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Consciousness could be a new state of matter
Consciousness isn’t something scientists like to talk about much. You can’t see it, you can’t touch it, and despite the best efforts of certain researchers, you can’t quantify it. Read more...
Economic Singularity: The Gods and the Useless
My specialty for the past 20 years has been in AI. It is my job to research, evaluate trends and invest accordingly to stay ahead of the curve. And I am here to tell you that the sky is falling. Read more...
The Free-Time Paradox in America
The rich were meant to have the most leisure time. The working poor were meant to have the least. The opposite is happening. Why? Read more...
3D Printed Canal House
The Kamermaker has started printing a Dutch Canal House! The first section is finished. This will give you a unique tour, allowing you to even see the inside of this huge 3D printer. Watch video...
The next wearable technology could be your skin
Technology can be awkward. Our pockets are weighed down with ever-larger smartphones that are a pain to pull out when we’re in a rush. And attempts to make our devices more easily accessible with smart watches have so far fallen flat. But what if a part of your body could become your computer, with a screen on your arm and maybe even a direct link to your brain? Read more...
Mind-Altering Quantum Experiment Shows Time Has Never Existed As We Think It Does
In 2012 quantum theorists Yakir Aharonov published a paper in Nature Physics showing that the present is constrained by the past and the future. Read more...
A Tesla saved its owners life by using autopilot to get him to the hospital
While autopilot isn’t always used for its intended purpose, or even used correctly for that matter, it’s undeniable that the feature has utility. Joshua Neally probably recognizes this more than most. Read more...
Chicagoans Delight Over Magically Cheeky Self-Playing Piano
Holiday cheer was rampant in Chicago’s Union Station in 2013 when an intelligent grand piano teased nearby passengers with its tunes. Watch video...
For first time, carbon nanotube transistors have outperformed silicon
For the first time, scientists have built a transistor out of carbon nanotubes that can run almost twice as fast as its silicon counterparts. Read more...
Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging
This video provides the facts about psychotropic drugs and the huge profits they create for the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs are not safe and have not been on the market long enough to provide sufficient long term studies regarding their effects. Over half of the people that commit suicide in the United States are prescribed to psychotropic drugs. Watch video...
IBM creates first-ever artificial neurons that behave like the real thing
For the first time in history, artificial phase-change neurons have been grouped together (in a population of 500 synthesized in a lab) to process a neurological signal in more or less the same way that biological neurons transmit messages. Read more...
The People vs. the Hidden Hand: David Icke Speaks Out (Part 1)
Among those who’ve chosen to question mainstream belief systems, David Icke is an icon, a one-man alarm clock who has probably woken up more people to the global conspiracy than any other individual. Read more...
A.D. 2035: Rich people will be thousands of times smarter than poor people
If futurist, inventor, and Google executive Ray Kurzweil is right about the future, we’ll all be augmenting our brains with extra capacity in the cloud at some point in the future. Read more...
A Bio-Hybrid Stingray Robot Powered by Rat Muscle
This tiny swimming robot, created by researchers at Harvard University's Department of Bioengineering and Applied Sciences, is powered by rat muscle cells, making it a biohybrid machine--part robot, part biological tissue. Read more...
Quantum Computing and Three Dangerous Predictions
In this mind-boggling talk by Dr. Rose, he gives a thumbnail of how quantum computers work, saying that they will in a few years, outstrip human capabilities at *everything* - not at just math calculations - but everything. Read more...
How to prepare for the coming AI revolution
Kurzweil claims that at some point, we’ll have no choice but to integrate Artificial Intelligence into our minds, our behavior and our bodies. Read more...
Salt Water into Drinking Water: World’s Largest Desalination Plant Up And Running
Desalination is a process that is expected to take on more of the world’s ever increasing water demand. In fact, more and more research is going into finding ways to refine the procedure of turning salt water into drinkable water. Read more...
Scientists Talk Privately About Creating a Synthetic Human Genome
Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes. Read more...
Digital Health - Rewriting the rules
The digital revolution is reshaping our world as quickly as you can revise a document with a search and replace feature. Read more...
Embrace: Designed to save lives
The E4 wristband is a wearable wireless device designed for continuous, real-time data acquisition in daily life. Read more...
What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity
Particle physicist Dr Brian Cox wants to know why the Universe is built the way it is. He believes the answers lie in the force of gravity. Watch video
The new frontier of genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9
The field of biology is now experiencing a transformative phase with the advent of facile genome engineering in animals and plants. Read more...
The new frontier of genome engineering
The field of biology is now experiencing a transformative phase with the advent of facile genome engineering in animals and plants using RNA-programmable CRISPR-Cas9. Read more...
Biopen Used to Deposit Stem Cells, Repair Tissue Within Joints
Researchers have developed a “biopen” that can deposit stem cells wherever needed. Read more...
Project Greenglow and the battle with gravity
A handful of leftfield scientists have been trying to harness the power of gravity. Read more...
Self-fixing teeth - no more fillings?
Blast of ultrasound could trigger healing process and even grow new teeth. Read more...
The Twitter Dress
CuteCircuit has designed the World’s first Haute Couture Twitter Dress. Also see Kinematic Petals Dress.
Incertitudes: sound activated clothing
The project was built around the idea of uncertainty. Both garments are activated by the spectator's voice. Also see Techstyle Clothing.
Reinventing The Wheel
Goodyear Unveiled Concept for 3d-Printed Spherical Tires. Read & Watch more
New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function
Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back. Read & Watch more
3-D-printed Vertebrae Implanted in Man’s Spine a World First
For the first time in history, doctors removed cancer-riddled vertebrae and replaced them with a titanium vertebrae created with a 3-D printer. Read & Watch more
The New “Astral” Currency Is Coming
A Global Reset of the Orion Monetary System After Its Total Collapse This Year. Read more
3D Printing in the Kitchen
How 3D printing is shaking up high end dining. Read & Watch more
Technology helping to feed the world
As France's annual agricultural fair gets under way in Paris, we're asking what scientists are doing to help feed the planet without overwhelming it. From vertical farms to molecular gastronomy, part of the solution is science and technology. Plus, in Test 24, we test three different domestic grow boxes from innovative French start-ups. Watch videos
Beyond meat: The end of food as we know it?
With the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence a whole new concept of food may soon radically change what we eat. And at the same time, some experts believe it could reduce global warming. Read & Watch more
New Levitating 3D Printing Technology Prints In Mid-Air
A new “levitating” 3D printing technology pioneered by Boeing uses a central nugget of magnetic material. The nugget floats above another magnet (or via acoustic waves) and can be twisted and turned as necessary, allowing access to the object from all sides. Watch video
Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!
Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which many doctors believed was conjured in patients’ imaginations. Read more
Google robot Atlas puts up with pesky human
The robots are coming, the robots are coming — and they seem sort of nice. At least that’s what Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot appears to be. In a new video published Tuesday by the Alphabet-owned company, the robot takes a walk in the snowy woods. Watch videos
Artificial Kidney Made of Nanofilters and Living Cells to Replace Dialysis
At Vanderbilt University scientists are building an artificial kidney that they envision will one day will be a standard of care over dialysis. Read more
The Last Job on Earth
A stylish animated short about our complicated near-future. Watch video
Sex Tech Is Entering Virtual Reality In China
Concentrated investment has led to a boom in China’s ‘smart’ product innovation — including sex tech. Read more
The Sardex factor
When the financial crisis hit Sardinia, a group of local friends decided that the best way to help the island was to set up a currency from scratch. Read more
AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'
Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial intelligence’s threat to the economy should not be understated. Read more
How can we embrace the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind. The extent to which that transformation is positive will depend on how we navigate the risks and opportunities that arise along the way. Read more
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
A World Without Work?How will rapid technological progress and the prospect of longer, healthier lives revolutionize work? Read more
This could be the first country to go cashless
A plan to cut cash out of shopping could see Denmark become the first country to ditch notes and coins altogether. Read more
Solutions Toward a Thriving World - Foster Gamble
When I was asked to make a presentation for the Architects of the New Paradigm conference, what interested me most was, “What’s missing from the so-called ‘new paradigm’ that still has humanity on the brink of environmental collapse, economic meltdown and a global police state?”
Bitcoin is the Most Disruptive Technology of Our Age
In a guest post on Virgin Entrepreneur Dominic Frisby – the author of “Bitcoin: the Future of Money?” – argues that Bitcoin is the most disruptive technology of our age. Read more
Bitcoin Is A Disruptive Technology - Forbes
If you want to build an e-commerce site, a payment network like Paypal, or any other service that deals in dollars, you need to convince incumbent financial institutions to do business with you. Getting such a partnership is difficult and involves a lot of red tape. Bitcoin is different. Read more
Converting spaces into vertical farms
Imagine a future where cities become self-sufficient in their food production, where autonomous farms grow fresh premium produce at affordable prices, eliminating waste and environmental impact. Read more
For the Health of the Planet, by improving the environmental impact of the food supply chain. For the Health of Our Society, by encouraging the consumption of whole and fresh foods. Read more
3D printed "photosynthetic wearable" to host living organisms
Designer and researcher Neri Oxman has successfully 3D-printed one of her "wearable skins" and filled its hollow tubes with a bacterial luminescent liquid. Read more
Synthetic biology is turning into industrial design
Advances in genetic technology mean that creating synthetic animals has become just another branch of industrial design. Read more
Pure Energy Systems
PES Network, Inc. is a news, directory and networking service to identify extreme cutting-edge, clean energy technologies capable of making it to market and making a large impact. Read more
What is the E-Cat?
E-Cat stands for “energy catalyzer” and is an invention considered by many to be one of the most important discoveries of our age in terms of a technology for energy production. Read more
Run your car on water
This guy does just that! Watch video
Providing affordable, clean, continuous, green, portable energy to the world - one person, one household, one business, one community at a time. Read more
Electrical Power from Water Fuel
Brilliant Light’s SunCell® has produced millions of watts of power at a power density that is significantly higher than that of any other power source. Read more
$9 Computer Makes Waves
It’s a tiny piece of technology with the power to change the world. Read more
What is Li-Fi? How does it work? The ultimate definition of Li-Fi
Li-Fi claims to be 100 times faster than standard Wi-Fi. But what exactly is it and how does it work? Read more
CLASH OF THE GENIUSES: Inventing the Impossible - FEATURE FILM
From UFOTV®, accept no imitations. Free Energy, German Anti-Gravity, Wireless Power Transmission, Cold Fusion and Rejuvenation Technology. Watch video
The 21 most innovative startups in tech
In a world where there's 30 plus food delivery companies and an army of 'Uber for X' clones, startups working on high impact and daring ideas can be overlooked. But that doesn't mean they're not out there. Read more
Fitbits now mandatory for students at this Oklahoma university
They take exercise seriously at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. All students are required to meet strict fitness goals. And they are graded on how they do. Read more
This Unobtrusive Arm Band Will Let You Feel Virtual Reality
A new Japanese startup wants to change that with a VR armband that tricks your brain into thinking its touching onscreen objects. Read more
The Teslasuit Allows You to Feel Sensations from the Virtual World
The revolutionary Teslasuit uses electro muscular stimulation and features an array of highly sensitive sensors that allow the wearer to literally FEEL virtual reality. Watch video
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Humans Have a Lot More than Five Senses
It turns out, there are at least nine senses and most researchers think there are more like twenty-one or so. Read more
Green Oil: Scientists Turn Algae Into Petroleum In 30 Minutes
Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are claiming success in perfecting a method that can transform a pea-soupy solution of algae into crude oil by pressure cooking it for about 30 minutes. Read more
The street lamp that absorbs CO2
These microscopic unicellular plants are of huge importance for our planet as they absorb large amounts of CO2 and produce roughly half of our atmosphere's oxygen. Watch TED Talk video
Can Algae Feed the World and Fuel the Planet?
Craig Venter, geneticist and entrepreneur, hopes to use synthetic biology to transform microscopic algae into cells that eat up carbon dioxide, spit out oil and provide meals. Read more
Go Green! These Edible Algae Lamps Could Light Your Home
While microalgae are a great source of protein and all, they’re much more than a food source for health freaks. They’re now also being used as a source of heat and light for your home. Read more
World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Germany
We’ve all heard about buildings powered by solar or wind energy, but an algae-powered building? Splitterwerk Architects have designed just such a structure, dubbed BIQ, which will be the very first of its kind. Read more
Gravity Waves Discovered? Origin of Cycles?
“My earlier rumor about LIGO [Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory] has been confirmed by independent sources. Stay tuned! Gravitational waves may have been discovered!! Exciting.” Read more
IT'S OFFICIAL: Gravitational waves have been detected, Einstein was right
After 100 years of searching, an international team of physicists has confirmed the existence of Einstein's gravitational waves, marking one of the biggest astrophysical discoveries of the past century. Read more
Brian Greene Explains The Discovery Of Gravitational Waves
A landmark day for Einstein and our understanding of the universe: the detection of gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains the discovery. Watch video
Virtual currencies challenging traditional banking system
Derrick Nicholson says the future of currency as we know it is changing, and everyday people stand to suffer the most. Read more
Wireless data from every lightbulb
What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that. Watch TED Talk video
Telepresence robots can give people with disabilities the feeling of being home
José del R. Millán, Defitech Chair for non-invasive brain machine interfaces at EPFL, and Robert Leeb, from EPFL's Center for Neuroprosthetics, explain how people with disabilities can control telepresence robots or a wheelchair using only mental commands. Read more
Top 5 Futuristic Technologies That Exist Today!
Our world is changing fast, the "future" is closer than you think. Watch video
Janken (rock-paper-scissors) Robot with 100% winning rate
The newest version of a robot from Japanese researchers can not only challenge the best human players in a game of Rock Paper Scissors, but it can beat them — 100% of the time. Read more & watch video
Harris' Heroes: Metro Warriors STEM program sparks interest in science and technology
These young students in Northeast D.C. might not be able to read the instruction manual, but thanks to Randy McCain they are learning how to build and program robots. Read more
By 2050, human-on-robot sex will be more common than human-on-human sex, says report
Can you imagine having sex with a humanoid robot? Apparently, this will be the norm in a few short decades. Read more
3D-Printed Gel Folds Almost Exactly Like a Real Baby Human Brain
Fetal brains begin to fold around the midpoint of the third trimester, but little is known about the actual process. Read more
A Folding Brain in 3D
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences collaborating with scientists in Finland and France have figured out how the brain folds. Watch video
How one woman made a ‘tricorder’ that could change medicine
Watch the video to learn about an intriguing invention that can probe your DNA’s deepest secrets. Read more & watch video
'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say
Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice. It is the latest development of "Crispr technology" - which is a more precise way of editing DNA than anything that has come before. Read more
Gene editing: Is era of designer humans getting closer?
An international meeting of leading scientists has said it would be "irresponsible" to allow the creation of genetically altered humans.
But they said basic research involving embryo gene editing should continue in order to improve understanding of human biology. Read more