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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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Genetically Engineered T Cells Used as a Weapon Against HIV/AIDS

Carl June and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania have been making waves since they published some successes fighting leukemia with a revolutionary new method.... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/23/14

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Singularity Surplus: Other News in Exponential Sci/Tech From the Week

Advances in exponential technology happen fast—too fast for SingularityHub to cover them all. We’re trying out this bulletin format to point readers to significant... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/23/14

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Nerve-Stimulating Headband Gets FDA Nod for Treatment of Migraine Headaches

With a brain-stimulating procedure to relieve Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy and another that purports to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, it was only a matter of time... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/22/14

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Beyond the SmartWatch — Startups Push Body Monitoring Wearables

It’s easy to be a skeptic in Silicon Valley. The probability a hot startup will be passé within a year or two is much higher than the probability it’ll be the next... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/21/14

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Can Buffett’s $1B Bracket Gamble or Nate Silver’s Statistical Tricks Tame March Madness?

It’s late March, and the NCAA college basketball tournament is underway. Each year, millions print brackets of the 64 teams and pencil in their picks. And each year,... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/20/14

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