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'Edutainment' Needs Entrepreneurs

(http://www.forbes.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Cell phones are commonplace in third world environments. Since cells are fast becoming universal multipurpose mobile terminals, how can they be used for the purposes of education? More>>>
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education, methodology, languages, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, biology, physics, chemistry, disrupting, class, teachers, world, of, warcraft, edutainment, software, latin, america, ubudbali, cambodia, kampong, khleang, cellphone, platform, socioeconomic, development, technology, classroom, addictive, games, educational, asia, africa, negropontes, xo, entrepreneurs, sramana, mitra
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UA Physicist Discovers New Facet of Superconduc...

(http://uanews.org) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Theoretical work suggests that superconducting wires might be possible. Superconductors are materials that become almost perfect conductors at temperatures approaching absolute zero. Electrical current flows through these substances with almost no... More>>>
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Fantastic Future Architecture Design

(http://www.uniquepicturehunter.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Here are a few ideas that are not only surrealistically sci-fi, but also very ergonomic, life-supportive and green. More>>>
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future, architecture, structural, stability, sustainable, origamic, structures, mad, architects, arts, city, community, designs, emergency, pictures, relief, shelter, star, superstar, urban, vegitecture
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Transhuman Upgrades

(http://www.incipientposthuman.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Any specific prediction we make about upcoming inventions is bound to be wrong ... usually completely different from anything we ever predicted. And much better, always much better. More>>>
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biotechnology, transhuman, upgrades, bionics, implanted, memory, communication, implants, internet, access, direct, humanai, interface, futurist, futurism, ray, kurzweil, turing, test, robot, uploading, nanotechnology, cryonics
Social_issues

Troubled Times Ahead?

(http://www.wfs.org) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Rick Docksai reviews Arlington Institute Founder John Peterson's book - Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change, which forecasts enormous change, dislocation, threat and opportunity over the next four years. More>>>
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Future Technology and Gadgets from 2050

(http://www.gaj-it.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Predictions for some cool gadgets and technologies that could exist in 2050 (or sooner!) More>>>
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Cellular 'brakes' may slow memory process in ag...

(http://www.eurekalert.org) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
Florida researchers have discovered why some brain cells necessary for healthy memory can survive old age or disease, while other cells die. More>>>
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Memory

(http://www.aftau.org) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
During recall, the exact same neurons that had fired while viewing a clip fired once again while the subject was recalling it. Soon, the researchers were able to predict what clip the subjects would recall just by looking at the neurons that lit ... More>>>
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20 Movie Technologies That Should Have Been Inv...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: John Heylin over 5 years ago
Movies sometimes have some pretty fantastical devices which we find hard to believe.  There's the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the deneuralyzer from Men in Black and of course the holodeck from the Star Trek franchise.  But some mov... More>>>
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Social_issues

A Farewell to Embryonic Stem Cells?

(http://www.sciam.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Shinya Yamanaka discovered how to revert adult cells to an embryonic state. These induced pluripotent stem cells might soon supplant their embryonic cousins in therapeutic promise. More>>>
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A better way towards invisibility?

(http://optics.org) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
Ulf Leonhardt of St Andrew's University in the UK and Tomás Tyc of Masaryk University in the Czech Republic have come up with a new way of using mathematics to describe a invisibility cloak — a breakthrough that the physicists say could lead to th... More>>>
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China's cyber warriors a challenge for India

(http://www.atimes.com) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
China has in recent times witnessed staggering growth in cyber-nationalism, a new kind of nationalism with immense and sometimes dangerous power. China had 210 million Internet users at the end of 2007 and its online population is likely to become... More>>>
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