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November 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am

Australian engineers prove quantum computer coding in silicon now possible

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Engineers in Australia have have proven, with the highest score ever achieved, that a quantum version of computer code can be written, and manipulated, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip. The advance removes lingering doubts that such operations can be made reliably enough to allow powerful quantum computers to become a reality.

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November 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am

World’s largest, fastest 3D printed drone takes flight

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3D printing innovation is getting faster, even as fast as 150 mph/h. A new fully 3D printed drone took flight and is capable of reaching that record breaking speed. The drone was created through a collaboration between Stratasys Ltd. and Aurora Flight Sciences. (Video)

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November 18th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The future of the quantified brain

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For years it was believed the brain was an elusive black box which we simply didn’t understand. And it’s true, scientific knowledge of the brain has been hard won.

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November 18th, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Amsterdam’s solar panel bike path shows all streets could double as power sources

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A bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels a year ago and it has been generating more power than predicted—and the designers are convinced that it’s proof that networks of solar-covered roads could eventually be a viable energy source.

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November 18th, 2015 at 11:55 am

Are we moving from nation states to stateless nations?

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Philip Saunders: This is the age of disruption. What we’re witnessing is a shift from territorial monopolies on the use of force as a way of ordering civilization, toward a world of borderless civic networks. Or, in the words of Tom W. Bell, a move from nation states to stateless nations, which extend the dynamics of social networks into areas traditionally monopolized by government.

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November 18th, 2015 at 11:40 am

BitDrones give a glimpse into the future of virtual reality

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Is liquid-metal based 3D fabrication or is self assembling/shape retaining models the ancestor of Star Trek’s infinitely amusing holodeck?. According to Roel Vertegaal, from Queens University’s Human Media Lab, programmable matter is based on self-levitating displays, allowing physical interactions with mid-air virtual objects.

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November 18th, 2015 at 11:30 am

Space mining could cost less than building a gas plant on Earth

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According to research presented to a forum of company executives and NASA scientists, getting a mine up and running on the moon or an asteroid would cost less than building the biggest gas terminals on Earth.

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November 17th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

How to find talent for jobs that don’t exist yet

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The pace of business innovation continues to exceed our expectations and imagination especially, when it comes to the world of work. Not only is technology impacting how we work and interact with each other, it’s transforming what we actually do for work.

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November 17th, 2015 at 3:51 pm

You may lose your job to technology in the future but, you may still be able to protect your income

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Almost half of today’s American jobs could be automated in the next two decades, according to new research.

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November 17th, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Futurist Thomas Frey outlines a number of possibilities for libraries

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At Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center last week, futurist Thomas Frey told the audience of library supporters, “A library is a library … until it isn’t.”

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