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Have Digital Devices Ruined Your Ability to Read Emotions? No Worries — An App for That Is On the Way

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 […]

Study shows it takes a day for a new home to be full of people’s bacteria

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 […]

DARPA’s New Initiative Aims to Make Nanoscale Machines a Reality

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 […]

Google Project Wing delivery drones

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 […]

Visualizing the Future of Food, Well-Being, and Work with Three Incredible RSA Videos

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, […]

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web

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 […]

Singularity University’s GSP Class of 2014 Blasts Off to the Future

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 […]

Robo Sapiens: Witnessing the Evolution of the Human Race

  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

FAA Faces Legal Action on Its Rules for Model Aircraft

Three groups file suit against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration over its rules for small drones

Can You 3D Print Emotions? New “Love Project” Uses Biometric Sensors to Create Household Objects

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 to Plan a Revolution (an Excerpt from Abundance)

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 […]

Why Can't the Government Run Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications?

Washington can't get cars to talk to each other because it hasn't got the funding

Five Myths and Facts About Robotics Technology Today

An investor discusses five pressing issues about the future of robots

PhantomX Hexapod FPV Gear

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!

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