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June 30th, 2015 at 9:29 pm

The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown


Futurist Thomas Frey:  If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window.

Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to draw attention to the clothes they were wearing.

The eerie feeling that they were watching me as much as I was watching them was not a mistake. They were indeed looking at me.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning


Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably impacting cognitive functioning, because of their impact on the type of bacteria that thrive on high-fat and high-sugar diets.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Surviving the robot apocalypse


At first glance, these things might not seem connected:  the struggling economy, our struggling democracy, the income gap, and technology and artificial intelligence.  but upon closer inspection, I find they’re all part of one impulse, and together they create the web of humanity—and our future.   Continue Reading »


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June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques


Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart.   Continue Reading »

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June 30th, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Planning for the future: Generation Z


A mart HR manager is already looking at the generation Z, oldest of whom are turning 18 and slowly entering the workforce, while a lot of companies are still struggling with millennials.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Within a year, Netflix will be watched more than all the major TV networks


Analysts predict, with Netflix’s popularity soaring around the world, it will have a larger audience than all the major broadcast networks within a year.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

What are emotion-reading computers learning about us?


Cambridge- and MIT-trained scientist and leader in facial emotion recognition technology, Rana el Kaliouby, is concerned about how computers are affecting the emotional lives of her two small children.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 7:59 pm

DARPA says they are engineering the organisms that will teraform Mars


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology, that could excite or terrify you depending on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 7:56 pm

The 5 trends that will change how social media is used in 2015


According to a recent Duke University study, social media spending at companies, currently represents 9% of marketing budgets, and that’s forecast to rise to nearly 25% within five years, but half of marketers interviewed said they couldn’t show what impact social media had on their business – at all.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Tesla Model S drivers have traveled over one billion all electric miles


It’s easier than ever to ‘drive 65’ in an electric luxury vehicle, with nearly 200 Tesla Supercharger stations strategically placed throughout the continental U.S. and another 150 elsewhere on the planet.   Continue Reading »

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