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Robot dentist is first to fit implants without a human touch

Robot dentist is first to fit implants without a human touch | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Successful procedure raises hopes technology could avoid problems caused by human error and help overcome shortage of qualified dentists
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Where human intelligence outperforms AI

Where human intelligence outperforms AI | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is betting that..

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Some things AI just can't do well
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Ex-New York Giants Receiver Victor Cruz See Virtual Reality's Potential

Ex-New York Giants Receiver Victor Cruz See Virtual Reality's Potential | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Victor Cruz used to catch passes from Eli Manning. Now he wants virtual reality in the NFL so he can be on the field while sitting on his couch.
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Thoughts on VR in Professional Sports
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Nanotube Yarn Generates Enough Electricity to Keep the Lights On

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Lynda Barry on How the Smartphone Is Endangering Three Ingredients of Creativity: Loneliness, Uncertainty & Boredom

Lynda Barry on How the Smartphone Is Endangering Three Ingredients of Creativity: Loneliness, Uncertainty & Boredom | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

The phone gives us a lot but it takes away three key elements of discovery: loneliness, uncertainty and boredom.
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Internet of Things & Augmented Reality - Fybr

This video shows Fybr's parking sensors sending data in realtime to an Apple ARKit based Augmented Reality app. It shows the potential of combining IoT and…
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How could you use AR and IoT?
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A delightfully odd kinetic sound and word making machine

A delightfully odd kinetic sound and word making machine | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Dmitriy Morozov, from Moscow, makes machines that make music, kind of. Above, the Ball-O-Bol. In Russian language, “balabol” is someone who talks a lot without much sense, one who lies, a big mouth…
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inspiration from kinetic art?
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Crowdsourcing Hurricane Relief and Rescue Efforts in Houston

Crowdsourcing Hurricane Relief and Rescue Efforts in Houston | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing initiatives to help rescue victims and coordinate relief efforts to flood-hit areas in Houston, Texas.
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98.5% Of Original Comments To The FCC Oppose Killing Net Neutrality

98.5% Of Original Comments To The FCC Oppose Killing Net Neutrality | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Let's not mince words: the FCC's plan to gut net neutrality protections in light of severe public opposition is likely one of the more bare-knuckled acts of cronyism in modern technological and political history. That's becaus

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This AI unicorn is disrupting the pharma industry in a big way

This AI unicorn is disrupting the pharma industry in a big way | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

BenevolentAI recently raised £109.5m, at a valuation of £1.4 billion. Its plan? To set AI lose on already-published academic papers to make new discoveries

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The power of AI guided research
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What Saturn Would Sound Like as a Symphony

What Saturn Would Sound Like as a Symphony | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Astrophysicists turn Saturn's moons and rings into music.
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A great strategy for understanding data is to transfer it into a different domain.
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Motorized molecules driven by light to cut into cancer cells

Motorized molecules driven by light to cut into cancer cells | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Researchers have developed a novel technique where molecules would be motorized using light and these would be used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells such as the cancer cells. This could bring the treatment molecule into the cancer cell directly and cause them to die.

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Micro-drills can create channels where none existed
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Poilu Vases Are 3D Printed with Implanted "Hair" - Design Milk

Poilu Vases Are 3D Printed with Implanted "Hair" - Design Milk | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
While doing research on materials, Studio Bold created a collection of 3D printed vases where "hair" is implanted during the printing process.
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Fascinating melding of manufacturing technologies.  What else could you make using this technique?
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A Lighting Collection That Merges Marble with Neon Lights - Design Milk

A Lighting Collection That Merges Marble with Neon Lights - Design Milk | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
The Voie light series merges marble bases with rings of neon lighting to create sculptural pieces that explore the "manipulation of light-paths."
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Merging disparate technologies can have wonderful effects.  Try it!
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Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines

Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

It takes money to make money and right now a lot of that money is going into the development of artificial intelligence. Ray Dalio explains the importance of..

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The Importance of Domain Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence
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Robot dentist is first to fit implants without a human touch

Robot dentist is first to fit implants without a human touch | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Successful procedure raises hopes technology could avoid problems caused by human error and help overcome shortage of qualified dentists
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Wearable IoT Device Predicts an Asthma Attack Before it Happens

Wearable IoT Device Predicts an Asthma Attack Before it Happens | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Startup Health Care Originals has created a wearable technology that can identify and alert users to precursor symptoms of asthmatic attacks much earlier.

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Connecting a Human Brain to the Internet in Real Time

Connecting a Human Brain to the Internet in Real Time | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
A new project dubbed Brainternet can turn the brain into an Internet of Things node online.
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How might this be used? Right now it's in one direction. What happens when it's in both directions?
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Use This Simple but Underused Technique for Being More Creative (and get a bonus!)

Use This Simple but Underused Technique for Being More Creative (and get a bonus!) | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if solutions to our problems came to us from alternate universes? Places where the laws of nature may be different?  Where wonderful and fascinating things occur on a regular basis? Guess what - they do. They're called our dreams. All you have to do is remember and keep track of them.…

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This 40 million year-old insect eye is inspiring today's robots

X-ray photo of 40 million year old gnat fly trapped in amber helps scientists understand robotic vision
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#biomimicry
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A Private Sezin School in Istanbul by ATÖLYE

A Private Sezin School in Istanbul by ATÖLYE | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Designing outside the box, ATÖLYE created a modern, forward-thinking K-12 school in Istanbul after the Private Sezin School approached them in 2014.

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Encouraging problem based learning with some architectural flair
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Skeleton Flower turns transparent in the rain

Skeleton Flower turns transparent in the rain | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Diphylleia grayi, the “skeleton flower” is normally opaque white but when it rains, the petals become transparent until the flower dries. Nanotechnologists are developing new materials …

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Where might you see an application for something 'disappearing' when wet and reappearing when dry? #biomimcry
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Green tea may soon power your smartphone, wearable devices

Green tea may soon power your smartphone, wearable devices | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Scientists have used green tea compounds to develop a new flexible, compact rechargeable energy storage device which may power wearable electronics.

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Want Safer Streets? Remove Traffic Signals, Road Signs

Want Safer Streets? Remove Traffic Signals, Road Signs | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Hans Monderman believed that societies could make roads safer by making drivers more uncertain, and therefore alert.

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Sometimes removing is a better design strategy than adding. 
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Nature imagery calms prisoners

Nature imagery calms prisoners | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Sweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. Research published today shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension, help defuse anger and make some of the harshest environments, like a solitary confinement cellblock in a maximum-security prison, a little easier to bear.
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If it's good for prisons, where else might it be beneficial?
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Researchers Develop Origami-Inspired Robot

Researchers Develop Origami-Inspired Robot | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
The researchers investigated the concept of using the Kresling crease pattern of origami, which is a chiral tower with a polygonal base.
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When Origami goes High Tech
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