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Greenhouse Designed to Grow Veggies on Moon

(http://dsc.discovery.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Astronauts' meals have come a long way from the freeze-dried powders and semi-liquid pastes of decades ago: now U.S. scientists want to grow vegetables in mini-greenhouses on the moon. More>>>
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Technology

Our ears may have built-in passwords

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Here's an ingenious idea: When pinged by a tone through a phone, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), the ear-generated sounds emanate from within the spiral-shaped cochlea in the inner ear, may be distinct enough to serve as biometric passwords, bypassi... More>>>
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Transportation

Bill Gates Patents Electromagnetic Hybrid Engine

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Microsoft founder Bill Gates appears as a principal applicant on a patent published last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but the concept in question isn't computer-based; it's an electromagnetic combustion engine that may eliminate t... More>>>
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Gadgets

Is this the future of the digital book?

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Bradley Inman wants to create great fiction, dramatic online video and compelling Twitter stream — and then roll them all into a multimedia hybrid that is tailored to the rapidly growing number of digital reading devices. More>>>
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digitalbook, digitalmedia, media
Technology

Wolfram Alpha: Searching for Truth

(http://www.hplusmagazine.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Stephen Wolfram talks with Rudy Rucker about his Upcoming Release More>>>
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GM & Segway Unveil Personal Urban Mobility Vehi...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
General Motors and Segway unveiled a new type of small electric motor vehicle with advanced software that could shift how we look at mobility as a service. In an effort to appeal to digitally connected urban audiences, GM describes Project P.U.M.... More>>>
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Communication

It’s a Digital Book, and a Video, and a ...

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Bradley Inman wants to create great fiction, dramatic online video and compelling Twitter stream — and then roll them all into a multimedia hybrid that is tailored to the rapidly growing number of digital reading devices. More>>>
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Information

Cisco's Holly A Personalized Avatar Concierge

(http://www.virtualworldsnews.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Bring on the autonomous helper agents. VIRTUAL WORLDS NEWS: Holly is an experimental avatar, a sort of automated concierge that right now sits on top of any Web page, but may eventually find a place in fully immersive virtual worlds. One potentia... More>>>
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Quest for artificial nose to sniff out terroris...

(http://www.timesonline.co.uk) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
LAW enforcement agencies are seeking scientists to develop an artificial nose that can detect the smell of fear as terrorists pass through security at airports. The US Department of Homeland Security is advertising for specialists to devise air... More>>>
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Touring the Home of the Future

(http://www.wired.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
What if we started from what we do know -- the things we actually need and want, our whims and desires -- then asked inventors, designers and corporations to come up with the goods? More>>>
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Entertainment

Jacket Lets You Feel the Movies

(http://spectrum.ieee.org) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Researchers from Philips Electronics plan to describe a jacket they have lined with vibration motors to study the effects of touch on a movie viewer’s emotional response to what the characters are experiencing. More>>>
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Robots could flex muscles stronger than steel -...

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
A new material that is weight for weight stronger than steel and stiffer than diamond, and weighs little more than its volume in air, could be the perfect artificial muscle for robots. "We've made a totally new type of artificial muscle th... More>>>
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