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Google's Ingress Game - Precursor of Augmented ...

(http://socialnode.blogspot.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 4 years ago
Ingress: whether you find it to be a gigantic waste of time, gas and bandwidth, or a revolutionary new economic system, it’s an edge indicator that’s at least bound to garner hype and headlines for years to come. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Prosthetic Fingers That Grab Gracefully

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 7 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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Energy

The Future of Laundry: No More Water

(http://www.popsci.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 8 years ago
Nylon beads sit in the outer of two nested drums. When both drums rotate, the absorbent beads fall through the mesh of the inner drum to tumble with your laundry, where they dislodge and trap dirt. More>>>
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Environment

Machine Turns Office Waste Into Toilet Paper

(http://www.livescience.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 8 years ago
Several manufacturers are coming up with new ways to reuse our waste, from biofuel made from bananas to purses made from candy wrappers More>>>
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Medicine_health

Diet Band-Aid (good for those who want to go on...

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: Konkrete over 8 years ago
It could be a dieter's best friend or worst nightmare: technology that knows how much a person has just eaten, knows how many calories he has burned off, offers suggestions for improving resolve and success, and never lets him cheat. And it's all ... More>>>
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Medicine_health

Diet Band-Aid (good for those who want to go on...

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: Konkrete over 8 years ago
It could be a dieter's best friend or worst nightmare: technology that knows how much a person has just eaten, knows how many calories he has burned off, offers suggestions for improving resolve and success, and never lets him cheat. And it's all ... More>>>
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Gadgets

Microsoft Surface - Incredible User Experience,...

(http://i.gizmodo.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Surface is a triumph of Microsoft usability and design. It's a multitouch table computer. Minority Report! And so on. Setting it up, however? Ominous foreshadowing: It comes with a keyboard and mouse. More>>>
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A Second Market Is Emerging

(http://www.avc.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Claire Cain Miller has a story in today's NY Times about Second Market, a NYC based company that makes markets in illiquid securities. She reports that they will shortly be launching a marketplace for private company stock. I've written about t... More>>>
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Culture

Le Whif - chocolate consumed by inhaling

(http://www.gizmag.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
“Over the centuries we've been eating smaller and smaller quantities at shorter and shorter intervals," says Edwards. "It seemed to us that eating was tending toward breathing, so, with a mix of culinary art and aerosol science, we've he... More>>>
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Technology

IBM, Partners Plan for 28-nm Manufacturing

(http://www.pcmag.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
A six-member team of leading semiconductor manufacturers has announced plans to develop 28-nanometer high-k manufacturing technology that will compete with both Intel and TSMC, another leader in silicon manufacturing. The move may also have an ... More>>>
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Communication

4G Wireless May Reach $5 Billion In 2013

(http://www.informationweek.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 8 years ago
Fourth-generation Long Term Evolution likely will be deployed rapidly and its infrastructure market alone should reach $5 billion in 2013, according to a new report by Infonetics Research. More>>>
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Energy

The six year solar Sun Table

(http://gadgets.boingboing.net) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
it shows the way a lot of our objects will try to eke out a secondary use for themselves in the future. More>>>
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