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Dec 17, 2015

Sway A Revolution in Transportation

Posted by in category: transportation

Sway Lithium PLUS electric three-wheeler–an urban creative capable of reaching speeds of up to 70mph. Just lean into turns and maneuvers allows riders to zip from point A to B without any lag.

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Dec 17, 2015

Bionic eye will send images direct to the brain to restore sight

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, neuroscience, transhumanism

A blind Australian is to have their vision restored with bionic eyes that send images straight into the brain using smart glasses and brain implants.

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Dec 17, 2015

B-roll: HoloLens (Channel 9)

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, computing

Intended for broadcast journalists, this broadcast-quality footage highlights Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft HoloLens is the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, powered by Windows 10, enabling high-definition holograms to integrate with your world.

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Dec 17, 2015

Ordering an Uber ride through Facebook Messenger feels like the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

It feels futuristic to have Uber built directly into an app like Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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Dec 17, 2015

Updated: Budget agreement boosts U.S. science

Posted by in category: science

NIH leads the pack as Congress hikes basic research at several agencies.

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Dec 17, 2015

5 Steps Toward Gender Diversity Every Company Can Take Right Now — By Claudia Chan | Fast Company

Posted by in categories: business, governance, human trajectories, innovation, strategy

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“Plenty of forward-thinking companies have innovation divisions that try and predict the future, disrupt old models, and develop cutting-edge products. They don’t nest those divisions inside their human resources departments. So why shouldn’t gender diversity efforts be a part of corporate innovation?”

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Dec 17, 2015

NASA’s Tech Was Repurposed in Some Strange Ways This Year

Posted by in category: space

NASA has a long history of seeing its technology turned around after spaceflight for some more earthbound purposes. (Enjoy that scratch-resistant coating on your glasses? Well, it began life as an ‘80s-era spacecraft water filtration system.) What some people miss is that it’s still happening today.

Every year, NASA puts out what it calls a “spinoff report.” No, this is not a list of ideas for a series of zany, roommate comedies set aboard the ISS. (Although this is an excellent idea. Call me, NASA TV!) The spinoff report is actually a list of all the ways NASA’s tech has been repurposed into new products, ranging from the inevitable to the surprising to the bizarre.

Here are a few of highlights from this year’s version:

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Dec 17, 2015

Human Carrying Multicoptor

Posted by in categories: energy, futurism

This battery electric multicopter is part spider and part futuristic flying machine.

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Dec 17, 2015

SpaceX is launching its most powerful rocket for the first time this weekend

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

These upgrades certainly get Elon Musk’s seal of approval.

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Dec 16, 2015

Google ‘disappointed’

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Google says it’s disappointed by draft rules that would ban driverless cars from traveling on public roads in California without a licensed human driver.

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