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It’s no secret that in the digital age, social relationships are changing. The rise of social media has forced us to rely on the ability to read between the lines more than ever as tweets and Facebook posts can offer only sentence fragments wrapped in emotional ambiguity. As online groups and activities replace real-life communities and […]
Worried about leaving a digital footprint behind? Your bacterial footprint could be much worse and even incriminating. Recently, researchers traced the microbes that live on and around people within their homes. Findings from the study showed that the composition of indoor microbe communities is significantly affected by people and changes rapidly with their presence or […]
For much of history, builders and makers fixated on the monumental—pyramids, cathedrals, skyscrapers, aircraft carriers. Increasingly, however, the cutting edge focus is smaller. Much smaller. The field of nanotechnology aims to build components or even entire machines so small they approach the atomic. Tiny machines may cruise our bodies selectively […]
After all the excitement that Amazon was working on unmanned drones for package delivery (and many people doubting to what degree such a delivery system is even realistic for many reasons other than technological barriers), Google released information on Project Wing aiming at developing a similar drone delivery system. Project Wing is another of the […]
Powerful lectures chock full of information sometimes can be challenging to process and the need for visualization is so great that ultimately it takes an organization like the RSA to find a highly creative way to illustrate this valuable content. The London-based RSA, or Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, […]
What’s the most gripping, mind-bending story you’ve read this week? The Hub team has put together the week’s most intriguing stories from around the web. Did we miss anything? If so, add it to the comments. Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future? | Slate “While there is […]
Google has delivery drones! Plus (of course) all the rest of Video Friday
The PuppetCopter isn't just a patent: it's a real thing
Last week, Singularity University hosted the Closing Ceremony of its 2014 Graduate Studies Program, the pinnacle of an annual program that brought 80 entrepreneurs and visionaries from 35 countries to Silicon Valley for an intense 10-week crash course on exponential technologies and global grand challenges. Now in its sixth year, the event was a celebration […]
In many ways, the human race has advanced radically in a very short period of time. People born with missing limbs can now live full and “normal” lives, as can those who have suffered injuries and amputations. This is a far cry from the days when an amputated leg meant either life with a [...]Show More Summary
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Three groups file suit against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration over its rules for small drones
Everyone has knick-knacks around their homes of sentimental value, but what if your emotions could actually be shaped into household things? A project recently unveiled at the Sao Paulo Design Weekend turns feelings of love into physical objects using 3D printing and biometric sensors. “Each product is unique and contains the most intimate emotions of the […]
How did a simple Facebook group mobilize 12 million people in 40 countries in just one month? That’s exactly what Oscar Morales accomplished when, in 2008, he created a Facebook group called A Million Voices Against FARC. I wrote about his story in Abundance — the excerpt follows. You’ve heard […]
Washington can't get cars to talk to each other because it hasn't got the funding
An investor discusses five pressing issues about the future of robots
The robotics community loses a promising startup
Do you remember the awesome first person view from the PhatomX Hexapod ? Well we never posted this video of the stablized brushless gimball for the gopro camera. It really makes us want some for our in house PhantomX Hexapods!