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Undersea volcano may collapse, cause devastatin...

(http://news.blogs.cnn.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
A destructive, but not unrealistic wild-card. More>>>
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Latvia Could Be Filing Bankruptcy in 6 Months

(http://www.google.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 4 years ago
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has warned that Latvia may face bankruptcy if it fails to obtain the next round of IMF bailout funds by June. To hit the IMF targets necessary to release the funds, Latvia must cut an additional 40% of public sec... More>>>
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Solar power schemes could protect nature reserves

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
TWO great challenges of the 21st century - green energy and wildlife conservation - could have a symbiotic solution. Michael McGuigan of the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, has suggested that combining solar power plants with... More>>>
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Culture

Dining 2.0: it's the EXPERIENCE (and the good c...

(http://www.mediafuturist.com) - scanned by: gleonhard over 5 years ago
If you want to get a glimpse of the future - and I mean beyond eating - you should check it out: the interactive ordering system really rocks and is based on a surface computing system (MSFT I would guess - but yes, it did work well;) that is proj... More>>>
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Conquering Death

(http://www.positivefuturist.com) - scanned by: Muffaletta over 5 years ago
By 2030, reverse engineering the human brain will be complete, which will enable non-biological intelligence to merge with our minds. It will be routine to have billions of nanobot computers coursing through our brains, communicating with each oth... More>>>
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Culture

Another 2012 dystopian future prediction

(http://www.energyinvestmentstra...) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
We've heard about the Mayan Calendar, and bioterrorism taking out a major city. Now Gerald Celente CEO of Trends Research Institute, imagines hear future world and economic events which 'will send a chill down your spine' about life in 2012. More>>>
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Transportation

[Blogpinion] GM Volt Enthusiast Asks the Govern...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: joelg over 5 years ago
by Joel Greenberg What Happened? Dr. Lyle J. Dennis today asked readers of his GM-Volt.com enthusiast site to sign a petition asking the Bush Administration to bail out GM. As a public advocate of the electrification of the automobile, Denni... More>>>
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence...

(http://www.dni.gov) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
"Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World" is the fourth unclassified report prepared by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in recent years that takes a long-term view of the future. It offers a fresh look at how key global trends m... More>>>
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Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Bora over 5 years ago
Scientists are talking for the first time about the old idea of resurrecting extinct species as if this staple of science fiction is a realistic possibility, saying that a living mammoth could perhaps be regenerated for as little as $10 million. More>>>
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The_home

10 Amazing Buildings made of dirt and straw

(http://uk.green.yahoo.com) - scanned by: amisampat over 5 years ago
There are no cookie-cutter house plans here. Just clean, green, natural buildings smoothed from dirt, straw, clay, and loads of ingenuity. More>>>
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Norvig, Omohundro, Goertzel and Pell Say How Th...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Live-blogging from Convergence 2008. Moderator Jonas Lamis just asked the distinguished AI Panel what they would advise the new Obama administration to do if, by chance, each was appointed national CTO? Google’s Peter Norvig: First... More>>>
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Space

Funeral in Space

(http://sg.news.yahoo.com) - scanned by: telvingoh over 5 years ago
Stumble on this article talking about sending human remains into space or more specifically on the lunar surface. Not too long ago I read about Space tourism, now space cemetery? Imagine more and more activities happening in space...that would hel... More>>>
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