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Collection of news around technology trends and innovation, designed to make humans live better. (personal channel, 3rd party content, views are my own)
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Cefic energy roadmap charts new course for balanced EU policy

Cefic energy roadmap charts new course for balanced EU policy | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Paper concludes EU effort must unlock a competitive, low carbon and energy efficient future that ensures lower energy prices, innovation, jobs and growth Brussels, April 22, 2013 – A policy shift toward reducing EU energy and policy costs is urg...
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Energy Roadmap 2050 - A detailed overview on energy in the chemical industry until 2050. By CEFIC

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Jonathan Ive joins campaign to save UK’s creative education

Jonathan Ive joins campaign to save  UK’s creative education | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
News: Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive has given his support to the growing campaign against the UK government’s plans to remove design and other creative subjects from the school curriculum.
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Team Uses Fractal Geometry to Build Lighter Structures

Team Uses Fractal Geometry to Build Lighter Structures | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) A team made up of members from several European countries has published a paper in Physical Review Letters describing a technique they’ve developed for using fractal geometry to build structures that maintain their strength despite...
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Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013'

Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013' | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Rumours abound that next year will see the launch of the first bendy phone - but what is this technology of the future?
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Velcro Headquarters by Luis Eslava Studio

Velcro Headquarters  by Luis Eslava Studio | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Luis Eslava Studio of Valencia has redesigned the European headquarters of Velcro in Barcelona, using the brand’s handy hook-and-loop fasteners to construct flexible screens and lampshades (+ slideshow).
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“Industry itself needs to be saved” – Joep van Lieshout

“Industry itself needs to be saved”  – Joep van Lieshout | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Dutch designer and artist Joep van Lieshout talks to Dezeen about his sculptures depicting cannibalism and suicide in this interview recorded at the Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery in London, and how “industry itself needs to be saved” so he plans to...
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The Power Of A Handshake: Neuroscience Reveals Its Psychological Secrets

The Power Of A Handshake: Neuroscience Reveals Its Psychological Secrets | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
New neuroscience research is confirming an old adage about the power of a handshake: strangers do form a better impression of those who proffer their hand in greeting.A firm, friendly handshake has long been recommended in the business world as a...
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DARPA Links Mind And Machine To Detect Threats

DARPA links human brainwaves, improved sensors, cognitive algorithms to improve target detection
For warfighters operating in the field, the ability to detect threats from standoff distances can be life-saving.
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Milkywave by Aidia Studio

Milkywave by  Aidia Studio | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
A constellation of illuminated ceramic yoghurt pots hangs in the stairwell of a former bicycle factory in an installation by designers Aidia Studio for Beijing Design Week.
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Solar Cell Consisting Of A Single Molecule

Solar Cell Consisting Of A Single Molecule | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Photosynthesis allows plants to convert light into chemical energy. Utilizing this process to produce electrical energy is a research goal worldwide.
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Beyond Boundaries, Art and Design by Zaha Hadid at Ivorypress Space

Beyond Boundaries, Art and Design  by Zaha Hadid at Ivorypress Space | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
An exhibition of paintings, furniture and installations by Zaha Hadid goes on show at the Ivorypress Space gallery in Madrid this September.
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Engineers Pursue Flexible Electronics, Self-Folding Structures And Controlled Photosynthesis On A Grand Scale

Engineers Pursue Flexible Electronics, Self-Folding Structures And Controlled Photosynthesis On A Grand Scale | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced 15 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) grants for fiscal year 2012, awarding nearly $30 million to 68 investigators at 26 institutions.During the next four years, teams of...
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Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human

Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Forget prostheses that merely resemble a human limb. Scientists are building bionic limbs with machines intelligence that can sense their environment and predict a user's intentions. Smart robotics will enhance the powers of the able-bodied, too.

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Developing-world cities rival Silicon Valley in global ranking - SciDev.Net

Developing-world cities rival Silicon Valley in global ranking - SciDev.Net | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Two Asian and two South American cities are among the best 20 places in the world for technology-based start-ups, alongside Silicon Valley. (Developing-world cities rival Silicon Valley in global ranking.
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Designing Our Children’s Future-Calling for a science of design, complexity, and collective action.

Designing Our Children’s Future-Calling for a science of design, complexity, and collective action. | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Calling for a science of design, complexity, and collective action.

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It is sometimes said that biology flows downhill — we are endlessly concerned with the well-being and competency and future adaptive success of our children. The strategic challenge of promoting well-being and competency and adaptive success is ever-present, and scientists continue to investigate and debate optimum strategies of childhood program delivery. Effective program delivery also necessitates engagement with politicians and economists and community members, and all stakeholders upon whom the success of childhood programs depends.

There is an excellent book I read recently, Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life: A Human Capital Integration, which highlights some of the academic, practical, political, social, and economic challenges that face people working in the area of childhood program design and delivery. Reading this book made me think about a very significant need that I believe permeates psychological science: We need a science of design, complexity, and collective action — a new type of applied systems science — to supplement our psychological science.


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“For us, Asia is in the centre” – Aric Chen

“For us, Asia is in the centre”  – Aric Chen | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
News: Aric Chen, curator of art and design for the new M+ museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, says the museum will take an unprecedented stance in “placing Asia at the centre” of design history, rather than on the periphery as western curators...
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“We’re not too far away from driverless cars” – MINI head of design Anders Warming

“We’re not too far away from driverless cars”  – MINI head of design Anders Warming | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
MINI’s head of design Anders Warming predicts that “we’re not too far away” from driverless cars in this interview with Dezeen, recorded at the launch of the new MINI Paceman in Mallorca (+ audio + transcript).
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Implant Lets the Blind Read Braille With Their Eyes

Implant Lets the Blind Read Braille With Their Eyes | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Douglass Heaven | New Scientist
Blind people could soon be able to read street signs using an implant that translates the alphabet into Braille and beams an image of the Braille directly to visual neurons at the back of the eye.
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OpenStructures Water Boiler by Unfold

OpenStructures Water Boiler  by Unfold | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
Istanbul Design Biennial: Belgian design studio Unfold used open source components including a filter made of 3D printed ceramic to build this water boiler and purifier, which could be used in the developing world.
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Alpha Waves Close Your Mind For Distraction, But Not Continuously

Alpha waves were long ignored, but gained interest of brain researchers recently. Electrical activity of groups of brain cells results in brain waves with different amplitudes.
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New construction system saves “50 centimetres per floor”

New construction system saves  “50 centimetres per floor” | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
News: Spanish architects Alarcon+Asociados have developed a new construction product that allows a six-storey building to fit into a five-storey volume. (+ movie).
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Superman-Strength Bacteria Produce Gold

Superman-Strength Bacteria Produce Gold | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
At a time when the value of gold has reached an all-time high, Michigan State University researchers have discovered a bacterium’s ability to withstand incredible amounts of toxicity is key to creating 24-karat gold.Gold flecks produced by the...
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New Form Of Carbon Observed

New Form Of Carbon Observed | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
A team of scientists led by Carnegie’s Lin Wang has observed a new form of very hard carbon clusters, which are unusual in their mix of crystalline and disordered structure. The material is capable of indenting diamond.
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Airpod, the Car That Runs on Air [video]

Airpod, the Car That Runs on Air [video] | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
With gas prices rising and the massive drought making ethanol a tough sell as a gas alternative, India’s Tata Motors has hit on the perfect time to debut the Airpod, a small urban vehicle that, as its name suggests, runs on air.
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Origami Inspires Research Into Materials That Self-Assemble When Exposed To Light

Origami Inspires Research Into Materials That Self-Assemble When Exposed To Light | Human and Technology | Scoop.it
A multi-university research team led by North Carolina State University will be developing methods to create two-dimensional (2-D) materials capable of folding themselves into three-dimensional (3-D) objects when exposed to light.
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