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This Material Will Power the Future — If Somebody Can Profit From It

This Material Will Power the Future — If Somebody Can Profit From It | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

Since 2010, graphene has been on the fast track. It is being groomed for a role in materials that typically take years and sometimes decades before they develop into products that transform the way people do things in everyday life. On a recent visit to the University of Manchester, which remains the center of the graphene “revolution,” physicists and engineers are trying hard to move their home-developed technology off the lab bench and into commercial products. To do it, they’ll have to develop a graphene “killer app” that possesses distinct advantages over existing technologies — and doesn’t cost too much to manufacture.


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It is worth reading any detailed article on the progress of developing Graphene applications and this one is another to check off the list. Graphene is going to be VERY important....soon.

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The Replies Book — daily inspiration - by Roger Ellman

daily inspiration - by Roger Ellman
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The August 21, 2013 "Reply" is one I like, specially.  Yet every day (preety well) there is a new one, and people are receiving them by email each morning.

Imagine something positive, rich in inspiration, sometimes offering wisdom, a tip or a quirky fun thought that takes just ten seconds of the day.

It just sets you up for the day (better than any breakfast cereal alone can!)

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Innovate - quick look at another trick towards being an idea-spring

Innovate - quick look at another trick towards being an idea-spring | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.

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If you need help coming up with ideas, it's good to take note of prompters to help with this. Generally ideas cannot be produced like a rabbit out of a magician's hat. Looking anew at ordinary things you see every day, playing games with what you see, can help. And if you are not around people who seem to froth and foam with new ideas every day, any tricks and exercises can also help a bit. Idea-creating is a habit and if any talks and methods aid this process....add them too. This is one is worth a moment's pause.
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How today's technology is rapidly catching up to 'Star Trek ...

How today's technology is rapidly catching up to 'Star Trek ... | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
Science fiction is quickly becoming science reality. Many of the technologies that we saw in “Star Trek” are beginning to materialize, and ours might actually be better than Starfleet's. Best of all, we won't have to wait 300 years.
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It's fun - all part of the multi-faceted story

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9 (Short) Storytelling Tips From A Master Of Movie Trailers

9 (Short) Storytelling Tips From A Master Of Movie Trailers | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

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Hugh Hart:  "Buddha Jones co-founder John Long discusses mini-storytelling principles and the art of modern trailer making."

Alexander Kluge's curator insight, June 7, 11:12 AM

Exceptionally good insights in the art-form of trailer-making.

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Entrepreneur | Roger Ellman: Original art & details of other business ventures

Entrepreneur | Roger Ellman: Original art & details of other business ventures | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
Expert Generalist - HiTech-HiArt-HiEnthusiasm--Management and Business Creation >>Capabilities: Paintings - brilliant colours (colors!) Voiceover
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This, recently updated, shows forward movement and the artist still spearheading brilliant and vibrant colors.

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Vivian Maier Photographer | Amazing "lost" photographs - Photographer Supreme

Vivian Maier Photographer | Amazing "lost" photographs - Photographer Supreme | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
The official website of photographer Vivian Maier. Showcasing photo galleries, information about exhibitions, print sales, books and documentary film.
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Photography has amongst its best offerings, helped to focus on the unseen or overlooked or unimagined - a key ingredient in many cases, of moving forward, of progressing. So this collection adds to this in a huge way. It just does.

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More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API

More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

Expect Labs, makers of the MindMeld app for dynamically suggesting content in response to the topics in a spoken conversation, is opening its artificial intelligence engine to the world via the new MindMeld API. It’s the latest example of just how powerful APIs are becoming and offers yet another glimpse into how intelligent we will expect applications to be in the years to come.


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Some AI news will be action taking place right now, some will be premature and some will surprise us by happening NOW or decades ahead - so glance at all ideas - that's best for keeping abreast!
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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, March 1, 7:37 PM

This API can enable automated curation and should be considered as a real advantage in some dev projects.

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Of Hellabytes and Recombinant Innovation: The Second Machine Age

Andrew McAfee argues that we are advancing so rapidly that our progress is no longer about a difference in degree, but a difference in kind. Along with Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew is the co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies


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Fair 4.5 minutes video address ( 30% information 70% inspiration) on our step up to new progress levels - rather than just mulitplication etc, and the new shapes of progress building upon progress. Not a revelation, but good to be supported and reminded that we are moving on!

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New Form of Carbon is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond | MIT Technology Review

New Form of Carbon is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond | MIT Technology Review | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material

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Carbon from Nanotubes to mytube - great new materials and features for a myriad of purposes and benefits.

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IBM Research creates new foundation to program SyNAPSE chips

IBM Research creates new foundation to program SyNAPSE chips | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

Scientists from IBM unveiled on Aug. 8 a breakthrough software ecosystem designed for programming silicon chips that have an architecture inspired by the function, low power, and compact volume of the brain.
The technology could enable a new generation of intelligent sensor networks that mimic the brain’s abilities for perception, action, and cognition.
Dramatically different from traditional software, IBM’s new programming model breaks the mold of sequential operation underlying today’s von Neumann architectures and computers.
It is instead tailored for a new class of distributed, highly interconnected, asynchronous, parallel, large-scale cognitive computing architectures.


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Chip breakhtroughs are most important in getting our progress meters revving faster for all areas of technology. The benefits of the faster processing of date and/or the faster processing of complex control routines are enormnous.

 

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Karlos Svoboda's curator insight, August 18, 2013 1:27 PM

Vědci z IBM představili průlomový software "ekosystemu" určený pro programování křemíkových čipů.

Tato technologie by mohla umožnit novou generaci inteligentních senzorových sítí, které napodobují mozkové schopnosti jako je vnímání, učení a činnost. V budoucnosti už nebude místo pro obyčejný mozek bez využití této a futurističtější technologie.

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Elon Musk goes tubular on August 12 with plans for Hyperloop

Elon Musk goes tubular on August 12 with plans for Hyperloop | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
The Tesla and SpaceX founder isn't someone who is satisfied with merely disrupting the automobile and space industries. Now, he's got high-speed trains and air travel in his sights with a new way to transport people over long distances.
Roger Ellman's insight:

Truly exciting.

 

Wonderful futures become closer when we have in Elon Musk, a visionary who has the tools and know-how, the influence and ability to act in as yet uncharted arenas, to make ideas run - on rails or in tubes! And more to come.

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Max Tegmark: The Future of Life, a Cosmic Perspective

Max Tegmark, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), presents a cosmic perspective on the future of life, covering our increasing scientific knowledge, the cosmic background radiation, the ultimate fate of the universe, and what we need to do to ensure the human race's survival and flourishing in the short and long term.


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I'm going to watch this based on the description of speaker and content  worth try's!

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Molecular Nuclear Medicine: making personalized treatment a reality

Molecular Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty using trace amounts of active substances, called radiopharmaceuticals, to create images of organs and lesions and to treat various diseases, like cancer. This documentary explains how SPECT and PET work, and how Radio Metabolic Therapy can treat cancer. A 22' journey from the history of radioactivity and cancer to the most modern Theragnostic techniques.


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Going forward...you will be your onw person in medical treatments, as you are if you allow it out of the bag, in all other areas! Progress..

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How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism

How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

 

 


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Moving forward - there's every reason to adapt and adopt. Like vinyl records and old photographic film, some old media methods will become a collectors (small audience) market, leaving mainstream media in the new delivery vehicles of our day today, and tomorrow's (there's the trick, working out what THEY will be!).

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Frank Rose:  "When I first arrived in New York, some time back in the last century, I gazed in awe and fascination at subway riders reading The New York Times. Thanks to a precise and universally adopted method of folding the paper (had it been taught in schools?), they could read it and even turn its pages without thrusting them in anyone else's face. The trick? Folding those big, inky broadsheets into neat little rectangles—roughly the same size, in fact, as an iPad." ...

David Collet's curator insight, August 6, 10:47 PM

A fresh look a news. The reporting and spreading of news. But, it seems, still emphasizing the same boring 'Masters of the Universe.' 

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IBM: Commercial Nanotube Transistors Are Coming Soon

IBM: Commercial Nanotube Transistors Are Coming Soon | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
Nanotubes are the only technology that looks capable of keeping the advance of computer power from slowing down, by offering a practical way to make both smaller and faster transistors, he says. In 1998, researchers at IBM ...
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A real boost and many steps forward...

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Solar Roadways - Idea of Stellar Proportions

http://www.solarroadways.com/images/intro/Downtown%20Sandpoint%202%20-%20small.jpg

 

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Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker and Futurist Jason Silva On How Humans Are Hardwired for Story and Cinema

Tribeca Film Festival: Filmmaker and Futurist Jason Silva On How Humans Are Hardwired for Story and Cinema | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

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Jason Silva's bubbling, boiling contagious and enthusiastic deliberations are themselves, charged with energy and inspiring stories.

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Paula Bernstein:  "As part of Tribeca Film Festival's "Future of Film" series, on April 22nd filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva will be muse about how humans are hardwired for story and cinema" ...

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 22, 3:56 AM
As part of Tribeca Film Festival's "Future of Film" series, tomorrow, April 22, filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva (dubbed the "Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age" by The Atlantic) will muse about how humans are hardwired for story and cinema. 
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10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV

10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

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Worth a glance and then...add your own ideas...keeps the breahting channels for new ideas open!

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Stuart Dredge:  "From Twitter's 'social soundtrack' to self-made YouTube stars and Amazon turning future viewers into commissioners: the latest in interactive television trends" ...

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, April 18, 5:19 PM

It's not just television, it's television made better.

 

Love #6. I'm good with "Samantha" taking the lead.

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A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

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Roger Ellman's insight:

OK. So is this Progress?  Are Humans Moving Forward?

Well - art, creativity and idea-innovation are all part of that. So in the loose and all-embracing way we love, the sanswer is yes!

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 4, 9:12 AM

Beautifully powerful and haunting. A possible project arena for students, a way to share powerful images from literature, science, studies of social sciences, life.

David Collet's curator insight, March 4, 9:28 PM

This is an unusual one. But I really enjoy reading the works of H.G. Wells and upon viewing this, I felt it kept to the quality of that author.

 

Enjoy.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 5, 3:12 AM

A Solitary World — a breathtaking homage to H.G. Wells, with text adapted from five of his most celebrated works: The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The First Men in the Moon (1901), In The Days of the Comet (1906), The World Set Free (1914). Read by Terry Burns and featuring an appropriately haunting score from the young British composer Lennert Busch, the film belongs to — pioneers, perhaps — an emerging creative genre: the cinematic poem.

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Kurt Vonnegut's Shapes of Stories in infographic form

Kurt Vonnegut's Shapes of Stories in infographic form | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

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It does seem that anything Kurt Vonnegut said about writing is worth hearing and so far as I have got, anything he wrote is worth reading.

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Fotis Begklis's curator insight, February 26, 3:32 AM

Nice

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 28, 12:00 PM

How would you shape your story?

Andrew Raimist's curator insight, March 1, 1:06 AM

Kurt Vonnegut's rejected anthropology thesis proposed that the shapes of a culture's stories was at least as important as the shapes of their pots and spearheads.


I've been interested about the potential relationship of literary form to visual form, how we understand them logically, intellectually and emotively. How could a drawing, painting or work of architecture express the ideas contained in a work of literature through the use of form?


You can see Vonnegut discuss his ideas on the shapes of stories in this clip on YouTube:


http://youtu.be/oP3c1h8v2ZQ

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Paul Allen and the Machines: Teaching the next generation of artificial intelligence

Paul Allen and the Machines: Teaching the next generation of artificial intelligence | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been pondering artificial intelligence since he was a kid. In the late '60s, eerily intelligent computers were everywhere, whether it was 2001's HAL or Star Trek's omnipresent Enterprise computer. As Allen recalls in his memoir, "machines that behaved like people, even people gone mad, were all the rage back then." He would tag along to his father's job at the library, overwhelmed by the information, and daydream about "the sci-fi theme of a dying or threatened civilization that saves itself by finding a trove of knowledge." What if you could collect all the world's information in a single computer mind, one capable of intelligent thought, and be able to communicate in simple human language? 

Forty years later, with nearly 9 billion dollars to Allen's name, that idea is beginning to seem like more than just fantasy. Much of the technology is already here. We talk to our phones and aren't surprised when they talk back. A web search can answer nearly any question, undergirded by a semantic understanding of the structure of online information. But while the tools are powerful, the processes behind them are still fairly basic. Siri only understands a small subset of questions, and she can't reason, or do anything you might call thinking. Even Watson, IBM'sJeopardy champ, can only handle simple questions with unambiguous phrasing. Already, Google is looking to the Star Trek computer as a guiding light for its voice search — but it's still a long way off. If technology is going to get there, we'll need computers that are better at talking and, more crucially, better at reasoning.


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Food, or a at least a snack.., for thought

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Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound - Telegraph

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound - Telegraph | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.
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Progress of the big leap sort.  And, it makes so much more sense than the classic government-spending-money-like-water-on-the-wrong-thing projects....this would cost little more than the laughingly called "high speed" rail service that is proposed for California by the usual WesleyMouch/JamesTaggart team. Go Hyperploop!

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University Aims to Build 'Vanishing' Electronics

They are called 'transient electronics.' Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are studying how to make devices, like cellphones, dis...

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Interesting creative way of avoiding disposal problems. Also the hint of medical applications for dissolvable circuits,makes sense.

 

What appeals most is the creating Thinking...instead of worrying about how to recycle or dispose of, or even store, unwanted articles...make them - what if they could - dissappear?!!!

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Aesthetic Invention — siteInspire

Aesthetic Invention — siteInspire | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
Aesthetic Invention, on siteInspire: a showcase of the best web design inspiration.
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Always good to look towards (and at!) better!

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L.A. Story Movie Poster #2 - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery

L.A. Story Movie Poster #2 - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery | Progress - Humans move forwards - we'll get there! | Scoop.it
Movie poster image for L.A. Story
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The quintessential story of and guide to, Los Angeles!

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