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Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers - Los Angeles Times

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Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers
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Researchers at MIT are giving plants super powers by placing tiny carbon nanotubes deep within their cells.
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Just imagine the possibilities that could appear from improved photosynthesis.

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Bionic Eye Cures Blindness

First Bionic Arms- Now Bionic Eyes! Last week the FDA gave approval to the Argus II, a bionic eye that could potentially cure blindness in 15000 people in t...
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This is extremely exciting, eliminating blindness will be revolutionary.

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Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients - TechCrunch

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Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients
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Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs.
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We don't need jet packs to be living in the future, we are in the future and the future involves printing food.

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University of Michigan gives go ahead for $6.5M autonomous car test track

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The University of Michigan has given approval to begin building a $6.5-million autonomous vehicle test track on its campus. (UofM to be a first to build a test track for networked cars. Excited for the idea of autonomous cars.
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This is a great idea to test autonomous cars, it would also prove to the "non-believers" that these type of cars are able to be used within our everyday environment.

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More Dreaded Chores Outsourced to Robots (They Do Windows)

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From cleaning pools to carrying shopping bags, the dream of robotic servants is edging closer to reality.
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This will be so exciting when we can get a "Rosie" like maid to clean around the house, i really don't like cleaning.

 

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Robots, Drones and the Uncertain Future of Work - Government Technology

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Government Technology Robots, Drones and the Uncertain Future of Work Government Technology A day will come when man's machines surpass their creators in their capacity to do and to think, and it will be at that technological singularity that the...
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One day robots will take away jobs from every day citizens, school students will no longer be able to get jobs at fast food restaurants because robots will simply be able to make the food faster and more efficiently. Even with taxi drivers, autonomous cars will one day be legal to pick someone up and drive them to there destination.

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Artificial intelligence is the next big tech trend. Here's why. - Washington Post (blog)

Artificial intelligence is the next big tech trend. Here's why. - Washington Post (blog) | The Five Most Important Technologies In The Next 5 To 10 Years | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is the next big tech trend. Here's why.
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When people think artificial intelligence they immediately think robots and HAL 9000 but "AI doesn’t have to be able to beat a human at chess or win Jeopardy! if it can produce better search queries or analyze your social graph, then that may be good enough."

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For $1000, the Foodini 3D printer will take over your repetitive cooking tasks - GigaOM

For $1000, the Foodini 3D printer will take over your repetitive cooking tasks - GigaOM | The Five Most Important Technologies In The Next 5 To 10 Years | Scoop.it
For $1000, the Foodini 3D printer will take over your repetitive cooking tasks
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Now, it looks like it will ship the first model in January 2015 to people who back the Barcelona-based startup's Kickstarter campaign.
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If we are able to do this now for $1000 just imagine what it will be like within 5-10 years, we may even be able to cook 3 course meals.

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World » Fascinating Pics

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SHow 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World. http://t.co/Jn9RuooISa

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from using weak, waxy plastics to very robust materials, 3D printing has definitely come a long way and i cant wait till i can buy a cheap one of these to print almost anything.

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Toyota’s autonomous cars arriving in five years

Toyota has announced several new autonomous-driving technologies, including self-driving systems for highway travel and a pedestrian avoidance system. I love living in the future. Nissan recently announced that they believed autonomous cars would hit the road next decade, but Toyota seems determined to make it happen sooner. They have just announced two new autonomous-driving technologies [...]The post Toyota s autonomous cars arriving in five years appeared first on VR-Zone.
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This is pretty amazing, I sometimes find it hard to navigate through heavy traffic.

 

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Avatars and exoskeletons to feature in world's first Bionic Olympics in 2016 - ITProPortal

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Avatars and exoskeletons to feature in world's first Bionic Olympics in 2016
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Switzerland will be host to the first Cybathlon, an Olympics designed specifically for bionic athletes, in 2016.
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This is a great idea to show off the bionic capabilities of these products.

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EBN - Kevin Fogarty - Volvo Road Magnets Tell Autonomous Cars Where to Go

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Self-driving cars are starting to become a reality, but what about the roads themselves? Volvo is looking to implant magnets into roadways to help autonomous automobiles maneuver through the streets.
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yet another amazing concept for autonomous cars.

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Next Generation Autonomous Cars -

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Over the years, considerable advancements have been made with regards to technology and the legalities of their usage. The next generation of cars will...
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This is a step in the right direction, we already have cars that can sense heat signatures  from up to 700m away.

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Will 2014 usher the start of a 3D printing revolution? - TechSpot

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Will 2014 usher the start of a 3D printing revolution?
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Right now, especially after this year's CES show, there is huge optimism for 3D printing to reach new heights and become suitable for wider purposes.
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Well today i learned that the 3D printer has been around for 30 years. When 3D printing soon becomes a more viable market, i wonder if consumers will find this more appealing that there clothes and other various items can be made in the very store they are buying it from or will it make people start pirating 3D models of products and printing it themselves.

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Watch a Woman Get a New 3D-Printed Skull

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It’s not news that we can 3D print bones or even successfully implant 3D-printed skull fragments. But a team of Dutch brain surgeons has taken things to the next level by replacing the bulk of a woman’s skull with a 3D-printed dome.

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Just a quick warning that the following video is graphic.

Its good how we can print bones to the exact size which can save peoples lives, this is just another great example of that.

 

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This is why I love technology.

 

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Xprize Wants To Fund A TED Talk Given By An Artificial Intelligence- - Inventorspot

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Xprize Wants To Fund A TED Talk Given By An Artificial Intelligence-
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This time around, they've set their sights on artificial intelligence.
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I would like to see this happen, especially if it talked about self awareness and how artificial intelligence can benefit human day to day life.

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How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything! - DNews

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Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way into pop culture with movies like Robocop.
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BIONIC PLANTS!!  They could possibly enhance our wifi signals, this will change camping for ever.

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Movable Steering Wheel Has a Future in Autonomous Cars - Bold Ride Blog (blog)

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Movable Steering Wheel Has a Future in Autonomous Cars
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As we showed you earlier this year, The Rinspeed XchangE is a fascinating vision of a potential future for the autonomous car as the mobile office.
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If some people are scared of using autonomous cars this may give them some relief as this will allow them to have control over the car and have the ability to move the steering wheel away  just in-case they would like to relax.

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This Bionic Hand Has Restored a Man's Sense Of Touch. Here's How. - PolicyMic

This Bionic Hand Has Restored a Man's Sense Of Touch. Here's How. - PolicyMic | The Five Most Important Technologies In The Next 5 To 10 Years | Scoop.it
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This Bionic Hand Has Restored a Man's Sense Of Touch. Here's How.
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this, bionic, hand, has, restored, a, man's, sense, This Bionic Hand Has Restored a Man's Sense Of Touch. Here's How.
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Robocop is literally just around the corner give it a few more years, say about 5-10.

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