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A Disposable Coffee Cup Has Inspired An Indispensable Idea

A Disposable Coffee Cup Has Inspired An Indispensable Idea | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
Turn a coffee cup upside down and you get...
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This is such a great example of how such a simple idea can have such a huge impact. All the best to Reaction to make this project a success.

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Oakley is building the ultimate smart sports glasses, here's how they're doing it

Oakley is building the ultimate smart sports glasses, here's how they're doing it | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
“ Oakley is building the ultimate smart sports glasses, here's how they're doing it Stuff Middle East We sat down with Ryan Calilung, Director of R&D, and Ryan Saylor, Director of Optical Development, to chat about what's next for 2012′s HUD ski...”
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Awesome! Oakley is solidifying its place as the leader in sports eyewear.
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Incredible Technology: Giant Starshade Could Help Find an Alien Earth - Space.com

Incredible Technology: Giant Starshade Could Help Find an Alien Earth - Space.com | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
Incredible Technology: Giant Starshade Could Help Find an Alien Earth Space.com With this technology, researchers could directly image other worlds and potentially find long sought-after Earth twins, a historically difficult task for alien planet...
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It is going to be an interesting project with the possibility of intense outcomes. What would happen if we were to find planets that are "Earth Twins"? This could be the dawn of a Star Wars and Sci-Fi like age where masses of focus will be put on inhabiting and reaching these other planets. 

 

The thought of turning on the news and hearing that there are other forms of life out there is very exciting and nerve racking at the same time. It could cause chaos between evolutionists and creationists but that is another topic altogether. 

 

The question is: What are the plans to move forward if we find life? 

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Running Shoe Technology Won't Reduce Your Risk of Injury

Running Shoe Technology Won't Reduce Your Risk of Injury | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, originally posited that runners wearing hard-midsole shoes would be at a higher risk of running-related injuries than those wearing cloud-soft sneakers.
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Wearable technology and health: the big releases of CES 2014 - PC Pro

Wearable technology and health: the big releases of CES 2014 - PC Pro | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
Wearable technology and health: the big releases of CES 2014
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The most surprising thing about the Garmin Vivofit is that it has taken the company so long to launch a fitness tracker in the first place.
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How Will Drones Change Sports?

How Will Drones Change Sports? | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
“Popular Science sat down with drone company Arch Aerial to chat about how drones are changing the way some sports are filmed. (RT @PopSci: How will drones change sports?”
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We can move to a far more dynamic viewing experience especially in action sports
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What will sports look like in the future? A TED2014 discussion | TED Blog

What will sports look like in the future? A TED2014 discussion | TED Blog | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
How will science and technology change athletics, the limits of the human body and the shape of competition? A discussion.

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'The Technology Is Out There,' but Satellites Don't Track Jets - New York Times

'The Technology Is Out There,' but Satellites Don't Track Jets - New York Times | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
'The Technology Is Out There,' but Satellites Don't Track Jets
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Airlines routinely use satellites to provide Wi-Fi for passengers.
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The rarity of this sort of catastrophe can be used to justify the rejection by companies to increase the cost of tracking their planes (as mentioned in the article).  However, if these catastrophes can be prevented why not prevent them? Although planes crash very rarely, it is a great loss when 300+ people go missing; especially since this impacts a great many more people in terms of family and friends.

 

It seems like the aviation industry has fallen into a bit of a rut in terms of development and become a lethargic industry. Despite massive changes are PLANNED for the end of the decade, noticeable improvements have been made in small increments over the last decade. What is stopping an investment into making the new tracking technologies more cost effective? These sorts of technologies are moving in leaps and bounds in cellular communication and the motor industry so the question becomes: Why is the aviation industry not making the same effort?

 

I'm no expert but it could be because of a lack of competition because of Boeing's massive dominance in the commercial flight industry or it could be that companies are trying to squeeze every penny of profit out of each flight and such a 'small' threat can be discarded.

 

We can only hope for the best that the plane is recovered and by some chance the passengers are okay.

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Medical advancements making motherhood possible for more ...

Medical advancements making motherhood possible for more ... | Science and Technology Progress | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It's a situation many women deal with: Medical issues can stand in the way of having a baby. Advancements in science and medicine have given women the opportunity to fulfill one of their biggest ...
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