Government

China Allows Farmers to Mortgage Properties

(http://nextbigfuture.com) - scanned by: Joe Meme 8 months ago
China's Communist Party leaders unveiled a broad program of reforms last week. One of their objectives was to make it easier for farmers to sell the right to use some of their land. Farmers don't currently own their land, but they have the right t... More>>>
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Biotechnology

Prosthetic Fingers That Grab Gracefully

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 4 years ago
ProDigits can replace any or all fingers on a hand; each replacement digit has a tiny motor and gear box mounted at the base. Movement is controlled by a computer chip in the prosthesis. The individual, motorized fingers are a new and promising de... More>>>
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Robot-Human Marriages Inevitable by 2050 says Levy

(http://electronics.howstuffwork...) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
Levy, a British researcher who recently earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, believes that by 2050, robots and humans will be able to marry legally in the United States. He predicts that Massachusetts will lead the ... More>>>
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Information

Twitter Predicts Box-Office Sales Better Than HSX

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
It's been reported that Twitter mining leads to better box office prediction results than HSX.com. This is a big deal for the evolution of online prediction markets. Expect more people to start mining Twitter for 1) predictions in other fields, ... More>>>
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Future Human Evolution Art Gallery

(http://humansfuture.org) - scanned by: evo4ata over 4 years ago
Future Human Evolution Art Gallery More>>>
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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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Does the Splinternet Signify End of Web Golden ...

(http://forrester.typepad.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
The whole framework of the Web (and Web marketing) is based around the idea that everything is in a compatible format... Now with iPhones, Androids, Kindles, Tablets, and TVs connecting to the Web, that's not true. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Replacement Bones, Grown to Order in the Lab

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 4 years ago
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, a professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has solved one of many problems on the way to successful bone implants: how to grow new bones in the anatomical shape of the original. More>>>
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Gadgets

US Army meets with Apple, discusses tech for so...

(http://www.tuaw.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
"Rather than continuing to invest heaps of money to research its own devices, Maj. Gen. Justice wants to take a different approach: leveraging the knowledge and research of the commercial sector into the Army's portable equipment. This approa... More>>>
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Semantic Future

(http://www.semanticweb.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
The next phase of the Internet will be about creating value from masses of data; data on a scale that is almost unimaginable and almost all of it totally free. More>>>
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The world's only immortal animal

(http://green.yahoo.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth. Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be ... More>>>
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Microsoft Throws Its Weight Behind HTML5 and H.264

(http://newteevee.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
Microsoft has taken a big step toward standards-based web video by announcing support for HTML5 and the H.264 encoding format in Internet Explorer 9, the next version of its web browser. More>>>
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