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The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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The Army is Testing Drone Swarms and They're Absolutely Terrifying - Maxim

The Army is Testing Drone Swarms and They're Absolutely Terrifying - Maxim | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
The military has found a way to make the dawn of tiny, adorable drones as alarming as possible Defense Systems reports that U.S.
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Watson is getting closer and closer to being your doctor

Watson is getting closer and closer to being your doctor | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson is doing something even more important than all previous capabilities combined -- it's finally getting closer to becoming your doctor.
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SAPVoice: How Big Data Is Like Big Tobacco - Part 1

SAPVoice: How Big Data Is Like Big Tobacco - Part 1 | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
By Tim Walsh, Global Vice President, Customer Engagement and Commerce, SAP We are now ending the lust phase of our relationship with big data. Thank God. The next phase promises to be equally exciting, albeit considerably more turbulent. Some maturity, some retribution. For the purpose of this discussion, set aside our myriad [...]
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An interesting perspective to think about the data we all create and consume and the big Corporates making money off it and influencing decisions. The author loosely likens to Big Tobacco with a future lawsuits and Government stepping in.

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Intel launches Internet of Stuff Parkinson's research project

Intel launches Internet of Stuff Parkinson's research project | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Joint research with Michael J Fox Foundation (Damn, this is cool!
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Iron Man suit turns shipyard workers into super men

Iron Man suit turns shipyard workers into super men | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Workers, soldiers, firefighters and paraplegics could soon be donning "Iron Man" suits designed to give them super-human strength.
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FDA approves first ever personal exoskeleton

FDA approves first ever personal exoskeleton | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
The ReWalk could help millions of people around the world walk again after being wheelchair-bound following spinal injuries. The $70,000 device has just been approved for sale in the US by the FDA.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Exoskeleton

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 3, 2014 1:27 PM

The ReWalk could help millions of people around the world walk again after being wheelchair-bound following spinal injuries. The $70,000 device has just been approved for sale in the US by the FDA.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Exoskeleton



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3D Systems Just Broke the Speed Barrier, Surpassing Traditional Injection ... - 3DPrint.com

3D Systems Just Broke the Speed Barrier, Surpassing Traditional Injection ... - 3DPrint.com | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
3D Systems Just Broke the Speed Barrier, Surpassing Traditional Injection ... 3DPrint.com You would have to be living under a rock if you haven't heard about 3D printing and additive manufacturing yet.
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Fab-grade 3D printers have matched and exceeded the productivity and speed of traditional injection molding
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Meet the people behind the Wayback Machine, one of our favorite things about the internet

Meet the people behind the Wayback Machine, one of our favorite things about the internet | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
The Internet Archive is home to more than 15 million gigabytes of free digital information—and it's just getting started.
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IBM commits $1bn to new Watson Supercomputer division - YouTube

Full video from WIRED available at: David Sink, Director of Client Solutions and Delivery, Watson Solutions, IBM. Dr. Ferrucci, IBM research staff member, di...
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Serious investment in the new division
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Augmented Reality Game Turns Your Office Into A Combat Zone [Video] - PSFK

Augmented Reality Game Turns Your Office Into A Combat Zone [Video] - PSFK | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Rescape lets players move around in virtual worlds larger than their current location.
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Ok, the future of team building! An augmented reality office shoot-em-up
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How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels

How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
“At the dawn of rapid prototyping, a common predication was that 3D printing would transform manufacturing, spurring a consumer revolution that would put a printer in every home. That hasn't quite happened---and like so many emerging technologies, rapid prototyping has found its foothold in a surprisingly different field: Medicine.”
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Augmented Reality May Be Coming To A Car Windshield Near You - ReadWrite

Augmented Reality May Be Coming To A Car Windshield Near You - ReadWrite | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
“ReadWrite Augmented Reality May Be Coming To A Car Windshield Near You ReadWrite White served as guest editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' February 2014 Proceedings, focusing on augmented reality on windshields.”
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“I think the Minority Report stuff is at least a decade away,” said White. “But we’ll see a lot of useful things in the near term.”
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Florida Hospital celebrates its success with robotics surgery - Orlando Sentinel

Florida Hospital celebrates its success with robotics surgery - Orlando Sentinel | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Dr. Jeff Thill can remember when he first started lobbying his employer, Florida Hospital, to consider investing in this new technology known as robotics, which held out the possibility of a far less invasive form of surgery.“I was pushing for...
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IQ Test Result: Advanced AI Machine Matches Four-Year-Old Child's Score | MIT Technology Review

IQ Test Result: Advanced AI Machine Matches Four-Year-Old Child's Score | MIT Technology Review | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence machines are rapidly gaining on humans, but they have some way to go on IQ tests.
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Nick Bostrom: What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being.
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Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible to the Naked Eye

Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible to the Naked Eye | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new type of solar panel that is almost completely transparent.

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Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new type of solar panel that is almost completely transparent.


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IBM's cognitive computer chip apes brain architecture

IBM's cognitive computer chip apes brain architecture | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition machine that operates as closely as possible to the speed and efficiency of the human cortex. A coalition of IBM's research institutes and several universities and government labs delivered a preliminary answer Thursday to that request.
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'Roll-up' television: coming soon to your living room

'Roll-up' television: coming soon to your living room | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
LG unveils flexible screen that can be rolled into a tube just 3cm in diameter, paving the way for new types of portable devices with large displays and space-saving televisions

 

LG last night demonstrated an 18 inch screen which is so flexible that it can be rolled into a tight tube just 3cm in diameter, paving the way for small portable devices with large displays that can be stashed away when not in use or televisions that can be easily hidden from view when turned off.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 11, 2014 9:38 AM

LG last night demonstrated an 18 inch screen which is so flexible that it can be rolled into a tight tube just 3cm in diameter, paving the way for small portable devices with large displays that can be stashed away when not in use or televisions that can be easily hidden from view when turned off.


Well Connected Mom's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:34 PM

LG projects a 60 inch roll up TV available sometime in 2017.  Can you imagine how easy it would be to move your TV around your house?

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'The Internet of things': Google, Apple and the next big growth cycle - The Globe and Mail

'The Internet of things': Google, Apple and the next big growth cycle - The Globe and Mail | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
'The Internet of things': Google, Apple and the next big growth cycle The Globe and Mail Shortly thereafter, Nest acquired Dropcam, a maker of Internet-connected security cameras, for about $550-million.
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Acquisitions by Google and Apple - "no brainer" our phones becoming the personal internet of things remote
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How's DARPA's Augmented Reality Software Works - The Atlantic

How's DARPA's Augmented Reality Software Works - The Atlantic | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
How's DARPA's Augmented Reality Software Works The Atlantic So, they created a program called Urban Leader Tactical Response, Awareness and Visualization (ULTRA-Vis) to develop a novel and sophisticated augmented reality system for use by soldiers.
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Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research

Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Get ready for a world where your refrigerator, car and plant pots are all connected to the Internet and able to email and communicate with each other. (One day when you leave the office, your car will email the oven to warm up dinner.
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Who to trust with internet of things? My car will tell work I'm running late but my fridge will tell the boss about beer consumption last night.
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5 Things To Know About Cognitive Systems and IBM Watson - Martin Keen

5 Things To Know About Cognitive Systems and IBM Watson - Martin Keen | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
RT @MartinRTP: 5 Things To Know About Cognitive Systems and IBM Watson http://t.co/3b8pR0XX83
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How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, but a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
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Massive Japanese 3D Printing Alliance Looks for Manufacturing Success - 3DPrint.com

Massive Japanese 3D Printing Alliance Looks for Manufacturing Success - 3DPrint.com | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
Japan Forms 3D Printing Alliance, Sparking a Tech War: http://t.co/tp9lYZYjXW http://t.co/ZFbU1o4tVJ
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Huge Japanese alliance of govt and big business to push 3D printing as next leap in manufacturing process improvement
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The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars

The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars | Eye on clever IT things | Scoop.it
“The assembly line isn't going away, but 3-D printing is going to reshape how we make cars. The EDAG Genesis points the way, with an beautifully crafted frame made from a range of materials and inspired by a turtle's skeleton.”
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