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Flappy Bird developer “considering” bringing back video game - SiliconBeat

Flappy Bird developer “considering” bringing back video game - SiliconBeat | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it
IBNLive Flappy Bird developer “considering” bringing back video game SiliconBeat The maker of the wildly popular — and addicting — video game that caused widespead angst when it was yanked from app stores said in an interview with Rolling Stone...
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Look Inside.™: Mick Ebeling - YouTube

Look Inside.™: Mick Ebeling - YouTube | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it
This is the story of Not Impossible Labs founder Mick Ebeling. After reading about a boy named Daniel who lost both his arms during the civil war in South Su... (3D Printing as a healing power: technology that makes people happy!
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Dutch innovators debut wearable tech and more at the SXSW #DutchToday ... - Examiner.com

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One notable wearable technology innovation that drew attention this year, was a solar-powered outfit that can charge devices.
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SXSW 2014 News: Winning Startups Heavy on Wearables, Tracking Tech

SXSW 2014 News: Winning Startups Heavy on Wearables, Tracking Tech | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it
This year, South by Southwest Interactive - the tech expo that precedes the SXSW music and film festival in Austin, Texas - was just packed with startups vying for attention and funding as ever. Here's a rundown of the winners among the crowd.
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Finally a smartwatch that looks smart?

Finally a smartwatch that looks smart? | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it

Gábor Balogh is a freelance designer from Hungary who, like many of us, wants an attractive, watch-like watch that just happens to be smart. The difference between Balogh and the rest of us is he went ahead and designed an interface he believes could enable regular watch designs to include a full bevy of smart features.


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Wearable technology is not just a cool idea. It's no longer bulky and unappealing, it's sleak and it's fashionable.

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HighTechDad's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:08 AM

I agree that current smartwatches actually look ugly. Getting better, but these conceptual designs give me faith!

Jack Barfoot's curator insight, March 18, 2014 10:15 AM

Looks a good Idea but what are the flaws

Anuj Taya Ror's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:15 AM

This is one of the best article I found on internet. It explain that how can be a normal wrist-watch converted in a smart-watch. Which will have all the mobile computational power. This watch could have maps, internet, media and internet capabilities.

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3D-printed liver replica to help in transplant operations - NDTV

3D-printed liver replica to help in transplant operations - NDTV | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it
The 3D-printed liver replicas, made of transparent material threaded with coloured arteries and veins, could help surgeons prevent complications while performing liver transplants or removing tumours, a path-breaking research shows.

Till date, surgeons look at a magnetic resonance image (MRI) or a computed tomography (CT) scan to visualise the liver and plan the operation.

"We provide the surgeons with a physical model that is 100 percent identical to what they would encounter in surgery when they operate," Nizar Zein, chief of hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, was quoted as saying.

It takes away some of the potential surprises that would be found at the time of surgery.

To create the artificial liver, the researchers combined the MRI and CT scans that patients have already undergone and then recreated the 3D shape of the organ.

These models were anatomically accurate in terms of volume and location of vessels in the liver.

Using these models, the team created the 3D-printed organs using a transparent polymer, then dyed the main blood vessels and the bile ducts.

The researchers are now developing similar methods to guide complicated surgeries, such as hand and face transplants, and pancreatic tumour removals.

The new liver replica could also be used to train medical students in the techniques needed for surgery, Zein added in a study published in the journal Liver Transplantation.

Relevantly, a US company in January claimed to have developed the world's first multi-material full-colour 3D printer capable of making objects of hard, soft and flexible polymers.

The 3D printer developed by Stratasys features "triple-jetting" technology that combines droplets of three base materials, reducing the need for separate print runs and painting.


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Inge Bothma's curator insight, March 12, 2014 5:03 AM

WOW! So amazing

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Walking Again with 3D Printed Exoskeleton

Watch Amanda Boxtel walk again after years in a wheelchair using the 3D printed bionic exoskeleton by Ekso Bionics and 3D Systems.
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Todd Nickelson's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:32 PM

Being a paraplegic myself I find this an incredible tool.

David Farrow's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:29 AM

Technology has impacted all of our lives, for better and worst. But I think in the coming future, it is those that are handicap are about to experience  greatest shift in technology.

 

For a lot of us it is hard to imagine the feeling of not being able to walk, let alone the feeling to finally walk again. In this video we this become possible with the aid of a 3-D printed Exoskeleton  

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3D Printing Weapons

Follow Travis Lerol as he tests the Liberator, the world's first downloadable gun. We talk to Travis and Cody Wilson, the Liberator's creator, about the lega...
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An application for 3D prinitng, guns and guns part. It can be a potentially dangerous application for the technology.

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How smartphones killed video games | Metro News

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The video games industry is suffering its greatest ever threat: popularity. But how could the success of smartphones and tablets be a bad thing? At this point there's no reason to beat about the bush: smartphones have been ...
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Small UAV Market worth $582.2 Million by 2019 - ASDNews

Small UAV Market worth $582.2 Million by 2019 - ASDNews | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it
Increase in civil and military applications remains the driving factors for the global small UAV market. This report provides a market analysis of t.
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This article shows how quickly the market for UAV's is expanding. The more the market is worth the more people will invest in and create UAV's

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Patient has pioneering 3D face op

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A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.
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A man has recieved facial reconstruction surgery with the aid of a 3D printer.

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The War Video Game That We Need May Finally Be On Its Way - Kotaku

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The War Video Game That We Need May Finally Be On Its Way
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Video games about war are always about the people with guns or tanks or planes. They're about the people who put on a uniform and fight or the people who order them to do so.
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This video game intrigued me. I'm a fan of shooters and war simulators and I have never wondered about all the people I may be affecting. It will be very intersting to play as the innocent bystander in a war torn world.

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Banning Glass? Etiquette in an Age of Wearable Technology - Article 3

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Banning Glass? Etiquette in an Age of Wearable Technology Article 3 Now, as we start to see the first technologies moving beyond smartphones to wearables like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear, a new set of do's and don'ts are...
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With new technology new laws also have to be invented. This article explains why new laws and regulations need to take place when our accesories can record everything and averyone discreetly.

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▶ Baby Heart Patient Saved by 3D Printing - YouTube

Video Transcrip: Hospital officials at the Kosair Children's Hospital have stated that 3D printing was used to support an infant pediatric heart patient for the first time recently. Doctors operating on baby Rolande, a 14-month-old with heart defects studied a three dimensional replica of the child's heart to aid successful surgery outcomes. The infant's heart was riddled with defects before the surgery at the Hospital and his surgeon, Dr. Erle Austin, said that he had anticipated that the surgery would be tricky and thus sought a model that offered more detail than traditional 2D scans.

Dr. Austin's team contacted the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering, which used a 3D printer to create a polymer model of the heart to provide vital insight ahead of the planned surgery.

Once he had a model, it was clear what needed to be done and how he could do it. The Cardiothoracic surgeon was able to reduce exploratory incisions, reduce overall operating time and also even ensure that Roland would not require any sequential or consequential follow-up operations for this relatively high-risk surgery.

Roland, the son of Par Tha Sung and Sang Ceu Lian of Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.A., was born with heart problems that included a hole in his heart, as well as misaligned aorta and pulmonary arteries, which, if left untreated, would have been fatal.

The engineering team behind this wonderful application of 3D printing created the model and end-use 3D print in just 20 hours on a MakerBot Replicator 2X desktop 3D printer.

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3D priniting can be used to give surgeons and 3D perspective. 3D priniting was able to save a 14 month old child. Because of the various applications, 3D priniting could possibly be one of the  most importanat technologies of the 21st century.

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Jake Cumner's curator insight, March 10, 2014 6:24 AM

Reminded me of a blog I wrote less than 12 months ago.  At the time I priced 3d printers at between $20-50k each.  Just checked out prices again and they are down to  a reasonalbe price of $1299.

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3D printing gets closer to printing living human tissue - DigitalJournal.com

3D printing gets closer to printing living human tissue - DigitalJournal.com | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it

 

A new bioprinting method has created intricately patterned 3-D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels. Researchers are hopeful that printing living tissue will soon be possible. 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. With the new technology for creating cells and blood vessels, the scientists behind the project regard this as the foundational step toward creating 3D living tissue. Currently when scientists have tried to print layers of tissue, cells on the interior starve for oxygen and nutrients, and have no good way of removing carbon dioxide and other waste. So they suffocate and die. This new research has focused on tiny, thin-walled blood vessels that nourish the tissue and remove waste. Getting this right is key to creating living cells. In theory, the ability to form functional vascular networks in 3D tissues before they are implanted not only enables thicker tissues to be formed

 


Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/science/3d-printing-gets-closer-to-printing-living-human-tissue/article/375539#ixzz2vdcz4jWE


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How Drones Help Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

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Across the world, crafty mid-level mules are using small-fry UAV technology to airmail illegal drugs into the clink.
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In Melbourne Australia, UAV's were used to smuggle drugs into a prison. Apparently it is not the first reported incident of this occuring.

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This Eagle-Eyed Heron UAV Can See From Tel Aviv to Cyprus

This Eagle-Eyed Heron UAV Can See From Tel Aviv to Cyprus | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it
The Israeli Air Force has been utilizing UAVs ever since the IAI Scout first flew during the 1982 Lebanon War. Over the last 30 years, Israel's rickety Reagan-era drones have been steadily upgraded into a world-class ...
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Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world | Talk Video | TED

Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world | Talk Video | TED | Future Important Technologies | Scoop.it
Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
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This TED talk shows how video games can change the world for the better by teaching players important life lessons and values.

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Mount Edgecumbe prepares prototypes for UAV search and rescue ...

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SITKA, Alaska — The Mount Edgecumbe InvenTeam has prototypes and a pilot ready for their UAV search and rescue project, but the group still has some work to do before their invention makes its way into the equipment ...
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Using UAV's for search and rescue is a brillaint ideaand can save manpower.

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