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August 21st, 2014 at 12:02 pm

People absorb less on e-readers than print book readers

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Kindle readers performed significantly worse on the plot reconstruction measures.

Readers that used a Kindle to read were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story. This new study is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitization on the reading experience.

 

 

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August 21st, 2014 at 11:46 am

Top 7 social media psychology studies that will make us better marketers

Social media is changing the way we relate to each other.

Social media is still a young and new form of communication. It’s too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together. New studies and research are showing us more about how social media is changing the way we relate to one another, share information and even form our identities.

 

 

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August 21st, 2014 at 11:16 am

The ‘Chairless Chair’ – an exoskeleton that lets you sit anywhere

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Chairless Chair

Noonee, a Zurich-based startup, is looking to change the way production line workers work. Most production line workers are often required to stand for a majority of their shift.  Noonee’s solution is a futuristic exoskeleton that’s simply called the “Chairless Chair.” (Video)

 

 

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August 21st, 2014 at 8:51 am

Project Yerka: The world’s first unstealable bike

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Engineering students design a bike that cannot be stolen.

Three engineering students at Chile’s University of Adolfo Ibáñez have designed a bicycle that cannot be stolen. More than a novel idea, Project Yerka solves a very common problem. This innovative cycle will be a game changer.  (Videos)

 

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August 20th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

CultLab3D scanner digitally immortalizes invaluable artifacts in 5 minutes

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CultLab3D Scanner

The Smithsonian opened a virtual museum last year. The Smithsonian X 3D Explorer allows users to take a virtual tour of (and even 3D print) high-definition digital models of artifacts like Lincoln’s life mask or the Wright Brother’s plane. (Video)

 

 

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August 20th, 2014 at 9:54 am

Seven innovators over 70

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John Goodenough created the cathodes used by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

When it comes to innovation, older people are as capable of new thinking as the young. Below, in order of age, are seven innovators over the age of 70 who have been at it for decades.

 

 

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August 19th, 2014 at 10:43 am

Pew Research: AI, robotics, and the future of jobs

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How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future?

A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance. But even as they are largely consistent in their predictions for the evolution of technology itself, they are deeply divided on how advances in AI and robotics will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.

 

 

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August 19th, 2014 at 10:24 am

New offshore wind energy and transnational grid projects will boost use of submarine power cables

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The worldwide market for submarine electrical cables has surged over the past decade.

Eighty wind turbines are now under construction in the German North Sea.  They will eventually generate enough power for some 400,000 homes. That power will travel via advanced cables buried along several miles of ocean floor, part of a growing move toward undersea transmission of electricity.

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August 18th, 2014 at 11:34 am

Humans need not apply for most jobs in the future

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The robots are here.

Robots are here now. There is proof of this concept in the amount of working automation in labs and warehouses right now. The video below combines two thoughts that reach an alarming conclusion: “Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can’t match” + “Economics always wins” = “Automation is inevitable.”

 

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August 18th, 2014 at 10:15 am

IXION Windowless Jet Concept could be the airplane of the future

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IXION Windowless Jet Concept

It depends on what you think about the IXION Windowless Jet Concept, it either has no windows, or it has all the windows. Cameras on the exterior of this as-yet-unbuilt jet would provide jaw-dropping 360-degree views of what you would be seeing if your airplane were a transparent glass tube shuttling through the sky. (Video)

 

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