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Singularity Surplus: Smile, You’re on Candid Camera!

Advances in exponential technology happen fast — too fast for Singularity Hub to cover them all. This weekly bulletin points to significant developments to keep readers in... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/6/14

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Fruits and Vegetables Do More to Reduce Cancer and Extend Life Than Many Prescription Drugs

It’s probably not news to most readers that we should all eat more fruits and vegetables. The advice has circulated seemingly since time immemorial, but some researchers at... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/5/14

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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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Discover the Convergence of Tech and Finance at the Exponential Finance Conference, June 10-11

CNBC and Singularity University are partnering to present Exponential Finance, a two-day conference to explore upcoming, game-changing technologies and their imminent... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/3/14

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Why Farmers Are Connecting Their Cows to the Internet

The Internet of Things is a vision of a world in which most objects are connected, transmitting updates about their performance so the people who use them can learn to do... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/3/14

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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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Robotic Telescope Searches Full-time for Habitable Planets

If, like many self-proclaimed science geeks, you love robots and outer space, this is the story for you: The first robotic telescope has shown early success scouring the... 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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Will Virus Particles Meet Their End In These Tiny Death Traps?

Whether or not the single biggest threat to humankind’s continued vitality on the planet is the virus, as Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg has said, there’s no question... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/1/14

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Want a Cheap 2,000x Microscope? Just Fold This $0.50 Piece of Paper

It’s an ironic marker of the digital divide that sometimes what constitutes a technological breakthrough is in fact a return to the simplest technologies in order to bring... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/31/14

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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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Contact Lenses with Infrared Vision? Ultra-thin Graphene Opens Up The Possibilities

Seeing the infrared spectrum has a number of applications that go beyond the nighttime war games glamorized in adventure flicks. Doctors can use the wavelengths to monitor... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/29/14

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