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3D Printing with Graphene Is Coming, and It Will Power the Future

3D Printing with Graphene Is Coming, and It Will Power the Future | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
If scientists can pull this off, the future could really be an unrecognizable place.

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Tony Sacksteder's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:43 AM

fascinating...'3d printing' might be the wrong term, but some form of point of use or in situ manufacturing of graphene would be a game changer!

Susanne Kahle's curator insight, July 15, 2013 5:08 AM

Scientists are trying to get graphene (an allotrope of the chemical element carbon, "C") ready for 3D printing which would be a HUGE step (e.g. due to its special properties graphene is in high demand for batteries/to store energy and also to manage extremly high temperatures).


"Complex electronics, unbreakable frames and brackets, and even sources of renewable energy could be printed in graphene. Hell, since carbon is floating around us, it may be possible for a 3D printer to pull graphene literally out of thin air."

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Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins, could provide cleaner, safer, almost-waste-free energy

Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins, could provide cleaner, safer, almost-waste-free energy | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

At a test site in Norway, Thor Energy has successfully created a thorium nuclear reactor — but not in the sense that most people think of when they hear the word thorium. The Norwegians haven’t solved the energy crisis and global warming in one fell swoop — they haven’t created a cold fusion thorium reactor. What they have done, though, which is still very cool, is use thorium instead of uranium in a conventional nuclear reactor. In one fell swoop, thorium fuel, which is safer, less messy to clean up, and not prone to nuclear weapons proliferation, could quench the complaints of nuclear power critics everywhere.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 19, 2013 3:01 AM

NEW, SAFER WAY TO GO NUCLEAR! Thank you Norway! Hope this proves out well.

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What will be the next big thing in artificial intelligence in the next 10 to 20 years?

What will be the next big thing in artificial intelligence in the next 10 to 20 years? | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

What field to choose if someone is interested in pursuing his PhD to start research work on AI. What will be the next step of human in the field of AI research?
1. Natural language processing
2. Machine learning
3. Pattern recognition
4. Robotics
5. Cognitive science
6. Nonlinear control

Above is breakdown of AI but a specific and detailed answer will be helpful.


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Sand Flea Jumping Robot

Sand Flea is an 11-lb robot with one trick up its sleeve: Normally it drives like an RC car, but when it needs to it can jump 30 feet into the air. An onboar...
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3D Printing in Space: Jason Dunn at TEDxEmbryRiddle

Jason Dunn speaks about colonizing the space and additive manufacturing in space. He is the President and Co-Founder at Made in Space, Inc.

"My life purpose is to help colonize the space frontier, because I sincerely believe that the future of humanity relies on our ability to transition to a multi-planet species." - Jason Dunn

 

 


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Groundbreaking Virtual Robotics Allow Us Our Very Own Robot Avatar

Groundbreaking Virtual Robotics Allow Us Our Very Own Robot Avatar | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

A research group lead by Professor Tachi at Keio University in Japan is currently working on one of the first incarnations of an avatar that incorporates some pretty cool virtual robotics technology. By slipping on a pair of virtual reality gloves and a helmet, you would be able to control and see the world through your avatar’s eyes. The concept behind this virtual robotics technology is really called Telexistence, and it allows us to control a real avatar robot.


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Hayden Theuerkauf's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:56 PM

This particular website gives information on the creation of avatar/robots that humans will be able to control. This will change the future, technology will allow humans to create there own avatar in the form of a robot, allowing humans to stay home whilst there avatar/robot goes out to do there daily needs or to even do there jobs at a single touch of a button, this technology will vastly change how the world works and runs.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:38 AM

Technology such as this which provides an avatar that can be operated remotely has infinite potential to make the lives of countless people easyer such robots provide an "out of body" experience and when perfected can enable working remotly and remotly carrying out daily chores. With strides like this technology is taking remarkable strides into how we are shaping our future. 

Mercor's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:03 AM

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TEDxRotterdam - Igor Nikolic - Complex adaptive systems

Igor Nikolic graduated in 2009 on his dissertation: co-evolutionary process for modelling large scale socio-technical systems evolution. He received his MSc as a chemical-- and bioprocess engineer at the Delft University of Technology. He spent several years as an environmental researcher and consultant at University of Leiden where he worked on life cycle analysis and industrial ecology. In his research he specializes in applying complex adaptive systems theory and agent based modeling.

On TEDxRotterdam Igor Nikolic left the audience in awe with his stunning presentation and visualizations, mapping complex systems


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Preparing synthetic biology for the world

Preparing synthetic biology for the world | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Synthetic Biology promises low-cost, exponentially scalable products and global health solutions in the form of self-replicating organisms, or “living devices.” As these promises are realized, proof-of-concept systems will gradually migrate from tightly regulated laboratory or industrial environments into private spaces as, for instance, probiotic health products, food, and even do-it-yourself bioengineered systems. What additional steps, if any, should be taken before releasing engineered self-replicating organisms into a broader user space?


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Gerd Moe-Behrens's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:19 PM

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Gerd H. G. Moe-Behrens, Rene Davis and Karmella A. Haynes

"Synthetic Biology promises low-cost, exponentially scalable products and global health solutions in the form of self-replicating organisms, or “living devices.” As these promises are realized, proof-of-concept systems will gradually migrate from tightly regulated laboratory or industrial environments into private spaces as, for instance, probiotic health products, food, and even do-it-yourself bioengineered systems. What additional steps, if any, should be taken before releasing engineered self-replicating organisms into a broader user space? In this review, we explain how studies of genetically modified organisms lay groundwork for the future landscape of biosafety. Early in the design process, biological engineers are anticipating potential hazards and developing innovative tools to mitigate risk. Here, we survey lessons learned, ongoing efforts to engineer intrinsic biocontainment, and how different stakeholders in synthetic biology can act to accomplish best practices for biosafety."

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Critical Thinking

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 12, 2013 6:30 PM

Good plan if done well.

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New "Super Earth" Found at Right Distance for Life

New "Super Earth" Found at Right Distance for Life | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
The likely rocky planet orbits squarely in its star's habitable zone, making it a prime candidate for life, astronomers report.
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Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive Innovation | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Pioneered by Clayton Christensen, disruptive innovation brings disruptive solutions to the market that serve a new population of consumers.

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The Achilles’ Heel of 3D Printing

The Achilles’ Heel of 3D Printing | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Why ‘additive manufacturing’ isn’t expected to take over large scale industrial production any time soon


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Build It Bigger: Lunar Electric Rover : Video : Science Channel

Build It Bigger: Lunar Electric Rover : Video : Science Channel | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
In order to test how astronauts will get around on planet Mars they must use the Lunar Electric Rover found only in Houston, TX.
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10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine

10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Will the next generation think about diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes the way we think about polio and the whooping cough? Susan Solomon, the co-founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), certainly hopes so.

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, June 27, 2013 4:11 AM

This is a great collection of talks from TED! Highly recommended!

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, December 15, 2013 12:46 AM

 A collection of TED talks highly recommended by Jacob Blumenthal

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10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s

10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive technological innovations in the coming years.

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Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like? | Video on TED.com

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.

Andrew McAfee studies how information technology affects businesses and society.


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Rafael Doménech Sánchez's curator insight, October 22, 2014 3:10 PM
Un libro de lectura sencilla y fascinante "The Second Machine Age" que plantea un futuro en el que el crecimiento exponencial de la capacidad de computación y la creciente interconexión transformarán el paradigma económico. Puede encontrarse un avance de cómo estos cambios afectarán al mercado de trabajo en esta conferencia ofrecida por uno de los autores, Andrew McAfee. ¿Quién crees que se verá más afectado por estos cambios? ¿Tu doctor, o el jardinero que se ocupa del parque municipal? Vedlo, puede que la respuesta os sorprenda.
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Mathematicians Predict the Future With Data From the Past | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Mathematicians Predict the Future With Data From the Past | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
In Issac Asimov's classic science fiction saga Foundation, mathematics professor Hari Seldon predicts the future using what he calls psychohistory.

Drawing on mathematical models that describe what happened in the past, he anticipates what will happen next, including the fall of the Galactic Empire.

That may seem like fanciful stuff. But Peter Turchin is turning himself into a real-life Hari Seldon — and he’s not alone.

Turchin — a professor at the University of Connecticut — is the driving force behind a field called “cliodynamics,” where scientists and mathematicians analyze history in the hopes of finding patterns they can then use to predict the future. It’s named after Clio, the Greek muse of history.

These academics have the same goals as other historians — “We start with questions that historians have asked for all of history,” Turchin says. “For example: Why do civilizations collapse?” — but they seek to answer these questions quite differently. They use math rather than mere language, and according to Turchin, the prognosis isn’t that far removed from the empire-crushing predictions laid down by Hari Seldon in the Foundation saga. Unless something changes, he says, we’re due for a wave of widespread violence in about 2020, including riots and terrorism.


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Christophe CESETTI's curator insight, April 11, 2013 5:34 AM

it's said...but not expected "Unless something changes, we’re due for a wave of widespread violence in about 2020, including riots and terrorism"

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How 3D printing could revolutionise the solar energy industry

How 3D printing could revolutionise the solar energy industry | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

More efficient, less complex and cheaper, 3D solar cells can also capture more sunlight than conventional PV models


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Florence and the Drones

Florence and the Drones | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
As we debate the ethics of using drones, it might be surprisingly useful to take a page out of Machiavelli’s tough-minded view of human nature.
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Everything That Will Go Extinct In The Next 40 Years [Infographic]

Everything That Will Go Extinct In The Next 40 Years [Infographic] | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Goodbye newspapers, retirement, wrinkles, euro...

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Laura Brown's comment, February 9, 2013 6:46 PM
I'm not going to worry about it because I will be extinct myself in roughly 40 years.
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WORLD BANKER MAKES STUNNING CONFESSION

Confession [kənˈfɛʃən] n 1. the act of confessing 2. something confessed 3. an acknowledgment or declaration, esp of one's faults, intentions, misdeeds, or c...
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Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity

Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Scientists, futurists, and other experts describe how we've begun to blur the lines between humans and technology.

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Billions of Earthlike Planets Estimated to be in Milky Way

Billions of Earthlike Planets Estimated to be in Milky Way | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
When you look up at a starry sky, nearly every star you see has a planetary system, astronomers announced today.

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mdashf's curator insight, January 10, 2013 1:19 PM

we may not be alone

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What the Future May Bring

What the Future May Bring | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
In his latest book, sustainable development expert Jorgen Randers offers an analysis of what the world will be like in the year 2052. It’s not a pretty picture.
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Military Must Prep Now for 'Mutant' Future, Researchers Warn

Military Must Prep Now for 'Mutant' Future, Researchers Warn | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
In just a few years, a new report warns, we may see a battlefield teeming with cyborg infantrymen and brain-enhanced commanders. And we may not like it much.

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