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This new ‘super wood’ material is stronger than steel •

This new ‘super wood’ material is stronger than steel • | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Engineers at the University of Maryland have found to create 'super wood', making natural wood more than 10 times stronger, competing even with titanium alloys.

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Engineers at the University of Maryland have found to create 'super wood', making natural wood more than 10 times stronger, competing even with titanium alloys.
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Computer Scientists Are Testing Code For Growing Food In Various Environments

Computer Scientists Are Testing Code For Growing Food In Various Environments | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Could computers be used to grow food for an expanding world?

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Israeli Patient Is World’s First To Receive Lab-Grown Bone Implant From Own Fat Cells

Israeli Patient Is World’s First To Receive Lab-Grown Bone Implant From Own Fat Cells | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

An Israeli biotech firm has developed an innovative technology that can grow bone tissue through regenerated stem cells to replace a piece of missing bone.

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Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart

Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

My wish is that, one day, formal education will pay attention to the education of the heart, teaching love, compassion, justice, forgiveness, mindfulness, tolerance and peace. This education is necessary, from kindergarten to secondary schools and universities. I mean social, emotional and ethical learning. We need a worldwide initiative for educating heart and mind in this modern age.


Via David Cooperrider & Audrey Selian
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David Cooperrider & Audrey Selian 's curator insight, December 4, 2017 12:46 PM
The time has come to understand that we are the same human beings on this planet. Whether we want to or not, we must coexist. We need more than education of the mind, says this article--we need education for the heart. If we want a world of prosperity and full spectrum flourishing we need that intrinsic motivation that comes from that sense of interconnectedness, where caring for well-being is intrinsic. All of this, of course, speaks to the research on emotional intelligence and great leadership (Boyatzis and Goleman) as well as the quantum physics view of the "entanglement" of everything (Laszlo and Tsao)...  
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Man’s Best (Robot) Friend: Robotic Pets Help Elders Reduce Pill Dependency And Lower Stress

Man’s Best (Robot) Friend: Robotic Pets Help Elders Reduce Pill Dependency And Lower Stress | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Lifelike robotic pets can provide comfort and companionship in elder care.

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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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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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This Space Entrepreneur's Business Can Offer Actual Shooting Stars On Demand

This Space Entrepreneur's Business Can Offer Actual Shooting Stars On Demand | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
This article is part of a profile series where I speak with space entrepreneurs and others connected to Asia to find out more about their businesses, and Asia’s role in the space technology sector. To read more, click here.
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Using Space (at least the upper atmosphere) as a palette for entertainment
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Robots with origami-inspired muscles can lift 1000 times their weight

Robots with origami-inspired muscles can lift 1000 times their weight | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

However, researchers at Harvard University and MIT have created origami-inspired artificial muscles, made from a variety of materials, that allows robots to lift up to 1000 times their own weight!

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Reproducing historical glassware with 3D printed algae

Reproducing historical glassware with 3D printed algae | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it
Studio Klarenbeek & Dros created a way to use starch from algae as a filament for 3D printing, to reproduce historical glassware.
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What Is Blockchain Technology?

What Is Blockchain Technology? | ZenStorming - Design Raining Innovation | Scoop.it

Few people understand what it is, but Wall Street banks, IT organizations, and consultants are buzzing about blockchain technology. It's hard to remove blockchain from Bitcoin, so we'll start with the cryptocurrency as we work to understand this technology's potential.

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Getting Rid of the Middleman qnd more...How can you leverage the Blockchain? Great explanation if you'd like to learn more!
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Michael Plishka's curator insight, December 9, 2017 12:42 AM
Want to learn more about blockchain and cryptocurrencies?  Here's a great resource!
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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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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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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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