Inventions that can change everything
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Let's see if we can spot the new inventions that may bring fundamental changes in our lives..
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New Fire Extinguisher Uses Sound Waves to Put Out Flames

New Fire Extinguisher Uses Sound Waves to Put Out Flames | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Firefighters may be snuffing blazes with deep-toned sound, if a new device invented by two engineering students in Fairfax, Virginia, catches on...
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Imagine the implications of this!

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Meet the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies

Meet the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Want a snapshot of the private start-ups revolutionizing the business landscape? These 50 innovators may be tomorrow's Wall St. highfliers.
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Disruptor is NOT a bad word at all.

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The World in 2025: 10 Predictions of Innovation

The World in 2025: 10 Predictions of Innovation | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
The human capacity to think ahead, consider and respond to future eventualities is called foresight. Usually, this is an unconscious individual thinking process. But in a fast changing environment it
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Do you find these believable?

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Don’t laugh; the new Google prototype car has implications for your business

Don’t laugh; the new Google prototype car has implications for your business | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
It may look amusing and easily dismissed as a novelty prototype many years from production, but take a good look at a technology that in a few short years is going to transform your life and have
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What are the possible implications of the new Google car appearing on the roads?

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University innovation creates zero-emission hydrogen car | News | gasworld

University innovation creates zero-emission hydrogen car | News | gasworld | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Coventry University and its successful spin-off firm Microcab are set to show off their zero-emission vehicle expertise at the 2013 Automotive Engineering Show at the NEC in Birmingham next week.
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Yesss! There is a way.

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Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century

Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
There are now over one billion cars traveling roads around the world directly and indirectly costing trillions of dollars in material resources, time and noxious emissions.
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What are the possible implications of thorium-fueled automobile engines being available to everyone?

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Stay Safe: Use A "USB Condom"

Stay Safe: Use A "USB Condom" | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
If you're going to run around plugging your phone into strange USB ports at least be safe about it.
Agnes Furst's insight:

This will probably not change the world; it will just make it safer. Sexy. :-)

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The miracle material that will change the world

The miracle material that will change the world | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
The intriguingly named graphene could revolutionise technology and make the internet 100 times faster (RT @msnuk: Bendy phones? Internet 100 times quicker? Sounds like light years away, right?
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Which of the uses of graphene are you looking forward to? Bendable electronics? Charging your cell phone in seconds? Super tall buildings?

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Indian-origin scientist develops walls that can talk

Indian-origin scientist develops walls that can talk | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Researchers at Princeton University have created walls that can listen as well as talk, all thanks to embedded radios.
Agnes Furst's insight:

We have a saying in Hungarian, "even the wals have ears". I guess it is true...

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Big Data Big data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity

Big Data Big data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
McKinsey Global Institute Report "There will be a shortage of talent necessary for organizations to take advantage of big data. By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to ...
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It is already happening... see the Implications Wheel exploration on Big Data! :-)

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Voiceless Can Speak With Their Eyes: Invention Measures Pupil Dilation To ... - International Business Times

Voiceless Can Speak With Their Eyes: Invention Measures Pupil Dilation To ... - International Business Times | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
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Voiceless Can Speak With Their Eyes: Invention Measures Pupil Dilation To Allow Paralyzed To Communicate.
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A wish comes true for many families...

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Study of the Day: Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain

Study of the Day: Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
New research suggests it may be possible to learn complex tasks with little to no conscious effort, just like in The Matrix. Whoa, indeed.

Via Andrew Schreier
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Imagine what this might cause in education...

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Andrew Schreier's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:28 PM

If anyone saw how quickly "Neo" was able to download fighting skills through the Matrix movie; this could easily draw some interesting implications.

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Pilot Plant in the Works for Carbon Dioxide Cleansing

Pilot Plant in the Works for Carbon Dioxide Cleansing | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
A Canadian company plans to build a pilot plant to determine whether removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere can be cost-effective.
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10 disruptive technologies that will transform pharma

10 disruptive technologies that will transform pharma | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Bertalan Mesko highlights some of the key trends that are set to change our approach to health and wellbeing – and the way pharma does business. It's fascinating to witness how disruptive innovations can truly change the way healthcare is delivered...
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3D printing is not new - but some of these new "printouts" will really change everything.

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Amazon.com: The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch eBook: Bertalan Mesko: Kindle Store

The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch - Kindle edition by Bertalan Mesko. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch.
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Proudly sharing the newest Kindle book of a fellow Hungarian, Dr. Mesko. Get it now on Amazon for FREE!

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Tablets Growing Faster Than PCs Ever Did: Mary Meeker's 2014 Internet Trends

Tablets Growing Faster Than PCs Ever Did: Mary Meeker's 2014 Internet Trends | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Mobile is taking over the web. KPCB venture capitalist Mary Meeker has revealed in her newly published Internet Trends 2014 report that mobile data traffic rose 81% year over year, and mobile usage
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What are the possible implications of tablets becoming widespread all over the world?

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Pain is a Great Motivator for Innovation

Pain is a Great Motivator for Innovation | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it

AlOperational excellence is essential to survive today. Innovation Excellence is essential to survive tomorrow.A lot of us work(ed) at pretty conservative companies. As a result of operational

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Although this is not about one specific innovation, I had to scoop it. A lot of truth in this article!

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A Magic Wand That Paints Light

Light Painting was already a photographical miracle. But with this new device the whole genre is born anew.
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Who wants a magic wand like this? I do!!!

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Floating Generator Transforms the Ocean's Motions into MegaWatts

Floating Generator Transforms the Ocean's Motions into MegaWatts | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
While winds may die and clouds may obscure the sun, nothing can stop the rhythmic lapping of ocean waves.
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Ever watched the waves on the beach and thought about harnessing that tremendous power? Well, here it is.

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This Spray Makes Streets Glow In The Dark

This Spray Makes Streets Glow In The Dark | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Here's a technology that could render street lamps obsolete. (Here's a #technology that could render street lamps obsolete.
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What are the possible implications of spraying streets so that they glow in the dark?

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Intel Emotion Sensing Tech Could Allow Your Next Smartphone to Cheer You Up

Intel Emotion Sensing Tech Could Allow Your Next Smartphone to Cheer You Up | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Intel is developing new camera technologies that could sense emotion, allowing for a world where your smartphone could sense that you're not having a good day and cheer you up.
Agnes Furst's insight:

Smile! You're on camera. No smile? Your camera will cheer you up.

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INJECTABLE OXYGEN KEEPS PEOPLE ALIVE WITHOUT BREATHING

INJECTABLE OXYGEN KEEPS PEOPLE ALIVE WITHOUT BREATHING | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital have created injectable oxygen microparticles for patients with breathing impairments. Led by Dr. John Kheir of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Boston...
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Now how about that?!

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Leap: Time to wave away the mouse?

Leap: Time to wave away the mouse? | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Leap Motion - a small sensor that allows PCs to be controlled with gestures - wants to revolutionise the way you use your computer.
Agnes Furst's insight:

Even better thsn the little dance Tom Cruise did in Minority Report.

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It's (not) alive! Franken-meat...

It's (not) alive! Franken-meat... | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
A hamburger that looks like one you'd get at any fast-food restaurant comes with a price tag of $330,000 — and it isn't even made out of natural meat.
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Who is looking forward  to trying this burger? :-)

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The First Kosher Cheeseburger? Scientists Engineer Meat

The First Kosher Cheeseburger? Scientists Engineer Meat | Inventions that can change everything | Scoop.it
Is engineered meat the way of the future? What does cultured meat mean for the ethics of meat eating, the environment, and the laws of kashrut?
Agnes Furst's insight:

Not sure I would be thrilled to try this...but then again, the world is heading towards increased population and decreasing protein sources.

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