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Which of These Emerging Technologies Will Be the Next Big Thing?
We tend to think of tech visionaries as inventors with a brilliant idea that no one understands. Because the world isn't quite ready, they have to pitch their invention to anyone who"ll listen. Their ideas are either crazy or genius"no one's sure because they're so novel. There's another kind of tech ...
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SingularityHUB
Which of These Emerging Technologies Will Be the Next Big Thing?
12 Companies That Are Making the World a Better Place
The Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco this week brought brilliant minds together from all over the world to share a passion for using science and technology to solve the world's most pressing challenges. Solving these challenges means ensuring basic needs are met for all people. It ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
12 Companies That Are Making the World a Better Place
Risk Takers Are Back in the Space Race?and That’s a Good Thing
'In a fight between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who would win'' Peter Diamandis asked Blue Origin's Erika Wagner to kick off a conversation with a panel of space entrepreneurs at Singularity University's Global Summit this week in San Francisco. 'So, Peter, let me tell you about what we're doing at Blue ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
Risk Takers Are Back in the Space Race?and That’s a Good Thing
These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate
It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who first said, 'The only thing that is constant is change.' He was onto something. But even he would likely be left speechless at the scale and pace of change the world has experienced in the past 100 years'not to mention the past 10. Since 1917, the global population ...
3 days ago
SingularityHUB
These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate
Nanotechnology | Future of Everything With Jason Silva (Part 5)
In the latest installment of Singularity University's new web series, Future of Everything With Jason Silva, Silva discusses how nanotechnology will transform the world in ways we can hardly fathom. Nanotech allows us to pattern atoms, allowing us to manipulate the building blocks of the physical world. ...
3 days ago
SingularityHUB
Nanotechnology | Future of Everything With Jason Silva (Part 5)
Solar Eclipse Glasses in Short Supply Just Days Before the Big Event
With the solar eclipse just three days away, there is growing concern about a shortage in the special glasses needed to view the event without damaging your eyes. NBC's Tom Costello reports for TODAY from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Solar Eclipse Glasses in Short Supply Just Days Before the Big Event
These college students are vying to build Elon Musk's hyperloop
This team of University of Maryland students is hoping to prove it can win SpaceX's hyperloop capsule competition and bring in a new form of transportation to life. It may take years to see if Elon Musk's dream of a hyperloop will lead to humans zipping between cities at hundreds of miles an hour aboard ...
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
These college students are vying to build Elon Musk's hyperloop
Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90
A founder of modern neuroscience who studied Einstein's brain has died
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90
Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal
Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said. Summer has seen a record number of fires and Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has blamed arsonists and ...
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal
When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry
The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to The Lord of the Rings. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry tests. For white nationalists, DNA tests are a way to prove their racial purity. Of course, their results don't ...
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites
19 hours ago
Yahoo Science
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine
A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain.
11 hours ago
Science Daily
To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
Astrophysicists have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like stars, many of which are found in pairs, or binaries.
11 hours ago
Science Daily
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats
Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow ocean channel that cuts across the Bahamas, dividing bat populations that last shared an ancestor hundreds of thousands of years ...
11 hours ago
Science Daily
Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats
Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend
A study of kidney cancer incidence in California over 25 years is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer seen in the US over the past two decades may have ended.
14 hours ago
Science Daily
Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend
Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines how
With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.
15 hours ago
Science Daily
Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines how
How immature cells grow up to be red blood cells
Researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of new treatments for blood disorders and cancers.
15 hours ago
Science Daily
How immature cells grow up to be red blood cells
The Illuminating Power of Eclipses
With the sun obscured, eclipses can be revelatory: Starting at least over 2,000 years ago, they have been fodder for significant discoveries.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
The Illuminating Power of Eclipses
Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd
Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.
3 days ago
New York Times Science
Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd
An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First Eclipse
The coming solar eclipse will be a wondrous sight — if you get into viewing position in time, the clouds cooperate and you’re ready to have your mind blown.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First Eclipse
Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests
Tempted to grab that once-in-a-lifetime eclipse snapshot? Feel free: Taking pictures helps people engage with and remember experiences more deeply, according to new research.
17 hours ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests
Matter: A Speedier Way to Catalog Human Cells (All 37 Trillion of Them)
Many types of cells remain unknown, but researchers have discovered a faster way to group cells by function, paving the way for a complete census.
12 hours ago
New York Times Science
Matter: A Speedier Way to Catalog Human Cells (All 37 Trillion of Them)
Trilobites: Why You Can’t Trust Yourself to Match Photos of Strangers’ Faces
When people online incorrectly identified a man as a participant at a white nationalist rally, they fell into a common trap of being deceived by similar hairstyles.
3 days ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: Why You Can’t Trust Yourself to Match Photos of Strangers’ Faces
Federal S&E obligations to universities, colleges fell 2 percent between fiscal years 2014 and 2015
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, federal agencies obligated $30.5 billion to 1,016 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities, a 2 percent decrease in current dollars from the $31.1 billion in obligations to 1,003 academic institutions in FY 2014. These statistics are from the Survey ...
3 days ago
National Science Foundation
Federal S&E obligations to universities, colleges fell 2 percent between fiscal years 2014 and 2015
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