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24

Jul

fromgrapevine:

Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.

23

Jul

How to get comfortable in a stranger’s skinNew empathy-building app lets you swap lives with people you don’t know.

How to get comfortable in a stranger’s skin
New empathy-building app lets you swap lives with people you don’t know.

20

Jul

Muggle scientists develop Harry Potter ‘Marauder’s Map’ technologyAn algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University allows multiple individuals to be tracked in a complex environment even when they slip out of a camera’s view.

Muggle scientists develop Harry Potter ‘Marauder’s Map’ technology
An algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University allows multiple individuals to be tracked in a complex environment even when they slip out of a camera’s view.

19

Jul

What will humans look like in 100,000 years?A speculative look at how advanced genetic engineering technology might reshape people’s faces over time.

What will humans look like in 100,000 years?
A speculative look at how advanced genetic engineering technology might reshape people’s faces over time.

Do robots have souls?Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s androids blur the line between humanity and technology, and he believes his headline-grabbing Geminoids even have souls.

Do robots have souls?
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s androids blur the line between humanity and technology, and he believes his headline-grabbing Geminoids even have souls.

16

Jul

treehugger:

This solar-powered stereo can charge your gadgets, fill your campsite or beach blanket with music and provide some light with a built-in LED lamp. Learn how to make it yourself here!

treehugger:

This solar-powered stereo can charge your gadgets, fill your campsite or beach blanket with music and provide some light with a built-in LED lamp. Learn how to make it yourself here!

14

Jul

Meet Audi’s ‘no-compromises’ plug-in hybridIt’s the company’s first foray into electrics — a sporty hatchback A3 — and it’s coming to the U.S. early next year.

Meet Audi’s ‘no-compromises’ plug-in hybrid
It’s the company’s first foray into electrics — a sporty hatchback A3 — and it’s coming to the U.S. early next year.

10

Jul

The Napkin Table forces eaters to focus on food, not phonesThis strange Chinese experimental product attaches to diners’ necks and is a goofy solution to a real problem. It may not be practical, but it does have a use.

The Napkin Table forces eaters to focus on food, not phones
This strange Chinese experimental product attaches to diners’ necks and is a goofy solution to a real problem. It may not be practical, but it does have a use.

09

Jul

Neuroscience-based app claims to boost brain power by 400%This music-driven app is designed to increase your attention span and to help you get your work done.

Neuroscience-based app claims to boost brain power by 400%
This music-driven app is designed to increase your attention span and to help you get your work done.

08

Jul

How United is helping track tiny speciesThe airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

How United is helping track tiny species
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.