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future tech September 7, 2016 posted by

ConFlexPave – making better concrete by letting it bend?

Concrete is generally considered to be a strong material, we make sidewalks and buildings out of it but you’ve probably noticed that the older it is, the more cracks you see. This is because it’s actually pretty brittle, A new type of concrete called ConFlexPave gives you all the strength of concrete with better durability by making it flexible.


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ConFlexPave – making better concrete by letting it bend?
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 10, 2016 posted by

iNaturalist – the social network for nature lovers

The world is a vast place filled to the brim with different types of lifeforms. So many that trained scientists can only capture so much. Good thing there are plenty of people armed with only curiosity out there to help out. iNaturalist is the social network designed to connect people interested in biodiversity and help further our understanding of the natural world.


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iNaturalist – the social network for nature lovers
Awesome July 25, 2016 posted by

MycoTechnology – don’t add sugar, block bitter instead

Too much sugar is a bad thing but everyone is pretty well in agreement that sugar makes food taste better. Which is why it’s such a bummer to have to cut it out. We try to make do with artificial sweeteners but there’s no substitute for the real thing. MycoTechnology realized that and took a different approach. Instead of trying to copy sweet, they decided to block bitter.


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MycoTechnology – don’t add sugar, block bitter instead
Gadgets July 13, 2016 posted by

Elde Fire Extinguishing Ball – fire can’t dodge this ball

Fire is great at keeping us warm but it’s the perfect example of when too much of a good thing can be really, really bad. In fact, any amount of fire outside of a designated area is pretty much a bad thing. But you can put it out quick with the Elde Fire Extinguishing Ball, the ball that stops fire in its tracks.


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Elde Fire Extinguishing Ball – fire can’t dodge this ball
future tech July 4, 2016 posted by

Manufactured Leather – new innovations in biotechnology mean that soon that purse can be cruelty free

Leather is one of the more common textile materials we use. It can be found as coats, purses, jewelry, furniture etc, because it’s so versatile but unfortunately, it’s not really the most animal friendly option for material. Modern Meadow is creating a new type of leather without the need for an actual animal.


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Manufactured Leather – new innovations in biotechnology mean that soon that purse can be cruelty free
future tech July 1, 2016 posted by

Piper – the machine that wants to put end to food poisoning

If you’re stateside, over the last few months you’ve probably noticed a rise in food recalls due to nasty things like “possible listeria contamination”. It’s 2016 and we still haven’t gotten a handle on making sure our food won’t make us violently ill. Ancera Inc is working on a new innovation titled Piper that will hopefully cut down on these occurrences.


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Piper – the machine that wants to put end to food poisoning
Eco Friendly March 14, 2014 posted by

Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool

The tracks you see above come from two mature great white sharks, Lydia and Mary Lee, which were tagged as part of an on-going global research project called Ocearch, which is monitoring these majestic creatures for education and to provide valuable data to help conserve the species.


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Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool
Awesome January 24, 2014 posted by

Immunity Project – are we moving towards a new era of crowdfunded medical research?

A strange thing just happened. A group of Harvard, MIT and Stanford university ‘scientists and entrepreneurs’ have emerged from their shadowy labs somewhere deep in the heart of the Californian jungle, to register a project to fight HIV and AIDS. What’s interesting is the fact that the Immunity Project, as it’s called, has not only signed on with the prestigious YCombinator startup incubator scheme, but it’s also gone straight to the people to ask for funding for a crucial part…


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Immunity Project – are we moving towards a new era of crowdfunded medical research?
future tech October 25, 2013 posted by

Got a storage problem? – million year discs to the rescue

There’s a LOT of information stored on computers right now. Probably more data than you could comfortably fit into the back seat of a BMW sports wagon. Which is all fine and dandy, until you realize that it’s mostly stored on magnetic media of one sort or another, which will only survive for something like a 10 to 15 year lifespan. How on earth are we going to make sure this information is still around in the future when our…


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Got a storage problem? – million year discs to the rescue
future tech September 14, 2013 posted by

Scientists create world’s thinnest sheet of glass at only two atoms thick, insurance companies fret

Scientists at Cornwell University have managed to create the world’s thinnest sheet of glass, but don’t expect it to feature in your smartphone any time soon. Heck, if and when it does, you might never know, because it would play a role behind the scenes where your eyes can’t see. From what we understand, this sheet of ‘graphene glass‘ measures two atoms thick, so you wouldn’t want to drop it, nor would you want to drop anything on it, yourself…


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Scientists create world’s thinnest sheet of glass at only two atoms thick, insurance companies fret
Bizarre May 6, 2013 posted by

Myo Gesture Control Armband – What has science wrought??

When you read Harry Potter for the first time, you probably couldn’t help but wish that you had some magical prowess. Being able to do basically anything you can think of with a wave of your hand is kind of awesome. While we may not posses those abilities, some gizmos are starting to emerge that will let us interact with technology as if it were magic. Science is kind of awesome that way.


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Myo Gesture Control Armband – What has science wrought??
Awesome April 15, 2013 posted by

This new DNA Testing Chip scares the bits out of us, expect a science fiction world sooner rather than later

Scientists at Panasonic, along with Belgium based researchers at IMEC, have developed a new DNA testing machine on a chip that can deliver results in an hour, instead of the current 3 or 4 days. The device, which is about half the size of a business card, contains all the mechanics to process a blood sample, including a tiny electromagnetic pump which pushes the sample along a full blown analysis and processing line inside the chip.


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This new DNA Testing Chip scares the bits out of us, expect a science fiction world sooner rather than later