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Jul 24, 2017

Storytellers, claim your seat on ANA Flight #008

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

Submit your story for a chance to win a seat on Flight #008 and a $10,000 prize package, including a trip to Japan.

Your flight has been mysteriously transported 20 years into the future. How could this happen? Wait, that’s not important. Take a deep breath. Look around. Without a doubt, the world has changed. What new technologies and innovations have reshaped the way we live?

XPRIZE, ANA and the world’s top science fiction storytellers are embarking on a journey to 2037, envisioning a world transformed by exponential technologies and a global community of innovators. We’d like for you to join us.

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Jul 19, 2017

If you were a tree — By Xin Liu and Yedan Qian | MIT Media Lab

Posted by in categories: environmental, ethics, innovation, media & arts, virtual reality

“This work is based on our belief that VR offers new methods for storytelling and engagement.”

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Jul 16, 2017

OMNI Magazine Back in Print This Fall — By Stubby the Rocket | Tor.com

Posted by in categories: innovation, media & arts, science

“The next print issue of OMNI will be available October 24.”

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Jul 9, 2017

Hankook Tires reveals its vision for the future of transport

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

A total of 34 works were submitted as part of Hankook Tires’ Design Insight forum, with five winners chosen.

Mr Seung Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire said: ‘The Design Insight Forum to be held at Hankook Technodome is truly meaningful that one can witness fine works of young designers of the future tire innovation at the new and state-of-the art R&D center, Hankook Technodome.

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Jul 6, 2017

Plasma rocket engine breakthrough as researchers solve key issue

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Plasma, an extremely hot gas with electrically charged particles, is found all throughout the universe and is influenced by environmental forces, such as magnetic fields.

The complex behaviours observed in space and in the lab suggest plasma can generate the magnetic field in the opposite direction to the one applied, according to the researchers from Tohoku University.

This causes the field lines to diverge, much like magnets with their North poles facing toward each other.

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Jun 28, 2017

Welcome to the Fourth Wave? Cognitive Tech and AI are Reshaping Humanity — By Eric Chase | Toffler Associates

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation, robotics/AI

“The point is that wearables, bionics, AI, virtual/mixed/augmented reality – all bleeding edge technologies that (literally) are reshaping how we work, interact, learn, and live – are doing so as ‘other’ to our individual, biological selves.”

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Jun 24, 2017

The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Geoffrey Hinton, a scientist at the heart of artificial intelligence’s recent breakthroughs, has helped make Toronto a leading research location.

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Jun 17, 2017

Implanted cells cure blindness

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

This innovative technique has been used to cure blindness.

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Jun 16, 2017

Japan Is Designing An Invisible Train To Be Launched By 2018

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

This extraordinary train is designed by train Kazuyo Sejima, who was recently awarded Pritzker Prize, which is given as a Nobel Prize of architecture. Sejima is an architect from a Japanese company Sanaa. He claimed that without a doubt the train will be not totally unseen but it will be super-reflective. It seems to be partially invisible because of its pure mirrored shell. This task was very challenging for the architects as well as for the engineers. After this successful mission, they have concluded that this design can be put on to the active trains as well.

Sejima has got authorization from the Seibu Railway Co, that for celebrating its 100th anniversary of Red Arrow express commuter train, they have to remodel the outer surface and inside of it. The invisible train is likely to be launched in 2018 and this express will travel over 178 km (111 miles) all over Japan. In an interview held last week, Sejima said “The limited express travels will pass through beautiful panorama like mountains of Chichibu. This will be a great reason for the passengers to travel on this train.”

The whole news about the partially invisible train is not revealed by the inventors but Dezeen magazine has published that its outer surface will have semi-transparent and mirrored panels, and its boxy shape created into a silver bullet. We already came through extraordinary bullet train designed by Japan and now this semi-transparent train seems really exciting. This will be the latest invention which we have not come through till now.

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Jun 16, 2017

This $130 million ‘Hyperloop Hotel’ would allow people to travel between cities in luxury rooms

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

At the Hyperloop Hotel, guests could zoom between a network of cities, eliminating the need for planes. The concept won a 2017 Radical Innovation Award.

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