Jason Dorrier
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Jason received degrees in Economics and International Affairs and an Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences minor from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He moved to San Francisco and took a job with Fisher Investments doing research and writing. While at Fisher, he helped write a line of investment books and edited and wrote for MarketMinder.com. After six years in finance, he took a break to travel—surfing in Brazil, fleeing volcanic eruptions in Argentina, and riding trains across central and eastern Europe. He is fascinated by all things science and tech.

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Skully Motorcycle Helmet Not Quite Iron Man, But a Taste of Our Augmented Reality Future

If Tony Stark designed a motorcycle helmet, it might look a little like Skully. Sleek black (or white) with an aerodynamic fin. A visor that changes tint at the touch... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/20/14

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3D Scanner Digitally Immortalizes Invaluable Masterpieces in Five Minutes Flat

Last year, the Smithsonian opened a virtual museum. With Smithsonian X 3D Explorer users can take a virtual tour of (and even 3D print) high-definition digital models of... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/19/14

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We Justify Human Suffering Because We’ve Never Had a Choice in the Matter

Buddha believed the way to end human suffering was the regular practice of meditation and introspection. But Buddha didn’t have biotech. If our suffering stems from... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/17/14

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Eavesdrop on Conversations Using a Bag of Chips with MIT’s ‘Visual Microphone’

MIT’s ‘visual microphone’ is the kind of tool you’d expect Q to develop for James Bond, or to be used by nefarious government snoops listening in on Jason Bourne.... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/13/14

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Pen that Scans and Draws in Millions of Colors Finally Arrives on Kickstarter

Ever bought a king-size box of colored pencils and marveled at all the names? Burnt sienna, cerulean blue, tuscan red. The world is overflowing with colors, too many to... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/12/14

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Burger Robot Poised to Disrupt Fast Food Industry

I saw the future of work in a San Francisco garage two years ago. Or rather, I was in proximity to the future of work, but happened to be looking the other... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/10/14

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Robotic Bees Designed to Pollinate Crops Making Significant Strides

In Harvard researcher Robert Wood’s lab, a robot the size of a quarter lifts off the ground, its wings a blur. This micromachine, or RoboBee, is a marvel of modern... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/6/14

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What Amazon’s 3D Printing Store Says About Consumer 3D Printing In General

Consumer 3D printing has been creeping into mainstream awareness. Last year, office supply chain Staples announced they’d sell 3D Systems Cube 3D printers in stores,... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/4/14

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If the Body Is a Machine, Can It Be Maintained Indefinitely?

To Aubrey de Grey, the body is a machine. Just as a restored classic car can celebrate its hundredth birthday in peak condition, in the future, we’ll maintain our... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/3/14

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Robot Olympics Planned for 2020 Powered by Japan’s ‘Robot Revolution’

Japan likes robots. And while some Americans raised on a confusing sci-fi diet of Star Wars, Terminator, and iRobot are perhaps a little wary of advanced AI and... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/2/14

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How to Virtually ‘Possess’ Another Person’s Body Using Oculus Rift and Kinect

Virtual reality can put you in another world—but what about another body? Yifei Chai, a student at the Imperial College London, is using the latest in virtual reality... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/30/14

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Strange Bacteria Dine on Electricity and Link Up to Form Biowires

All living organisms need energy. Most animals get their energy by eating other organisms. Plants manufacture energy from sunlight. Now, scientists are finding a strange... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/28/14

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