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Nov 10, 2015

Scientists Are Developing Flawless Graphene At a Fraction of Price

Posted by in categories: futurism, materials

The future of graphene looks abundant as scientists develop a new method of production that’ll cut costs by over $1,000! — B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder.

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Nov 10, 2015

Sundance Launches a Talent Program Just for VR Filmmakers — By Angela Watercutter | Wired

Posted by in categories: media & arts, virtual reality

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“The Sundance Institute—the organization responsible for the annual film festival that has given rise to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Ava DuVernay—is looking to nurture a whole new kind of talent: virtual reality filmmakers.”

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Nov 10, 2015

Undoing Sugar Damage: First Synthesis Of Culprit Glucosepane

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Sugars may taste divine, but they’re also highly reactive molecules that progressively stiffen your body in a process called glycation. Scientists have now synthesised the primary molecule formed in glycation for the first time, leading to hope that drugs can be designed to break them apart.

What is glycation?

In our bodies sugars continuously react with proteins in an unregulated manner in a process known as glycation. This leads to the formation of abnormal chemical modifications of the protein which may impair its normal function. These sugar-modifications are collectively known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and can be subdivided in two main categories. First are the modifications that affect a single amino acid. The second category consists of modifications that link two amino acids together in a structure called a crosslink.

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Nov 10, 2015

IBM is trying to solve all of computing’s scaling issues with 5D electronic blood

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

Animals use blood for cooling and power delivery. Why can’t computers, too?

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Nov 10, 2015

TRON inspired glow in the dark drinks

Posted by in category: food

Enjoy a little taste of life on the grid! While watching TRON: Legacy recently, I decided that my next party needed to channel some of the cool vibe of the Daft Punk dj-ed bar. Most people are probably familiar with the fact that gin and tonics glow under black lights (there’s even a great instructable about it) but what if you’re not a big fan of g&t? Thanks to the fantastic Kryptonite Candy instructable, I learned that vitamin B2 (also know as riboflavin) glows yellow. I decided to experiment to see what adding tonic water and B2 could do to some of my favourite drinks.

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Nov 10, 2015

Solar Power To Become Cheapest Source Of Energy In Many Regions By 2025, German Experts Say

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Solar power still amounts for a small share of net electricity generation around the world. In the USA, for instance, as of December 2014 it was responsible for just 0.45% of the total electricity produced.

Things are changing quite quickly, however, and if the German think tank Agora Energiewende is right, faster than expected.

The main obstacle to a more widespread adoption of photovoltaic so far, has been cost: solar used to be very expensive compared to coal or gas, but, according to Agora — that recently commissioned a study on the subject to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems — this is no longer true.

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Nov 10, 2015

Breakthrough: Preventing a Robot Takeover

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Michio Kaku on A.I.


“Why compete with robots when we can take the best attributes of robots and incoporate it into our body?” — Dr. Michio Kaku. Do you agree?

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Nov 10, 2015

3RDi is a Camera for the Middle of Your Forehead

Posted by in categories: electronics, privacy

Think the Google Glass camera glasses are funny looking? Check out the 3RDi. Pronounced “third eye,” it’s a new camera that lets you capture your life while you’re enjoying the moment by placing a camera smack dab in the center of your forehead, making you look like a camera cyclops.

The camera is the brainchild of a Montreal, Quebec-based startup called 3RDiTEK. Style-wise, it looks like a bright white headband with a small black camera built into the forehead section.

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Nov 10, 2015

7 Technologies Turning Science Fiction Into Fact

Posted by in category: futurism

From invisibility cloaks to bringing back extinct species, the truth often catches up with fiction.

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Nov 10, 2015

3RDiTEK: The 3RDi (“Third eye”) is a techwear device that allows you to enjoy your present moment while capturing it

Posted by in categories: internet, privacy

with its amazing HD camera, the 3RDi captures videos & photos just like an action camera.

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