Marisa Vitols's Blog Posts

Sci-Fi Weaponry, Fusion Future & Our Electric Future

July 15 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

The Future Scanner Daily Top 5 serves to highlight 5 of the best scans submitted to the Future Scanner during the last 24 hours.

And the weekly MemeBox awards go to...

July 14 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

Here at MemeBox, Sunday is the day we look back at all of the Future Blogger posts and Future Scanner scans in an effort to distill and recognize the best of what you, the community, have contributed to the site throughout the previous 7 days.

Future Scanner of the Week: dvorak for scans including for scans including Nanotube-Coated Pot Boils Water FAST and Seattle’s Ban on Plastic and Styrofoam.

Future Blogger of the Week: mycophage for posts including Stressor-specific hypersensitivity in the long-lived mole rat and Hourglass: a blog carnival of biogerontology.

Future Scan of the Week: First DNA Molecule Made Almost Entirely Of Artificial Parts
- Scanned by Bora

Future Blogger Post of the Week: All cancer deaths could be eliminated within 7 years, officials predict
- Written by futuretalk.

Congratulations, winners!

Future Scanner Weekly Top Ten

July 14 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

In addition to our weekly awards, every week MemeBox releases a Top 10 List of the most interesting and useful Future Scans posted the during the preceding week. This list is a great way to get acquainted with what the Future Scanner has to offer and to quickly digest some great information.

Robots Score, Four-cell Embryos & the Privacy of Millions

July 11 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

The Future Scanner Daily Top 5 serves to highlight 5 of the best scans submitted to the Future Scanner during the last 24 hours.

Low-Cost, Electric-Free Refrigeration Drops in Temperature and Price

July 10 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Technology   Year: 2008   Rating: 2

Empowered by computational fluid dynamics Adam Grosser of Foundation Capital has spearheaded an effort to build a refrigeration device for the billion+ people who currently have no access to electricity. The break-through approach combines water, ammonia, heat and a little bit of know-how to create a low-pressure, non-toxic refrigerator capable of cooling a 3 gallon container an entire day in temperatures up to 30C.

Here’s the video of his short and sweet TED presentation:

Grosser expects that such units can be manufactured “at high volumes for about $25”, a feat that would enable the better transport of sensitive medicines, foods and materials through developing regions to the people that desperately need them. Such a device could play an important role in the betterment of countless lives as it gives people some more low-cost control over their immediate environment… not to mention keeping beer cold on extended camping trips (a win-win proposition that will hopefully help foot the development bill)...

Ray Guns, Nanosensors & Future VWs

July 10 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

The Future Scanner Daily Top 5 serves to highlight 5 of the best scans submitted to the Future Scanner during the last 24 hours.

Space Robots, Mind-Control & Internet Worms

July 09 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

The Future Scanner Daily Top 5 serves to highlight 5 of the best scans submitted to the Future Scanner during the last 24 hours.

Rubber Snakes, Playing God & Human Population Simulations

July 08 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

The Future Scanner Daily Top 5 serves to highlight 5 of the best scans submitted to the Future Scanner during the last 24 hours.

Future Scanner Weekly Top 10

July 07 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 2

In addition to our weekly awards, every week MemeBox releases a Top 10 List of the most interesting and useful Future Scans posted the during the preceding week. This list is a great way to get acquainted with what the Future Scanner has to offer and to quickly digest some great information.

And the weekly MemeBox awards go to...

July 07 2008 / by Marisa Vitols
Category: Other   Year: General   Rating: 1

Here at MemeBox, Sunday is the day we look back at all of the Future Blogger posts and Future Scanner scans in an effort to distill and recognize the best of what you, the community, have contributed to the site throughout the previous 7 days.

Future Scanner of the Week: jcchan for scans including for scans including France plans revolution in space and Air Force Demonstrates ‘Ghost Imaging’.

Future Blogger of the Week: juldrich for posts including A Trillion Reasons to Care About Genomics and 15 Ways Nanotechnology is Making Life Better Today.

Future Scan of the Week: Intel says to prepare for ‘thousands of cores’
- Scanned by victoria15

Future Blogger Post of the Week: Can We Outrace the Fourth Turning?
- Written by Alvis

Congratulations, winners!