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The future is here, but not evenly distributed. Foster Abundance!
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Qu8k - BALLS 20 - Carmack Prize Attempt - High Altitude Rocket On-board Video

On September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Derek Deville's Qu8k (pronounced "Quake") launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121,000' before returning safely to earth. Above 99% of the atmosphere the sky turns black in the middle of the day and the curvature of the earth is clearly visible.

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The Walk Again Project

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BMI research raises the hope that in the not-too-distant future, patients suffering from a variety of neurological disorders that lead to devastating levels of paralysis may be able to recover their mobility by harnessing their own brain impulses to directly control sophisticated neuroprostheses.

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News Desk: Cover Story: Steve Jobs at the Pearly Gates

News Desk: Cover Story: Steve Jobs at the Pearly Gates | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

The cover of the October 17, 2011, Steve Jobs knocking on Heavans Door

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Graphene creates electricity when struck by light | ExtremeTech

Graphene creates electricity when struck by light | ExtremeTech | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Oh graphene! The cheap, easy-to-manufacture one-atom-thick sheet of carbon can add yet another weird, fantastical, and possibly life-changing ability to its list of characteristics: it has an incredibly sensitive thermoelectric response to light.
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The Man Who Inspired Jobs

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In many ways, Apple’s co-founder emulated Polaroid’s Edwin Land, the inventor of instant photography.
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Is America’s age of discovery over?

Is America’s age of discovery over? | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
A small group of ambitious institutions gave us the Internet, lasers and TV. Now they're dwindling. Are we doomed?
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Curbing inflammatory cells could lead to treatments for diseases including atherosclerosis and cancer

This technique, known as RNA interference, offers a targeted way to stop inflammation and could be useful in treating not only atherosclerosis, but also other forms of heart disease as well as cancer.

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Researchers engineer new way to inhibit allergic reactions without side effects // News // Notre Dame News // University of Notre Dame

Researchers engineer new way to inhibit allergic reactions without side effects // News // Notre Dame News // University of Notre Dame | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies and asthmatic reactions without...
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Powering up progressive political language

Powering up progressive political language | Creating the Future | Scoop.it

Republicans are great at convincing people to vote against their self-interests and that free market money-handlers have the best interests of this nation well in hand. Lofgren explains how they accomplish it and in doing so offers the only solid piece of advice in his exposé:

 

How do they manage to do this? Because Democrats ceded the field. Above all, they do not understand language. Their initiatives are posed in impenetrable policy-speak: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The what? – can anyone even remember it? No wonder the per jorative “Obamacare” won out. Contrast that with the Republicans’ Patriot Act. You’re a patriot, aren’t you? Does anyone at the GED level have a clue what a Stimulus Bill is supposed to be? Why didn’t the White House call it the Jobs Bill and keep pounding on that theme?

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Romo– The Smartphone Robot

Romo is a highly functional robotic toy that uses your smartphone as its brain.
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Robot: I Now Have Common Sense. Engineer: Great, Go Fetch Me a Sandwich! | Singularity Hub

Robot: I Now Have Common Sense. Engineer: Great, Go Fetch Me a Sandwich! | Singularity Hub | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
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Photos: Life-Changing Nobel Chemistry Breakthroughs

Photos: Life-Changing Nobel Chemistry Breakthroughs | Creating the Future | Scoop.it
Quasicrystals today joined scores of Nobel prize-winning chemistry advances that have changed how we live—from radiology to neon signs.
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