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The End of Growth

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” - Edward Abbey During most of the history of mankind, average incomes across the globe amounted to somewhere between $1 and $2 per day, and...

Computer Science as Resource Management

Many who read about the Resource-Based Economic (RBE) model wonder how such a thing would be possible ever, especially when many consider it to be possible with today’s technology. There is already a well-established...

Why Technology Deserves a Prominent Place in Post-Millenium Development Goals Development

Yesterday my grandfather turned 83. There he is in the picture below. The incredible half century gap between the before and after nostalgic snaps are shot next to his lifelong toy and companion: His Morse Code radio....

The Gamification of Life

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Charles Kettering When I was born, there were no personal computers, no Internet, no cell-phones, no Wikipedia, no Google, no web-...

Multimedia

Shimizu's Luna Ring to beam solar energy from the Moon
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A Japanese firm has come up with the idea of constructing an array of solar cells around the Moon's equator to harvest solar energy and beam it back to Earth. The Shimizu Corporation proposes creating a "Luna Ring...

Futuristic Mab Sphere Spits out Flying Robots to Clean Your House!
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Why spend time vacuuming and dusting - when you could have an army of tiny flying robots clean your house for you! Well, you’ll still have to tidy up and do the dishes, but this futuristic MAB Automated Cleaning System...

Straddle Bus may be coming down the road soon
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Three years ago the 3D Fast Bus got everybody excited about the prospect of a lane-straddling bus that would eliminate traffic congestion by traveling over lines of cars. Now, as Treehugger reports, TBS China has unveiled...

Easton LaChappelle's TED Talk - 3D printed, brain-powered robo-arm
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How is 3D printing changing the future of prosthetic and animatronic limbs? 17-year old inventor Easton LaChappelle from Colorado, built a prosthetic arm by generating most of the parts through a 3D printer. "My goal is...

Projects

The Shedfarm Project is the first in a series of efforts which work to mitigate or eliminate...

Use idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to help scientists cure diseases, study...

Resources

Scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or...

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