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November 21st, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Fabrics may soon be able to yield more health data than devices

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Data from smart apparel will begin carving a health roadmap for the wearer.

What if your outfit made more than a fashion statement? Thanks to miniaturization and state-of-the-art integration of electronics, smart clothing is a burgeoning new space in which sensors are now fixed, woven, and embedded into everyday wear. Hap Klopp, founder of North Face, says, “Fabrics will generate more data than devices in the next 10 years.” Many analysts estimate large-scale adoption by 2020.

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November 21st, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Micro-scallop robots can swim through your blood, eyeballs

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A micro-scallop robot is only a fraction of a millimeter in size.

Simplicity is important when designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body). There just isn’t room for complex motors or actuation systems. There’s barely room for any electronics whatsoever, not to mention batteries, which is why robots that can swim inside your bloodstream or zip around your eyeballs are often driven by magnetic fields.(Video)

 

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November 21st, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Top 6 best websites for finding remote work for web professionals

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Remote work for web professionals is a viable career option.

The choice to work from home or any place where there’s an Internet connection is a viable career option for web professionals. If you’re looking to make the leap into telecommuting, a great place to start would be the following top-notch job boards that allow you to discover remote Web development work opportunities.

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November 20th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Social media changes the way the news covers conflicts around the world

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Web Summit conference in Dublin.

Social media has changed the way news organizations cover conflicts around the world, but traditional journalistic values are still vital. These were the conclusions from a panel at the Web Summit conference in Dublin. The conference featured representatives from Time, Vice News and News Corporation-owned social curation service Storyful.

 

 

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November 20th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Bionic Bird: A flying bird-shaped drone controlled with your smartphone

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Bionic Bird

Bionic Bird isn’t a bird or a plane. Bionic Bird is a bird-shaped drone. This new mechanical bird, due to land this December, will be app controlled, using a Bluetooth 4.0 link to support 100 meters of remote controlled flight from your smartphone or tablet. (Videos)

 

 

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November 20th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Here’s how time travel may actually be possible

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For centuries, time travel’s been one of man’s wildest fantasies. It has been a popular trend in movies and fiction for a long time, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of  the movie Interstellar—n0t to spoil anything—we’re about to fantasize about it even more. (Video)

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November 20th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

How much money would it take to build a space base?

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Moon base

How much would it cost to establish a space base on the Moon or an asteroid? Universe Today spoke with Philip Metzger, a former senior research physicist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, who has explored this subject extensively on his website and in published papers.

 

 

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November 20th, 2014 at 11:56 am

The Krossblade SkyCruiser flying car transforms from helicopter to plane in mid-air

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Krossblade SkyCruiser

A new flying car, the Krossblade SkyCruiser, is not like any other flying car.  While folding wings are pretty common among these car/plane prototypes, the SkyCruiser has a Transformer-like power to reconfigure itself in mid-air. (Video)
 

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November 19th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

How the NFL uses Zebra Technologies’ RFID chips to track everything on the field but the ball

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RFID tags can be found inside the uniforms of NFL players.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips are usually used as security tags on clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra Technologies, the company behind the RFID-based motion tracking system that the league is implementing this season. (Video)

 

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November 19th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Manufacturing will radically change with HP’s move into the 3D printing market

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HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer.

In October, HP announced that it’s entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50% cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.

 

 

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