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Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (SE)
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Futurity.org – Cooling panels send sun’s heat back to space

Futurity.org – Cooling panels send sun’s heat back to space | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
Research news from leading universities
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A perfect example of Limits Tech. How quickly can it be commerciallized? The market is enormous and the results could quickly change the global warming situation. JB

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German Village produces 3 times more energy than it needs, sets an example for others

German Village produces 3 times more energy than it needs, sets an example for others | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise that Germany is just giving lessons in terms of managing renewable energy sources – year after year, the country features more and more cities and now, even villages, which harness most of their energy from renewable sources. SE

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Honda begins leasing Walking Assist Exoskeleton

Honda begins leasing Walking Assist Exoskeleton | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Practical exoskeletons have moved considerably closer to everyday use with the news that Honda has begun leasing 100 of its Walking Assist Devices to hospitals in Japan so that it can monitor and validate their usefulness in the real world. SE

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Five stroke victims showing improvement following pioneering stem cell therapy

Scientists injected stem cells into the damaged parts of their brains in the hope they would “kick-start” the body’s repair processes. SE

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Solar-powered ship beats its own trans-Atlantic speed record

Solar-powered ship beats its own trans-Atlantic speed record | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

With its previous circumnavigation of the planet, it had already set the record for longest distance traveled by a purely solar-powered boat. SE

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3D Printed Airway Splint Saves Baby’s Life

3D Printed Airway Splint Saves Baby’s Life | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A new study details how medical professionals from the University of Michigan were able to save a baby’s life by restoring his breathing using a 3D printed airway splint. SE

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Scientists Able To Slow Aging In Mice By Modifying The Brain’s Hypothalamus

Scientists Able To Slow Aging In Mice By Modifying The Brain’s Hypothalamus | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

When we age, all parts of our body deteriorate over time. But while aging as a whole might be an accumulation of disparate processes, scientists have long wondered if it might be controlled by some central location in the body. SE

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UGE replaces 4K wind turbine with mysterious mid-range VisionAIR

UGE replaces 4K wind turbine with mysterious mid-range VisionAIR | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Urban Green Energy (UGE) recently unveiled its newest vertical-axis wind turbine, the VisionAIR, as part of an installation at the Beijing International Garden Expo. SE

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Protein that can stop diabetes in its tracks identified

Protein that can stop diabetes in its tracks identified | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Scientists have successfully identified an immune protein which has the possibility to stop or even revert development of type 1 diabetes in its early stages – that is, before insulin producing cells have been destroyed. SE

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This Printer Spits Out 10 Meters of Solar Panel Every Minute

This Printer Spits Out 10 Meters of Solar Panel Every Minute | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Australia is on the cusp of a solar energy revolution. First, a recent study suggests that the country could power its entire national domestic infrastructure using only solar (while slashing the price of home electricity by 70 percent). SE

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Upcycle House: Lendager Architects Building $175,000 Home Entirely from Recycled Materials in Denmark

Upcycle House: Lendager Architects Building $175,000 Home Entirely from Recycled Materials in Denmark | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it
Lendager Architects is currently constructing an affordable and sustainable home made completely out of recycled and upcycled materials.
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Obviously, Limits Tech because of the resource recycling.

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Dentists Study Alligators To Figure Out How Humans Could Regrow Teeth

Dentists Study Alligators To Figure Out How Humans Could Regrow Teeth | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Once your adult teeth come in, that's all you've got to work with. Knock one out, or lose a few to decay, and you'll have to get dentures. American alligators have 80 teeth, each of which they replace about once a year. Over their long lives, an alligator may regenerate something on the order of 4,000 teeth. So a team of researchers from the U.S., China and Taiwan performed a detailed study of alligator teeth to learn their secret. SE

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Hydrogel keeps implants from being rejected – in mice

Hydrogel keeps implants from being rejected – in mice | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

No matter what sort of wondrous implantable medical devices are created, they’re not going to do anyone much good if the recipient's body simply rejects them. With that in mind, scientists at the University of Washington have developed a synthetic biomaterial that they claim is “exceptional” at keeping implanted materials from being attacked by the immune system. SE

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New method traps CO2, rends clean hydrogen and might de-acidify world’s oceans

New method traps CO2, rends clean hydrogen and might de-acidify world’s oceans | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Hydrogen fuel has been eyeballed by scientists, as well as governments and energy corporations, for many years now as a potential alternative fuel source because of its incredibly high energy. SE

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Study Shows Changing Gut Bacteria Through Diet Affects Brain Function

Study Shows Changing Gut Bacteria Through Diet Affects Brain Function | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

A newly published study found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function in many areas, including those involved in sensory processing. SE

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Researcher finds new immune system in mucus

Researcher finds new immune system in mucus | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Think about mucus – what comes to mind? It’s slimy, it’s gross, no one really likes it, right? SE

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Solar plane sets off again across US

Solar plane sets off again across US | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The Solar Impulse plane, which holds records including the longest manned zero-fuel flight, sets off on the second leg of a bid to cross the US. SE

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Drugs shown to stop and even reverse Alzheimer's in mice

Drugs shown to stop and even reverse Alzheimer's in mice | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Although no one is announcing a cure for Alzheimer’s disease just yet, research recently conducted at the University of Southern California does at least offer a glimmer of hope. SE

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NASA Inspects Ion Engine Prototype For Asteroid-Hauling Rocket

NASA Inspects Ion Engine Prototype For Asteroid-Hauling Rocket | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Ion Propulsion Thruster An ion propulsion thruster, developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, that's being considered for NASA's Asteroid Retrieval Initiative. This thruster uses xenon ions. SE

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NASA Invests In 3-D Food Printer For Mars Missions

NASA Invests In 3-D Food Printer For Mars Missions | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Pizza From Tokyo The 3-D-printed stuff probably won't look this good. Haseo Making pizza out of insect meal, instantly It would take a lot of food to get astronauts to Mars, but what if they could get whatever they wanted at the push of a button? SE

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The Real-Life, $150 Star Trek Tricorder Is One Step Closer To Reality

The Real-Life, $150 Star Trek Tricorder Is One Step Closer To Reality | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Late last year we told you about Scanadu and its real-life tricorder, called the SCOUT. SE

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NASA's Next 3D Printing Frontier Is... Pizza?

NASA's Next 3D Printing Frontier Is... Pizza? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Forget guns, here’s a 3D printing development that can’t be overhyped and pretty much anyone with the munchies can get behind. SE

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Thin-film solar cells could become more efficient – thanks to moths' eyes

Thin-film solar cells could become more efficient – thanks to moths' eyes | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Because moths need to use every little bit of light available in order to see in the dark, their eyes are highly non-reflective. This quality has been copied in a film that can be applied to solar cells, which helps keep sunlight from being reflecting off of them before it can be utilized. Now, a new moth eye-inspired film may further help solar cells become more efficient. SE

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Chats with mom may keep students healthy

Chats with mom may keep students healthy | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

PENN STATE (US) — College students eat better and get more exercise on days when they communicate more with their parents, according to researchers. SE

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A Human Stem Cell Has Been Cloned For the First Time

A Human Stem Cell Has Been Cloned For the First Time | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Almost two decades ago, scientists succeeded in cloning Dolly the sheep. Now, the same process has been allowed scientists to clone embryonic stem cells from fetal human skin cells for the very first time. SE

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