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August 26th, 2014 at 11:24 am

The future of shopping may be no shopping at all

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Harvard Law professor Cass Sustein found in his survey on “predictive shopping,” 41% of people would “enroll in a program in which the seller sent you books that it knew you would purchase, and billed your credit card.” That number went down to 29% if the company didn’t ask for your consent first.



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August 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am

Take a look inside some of the most lavish college gyms in the U.S.


Auburn University’s track weaves throughout the gym.

When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center, recently,  it was partly looking at besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, whose new $52.5 million facility opened last August.



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August 26th, 2014 at 10:40 am

Top 5 ways Watson will change the way we compute

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Watson will transform entire industries.

IBM’s artificial intelligence computing platform, Watson, is changing the way we compute. From its roots as a robotic contestant on Jeopardy, the machine-learning marvel is now being positioned as a tool for doctors, businesspeople, and scientists worldwide–one that can answer any question posed to it in natural English.



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August 26th, 2014 at 10:30 am

What happens when an ordinary man 3D prints and assembles a gun, then takes it to the police department?


Brett Kuxhausen

We have seen a lot of amazing applications for 3D printing, but there is one particular application that has overshadowed some of the more positive uses, and that is the 3D printing of firearms.  3D printed guns aren’t necessarily a bad thing, in the wrong hands they certainly can be. Unfortunately the media has picked up a couple rather innocent stories pertaining to such fabrication, and used them to portray the future of the technology as being part sinister.



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August 26th, 2014 at 10:15 am

Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare

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Brain-operated bionic hand.

We are living in a time where the concept of robotic healthcare isn’t as foreign as it might seem.  In regard to healthcare, the surge of innovation is supported by a strong attention to the world of technology and robotics. The evolution of the healthcare market is astonishing. We are becoming more accustom to the idea of automation and exploring the possibilities with open minds rather than anxiety. (Photos and videos)



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August 25th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Will new technologies allow us to upgrade our brains in the not-so-distant future?


It wouldn’t be surprising if  the 21st century became known for its expanded understanding of the human brain. From magnetic scans that pinpoint different brain regions to the discovery and treatment of neurological disorders, scientists have demonstrated that the brain is a highly plastic organ capable of learning new things well into the later stages of life.



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August 25th, 2014 at 11:11 am

Cosmonauts find sea plankton on outside of International Space Station


Cosmonauts found traces of sea plankton and microscopic particles on outside of ISS.

ITAR-TASS, a Russian press agency, is reporting something so surprising that it’s hard to believe: Cosmonauts have found microorganisms on the exterior of the International Space Station. Russian scientists are shocked by this discovery and can’t really explain how it is possible.

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August 24th, 2014 at 8:19 am

The next big challenge for energy storage

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Solar is now the fastest growing segment in the energy business in the U.S.

The energy storage era is upon us. States like California and New York have adapted energy policies that will make it possible to economically deploy storage systems, while technology advancements have boosted performance and trimmed costs. For the first time in history it will become feasible to store electric energy.

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August 24th, 2014 at 8:02 am

Students should own their educational data: L. Todd Rose


Technology can help by giving educators detailed data on students and the ability to customize teaching materials.

It may sound logical to Design a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind. But the educational neuroscience professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, L. Todd Rose, argues that doing so means that the lesson is designed for nobody.



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August 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 am

Researchers develop laser device that may end pin pricks for diabetics

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New laser device allows researchers to read blood sugar levels without a blood sample.

Researchers at Princeton University have developed a way to use a laser to measure people’s blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking their fingers to draw blood.

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