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No, Really: That Mannequin IS Watching You

No, Really: That Mannequin IS Watching You | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
What's the Latest Development?Just in time for the holiday shopping frenzy comes news that five major fashion brands in Europe and the US are using the EyeSee, which looks like a regular mannequin on the outside but contains a camera on the inside...

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Engineers design ‘living materials’

Engineers design ‘living materials’ | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Inspired by natural materials such as bone — a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells — MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.

 

Biological and electrical engineers at MIT have combined E.coli cells with gold nanoparticles to make the bacteria conductive -- all using "sticky" biofilms. The hope is that by engineering inorganic cells like these that "talk to each other", just like their living equivalent, we can produce self-assembling or even self-healing batteries, solar cells or even medical diagnostic sensors that hop a ride on molecular drug delivery systems.

 

"It shows that you can make cells that talk to each other and they can change the composition of the material over time," said Timothy Lu, lead author on the paper describing the technique in Nature Materials. "Ultimately, we hope to emulate how natural systems, like bone, form. No one tells bone what to do, but it generates a material in response to environmental signals."


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Wireless electricity? It's here

Wireless electricity? It's here | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 25, 8:03 AM

These are changes everyone might look forward to.

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This App Will Tell You How Emotionally Intelligent You Are | TIME

This App Will Tell You How Emotionally Intelligent You Are | TIME | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Should there be an empathy requirement for the Internet?

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 25, 3:53 PM

You know you want to know.

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New DNA technology promises 3D replica of your face through saliva

New DNA technology promises 3D replica of your face through saliva | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Between DNA databases and this technology, criminal investigations could move a lot faster and become more precise.
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Watch This Robot Paint Delicate Watercolors

Turns out robotic art is not that different from the art created by a wasp!
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Randy Scott Slavin extends Alternative Perspectives photo series

Randy Scott Slavin extends Alternative Perspectives photo series | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Randy Scott Slavin has stitched together more photographs of American cities and landscapes to create this extension to his Alternative Perspectives series.

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Steel-clad hut by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes wraps a mountain ridge

Steel-clad hut by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes wraps a mountain ridge | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Perched on a Swiss Alpine ridge, this shiny steel cabin creates a starting point for mountaineers climbing the Bishorn, Weisshorn or Tête de Milon.


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Has the time come for floating cities?

Has the time come for floating cities? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Could our cities be seaworthy – or are remarkable new proposals for floating urban communities merely utopian sci-fi?


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The inflatable, antibacterial BUILDING

The inflatable, antibacterial BUILDING | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The ‘Bubble Building’, proposed for Shanghai, could be created using inflatable antibacterial nylon sheets that are placed in front of the exterior of an ordinary office.

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Murray McKercher's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:22 AM

Interesting applications for field hospitals for emergency first responder deployment

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Movie: Daniel Widrig on 3D printing and advances in design software

Movie: Daniel Widrig on 3D printing and advances in design software | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Architect and designer Daniel Widrig explains how he uses technology borrowed from the movie business to design everything from jewellery to skyscrapers.

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Ionut Anton's curator insight, March 19, 2:05 AM

blurring the lines between architecture, art, design and technology using advanced computational means. short movie by Daniel Widrig.

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The awesome spaceship and vehicle concepts of Scott Robertson

The awesome spaceship and vehicle concepts of Scott Robertson | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Scott Robertson is one of my favorite concept designers of all time, a true master (both figuratively and literally). Anyone who loves science fiction and space and cars and mechs and any kind of awesome vehicle should own at least Blast and Drive.

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3D printing to make spare parts for bodies

3D printing to make spare parts for bodies | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The medical technology of bioprinting, artificially creating human organs and body parts, is racing ahead. How long could it be before we can replace any part of our bodies?

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Shape-shifting "claytronics" technology here by 2020, experts say

Shape-shifting "claytronics" technology here by 2020, experts say | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Imagine a bracelet or watch that changes into something else when you take it off. Perhaps it becomes a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Although this scenario may seem like science fiction, this and much more will soon become reality with a ground-breaking new technology known as claytronics.


Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University andIntel Research Labs Pittsburgh are just a few years away from bringing to life a futuristic simulation system that can morph nearly any object imagined into another object with different size, shape, color and function.


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IBM's Newest Invention Mimics the Human Brain on an Atomic Level

IBM's Newest Invention Mimics the Human Brain on an Atomic Level | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Here's a headline you've probably seen before: "IBM creates brain-like computer chip." Here's a more exciting one: "New IBM circuit works in three dimensions, flips switches with atoms."
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Noahpinion: A grand unified theory of behavioral economics?

Noahpinion: A grand unified theory of behavioral economics? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
What if we've already discovered the Grand Unified Theory of Behavioral Economics? http://t.co/94s81LSSKk

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How Machines Are Advancing at an Exponential Rate

How Machines Are Advancing at an Exponential Rate | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
With The Second Machine Age, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explore the future for technology.

 

 

The Second Machine Age debuted at number nine this month on The New York Times’ hardcover non-fiction bestseller list.

 

But it should surprise no one that people are reading. The book’s subject—how machines and computers are advancing at an exponential rate and what that means for society and the American economy—is all encompassing. Its findings are relevant not just for business, but also for government, workers, and families.


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This Is What Your Face Will Look Like In 2060

This Is What Your Face Will Look Like In 2060 | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
With augmented reality contact lenses just a hop and a skip away, the era of having a digitally rendered face isn't too far off.
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Charles Young's curator insight, March 24, 1:51 AM

I was thinking that the natural extension to  wearable glasses was contact lenses. The idea of AR face projections is a little creepy though...

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Atomic design

All matter, no matter how complex, can be broken down into molecules which can be broken down further into atomic elements. All web interfaces can be broken ...

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30 Innovative and Unusual Designs of Computer Mouses

30 Innovative and Unusual Designs of Computer Mouses | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Creative minded folks always ponder new creations. They hunt for the belongings to be modified in attention-grabbing designs.

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Turning Dust to Diamonds

Turning Dust to Diamonds | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde plans to use smog particles from Beijing’s pollution to create a unique ring.

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The Invisible City

The Invisible City Pavilions in Regents Park. Please visit kickstarter.theinvisiblecity.com to help make them a reality! The Aerial Arena is the centre point of…
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Sailboat-inspired prefab treehouse villa hangs from the trees

Sailboat-inspired prefab treehouse villa hangs from the trees | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Built with sustainable timber and sailboat-building techniques, these stunning treehouses will form part of a forest villa in a eco-resort in Ontario, Canada.

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Scientists Discover the Key to Making Paint That Never Fades

Scientists Discover the Key to Making Paint That Never Fades | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

It seems like scientists are all about immortality these days. It's not just plants and people that are getting the treatment, though.


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Jeffrey Whitmer's curator insight, June 6, 9:29 AM

Some of the information in this article will serve as part of a paper I'm writing about the future of painting