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The world’s first 3D-printed gun | ExtremeTech

The world’s first 3D-printed gun | ExtremeTech | Focusing the Future | Scoop.it
An American gunsmith has become the first person to construct and shoot a pistol partly made out of plastic, 3D-printed parts.
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Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future

Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future | Focusing the Future | Scoop.it
Take top thinkers from Silicon Valley and science, mix them with a heavy dose of utopianism and showmanship, and you've got the Singularity University – on a mission to seek technological solutions to the world's great challenges, writes Carole Cadwalladr...
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Miami Dolphins, IBM Team Up for Stadium of the Future

Miami Dolphins, IBM Team Up for Stadium of the Future | Focusing the Future | Scoop.it
IBM and the Dolphins have joined forces to create a data-churning, experience enhancing venue and Miami's Sun Life Stadium.
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Study: A powerful member of congress can have a negative effect on a state's ... - PhysOrg.com

Study: A powerful member of congress can have a negative effect on a state's ... - PhysOrg.com | Focusing the Future | Scoop.it
Study: A powerful member of congress can have a negative effect on a state's ...PhysOrg.comHaving a powerful member of congress could have unintended consequences for a state's economy, according to a study published today in the Journal of...
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Floating city for startups makes waves among entrepreneurs | SmartPlanet

Floating city for startups makes waves among entrepreneurs | SmartPlanet | Focusing the Future | Scoop.it
Over one hundred startups have expressed interest in moving their operations to international waters, allowing foreign workers to stay close to Silico (Floating city for startups makes waves among entrepreneurs http://t.co/cJ56bMN2...
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Singularity Q&A | KurzweilAI

Nonbiological intelligence will have access to its own design and will be able to improve itself in an increasingly rapid redesign cycle. We’ll get to a point where technical progress will be so fast that unenhanced human intelligence will be unable to follow it. That will mark the Singularity.

 

Originally published in 2005 with the launch of The Singularity is Near.

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ASRM: Headlines in Reproductive Medicine - Personhood Legislation in Oklahoma Has Potential Unintended Consequences

In Oklahoma, adultery is a felony, punishable by up to five years in jail. Blasphemy is a misdemeanor. Profanity is punishable by $1 for each offense. Sabbath-breaking is a crime. Silly? They're in the books.
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