Futurism & Inspiring Inventions

This Ingenious Plan for the Ocean to Clean Itself Is Led By a 20-Year-Old

Posted by on June 4, 2015 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 3 Comments
This Ingenious Plan for the Ocean to Clean Itself Is Led By a 20-Year-Old

A Dutch man barely out of his teens is leading one of the most ambitious ocean cleanup efforts ever: to halve the amount of plastic debris floating in the Pacific within a decade. The man’s name is Boyan Slat, and he’s come up with a pretty ingenious way of doing it. Instead of clamoring around the globe on a never-ending junk hunt, he wants the ocean to “clean itself.”

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New Bionic Lens Promises Superhuman Vision

New Bionic Lens Promises Superhuman Vision

The Ocumentics Bionic Lens, invented by British Columbia optometrist Dr. Garth Webb, is promising to give everyone perfect vision three times better than 20/20. The surgically inserted specialized lenses would revolutionize the eye care industry by eventually make driving glasses, progressive lenses and contact lenses obsolete, according to Webb.

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Turtle Receives 3D Printed Jaw that Allows it to Eat on its Own Again

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Turtle Receives 3D Printed Jaw that Allows it to Eat on its Own Again

Also know as additive manufacturing, 3D printing promises to be a vastly more cost effective approach for the replacement of both body tissues and parts. While the synthetic materials which are often used in the final 3D printed products may cause biocompatibility problems, at the very least they can be used on a temporary basis.

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Are Google’s Self-Driving Cars Actually Safer?

Are Google’s Self-Driving Cars Actually Safer?

How safe are Google’s self-driving cars really? DNews delivers the facts on whether or not these cars will decrease accidents or not.

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Take Your First Step Toward ‘Free Energy’: Hope Girl Speaks

Take Your First Step Toward ‘Free Energy’: Hope Girl Speaks

Ever wanted to learn more about free energy or help bring it to us all? Get a Quantum Energy Generator free download in this article & learn more about it with Hope Girl, who was inspired by such amazing people as Kimberly Gamble to bring meaningful hope and change to the world.

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Has “Science” Been Co-opted by Corporations to Squash Alternative Views?

Has “Science” Been Co-opted by Corporations to Squash Alternative Views?

The term “science” has grown to be more than an area of study, seeking to hypothesize and theorize about our world. It has become more than a framework for exploration. In its purest form, it has no “limits” and could theoretically embrace non-material, metaphysical aspects of our existence. Yet, in our modern age, science has become corporatized and dogmatic- more worried about pursuing money than about pursuing what makes our universe “tick”.

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Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home With This Simple Device

Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home With This Simple Device

Learn how you can use this simple device to turn your home into a smart home, without buying any fancy appliances.

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What Will Be the Future of the Self-Driving Car?

What Will Be the Future of the Self-Driving Car?

Will self-driving cars be good for society or bad? Find out what experts say here!

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Check Out This Micro Camper You Can Tow With Your Bicycle!

Check Out This Micro Camper You Can Tow With Your Bicycle!

While this micro camper is not a full home in itself, it certainly sets itself apart from typical campers given its size, weight, and portability.

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Portland to Generate Electricity from Water Pipes

Portland to Generate Electricity from Water Pipes

There’s a lot of water constantly moving through the municipal pipelines of most major cities. While the water itself is already destined for various uses, why not harness its flow to produce hydroelectric power?

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Attractive Tree Turbines Are A Quiet, Affordable New Way To Generate Energy

Posted by on January 9, 2015 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Attractive Tree Turbines Are A Quiet, Affordable New Way To Generate Energy

Real trees offer something substantive to the world in the way they omit oxygen. Now, the French company, New Wind has created fake trees that serve a great purpose as well –- they generate electricity. The “wind trees” they have created have steel trunks and mini plastic turbine leaves that can generate electricity form even the slightest breeze. They are extremely affordable, nice to look at, and much quieter than more traditional larger turbines.

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Hits Roads Next Month—Without a Steering Wheel or Pedals

Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 0 Comments
Google’s Self-Driving Car Hits Roads Next Month—Without a Steering Wheel or Pedals

The self-driving, goofy-looking car with no steering wheel or pedals that Google revealed in May is now “fully functional” and should start testing on public roads next month, the tech giant says. Over the past seven months, Google has made a series of prototypes, testing different aspects of the design, from steering and braking to the sensors and software that brings it all together. The result, it says, is “our first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving.”

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These Infrastructure Advances in the Rest-of-the-World Will Blow Your Mind

These Infrastructure Advances in the Rest-of-the-World Will Blow Your Mind

While we’re “debating” torture, access to basic health care and the veracity of climate change, the rest-of-the-world is simply advancing transformational infrastructure like you would not believe. In Switzerland, the world’s longest rail tunnel — straight through the Alps — is about to open. Italy now boasts Europe’s fastest high-speed train — capable of speeds up to 400 km/h (249 mph) — that will cut travel times between Rome and Milan — about the distance between Washington, D.C. and Providence — to two hours and some change. Meanwhile, Amtrak still has no concrete plan — and no government support — to bring true high-speed rail to our most densely-populated, north-south corridor. Our “high-speed” Acela train runs slower than most “regional” trains in Europe and Asia.

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How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

The THRIVE Movement has received over 500 breakthrough projects in the past three years, both technological and social innovations. This excerpt from the ThriveTogether event describes the potential for Open Source and 3D printing in getting new energy technologies out to the world.

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Michio Kaku: “The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower The Mind”

Posted by on December 9, 2014 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Michio Kaku: “The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower The Mind”

Dr. Michio Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future holds, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about “consciousness.” Kaku says that one day we might have a “smart pill” to enhance our cognition; upload our ain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a “brain-net”; control computers and robots with our minds; push the limits of immortality, sending consciousness across the universe.

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