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Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E. Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.

klaatu:

Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E. Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.

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mashable:

Social robots like Jibo could be the next technological innovation to transform your life and your family.

Guys, I was pretty sure the robot was getting mad at the girl for a second there.

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personalfactory:

Will 3D Printing Make Drones Part of Our Everyday Lives?

"The Engineers at the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) have successfully 3D printed a 1.5 meter wide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Their production method shifted from time consuming traditional manufacturing with expensive tooling to more efficient 3D printable designs requiring minimal support material.” ~

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personalfactory:

The question should be not will but when 3d printed UAV prototypes will transform into rather inexpensive mass manufactured commercial transportation/personal use drones ?

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Planetary Society gets private funding to launch solar sail in 2016 - Project led by Bill Nye

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engadget:

RocketSkates let you zip along the sidewalk at a top speed of 12MPH

engadget:

RocketSkates let you zip along the sidewalk at a top speed of 12MPH

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futurescope:


The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020
Based on this report from the Institute for the Future.

futurescope:

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020

Based on this report from the Institute for the Future.

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klaatu:

Nobel Prize winner, Francis Crick started out as a biophysicist that helped develop radar and magnetic mines during World War II. Crick’s most notable work was his co-discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA strand in 1953. Crick has made it known that he was under the influence of LSD when he discovered the double helix structure of DNA. It has been reported that Crick often told other scientists that he would use LSD in small doses in order to boost his brain power. Crick was also a prominent supporter of novelist, Aldous Huxley, who was known for his use of psychedelic drugs.

klaatu:

Nobel Prize winner, Francis Crick started out as a biophysicist that helped develop radar and magnetic mines during World War II. Crick’s most notable work was his co-discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA strand in 1953. Crick has made it known that he was under the influence of LSD when he discovered the double helix structure of DNA. It has been reported that Crick often told other scientists that he would use LSD in small doses in order to boost his brain power. Crick was also a prominent supporter of novelist, Aldous Huxley, who was known for his use of psychedelic drugs.

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engadget:

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

engadget:

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

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futureofscience:

Cloaking Material Makes Objects Imperceptible to Touch

"Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have created a material that sounds like something from a fictional tale: an elasto-mechanical unfeelability cloak. The polymer-based, scaffold-like structure can mask the presence of an object so it’s imperceptible to the human touch.

If you, for example, stepped on a large enough rock, the rubber and foam in your shoe would deform and result in a noticeable bulge. If your shoes were made of the cloaking material, it would disperse the pressure in such a way that you wouldn’t notice the rock beneath your foot.

How Does It Work?
Researchers produced their metamaterial using 3-D laser lithography to cut and shape needle-shaped cones whose tips meet. These elements were assembled into something that looks like a tiny brick with a honeycomb structure. The size and contact points where the tips meet vary depending on their location, so that objects within the material are imperceptible. “

futureofscience:

Cloaking Material Makes Objects Imperceptible to Touch

"Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have created a material that sounds like something from a fictional tale: an elasto-mechanical unfeelability cloak. The polymer-based, scaffold-like structure can mask the presence of an object so it’s imperceptible to the human touch.

If you, for example, stepped on a large enough rock, the rubber and foam in your shoe would deform and result in a noticeable bulge. If your shoes were made of the cloaking material, it would disperse the pressure in such a way that you wouldn’t notice the rock beneath your foot.

How Does It Work?
Researchers produced their metamaterial using 3-D laser lithography to cut and shape needle-shaped cones whose tips meet. These elements were assembled into something that looks like a tiny brick with a honeycomb structure. The size and contact points where the tips meet vary depending on their location, so that objects within the material are imperceptible. “

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