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Technological Ecosystems of the Future - from Joel Barker (JB) and Scott Erickson (SE)
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A First Look At Google Glass's Apps: New York Times, Evernote, And More

A First Look At Google Glass's Apps: New York Times, Evernote, And More | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Google Glasses We just saw a concept video of Google's crazy augmented-reality glasses in action this week. Here's what they look like on a human! SE

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Gigabot 3D Printer – who says good things come in small packages?

Gigabot 3D Printer – who says good things come in small packages? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The list of personal 3D printers got bigger today with the successful launch of re:3D's Gigabot on Kickstarter, which raised more than US$40,000 in a couple of days. SE

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3D printing getting bigger.

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The SpaceX Grasshopper reusable rocket in action

The SpaceX Grasshopper reusable rocket in action | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

The latest test of the SpaceX reusable Grasshopper rocket has been presented by CEO Elon Musk at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. It shows the rocket, capable of both vertical takeoff and landing, reaching its greatest height yet...SE

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3-D-Printed Implant Replaces 75 Percent Of Man's Skull

3-D-Printed Implant Replaces 75 Percent Of Man's Skull | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Sketched Skull Oxford Performance MaterialsHow long until we can successfully 3-D print a whole human? The rise of 3-D printing has turned body parts into a custom order. 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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Carl Sagan would love SpaceX's Grasshopper

Carl Sagan would love SpaceX's Grasshopper | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

As the Russian meteor recently reminded us, Earth is not immune from space rock. Thankfully impacts are rare, and big impacts even rarer, but as Carl Sagan so eloquently put it, we can't keep whistling in the dark forever. SE

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The Master Memories of Savants

The Master Memories of Savants | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Pure Genius Paul Lachine and Graham MurdochWhether people acquire savant syndrome or are born with it, they exhibit a range of astounding skills. Most share one common thread: tremendous memory. SE

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Zero energy home uses 40,000 recycled plastic bottles for insulation

Zero energy home uses 40,000 recycled plastic bottles for insulation | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Italian architectural firm Traverso-Vighy and the Department of Physics at the University of Padua have teamed up to create an innovative zero-energy home dubbed “Tvzeb.” Located in the woodlands a few kilometers from the historic center of...SE

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Is This Google's First Third Party App for Glass?

Is This Google's First Third Party App for Glass? | Five Regions of the Future | Scoop.it

Yesterday the NewScientist put out a report that Google was funding the development of an app called InSight for Glass, which would recognize people based on their clothing and not their actual faces. 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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