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101 Fabulous Blog Topic Ideas

101 Fabulous Blog Topic Ideas | Futurest | Scoop.it
I started off the year all gung-ho and self-righteous that I had a solid editorial plan and a never-ending list of blog post ideas I could ride through winter and beyond. But like many bloggers, I ...
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These Solar-Powered Giant Winged Drones Could Replace Satellites

These Solar-Powered Giant Winged Drones Could Replace Satellites | Futurest | Scoop.it
Over the past decade there's been a big push for cheaper alternatives to space travel.
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Future Takes Shape for Bell Labs Site - New York Times

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HOLMDEL, N.J. — Decades before the first smartphone, researchers at Bell Labs in central New Jersey developed the technology that ushered in the digital age.
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Technology Visionary Focuses On Biological Weapons Threat - NPR

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Technology Visionary Focuses On Biological Weapons Threat
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Nathan Myhrvold, who made his name with inventions at Microsoft, is focusing these days on a different kind of technological advance: the threat from biological weapons.
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This Optical Illusion Lets You See Your Own Brain Waves

This Optical Illusion Lets You See Your Own Brain Waves | Futurest | Scoop.it
The pinwheel-like drawing above is nothing but black and white lines. When you look at it the right way, though, something strange and beautiful happens: it begins to flicker.
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Biohacking goes industrial: six examples of future biotech products

Biohacking goes industrial: six examples of future biotech products | Futurest | Scoop.it
Raymond McCauley, bioinformatics expert at Singularity University in California, gives Wired six examples of future biotech products

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"There are two things happening right now that have transformed biotechnology," says Raymond McCauley, bioinformatics expert at  Singularity University in California, whose job is to nurture ideas and mentor bio-startups. The first, he says, is the digitisation of biology -- gathering data, examining how human systems work and testing drugs can all be done in a computer. The other is the democratisation of the tools. "Hackers are taking $3.5 million [£2.2 million] DNA sequencers and building the same thing for 1/10,000 of the price," he says. "What was an infant science a few years ago can now be a commercial venture." McCauley gives Wired six examples of future biotech products….

1) *Animal-free leather*

2) *Electric DNA control*

3) *Non-browning apples*

4) *Mining the micro biome*

5) *Genome interpretation*

6) *Printing DNA*

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Back Pain is Predictor of Future Health Woes: Study

Back Pain is Predictor of Future Health Woes: Study | Futurest | Scoop.it
For people suffering from severe, short-term low back pain, an end may not be in sight: A new study finds that they're at increased risk for long-term pain and disability.

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3-D Graphene -- The Future Of Solar Cells? | CleanTechnica

3-D Graphene -- The Future Of Solar Cells? | CleanTechnica | Futurest | Scoop.it
3-D Graphene — The Future Of Solar Cells? Print Friendly. 3-D graphene can function as an effective — and very economical — substitute for the platinum that is commonly used in dye-sensitized solar cells, according to new ...
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Soon, Your Smartphone Could Be Powered by Pee

Soon, Your Smartphone Could Be Powered by Pee | Futurest | Scoop.it
Plugging your phone into the main is for suckers. What you really need is one of a new breed of microbial fuel cells to drive your phone—so you can power it with pee.
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This Smart Scalpel Can Smell Cancer as It Cuts

This Smart Scalpel Can Smell Cancer as It Cuts | Futurest | Scoop.it
Cancer surgery is invariably difficult, in part, because doctors have always had a hard time determining exactly where the healthy tissue ends and the tumor begins. Not anymore.
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The Sephora Pro Visionary Bullet Crease Brush Must Be Mine ...

The Sephora Pro Visionary Bullet Crease Brush Must Be Mine ... | Futurest | Scoop.it
Sephora Pro Visionary Bullet Crease is a new blending brushes with shorter bristles that allows for more precise eyeshadow blending with less fall out.
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The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World

The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World | Futurest | Scoop.it
A report emerged late Tuesday that Google is working on building its own cable TV service. The move would bring Google up from being the owner of a mere streaming video site to competing with telecom giants like Comcast.
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This Optical Illusion Lets You See Your Own Brain Waves

This Optical Illusion Lets You See Your Own Brain Waves | Futurest | Scoop.it
The pinwheel-like drawing above is nothing but black and white lines. When you look at it the right way, though, something strange and beautiful happens: it begins to flicker.
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Face It, Computers Are Better Than Us

Face It, Computers Are Better Than Us | Futurest | Scoop.it
Sometimes it feels like there's nothing that computers can't beat us at: chess, Jeopardy, curing cancer... hell, even cooking pudding. Randall Munroe sums it up nicely in today's XKCD.
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A 10-Second Bomb-Defusing Game Puts Red Wire/Blue Wire in Your Hands

For a coding contest where competitors had a limited amount of time to come up with a novel game that plays out in just 10 seconds, SassyBot Studio created this stressful-looking bomb defusing challenge that has players trying to figure out what...
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These Solar-Powered Giant Winged Drones Could Replace Satellites

These Solar-Powered Giant Winged Drones Could Replace Satellites | Futurest | Scoop.it
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More Popular Idioms Translated to Make Sense with Today's Technology

More Popular Idioms Translated to Make Sense with Today's Technology | Futurest | Scoop.it
When's the last time you put all your eggs in one basket? Probably never. But! When's the last time you put all your data in one hard drive? Probably right now (you gotta learn better backup habits).
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Musk: tired but optimistic about Tesla's future - CNBC.com

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Musk: tired but optimistic about Tesla's future
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Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors says the electric car company is now building more than 500 Model S vehicles a week and is on target for a major ramp-up in production next year.
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Video: Take a tour of the future of home automation via Google ...

Video: Take a tour of the future of home automation via Google ... | Futurest | Scoop.it
Right now people control their home automatio nsystems via keypads, smartphones or dedicated remotes. But in this demo from Revolv, an engineer uses Google Glass. Is this the future?
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The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World

The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World | Futurest | Scoop.it
A report emerged late Tuesday that Google is working on building its own cable TV service. The move would bring Google up from being the owner of a mere streaming video site to competing with telecom giants like Comcast.
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Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future ...

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future ... | Futurest | Scoop.it
Tired of your dumb old microwave that just shoots friggin' radio waves at food to cook it? Stupid thing probably can't even play animated GIFs. I..
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