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Teenage Boy Builds DNA Testing Machine In His Bedroom

Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Teenage Boy Builds DNA Testing Machine In His Bedroom

Fred Turner, a 17-year-old boy from Yorkshire, built a working DNA testing machine in his bedroom.

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Has Lockheed Martin Developed a Quantum Computer?

Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Has Lockheed Martin Developed a Quantum Computer?

If it performs as Lockheed and D-Wave expect, the design could be used to supercharge even the most powerful systems, solving some science and business problems millions of times faster than can be done today.

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Future of Organs? Synthetic Tissue Built with 3-D Printer

Written by on April 5, 2013 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Future of Organs? Synthetic Tissue Built with 3-D Printer

Scientists have built a 3-D printer that creates material resembling human tissues. The novel substance, a deceptively simple network of water droplets coated in lipids, could one day be used to deliver drugs to the body — or perhaps even to replace damaged tissue in living organs.

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Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent

Written by on April 1, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent

Current solar cell on panels widely distributed to retailers offer a maximum of 16-25 percent efficiency rate, but 80% efficiency rates may be in the future…

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8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In the Future

Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 0 Comments
8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In the Future

If you think the future is far away, think again.

Today there are tons of apps available that can make us feel like we live in the future right now.

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Custodians of the Code: The Great Debate Over the Ethics of Genetic Patents

Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Custodians of the Code: The Great Debate Over the Ethics of Genetic Patents

Scientists and biotechnology companies are locked in a debate over the ethics of genetic patents

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Germany Testing Wireless Induction Charging for Electric Buses

Written by on March 30, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Germany Testing Wireless Induction Charging for Electric Buses

Primove, a subsidiary of transportation giant Bombardier, just announced plans to test wireless induction charging on public buses in Manheim, Germany…

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Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cells Made from Trees

Written by on March 28, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Recyclable, Efficient Solar Cells Made from Trees

Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It’s fitting that they can now be made partially from trees. Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using natural substrates derived from plants such as trees…

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The All-Electric Car You Never Plug In

Written by on March 28, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 0 Comments
The All-Electric Car You Never Plug In

Recent breakthroughs in wireless charging is making it commercially practical for everything from electronic devices to vehicles…

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19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7.25 Million Tons Of Plastic from Oceans

Written by on March 26, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7.25 Million Tons Of Plastic from Oceans

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans…

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Billboard Turns Air Into Drinking Water

Written by on March 24, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Billboard Turns Air Into Drinking Water

Just outside Lima, Peru, a billboard provides drinking water to whomever needs it – mainly, its neighbours. The panel produces clean water from the humidity in the air, through filters.

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The Age of Enhancement: How Technology Is Giving Us Superpowers

Posted by on March 10, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
The Age of Enhancement: How Technology Is Giving Us Superpowers

Human enhancement is happening all the time, largely through incremental improvements on existing technologies. And contrary to those who would have you believe that the golden era of innovation is behind us, the rate of this progress shows no signs of slowing. It just doesn’t always follow the paths that the experts predict.

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Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Patient to Walk by Thinking ‘Walk’

Written by on March 10, 2013 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Patient to Walk by Thinking ‘Walk’

Thousands of people every year suffer spinal cord injuries and lose their ability to walk. A brain-controlled exoskeleton that moves a patient’s legs could be one way to get some patients out of wheelchairs.

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Darpa Wants You to Transcribe, and Instantly Recall, All of Your Conversations

Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Darpa Wants You to Transcribe, and Instantly Recall, All of Your Conversations

Darpa wants to make speech analysis systems accurate enough to easily record, transcribe and recall all the conversations you ever have.

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Mindblowing M.I.T. Computer Program Reveals Invisible Motion in Video

Posted by on March 3, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Mindblowing M.I.T. Computer Program Reveals Invisible Motion in Video

“Once we amplify these small motions, there’s like a whole new world you can look at.”

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