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NASA Curiosity Rover Heads Toward Mount Sharp –Will It Reveal Past Or Present Life On Mars?

Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Earth & Space, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
NASA Curiosity Rover Heads Toward Mount Sharp –Will It Reveal Past Or Present Life On Mars?

NASA’s Curiosity rover will make the trek to Mount Sharp to gather evidence that could help determine any past or present life on Mars, and the history of Mars’ climate change. For more details, see: (1) Road Trip! Mars Rover Curiosity Gears Up for Epic Drive (2) NASA Curiosity Rover Heads Toward Mount Sharp –Will […]

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Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Takes To The Air

Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Takes To The Air

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have designed an interface that allows humans to control a robot using only their thoughts.

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Robotic Kite Power Could Turn The Sky Into A Wind Farm

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Robotic Kite Power Could Turn The Sky Into A Wind Farm

Google’s acquisition of a kite power generator manufacturer suggests a strong future for the technology.

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Warp Speed, Scotty? Star Trek’s FTL Drive May Actually Work

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Warp Speed, Scotty? Star Trek’s FTL Drive May Actually Work

In the “Star Trek” TV shows and films, the U.S.S. Enterprise’s warp engine allows the ship to move faster than light, an ability that is, as Spock would say, “highly illogical.”

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Google Blimps Will Carry Wireless Signal Across Africa

Written by on May 27, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Google Blimps Will Carry Wireless Signal Across Africa

Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.

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The Future of Urban Farming: Warehouses Could Become Year-Round Farms

The Future of Urban Farming: Warehouses Could Become Year-Round Farms

The future of year-round farming could lie not in farms, but in huge warehouses lit with an eerie pink light, researchers have claimed. Researchers have found that tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield – and say the technique could change the way farming works.

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Solar-Powered Plane Breaks World Record for Distance

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar-Powered Plane Breaks World Record for Distance

Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg completed a record-setting flight in the wee hours this morning after flying more than 950 miles on solar power alone, even if he was, strictly speaking, going backward for part of the trip.

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Baby’s Life Saved with 3D Printing

Written by on May 23, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Baby’s Life Saved with 3D Printing

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a way to use 3D printing technology to create a splint that would fit precisely around the airway of a baby with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia.

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Why Does Hollywood Hate The Future?

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 3 Comments
Why Does Hollywood Hate The Future?

What were the last Hollywood movies you saw about technology & the future that were optimistic? They seem to be systematically dystopian

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Why The New Google-NASA Partnership Marks A New Era In The History Of Computing

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Why The New Google-NASA Partnership Marks A New Era In The History Of Computing

Google-NASA quantum computing partnership marks the beginning of a new digital paradigm.

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Cities: How Crowded Life is Changing us

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Cities: How Crowded Life is Changing us

More than half the world’s population are concentrated in urban areas, and this is having an effect not just culturally, but biologically too. And advances in technology are adding an entirely new dimension to people’s lives.

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Disruptions: Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care for the Aging

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Disruptions: Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care for the Aging

As the baby boomer generation grows old and if the number of elderly care workers fails to grow with it, many people might end up being cared for by robots.

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Teen’s Invention Could Charge Your Phone in 20 Seconds

Written by on May 19, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Teen’s Invention Could Charge Your Phone in 20 Seconds

Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention…

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Australian Scientists Print Flexible Solar Panels

Written by on May 19, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 4 Comments
Australian Scientists Print Flexible Solar Panels

World-leading scientists at the CSIRO said the A3-sized panels, which are created by laying a liquid photovoltaic ink onto thin, flexible plastic could soon mean everyone has the ability to print their own solar panels at home…

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Google Quantum Computer Lab to Study Artificial Intelligence

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 1 Comment
Google Quantum Computer Lab to Study Artificial Intelligence

Google is opening a new research lab to see if a quantum computer can solve problems too taxing for traditional computers.

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