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- 100% Renewable Energy Is Feasible and Affordable, According to Stanford Proposal March 8, 2014Stanford University researchers led by civil engineer Mark Jacobson has drawn up detailed plans for each state in the union that show how the United States could move to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using only technology that’s already available.Cameron Scott
- Cheap Devices, Like Mozilla’s $25 Smartphone, to Bring More of Developing World Online March 7, 2014More than ever, the Internet is connecting people to information—if you live in the developed world. According to a recent Pew survey, however, most people in many developing countries are still offline. Broadening Internet access isn’t about building more infrastructure or selling laptops, however. Just as developing countries leapfrogged landlines with cel […]Jason Dorrier
- In Depth With Jason Silva: Brain Games, Trance States, and The Abomination of Death March 6, 2014It’d been awhile, so we contacted Jason Silva to find out what gets him up in the morning these days. Though he’s added a mainstream audience, Silva seems eager as ever to chase the “adjacent possible” and leap over it into even dreamier domains. To learn why, among other things, he’s slightly disappointed Google Glass isn’t Scarlett Johansson, why privacy i […]Jason Dorrier
- Scientists Control Tiny Mechanical Probes Inside Human Cells March 6, 2014In what they claim is a first, researchers have navigated nanomotors inside living human cells in the lab. The motors — made from gold and ruthenium and ostensibly safe for use inside the body — derive power from ultrasound waves as the sound scatters off the ends of the rod-shaped devices. The ultrasound source can be turned down to pause the motors, and ma […]Cameron Scott
- Self-Driving Cars Proposed as Solution to U.S. Highway Woes, Saving Money and Lives March 5, 2014Traffic congestion costs the U.S. economy $100 billion a year, according to Winston's research. Roughly 30,000 people die every year in car accidents, and many more are injured. Could self-driving cars bring those numbers down?Cameron Scott
- Meta: Planets and 3D Printing Technical Demonstration March 3, 2014A first look at the META.01 Developer Edition with Matt Kitchales Product Manager at Meta.
- Stephen Wolfram’s introduction to the Wolfram Language March 3, 2014Stephen Wolfram introduces the Wolfram Language in this video that shows how the symbolic programming language enables powerful functional programming, querying of large databases, flexible interactivity, easy deployment, and more. To learn more about the Wolfram Language, visit reference.wolfram.com/language. — Wolfram Research
- Google | Google Science Fair 2014 launch with Ray Kurzweil February 21, 2014Google | The Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students 13 to 18 years old. What do you love? What are you good at? What do you want to change? Learn more and start your project. Wikipedia | The Google Science Fair is sponsored by Google, Lego, CERN, National Geographic and […]
- MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab | Printable desktop robots January 28, 2014MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab | This video shows three of the first devices to be prototyped at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) using a new technology that could make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print a specialized robot in a matter of hours. MIT is […]
- NBC | Her wins 71st annual Golden Globe award for best screenplay for motion picture January 14, 2014NBC | Emma Thompson presents the Golden Globe to Spike Jonze for the screenplay of Her. related reading: Warner Brothers | “Her film trailers by filmmaker Spike Jonze” Golden Globe Awards The Dailies | “Nominee profile: Joaquin Phoenix Her“