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The birth control debate is really about fear of the entire future | World Future Society

The birth control debate is really about fear of the entire future | World Future Society | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

instead of some place more fun, such as IraqAmerica is deep in the throes of its presidential campaign season, never a time noted for its celebration of reasonable proposals, respectful counter-arguments, or civilized exchange between adults. But in the past few weeks, the United States has been the host to a national debate so bizarre you would have thought it was perhaps all a Saturday Night Live skit destined to go viral on YouTube.

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Finding solutions to Achilles' heel of renewable energy: intermittency

Finding solutions to Achilles' heel of renewable energy: intermittency | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

(PhysOrg.com) -- William F. Pickard introduces the February 2012 special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE by quoting the Bible: “The wind bloweth where it listeth.” ...

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Future Economy, Health, Life Expectancy, Pharmaceutical Industry - Keynote Speaker

http://www.globalchange.com Future of health care, global economic crisis, economic forecasts, future of European Union and Euro crisis.

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Bridgelux-Chevron deal brings LED streetlights to cities

Bridgelux-Chevron deal brings LED streetlights to cities | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Two municipalities in California will get efficient, long-lasting LED streetlights and pay for the installation through energy and maintenance savings. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
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Hands-On: Windows 8 Brings Tablet-Style Simplicity To The Desktop | Popular Science

Hands-On: Windows 8 Brings Tablet-Style Simplicity To The Desktop | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Windows 8 might be a gamechanger for tablets, but it's designed for desktops too. How does it fare with a keyboard and mouse?
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Control dangerous AI before it controls us, one expert says

Control dangerous AI before it controls us, one expert says | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Super-intelligent computers or robots have threatened humanity's existence more than once in science fiction.
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Ted Launches Initiative To Shape Cities Of The Future - Innovation and Innovators - Portfolio.com

Ted Launches Initiative To Shape Cities Of The Future - Innovation and Innovators - Portfolio.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
TED, the nonprofit that brings together thinkers and entrepreneurs, has announced that its prestigious annual prize will be used to help build the City 2.0...
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Applied Sciences Group: Interactive Displays: Behind the Screen Overlay Interactions

Behind the Screen Overlay Interactions: Behind-the-screen interaction with a transparent OLED with view-dependent, depth-corrected gaze.

 

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IBM Busts Record for ‘Superconducting’ Quantum Computer

IBM Busts Record for ‘Superconducting’ Quantum Computer | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Today's quantum computers are no more than experiments. Researchers can string together a handful of quantum bits -- seemingly magical bits ...
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Massive Asteroid to Hit Earth in 2040? : Discovery News

Massive Asteroid to Hit Earth in 2040? : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Asteroid 2011 AG5 could pose a threat to our planet in 28 years, but we have time to do something about it.
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Startram - a ultra-low cost space launch system based on existing maglev technology and basic physical laws

Startram - a ultra-low cost space launch system based on existing maglev technology and basic physical laws | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
This site describes Startram, a ultra-low cost space launch system based on existing maglev technology and basic physical laws. We hope that Startram will be developed as an international project for the benefit of all mankind.
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Electrical circuits talk to single atoms

Electrical circuits talk to single atoms | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- If a practical quantum computer is ever to be realized, conventional electronic devices will have to interface with the delicate quantum systems such as atoms or ions in traps or wisps of magnetism near superconducting sensors.
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TechCrunch | With $1.2M Of Seed Funding, A SoMoLo App For Augmented Reality Fans: Wallit

TechCrunch | With $1.2M Of Seed Funding, A SoMoLo App For Augmented Reality Fans: Wallit | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
From Foursquare to Pinwheel and Highlight and many, many more besides, we've seen a lot of apps created for users to share location, information and pictures with friends and like-minded people.
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Evidence for antimatter anomaly mounts | KurzweilAI

Evidence for antimatter anomaly mounts | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Results from a U.S. particle smasher are providing new evidence for a subtle difference in the properties of matter and antimatter that may explain how the early universe survived.

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US Kicks Out Coal For Cheaper Natural Gas : Discovery News

US Kicks Out Coal For Cheaper Natural Gas : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A drop in natural gas prices in 2009 encouraged consumers to switch from coal.
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A Futurist's Top Futurists | Jump the Curve with Jack Uldrich

A Futurist's Top Futurists | Jump the Curve with Jack Uldrich | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Futurist Jack Uldrich shares a list of his top ten global futurists.
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Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams -- for construction, surveying disasters and far more.
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Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do.
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The City 2.0

The City 2.0 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The City 2.0 is a unique platform created by the TED Prize to allow citizens anywhere to participate in the creation of their City 2.0.
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Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs in the Lab | Popular Science

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs in the Lab | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The breakthrough could lead to future treatments for infertility (and a lot of controversy)...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview: What should testers expect? | ZDNet

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: What should testers expect? | ZDNet | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Microsoft is launching the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 on February 29. Here’s what testers may see once the bits are downloadable.
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Gigabit Internet for $70: the unlikely success of California's Sonic.net

Gigabit Internet for $70: the unlikely success of California's Sonic.net | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In the late 1990s, small Internet providers flourished; most eventually died out. How one California ISP survived—and thrived—using amazing customer service and its own fiber optic network.
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Craig Mundie on the Future of Computing

Craig Mundie on the Future of Computing | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

We are experiencing a transformation in how we use computers and what we can expect from them. As systems begin to understand us better, we will gain a greater understanding of our world, make better decisions, and deepen our connections with each other.

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