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Scientists are starting to take warp drives seriously, Especially one specific concept

September 30th, 2019 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (Faster-than-Light) as a plot device. Push a button, press a petal, and that fancy drive system – whose workings no […]



Ideas are a dime a dozen. Here are twelve problems that could lead to a billion-dollar startup

September 1st, 2019 at 3:03 am » Comments Off

Next generation technology in the home for an aging population. Startup founders can often find themselves working on an idea that sounds plausible, but does not provide a solution to a problem people care about in a meaningful way. Y Combinator founder and investor Paul Graham says that often, these startups are born from individuals […]



The future of brain-computer interfaces and the human machine

July 15th, 2019 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

  The melding of humanity with the technology we have created has begun… We are well on our way as Homo sapiens to becoming a species that fully merges technology with our organic bodies. In some ways, we’ve been getting at this for centuries already, beginning with the first use of eyeglasses, at the end […]



Magic Leap wants to build AR “Layers” over the entire earth

March 5th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

 Augmented reality startup Magic Leap wants to merge the digital and the physical worlds. In October, CEO Rony Abovitz first shared the idea of the “Magicverse,” a series of digital layers that would exist in AR over the physical world. On Saturday, the company elaborated on the concept with a blog post and new interview […]



How to want what you’ve got in a world of infinite choice

January 10th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  “Choose things that are good enough, and do not worry about whether they’re the best.” Psychologist Barry Schwartz is best known for his immensely popular TED Talk and his book The Paradox of Choice. He recently joined Ryan Hawk, host of The Learning Leader Show, to discuss what having too much of a good […]



This bizarre-looking font helps you remember what you read

October 27th, 2018 at 10:32 am » Comments Off

The half-finished letters are designed to make us more engaged with what we’re reading, which increases memory retention. Could the shape of the words also shape your ability to remember them? MIT Cramming for exams, learning new languages, and remembering your to-do list can be tough — but a team of Australian researchers think they […]



Music made by AI composers can help you improve concentration

September 2nd, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

Through purposefully designed sound and endless playlists, music made by AI composers will trick your brain into improving your focus and productivity.



Pioneering ‘liquid air’ project can help store excess electricity

June 7th, 2018 at 7:52 am » Comments Off

A pioneering project in north-west England will turn air into liquid for energy storage to help electricity grids cope with a growing amount of wind and solar power. The world’s first full-scale “liquid air” plant is based on a technology that advocates say is cheaper and able to provide power for longer periods than lithium-ion […]



Boring Company will prioritize pedestrian transportation over cars, says Musk

March 19th, 2018 at 7:24 am » Comments Off

When Elon Musk first unveiled The Boring Company, its plan was to create a network of underground tunnels used to transport vehicles at high speeds to help bypass and eliminate traffic. Now the founder has come out with an updated vision, saying that The Boring Company’s tunnels will first focus on transporting pedestrians and cyclists […]



Washington state bill would make hard-to-repair electronics illegal

February 3rd, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

It would ban sales of such products starting next year.



Fed up with drug companies, hospitals decide to start their own

February 1st, 2018 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Generic drugs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare is spearheading an effort by a group of hospitals to create a nonprofit generic drug company.



Could congestion pricing finally work for New York City ?

January 29th, 2018 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Worsening traffic in New York City is a personal inconvenience, an environmental blight, and an economic drag—possibly to the tune of $20 billion. That’s the latest projection by the Partnership for New York City of how much the metro area stands to lose for each the next five years, if nothing is done to unjam […]



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