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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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Singularity Surplus: Put on Your Electric Thinking Cap!

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

Written By: | Posted: 03/28/14

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Future Wearable Devices Need Flexible Antennas, Like This One Made of Silver Nanowires

As computers increasingly go into 24-hour medical monitoring devices, clothing, contact lenses and jewelry, there’s a growing need for electronic parts that can bend and... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/28/14

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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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U.S. Navy Explores Beaming Solar Power From Space

A major complaint about renewable energy sources, including solar power, is that they don't generate energy all the time. At night or during cloudy weather, solar arrays... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/26/14

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More News Is Being Written By Robots Than You Think

It’s easy to praise robots and automation when it isn’t your ass on the line. I’ve done it lots. But I may have to eat my own Cheerios soon enough. Software is... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/25/14

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Lego Robot Smashes Its Own Rubik’s Cube Record, 40% Faster in 3 Years

A Lego robot just crushed the Rubik’s cube speed world record. David Gilday and Mike Dobson’s Cubestormer 3, posted a mark of 3.253 seconds at the UK’s Big Bang... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/24/14

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