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Artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers are fully programmable

January 14th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

This living organism was designed by a supercomputer and assembled in the labSam Kriegman, UVM Robots are made to mimic living creatures, and as smart as they’re becoming, we can still look at them and understand that they aren’t “living” in any real sense. But that line is now beginning to blur. Researchers at the […]



China’s airborne laser weapon would change dogfighting forever

January 14th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Airborne lasers can be used offensively or defensively. The Chinese military put out notice it wants airborne laser pods. The pods could be used offensively or defensively, against aircraft or even missiles. Airborne lasers, moving at light speed, could end dogfighting as we know it. China’s military is soliciting would-be suppliers for a new airborne […]



Swarms of teeny robo-tractors will outmaneuver Tesla’s driverless cars

January 14th, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

While Elon Musk and Waymo get all the attention — and regulations — autonomous vehicles for farming face fewer tech barriers and could be just as important Between 2009 and 2015, Google spent $1.1 billion on autonomous vehicles for its Waymo subsidiary, which have so far roamed more than 10 million miles of city streets […]



In 2100, half of the biggest countries in the world will be in Africa

January 14th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

In 2100, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be among the world’s largest countries. In 1950, four European countries were still among the world’s largest In 2020, half of the 10 most populous countries in the world will be in Asia By 2100, five African countries will be among […]



Somebody snuck a potato int CES 2020 to make a scathing point about useless smart gadgets

January 13th, 2020 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Startup founder launches ″Potato″ at CES 2020 I almost walked right by it. But then I realized the object the young man was holding up, apparently thrilling the small crowd gathered around his tiny CES 2020 booth, was a potato. The vegetable in question looked like an ordinary, chunky Idaho spud, although protruding out of […]



Easy ways you can turn coworking space into success for your business

January 12th, 2020 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

Coworking Trends: Small Businesses Enter the Fray The number of freelancers and remote workers in the American workforce continues to rise. So the shift towards coworking and other flexible workspace options will continue to play a prominent role in how and where we work. And as the industry evolves, it appears many small businesses are […]



The most powerful passports in the world in 2020, ranked

January 12th, 2020 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

Singapore, which ranked as the second-best place to hold a passport from in 2020, tied for first place last year. The Henley Passport Index, an annual ranking of the most powerful passports in the world based on how many destinations the holder can enter without a visa, was just released. Japan secured the top spot […]



The Cube One Prefab is a space-age dream – and it starts at $30k

January 12th, 2020 at 2:26 am » Comments Off

With dazzling lighting, a curvilinear design, and a fortified shell, the Cube One is a prefab for the future. Want a peek at the future of prefab design? Meet the Cube One—a 156-square-foot dwelling with built-in furnishings, voice-controlled tech, and a galvanized steel shell that can withstand extreme heat and natural disasters. Singapore-based Nestron will […]



Global co-working survey reveals how personality impacts use of office space

January 11th, 2020 at 2:22 am » Comments Off

Coworking spaces, by definition, group people together to work in one area, side by side. How closely depends on the accommodations and the management. Functioning in this environment can work differently for different people. A new survey reveals how workers feel about coworking spaces based on their individual personality types.



Five principles for thinking like a futurist

January 11th, 2020 at 2:16 am » Comments Off

Thinking about the future allows us to imagine what kind of future we want to live in and how we can get there. In 2018 we celebrated the fifty-year anniversary of the founding of the Institute for the Future (IFTF). No other futures organization has survived for this long; we’ve actually survived our own forecasts! […]



VW unveils charging butler robot concept for electric cars

January 11th, 2020 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Volkswagen has unveiled a new concept for a charging butler robot that can charge electric vehicles in a parking garage using mobile battery packs. The German automaker says that “mobile robots will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in the future.” Mark Möller, Head of Development at Volkswagen Group Components, commented: “The mobile charging robot will […]



Our pathetically slow shift to clean energy, in five charts

January 10th, 2020 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

We’d better pick up the pace in the 2020s. By most measures that matter, clean energy had a stellar decade. The cost of large wind and solar farms dropped by 70% and nearly 90%, respectively. Meanwhile, renewable-power plants around the world are producing four times more electricity than they did 10 years ago. Similarly, electric […]



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