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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 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 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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August 16th, 2014 at 8:25 am

A swarm of 1,000 mini-robots assemble into shapes (Video)

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Kilobots

Mike Rubenstein of Harvard University and his colleagues have created the world’s largest robotic swarm using small, simple bots. For the first time, an army of more than 1000 robots has autonomously formed complex 2D shapes like stars or letters of the alphabet. (Video)

 

 

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August 14th, 2014 at 9:00 am

The latest crazy prediction for the future by MIT Media Lab founder

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Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab.

In 1984, Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, delivered his first TED talk and, “with surprising accuracy,” made five predictions for the future. Of course, 30 years ago, naysayers argued sensory computing wasn’t the future; people would never use their fingers as some alternative stylus. (Video)

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August 6th, 2014 at 11:30 am

World’s first artificial leaf that converts water and light into oxygen

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The man-made leaf could help us breathe in space.

Lack of oxygen throughout the universe is one of the persistent challenges of manned space exploration. Trees and other plant life do us a real solid by taking in our bad breath and changing it back to clean, sweet O2 here on Earth. (Video)

 

 

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August 4th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Where cats are more popular than dogs around the world

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There are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. Data from Euromonitor, a market research firm, suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: it turns out there are cat countries and dog countries, too. (Video)

 

 

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July 31st, 2014 at 8:41 am

A rescue drone that finds survivors by tracking their mobile phone signals

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The drone can pick out the location of an individual phone within 30 feet.

A mobile phone can be the device that saves you in an emergency, even if you aren’t able to make a call. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have developed a drone that can pinpoint the location of a mobile phone by picking up its Wi-Fi signal. (Video)

 

 

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July 28th, 2014 at 8:46 am

Dubai to build climate-controlled city within itself

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Mall of the World – Dubai

Dubai is less a city and more a perpetually ongoing World’s Fair more and more.  Crazy thing after crazy thing emerges from that place, but that’s just how Dubai rolls.  What other city would build a city inside of itself? (Video)

 

 

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