Fletcher’s paradox A statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for something that goes against what we intuitively expect is called a paradox. Paradoxes have been a central part of philosophical thinking for centuries, and are always ready to challenge our interpretation of otherwise simple […]
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Space Fuel Processor There are a lot of articles that hypothesize about what possible careers we will be performing in the future. The majority of the time these future careers all involve some aspect of chemical engineering.
The Pew Research Center was established by The Pew Charitable Trusts ten years ago to bring together several of Pew’s information initiatives. The new organization had a unique mission to offer nonpartisan, non-advocacy information to decision-makers and the public. The Center has amassed a large body of work over the past decade. For their tenth anniversary, here’s a look […]
The IoT will affect all types of organizations. The number of mobile-connected devices this year will exceed the world’s population. Most organizations will have to respond in some way to the rise of connected devices in order to survive the next decade. As connected products, connected logistics, and connected phones become ubiquitous, they create value […]
Nanotechnology might be outside your window at this very moment in the form of a gecko-like human scaling a self-cleaning, nano-enhanced solar window. A pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles that can help you ascend a 25-foot sheet of glass might not seem like the most impressive use of nanotechnology but this real-world advance aptly demonstrates how quickly […]
Cathay Pacific At an awards ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday Cathay Pacific was named the world’s best airline. The award is decided by the votes of millions of travelers. Here is the Top 10:
By 2025 electric vehicles will take over traditional vehicles. Technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives. It’s exciting to imagine what the future will bring. We may like to imagine one day living on Mars with technology that lets us teleport our toothpaste from CVS and the ability to apparate like Harry […]
Just believing you can get smarter is enough to make you smarter. Having smarts is all the rage now. We aren’t just talking about street smarts but we’re talking about brainy smarts. Unfortunately, getting smarter involves work and work is something smart people prefer to avoid. Fortunately, appearing smarter is much easier than actually being […]
A closeup of a titanium lattice ball manufactured using a 3D printing process. The European Space Agency (ESA) has identified ten ways to transform how space missions put together in their investigation of the potential of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing.
3D printers may not be as easy to use as they seem. Photo credit: FredKahl/Flickr 3D printing stands to completely transform the way we make, replace, and transport products and will disrupt nearly every major industry. However, the technology is still geared toward passionate, motivated makers and hobbyists—not the average citizen.