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NESTA - 12 predictions for 2012

NESTA - 12 predictions for 2012 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

To mark the start of a new year we've put together a collection of predictions for the year ahead spanning the tech, retail and entertainment industries as well as business and the public sector. Here are our 12 predictions for 2012

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5 gadget predictions for 2012 - Inspect-a-Gadget

5 gadget predictions for 2012 - Inspect-a-Gadget | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Don't worry, I'm not going to get all emotional and misty eyed about 2011. Sure, it brought us the first handheld 3D gaming console, a plethora of dual-core smartphones and an on-going battle between Samsung and Apple that looks set to continue well into 2012 but I'm now more interested in what 2012 will bring.

Here are five educated (I have a degree that backs this word up) guesses on what we can expect in 2012

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I’ll put millions of people on Mars, says Elon Musk | KurzweilAI

I’ll put millions of people on Mars, says Elon Musk | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(Registration required) SpaceX founder Elon Mush says that he can put a human on Mars in 10 to 20 years' time for $5 billion --- or even $2 billion, thanks...

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‘Wikipedia of maps’ challenges Google | KurzweilAI

‘Wikipedia of maps’ challenges Google | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
OpenStreetMap --- a nonprofit wiki of maps and location data to which anyone can contribute, just like Wikipedia ---  is suddenly a legitimate challenger...

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Kraft uses Intel technology in vending machine to target customers by age

Kraft uses Intel technology in vending machine to target customers by age | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a clever mix of technology and marketing, Kraft Foods has teamed up with Intel to create a vending machine, called the iSample, that can dispense free pudding samples to adults only; it’s intended target audience...
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The 10 biggest tech stories of 2011 - CNN.com

The 10 biggest tech stories of 2011 - CNN.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The technology industry often finds itself pontificating about the future, but the busy news cycle this year gave us plenty to discuss.

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Silicon Valley VCs predict the top trends for 2012

Silicon Valley VCs predict the top trends for 2012 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Read 'Silicon Valley VCs predict the top trends for 2012' on Digital Trends.
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ASU cosmologist suggests studying moon for alien artifacts

ASU cosmologist suggests studying moon for alien artifacts | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you were part of a team sent to explore an unknown planet; and that planet had a natural orbiting moon, wouldn’t it make sense to use that moon as a base camp or remote observation post?
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Best of What's New, 2011 | Popular Science

Best of What's New, 2011 | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Well, 2011 is almost over. And it's been a great year in science and tech, as our annual Best of What's New awards have shown--from portable destroyers to portable 3-D TVs, from revolutions in private aerospace to revolutions in digital photography, this year's awards are chock full of amazing stuff. So, thoughtful folk that we are, we've combined all the winners into an easy-to-navigate roundup. This is...the Best of What's New.

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6 Crazy Tech Predictions for 2012

6 Crazy Tech Predictions for 2012 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Let's go beyond the plausible and dive into some tech possibilities for 2012 that are just plain nuts. Or are they?
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A New Path to Longevity: Scientific American

A New Path to Longevity: Scientific American | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered an ancient mechanism that retards aging. Drugs that tweaked it could well postpone cancer, diabetes and other diseases of old age.
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Purdue Newsroom - New device could bring optical information processing

Purdue Newsroom - New device could bring optical information processing | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers.

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Gartner Predicts 2012 | Information Technology Predictions

Gartner Predicts 2012 | Information Technology Predictions | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Gartner Predicts 2012 outlines information technology predictions for 2012 on emerging IT trends like cloud computing, tablets in the workforce, deploying social media, and the business value of IT.

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Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond)

Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist is more optimistic than ever about the possibilities for software to transform the world.
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China tests 500 kilometers per hour train

China tests 500 kilometers per hour train | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- China tested a 500 kilometers per hour (311 mph) train over the weekend.
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Apple investigating fuel-cell-powered MacBooks | KurzweilAI

Apple investigating fuel-cell-powered MacBooks | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Apple could build new notebooks that are even smaller and lighter than current battery-powered devices by switching to fuel cells for power, Apple Insider...

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2011 review: The year in life science - life - 26 December 2011 - New Scientist

2011 review: The year in life science - life - 26 December 2011 - New Scientist | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The year's biggest stories in life sciences, including: how to rewind evolution, the Great Pyramid's chamber of secrets and the planetary mega-organism...

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The Future of Moral Machines

The Future of Moral Machines | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Many think the idea of ethically sensitive machines is a kind of techno-utopian joke.
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Faster forward: Imagining the future car of 2050

Faster forward: Imagining the future car of 2050 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Read 'Faster forward: Imagining the future car of 2050' on Digital Trends.
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Will We Soon Be Able to Fire Laser Beams From Our Eyes? | Popular Science

Will We Soon Be Able to Fire Laser Beams From Our Eyes? | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Now What?

A living laser could be used to activate cancer-treating drugs using photodynamic therapy. Doctors could inject light-sensitive compounds into a patient’s bloodstream to seek out tumors and diseased cells...

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Lost memory? No more - scientists on verge of finding out which cell each of your memories is stored in

Lost memory? No more - scientists on verge of finding out which cell each of your memories is stored in | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
MIT scientists are on the verge of discovering where in the brain memory is stored - and could even find out where individual memories reside, after finding a 'master gene' that controls the process.

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Could Starships Use Cold Fusion Propulsion? : Discovery News

Could Starships Use Cold Fusion Propulsion? : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Cold fusion would be the "silver bullet" for interstellar voyages...
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Paint Your House, Get Solar Power : Discovery News

Paint Your House, Get Solar Power : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A new paint called Sun-Believable harnesses solar energy for electricity to power your home.

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Smart Guide to 2012: Mapping the human brain - health - 23 December 2011 - New Scientist

Smart Guide to 2012: Mapping the human brain - health - 23 December 2011 - New Scientist | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The Human Connectome Project aims to map the large-scale connections of 1200 human brains and will start reporting data in late 2012...

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