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New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

September 23rd, 2018 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

  This image provided by Oxford VR in July 2018 shows a virtual reality viewpoint from a simulation designed to help people with a fear of heights. Virtual reality therapy can help patients by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. (Oxford […]



Why DNA is The most exciting programming language today

September 23rd, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

When Sean Parker was young, he cofounded Napster and changed the way we listen to music. In his twenties, he helped jump-start Facebook and changed the way we interact with each other. Now, at age 38, he’s set on changing something else: the way we treat disease. The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which he […]



Americans are flocking to U.S. ‘boom towns’ where wages are rising fast

September 19th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Although wages have been mostly stagnant across the U.S. for the past five years, in some cities, salaries have actually been rising. CNBC Make It has identified 10 cities where populations have been growing and median wages have been going up using data from personal finance site MagnifyMoney’s list of America’s biggest “boomtowns.” MagnifyMoney analyzed […]



Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick

September 18th, 2018 at 9:06 am » Comments Off

The industry is groping for ways to talk the public down. Renewable energy is hot. It has incredible momentum, not only in terms of deployment and costs but in terms of public opinion and cultural cachet. To put it simply: Everyone loves renewable energy. It’s cleaner, it’s high-tech, it’s new jobs, it’s the future. And […]



Ten years after Lehman’s collapse, these ten risks could cause the next crisis

September 17th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

On Sept. 15, 2008, a credit crunch turned into a full-blown crisis when New York-based investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. The global recession that followed is still too fresh in many people’s memories to be considered history. But 10 years on, the state of the financial system suggests that the crisis has been relegated to […]



19 astonishing quotes about the Internet of Things everyone should read

September 17th, 2018 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Seems like everybody is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT)—the good, the bad and the alarming along the lines of. “It’s the beginning of machines taking over the world.” The IoT is when everyday products such as refrigerators, watches, speakers and more connect to the internet and to one another. The Internet of Things […]



The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

September 14th, 2018 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

Online learning taught by robots could be widespread by 2030. Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Futurist Thomas Frey, in 12 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over […]



A revolutionary new space launch idea: Introducing The Pythagoras Sling

September 14th, 2018 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

The Pythagoras Sling uses a lengthy graphene string pulled via two hoops suspended from simple parachutes to rapidly accelerate a projectile into orbit. Graphene string will likely become widely available over the next two decades. If it works as expected, the Pythagoras Sling launch system could greatly reduce the cost of getting into space compared […]



Nestlé is using DNA to create personalized diets in Japan

September 11th, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

The world’s largest food company is experimenting with people’s DNA to build and sell personalized nutrition plans that, it says, will extend lifespans and keep people healthy. Nestlé is rolling out these new products in Japan first. Some 100,000 people are taking part in a company program there that gives consumers a kit to collect […]



How to 3D print a bicycle bridge? Study discusses Dutch concrete printing project

September 6th, 2018 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

In 2017, the world’s first prestressed 3D printed concrete bicycle bridge officially opened to cyclists. It was created by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in collaboration with construction company BAM Infra, and was installed in the Dutch village of Gemert. The bridge was part of a research project that involved the development of a […]



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