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July 18th, 2014 at 10:54 am

Electric life forms that live on pure energy are unlike any other life on Earth

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Geobacter is one type of ‘electric bacteria.’

‘Electric bacteria’ are unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere. (Video)

 

 

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July 17th, 2014 at 8:10 am

Jibo – the world’s first family robot for the price of a tablet

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Jibo

Jibo is the world’s first family robot. He can relate to you and will become part of your family. Jibo looks like a sleekly designed minimalist version of R2-D2. Jibo is stout with a big round glassy face and turns to greet you when you walk in the door. (Video)

 

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July 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am

FAA approves proposed SpaceX launch site in Texas

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Proposed launch site for SpaceX.

A “Record of Decision” giving approval for a SpaceX Texas Launch Site in Cameron County, Texas has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) office of Commercial Space Transportation. (Video)

 

 

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July 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am

Coolest Cooler Kickstarter campaign on track to beat Kickstarter record

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Coolest Cooler

A man in Oregon has set out to reinvent the cooler that you take to the beach or on camping trips. He has already raised $3 million for the project, and his fundraising effort is on track to possibly beat the Kickstarter record, The Oregonian reports. (Video)

 

 

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July 11th, 2014 at 9:28 am

GimBall is a crash-proof drone that can fly almost anywhere

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GimBall

The GimBall is an autonomous drone that is in a fully immersive rollcage that keeps it protected from whatever it might fly into, but the robust safety of the thing means it might soon be perfectly applicable for combing disaster areas or any other tight spaces. (Video)

 

 

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July 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 am

‘Digital Ethereal’ – Invisible Wi-Fi revealed through light graffiti

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“Digital Ethereal”

Artist and researcher Luis Hernan from the University of Newcastle in the UK In a project he is calling “Digital Ethereal”, artist and researcher Luis Hernan at the University of Newcastle in the UK has rendered the invisible visible — revealing in red, yellow, green and blue the Wi-Fi signal strength in the world around him.

 

 

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June 25th, 2014 at 10:38 am

The Rise of the Plasticsmith in China

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Plasticsmiths

Gangjian Cui’s “The Rise of the Plasticsmith” speculates China’s post-industrial future. Cui envisions the rise of a new breed of workers who will use plastic crafts to tell the history of the industrial age. (Photos and videos)

 

 

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June 25th, 2014 at 10:16 am

Reinventing the 3D printer to make it faster

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BAAM 3D printer

3D printers are slow.  They are so slow that in the time it would take to print a screwdriver, you could just drive to the store and pick one up with a half hour to spare. And that’s a problem when a manufacturing job calls for creating units as quickly as possible. (Video)

 

 

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June 24th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

A big opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators is to remove humans from IT: Vinod Khosla

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Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla at Gigaom’s Structure conference, said one of the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators in the enterprise is cutting out the human IT staff and going full automation, potentially with technologies like deep learning. “It’s ridiculous to have humans manage the level of complexity that they do. People are a big cost in IT. Let’s take that out,” said Khosla. (Video)

 

 

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June 24th, 2014 at 11:42 am

Vessyl: A smart cup that tracks everything you drink

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Vessyl

There are a lot of fitness and health trackers on the market today: Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve ingested. (Video)

 

 

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