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More Human Then Human: AI as a Competitive Advantage

James Canton | Posted 05.30.2016 | Business
James Canton

"More Human than Human" is a slogan from the iconic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K Dick, and memorialized in the film Blade R...

New Binational Research Institute Represents the Future for U.S. Mexico Relations

Carl Nettleton | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Carl Nettleton

The opening of the new Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on May 24, 2016, was ex...

How Nanotechnology Can Help Us Grow More Food Using Less Energy and Water

The Conversation US | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

This idea is part of the evolving science of precision agriculture, in which farmers use technology to target their use of water, fertilizer and other inputs. Precision farming makes agriculture more sustainable because it reduces waste.

We Don't Talk Much About Nanotechnology Risks Anymore, but That Doesn't Mean They're Gone

The Conversation US | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

The worries that even nanotech proponents had in the early 2000s about possible health and environmental risks - and their impact on investor and consumer confidence - seem to have evaporated. So what's changed?

We're Doing Things with DNA Nature Never Tried

Terrence McNally | Posted 03.15.2016 | Science
Terrence McNally

Listen Now I thought I knew what DNA was. I knew it carried genetic information. I'd seen the picture of the double-helix at least a hundred times....

The Drone Invasion

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.

10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Most Advanced Nanotechnology Today Is Already Inside You

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

For me, the word nanotechnology evokes a specific image. Maybe you’re the same. It’s a machine. Perhaps a little futuristic. But something that wo...

Ray Kurzweil: Tiny Robots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting th...

Why The Future Doesn't Need Us -- Revisited

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Ralph Nader

Self-restraint is not a characteristic of the companies developing robotics for businesses that want to replace tens of millions of both white collar and blue collar jobs. Look at the latest factories, refineries and warehouses to illustrate what is coming fast. Even the work of lawyers is being automated.

From Scarcity to Abundance and the Big Opportunities for Businesses

Cultural Acupuncture | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Cultural Acupuncture

Big businesses and the private sector are undergoing a major overhaul as we all need to consider the impacts of our current rates of consumption, manufacturing processes, and sourcing of raw materials to sustain our future existence.

World's Tiniest Spirals May Help Thwart Counterfeiters

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.08.2015 | Science

The spiral is considered by mathematicians to be one of nature's most beautiful shapes. It comes up again and again, from the vast swirling arms of th...

Predicting a Future Where Products Are Parented

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2016 | Technology
Techonomy

Waving his smartphone at the audience, Stanford bioengineer Drew Endy said, "I'm trying to grow one of these." Let the day of mind-blowing conversations about the future of biology begin.

Why Altering the Powdered Donuts at Dunkin' Donuts Is Bad for Innovation

Teri W. Odom | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Teri W. Odom

Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize our world for the better in fields like energy, medicine and aerospace. As consumers, we all need to educate ourselves about nanoscience rather than fussing whenever we find "nano-" in our products. Unfounded ignorance could ruin the prospects of future innovation.

This Metal Is So Waterproof That Droplets Bounce Off

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

Step aside, Teflon. Physicists at the University of Rochester have found a way to make metal so resistant to water that any droplets that fall on it s...

Scientists Develop A 'Smart' Skin That Could Revolutionize Prosthetics

HuffPost Korea | Sanga Kwak | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology

“In a few years, I expect to see prosthetic devices made of prosthetic skin that detects external stimuli and responds like real skin, operated by brain signals.”

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

And the Nobel Goes To...

Christopher King | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science
Christopher King

In anticipation of this latest round of awards, Thomson Reuters is once again releasing its annual list of Citation Laureates -- scientists whose achievements and quantifiable influence among their peers make them worthy of Nobel recognition.

After Decades Of Effort, Chemists Overseas Report 'Nano' Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Science

After more than 25 years of effort, scientists say they've finally succeeded at synthesizing a so-called "Star of David" molecule. The complex mol...

Predictions for the Year 2514: Dystopia That Feels Like Utopia

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science
Anis Shivani

I think we're headed toward a dystopia that will look for all the world like utopia. We may already have entered this new paradigm and be well on the way toward its irreversibility, which has profound consequences for individual and social action, and for making the best of this moment of transition that may well last centuries.

Which One Of These Paintings Is Smaller Than A Poppy Seed?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts

One of these images is smaller than a period at the end of a sentence; the other is a masterpiece by Claude Monet. You might be hard-pressed to spot t...

This Just May Be The New Black

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science

It may not get any darker than this. Scientists at Surrey Nanosystems, a nanotechnology company in the U.K., have developed a new material -- dubbe...

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

World's Hardest Gems Fabricated By Scientists Overseas

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring minerals known to man. Even so, scientists are working to make them even tougher, in order to use the spa...