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Ghana News - Nigerian teens create generator that runs on urine

Ghana News - Nigerian teens create generator that runs on urine | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Here’s some news that will be of interest to all of the people waiting in line for gas to use in their generators.
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Who says girls can't do tech/engineering?

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Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so… | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil popularised the 'singularity' concept, when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. Now he is trying to make it a reality for Google. Carole Cadwalladr meets him
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Fascinating & mildly terrifying article about Ray Kurzweil's work on artificial intelligence for Google

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Wearable Transmitter Turns Your Palm Into a Touch Interface [VIDEO]

Wearable Transmitter Turns Your Palm Into a Touch Interface [VIDEO] | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Fin is a wearable bluetooth transmitter that turns the surface of your palm and fingers into a touch interface.
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This Indiegogo project is a ring which can turn your own hand into an interface

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Google buys AI firm DeepMind to boost image search - tech - 27 January 2014 - New Scientist

Google buys AI firm DeepMind to boost image search - tech - 27 January 2014 - New Scientist | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Google's latest big-money purchase in its ongoing shopping spree is a British AI firm which has some clever ideas in gaming and image search
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Google building its AI capability - scoops up London firm which specialises in machine learning

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The hopes and dreams of science-fiction fans may soon be a reality, with the news that Google has purchased an Artificial Intelligence firm. The company DeepMind sold for 400 million and was possibly the leading firm for development in AI. Being a multi billion dollar company, it'll be interesting to see what the future holds for the technology of Artificial Intelligence in the next five to ten years.

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Tech Trends 2014

Tech Trends 2014 | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Likely or Not Likely: Vote on frog design’s 15 Tech Trends for 2014
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Some interesting trend summaries with crowdsourced vote on how likely they are to occur

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Spotify to tailor music to your heart beat

Spotify to tailor music to your heart beat | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
A motion sensor and heart rate monitor could be used to select tracks and playlists that suit your mood and your movement. By Samuel Gibbs
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To Lure Customers, Appeal To All 5 Of Their Senses

To Lure Customers, Appeal To All 5 Of Their Senses | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Stuart Leslie president and founder of 4sight Inc offers six tips for packaging your product and capturing consumer attention.
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Accessories Keep Brains Safe From Mind-Reading Tech [Pics] - PSFK

Accessories Keep Brains Safe From Mind-Reading Tech [Pics] - PSFK | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Fabrica's Lisa Kori and Caitlin Morris design chic trimmings to protect your mental privacy.
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Beautiful brain-shielding accessories to protect user from remote surveillance.

People. We need these.

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This Audi Can Predict When a Parking Space Will Open Up | Autopia | Wired.com

This Audi Can Predict When a Parking Space Will Open Up | Autopia | Wired.com | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Audi's Urban Intelligent Assist research initiative uses big data, wireless connectivity and the car's on-board navigation system to, among other things, tell you which street spaces are available and, even better, when a space will open up.
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Clever Car: Audi are building predictive personalisation into their onboard navigation systems which will harness big data in order to predict where a parking space will soon become available. WHo needs eyes!

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Oculus Primed: Meet the Geniuses Who Finally Mastered Virtual Reality | Game|Life | Wired.com

Oculus Primed: Meet the Geniuses Who Finally Mastered Virtual Reality | Game|Life | Wired.com | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
The Oculus Rift has become the most anticipated new product in gaming since the Nintendo Wii got people off the couch.
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Hearing about this everywhere - Oculus Rift touted as the product which fnally masters VR

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Google And Gangsters Share Some Common Traits

Google And Gangsters Share Some Common Traits | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
According to an upcoming book and Kickstarter project, The Misfit Economy, it appears that Google and gangsters have more than a few things in common.
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Meet the NASA scientist devising a starship warp drive - opinion - 19 August 2013 - New Scientist

Meet the NASA scientist devising a starship warp drive - opinion - 19 August 2013 - New Scientist | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
To pave the way for rapid interstellar travel, NASA propulsion researcher Harold Sonny White plans to manipulate space-time in the lab
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Time

 

Traveling at warp speed would send you sliding through warped space-time and covering the distance at a much quicker rate. It would be like watching a film in fast forward.

 

Taking the innovation to proof of concept, to show we have properly understood and applied the math and physics. To that end we will try to generate a microscopic instance of a warp bubble in the lab and measure it.

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This necklace is also a panic button for bad dates (Wired UK)

This necklace is also a panic button for bad dates  (Wired UK) | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
The Guardian Angel looks like a rather cumbersome silver pendant, but it doubles as a panic alarm for times when dates are going downhill
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A New Tool That Seals Bullet Wounds in Seconds With High-Tech Sponges | Wired Design | Wired.com

A New Tool That Seals Bullet Wounds in Seconds With High-Tech Sponges | Wired Design | Wired.com | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
The XStat syringe, filled with scientifically advanced sponges, can plug a life-threatening bullet wound in a matter of seconds.
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Amazon plans to ship your packages before you even buy them

Amazon plans to ship your packages before you even buy them | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Drawing on its massive store of customer data, Amazon plans on shipping you items it thinks you'll like before you click the purchase button. The company today gained a new patent for "anticipatory...
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Beware The Internet of Things

Beware The Internet of Things | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Stuart Heritage: By 2020, more than 30bn fridges, cars and coffee machines will be connected, all synergising and secretly preparing for the day when they will join as one and murder you
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Tongue in cheek take on the internet of things.

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A Handheld 3-D Printer Lets Surgeons Draw New Cells

A Handheld 3-D Printer Lets Surgeons Draw New Cells | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Biology works in 3-D so why not your doctor? The BioPen could make it easier for doctors to repair tissue or bones in cases of injury or even aging.
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Another need-driven application application for 3D printing - bone repair

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Google Is Working On Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses For Diabetics

Google Is Working On Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses For Diabetics | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
If it works they could replace the daily ritual of a finger prick for millions of diabetics.
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Music-Playing Wristband Cements Long-Term Memories - PSFK

Music-Playing Wristband Cements Long-Term Memories - PSFK | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based Sheepdog Sciences has created a device that helps you learn while sleeping.
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Green Chemists Use Rocket Science And Chicken Feathers to Create Cow-Less Leather

Green Chemists Use Rocket Science And Chicken Feathers to Create Cow-Less Leather | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
University of Delaware chemist Richard Wool has made tape and tractor parts out of soybean oil. But one day his bio-based breathable Eco-leather might...
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We've seen synthetic meat cultured in labs. Now chemists have created cow-less leather, from chicken feathers, flax and soybean oil. 

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Lifelogging: Take a stroll down a virtual memory lane

Lifelogging: Take a stroll down a virtual memory lane | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
What's the best way to annotate and explore the flood of pictures, video, audio and text that lifelogging generates?
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Lifelogging - recording your own life throug video, self-quanitification, social media etc - is presenting a new challenge,. How to navigate those archived memories.  A HK artist has created a 3D virtual world in which others can do just that - explore his memories.

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Beam of darkness makes objects invisible from a distance (Wired UK)

Beam of darkness makes objects invisible from a distance (Wired UK) | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
A research team from the University of Singapore has developed a device that can make objects invisible by bathing them in a beam of darkness
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The age of the invisible man gets closer....

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Innovation on the fringe

Innovation on the fringe | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
What do pirates, terrorists, computer hackers and inner city gangs have in common with Silicon Valley? A blog on the exploration of the hidden side of innovation. The Misfit Economy is a book that...
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“You won’t find this in the Harvard Business Review”. The Misfit Economy explores the dark side of innovation, focusing on the underground, black markets, hackers, gangs and others on the fringes of society, where ideas are driven by need.

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Google Inc's new Google Glass technology tipped to drive high-street revival

Google Inc's new Google Glass technology tipped to drive high-street revival | Global Innovation | Scoop.it
Google Inc's new Google Glass technology tipped to drive high-street revival
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8th Mass Media

 

A new study from Venda reveals that almost a third of UK consumers would wear Google Glass to unlock in-store promotions and over a quarter (27%) would also like to be kept informed of local offers via the device.

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