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December 4th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Michelin announces it will mass-produce the Tweel airless tire

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Tweel airless tire

Michelin is the first company that will start mass-producing an airless radial tire, known as the Tweel. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities. (Video)

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December 1st, 2014 at 11:03 am

ComfortWay – Smart iPhone case that offers all-day data roaming for just $2

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ComfortWay

If you travel a lot internationally you more than likely have been stung by roaming Internet charges at some point or another. It’s possible to buy or rent a local SIM card when you’re abroad but this requires that your iPhone be either unlocked or jailbroken — and also limits users to just one mobile carrier in each country. (Video)

 

 

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December 1st, 2014 at 10:46 am

Growing Bolder TV interview with Thomas Frey, one of the world’s top futurists

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Futurist Thomas Frey

If there’s one thing we all wonder about, it’s the future. Being able to predict the future would come in handy when it comes to running your business and your life.  Did you know you could turn to a futurist for answers? (Video)

 

 

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November 24th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

rHEALTH diagnoses hundreds of diseases using a single drop of blood

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rHealth Device

This month, the XPRIZE Foundation announced the winner of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. The global competition was aimed at accelerating the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology as a means to smarter digital health solutions. The winning device is called the Reusable Handheld Electrolyte and Lab Technology for Humans (rHEALTH) system. It can potentially run hundreds or even thousands of lab tests using a single drop of blood, and those tests, in turn, can be used to diagnose a range of diseases. (Video)

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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 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 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 18th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Lowe’s introduces robotic sales assistants to help customers

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The robots have been dubbed OSHbots.

Robots are coming to Lowe’s. The company is testing whether new robots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail. (Video)

 

 

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November 15th, 2014 at 8:46 am

Slovakia’s AeroMobil unveils a flying car

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At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna last month, AeroMobil, a Slovakian startup, unveiled the thing that we have all been dreaming about since we saw that first episode of the Jetsons while still wearing diapers: The flying car. (Pics and video)

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Futuristic windowless plane would let passengers see the world around them

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A concept image of the interior cabin of a windowless plane.

If a window seat on a flight makes you nervous,  you might want to avoid a new kind of plane that could fly in as soon as a decade. (Video)

 

 

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