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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Festo Unleashes a Robotic Kangaroo and a Swarm of Bubble Drones

In the world according to robotics firm, Festo, swarms of robojellyfish rule the air and mechanical elephant trunks take care of business on the ground. Festo’s day job... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/16/14

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Don’t Have Google Glass Yet? Now’s Your Chance!

Google must get more free advertising than any firm on the planet. When they recently announced they’d briefly open their Glass Explorer Program to everyone in the US... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/14/14

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Two-Way Communication With Dolphins Begins With ‘Sargassum’

A human researcher floats near her ship recording a series of whistles from a nearby grey-skinned creature with great dark eyes. Amid the chatter, the computer recognizes... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/13/14

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Check Out This Futuristic 3D Printed Car Body

German auto firm, EDAG, made a stir at this year's Geneva Motor Show with a fully 3D printed auto body called Genesis. And why not? Its smooth grey curves and futuristic... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/10/14

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First Balloons and Drones, Now Dirigibles: The Race for a Truly ‘World Wide’ Web

Facebook wants to be as cool as Google. Google wants to be the most innovative tech firm in history. Both are aiming to deliver internet access to the world’s offline... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/9/14

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The Dutch Are 3D Printing a House

My first article here at Singularity Hub was on a plan to 3D print houses in under 24 hours. What on the surface appeared to be an exciting new idea was, in fact, an... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/8/14

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Cheap Mobile Eye Exams For Rural Poor Made Possible With Smartphones

The World Health Organization estimates some 90% of the world’s visually impaired folks live in the developing world. Most suffer from correctible but undiagnosed... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/4/14

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New ‘Smart’ Gel Tags Aim To Prevent Leftovers From Becoming Science Experiments

Most of us aren’t scientists, but every once in awhile, nearly everyone unintentionally runs a science experiment in their refrigerator. If left long enough, for... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/2/14

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Jason Silva’s Latest: To Be Human Is to Be Transhuman

The term ‘transhuman’ inevitably (for me) summons grotesque visions of humans and machines merging into a Borg-like race bent on eradicating biological imperfection.... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/1/14

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Patient’s Cranium Replaced With Custom 3D Printed Implant

Three months ago, a 22-year-old woman, suffering from a rare bone ailment, underwent brain surgery in Holland. Her skull, which had grown some three times thicker than... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/30/14

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Facebook’s Oculus Acquisition Disheartens Some, But Won’t End Virtual Reality Rebound

Palmer Luckey, inventor of the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, was literally hacking VR goggles in his garage 18 months ago. Now, he’s a billionaire. A little over... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/27/14

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Watch how robots and drones are transforming wildlife documentaries

Will Burrard-Lucas is a wildlife photographer. Sometimes that means documenting dangerous animals, and of course, to do this, he needs a good zoom lens and a low profile... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/26/14

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