America is on track to install more solar capacity this year than world leader Germany. In the U.S., the outlook for solar power is bright and sunny. The solar industry in America has recorded its second largest quarter ever in the third quarter of 2013, and the largest quarter ever for residential installations. (Infographic) [...]
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A pizza made with the Foodini 3D printer. 3D printersthat print food-based products have been around for a few years now. The first commercial chocolate 3D printer arrived back in 2011. But the Barcelona-based 3D printingstartup Natural Machines wasn’t satisfied with mere chocolate. They wanted to 3D print a more balanced meal — say, a pizza. [...]
Cofounders of Ringly Christina Mercando spends a lot of her time shopping. She shops for rings and picks out the ones that can be Ringlys, a ring that connects to a smartphone and alerts wearers about incoming texts or calls via vibration and flashing lights.
What if you were able to visit the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum and the Guggenheim all in one day? Imagine looking at the world’s most famous masterpieces from your favorite chair in your own home. Imagine being able to look around museums and visit heritage sites that you otherwise might never be able to see because [...]
The NSA described games communities, such as World of Warcraft, as a ‘target-rich network’ where potential terrorists could ‘hide in plain sight’. Because of leaks from the former National Security Agency employee, Edward Snowden, the NSA is still under the microscope. The NSA has been straddling a fine line between being a terrifying and comically [...]
Mary Pickford’s movies survive because she owned them, and donated them to the Library of Congress in 1946. Seventy percent of America’s silent films are lost and most of the remaining ones are in great shape, according to a study conducted by the Library of Congress. Only about 3,300 of the 11,000 films made before [...]
By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging, by the early 2020′s. Health and medicine have been a hit or miss up until recently. We would discover interventions such as drugs that had benefits, but also many side effects. Until recently, we did not have [...]
Could you love coding in an hour? The goal of this year’s Computer Science Education Week (CSEW) initiative “Hour of Code” to encourage students to try coding for an hour. CSEW has been going on since 2009, but this year nonprofit Code.org took over and put the focus on getting kids interested in computer science. [...]
Futurist Thomas Frey: Recently I returned from a trip to Seoul, Korea where I was asked to speak at the Global Sports Marketing Forum on the “future of sports.” This event was part of a series being planned to draw attention to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.
Facebook’s 2013 Year in Review looks back at the stories, trends, and events that were shared most across the social network this last year. The year in review details the most talked about topics globally and for individual countries. It also shows the life events people felt most compelled to share.