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Best of 2011: Faster-than-Light Neutrino Puzzle Claimed Solved by Special Relativity - Technology Review

Best of 2011: Faster-than-Light Neutrino Puzzle Claimed Solved by Special Relativity - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In October, one physicist suggested that the relativistic motion of clocks on board GPS satellites exactly accounts for the superluminal neutrino effect seen at CERN...
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Behold, the future's bioluminescent billboards

Behold, the future's bioluminescent billboards | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Scientists at UC San Diego have made a bioluminescent bacterial billboard.
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Apple files patents for hydrogen fuel cell technology to power mobile devices

Apple files patents for hydrogen fuel cell technology to power mobile devices | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Two recent patent applications by Apple indicate the company is looking at developing a hydrogen fuel cell system that could potentially power por...
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How to get a date

How to get a date | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

IN THE spring of 2011 the Pew Global Attitudes Survey asked thousands of people worldwide which country they thought was the leading economic power.

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Max More - The Singularity and Transhumanism

Max More speaks about Transhumanism and the Singularity.

Founder of the Extropy Institute, Max More has written many articles espousing the philosophy of transhumanism and the transhumanist philosophy of extropy, most importantly his Principles of Extropy (currently version 3.11).

In a 1990 essay "Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy", he introduced the term "transhumanism" in its modern sense.


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M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All - Forbes

M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All - Forbes | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background.

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Scanadu Trailer - Sci-Fi Medical Scanners

Technology has given us an unprecedented window into the human body. But on a day-to-day basis, we're still in the dark about our own health. Scanadu...

 

http://singularityhub.com/2011/12/24/scanadu-raises-2m-for-medical-tricorder-video/

 

Scanadu Brings Star Trek to Reality with the Medical Tricorder

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Self educated,selfless and futurist, Jacque Fresco

Self educated,selfless and futurist, Jacque Fresco | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
There is no body whom  I can think of in the field of sustainability with originality, scientific philosophy, dedication and with practical life time desig...
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Q&A with Filmmaker Jason Silva as He Preaches the Philosophy of the Singularity | Singularity Hub

Q&A with Filmmaker Jason Silva as He Preaches the Philosophy of the Singularity | Singularity Hub | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

There are many futurists and techno-optimists in the world, but there is only one Jason Silva. The former host of Current TV, and fledgling documentary filmmaker is a force of personality and energy that is storming through the Singularity community

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Northrop Grumman X-47 | Popular Science

Northrop Grumman X-47 | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Fully autonomous drone refuels and lands with no human intervention...

Today’s “robot planes” are pilotless, not autonomous; a joystick-equipped human on the ground still does the flying. Northrop Grumman’s X-47B will be the first aircraft to handle all maneuvers, including aerial refuelings and aircraft-carrier landings, with no human assistance...

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China's space activities in 2011|Comment and Document|chinadaily.com.cn

China's space activities in 2011|Comment and Document|chinadaily.com.cn | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Exploration aims to enhance understanding of the Earth and the cosmos, and to promote science and technology, human civilization and social progress...

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Can the World's Next Political Revolution Be Predicted By Computers?

Can the World's Next Political Revolution Be Predicted By Computers? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Big data and sentiment analysis can do amazing things, whether it's in the enterprise or in the quest to create compelling applications and experiences for consumers.

But can technology trends such as these actually predict major real-world events?

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TIME Magazine Cover: User's Guide: Essential Info for the Year Ahead - Jan. 9, 2012 - World Affairs

TIME Magazine Cover: User's Guide: Essential Info for the Year Ahead - Jan. 9, 2012 - World Affairs | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
TIME Magazine Cover: User's Guide: Essential Info for the Year Ahead...

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First of NASA's GRAIL spacecraft enters Moon orbit

First of NASA's GRAIL spacecraft enters Moon orbit | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first of two NASA spacecraft to study the moon in unprecedented detail has entered lunar orbit.
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Dear 2012 Doomsayers, We Will Be Watching You : Discovery News

Dear 2012 Doomsayers, We Will Be Watching You : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
What will we experience as this year comes to an end? Massive earthquakes? A planetary collision? Weird gravitational effects caused by an alignment with the galactic plain? A comet impact? Global enlightenment?
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Your Butt-Print Is the Password : Discovery News

Your Butt-Print Is the Password : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Keep your automotive booty safe with...your booty.
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XCOR Aerospace Lynx | ZAP16.COM

XCOR Aerospace Lynx | ZAP16.COM | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

The Lynx rocketplane is developed by the California-based company XCOR to compete in the emerging suborbital space flight market. Beginning in January, 2014 the Lynx is expected to be flying suborbital space tourism flights and scientific research missions by SXC (KLM-Space Expedition Curaçao) from a new spaceport on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.


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The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology

The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

In 1975, when then-composer and performer Bill Buxton started designing his own digital musical instruments, he had no way of knowing he was helping to spark the next technological revolution. But nine years — and a master’s in computer science — later, that all changed.

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Norbert Mueller describes his wave disk generator

Michigan State University associate professor of mechanical engineering Norbert Mueller describes his Wave Disk Generator...

Researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Their so-called Wave Disk Generator could greatly improve the efficiency of gas-electric hybrid automobiles and potentially decrease auto emissions up to 90 percent when compared with conventional combustion engines.

 

http://news.discovery.com/autos/new-car-engine-sends-shockwaves-through-auto-industry-110405.html

 

http://arpa-e.energy.gov/ProgramsProjects/OtherProjects/VehicleTechnologies/WaveDiskEngine.aspx

 

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Samoa Leaps Into 2012 With Dateline Switch : Discovery News

Samoa Leaps Into 2012 With Dateline Switch : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The tiny island nation leaps forward in time to be more competitive.
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NASA's GRAIL Mission Will Unlock Secrets Of The Moon's Interior - Forbes

NASA's GRAIL Mission Will Unlock Secrets Of The Moon's Interior - Forbes | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The two probes for NASA's GRAIL mission will reach the orbit of the Moon over the New Year's holiday. These probes will examine the mysteries of the Moon's interior - no digging required.
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LG unveils 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K TV it's bringing to CES 2012

LG unveils 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K TV it's bringing to CES 2012 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it


LG let us know at CES 2011 that it had 4K LCD televisions in the pipeline, but unfortunately they didn't make it out this year.
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A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021 | Institute For The Future

A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021 | Institute For The Future | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Invisibility cloaks. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence. A Facebook for genes. These were just a few of the startling topics IFTF explored at our recent Technology Horizons Program conference on the "Future of Science." More than a dozen scientists from UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, Scripps Research Institute, SETI, and private industry shared their edgiest research driving transformations in science.

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What Technology Wants: Kevin Kelly's Theory of Evolution for Technology

What Technology Wants: Kevin Kelly's Theory of Evolution for Technology | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Over the past week I read Kevin Kelly's latest book, What Technology Wants.

It's a highly ambitious and expansive book, which looks at technology from an evolutionary perspective. Over 350 pages, Kelly outlines and explores technology as a living system, akin to humanity's biological evolution. The title alludes to this - 'What Technology Wants,' as if technology is a living, breathing thing.Kelly's book is a must read for technologists and anybody interested in the future of the Web. In this post I'll explore a few of the main themes of the book, in particular as they relate to the evolving Web. (there won't be any spoilers, for those of you in the middle of reading it or if you haven't yet read it!) Two of the main themes are how technology will evolve and how we - humanity - can guide it and make the best use of it.

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Probes May Find Remnants of Moon's Lost Sibling : Discovery News

Probes May Find Remnants of Moon's Lost Sibling : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
NASA's GRAIL mission will determine what lies beneath the lunar crust by measuring the moon's gravitational field.

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