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Apr 10, 2018

Scientists splice genes from roses and celery to create superflower

Posted by in category: futurism

New rose will be less prone to wilting and will create longer lasting bouquets.

Bryan Nelson

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Apr 10, 2018

Contact Lens Kinda Makes You Cyborgy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs

This one’s kinda hard to swallow so take a deep breath, open your minds, and pretend it’s 2100. I CONTACT is essentially a mouse fitted to your eyeball. The lens is inserted like any other normal contact lens except it’s laced with sensors to track eye movement, relaying that position to a receiver connected to your computer. Theoretically that should give you full control over a mouse cursor. I’d imagine holding a blink correlates to mouse clicks.

The idea was originally created for people with disabilities but anyone could use it. Those of us too lazy to use a mouse now have a free hand to do whatever it is people do when they sit at the computer for endless hours. I love the idea but there is a caveat. How is the lens powered? Perhaps in the future, electrical power can be harnessed from the human body, just not in a Matrix creepy-like way.

Designers: eun-gyeong gwon & eun-jae lee.

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Apr 10, 2018

The Future of Work

Posted by in category: futurism

Technology is giving rise to a new workforce — one governed by creativity, flexibility and the ability to travel anywhere.

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Apr 10, 2018

Next Transportation Concept Would Improve Traffic Fluidity And Commuting Time

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

next is an advanced smart transportation system based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles, refined by italian designers and engineers. the modules can drive autonomously on regular roads, joining themselves and detach even when in motion. when joined, the doors between modules fold, creating a walkable open space among modules. founded by tommaso gecchelin, the concept would greatly outperform conventional transportation when used in conjunction with other modules. the collection of next modules would improve traffic fluidity, commute time, running costs and pollution prevention by optimizing each module occupancy rate.

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once linked, passengers would be able to walk between modules the modules would be individualized shipping and goods transportation could be adapted companies would offer specific modules to the system piotr boruslawski I designboom.

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Apr 10, 2018

Laser Crosswalk Saves Pedestrians From a Painful Death

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Anything that keeps people from getting hit is important.


When the light turns red, a huge laser wall projecting apparitions of crossing pedestrians spans across the crosswalk. The concept is designed to keep crossing pedestrians safe from any overzealous drivers who otherwise might have ran the red light.

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Apr 10, 2018

More than half your body is not human

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.

Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.

Understanding this hidden half of ourselves — our microbiome — is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s.

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Apr 10, 2018

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in all-new 4K resolution will blow your mind

Posted by in category: space

NASA has just released an all-new 4K-resolution video showing the surface of the moon in incredible detail. Created using data gathered over the last nine years, the five-minute presentation shows our nearest neighbor like you’ve never seen it before.

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Apr 10, 2018

This is the COOLEST! Everything that’s Orbiting the Earth Right Now

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, satellites

Okay, if you’ve got some spare time, check out this amazing website called Stuff in Space. It’s a simulation of every satellite (alive or dead), space station, and large piece of space junk orbiting the Earth right now.

You can zoom in and out, rotate the Earth and its satellites around. Pick any one object and discover more information about it. Or just leave it running and watch all the objects buzz around in real time. Humans have been busy launching a lot of stuff, and it’s only going to increase.

The simulation was made by James Yoder, an incoming Electrical and Computer Engineering freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, and it’s based on data supplied by Space Track, which is a service of the Joint Space Operations Center. They have a bunch of handy data feeds and APIs that you can use track orbital objects, but I’ve never seen anything as creative as this.

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Apr 10, 2018

A Luxury Space Hotel Is Taking Reservations for Anyone Who Wants to Get the Hell Off This Planet

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Wow, I would love to stay here!


The Aurora Station, the “world’s first luxury space hotel,” orbiting 200 miles above the earth, is looking for guests.

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Apr 10, 2018

Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Recent research into human hormones may shed some light on the future of artificial intelligence development. Our complicated emotional states may be nothing more than a byproduct of learning.

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