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Science has made real life Transformers | SmartPlanet

Science has made real life Transformers | SmartPlanet | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
“Transformers” like the ones in the fictional series don’t exist yet, but MIT scientists have created modular robotic cubes that sel
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33rd Square | Futuristic Tube Transport System Looks To Speed Passengers Around The Globe

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First human head transplant planned | KurzweilAI

First human head transplant planned | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Drawing depicting the first total cephalosomatic exchange in a monkey (credit: R. J. White et al./Transplant Proc) The first person to undergo a
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An artificial hand that can respond sensitively thanks to ‘muscles’ made of shape-memory wires | KurzweilAI

An artificial hand that can respond sensitively thanks to ‘muscles’ made of shape-memory wires | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Artificial hand able to respond sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires (credit: Filomena Simone et al.) Engineers at Saarland University
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Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime

Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime

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Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, April 4, 4:03 PM

New era!!

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 4, 6:50 PM

Intriguing video from http://www.technology-in-business.net.  The future is now upon us in a big way.  Here are some of the amazing technologies we will see in our lifetime:

self-cleaning clothes, autonomous robots, drinkable ocean water, App Doctors, Dark Matter, and invisible computers.  This is a fascinating and dangerous age to be alive.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  Aloha, Russ.

Melina Dayana Calizaya Torres's curator insight, April 6, 10:19 PM

OMG

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The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms

The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The key to the human race’s future may be right beneath our feet. It sounds bizarre, but fungi better known as mushrooms can help solve many of society’s greatest challenges, from cleaning up the environment and living more sustainability to colonizing other planets.

Threaded into nearly every square inch of the ground are tiny, biological wires called mycelia. They’re the raw, exposed nervous system of the mushrooms that hold the planet together. When your feet press against the ground, or when it rains, or when a tree falls over, the fungal network responds, streaming chemical data in all directions and altering its growth and behavior accordingly. Crusading mycologist Paul Stamets calls mycelia the “neurological network of nature,” and a “biomolecular superhighway.” He likens this fungal network to the human nervous system and the structure of the Universe itself.

To some, Stamets’s description of fungi may sound uncomfortably metaphysical. But he’s right that, much like a nervous system, fungal networks have been managing Earth’s ecosystems for eons. And by learning to harness these astounding organisms, we can build ourselves a stronger and more sustainable world.

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Are Algorithms Conceptual Art’s Next Frontier? by Nicholas O'Brien

Are Algorithms Conceptual Art’s Next Frontier? by Nicholas O'Brien | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

In an essay titled What Can a Network do?,  Alexander Galloway discussed the need for humans to adopt machine-like capabilities for reading networks. Instead of treating a network as a text—as humanities scholars would want—we should instead read it as a machine would, through a process of parsing. This procedure takes data and sorts it into categories of relevance in order to create a meaningful analysis. The parsing machine par excellence is the algorithm, and it dominates much of our digital lives. In recent years, algorithms have been telling us what music to listen to, who we should date, what stocks we should buy, and even what we should eat. It comes as no surprise, then, that it should also tell us what art we should view. But what happens when the art we are looking at becomes the algorithm itself?


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A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve

A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The current flatness of the curve shows investors expect mediocre growth.

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World of Technology – What jobs will we have in the future?

World of Technology – What jobs will we have in the future? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
In recent decades, mankind has achieved an unprecedented breakthrough. Today, smartphone owners have access no matter where they are to more information that was available 30 years ago. The automation

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Strauss Ngawaka's curator insight, March 26, 7:55 PM

This poses the question "which classes of people will have jobs" so will it be the labour intensive people or the working class gentleman or woman.  There may be a rise in unemployment?  However technology most probably will break the cycle of a rising trend by providing the human race with many alternatives to be more self-sufficient.  It will create sustainability with alternatives through technology to food, water and shelter, the basic necessities of life.

Jared Stewart's curator insight, March 27, 2:34 AM

A interesting article on how future technology will both positively and negatively impact the job market in the future.

Luke Hallam's curator insight, March 27, 7:05 AM

This short article works well with the other article also added with that being jobs in a increase in the next 5 years whether this takes the view on not only the increase in jobs but the change in jobs and what we will be doing in the future.

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Japanese start-up Exii unveils latest Handiii: a myoelectric 3d printed prosthetic hand

Japanese start-up Exii unveils latest Handiii: a myoelectric 3d printed prosthetic hand | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The availability of affordable 3D printed prosthetics, that are easy to customize, repair, replace and adjust, has been surging in recent years.

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‘Heart on a chip’ reduces time and cost in drug testing for safety and efficacy | KurzweilAI

‘Heart on a chip’ reduces time and cost in drug testing for safety and efficacy | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The “heart-on-a-chip” developed at UC Berkeley houses human heart tissue derived from adult stem cells. Drugs to be tested are inserted into the tube on

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NASA Quietly Tests Engine That Uses No Fuel And Violates The Laws Of Physics

NASA Quietly Tests Engine That Uses No Fuel And Violates The Laws Of Physics | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
NASA has successfully tested a new space drive that doesn't use a propellant and shouldn't work, at least according to the laws of physics, according to a

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sorry just had to post - "we need more power Mr Scott"

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Report: Uber hired 50 scientists from Carnegie Mellon to build self driving cars

Report: Uber hired 50 scientists from Carnegie Mellon to build self driving cars | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
We knew this day would come, but we didn’t know it would be this soon. According to TechCrunch, Uber is building a research facility in Pittsburgh to invent its own self-driving cars.

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Drugs that dramatically increase healthy lifespan discovered by Scripps Research, Mayo Clinic | KurzweilAI

Drugs that dramatically increase healthy lifespan discovered by Scripps Research, Mayo Clinic | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Sprycel (credit: Bristol-Myers Squibb) A research team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Mayo Clinic and other institutions has identified a new
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33rd Square | Is AI Truly the Future? What Real Engineers think About Artificial Intelligence

33rd Square | Is AI Truly the Future? What Real Engineers think About Artificial Intelligence | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
What are the computer engineers and industry-related experts' opinion of artificial intelligence? Do the recent depictions in science fiction of the technology match up with reality?
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Inkjet-printed liquid metal could lead to new wearable tech, soft robotics | KurzweilAI

Inkjet-printed liquid metal could lead to new wearable tech, soft robotics | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Inkjet-functionalized nitrile glove with arrays of electronic strain gauges, intricate wiring, and contact pads (credit: John William Boley et al./Advanced
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Here are Fifteen of the most Advanced Robots ever Invented

Here are Fifteen of the most Advanced Robots ever Invented | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Here are Fifteen of the most Advanced Robots ever Invented

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 4, 7:09 PM

I greeted this outstanding video from http://www.technology-in-business.net with a mixture of awe and concern.  Awe because of the intellect and technology needed to create these Bionic "men"and the robotic band.  And concern because we may have invented our replacements on planet Earth.  Once these miraculous machines become sentient through Artificial  Intelligence (AI), all bets are off.  Then, who becomes the slave and the master?  This concern runs through the novels of Isaac Asimov ("I Robot") to the pulp fiction movie classics under the "Terminator" logo.  Perhaps I'm being a little over cautious, but I don't fully trust emotionless machines made in our image.  Be careful for what you wish for; you may get it.  Aloha, Russ.

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Aviation technology continues to drive auto innovation - Toronto Star

Aviation technology continues to drive auto innovation - Toronto Star | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

From ABS to ESC to HUDs to aluminum bodies, airplane breakthroughs migrate to vehicles...


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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 22, 8:44 PM

The bond between the aviation industry and ground transportation has been strong since the Wright brothers used their bicycle shop to design their first gliders and the famous Kittyhawk powered aircraft. One industry often fed the other with ideas, modifications, and special materials.  Aluminum car bodies, Heads Up Displays (HUD), and Automatic Braking Systems (ABS) have historical antecedents in the aviation industry.  Well-written article. Aloha, Russ.

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New ‘MIND’ diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease | KurzweilAI

New ‘MIND’ diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A new diet known by the acronym MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a paper published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

This finding comes from a longitudinal study by Rush University Medical Center and Harvard School of Public Health of 923 volunteers (144 of them developed AD) shows that the MIND diet lowered the risk of AD by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously, and by about 35 percent in those who followed it moderately well.

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Farmers of the Future Will Utilize Drones, Robots and GPS

Farmers of the Future Will Utilize Drones, Robots and GPS | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A Texas A&M University biological and agricultural engineer shares the impact of precision technology on agriculture and what new technologies growers can anticipate in the future.

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Nathaniel Pather's curator insight, March 25, 11:48 PM

Farming looks much more interesting to me now!

Ben Simpson's curator insight, March 27, 5:21 AM

Drones, Robots and AI are all near future technology that will help and benefit farmers in growing and supplying food and plants. This source goes into great detail on how this will work!

Brock Nicholls's curator insight, March 27, 9:40 AM

 Thomasson, A (20 March, 2015). Farmers of the Future will Utilize Drones, Robots and GPS. No-Till Farmer. http://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/4501-farmers-of-the-future-will-utilize-drones-robots-and-gps


This source discusses the benefits of utilizing Robots and Drones for farming purposes making it an easier task for the farmer as s/he won’t have to travel a huge area anymore. Shows insight and history of development through the engines and systems used in agriculture e.g from animal power to combustion engines.




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DNews: What the Future of Transportation Looks Like : DNews

DNews: What the Future of Transportation Looks Like : DNews | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Newly released transportation concepts promise to move us around at unheard of speeds and in ways our great grandparents didn't even dream about. Trace shows us the most amazing concepts and highlights the one most likely to actually be built.
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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other 'transparent' solar cells that we've reported on in the past, which are actually quite colorful and opaque, this one really is transparen. The team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from

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Next Big Future: Ten Kilowatts beamed 500 meters in a proof of concept for space based solar power

Next Big Future: Ten Kilowatts beamed 500 meters in a proof of concept for space based solar power | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has conducted ground demonstration testing of "wireless power transmission," a new technology presently under development to serve as the core technology of the space solar power systems (SSPS) that are expected to be the power generation systems of the future. With successful completion of the test at the company's Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works, MHI has now verified the viability of long-distance wireless power transmission.
In the ground demonstration test, 10 kilowatts (kW) of power was sent from a transmitting unit by microwave. The reception of power was confirmed at a receiver unit located at a distance of 500 meters (m) away by the illumination of LED lights, using part of power transmitted.


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Chameleon-like artificial ‘skin’ shifts color on demand | KurzweilAI

Chameleon-like artificial ‘skin’ shifts color on demand | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
This chameleon-like artificial skin changes color as a tiny amount of force is applied (credit: The Optical Society/OSA) Engineers from the University of
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