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Immortality. We’ve been dreaming of it for thousands of years, at least as far back as the myth of The Fountain of Youth. It’s spun stories of vampires and super heroes. Luring adventurers in but always elusive. But every year, we get a step closer, not to finding that fabled cup of youth, but making…Keep reading
We think about AI and robots taking over tasks in our daily lives and the world at large, things like cooking our food and running our banks. We can envision them replacing humans in the industrial sector, splashing into the service and financial sectors. But will they take creativity-driven jobs too? Google launched the Magenta…Keep reading
Everyone can now turn their favorite real life trinkets into 3D models with the Qlone app for iPhone, ipad, or Android. It’s surprisingly easy to use, no engineering or graphics design degree needed. And it requires almost no setup. Users just download the app, print out the mat, place the item, and scan it with their…Keep reading
After decades of debate and speculation, NASA confirmed today that liquid water is flowing on Mars. This is not water in the distant past or frozen water; this is flowing liquid water in present-day. When the temperature rises above 10 degrees Fahrenheit during Mars’ warm season, salt along craters like Hale, Horowitz, and Garni lowers the melting point…Keep reading
Driverless cars are on the horizon. Your morning commute transforms into a relaxing period where you can surf the net, read a book, watch a movie, or start a new hobby. But maybe you’re not in a driverless car for the commute at all. You could be in a pressurized Hyperloop pod, zipping along an…Keep reading
THE CICRET BRACELET uses a pico projector and proximity sensors to project the interface of any smartphone or tablet onto the arm of the user. It turns the user’s arm into a touchscreen.Keep reading
Every morning the majority of us (75%) fumble around our nightstand for a pair of glasses or stumble blindly to the bathroom to put in our contact lenses. Even if you don’t wear corrective lenses now, you will almost certainly need them as you get older. And while contact lens wearers make up a much smaller percentage…Keep reading
Cars aren’t the only things going vertical: Vertical Farms Offer a Cleaner, more Stable Way to Feed a Growing Population
The idea of life on a farm doesn’t mean unending rows of green in the middle of rural nowhere anymore.Keep reading