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Doomsday preppers to 3D print their way through the Apocalypse

June 26th, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Jason Ray thinks the culture of “disaster prepping” is misunderstood. Thanks in part to National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, a reality TV show about preppers, the term conjures images of far-flung, paranoid woodsmen hoarding Borax under their floorboards, a caricature of prepping that does no favors to Ray, whose main concern is taking care of his family.



Finland struggles to fill over 7,000 programming jobs

June 24th, 2016 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Finland was once a renowned technology sector that shed 15,000 jobs with the demise of Nokia’s mobile phone business. It is now struggling to fill thousands of vacancies for software developers, because it lacks people with the right skills. NOTE: For anyone looking to enter the coding field, check out the beginner-based courses offered by […]



US student wins tuition refund for useless degree

June 24th, 2016 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

A Swedish college was forced to refund tuition to an American business student for providing her a poor economics education. The college promised graduates would receive ‘competitive qualifications’ when being considered for jobs.



The new frontier of digital implants

June 22nd, 2016 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

Tim Shank can guarantee you that he’ll never leave home without his keys. Why is that? Well, his house keys are located inside his body.



Elon Musk’s new details on his ‘mind blowing’ mission to Mars

June 21st, 2016 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Since Elon Musk founded a start-up space company over 14 years ago, the goal has always been the same: Establishing a colony on Mars. You’ll be amazed at how he’s planning to get there.



The longest, deepest rail tunnel on Earth just opened

June 6th, 2016 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel has opened. It’s a 35-mile high-speed rail connection beneath the Swiss Alps and is now the longest transit tunnel in the world. You better believe that Hyperloop engineers are paying attention.



Beijing tracks the elderly

June 3rd, 2016 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

When people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government. This is part of an effort to improve services for the country’s rapidly growing elderly population.



Genetic editing of humans won’t be easy to stomach

June 2nd, 2016 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

Some futurists believe that humans will eventually  all become ones and zeroes. This would be a result of a total merger with machines and the microprocessor, before this century is out.



Smart contact lens monitors diabetes and delivers drugs

May 31st, 2016 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Researchers have made a smart contact lens that could be used to monitor diabetes and dispense drugs on-demand. The system includes cool-looking eyeglasses that wirelessly power and communicate with the circuit-lined, drug-releasing lens that a patient could wear for up to a month.



China to test ‘Straddle Bus’

May 26th, 2016 at 3:28 pm » Comments Off

If you’ve ever imagined yourself driving a monster truck over rush hour traffic, there might be a real job for you some day as a straddle bus driver.



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