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Elon Musk's Hyperloop vision races toward first public test

Elon Musk's Hyperloop vision races toward first public test | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Hyperloop One has secured an $80 million round of funding and is about to run its first public test of the futuristic train technology.
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Why Didn't People Smile in Old Portraits?

Why Didn't People Smile in Old Portraits? | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Before technology made snapshots possible, only drunkards and sex gods could grin. (¿Por qué nuestros abuelos no sonreían en sus retratos?
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When will the universe end?

When will the universe end? | Geek Tech | Scoop.it

Robert Frost famously noted that,"Some say the world will end in fire / Some say in ice." Lucky us! We're pretty sure we know the answer: it's ice. But how long do we have until the end of time, and what will it look like?


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New atomic layer-by-layer InGaN technology offers breakthrough for solar cell ... - Phys.Org

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Natural deep-sea batteries

Natural deep-sea batteries | Geek Tech | Scoop.it

Exploring the deep oceans presents huge technical challenges, many of which could be overcome if there were some cheap and efficient way to deliver power to machines while at depth. To tackle this problem, a collaborative research team including Ryuhei Nakamura from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science has now demonstrated a remarkable system that uses natural hydrothermal vents on the sea floor to generate electricity.


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Pressure-Sensing Electronic “Skin” Mike Orcutt - MIT Technology Review

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More Ways to Connect. Discover one of our 28 local entrepreneurial communities » · Be the first to know as we launch in new countries and markets around the globe.
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A Revolutionary All-Seeing Camera Lens That Puts the Lytro To Shame

A Revolutionary All-Seeing Camera Lens That Puts the Lytro To Shame | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
It hasn't exactly been a runaway hit with consumers, but on a technical level the Lytro camera introduced some brilliant innovation to the world of digital photography.
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Israeli archeologists say they’ve found King David’s palace ruins - Technology & Science - CBC News

Israeli archeologists say they’ve found King David’s palace ruins - Technology & Science - CBC News | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
A team of Israeli archaeologists believes it has discovered the ruins of a palace belonging to the biblical King David, but other Israeli experts dispute the claim.
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Raspberry Pi, the world's cheapest computer, makes a mint - Times LIVE

Raspberry Pi, the world's cheapest computer, makes a mint - Times LIVE | Geek Tech | Scoop.it

Times LIVE Raspberry Pi, the world's cheapest computer, makes a mint Times LIVE The Raspberry Pi is now powering robots in Japan and warehouse doors in Malawi, photographing astral bodies from the United States and helping to dodge censorship in...


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You Can Hold This Ice Cream of the Future in Your Bare Hands - Wired

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Sidewalk Design To Provide QR Codes With Tourist Information

Sidewalk Design To Provide QR Codes With Tourist Information | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Rio de Janeiro recently announced they are implementing QR codes in their sidewalk designs. This is to make it easier for tourists to find information. (Very cool!
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A Mind-Blowing Dome Made by 6,500 Computer-Guided Silkworms | Wired Design | Wired.com

A Mind-Blowing Dome Made by 6,500 Computer-Guided Silkworms | Wired Design | Wired.com | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Your eyes are not deceiving you: The Silk Pavillion — an architectural experiment constructed at MIT, was "3-D printed" using 6,500 live silkworms.

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Solar Roads Could Power An Entire Country | I Fucking Love Science

Solar Roads Could Power An Entire Country | I Fucking Love Science | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
A small US-based company called Solar Roadways are developing a solar road surface that, if installed nationwide, has the potential to produce more renewable energy than the entire country uses. In fact, they’ve actually already developed a working prototype that’s been installed in a parking lot, and they’re now crowdsourcing funds in order to tweak the design and move towards production.

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I love this idea. Just to be able to highlight dear walking on the road would be worth it. No paining lines on road. High speed internet and protected electric. We need to do this. 

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:56 AM

Wow! What is all that pavement started helping fight global warming instead of helping creating it?

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 25, 2014 5:44 PM

Exciting. Let's buy some shares from this company!

Let's start donating to their crowdfunding campaign. What a way to get out of these economic and ecological problems.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home


Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 25, 2014 5:54 PM

This is incredibly creative. Let's make it happen.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home


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US Police can now fire GPS bullets to track a suspect and avoid a high speed chase

US Police can now fire GPS bullets to track a suspect and avoid a high speed chase | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
US POLICE are now able to shoot a tracker from the front of their car onto the boot of a suspect's vehicle to stop them getting away.
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This flame is made of pure water

Scientists have invented a new low-cost method to create a safe welding flame using water as its only fuel. Called the Safeflame, the device splits water in oxygen and hydrogen, recombining them both outside of the torch's mouth to create fire.
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Bilsing Automation North America Inc.: Supplier sees stronger business in ... - Crain's Detroit Business

Bilsing Automation North America Inc.: Supplier sees stronger business in ... - Crain's Detroit Business | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Bilsing Automation North America Inc.: Supplier sees stronger business in ...
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Clinton Township-based Bilsing Automation North America Inc., the U.S.
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Wolverton: Bluetooth gets smart - San Jose Mercury News

Wolverton: Bluetooth gets smart - San Jose Mercury News | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Wolverton: Bluetooth gets smart
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Dubbed Bluetooth Smart, the new version of the technology is already being used in fitness devices, including Fitbit's Force and Nike's latest FuelBand, to help track users' physical activity.
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Collaborative robots offer advances in automation - Plastics News

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e Collaborative robots offer advances in automation
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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — The collaborative robot — a robot able to work freely around humans — is touted by its supporters as an attractive automation option for small manufacturers.

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Really? Looks like cartoon meets a spider. I think they need a little less gimic.

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Robots widening US economic divide, experts say - Arizona Daily Star

Robots widening US economic divide, experts say - Arizona Daily Star | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Robots widening US economic divide, experts say Arizona Daily Star Despite rising fears of technology displacing huge swaths of the workforce, there remain huge classes of jobs that robots (and low-wage foreign workers) still can't replace in the...
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Solar Powered Water Desalination Heats Up in Chile

Solar Powered Water Desalination Heats Up in Chile | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
bSolar powered water desalination has the potential to dramatically increase access to fresh water in many arid locations.
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Survey finds women in Britain now own more tablet computers than men

Survey finds women in Britain now own more tablet computers than men | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Market research company YouGov has just released its latest tablet computer survey results and reports that women in Great Britain now own more tablet computers than men.

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12 Technologies That Are Improving At Insane Speeds

12 Technologies That Are Improving At Insane Speeds | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
A McKinsey report shows that cloud computing advanced genomics and autonomous vehicles have advanced rapidly (RT @usbank: #Innovation driving rapid change RT @GlenGilmore: 12 Technologies That Are Improving At Insane Speeds
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Belkin WeMo Smart Home Automation Switch review - The Gadgeteer

Belkin WeMo Smart Home Automation Switch review - The Gadgeteer | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Belkin WeMo Smart Home Automation Switch review
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I wrote about some home automation devices from Belkin that plug in to an AC outlet and can be app-controlled over WiFi a while ago, and I decided I'd try them out.
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Emergency forced jets to drop 4 unarmed bombs on Great Barrier Reef: US official

Emergency forced jets to drop 4 unarmed bombs on Great Barrier Reef: US official | Geek Tech | Scoop.it
Two Marine Corps jets were forced to make an emergency jettison off the coast of Australia this week, dropping four unarmed bombs into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, two U.S. officials told NBC News.
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Imagine having these fall near you during a scuba dive.

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