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Dec 30, 2015

These Technologies Will Shift the Global Balance of Power in the Next 20 Years

Posted by in categories: business, economics, habitats, solar power, sustainability, transportation

Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the slowdown of China’s economy. Most believe that the price of oil will recover and that China will continue its rise. They are mistaken. Instead of worrying about the rise of China, we need to fear its fall; and while oil prices may oscillate over the next four or five years, the fossil-fuel industry is headed the way of the dinosaur. The global balance of power will shift as a result.

LED light bulbs, improved heating and cooling systems, and software systems in automobiles have gradually been increasing fuel efficiency over the past decades. But the big shock to the energy industry came with fracking, a new set of techniques and technologies for extracting more hydrocarbons from the ground. Though there are concerns about environmental damage, these increased the outputs of oil and gas, caused the usurpation of old-line coal-fired power plants, and dramatically reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil.

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Dec 30, 2015

Congress wants NASA to build a deep space habitat for astronauts, and finish it

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Part of NASA’s recently passed budget plan laid out by Congress urges the space agency to develop a prototype deep space habitat by as early as 2018.

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Dec 23, 2015

This Device Lets You Brew Your Own Drugs At Home

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, habitats

A machine prototype called Farma can let you manufacture your daily prescription of drugs right in your own home. Designed by MIT Media Lab graduate Will Patrick, the concept tech features a green cylinder and uses blue-green algae that’s genetically engineered to produce pharmaceutical drugs.


In the future, you might be able to skip the pharmacy and, instead, make your treatments along with your morning breakfast.

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Dec 17, 2015

You Too Can Explore Mars (In VR) Just Like Mark Watney

Posted by in categories: habitats, space, virtual reality

Conduct missions inside a habitat and rovers on the red planet’s surface in Mars 2030.

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Dec 12, 2015

The Tesla Battery Is Now on Sale

Posted by in categories: energy, habitats

Tesla’s much-hyped home battery, which is known as the “Powerwall” finally went on sale.

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Dec 10, 2015

Tesla unveils a battery to power your home, completely off grid

Posted by in categories: energy, habitats

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Dec 6, 2015

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours

Posted by in categories: energy, habitats

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours?

People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums.

And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty.

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Nov 25, 2015

Veritasium Explores The Future of Energy — GE

Posted by in categories: energy, finance, habitats, health, transportation

Derek Muller of ‘Veritasium’ explores the impact of the Northeast blackout of 2003 and the innovations in energy that are essential to keeping the lights on. For more on the future of energy, check out Breakthrough’s ‘Energy on the Edge’ episode on the National Geographic Channel airing Sunday 11/29 at 9/8c.

Check Out Veritasium’s ‘How Long Will You Live’: http://bit.ly/21fLyDN

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Nov 24, 2015

Smart Bricks — A New Way to Build!

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Visit: www.technologyvista.com

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Nov 20, 2015

This is the best building in the world. It’s called “The Interlace.”

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