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Can this 'janitor satellite' clean up space junk?

Can this 'janitor satellite' clean up space junk? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
An $11 million machine under development at the Swiss Space Center aims to tidy up space debris in the near heavens. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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Drones, in-home robots, and military machines pose several questions.

Drones, in-home robots, and military machines pose several questions. | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the creation is better than its creator.
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Large Hadron Collider to increase beam energy: Higgs boson can run, not hide

Large Hadron Collider to increase beam energy: Higgs boson can run, not hide | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
We've seen the Large Hadron Collider running at a record-breaking 7 TeV for short periods, but now CERN is turning it up a notch...
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Here comes the sun… - Research - University of Cambridge

Here comes the sun… - Research - University of Cambridge | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Scientists have developed a new kind of solar cell which could capture significantly more of the energy from the sun than current cells.

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Investing in the fountain of youth | KurzweilAI

Investing in the fountain of youth | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A new breed of biotech start-ups, scientists, and prominent investors are beginning to tackle prevention of agng.
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I Can See for Inches and Miles

Innovega demonstrated at CES 2012 nanotechnology designed into contact lenses that, when combined with a special set of glasses, allows one to focus close to read a heads-up display projected on the glasses, while seeing far. They can also be used for delivering full-field 3D or for 360 degree gaming experience. In this video, Randall Sprague, CTO of Innovega, explains how this device works and potential applications.

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Cancer drug reverses Alzheimer's disease in mice: Hope for humans? - HealthPop - CBS News

Cancer drug reverses Alzheimer's disease in mice: Hope for humans? - HealthPop - CBS News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Within 72 hours, mice saw 50 percent reduction in Alzheimer's brain plaques and showed improved memory Read more by Ryan Jaslow on CBS News' HealthPop.
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Coming Soon to NYC: Futuristic Trash Vacuums?

Coming Soon to NYC: Futuristic Trash Vacuums? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
America’s garbage-collection system is polluting, outdated, and becoming more expensive. Can underground trash tubes solve the problem?
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DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data

DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

DNA sequencing is becoming faster and cheaper, outrunning the ability to store, transmit and analyze the data.


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Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It

Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Bees feeding off tea trees native to New Zealand, produce a type of honey that's known as...

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Secrets of immune response illuminated in new study

Secrets of immune response illuminated in new study | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
When disease-causing invaders like bacteria infect a human host, cells of various types swing into action, coordinating their activities to address the threat.
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Wind Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) at All-Time Low

Wind Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) at All-Time Low | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
 
It's been awhile since I read and wrote about so many huge clean energy stories in one day, or in one week.
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Stock trading 'fractures' may warn of next crash - tech - 09 February 2012 - New Scientist

Stock trading 'fractures' may warn of next crash - tech - 09 February 2012 - New Scientist | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A strange feature of high-speed trading could be used to create an early-warning system of future 'flash crashes' in stocks...
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Successful human tests for first wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip

Successful human tests for first wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
About 15 years ago, MIT professors Robert Langer and Michael Cima had the idea to develop a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip that would deliver drugs after implantation in a patient's body.
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The top 10 emerging technologies for 2012

The top 10 emerging technologies for 2012 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Emerging technologies are critical to building a sustainable and resilient future. But without new understanding, tools and capabilities, their safe and successful development is far from guaranteed.
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The Perils and the Promises of Mind Uploading

The Perils and the Promises of Mind Uploading | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Science fiction authors Richard Morgan and Greg Egan have described mind uploading  and “backup copies” as a practical technology for immortality.
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Google might launch Drive for cloud storage soon

Google might launch Drive for cloud storage soon | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Google's next big move, according to the Wall Street Journal, is a cloud storage service called Drive. Hardly first to the plate, Google is simply catching up to introducing its cloud repository idea for mobile users.
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Boston Dynamics Takes Alpha Dog Military Robot Out For Its First Walk | Singularity Hub

Boston Dynamics Takes Alpha Dog Military Robot Out For Its First Walk | Singularity Hub | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

DAPRA released a video of the LS3 Alpha Dog as it conquers a woody hillside. More intensive testing is to begin this summer.

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The Lens Of The Future Sees Much More Than What’s In Front Of You

The Lens Of The Future Sees Much More Than What’s In Front Of You | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Augmented reality is a term for technologies that soup up our view of the real world with an overlay of virtual information. Think Terminator vision.

 

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Are You Ready For Mind-Control Warfare? : Discovery News

Are You Ready For Mind-Control Warfare? : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
New report cites military interest in neuroscience in future defense applications.
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Sight Seen: Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Both Eyes: Scientific American

Sight Seen: Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Both Eyes: Scientific American | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Two doses of gene therapy restore vision to three women who were born nearly blind...
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MediaShift . Epistemic Games Are the Future of Learning, Letting Students Role-Play Professions

MediaShift . Epistemic Games Are the Future of Learning, Letting Students Role-Play Professions | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Imagine you're a senior manager at a leading videogame company. Your job is to devise the company's competitive strategy in a rapidly growing and dynamic industry.


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Susan Bainbridge's comment, March 2, 2012 9:06 AM
Glad you found some useful material Stacey. Susan
Stacey Py Flynn's comment, March 2, 2012 12:40 PM
Thanks, Susan -- very useful!
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Five Reasons The Robo-Car Haters Are Wrong

Five Reasons The Robo-Car Haters Are Wrong | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

The self-driving cars we’ve been promised since the dawn of the auto age are
here. Google’s amazing robo-Prius hybrids have racked up more than 200,000 miles
on public roads. Luxury cars boast gadgets that do everything but steer the car
for you. And General Motors has predicted we’ll see autonomous tech in showrooms
by 2020.

These cars have the potential to make our roads safer, our
commutes more enjoyable and our lives richer. Well, OK, maybe that last one
won’t happen. Still, there are doubters, haters and Luddites who say this will
never happen. They offer a litany of reasons. Here are the five most common
things the haters say, and why they’re wrong.

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The Three Laws of Future Employment | Newgeography.com

The Three Laws of Future Employment | Newgeography.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Let’s start with the three Laws of Future Employment. Law #1: People will get jobs doing things that computers can’t do. Law #2: A global market place will result in lower pay and fewer opportunities for many careers. (But also in cheaper and better products and a higher standard of living for American consumers.) Law #3: Professional people will more likely be freelancers and less likely to have a steady job.

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2012: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy?

2012: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It's likely that 2012 could be the year when renewable energy (not counting hydropower) will surpass fossil fuels, signaling a profound shift toward a global clean energy economy.
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