millionaire Dennis Tito, 72, is widely known as the first private citizen to fly into space in 2001. But being the entrepreneurial spirit he is, he wants to go even further  - he plans to send two astronauts to Mars in 2018. SE

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Future Asteroids Could Be Deflected With Nothing But Space-Graffiti

Future Asteroids Could Be Deflected With Nothing But Space-Graffiti | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Our planet's recent close call with one asteroid, and direct visit from another has definitely made it seem important to consider how to avoid the pesky things in the future. SE

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New Google Glass features unveiled

New Google Glass features unveiled | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Google reveals more details about its smart glasses project and invites "creative individuals" to try out the device. SE

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This Retinal Implant Has Given Sight to Nine Blind People

This Retinal Implant Has Given Sight to Nine Blind People | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A man walks out of a restaurant into the night and sees street lights and brightly lit shop windows. He's so thrilled by the spectacle that he stands there for 10 minutes, just looking. SE

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