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January 30th, 2015 at 3:39 pm

The states that are next in line for legalized marijuana

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President Obama demonstrated a remarkably lenient attitude toward the legal marijuana experiments in the states, during a series of YouTube interviews recently.  In essence he is saying that his administration would not try to beat back these legalization efforts, as the previous administrations have. Continue Reading »

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January 29th, 2015 at 3:20 pm

10 odd jobs that do not exist today

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Jobs are constantly being replaced by new technology.  Here is a list and pictures of 10 jobs that have become obsolete… Continue Reading »

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January 29th, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Roll to roll manufactured decorative solar panels to be 10 times cheaper

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Based on printing technologies, VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels.  Freedom of design increases the range of panel applications on the surfaces of interior and exterior building spaces.

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January 29th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

The Internet of Things growing with help from declining sensor costs

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Rapidly declining costs of sensors is one of the major factors in the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) —the networking of the physical world within existing Internet infrastructure. Continue Reading »

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January 29th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

The 16 biggest startup trends for 2015

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With their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in tech,  and invested in some of today’ most talked-about startups, including Slack, Buzzfeed, and Instacart, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz investors have shared 16 trends and themes they’re excited about this year.   Continue Reading »

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January 29th, 2015 at 12:40 pm

The digital-currency revolution

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Bitcoin represents the future of money and global finance, despite all of it’s growing pains. Continue Reading »

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January 28th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

37 Critical Problems that need to be Solved for Drone Delivery to become Viable

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Futurist Thomas Frey: It all started when Toni, one of our staffers working on our flying drone workshop, asked me a simple question. She asked, “Since I live in an apartment complex, if I order something to be delivered by drone, where would they leave the package?”

 

 

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January 28th, 2015 at 11:30 am

8 Solar trends for 2015 to follow

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GTM Research’s solar analysts release every quarter, the most important data and findings from the past three months.  The most important charts from the Q4 2014 Solar Executive Briefing follow. Continue Reading »

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January 28th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Tesla Motors “Destination Charging”: Fast-Growing Network Beyond Superchargers

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One of the most commonly cited arguments against electric cars is range anxiety.  Tesla Motors has been rapidly expanding its Supercharger network in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia to combat this fear of not having a place to charge before your battery quits.

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January 28th, 2015 at 10:30 am

Creating a bacterial kill switch using genome engineering

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Researchers announced in 2011 that they had reprogrammed the genome of the bacteria E. coli so that one of DNA’s methods of encoding information went unused.  While a technological breakthrough, the scientists didn’t do anything with the new bit of genetic code.  Now only a few years later, two different groups have taken this technological tour-de-force, and are using it in the same way:  creating genetically modified organisms that may never be able to escape into the wild.

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