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Sign in to read: Cosmic chemistry: Life's molecules are made in space - space - 21 October 2013 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: Cosmic chemistry: Life's molecules are made in space - space - 21 October 2013 - New Scientist | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
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Or so we thought. Gazing in the other direction, we have recently begun to see things that challenge this view of Earth as a lonely bubble. Not life itself, to be sure, but abundant evidence of the complex carbon chemistry that creates it – small hydrocarbons, sugars, alcohols and even, perhaps, the odd amino acid. That could alter our world view just as fundamentally as Earthrise did. "It completely changes your perspective of what's happening on Earth  ...

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33rd Square | Futuristic Tube Transport System Looks To Speed Passengers Around The Globe

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Luxury Survival Condo Lets the Wealthy Escape From a Nuclear Apocalypse in Style

Luxury Survival Condo Lets the Wealthy Escape From a Nuclear Apocalypse in Style | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Larry Hall developed the Luxury Survival Condo, a former Atlas missile silo transformed into a doomsday-ready underground shelter.
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This Concept Mercedes Generates Power From Its Paint Job

This Concept Mercedes Generates Power From Its Paint Job | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

In years to come, we'll probably think about solar energy quite differently than we do now. For one, it will be a lot cheaper, making it something for everyone, not just relatively affluent homeowners (it's already a lot less pricey than it was). And two, it will probably be a lot more distributed. As well as panels on a roof, we might have solar cells integrated into our windows and walls, and perhaps even painted onto consumer goods. If current research plays out as expected, it's all coming.
And if solar cells can be painted on walls, then why not on cars? Take a look at this Mercedes concept car, the G-Code, which is covered in a "multi-voltaic silver" paint. It's like a solar panel on very fast wheels. Moreover, according to the manufacturer, it also captures energy from electrostatic created when wind meets the surface. Mercedes says this power could be used to produce on-board hydrogen or methane, an efficient way to store renewable energy that would otherwise go to waste.


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RAAAF puts a new angle on the office of the future

RAAAF puts a new angle on the office of the future | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Dutch firm RAAAF and visual artist Barbara Visser recently collaborated on a futuristic project appropriately titled The End of Sitting that challenges preconceptions of what an office workspace a...
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Scientists developing drug that could prevent sun-related aging of skin

Scientists developing drug that could prevent sun-related aging of skin | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Using a good sunscreen definitely helps to protect against skin damage, although scientists from the University of British Columbia are taking things a step farther. They're developing a drug that...
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BioP3 technology could be an alternative to bioprinting organs

BioP3 technology could be an alternative to bioprinting organs | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
When we hear about projects that may someday make it possible to create internal organs on demand, they usually incorporate 3D bioprinting. While the technology definitely holds a lot of promise, ...
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Mechanic Advisor's Connection Key tells you what’s wrong with your car, and who can fix it

Mechanic Advisor's Connection Key tells you what’s wrong with your car, and who can fix it | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Mechanic Advisors’ new product is designed to make the appearance of the dreaded check engine light that little bit less disheartening, by giving car owners a portal into the health of their vehicle.
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Chinese man builds working electric car from wood

Chinese man builds working electric car from wood | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Chinese carpenter builds a fully operational armored car out of wood, and it drives up to 30 miles per hour.
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Gelatin nanoparticles could deliver drugs to the brain

Gelatin nanoparticles could deliver drugs to the brain | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain noninvasively.

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Reciprocity, la maison en bois modulaire du futur - Bretagne Pays de Loire - Décideurs en Région

Reciprocity, la maison en bois modulaire du futur - Bretagne Pays de Loire - Décideurs en Région | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Des étudiants angevins et américains ont inventé une maison modulaire et entièrement en bois. Innovante et écologique, celle-ci est aussi évolutive grâce à une conception en modules.


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NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth' - CNET

NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth' - CNET | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.
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Spider webs, leaves inspire touch-screen, solar-cell designs | KurzweilAI

Spider webs, leaves inspire touch-screen, solar-cell designs | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Refined by natural selection, spider webs and leaves serve as models for new and highly effective optoelectronic networks and displays (credit: Boston
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Gecko-inspired adhesives could enable humans to climb walls Mission: Impossible style!

Gecko-inspired adhesives could enable humans to climb walls Mission: Impossible style! | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A Stanford University team have created a gecko-inspired human climbing system that allowed a grad student to scale a glass wall using two hand-sized sticky pads.
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Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods

Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices.
Every human being on every developed nation on Earth, whether living in a rural or isolated area, in

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Super strong graphene could revolutionize battery power by extracting hydrogen from thin air

Super strong graphene could revolutionize battery power by extracting hydrogen from thin air | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
At one atom thick, graphene is 200 times stronger than steel, harder than diamonds, and has super conductive properties.
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In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It's a model for the future of urban smart growth.
Helsinki already ranks as one of the world's most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities struggle to figure out how to accommodate swelling populations in limited space.
Over the next few decades, Helsinki expects to add around 250,000 new residents. But the more the population grows, the fewer cars will be on city streets as Helsinki transforms itself into a network of dense, walkable neighborhoods that are virtually car-free.
Right now, like many cities, Helsinki has a compact urban core linked to far-flung suburbs by expressways. As the city grows, each suburb will change into a mini-urban center surrounding tram or rail stations.


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Kipstr will start recording the TV show you're watching when you fall asleep

Kipstr will start recording the TV show you're watching when you fall asleep | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
If you've ever sat down to watch a program on TV only to wake up as the closing credits are rolling, there's a new wearable device in which you may be interested. Kipstr makes sure you don't miss ...
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Portland State University creates zero-g espresso cups for space

Portland State University creates zero-g espresso cups for space | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
To help the zero-g coffee aficionado, Portland State University's (PSU) Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science has developed a microgravity espresso cup that drinks like its earthbound...
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New frontiers: Drones deliver a raft of surprises in 2014

New frontiers: Drones deliver a raft of surprises in 2014 | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
2014 wasn’t the year that drones first entered the consumer lexicon, but it did see the notion of using these vehicles to our advantage become much more palatable. Let’s have a look at some of the...
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Google unveils first complete self-driving car prototype

Google unveils first complete self-driving car prototype | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Google has been developing autonomous car technology since 2010. Now, it has unveiled the first complete prototype of its self-driving car. The company expects the vehicle to be hitting the street...
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LOOK: 12 Unexpected Jobs That Robots Could Take

LOOK: 12 Unexpected Jobs That Robots Could Take | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
This article was not written by a robot. But a decade from now, it could well be.

When people hear the now-familiar refrain “robots are taking our jobs,” they tend to think of robotic arms replacing assembly line workers. But let&rsquo...
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Researchers shed light on how 'microbial dark matter' might cause disease

Researchers shed light on how 'microbial dark matter' might cause disease | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
One of the great recent discoveries in modern biology was that the human body contains 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. But much of that bacteria is still a puzzle to scientists.

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High-tech rooftop mirrors bounce sun's heat back into space - CNET

High-tech rooftop mirrors bounce sun's heat back into space - CNET | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers suggest a unique place to store excess heat -- the coldness of outer space -- which could help keep buildings cooler and help save energy.
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Peter Thiel takes HGH, plans to live until he's 120 - CNET

Peter Thiel takes HGH, plans to live until he's 120 - CNET | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The venture capitalist and libertarian offers that he takes HGH to boost his muscles and longevity. But why choose 120? Why not live forever?
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Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? | KurzweilAI

Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Ibuprofen extends the lifespan of C. elegans worms: survival curves shown here are for worms treated with ibuprofen at a dose of 0.1 mM (red) compared to
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#Nanotechnology Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material

#Nanotechnology Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.

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