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Blue Heron tiny house cuts the cord, keeps the home comfortsCanada’s Rewild Homes recently completed this tidy tiny house on wheels that has a very livable looking layout suitable for one or two people. For those looking for maximum freedom, the Blue Heron is also off-grid ready and packs a solar system, batteries, and composting toilet.
Ultrasonic clothes dryers set to shake up the laundryLast year, ORNL scientists revealed they were working on ultrasonic clothes drying technology. At the time, they said they planned to implement the technology in a press dryer and a clothes dryer drum. A new video shows they’ve been true to their word.
Ultra-light micro-camper provides a Homie away from homeThose that liked the cute styling of the bike-towable Wide Path Camper but don’t have the required thighs of steel now have another option. A car-towable version, dubbed the Homie, is available, and includes a dining table, seating and a bed. It can also operate off-the-grid with solar power.
This home could be built using a hex key in under 24 hoursIn Beijing, even cramped apartments can fetch a small fortune, but PAO recently built a new prefab home for a first-time buyer for just US$10,000. Based on the firm’s patented panel system, it can potentially be assembled by a couple of unskilled people in as little as 24 hours using a hex key.
Bill Gates is backing a revolutionary waterless toilet – here’s how it works – ScienceAlert 
Build your own tiny house with Bunk Box plansFor handy types happy to roll up their sleeves, PAD has collaborated with Shelter Wise to sell plans for its Bunk Box tiny house. Definitely on the smaller side, this model looks best suited as a weekender, second home, or perhaps a guest home.
Floating UFO expected to make sea landing in 2018Italian mini-yacht company Jet Capsule has unveiled an updated version of its UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) off-grid floating home. The UFO 2.0 is larger and more refined, and the firm hopes to get this one built with the help of a crowdfunding campaign.
This new home security system is centered around a flying camera droneThe Sunflower Home Awareness System makes use of “smart lights” that work in concert with a flying camera drone to keep an eye on your property.
EarthCruiser shrinks off-road expedition camping down to Tacoma sizeWhen you build some of the world’s largest, meanest six-figure off-road adventure trucks, at some point you may want to build something smaller to appeal to a different set of buyers. For EarthCruiser, that’s the GZL pickup camper.
Designers raise the roof for spacious container tiny homeWe’ve reported on plenty of container-based homes over the years but here’s one that really stands out thanks to its unusual styling. The unnamed dwelling is conceived as a non-towable tiny house and comprises a relatively roomy interior that includes a full-size bathroom.
Off-grid vacation home would change shape to suit the weatherMichael Jantzen has spent years exploring the idea of interactive architecture. His latest creation, the Malleable Autonomous Retreat House, is envisioned as a novel off-grid vacation home that would allow occupants to fine-tune their interaction with the elements.
Thiel-Funded Seasteading Institute Cutting Deal For First Floating Commune Off French Polynesia: SFist
The ‘Tesla of eco-villages’ is developing off-grid housing that produces its own food and power – ScienceAlertPlant-your-own everything. 
Evapolar: The Tiny, Portable AC You Can Carry With YouEvapolar is a technology that uses evaporative cooling to help cool you down. While it is fantastic in dry climates, it really doesn’t work in humid areas.
Prototype tiny house can be assembled in just 3 hoursThe Czech Republic’s Pin-Up Houses has developed a prototype prefab tiny house that may lack in amenities, but excels in cost and speed of assembly. Named France, it comes in at just US$1,200, and takes a team of three just three hours to build.
Freedom tiny house offers big house comforts in a small spaceAs the tiny house scene continues to grow, we’re seeing increasing numbers of large and luxurious builds. The latest example of this trend comes is the Freedom tiny house, which boasts some big house comforts in a small space, including a large bathroom and a walk-in closet.
Amsterdam’s 3D-printed cabin offers tiny living by the canalA former industrial corner of Amsterdam is now home to a tiny new cabin offering urban dwellers a mini-retreat. Local firm DUS Architects 3D-printed the tiny guesthouse to accommodate short-term visitors, who can also enjoy the cabin’s own mini-garden and outdoor bathtub.
High-end prefab micro-home runs on or off-the-gridAvava Systems recently unveiled its debut micro-home, the Britespace. Available in multiple sizes and configurations, the diminutive dwelling can operate on or off-the-grid. It doesn’t come cheap though, with models starting at US$90,000 and rising all the way up to $184,000.
Bold Inventor Releases Futuristic Concept of a Self-Driving ApartmentImaginactive founder Charles Bombardier releases yet another wild futuristic concept: a self-driving apartment that can be driven like a car and raised up on a building to attach to your condominium unit.
Tiny home’s unusual layout maximizes available spaceFrench tiny house firm Baluchon recently completed the Odyssée. In a bid to make use of every inch of available space, the firm designed an unusual interior layout that features an upstairs lounge, a kitchen split into two, and another bedroom that could serve as a child’s room or guest room.
Bicycle-towed caravan due to begin shipping next monthThe Wide Path Camper is a folding caravan that’s towable by bicycle and sleeps two adults and a child. It’s due to roll out of the factory next month and will set you back from €3,500 (roughly US$3,900).
Scientists have made super-strong, transparent windows out of wood – ScienceAlertAmazing!
MIT Scientists Create Smart Window that Can Shut Out LightA team of researchers at MIT has found a way to create a smart window that can turn from transparent to almost black. Compared to other systems, this new technology responds fast and requires low power to work.
DARPA is Working to Make Homes That Grow And Can Repair ThemselvesDARPA has just launched the Engineering Living Materials program, with a vision to create building materials that grow on-site. The materials would be used to construct buildings that repair themselves and adapt to the environment.
Logitech Pop simplifies smart home controlLogitech has unveiled a button that can be used to control smart devices around the home. The Pop button will allow users to switch on lights, close the curtains and turn on the heating, or all three things at the same time.
Hybrid shelter lets you sleep high or lowCrua Outdoors, the force behind the insulated Thermo Tent, is bringing its camping innovation to the trees. The all-new Hybrid is a single-person shelter that’s part hammock, part bivy and part tent. And it even brings its own sleeping bag and inflatable mattress.
This Small Prefabricated Home Mixes Design And TechnologyKODA comes with a large living room, kitchen, laundry room, and one bathroom.
Low-cost 3D-printed shelter being built from clay and strawLast year we reported on Big Delta, a large 3D printer that showed promise as a method of creating low-cost housing by using mud or clay as a building material. Italy’s WASP appears to be making good on that promise with a new shelter that’s cost just €48 to build so far.
Off Grid caravan battles the bush to let you sleep in luxury’s lapJoining the ranks of off-road camping trailers built to navigate through and shelter in the most rugged slices of Earth, the new Lotus Off Grid brings a little more luxury than most. So you can get away from the everyday world … without giving up the parts you actually like.
Shed-like Tinhouse is a triumph of utilitarian designIf you tell someone their house looks like a shed, it isn’t usually taken as a compliment, but Rural Design’s Tinhouse was designed that way. Located in a rural plot in Scotland’s Isle of Skye, the appealing home echoes the modest agricultural buildings that dot the area.
Top tiny homes on the market todayThe tiny house scene has come a long way in recent years and we continue to be impressed at how firms manage to shoehorn more and more house into what’s really a very small space. Below, we’ve selected some of the best tiny houses currently available for purchase in Europe and North America.
This low-impact house is built from the Earth it stands onWhile undoubtedly modern, there’s an unassuming beauty to Cherem Arquitectos’ Casa Candaleria. It’s the perhaps the choice of materials that is most understated: the house is built from the Earth on which it stands.
Floating house breaks up when its owners doDeciding what to do with the house is a big concern for home-owning couples to sort out when they separate, but Prenuptial Housing takes the sting out of the process. Taking the view that love doesn’t last forever, the floating home splits when its owners do.
Movable concrete micro-home can be installed in just 7 hoursEstonian firm Kodasema is developing a prefabricated concrete micro-home that can be assembled and installed on-site within just seven hours, then moved to another location with relative ease. It’s expected to fetch roughly €100,000 (around US$111,000).
This tiny house is big on luxuryWith tiny houses, luxury features can be left out due to to size constraints, and it’s unusual enough to see a model with a bathtub, let alone something fancier. The Alpha Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes, is an exception, and boasts real luxury for such a small dwelling.
Robotic folding furniture makes the most of small living spaceGuided by the belief that living space, particularly in cities, has become “too expensive to be static,” furniture startup Ori Systems asked itself how to fit a living room, bedroom, closet and office into a 200-300 sq ft (19-28 sq m) apartment. Its answer is shape-shifting robotic furniture.
Meet The Pop-Up Tent That Can Also Charge Your PhoneThe Cinch! Tent can be installed quickly thanks to its U-shaped frame.
The Breathing Wall That Controls Your Home’s TemperatureBreathing Skins walls are able to breathe thanks to pneumatic facade technology.
Meet The World’s First Molecular Air PurifierMolekule is a cylinder less than a meter tall that sucks in and eliminates air pollutants.

 

Elon Musk’s new company is developing robots to do your housework – ScienceAlertTAKE MY MONEY.
The Bed That Makes ItselfThe Smart Bed can be made in just 50 seconds.
Welcome To The World Of Levitating PlantsA rotating container ensures that plants receive sunlight from all directions.
5 Of The Best Home Automation Products – Sublime Technologies5 of the most awesome home automation products you need to have in your home today! These products will change the way you live.
5 Of The Best Home Automation Products – Sublime Technologies5 of the most awesome home automation products you need to have in your home today! These products will change the way you live.
Zenbo: The Robot That Can Dance, Answer the Door, and Read You a StoryASUS unveiled its new Zenbo personal home robot. It can connect to your lights, TV, and AC. It can send messages to emergency responders. It can even read to you.
WATCH: This floating home lets you travel across the world off-grid – ScienceAlertThis is a UFO we want to be in
This Mug Can Cool Down Or Heat Up Any Drink On The GoYecup can keep its temperature for hours thanks to leak-proof stainless steel.
This tiny cardboard house takes 1 day to build and can last 100 years – ScienceAlertThe future of housing?
This floating UFO home lets you live off-grid on the ocean – ScienceAlertWe want one.
Scientists Invented A Sensor That Detects Air Pollutants In Houses : Tech : Science World ReportA graphene-based sensor is created to detect air pollution in a house.
Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge | TechCrunchToday’s retail economy is focused on acquisition and retention costs. Getting into people’s homes and turning them into long-term brand buyers is the..
New Smart Window Can Turn Opaque With Just The Flick Of A SwitchHarvard researchers have developed a new method of fogging up windows. It is far cheaper than any previous method, and takes just a second to transition.
Building a smarter home | TechCrunchThe Jetsons presented a highly entertaining vision of what homes of the future would look like. The animated television show anticipated a world where..
Predicting the Future: Here’s What Our Homes May Be Like in 100 YearsFlight, 3D printed furniture, deleteable walls – Here are just some of the things the next hundred years has to offer our homes.
5 Amazing Kitchen Innovations for 2016 | RealClearTechnology2016 is already well underway and one main trend continues gaining ground: smart homes. The kitchen is no exception, as there are exciting products due to hit the shelves for our kitchens of…
Breed-your-own insect ‘revolution’ for the kitchen – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Katharina Unger and Julia Kaisinger, 25 and 28, have developed a device to breed in the comfort of your own home the protein-rich grubs of the meal beetle, to then eat. “The first step is mentally to get over the fact that you are eating an insect.
LG Smart Security Release Date, Price and Specs – CNETEverything you need to know about the LG Smart Security, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
The Grillbot Is A Robot That Cleans Your Grill | TechCrunchLazy grillers, rejoice. Thanks to the Grillbot, you may never have to clean your grill again. Today at CES we discovered the Grillbot, and it’s exactly..
Samsung turns its TVs into smarthome hubsSamsung consumers will be able to do a lot more than change channels with its 2016 smart TV lineup.
Cards, codes, fingerprints the new key to home security, Tech News & Top Stories – The Straits TimesHome owners are increasingly opting to go keyless not just for their vehicles, but their homes as well, as the popularity of digital locks has surged over the past three years.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
10 Cool Things the Kitchen of the Future Will Do – IFT.org
Vizio Smart TVs Track Watching Habits To Work With Advertisers « CBS SacramentoVizio Smart TV, one of the most popular manufacturers, can track your viewing tendencies and report them to advertisers.
Pegasus Global Holdings is building $1bn ghost city in New Mexico | Daily Mail OnlinePegasus Global Holdings is planning to build a full-scale American town in the New Mexico desert, a place which they hope to open to researchers developing technologies for modern living.
Kits Make Tinkerers’ Home-Automation Dreams Come True – WSJUsing electronic building blocks from tech firms, people with even slight nerd tendencies are automating vital household tasks—like opening the drapes and watching the hamster.

 

The best gadgets for a smart, connected home | ZDNet A roundup of all the top Internet of Things, connected and smart gadgets out there to improve your home.
YO! Home: Rise of the transformer homes – CNN.comThe YO! Home is a box of tricks that aims to offer a solution to the challenge of constrained living space in cities by transforming one room into five. ” name=”description
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Revolv automation hub aims to unify your home | The VergeHome automation services that combine mobile technology with the devices in your house have been exploding in popularity over the past few years. Devices such as Sonos, Nest, and Philips Hue have…
Smart oven uses image recognition to cook the perfect meal every timeA San Francisco startup has created June, an “intelligent” oven that is able to automatically recognize the food you put in.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Holus brings 3D holograms to the home and officeEnter Holus, the first holographic display planning to reach your homes and offices. No longer do you have to be some Tony Stark-level millionaire to enjoy holographic content!
Is The Future Of Home Automation A Simple Black Cube? | Co.Design | business + designIf it only doubled as a coaster, we’d really have something.
Amazon Unbundles Alexa Virtual Assistant From Echo With New Dev Tools | TechCrunchAmazon has provided a strong answer to a desire I expressed only yesterday for broader software and hardware support for Alexa, its virtual assistant, and..
Five great WiFi thermostats to make your home smarter | iMoreLooking for a sweet new WiFi thermostat but not sure what’s out there? Take a look at these fine options.
5 Ways Google’s Brillo OS Will Transform Home Automation – Page: 1 | CRNBrillo, Google’s new Internet of Things platform unveiled at Google I/O, will reach various connected devices in the home. Page: 1
How would our homes look in the next 5 years? – San Francisco Green Careers | Examiner.comThe Smart Home of the future is all about the user experience: usability, convenience and comfort.
Tech analyst Rob Enderle’s tech filled home for sale – Silicon Valley Business JournalInfamous tech analyst Rob Enderle’s San Jose home is on the market. Here are all the high-tech features he has installed in the house over the years.
Long wait for humanoid bartenders | Stockholm Technology BlogMachines can learn language to some extent, but it’s harder to program the context and experience we rely on to not only understand language, but the things we
HoloLens working on way to project realistic 3D people in your homeMicrosoft is working on a way to create a more authentic augmented reality experience with the HoloLens. Microsoft’s challenge of tricking you into believing there are photorealistic 3D people exist

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Intel showcases future projects | Daily Mail OnlineThe future of technology will see computers reading your emotions, a smart home that always knows where you are, and drones with spatial awareness.
Does the Kitchen of the Future Already Exist? | Matthew RobinsonIs it possible to get to this state of kitchen automation before the 24th century?

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The Digital Health Hope: Transforming Outcomes in Health | RealClearHealthThere are more than 50 petabytes of data in the health care realm today. Analysis and the creative use of big data may likely hold the answers to solving many public health problems and curing…
MIT has developed colour-changing tattoo ink that monitors your health in real time – ScienceAlertPerfect for diabetics.
Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural | MIT NewsA new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and an artificial muscle graft, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them.
Scientists have reversed age-related blindness by deliberately infecting eyes with a virus – ScienceAlertSymptoms almost completely disappeared.
Paging Dr. Siri | RealClearHealthSmart-phone apps are about to revolutionize medical care. These technologies can predict when cancer patients are about to relapse, detect rare side effects of experimental drugs, and prod patients…
Battery-free medical implants use body’s fluids as fuelA team of researchers has designed an exciting new energy storage system they call ‘a biological supercapacitor’ which could offer wearers battery-free implantable devices that never need to be replaced.
A capsule robot just took its maiden voyage – through a pig’s colon | TechRadarBiomedical engineers have developed a tiny, autonomous capsule that can perform a colonoscopy from within.
Artificial Intelligence can transform healthcareSingapore-based SGInnovate’s CEO explains why he thinks A.I. is poised to be a game-changer for the health care industry.
Forget BMI – we finally have a more accurate way to measure a healthy weight – ScienceAlertSo much better than BMI.
Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implantsDuke University is developing a cartilage-like material based on hydrogel that allows bioengineers to create bespoke artificial 3D-printed replacement parts for injured knees that are tailored to match the old part both in shape and mechanical properties.
CancerLocator Can Identify Location of Cancer from a Blood Sample | Digital TrendsResearchers have developed a one-two punch to help diagnose cancer by both detecting the disease and identifying its location.
Stem cell-infused mesh regrows torn rotator cuffsSurgery is sometimes required for torn rotator cuffs, although the weakened tendons will frequently just tear again after the operation. Now, however, scientists have developed a method of regenerating rotator cuff tendons, using a polymer mesh seeded with stem cells.
FDA approves home genetic tests for Alzheimer’s and other diseasesThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved into the market a direct-to-consumer genetic screening service after initially banning the device back in 2013 following concerns about the public health consequences of inaccurate results.
Urine samples could spare the needle in detecting prostate cancer​For decades, scientists have been using dogs’ incredible sense of smell as inspiration for new-age diagnostic devices. They are now reporting that they’ve identified key molecules in the scent of urine that seem to reveal prostate cancer in a subject.​​
Immortal stem cells let scientists create an unlimited supply of artificial blood – ScienceAlertThis is big.
Breast Cancer Cure: Future Treatment May Destroy ‘Incurable’ Triple Negative, Pancreatic Cancer CellsA new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel has discovered a natural process that is able to destroy “incurable” cancer cells without destroying healthy cells.
Irish study finds those eating more dairy are skinnier and don’t have higher cholesterol – ScienceAlertBut is it too good to be true?
Scientists have created an artificial retina implant that could restore vision to millions – ScienceAlertClinical trials set to begin this year.
Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needleYou’d be hard pressed to find anybody who would complain if scientists developed an alternative to the necessary evil of getting a jab at the doctor’s. Now researchers have developed the MucoJet, a pill-sized device that blasts vaccines through the inside of the cheek without pain or a professional.
Scientists Grow New Sensory Hair Cells to Restore Hearing Loss Using ‘Special Cocktail’ : News : Nature World NewsScientists from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT Eye & Ear have created a new method to create progenitor cells that can become hair cells to restore hearing loss.
Magnetic implant puts the squeeze on drug delivery​When it comes to conditions that require patients to administer daily injections or take lots of pills, scientists are increasingly looking to drug-dispensing implants as a more convenient alternative. One of the latest such devices is activated simply by passing a magnet over the skin.
1-cent “lab on a chip” could save livesWith little more than a standard inkjet printer, some silicone, and a sheet of polymer film, Stanford researchers have created a reusable diagnostic “lab on a chip” that costs just 1 cent to make. This new technology could help vastly improve disease detection worldwide.
AI that knows you’re sick before you do: IBM’s five-year plan to remake healthcare | ZDNetA mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.
This cancer-spotting algorithm rivals dermatologists – FuturityA new algorithm can diagnose skin cancer just as accurately as a dermatologist. The researchers hope to get it onto your smartphone.
Amputee cats given bionic paws in groundbreaking surgeryTwo cats have been given a new lease of life in what is thought to be a surgery first for Europe aside from Britain.
Functional Heart Muscles Successfully Grown from Stem Cells for the First Time Ever – RealClearLifeScientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have successfully grown human heart tissue from stem cells for the first time.
New molecule knocks out superbugs’ immunity to antibiotics​One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most powerful antibiotics. Now researchers have created a new molecule that can make previously antibiotic-resistant bacteria vulnerable to existing drugs again.
Germ-killing dental implant has a heart of mouthwashBacterial biofilms can form on dental implants, causing infections. One approach to this problem has been to apply an antibacterial coating to the implant. Now, however, scientists have developed an implant that disperses an antimicrobial solution from the inside out.​
Outer layer of human heart regrown using stem cellsResearchers at Pennsylvania State University have used human stem cells to regenerate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart. The new research may one day help replace damaged tissues caused by a heart attack or genetic defects
Hungry salmonella hunt and then eat brain tumors – FuturityA detoxified version of salmonella is proving to be an unlikely weapon for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.
Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars – ScienceAlertLike it never happened.
Blood test ‘can predict how long people live’ | Health | Life & Style | Daily ExpressSCIENTISTS have discovered a simple blood test technique which can help to predict how long people will live.
Scientists have discovered an ‘off’ switch for the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing tool – ScienceAlertImportant.
Researchers Develop Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out TumorsNew research is being conducted to develop nanotechnology that teaches your immune system to destroy tumor cells, giving hope to the 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer. This research will need a very long time until it is available for treatment but recent advancements is cancer treatment are leaving a lot to get excited over.
Scientists identify unique “breathprint” of 17 diseasesCould a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of diseases bring us closer to the day when doctors might be able to use a medical tricorder a la Star Trek to instantly diagnose a patient’s conditions?
New Drug Transforms the Immune System to Slow the Progress of Multiple SclerosisThe Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. A new drug, Ocrelizumab, is the first known drug shown to work against the primary progressive form of MS by altering the immune system to slow damage to the brain.
Lasers Cure Nearly 50% of Patients With Prostate Cancer in New StudyVascular targeted photodynamic therapy uses optical fibers, bacteria from the ocean floor, and lasers to treat prostate cancer. In a trial for the treatment, only six percent of those who had cancer in remission needed to have their affected prostate removed.
Scientists have used ‘pregnancy fluid’ to strengthen ageing bones – ScienceAlertThey want to use it on astronauts.
Artificial leaf could make a medicinal mini-factoryLeaves are kind of like nature’s power plants, converting sunlight into energy for the plant. Now a team at Eindhoven University of Technology is using artificial leaves to produce chemicals, which could lead to solar-powered “mini-factories” that can create drugs and chemicals almost anywhere.
New Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Treat Osteoporosis and Restore BonesFour percent of all men over the age of fifty, and sixteen percent of women of the same age, suffer from osteoporosis in the United States. Researchers from University College London have discovered that stem cells found in human amniotic fluid could be used in a treatment to strengthen brittle bones.
Man born without a hand undergoes ‘world first’ surgery to have a new limb’ | Daily Mail OnlineThe 32-year-old, who has spent his life without his left hand, underwent a 13-hour procedure at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland, last week to have the new limb attached.” name=”description
Replacing eye’s gel restores vision after brain injury – FuturityEven months after traumatic brain injury, surgery can restore vision lost due to hemorrhaging in the eye, a small study shows.
New drug for UTIs could be an alternative to antibiotics – FuturityNew molecules called C-mannosides that stop UTIs in mice don’t kill microbes, which means bacteria would have a harder time evolving resistance to them.
Experimental Spinal Implant Improves Mobility and Grip 300% in QuadriplegicsIn an experimental new treatment, a 32-electrode stimulator was implanted near the C-5 vertebrae in the middle of a patient’s neck, below the site of his spinal injury. This procedure was first used on two cervical spinal-cord injury patients who displayed a 300% increase in finger mobility and grip strength.
Scientists reverse ageing in mammals and predict human trials within 10 yearsAn end to grey hair and crows-feet could be just 10 years away after scientists showed it is possible to reverse ageing in animals.
Could new bone-forming growth factor reverse osteoporosis? – Medical News TodayScientists have discovered a new bone-forming growth factor that could have implications for regenerative medicine. Osteoporosis could be reversed.
New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 VisionResearchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome. One month after the surgery, patients’ vision improved to an average of 20/40 from an average of 20/1290 and, within a few months, almost all patients had 20/20 vision.
This type of psychotherapy treats irritable bowels – FuturityOne type of psychotherapy seems to be the most effective at improving the ability of IBS patients to participate in daily activities.
This stick-on patch could one day save your life after a heart attack – ScienceAlertNo stitches required.
UC Davis Doctors Perform Surgery On Baby Still In The Womb « CBS SacramentoIn the last three years, a couple has dealt with infertility, miscarriages, a baby girl who was stillborn. Then their unborn son had a serious condition that threatened his life.
A New Aging Discovery Could Allow Humans to Extend Their LifespanBy observing the transparent cells of roundworms, researchers have uncovered a link between lifespan and the natural cellular process of RNA splicing. This research could lead to new breakthroughs in anti-aging treatments that would allow humans to indefinitely keep ourselves healthy, stalling death for as long as possible.
A first-of-its-kind HIV vaccine will move to phase II trials in 2017 – ScienceAlertIt’s an exciting time.
Scientists Target Protein Imbalance In Blood To Slow AgingIt seems the vampire-like draining of blood from the young is no longer a precondition for rejuvenating the aged. Recent research suggest the rejuvenating effects of youthful blood is more a matter of regulating the protein balance of “old” blood.
A man’s prostate cancer has disappeared with an experimental treatment – ScienceAlertThis is incredible.
Thanks to a Novel Protein, We Could Bring an End to ObesityObesity affects more than 600 million adults and around 41 million children under the age of 5 according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers may have found a way to halt the development of both type 2 diabetes and obesity in humans using a recently discovered protein.
Slanted electrode implant restores movement to paralyzed limbsResearchers at OSU are working on a way to restore movement to paralyzed patients by means of tiny arrays of implantable electrodes. The team has demonstrated the electrodes’ potential in a cat, which provides hope not only for those with spinal cord injuries, but also people with prosthetic limbs.
Wearable device boosts fat loss in obese diabeticsRecent studies have shown that it is possible to reverse diabetes by targeting the fat in the pancreas or embarking on a low-calorie diet. Now, scientists at Kumamoto University have added another potential solution to the list: a wearable device that helps boost fat loss in obese patients.
Doctors grow man new ear on arm | Fox NewsA man in China who has gone without his right ear for the past year will soon have a new appendage after doctors grow the body part on his arm using part of his rib cartilage.
Paralyzed Monkeys Able to Walk Again With Brain Implant. Human Trials Are NextUsing a system of electrodes, transmitters, receivers, scientists were able to restore leg function in a primate, completely bypassing damaged nerves. While this remarkable feat may be decades away from human use, it is a promising development for the hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. with spinal cord injuries
3D model of mammary gland is breast cancer’s holy grail – Futurity“Developing a model of a normal breast with the actual architecture of a mammary gland has long been a holy grail for cancer researchers,” says Trevor Dale.
IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer CasesWatson recommended treatment plans that matched suggestions from oncologists in 99 percent of the cases it analyzed and offered options doctors missed in 30 percent of them. AI could be revolutionary for healthcare as it can process many more research papers and case files than any human doctor could manage.
“Peanut patch” may save some livesIn western cultures, peanut allergies are the leading cause of food-related anaphylaxis death. Needless to say, therefore, people with such allergies need to be protected against exposure to the nuts – and a skin patch may help provide that protection.
Medicine Will Advance More in the Next 10 Years Than It Did in the Last 100
Gene-analyzing diet may help you fit into your jeansGeneralized diet advice aimed at “the average person” isn’t necessarily going to work for you. That’s why Habit was developed. The service creates unique diet plans tailored to each client, based on an analysis of their DNA.
Harvard researchers 3D print a heart-on-a-chipOrgans-on-chips are an emerging alternative to testing drugs, cosmetics and diseases on animals, but manufacturing and retrieving data from them can be costly and time-consuming. Now researchers at Harvard have developed new materials to 3D print the devices, including sensors to easily gather data.
This Low-Impact Treatment Can Replace Open Heart SurgeryPatients who thought they were inoperable now have a chance.
The Astonishing Healthcare Tech of the Future Is Arriving
Lung Cancer Treatment Breakthrough: Experimental Therapy 40% Better Than Chemotherapy At Preventing DeathsAn experimental drug proves better than standard chemotherapy in every way for patients with certain types of advanced lung cancer.
A Google Maps For The Human Body – The AtlanticA group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.
Scientists May Have Identified the Protein That Controls AgingTwo biochemists have discovered a link between a protein called carbonic anhydrase and aging in the brains and muscle cells of mice. While still in the early stages of development, their research could lead to treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Doctors in Texas successfully transplanted a uterus from a living donor for the first time – ScienceAlert"Even if through failure, I am going to make this work."
Cells grown on microfibers may help treat brain injuries – FuturityEngineers are designing microfibers that support cell growth. They could be useful tools for reconnecting damaged nerves and blood vessels.
Can Robot Pets Comfort You As Well As Real Ones? « CBS PhillyYour next Fido just might be a robot.
A Revolution in Heart Surgery: Scientists Create Artificial Blood Vessels That Grow NormallyNew artificial blood vessels were able to grow with the recipient in recent animal testing Researchers saw a 56% increase in diameter made of patients’ own cells.
Camera-loaded catheter streams live from inside arteries, removes plaque at same timeThe latest example of miniaturizing electronics having an impact in the medical world is a tiny camera no bigger than a grain of salt, which can be fixed to the end of a catheter and fed into arteries to provide surgeons tasked with removing plaque a live view from within.
You Can Now Use Your Smartphone to Detect This Blood ConditionMeasure hemoglobin and detect anemia with your smartphone!
Optical Defibrillator May be Gentler Way to Reset Your Heart | Digital TrendsResearchers from John Hopkins University have developed a gentler process that uses light to fix an arrhythmia without any significant damage to the heart.
The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old’s answer to antibiotic resistance – ScienceAlertCould this be the end of superbugs?
Optical Defibrillator May be Gentler Way to Reset Your Heart | Digital TrendsResearchers from John Hopkins University have developed a gentler process that uses light to fix an arrhythmia without any significant damage to the heart.
Common cold vaccine may be more than a dream – Futurity“We think that creating a vaccine for the common cold can be reduced to technical challenges related to manufacturing,” says Martin Moore.
World’s first ciliary microrobots could change the way we take medicineScience fiction is fast becoming reality, with scientists in South Korea developing an astonishingly fast-moving remote-controlled microrobot designed to travel through the human bloodstream to deliver treatment directly to the organs that need it.
New nano-therapy finds and kills deadly tumors – FuturityImmunotherapy is showing real promise for treating cancer. Now scientists are testing a way to enhance the therapy to kill the most deadly tumors.
Living Eye Implant Uses Lab-Grown Cells to Restore Sight
The Future of Healthcare Is Arriving—8 Exciting Areas to Watch
New Lasers Made of Blood Could Revolutionize Cancer DetectionScientists from the University of Michigan have engineered a better way to track tumors with a laser that uses human blood.
The US has given fast-track approval to a surprising new cancer drug – ScienceAlert"Even when it’s killing cells, you feel great."
Cancer breakthrough: Scientists develop ‘smoke detector’ test that can spot disease before symptoms are noticeable | The IndependentA simple blood test that can detect cancer before any symptoms are noticeable has been developed by researchers. 
Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies
Regenerative Biology: Scientists Discovered A New Molecule That Regenerates Bone TissueResearchers from California discover the key to simplifying the creation of engineered bones: adenosine. This naturally occurring molecule can be injected into bone tissue to coax human pluripotent stem cells to regenerate.
MIT’s 3D-Printed Shape-Shifting Objects Could Revolutionize MedicineUsing light, a team of MIT researchers were able to print 3D structures that “remember” their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme angles, the structures sprang back to their original forms within seconds of being heated to a certain temperature “sweet spot.”
New Artificial Retina Study Could Bring Electronic Sight to the BlindA team of scientists claim they have identified two factors that limit the resolution of retinal prostheses. Armed with the findings, the team hopes to open the way towards making promising improvements to retinal prostheses for humans.
The Future of Healthcare Is Arriving—8 Exciting Areas to Watch
Could This Breakthrough Mean the End of Skin Cancer? – The Daily BeastResearchers at Tel Aviv University say they’ve found a way to stop the spread of the most deadly kind of skin cancer.
Paralyzed Man Regains Hand Movement, Thanks to First-Ever Nerve-Transfer SurgeryBeginning with a twitch in his fingers about six months ago, a Canadian man has successfully re-animated his paralyzed hand after undergoing a nerve transfer surgery.
We May Finally Have A Way To Stop Scars From Ever FormingScientists in Australia are developing new compounds that they claimed could stop scars from forming in the first place. The compounds job is to stop an enzyme called lysyl oxidase, which enables the collagen in wound healing to crosslink, resulting in scar formation.
Scientists Wrote the Ultimate Guide to Avoid AgingScientists have identified nine hallmarks of aging that have important repercussions on cellular metabolism. Also, there are maneuvers that impose beneficial effects on metabolism that can extend human lifespan.
4 questions ID the most dehydrated children – Futurity A new way to assess dehydration from diarrhea, which kills hundreds of thousands of children each year worldwide, is accurate and reliable, tests show.
Aussie drug melting cancer cells approved for human use in U.S. – Xinhua | English.news.cnA tablet developed in Melbourne that “melts away” cancer cells has been approved for use in the United States.
Parkinson’s could be caught early by a simple eye test – ScienceAlertLong before symptoms appear.
Heat-responsive bandage helps heal woundsA team of researchers from Southwestern University has created a bandage with a single purpose in mind – giving the body a helping hand in healing diabetic wounds.
“Black rectangle” uses the sun to make water safe to drinkScientists at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a sun-activated device that kills 99.999 percent of bacteria in water, within just 20 minutes.
Scientists just developed a safer alternative to morphine without the dangerous side effects – ScienceAlertThis could be what ends the painkiller epidemic.
A new invisible film made from healthy corneal cells could restore vision to millions – ScienceAlertClinical trials could start as soon as next year.
Needle uses scattered light to zero in on target tissueMIT scientists may be bringing a new level of accuracy to epidurals, developing a scattered-light sensor that can be embedded in the tip of a needle to ensure anesthesiologists hit the right spot.
Paralysed patient walks again in astonishing medical breakthrough | Science | News | The IndependentIn an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches. Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics to move about using the exoskeleton controlled by their thoughts.
No More Pills? Tiny Nerve-Zapping Implants to Fight Disease
Introducing The Battery-Free Electronic “Skin Patch” That Can Monitor Your HealthEstablishing the methods for producing inexpensive and high-performing electronic skin patches has paved the way for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.
This body builder has no pulse and plugs himself into the wall at night – ScienceAlertPump it up… with batteries.
How to make milk last for weeks and weeks – FuturityA new process kills more than 99 percent of the bacteria left in milk after pasteurization. “It can add shelf life of up to five, six, or seven weeks.”
Google is Developing ‘Bioelectronic Medicines’ to Try And Cure Chronic IllnessesVerily and GlaxoSmithKline have partnered to form Galvani Bioelectronics, a new company which will focus on the research, development, and commercialization of bioelectronics. One of the first projects will be to develop a precision device that can fix type 2 diabetes.
Scientists have found 15 genetic variations that could be linked to depression – ScienceAlertThe first step to ending depression.
Drug-delivering microrobots swim closer to realityOver the years, scientists have come up with all manner of new ways to deliver medication, from sophisticated dual-sided pills to drug-packed nanoparticles. Now, researchers are working on something even more sophisticated, developing tiny bead-shaped robots controlled by magnetic fields.
Anti-cancer patch provides triple attack therapy to tumor sitesA new hydrogel patch could provide a more targeted, triple-therapy approach to treating tumors. With benefits to using the patch both before and after tumor removal, and with tests of laboratory mice showing extremely positive results, the patch could have a big impact on cancer treatment.
Scientists Bring New Meaning to ‘Bug Juice’ With Nutritious Cockroach ‘Milk’Scientists found that the ‘milk’ or protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches is more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk and it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future.
Can a stem cell gene called Nanog reverse aging? – Futurity“Not only does Nanog have the capacity to delay aging, it has the potential in some cases to reverse it,” says Stelios T. Andreadis.
Microneedle painlessly monitors drug levels without the need to draw bloodMicroneedle technology uses tiny needles to break only the upper layer of the patient’s skin, doing their job without the need to dig deeper. The pain-free tech has now been used to create a device capable of monitoring patient drug levels – something that usually requires the drawing of blood.
Germ-inspired microbots shape shift to deliver drugs, unclog arteriesScientists have used the protozoa that causes sleeping sickness as the model a new class of microbots for delivering drugs with precision and carrying out other medical procedures.
Packable device keeps mosquitoes away in the booniesThermacell is preparing to launch a lighter, more compact mosquito repeller designed to go deeper into the wilderness. The Backpacker Repeller drops Thermacell’s mosquito-fighting technology into your pack.
Electronic ‘Tattoo’ Can Monitor Muscle Activity and Map EmotionsA new temporary “electronic tattoo” was developed by Tel Aviv University to measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells, possibly revolutionizing medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing research.
Meet The World’s First Anti-Stress BraceletWellBe is designed to support your emotional wellbeing.
The first ever dementia vaccine could be trialled in humans within 3 years – ScienceAlertIt could prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s.
New way to mass-produce stem cells is safer, cheaper – FuturityA new method for culturing human stem cells can cheaply deliver the billions of cells needed to treat individual patients.
Scientists Restore Sight in Blind Mice Using Exercise and Gene TherapyResearchers at Stanford University have concluded that at multistep approach that involves genetic manipulation and eye-based exercises can reestablish a minimum in cellular growth to modify vision in mice.
Experiment Finds that Vision Gets Temporarily Clearer By Zapping the BrainScientists have found that by zapping the visual cortex in the brain for 20 minutes, a person’s vision can be improved for up to two hours. This is not a substitute for proven vision solutions, however, and remains a tool for further understanding the visual system.
Stem Cell Fillings Allow Teeth to Heal ThemselvesRegenerative dental fillings that allow teeth to heal themselves have been developed by researchers, potentially eliminating the need for root canals. The treatment earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry after judges described it as a “new paradigm for dental treatments.”
20-minute zaps improve vision for 2 hours – FuturityIt’s too soon to throw away your glasses, but just 20 minutes of electric stimulation to the brain’s visual cortex may temporarily boost vision.
Google’s DeepMind to Scan a Million Eyes to Fight Blindness with NHSGoogle DeepMind and the NHS are working together to build a machine learning system which will eventually be able to recognize sight-threatening conditions from just a digital scan of the eye.
This artificial pancreas could be available to diabetics as soon as 2018 – ScienceAlertNo more injections!
The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight – ScienceAlert(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Scientists Claim They’ve Developed Aspirin that Crosses the Blood-Brain BarrierOne of the biggest challenges in treating brain cancer has been getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier and attack tumours. Scientists say they’ve now developed a truly soluble liquid aspirin that can go directly into the brain, and, in the lab at least, kill cancerous glioblastoma cells without harming healthy brain tissue.
Scientists have found a supplement that can switch off junk food cravings – ScienceAlertShut up and take my money.
Fly eyes show how to improve retinal implants – FuturityA recent discovery about fruit fly eyes suggests a way to improve retinal implants for people with disorders such as macular degeneration.
Thermos device quickly detects Zika for only $2 – FuturityEngineers have created a rapid, low-cost test for the Zika virus that works using a bit of saliva and a Thermos about the size of a soda can.
Lightweight Exoskeleton Being Developed to Treat Parkinson’s TremorsResearchers in London have created an exoskeleton that recognizes actions that require fine motor control and turns on only for crucial moments.
Researchers think they’ve finally figured out what causes migraines – ScienceAlertSolving research headaches.
Breakthrough as scientists discover deadly brain cancer needs fat to grow | Science | News | The IndependentFor decades, scientists thought they knew what a deadly form of brain tumour needed to grow: sugar. But now researchers have found that a trick used to culture tissues in the lab had actually been fooling them and what glioma cancer cells actually require is fat. The discovery has led to an entirely new approach to treating the disease, which could ultimately result in drugs that are able to significantly extend the life of patients. 
First Science-Backed Anti-Aging Drug to Be Tested in Humans Next MonthNicotinamide mononucleotide, which has been proven to reverse signs of aging in mice, including decline in eyesight, metabolism, and glucose intolerance, is set to be tested in ten human volunteers in Japan next month.
Compound Discovered That Kills 98% of Drug-Resistant SuperbugResearchers found that an Antarctic sea sponge produces a compound that can effectively kill 98.4% of MRSA cells. The compound has been patented and is now undergoing lab synthesis in order to develop a treatment for the life-threatening infection.
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Reverse Memory LossA small clinical trial of 10 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease has shown that the memory loss and cognitive impairment caused by the disease can be reversed.
Ultrasound May Open New Avenues For Brain TreatmentDoctors have been able to safely penetrate the blood-brain barrier in cancer patients. For the first time, this allows for the use of medication to be directly injected into effected areas of the brain. The is a paradigm shift for the treatment of brain cancers, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Human Trials for Genetically Engineered HIV Vaccine by Next SummerScientists at Oregon Health Sciences University have developed an HIV vaccine that utilizes a type of Herpes virus as it’s backbone to safely confer HIV immunity. Human trials are expected to run in the summer of 2017.
Wearable Artificial Kidney Completes First Clinical Trial, Could Free People From DialysisPositive results from the first clinical trial on a wearable artificial kidney may soon replace dialysis.
An extreme new treatment has cured patients of MS – ScienceAlertA clean slate.
The Elderly May One Day Swap Their Motorized Scooters for Robotic Suits
This 25-year-old lived for more than a year without a heart – ScienceAlertHeart in a backpack!
Doctors Invent “Breathalyzer” To Help Slow Antibiotic Resistance – VocativVocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.” data-reactid=”.23n5ikmjmrk.0.6:$0
We can now ‘cut and paste’ RNA in addition to DNA, and it could disable viruses – ScienceAlertScience gets smarter.
Stroke Survivor Walks Again After Doctors Inject Stem Cells Directly into BrainA surgical procedure that involves drilling holes and injecting stem cells into stroke patients’ brains seems to have contributed to a wheelchair-bound stroke patient regaining the ability to walk. Despite the major recovery exhibited by patients, further study must be made to investigate the true impact.
Scientists Are Closer To The First ‘Universal Cancer Vaccine” With Successful Human TrialsScientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, have successfully conducted three human trials of a “universal cancer vaccine,” which they developed as a safety test before going onto larger clinical trials.
This crazy sponge-filled injection just saved its first life on the battlefield – ScienceAlertTechnology FTW!
After 40 Years of Blindness, a Bionic Eye Gave This Man His Sight BackAn operation that was only recently approved by the FDA just gave one man, John Jameson, back his sight. The implant, likely the Argus II, was designed to tackle retinitis pigmentosa.
New Biosensor Could Detect Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and CancerResearchers at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory have developed an inexpensive nanometer-scale biosensor which can help detect certain neurodegenerative diseases and some cancers at an amazing rate.
Scientists say they already know how to reduce cancer deaths by half – ScienceAlertNo treatment required.
Simple dementia test to warn men they are at risk of developing disease discovered by Swedish university
One Person’s Cancer Can Be Fought Using Someone Else’s Immune Cells, Study FindsIn new research, scientists use a ‘borrowed’ immune system to help an existing immune system ‘see’ cancer cells for the first time.
‘HeadScan’ could alert doctor if you’re depressed – FuturityNew wearable technology called Headscan may one day monitor how much you eat, drink, and talk—and even notify your doctor if you’re at risk for depression.
Box and phone could make urine tests quicker – FuturityThe urinary dipstick seems simple enough, but the tests can be costly and time-consuming. Engineers have created a take-home system that uses a smartphone.
Single-Sided Deafness May Soon Have A CureResearchers from University of California have been studying brain plasticity in response to single-sided deafness, and they have found a method that could allow us to identify biomarkers, and potentially, a cure.
‘Origami robot’ can be swallowed in pill and then sent on missions in the human body
Virtual heart depicts deadly arrhythmias in 3D – FuturityA 3D virtual heart may help doctors identify who is most at risk of cardiac death and allow others to avoid surgery to implant a defibrillator.
New Tritanium Spinal Implant Fully Integrates With the Human BodyStryker has launched their Tritanium PL Posterior Lumbar Cage, a 3D printed implant that simulates the natural characteristics of human bone so well that the bone can actually grow into them.
Lab-on-a-Chip: Researchers Track Individual Cells By Assigning Them A Digital CodeA team at Georgia Institute of Technology has found a way to digitize data obtained through microfluidic chips, which could make remote diagnostic testing faster, cheaper, and more accurate.
“Smart Scalpel” Can Identify Tumors in Half a SecondA Mexican engineer has devised a tool that can be used to differentiate between a tumor and healthy tissue while on the operating table, leading to more accurate surgeries and minimizing risks.
Baboons Receive Genetically Engineered Pig Hearts—And Survive for Over Two YearsScientists have genetically modified pigs hearts, implanted it into a baboon, and it lived for years, reaching a record of 945 days.
Chip implanted in paralyzed man’s brain helps him regain use of his hand / Boing Boing
A 3D Printed Skull Just Saved a Child’s LifeThe option to see and study the patient’s skull through 3D printing before risky surgeries allows the team to properly prepare for complicated and delicate procedures.
This 3D Printing Pen Can “Draw” Human Cartilage Directly Into PatientsA team of Australian surgeons and researchers have developed a 3D printing pen that allows surgeons to draw and sculpt customized cartilage implants made from actual human stem cells during live surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy Can Reverse Age-Related OsteoporosisThanks to this new study involving stem cells, it seems that the world has finally found a viable way to combat osteoporosis long term.
Filter-free system uses fluorescent light to clean the air – FuturityTests of a new air-cleaning system show that it can remove a remarkably wide range of nasty particles while using very little energy.
New Tech Lets You See Under Your Skin in 3DStanford scientists have figured out how to get 3D real-time images of individual cells, and even molecules, in living animals.
Scientists May Have Found a Better Way to Treat Prostate CancerAnd it’s more effective than chemotherapy.
New Skin Patch Helps Monitor Glucose ContinuouslyA new continuous glucose monitoring device is set to lower the cost and raise the efficiency of this tedious process.
Louisville doctor says breakthrough treatment could wipe out can – WDRB 41 Louisville NewsThere’s a new breakthrough that’s sparking hope and it’s already saving lives. 
Eye on the Cure: Can Algae Genes Restore Vision in First Optogenetics Human Trial? – Singularity HUB
Brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease developed by scientists – TelegraphUS scientists have shown it is possible to spot when Alzheimer’s disease emerges through brain scans
Pancreatic cancer ‘breakthrough’ hailedResearchers in the U.K. have made a “breakthrough reclassification” of pancreatic cancer.
Google Launches DeepMind Health, Bringing AI to HealthcareGoogle’s leading artificial intelligence, DeepMind, has officially made the move into the healthcare industry. This is DeepMind Health.
Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Cancer-Hunting Stem CellsA new way of hunting down and killing brain tumor causing cancer cells has been discovered by researchers from University of North Carolina.
Blood test that reveals ‘true age’ shows risk of dying from cancer – TelegraphThe difference between biological age and chronological age can be used to predict cancer
T-Cell Therapy Leads to “Extraordinary Results” for Cancer Patients in Early Clinical TrialsIt’s no “cure all,” but scientists are using the immune system’s T-cells to target cancers with “extraordinary results.”
New 10-minute test for cancer developed by scientists – TelegraphScientists are developing a 10-minute cancer test which can be taken at home with just a drop of saliva
In a future brave new world will it be possible to live forever?New technology gradually freeing us from societal and even biological constraints
Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen – TelegraphThe waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983
Robotic glove helps patients restore hand movements — ScienceDailyPatients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries  now have a chance of restoring their hand movements by using a new lightweight and smart rehabilitation device called EsoGlove.” 
Dietsensor claims to tell you what’s really in your food – CNETDietsensor wants to make it easier for consumers to log food intake.
New company claims they’ll be able to resurrect the dead by 2045 | Life | Life & Style | Daily ExpressENTREPRENEUR Josh Bocanegra says his new company Humai area aiming to bring the dead back to life
Indian Biotech Startup, Pandorum Technologies, Develops 3D-Printed Liver TissueThe technology could lead to decreased reliance on animal and human trials, and could eventually be used for full-scale liver transplants.
University of Birmingham unveil the spit test that can predict how long you will live | Daily Mail OnlineDoctors could tell elderly people how long they have left to live and use the test as a way of looking at overall health of younger people, University of Birmingham researchers said.
Multiplying teeth, literally — ScienceDaily
‘No-drill’ dentistry stops tooth decay — ScienceDailyA new study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional ‘fill and drill’ approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The seven year study found that the need for fillings was reduced by 30 to 50 per cent through preventative oral care.” id=”metasummary
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Understanding why group singing helps in dementia
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice
 Swimming devices could deliver drugs inside the body
New method of guiding microscopic swimming devices has the potential to deliver drugs to a targeted location inside the body, according to new research
The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them : All Tech Considered : NPRHow tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?
 Using light to treat Alzheimer’s disease
Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind – TelegraphThe use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary
 3-D pancreatic cancer organoid may help predict clinical responses, personalize treatments
Clonally derived organoids could be used to ID patient-specific sensitivities to novel therapeutics
Researchers hack off-the-shelf 3-D printer towards rebuilding the heart: Models of hearts, arteries, bones and brains are 3-D printed out of biological materials — ScienceDaily
Optical scanner shows potential for real-time 3-D breast cancer screening: Scientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time — ScienceDailyScientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time. The device uses a near-infrared laser diode source to produce an image of the breast tissues.” id=”metasummary
Artificial intelligence is making better drugs (Wired UK)Healthcare research company Berg is using artificial intelligence to develop more targeted drugs.
Move over HealthKit: Why Apple’s ResearchKit is proving the real hit with doctors | ZDNetHealthKit may be Apple’s obvious play for the healthcare industry’s IT spending, but it’s ResearchKit that’s showing how useful apps can be to medicine.
 Sitting for long periods not bad for health, suggest researchers
There’s no harm in sitting down, say researchers
Cochlear implants applications into Amazon Web Services’ cloud | ZDNetCochlear has adopted a hybrid cloud model for specific applications, and hopes to see more of its applications moved onto Amazon Web Services further down the track.
Memory loss breakthrough: New implant can reverse Alzheimer’s damage | UK | News | Daily ExpressA HIGH-tech device that could prevent memory loss in dementia patients is set to bring new hope to millions of sufferers.
Exercise in a bottle could become a reality — ScienceDaily
New App to Self-Diagnose, Promote Automation in Healthcare
FDA considering first ever digital medication for approval – Tech InsiderYour next prescription could come with a sensor and an app.
 Man walks again after years of paralysis
‘Germ clouds’ containing millions of bugs surround EVERY human – and they show where you have been – Mirror OnlineThe cloud is so distinct to each person that experts have even compared them to fingerprints
 New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research
 New way found to combat brain cancer
 Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor created
Material moves foldable electronics, new implantable medical devices a step closer
Science breakthrough finds new way to halt ageing and extend life of millions | Health | Life & Style | Daily ExpressA SCIENTIFIC breakthrough could help the body counteract the impact of ageing by regrowing muscle, tendon and cartilage.
Medics ‘delighted’ with brain cancer boy | Irish Examiner  Iva Tatounova said the six-year-old’s recovery was proof that proton-beam therapy should be “the first choice” of treatment for children with his condition.
CANCER BREAKTHROUGH: Drug that helps defeat life-threatening melanomas gets NHS approval | Science | News | Daily ExpressSKIN cancer treatment is set to radically improve after a new drug that can help defeat advanced tumours was made available to NHS patients.
 ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ technology to cut costs of sophisticated tests for diseases and disorders
 Cancer patient receives 3-D printed ribs
Israeli mini-scanner tells what’s in food, drink or pills – Israel Business, YnetnewsBusiness, Technology: Start-up launches pocket molecular sensor that can tell you how many calories are in that burger, if that jacket is real leather, how ripe that tomato is, and more.
Remote robotic surgery is both practical and safe | ZDNetNew research suggests that today’s internet is fast enough and reliable enough to make telesurgery viable.
Smallest 3-D camera offers brain surgery innovation — ScienceDailyTo operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera that could produce 3-D images from inside the brain would help surgeons see more intricacies of the tissue they are handling and lead to faster, safer procedures.” id=”metasummary
 Robotic step training, noninvasive spinal stimulation enable patient to take thousands of steps
IISc finds way to bust brain cancer – Bangalore MirrorA multi-institute research led by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has opened the gates to finding a permanent cure for the deadliest brain cancer, called glioblastoma multiforme (or GBM).
We May Soon Have a Lifelong, One-Shot Flu Vaccine — and Halt the Next Pandemic Before It Starts – Singularity HUBWithout a universal flu vaccine that can target any flu virus, whether scientists have seen it before or not — a deadly flu pandemic may happen again.
Brain-tech start-up ElMindA makes worldwide ‘most innovative’ list | The Times of IsraelThe first device to assess Parkinson’s is made by an Israeli firm; the World Economic Forum takes note

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Beyond Games: Why VR Will Soon Be Vitally Important to Healthcare – Singularity HUB
Doctors Can Soon See Your Virtual Reality OrgansEchoPixel uses 3D tech to let doctors explore and manipulate medical imaging of virtual reality organs.
Orbus Therapeutics Secures $32.5 Million Series A Financing to Advance Late-Stage Brain Cancer Drug | BenzingaPALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orbus Therapeutics Inc., a private, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development …
 Scientists discover what controls waking up and going to sleep
Simple 2-cycle mechanism turns key brain neurons on or off during 24-hour day
Take a Chill Pill and Fix Those Blues! | Tehelka – Investigations, Latest News, Politics, Analysis, Blogs, Culture, Photos, Videos, PodcastsThey say that time is the best healer of our miseries, but, in a world where time itself is scarce, we are being asked to turn to medicines.
3D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures3D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures

 

Medical Matters: How empathy and engagement enhance the placebo effectResearch shows efficacy in certain people may be linked to genetics, says Muiris Houston
 Hold the phone, Central! Cellphone radiation can cause cancer: study
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee
Researchers design cheap prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion
 Take a Trip Through the Brain: New Imaging Tool
New tool developed could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration
The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture
Sensor To Detect Prostate cancer | Focus NewsThe technology will help improve the process of early stage diagnosis, said researchers in a paper published in the journal Chemical Science.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Diagnostic test developed for enterovirus D68
Respiratory virus caused severe illness, deaths in children
UCLA Health hit by hack; medical data on 4.5 million people exposed | ZDNetThe LA-based university health system says the data stolen was not encrypted.
5 Exciting Ways Health-Tech Startups Are Improving Lives | Fox NewsThese companies are doing more than creating fitness apps — they’re improving lives in many fundamental ways.
UK scientists invent BIONIC EYE to save Ray Flynn’s sight | Daily Mail OnlineRay Flynn, 80, (pictured) from Audenshaw, Manchester, has become the first patient in the world to receive an artificial retina for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Magnetic pulses to the brain deliver long-lasting relief for tinnitus patients
Depression treatment tool holds tremendous promise for patients with debilitating condition
Building a better microscope – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons
Scientists developed an ultra-thin, minimally invasive device for controlling brain cells with drugs and light
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Non-invasive device could end daily finger pricking for people with diabetes
Researchers develop world’s most sensitive test to detect infectious disease, superbugs — ScienceDailyInfectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs — C. difficile and MRSA among them — could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens, experts report after developing the world’s most sensitive detection test.” id=”metasummary
Cancer cure breakthrough? Scientists find way to turn cancer cells into healthy tissues | Christian News on Christian TodayScientists led by Scott Lowe, Ph.D., of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed a breakthrough way of combating cancer cells that may change cancer treatment forever. This is through the reactivating a single gene that will turn cancer cells back to healthy tissues.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Light fixture kills bacteria safely, continuously
Biggest healthcare technology advancements in 2015According to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, “constant change is the new normal” for healthcare technology professions. Every year there are many impressive advances with medical equipment which allow medical professionals to manage diseases and improve the quality of lives for their patients.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies 3-D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques
Echocardiography and CT combined to produce heart model
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Smartphone app may prevent dangerous freezing of gait in Parkinson’s patients
3D printed jaw piece made in Melbourne helps man to eat againAn Australian-first surgical procedure has fixed a rare deformity that made eating incredibly painful.
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesBionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant: Patients using Argus II experienced significant improvement in visual function, quality of life — ScienceDaily
Cloud tech can make a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare irrelevant | CIOIf opponents of the Affordable Care Act prevail in their court battle, Amazon Web Services can essentially nullify the victory.
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesAccess to electricity is linked to reduced sleep — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer
Researchers find hotspots of genetic instability in cancer using Stampede and Lonestar
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Future oncology explores role of biomarkers and next generation sequencing
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging
Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; piloted in humans
Remarkable recovery in mesothelioma patient raises hope for new treatmentBradley Selmon had his proposal all planned out. While he and his partner Karen were holidaying in Europe in the spring of 2013 he’d pop the question.
Simple smartphone device to catch skin cancer early – KOLLY TALKSimple smartphone device to catch skin cancer early – skin-cancer New York, June 11 : As we know, any cancer can be tackled better if detected early. With skin cancer, the chance of survival can be 98 percent
Could Anyone Really Transplant a Head? — Science of Us

How Authorities Hope to Keep MERS From Spreading in the US | abc7.comA South Korean outbreak has left 36 infected and 3 dead.
 Programming DNA to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria
 Ultrasound is making new waves throughout medicine
 Microendoscope could eliminate unneeded biopsies
This blood test can tell you every virus you’ve ever had – The Washington PostScientists have created a new blood test that can detect every virus that has ever infected an individual.
 Eyes sealed shut: Seamless closure of surgical incisions
 Use of computerized clinical decision support tools leads to small reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies
Novel government cancer study will test precision medicineCHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type. The National Cancer Institute’s NCI-MATCH trial will be a massive precision medicine experiment…
DNA Studies Show Mind and Body Are One (Page 1)Here’s how DNA can be thought of in the context of the mind-over-matter or matter-over-mind debate … (Page 1)
Up Close With the ‘BairClaw’ Robot Hand | News & Opinion | PCMag.comPCMag visited UCLA’s Biomechatronics Lab for a look at its advancements in prosthetic limbs.” lang=”en-us
Prosthetic hands with a sense of touch? ‘Sensory feedback’ from artificial limbs — ScienceDaily
Virtual reality is helping stroke patients to walkVirtual reality might be closely associated with gaming, but now the medical profession is getting in on the action.
The Dental 3D Printers of SIDEX 2015 – 3D Printing Industry3DPI has ground floor coverage of the SIDEX 2015 dental conference in Korea, where a variety of companies and their 3D printers are outlined.
A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine — ScienceDailyIt’s only a centimeter long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol, and certain drugs.” id=”metasummary
 Job-sharing with nursing robots
Feds Help Finance Creation of Implantable Body Antenna for ‘Long-term Patient Monitoring’ | Washington Free BeaconNSF provided $5,070 to test devices

3D printing in medicine

Nano-capsules designed for diagnosing malignant tumors
Robotic arm precisely controlled by thought | KurzweilAIErik Sorto smoothly controls robotic arm with his brain (credit: Spencer Kellis and Christian Klaes /Caltech) Paralyzed from the neck down, Erik G. Sorto
From the lab: Algorithms to get machines to study medical reports | The Indian ExpressDeveloping algorithms that separate the images of tumours or lesions in the brain from the background.
New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists – The Washington PostFour U.S. hospitals are using the Sedasys machine, which is limited to simple screenings in healthy patients.
This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIREDElizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford and founded a company called Theranos with her tuition money. Now, instead of vials of blood, Theranos requires only a pinprick and a drop of blood…
A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine — ScienceDailyIt’s only a centimeter long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol, and certain drugs.” id=”metasummary

Energy

Discovery of 2D magnet could lead to super slim electronicsThe electric, magnetic, physical or chemical properties of a 3D material can radically change when it’s reduced to two dimensions. Now researchers have found the first material that retains magnetism in its 2D form, opening the door to thinner electronics.
The Biggest, Strangest ‘Batteries’

That’s why in Wales a power company engineered a special lake on a mountaintop. And in Germany a utility pumps underground caverns full of compressed air.

China just extracted gas from ‘flammable ice’, and it could lead to a brand new energy source – ScienceAlertIt could be a promising energy source. 
California Grid Smashes Record – Getting 67% of Energy From Renewables – ScienceAlertDoesn’t even count hydro and rooftop solar.
The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the homeImagine having a fridge-sized box in your home that generates and stores electricity, heats and cools the house, provides hot water and churns out oxygen and hydrogen to use or sell. New Atlas spoke to two of the minds behind this potentially game-changing “Swiss army knife” of energy production.
Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ionsIn the quest for a better lithium battery, one thing stands between scientists and a genuine breakthrough: dendrites. But if a new technology lives up to its potential, it could solve this problem and enable lithium-metal batteries that can hold three times the energy of lithium-ion ones.
MIT physicists have found a brand new way to unleash graphene’s superconductive power – ScienceAlertUnstoppable.
Energize_MIT(BETA) is an open energy data platform that provides access to information on campus energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, buildings, and weather. It is intended to serve as an iterative and evolving one-stop-shop for campus energy exploration, analysis, and research.
This new battery concept could give electric cars a 1000km range | TechRadarEngineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems have developed a new way of arranging batteries that lets many more be crammed into the same space.
Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homesCar manufacturers are racing to get their electric cars onto the market, but they’re also keen to get their batteries into family homes. Tesla has made its Powerwall plans clear, and Mercedes has been talking a big game with its energy storage systems, which will be showing up in UK homes soon.
Wet ‘n’ windy portable turbine spins up battery power off-gridWhile an outdoor adventure is a great time to switch off from the digital world, the connected camper might still want to send some snaps to social media. Battery life usually limits that luxury, but the Waterlily is a portable turbine that can harness the power of both wind and water.
“Virtual batteries” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power | MIT NewsMIT research suggests control policies treating smart appliances and electric cars as a collective “virtual battery” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power.
Fern-leaf inspires electrode for high density solar energy storageMade from graphene and with a fern-inspired fractal structure, engineers at RMIT University have developed a new prototype electrode that could enable solar harvesting and storage systems that are thin, flexible and have high capacity.
This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels – ScienceAlertSharing the science that matters.
Cars could soon be running on biofuels derived from wastewaterAqualia and SEAT are teaming up to develop a sustainable fuel from wastewater. The project, known as Life Metha-morphosis, is aimed at creating a biofuel from treated organic waste, which can then be used to power CNG cars, whose CO2 emissions would be cut by up to 80 percent.
Elon Musk says Powerwall batteries will fix Australia’s blackout problems in 100 days or they’re free – ScienceAlertThis guy!
NASA Takes Solar Power Generation To A Whole New Level

To have unlimited solar power, we need to collect solar energy from where the sun never sets – outer space.

Off-grid Power in Remote Areas
Thin, built-in batteries to free up valuable space on CubeSats​Real estate is valuable aboard compact satellites, so the smaller each component can be made, the better. Scientists are developing a thin solid-state battery, which could save space for important instruments in satellites, or provide power on other planets, in cars or within the walls of a home.
Cheaper battery for solar made with pee ingredient – FuturityA new battery to store solar power includes “some of the cheapest and most abundant materials you can find on Earth,” including urea.
Stomach acid powers up MIT’s ingestible battery​Tiny, ingestible electronic devices are proving to be better for drug delivery or invasive procedures, but powering them can be a challenge. Now researchers at MIT have designed electronics powered by acids in the stomach, making for a cheaper and safer alternative to other batteries.
‘Miniature’, modular nuclear power plants could be rolled out in the US – ScienceAlertSmall enough to fit on a truck bed.
This Nanoseconds-Long Movie Could Hold the Key to Free, Unlimited EnergyResearchers have captured a “movie” of the energy transfer that takes place during photosynthesis, disproving a long-held belief about the quickest part of the process. By bettering our understanding of natural photosynthesis, we can improve our artificial systems, which could provide the world with a free, unlimited energy supply.
New Partnership is Bringing Wireless Charging to Electric VehiclesWiTricity is partnering with General Motors to bring wireless charging to electric vehicles operating on 7.7 kilowatt or 11 kilowatt systems. Experts do not the commercialization of the technology until about 2020, but the addition of charging abilities could find its way to parking lots and public spaces.
Paperback bacteria biobattery folds for different power levelsWith the aim of producing low-cost, portable, disposable batteries for use in remote areas, researchers at Binghamton University have developed a new design, mounted on a single sheet of paper that can be folded and stacked in different configurations to generate varying amounts of power.
Sunny Days: Solar is Officially Becoming the Cheapest Form of New ElectricityThe Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that, while coal and gas costs will stay low, renewables will do better and will be the cheapest in many countries between now and 2040. Solar power is now around half the price of coal and gas, making it cheaper than wind energy, and ultimately the cheapest form of new electricity.
Another nuclear fusion record just got broken in South Korea – ScienceAlertWe’re getting closer.
Scientists Want to Cool You Down By Beaming Heat Into SpaceIn the future, air conditioners will simply beam energy into space.
Engineers have achieved Wi-Fi using 10,000 times less power – ScienceAlertNo more draining your phone’s battery.
Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat sourceScientists at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have created a thermoelectric coating that can be directly painted onto almost any surface to capture waste heat and turn it directly into electricity.
Google Announces That It Will Source 100% of Its Energy From RenewablesGoogle announced its data centers will be fully powered by renewable energy sources by 2017. In total, the tech industry accounts for approximately two percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Optical Microscopes Let Us See Inside Solar CellsFor everyone who has ever wondered what the inside of a solar cell looks like.
Move Over, Fracking. There’s a New Technology in Town | Fast Forward | OZYThe next way to revolutionize our energy future might be sitting in your kitchen right now.
Finally – a safe way to carry hydrogen fuel in your pocketHydrogen has great potential as a future clean energy source, but it’s difficult to store safely. Now a Japanese research team has invented a compact, flexible polymer that could lead to a plastic container of hydrogen that’s safe to carry in your pocket.
The Tesla Revolution [INFOGRAPHIC]A look at how Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors aims to build a sustainable energy ecosystem.
India Just Unveiled the World’s Largest Solar PlantWith 2.5 million individual solar panels across more than 10.36 square kilometers, India’s new plant is capable of powering 150,000 homes. The facility puts India on track to be the world’s third-biggest solar market by next year, joining several other countries on the path to creating a fossil-fuel free future.
Nuclear Battery Could Turn Toxic Waste Into Clean Energy | Digital TrendsCould nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers in the U.K. certainly think so.
This island in American Samoa is almost 100% powered by Tesla solar panels – ScienceAlertGoodbye, diesel.
Elon Musk says a Tesla solar roof could cost less than your crappy normal roof – ScienceAlertInteresting…
Electrified trailer glamps off-grid for days and charges your Tesla, tooThe original Bowlus Road Chief trailer had a very short life back in the 1930s. It’s been revived and now lays a claim on the title of world’s most advanced travel trailer with the all-new Lithium+ package.
Reactor that produces liquid fuel from CO2 in the air to be tested in portable pilot plantA transportable chemical reactor developed at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and spinoff company Ineratec that uses solar power to convert CO2 from the air and regenerative hydrogen from electrolysis into liquid fuels will be tested in a pilot plant.
How to turn scrap metal into a ‘homemade’ battery – FuturityEngineers used bits of metal scraps and a household chemical to create a high-performance battery. It’s a step toward DIY batteries you can make at home.
Your Next Car Could Be Fueled by Hydrogen, Thanks to This New Storage DiscoveryThe material held 11.6 percent of its weight in hydrogen with a volumetric capacity of 60 grams per liter, well above the U.S. DOE’s current goals of 5.5 percent and 40 grams per liter. As their only byproduct is water, usable hydrogen fuel cells in cars could go a long way toward helping us battle climate change brought on by fossil fuel dependence.
Wall-mounted wireless charger could cover every device in the roomThe tools to overcome problems with wireless charging already exist, according to a new paper that outlines how an LCD-like panel could be used to charge several devices simultaneously from a distance of up to 33 feet.
Renewable energy now exceeds all other forms of new power generation – ScienceAlertYes!
These Spinning Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Power Than Traditional PanelsThese spinning solar cells are unbelievably efficient.
Simple, inexpensive method for creating energy-harvesting wooden floorsA new process developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) could see homes powered by footsteps on energy-harvesting flooring for around the same price as conventional flooring.
The key to better rechargeable batteries may be in your bloodThe main issue of lithium-air batteries is lack of efficiency and lithium peroxide build up. But now a team at Yale has used a molecule found in blood as a catalyst, which not only improved the lithium-oxygen function, but may help reduce biowaste.
Renewable Energy Sources Of The Future [Infographic]Flying Wind Farms, Solar Windows, and… Magma Power? Welcome to the future of energy.
Drone receives wireless power, on the flyGiven that the battery life of most multicopter drones typically doesn’t exceed 30 minutes of flight time per charge, there are many tasks that they simply can’t perform. That’s why scientists are developing an alternative – they’re wirelessly transferring power to a drone as it’s flying.
Abundant silicon at the heart of cheaper renewable energy storage systemA team of researchers from Madrid is developing a thermal energy storage system that uses molten silicon to store up to 10 times more energy than existing thermal storage options and could form the basis for a new generation of low-cost solar thermal stations to store solar energy in urban centers.
This Carbon-Free Supercapacitor Could Revolutionize Electric VehiclesMIT researchers have used a new supercapacitor material with a massive surface area that outperforms previous carbon-based models. The supercapacitor could create longer lasting rechargeable battery tech and replenish electric vehicle batteries quicker while lasting longer than today’s carbon-based designs.
Limitless Energy: MIT Set a New Record for Nuclear FusionMIT researchers using the Alcator C-Mod reactor have achieved a new nuclear fusion pressure record of more than 2 atmospheres of pressure. The Alcator C-Mod is set to retire after over 23 years of use but its nuclear fusion experiments have brought us closer to nearly unlimited clean energy.
Scotland’s Massive Tidal Power ProjectIt will be able to power nearly 200,000 homes by 2020.
Toyota’s FCV Plus concept is part car, part power plant Last year, having developed its Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) from concept to fully fledged production as the Mirai, Toyota subsequently unveiled the FCV Plus. In addition to being hydrogen-powered, the FCV Plus was designed to be a power source itself. Today, more details have been released.
The Cost of Solar Power Has Fallen 25% in Only 5 MonthsThe cost of building solar plants has declined by 25 percent in just five months, according to two recent bids in China and Dubai. The reduction in price follows a broader trend of solar affordability brought on by cheaper solar panels.
New Wind Turbine Tech Could Use a Single Typhoon to Power a Country For 50 YearsHumanity pumps nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year because of fossil fuels, but one typhoon is equivalent to half the world-wide electrical generating capacity. Now, Japanese engineer Atsushi Shimizu claims to have developed a way for humanity to harness this power.
Making rocket fuel from water could drive a power revolution on Earth – ScienceAlertThe fuel of the future.
Physicists Have Figured Out How to Create Matter and Antimatter Using LightJust milligrams of antimatter could get us to Mars, but it costs a quadrillion dollars to make one gram. Now, a new calculation could allow us to make antimatter from light. This could significantly bring down the cost and give us a viable way to make antimatter.
The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm [INFOGRAPHIC]Check out Kyocera’s new floating solar farm—the largest of its kind in the world.
The world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train is coming to Germany – ScienceAlertThe future is here.
This Helicopter Can Fly Entirely On Solar PowerSolar Gamera is equipped with an array of solar panels to power four rotors.
3 Big Trends Shaking Up the Energy Industry
Electricity-Generating Windows Could Turn Skyscrapers into Solar FarmsSolarWindow has announced that they are working on transparent veneers that can be placed on regular windows and panels, turning them into electricity-generating solar cells.
The Portable Power PlantThis hydroelectric power plant weighs in under two pounds!
Kardashev Scale: What It’ll Be Like When We Harness the Power of an Entire WorldTo measure the level of a civilization’s advancement, the Kardashev scale focuses on the amount of energy that a civilization is able to harness. Obviously
GM and U.S. Army Fuel-Cell Vehicle | More Details | Digital TrendsGM and the U.S. Army will unveil a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle based on the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in October.
2,000-hp Nikola semi changes course to hydrogen powerNikola Trucks optimistic plans to bring a hybrid electric semi to market have taken a twist, with the proposed range-extended electric power now to be replaced by a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain.
US physicists just revealed plans to build the most viable nuclear fusion devices ever – ScienceAlertVirtually limitless energy forever.
New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Global WarmingConverting greenhouse gases to its usable forms, such as methane, takes a huge amount of time. Now, a team of researchers have engineered a bacterium that could boost this process in just a single, naturally occurring, enzymatic step.
Safe, edible battery designed to power ingestible medical devicesA team of researchers has developed a tiny battery that’s entirely non-toxic, and which provides enough power for tiny, edible sensing or diagnostic devices to get their jobs done.
Australian scientists just set a world record for solar thermal efficiency – ScienceAlert97% conversion of sunlight into steam.
New Battery Breakthrough Could Double Your Smartphone’s LifeSolidEnergy plans to make “holy grail of batteries”–a lithium metal battery with twice as much capacity than any available today. The company plans for their technology to be commercially available soon.
Why this lithium-ion battery won’t ignite – FuturityA new lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material—no liquids or gels—cannot ignite, even at very high temperatures.
Elon Musk Announces That SolarCity Will Create a Roof Made Entirely of Solar PanelsThe next project for newly acquired company SolarCity? Solar panels that aren’t just added to existing roofs, it’s actually THE roof.
Scotland just generated more power than it needs from wind turbines alone – ScienceAlert
Liquid light switch bridges the gap between light and electricityScientists have used a form of liquid light to create a semiconductor switch that is so small that it not only blurs the distinction between light and electricity, but could also enable the development of much faster and smaller electronic components well into the future.
Lithium-air batteries are getting safer, cheaper, and longer-lastingMIT scientists have advanced a new design for a lithium-air cell that could perform better than commercial lithium-ion, while also using cheaper materials.
New Solar Energy Harnessing-Tech Even Works at NightHigh in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles north-west of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes surround a tall central tower, which stands like a twinkling needle in the featureless landscape around it.
X-rays offer clear view of how lithium-ion batteries work – FuturityA new way to peer into the electrochemical reaction that fuels lithium-ion batteries reveals a process far more complex than once thought.
Breakthrough battery tech could make electric cars and smartphones more efficient | WIRED UK

This Is How the World’s Poor Are Pioneering the Future of Energy
A Truly “Green” Source of Renewable Energy: Grass Harbors HydrogenA team of researchers have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. Hydrogen may soon be used as renewable energy for it does not produce any harmful gas.
Inkjet printed solar cell turns your portrait into a power sourceResearchers at Aalto University have come up with an inexpensive inkjet-printed solar cell that can be made into text or images. Designed to be used with low-power devices, it has already shown performance and durability comparable to that of existing organic dye solar cells.
Uranium Extraction From Seawater: An Energy Solution?Scientists are developing a way to extract uranium from seawater, with the hopes of powering the world’s major cities for thousands of years.
Breakthrough in Iceland Could Solve the Carbon Sequestration Problem | ChEnected
Scientists Found An Enormous Reserve Of Helium, And It’s A ‘Game-Changing’ DiscoveryIn the midst of fears of our helium deposits running out, a research team has found a large helium deposit in the volcanic rich Rift Valley in Tanzania using a new method of detection.
Scientists have developed solar cells 100 times thinner than a human hair – ScienceAlertSolar will eat the world.
Fusion Energy: A Practical Guide [Infographic]It could provide clean, cheap, inexhaustible power to the world. So why haven’t we figured it out yet?
Solar Energy Is Now as Cheap as Fossil Fuels
Monkey knocks out Kenya’s entire power grid after ‘falling onto transformer at electricity plant’ – Mirror OnlineThe primate is said to have climbed onto the roof of the Gitaru Power Station and dropped onto the transformer tripping the supply
Chile is producing so much solar power, it’s giving it away for free – ScienceAlertSunshine supply and demand.
Scientists are about to turn on a system that converts atmospheric CO2 into fuel – ScienceAlertSharing the science that matters.
This genetically engineered bacteria can inhale CO2 and produce energy – ScienceAlertWe really need this.
This pot plant can charge your phone through photosynthesis – ScienceAlertBest plant ever. 
Experts Asserts That, Soon, The Price of Solar Power Will Rival That of CoalSolar may soon be competitive with coal, as construction costs plummet and efficiency rises, driving down the price of solar energy.
There’s a New Way to Generate Power Using SeawaterScientists have successfully developed a method of producing electricity from seawater, with help from the Sun. Instead of harvesting hydrogen, the new photoelectrochemical cell produces hydrogen peroxide for electricity.
Solar Paper: The Portable Solar Panel Charger You Need For Your ElectronicsThe Solar Paper charger can recharge your cell phone in about 2.5 hours. It’s also completely water-resistant.
An Entire Country Ran On Renewable Energy for 4 Straight DaysA study conducted by the National Energy Network (REN) and the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) reports that Portugal was able to run on renewable energy for four consecutive days.
Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world | TechCrunchPeople love their smartphones but hate poor battery life. We love having access to the world’s information at our fingertips but tire of the need to..
Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall | TechCrunchThe batteries developed for the high demands of all-electric Mercedes-Benz cars are finding a new application as in-home energy storage units. Sound familiar?..
Researchers have accidentally made batteries that could last 400 times longer – ScienceAlertOops! Never replace your batteries again.
A Device That Will Turn Your House Plants Into Living Solar PanelsThis nifty device is able to break down compounds made during photosynthesis into usable electrons.
Everlasting Batteries Move Closer to Reality, Thanks to New Nanowire TechnologyResearchers have found a way to make nanowire batteries last longer. Indeed, they have practically made batteries last a lifetime, as they show no detectable loss of capacity or power, despite hundreds of thousands for charges.
Solabat : Solar + Battery Hybrid System – Energy MattersThe Solabat project gives new meaning to the term solar + storage – it aims to combine the two functions on a single device.
Caltech’s 2500 Orbiting Solar Panels Could Provide Earth With Limitless EnergyThe Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI), a collaboration between Caltech and Northrup Grumman, has developed a system of lightweight solar power tiles which can convert solar energy to radio waves and can be placed in orbit to beam power to an energy-thirsty Earth.
Biotech Breakthrough: Reverse Photosynthesis Could be the Energy Source of the Future
This Tiny Solar Panel Can Charge Your Phone (and It’s Affordable!)Most solar chargers are either gimmicks that would struggle to juice up a lemon, or giant packs you need a car to haul around. Goal Zero’s new Nomad 7 Plus looks like it might be the holy grail – small, cheap, and useful.
New Catalyst Lets Us Store the Power of the SunScientists have found a way to “crack” water three times more efficiently using solar- and wind-generated electricity, which means it’s possible to store renewable energy for later use.
The Fully Functional Airport That Runs Entirely On Solar PowerAn entire airport that doesn’t have to pay for electricity.
MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results MIT researchers are experimenting with 3D solar towers to stabilize solar output and decrease inefficiencies.
This New Plane Will Make the First Ever Carbon-Free Flight Across the AtlanticThe carbon free journey about to be undertaken by the Eraole is designed to act as a wake-up call to the environmental consequences of air travel.
US Claims It has “The Holy Grail of Energy,” Announces New Battery StorageThis new generation of batteries could potentially change the country’s electric grid in as short as five years.
These Near-Invisible Solar Cells Are So Lightweight They Won’t Pop a Soap BubbleResearchers have developed the lightest solar cells yet.  They could mark a sea change in the development of solar technology and “smart” objects.  
The World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant is Being Built in China This beast will measure 1.6 km long (1 mile) and will be topped with 44,000 square metres of solar panels. 
Tesla’s Powerwall Has a New Competitor, Meet Orison The Orison, a new home battery being promoted on Kickstarter, could cut your energy costs and contribute to a more sustainable environment.
Innovative Honeycomb Design May Revolutionize Solar PowerA new honeycomb design has been tested in hopes that it will increase the efficiency of thermochemical energy storage capabilities.
Proven one-step process to convert CO2 and water directly into liquid hydrocarbon fuel. This simple and inexpensive new sustainable fuels technology could potentially help limit global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to make fuel.
Nuclear fusion: Chinese team makes breakthrough (Wired UK)The search for sustainable nuclear fusion has taken a major step forward, after a Chinese research group announced it sustained a superheated plasma gas at 49.99 million degrees C for more than a minute.
Japan Just Started Work on The World’s Largest Floating Solar FarmSay “hello” to a truly sustainable future. Japan has started construction on, what will be, the largest floating solar farm on our planet.
China Has a 50 Million Degree Hydrogen Plasma BreakthroughChina’s nuclear fusion machine has beaten the record of Germany, but why is that important? Does this mean that we will be successfully harnessing energy from hydrogen fusion in the future?
Tesla Will Make a New Powerwall Available This YearElon Musk shares Tesla’s plans to produce a new version of the popular Powerwall for 2016.
Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Device Produces Its First Hydrogen PlasmaScientists injected hydrogen gas into the Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator to create a controlled plasma stream that reaches amazing temperatures.
You’ll never ‘be-leaf’ what makes up this battery! — ScienceDailyScientists have a new recipe for batteries: Bake a leaf, and add sodium. They used a carbonized oak leaf, pumped full of sodium, as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, or anode, according to a paper published yesterday in the journal ACS Applied Materials Interfaces.” id=”metasummary
These Zigbee home automation devices need no batteries or wires | ITworldYou’re probably most familiar with piezoelectricity as the generator of the spark that lights the gas stove, but it’s finding a new application in Las Vegas this week: lighting up the living room.
New flow battery offers lower-cost energy storage
Organic battery will be cheaper than standard vanadium flow battery
Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter 
Tiny Chip that Powers Itself from Radio Waves – ProDigitalWeb
Eco-friendly battery and solar cell all-in-one — ScienceDailyIn solar flow batteries, the proposed charging process links harvesting solar energy and storing it as chemical energy via the electrolyte. Scientists built a solar flow battery that uses an eco-friendly, compatible solvent and needs a lower applied voltage to recharge the battery.” id=”metasummary
 Storing electricity in paper
An organic mixed ion-electron conductor for power electronics
 Pushing the limits of solar cells:

Scientists have introduced a new strategy for generating more efficient solar cells.

Promising new prototype of battery — ScienceDaily
 Perpetual youth for batteries?
Neutrons explain aging process in lithium ion batteries
Free Electric – 60 Minutes on this Bicycle can Power Your Home for 24 Hours! | VR World

Power the half the world without it with no pollution and beyond, plus a great workout.

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible | TechCrunchIt must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details..
Startup Prieto Manufactures Batteries Made of 3-D Foam Structures | MIT Technology ReviewAffordable, lightweight, and versatile, batteries made of porous materials could soon transform energy storage.
Drilling the world’s hottest geothermal well — ScienceDailyThere is an inexhaustible amount of energy lying right beneath our feet. It is a renewable and stable energy source — free of carbon dioxide emissions. Researchers are now planning to drill deep into the Earth to extract it. If they succeed it will be a major technological breakthrough. Ninety-nine per cent of planet Earth has a temperature in excess of 1,000 degrees Celsius as a result of residual heat inherited from the Earth’s primordial origins and the breakdown of radioactive materials. This heat can be transformed into energy — and there is more than enough to go round.” id=”metasummary
 Synthetic batteries for the energy revolution
Chemists present an innovative redox-flow battery based on organic polymers and water
Taiwan Unveils the Eco-Power Station, Featuring 10 Green Products That Are Making Zero-Energy Consumption Possible
 The road to longer battery life
Stealth company claims hydrogen fuel breakthrough at Kennedy Space Center – Orlando SentinelA secretive company focused on new hydrogen fuel technology has launched a multimillion-dollar round of fundraising from its headquarters at Kennedy Space Center.
Extending a battery’s lifetime with heat — ScienceDaily
5 Technologies That Could Drive Solar Energy Growth for Decades — The Motley FoolThe Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company that provides financial solutions for investors through various stock, investing, and personal finance products.
 Digestible batteries needed to power electronic pills
Can SolarEdge Make a Power Electronics Breakthrough in Solar Inverters? : Greentech Media“Distributed switching” eliminates magnetics, aluminum and copper.
Renewable Energy and Tech: Artificial Leaf Creates Hydrogen Fuels : News : Nature World NewsScientists developed an artificial leaf that can harness sunlight and produce efficient fuel. Their model is even cost-effective and rust-resistant.
 Solar water-splitting technology developed
Process uses light-harvesting nanoparticles, captures energy from ‘hot electrons’
 Super solar cells collect higher energy photons 30 times better
Solar cell absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration than conventional cells
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Google’s Project Sunroof Tells You How Well Solar Would Work On Your Roof | TechCrunchGoogle now lets you see if your house is a good candidate for installing solar panels. Project Sunroof, a 20 percent project by Google engineering lead Carl..
8 potential battery storage technology breakthroughs : Renew EconomyLab innovations have come to light almost weekly in the last quarter.
How Google and Friends Are Killing Cleantech Startups (Without Even Trying) : Greentech MediaRob Day on the downside of Google’s “dabbling” in renewable energy
How to get the most out of your rechargeable batteries | ZDNetSeven tips for getting the best possible life out of the Li-Ion rechargeable batteries inside your smartphone, tablet or notebook.
Wind energy provides 8% of Europe’s electricity — ScienceDailyEU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources.” id=”metasummary
 Reproducible research for biofuels, biogas
Warren Buffett And Elon Musk To Spark A Lithium Boom | RealClearEnergyThe age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform…
Science Daily Exponential Technologies New design could dramatically boost efficiency of low-cost solar panels
Lithium Ion Battery Breakthrough Could Cut Costs 50% | PlanetSave24M, an MIT start-up, says it has found a new way to manufacture a lithium ion battery that has 5 times as much storage capacity and costs half as much.
A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again | TechCrunchTechnology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that..
24M: A Breakthrough In Lithium-Ion Battery Technology? – Forbes24M is a battery company that has come out of stealth mode with some novel ideas about how to manufacture lithium ion batteries. It holds a lot of exciting potential, and suggests there is a lot of innovation to come in the battery space.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Record-breaking solar flight reaches Hawaii after 5 nights and days airborne without fuel
Unlimited endurance is now proven thanks to clean technology
10 Years of Energy Technology: How the Industry Has Changed | Energy Technology Matters
Hot and Humid? There’s Energy in That : Discovery NewsAn engine powered by evaporation is made from bacterial spores that can lift more than 50 times their own weight.An engine powered by evaporation is made from bacterial spores that can lift more than 50 times their own weight.
Wind turbines with owl wings could silently make extra energy – tech – 12 June 2015 – New ScientistSome wind farms are speed-limited to prevent annoying noise, but owl stealth technology might help them run faster
 X-ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials
Imaging and data analysis techniques offer new approach to probing material properties
 Renewable energy from evaporating water
New clean energy source produces electricity, could power robots, sensors, vehicles
Power beamed to camera via ambient wi-fi signals – BBC NewsAmbient wi-fi signals have been used by US researchers to power a small surveillance camera.
The Breakthrough Institute – A Look at Wind and Solar 
Using carbon nanotubes to improve bio-oil refining — ScienceDailyNew catalyst structures based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes are set to make the refining of commodity chemicals and fuels from bio-oil more competitive.” id=”metasummary
 Innovative components pave way for cheaper wind energy
 Getting rid of pinholes in solar cells
 Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery
Top five takeaways from Elon Musk’s Tesla Energy reveal – FortuneTesla Motors is expanding beyond electric cars and launching a line of battery products. Here’s what CEO Elon Musk said behind the scenes.
 Precision nanobatteries by the billions
 Twin boundaries in lithium-ion batteries: Turn that defect upside down
DID YOU KNOW You Can Generate Electricity by Bicycling | Redwood City-Woodside, CA Patch
Tesla unveils batteries to power homes – BBC NewsUS electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business.
How Tesla’s Batteries Will Power Your Home | WIREDElon Musk’s plan to put batteries in your house relies on a lot of science and even more clever engineering. Elon Musk’s plan to put batteries in your house relies on a lot of science and even more clever engineering.

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Drone usage by local police, fire departments quickly increasing | WTOPNearly a dozen police and fire departments near D.C. are using drones to capture criminals and fight fires, but are also sparking some concerns.
Biki is the world’s first bionic fish drone | Daily Mail OnlineThe BIKI, developed in China and available to pre-order for £420 ($549), can keep its balance in rough water conditions and automatically swerves to avoid obstacles.” name=”description
Faster, more nimble drones on the horizon | MIT NewsNew MIT algorithm makes fast, efficient sense of incoming visual data, ultimately enabling more nimble drones
Watch: ‘Top hats’ keep drones from crashing – FuturityResearchers have put “top hats” on drones to keep them from crashing, and devised autonomous blimps that can read our hand gestures and faces.
Robotic falcon will chase birds at Canadian airport​​Canada’s Edmonton International Airport handles about 168,000 flights annually, so it’s vitally important that birds aren’t smacking into flying aircraft or getting sucked into their engines. Soon, a robotic falcon known as Robird will enter service to scare those birds away.
Panther Drone Delivers Package by Air and Land – Lovesick Cyborg : Lovesick CyborgAdvanced Tactic’s Panther drone is a four-wheeled robot that can deliver packages by air and land within a four-mile radius
Walmart plans fly drones in it stores to assist you in your shopping
Review: DJI Mavic, the pro-grade camera drone that fits in your pocketThe development pace of the drone industry is terrifying. If you’d have told me last year I could have an aerial camera drone with all the functionality of the Phantom 4, but that could fold up and fit in my pocket, I wouldn’t have believed you. And yet, here we are.
Turn off-the-shelf drones into an intelligent swarm – FuturityEngineers are programming cheap drones to quickly map an oil spill. The work is inspired by nature and guided by the math of swarms.
The world’s first droneport: an African revolution – Factor
Shift Drone Controller Needs Your Thumb to Control Drones | Digital TrendsWho said flying had to be hard? All you really need is your opposable thumb. That is, if you’re looking to fly the Shift drone.
Cardboard delivery drone has a one-way ticketA new cardboard drone being funded by DARPA won’t concern itself with the need to return to its sender, with the ability to deliver vital goods and disappear soon after the job is done. ​
You can buy this 100 mph drone — try not to hurt anyone – The Verge I traveled to the Aerodrome yesterday for the third annual CES Drone Rodeo. The venue is empty desert next to picturesque mountains, just beyond the restricted air space around Las Vegas.
Underwater drone lets anglers lay eyes on the prizeFor this year’s CES, Beijing drone-builder PowerVision has taken the wraps off a submersible drone that uses sonar to detect fish, blue light to lure them in and a 4K camera to stream all the action back to the boat.
The Feathers on This Drone Increase Its Accuracy in FlightThis drone flies like a bird to make it more maneuverable.
Drone controllers Evolve to include a second screenFrom follow-me offerings to high-end professional drones with specially designed screens, there are a huge number of different takes on how to keep your drone in the sky. The latest comes from XDynamics, which has created the world’s first dual-screen controller for its Evolve camera drone.
Tough 3D-printed drone features embedded electronicsWith the ever-present potential for crashes, collisions and rough landings, multicopter drones need to be built solid. It was with this in mind that a PhD candidate at Nanyang Technological University recently 3D-printed a working quadcopter, adding in its electronics as it was being printed.
Long-range anti-drone gun can secure the entire neighborhoodIf you don’t have access to a flock of drone-hunting eagles, a new weapon could be the next-best option, with the ability to ground unmanned aircraft from up to 1.3 mi (2 km) away.
DJI Inspire 2: Professional-grade aerial cinematography in an all-in-one, ready to fly packageDJI’s Inspire One was kind of like a Phantom drone for pilots with a bit of extra cash. But the Inspire 2 is a whole new ball game, with a distinct focus on industrial grade professional cinematography. And DJI has commissioned a short film, shot using only the Inspire 2, to prove the point.
Drones will light up holidays at Disney starting Nov. 20 – Orlando SentinelThree hundred drones will light up Walt Disney World in a new holiday show called “Starbright Holidays.” Disney is collaborating with Intel on the proj
AT&T And NASA To Build National Drone Tracking System – VocativVocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.” data-reactid=”17
This Quarter-Sized, Self-Powered Drone Is the Smallest in the WorldThe Piccolissimo comes in two sizes, a quarter-sized one weighing less than 2.5 grams and a larger, steerable one that’s heavier by 2 grams and wider by a centimeter. According to the researchers, 100 or 1,000 small controllable flyers like the Piccolissimo could cover more of a disaster site than a single large drone and more cheaply.
Watch: The World’s First Giant Leap Pizza Delivery by DroneA revolution awaits for pizza lovers.
Autonomous Boats Are Sailing Towards AmsterdamMIT and the AMS Institute in the Netherlands are starting the ROBOAT project.
Ghost marine platform takes a dive with unmanned submersible GuardianA few years ago, JMS unveiled the Ghost, an angular boat that could actively reduce drag in the water by creating a bubble of gas around its foils. Now it has announced the Guardian, a submersible craft designed for both manned and unmanned military operations, on or below the surface.
The World’s Smallest Drone is Voice Controlled, And it Can Fit in Your PocketAmazon has created the smallest drone ever – and it’s targeted toward consumers, not for delivery. Using RFID-search capabilities and facial recognition software, the drone can help locate lost persons or objects.
Fly my pretties: Amazon patents personal mini drones to locate lost cars or kidsImagine you’re trying to find your car in a crowded parking lot. Simply say “locate car” and a tiny drone on your shoulder flies off and guides you to it. Amazon has been awarded a patent for such a drone, which may also be used by emergency personnel to locate missing children or spot fires.
The seven best drones for your Christmas wish listWhether selfies are your game or you’re shooting for drone racing fame, our selection of the year’s best drones has something for everybody looking to take their aerial exploits to the next level.
The Aquatic Drone That Gobbles Ocean GarbageThis drone studies the ocean while cleaning it up.
Unmanned boat gets unmanned sub to launch unmanned aircraftIn a three-day US Naval exercise, Lockheed Martin recently achieved a world-first. It used an unmanned submersible to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), while an unmanned surface vehicle provided surface reconnaissance and surveillance.
Pouncer drone can be packed to the propellers with disaster reliefDelivering supplies to disaster sites is an inexact science. The Pouncer is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to land accurately, while its hollow wings and body can be packed with food, water and medicine, the pre-formed shell used as shelter, and the frame burned for cooking fuel.
Another aquatic drone is ready to dive deepAnother “underwater drone” has taken to the crowdfunding circuit, this time in the form of the CCROV. While it offers the same basic functionality as some other models, it does have at least one distinguishing feature – an integrated 4K camera that sends real-time video to its operator.
Why Drones Are Finding a Home on the Farm
This Eerie New Drone Comes With Spider-Like Grasping ArmsA Japanese company first revealed their newest drone model. The upgrade will give the flying machine a set of arms built to lift up to 10 kg.
“Waste Shark” Among New Aquatic Drone Fixtures in Rotterdam PortThe Port of Rotterdam Authority is welcoming innovation with arms wide open. Its vision to help make a smarter, cleaner, more efficient port has led to the deployment of water drones capable of surveillance and “eating” plastic waste.
Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Concept | Photos, Details, Specs | Digital TrendsThe Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept is an all-electric, connected van that sports an automated package-loading system and a pair of drones.
Parrot turns enabler with S.L.A.M.dunk kit for drone developersParrot’s newly-announced S.L.A.M.dunk is a development kit for drones equipped with hardware that suggests a particular focus on obstacle avoidance and navigation, but doubles as a desktop computer as well.
Royal Navy unveils robot spy speedboat A drone speedboat that could pave the way for a Royal Navy robot fleet of high-speed reconnaissance and surveillance vessels has been unveiled by defence scientists.
Toy gun-packing drone might take backyard Nerf wars to the next levelSome drones are built for speed, while others are crafted for high-grade aerial cinematography. Wingsland seems to have developed the S6 with a clear emphasis on simply having a grand old time.
Intel wants inspired minds to hop onboard with its new developer droneIntel has dabbled in drones in the past, but is now looking to be a driving force behind the technology’s rise, announcing a ready-to-fly drone called Aero that really is a software developer kit designed to usher in new applications.
Naval gazing: Elbit Systems takes its portable drone tech to the seasLately we are seeing some interesting ideas around how drones can be put to work at sea, and Elbit Systems wants to be part of this conversation. Today it announced a waterproof drone based on a packable, land-based predecessor that that can be recovered and launched again within 15 minutes.
Fathom One lets adventurers explore underwater without getting wetThe Fathom One is designed to make amateur photography beneath the waves a bit more accessible, with a modular design and an HD camera for adventurers taking the plunge into underwater exploration.
Drone-free: 7 ways to fortify your own personal airspaceWe’re tech optimists here at New Atlas, and that goes for small-scale unpersoned aerial vehicles. But clearly there’s something about their potential for snoopery that disgruntles the house-proud. Judging by the technology on this list someone somewhere thinks there’s an anti-drone buck to be had.
Watch a tiny drone paint a portrait of Grace Kelly – FuturityComputer scientists are programming drones equipped with a payload of ink to paint murals. Watch one stipple a portrait of Grace Kelly in this video.
Drones to Start Delivery of Medicine in Rural USZipline, the company that brought drone delivery to Rwanda, is now partnering with the US Government to deliver basic medical supplies to rural areas in the US.
Ambulance Drones Could Be Saving The World SoonThe drone is poised to improve the survival rate of patients to up to 80%.
Super quick follow-me camera drone uses artificial intelligence to be a better cameramanWith 30 minutes’ flight time, a top speed around 50 mph and folding arms so you can throw it in a backpack with the propellers still on, the Staaker is a powerful follow-me camera drone. But it’s brains, not brawn, that this company hopes will separate it from the pack.
DJI’s first drone arena gives novices space to spread their wingsGetting a grip on drone piloting can be a difficult (and costly) exercise, but DJI is looking to give beginners more room to move. This month, the Chinese company will open the doors to its first indoor facility designed to accomodate beginners earning their wings.
Lehmann launches future-proof, modular drones for professionalsFrance’s Lehmann Aviation is looking to help professional drone users future-proof their UAVs with what the company claims is the world’s first modular design in its latest line of drones.
US Army welcomes tethered drones into its unmanned aerial fleetLately the US Army has been exploring tethered versions that could help plug some holes in its military strategy, and has now placed an order with drone-maker CyPhy Works for a wired aerial vehicle that could provide an eye in the sky for days at a time.
Look out London: Amazon drone delivery trials to kick off in the UKAmazon has found itself a new ally in its plans to get the Prime Air delivery service off the ground, today announcing a partnership with the UK government to commence trials using its autonomous drones.
Flying Donuts? 7-Eleven Just Completed The First Commercial Drone DeliveryA drone just delivered coffee and donuts, completing the first US-approved drone delivery. Retailer 7-Eleven worked alongside drone delivery company Flirtey to transport the consumables.
The world’s fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour | The VergeGeorge Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. “I was immediately hooked,” the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a…
Amazon wants to use lampposts, churches as drone ‘perches’€™Patent filed to use tall structures such as lampposts or churches to allow the drones to recharge and pick up packages.
Hate Pests? This Drone Is Here To Save The DayThe OPTiM Agri-drone uses a camera to scan fields for pest clusters.
Meet The World’s First Self-Driving WarshipThe Sea Hunter was designed by the US military to hunt for enemy submarines.
Drones with radiation detectors designed for nuclear emergencies | Las Vegas Review-JournalThey look like miniature Reaper drones, but instead of laser-guided missiles and bombs under their wings, the Sandstorm drones will carry radiation detection sensors and optical imagery gear.
Nevada to Begin Testing Autonomous Passenger DronesA Chinese company called EHang is partnering with the state of Nevada to test automated flying passenger drones, and they plan to begin later this year.
Walmart is developing a drone – Business InsiderWalmart expects to have drones checking inventory in its distribution centers by the end of the year.
This anti-drone ray will soon protect the skies at US airports | ZDNetThe AUDS ray uses thermal imaging for detection, and powerful, directional radio frequency inhibitor to jam signals to drones — making them unresponsive.
A Low-Tech Solution for Taking Down Drones? EaglesGuard from Above is teaming up with the Dutch police to train and develop tactics for using eagles and other birds of prey to take down drones safely.
Nevada nuclear test site to trial atomic disaster technology | Daily Mail OnlineThe ‘Sandstorm’ unmanned aircraft will be used by the US government in Nevada for remote radiation sensing and environmental monitoring, along with other security applications.
US Navy to Deploy Submarine-Launched DronesBlackwings are the U.S. Navy’s new reconnaissance drones that can be tube-launched from submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles. The new tech was developed to counter Chinese advancements in anti-ship ballistic missiles.
This Fully Autonomous Diving Drone Will Follow And Film You UnderwateriBubble was designed for scuba divers, free divers, and recreational snorkelers who wanted to be able to explore the deep-sea without having to hold a camera.
UPS wants to be a player in drone delivery, starting in Rwanda – MarketWatchUPS announced a partnership with drone startup Zipline to explore using drones to send medical supplies through Rwanda.
Single-propeller ‘drone’ flies when you throw it like a frisbeeResearchers have created a new kind of flying machine (technically, not a drone) that only needs one blade to fly.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
First Autonomous, Human-Sized Drone Will be Used for Organ DeliveriesThe company behind the world’s first autonomous drone for humans has just announced that it will be used to eventually automate the organ delivery system.
Firefighting drone serves as a reminder to be careful with crowdfunding campaigns | TechCrunchAnd then there’s this: an Indiegogo campaign for the world’s first firefighting drone. As a lover of both drones and crowdfunding campaigns, I nearly wet..
University of Florida Holds First Drone Race Using Mind ControlDrone-racing just moved to a whole new level by combining with BCI technology, resulting in a drone race controlled solely by the mind.
This Flying Saucer Zaps Fires with SoundInventor Charles Bombardier has developed the Firesound drone, a multipurpose UAV that fights forest fires with sound, and can be used to detect the early stages of a fire and even seek out missing persons.
The “Gremlins” Are Coming!—Meet DARPA’s New Air-Launched DronesDARPA has awarded Phase 1 contracts to several companies who will attempt to make the “Gremlins” air-launched drone program a reality.
Welcome to the Age of Autonomous Drone ShipsRolls-Royce has released their vision of the future of shipping, which will see the continued evolution of that ongoing trend toward automation and “unmanned autonomy.”
China Has a New Armed Drone HelicopterAnd it’s ready for mass production.
Drones Have Reached a Tipping Point—Here’s What Happens Next – Singularity HUB
Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones – IEEE SpectrumAttack eagles are training to become part of the Dutch National Police anti-drone arsenal
Lily, A Camera Drone That Automatically Follows You, Pulls In A Mountainous $34 Million In Pre-orders | TechCrunchSelf-driving drone Lily has had quite the success in sales and it’s not even on the market yet. The startup pulled in a whopping $34 million in pre-orders by..
Drone catcher: ‘robotic falcon’ can capture, retrieve renegade drones — ScienceDailySmall drones have proven to be effective tools of mischief, from spying to smuggling to hacking.” 
Chinese firm EHang reveals self flying MEGADRONE taxi | Daily Mail OnlineEHang claims to be building the world’s first ‘Autonomous Aerial Vehicle’ for transporting people. Unveiled at CES in Las Veges, the 184 flies itself
Texas police use drone to catch armed suspects near school – Houston Chronicle
Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design | TechCrunchAmazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the..
ISIS beware: New solar-powered robot plane can stay in air for 90 days | Latest News | Breaking UK News & World News Headlines | Daily StarA DRONE that looks like a giant daddy longlegs could transform the war against ISIS.
RoboBee: Watch video of amazing tiny robot that can fly and swim [VIDEO]
Watch Google’s new Project Wing drone deliver a package | Digital TrendsGoogle X engineers are making good progress with their second attempt at creating a delivery drone. The new design, shown off in a video tweeted Monday, looks a lot lighter and less bulky than its predecessor, and still uses a winch and cable for deliveries.
Self repairing city: Robots and drones made in Leeds to repair potholes and street lights – Yorkshire Evening Post
FLYBi drone features VR headset, wrist remote and automatic battery-swappingThe crowdfunded drone explosion continues with the FLYBi, a quadcopter designed to put you in the “cockpit,” sort of.
If they only had a brain: Emergency response drones get smarter | ZDNetFirst-gen emergency response drones were dumb. EagleEye Systems was founded by a group of registered pilots to fix that.
Anti-Drone Defense System That Can Fight Micro-UAVs Revealed in LondonUK defense firm Selex ES on Tuesday unveiled an electromagnetic shield designed to defeat commercial drones.
Drones + X | TechCrunchSmall drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them..
New Qualcomm Tech Could Lead to the Ultimate Drone | WIREDMost high-end Android phones pack Qualcomm’s system-on-a-chip. Now, a whole lot of drones are about to join the Snapdragon party.Most high-end Android phones pack Qualcomm’s system-on-a-chip. Now, a whole lot of drones are about to join the Snapdragon party.
Watch Sony’s new drone take off like a chopper – CNETTechnically Incorrect: Claiming its prototype drone can fly for 2 hours, and at 106 mph, Sony sends the gadget up, up and away.
Welcome to the World, Drone-Killing Laser Cannon | WIREDThe new portable weapon system is more like burning ants with a really expensive magnifying glass than obliterating Alderaan.The new portable weapon system is more like burning ants with a really expensive magnifying glass than obliterating Alderaan.
Facebook Won’t Be An ISP, But Built An Internet-Shooting Drone For Carriers | TechCrunchFacebook today detailed plans for its solar-powered, laser-connected, Internet-beaming Aquila drones, but confirmed it’s not going to compete with Internet..
Packages could be delivered by unicycle drones that swarm together | Daily Mail OnlineTranswheel drones (pictured), designed by engineers at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel, would use a single self-balancing wheel and a robotic arm to carry packages.
This drone delivers beer: Flytrex launches world’s first consumer delivery UAV | ZDNetBut community and cloud-connectivity are the real selling points.
Facebook builds drone for internet access – BBC NewsThe social network Facebook announces it has built its own drone to bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.
The best crowdfunded drones for awesome manoeuvrability | ZDNetWe have rounded up the best successful crowdfunding drone and microcopter campaigns for autonomous and piloted flying using your smartphone.
Flirtey’s drone delivery trial a sucess – DIY DronesThe Wall Street Journal reports on Flirtey’s FAA-approved drone delivery trial (Pixhawk-powered hexacopter): A pop-up health clinic in rural Virginia received…
Cults 3D Comes Full Circle, Partnering with 3D Hubs for Easy Commerce & 3D Printing – 3DPrint.comWhile 3D Hubs was founded on a unique and very well-received concept, and they obviously employ a great team, this is a company that thrives because they have the power of the making community behind them. In a massive capacity. If you’ve been following their monthly <a href=http://3dprint.
Big Updates for 3D Printing Slicers | Make:Over the past few weeks, we have seen major updates to many of the most vital packages that we use to operate our 3D printers.

 

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Parrot Unveils 13 New Minidrones That Jump And Glide For Under $189 | TechCrunchParrot unveiled 13 new minidrones this week, all for under $189. The terrestrial “Jumping” drone got a major upgrade, with LED lights for nighttime..
Game of Drones: Combat and racing are growth areas for consumer drones | ZDNetMost consumer drones to date have been geared toward cinematography, but drone sports leagues are cropping up and promise a new growth area for a red hot market.
SAPVoice: How Drones Deliver The Goods Across The Enterprise – ForbesBy Shivani Govil, Vice President, Mobile Innovation Program, SAP Countless sci-fi novels and Hollywood blockbusters feature futuristic worlds where flying objects are the norm. Guess what? We are starting to see this come to life in the real world. Drones, for instance, are geting a lot of attention – what started off as […]
Use Of Drone By Lifeguards At Local Beach Reveals Chilling Look At Sharks Near Shoreline « CBS Los AngelesA new drone that is being utilized by Southland lifeguards reveals a chilling look at how many sharks are just feet from the shoreline at one beach.A new drone that is being utilized by Southland lifeguards reveals a chilling look at how many sharks are just feet from the shoreline at one beach. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of LA/OC
The Iranian drone that could save your lifeImpact Journalism Day: A young Iranian is flying high with lifeguard drones
How to build your own drone (part 1) – Canadian Developer Connection – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
First FAA-Approved Drone Deliveries Coming July 17
Microsoft’s drones to catch mosquitoes and help stop epidemics | Business Standard NewsRead more about Microsoft’s drones to catch mosquitoes and help stop epidemics on Business Standard. Microsoft researchers are developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs that potentially harmful viruses are spreading, with the goal of preventing disease outbreaks in humans. Project Premonition, launched by
 Droning on forever? Boeing patents UAV that could fly indefinitely, recharge in mid-air
11 jawdropping videos that will make you want a droneHere’s a round-up of some of the most impressive drone videos on the internet.
Unmanned aerial vehicle used to study gray whales from above — ScienceDaily
The long-range drone that can keep up with a car and fly for an hour – TechRepublicA German team are aiming to build a faster drone that can keep going for longer by adding combustion engines.
Air Force Developing Swarms of Mini-Drones | Fox NewsThe Air Force is in the early phases of developing swarms of mini-drones designed to overwhelm and confuse enemy radar systems or blanket an area with multiple sensors at the same time, service officials said. While still primarily in the laboratory stage, the concept is gaining traction with Air Force scientists who are making progress […]
SPARK, the italian drone recognized by ENAC (Italian FAA ) for professional aerial work. – DIY DronesDrones and aerial work in Italy. Despite some difficulties of a regulatory and bureaucratic, dictated by the regulation on unmanned aircraft, now almost ev…
Windows 10, Xbox Controller and Drones (Oh yeah) | Coding4Fun Blog | Channel 9Drones! It’s been like forever since we’ve highlighted drones here, so when I saw this and that Shahed Chowdhuri not only used an Xbox Controller but also Windows 10, well heck, there’s no way I could
Saying ‘I do’ … with a drone | Stuff.co.nzThe wedding photography business continually pushing the limits, with photographers employing GoPro, drone and time-lapse technology.
This compact drone can be folded up like origami and fits in your pocketA compact, foldable drone inspired by origami can unfold itself automatically and take flight within a fraction of a second.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Police chiefs group offers drone-use policy | UTSanDiego.com MobilePolice agencies across the nation are increasingly using drones to improve public safety, but need clear operations policies and limits to win public trust, experts said at an international police chiefs conference in San Diego.
Flying TANK dron climbs over terrain and can take to the air if needed | Daily Mail OnlineA London-based inventor is seeking funding for the B-Unstoppable (shown). The ‘flying tank drone’ has caterpillar tracks and four propellers. On the ground it is able to clamber over a variety of terrain.
Lily is the Coolest Drone Camera you can Pre-order for $499Drones are becoming increasingly popular, be it for aerial videos, surveillance or for action sports. We’ve talked before about AirDog and Hexo, two autofo
NVdrones: Create a Drone App in Minutes! – DIY DronesHi everyone, Its been a while since our last update for our closed beta. We’ve been busy working on our hardware, firmware, SDKs, and our pre-order page. …
Illinois gets go ahead to use ‘unmanned aircraft’ to speed ahead to crime scenes | Daily Mail OnlineIllinois State Police have been given the go-ahead for the first ‘drone cops’. Officials say the program ‘is not being implemented for surveillance purposes’ and will photograph crash and crime scenes.
This drone claims to be the world’s smallest – CNETMeet the Wallet Drone, a tiny quadcopter that tucks into its wallet-size controller so you can set the skies abuzz no matter where you happen to be.
‘Cicadas’: US military’s new swarm of mini-drones | AMAZING & INTERESTING – geo.tvWASHINGTON: US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.The “micro air vehi …
China Preparing for Drone Warfare | Washington Free BeaconPLA plans to build 42,000 UAVs, Pentagon says
Biotech Wired – Stickybot is what you get when you blend a drone and a gecko
Google boss sets sights on developing autonomous plane | Daily Mail OnlineDave Vos, the head of Google’s experimental Project Wing, has said that passenger aircraft should be controlled by drones rather than human pilots as it would improve safety.
UAE Opens International Drones For Good Competition – ForbesVideoDrones have the capacity to save lives, monitor our environment, track storms and even help companies monitor their networks for upgrades and repairs. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that as many as 7,500 commercial drones will be in the US airspace by 2018. Despite the heavy media focus on drones in the […]
Smallest drone in the world: Privacy is toast | BGRPrivacy seems like such a quaint 20th Century concept, doesn’t it? Unbox Therapy has posted a video of the CX-10 Mini Drone, which is described as the world’s smallest drone and is a definite harbinger of things to come. In other words, it looks like privacy is finally toast.
Eye in the sky: Local constables using drones to fight crimeThe Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office said the two drones are game changers in getting intel before serving search warrants, on SWAT situations and even looking for escaped inmates.

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The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools
How Google Took Over the Classroom
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
Jammy brings new meaning to “slide guitar”​Electric guitars generally aren’t known for being compact. There is the JamStik, although it stays shorter than a regular guitar, plus it needs to be paired with a smartphone. Jammy slides out, however, and it can be used without an accompanying mobile electronic device.
Tackle your to-read list with this time-saving reading app – ScienceAlertBecause no one’s list is getting shorter.
The US military wants to hack the human brain to help us learn a second language faster – ScienceAlertCan zapping nerves help you to learn a foreign language?
Google Classroom is now Open for Everyone, Including Personal AccountsGoogle Classroom is now available for personal accounts. Anyone can become a teacher and put up a virtual class with all the resources in a single place.
What Do You Need to Know to Gamify Your E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning BlogGames and gamification aren’t the same. Learn some of the basics to get started building your own gamified courses and take them to the next level.
StackUp: track self-directed learning online – iLearn Technology
How a Math Algorithm Could Educate the Whole World — for Free | Po-Shen Loh – ValueWalk
Your Next Teacher Could Be a Robot

  • Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute predicts that, within 14 years, learning from robots will be commonplace.
  • Online learning could provide low cost, tailor-made educational resources to any student with internet access.
Reimagining education: MIT holds its first Festival of Learning | MIT NewsScholars and researchers share ideas on new ways to teach students in the 21st century.
Education Tech Pulls Children’s Future Out of Rubble of War « TechtonicsWars around the globe have left 24 million children in 22 conflict-plagued countries with little hope for an education or a future. But through a host of partnerships, mobile technology and digital learning are finding a way to salvage that future. Responding to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a call to companies to align […]
Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change | The EconomistIt is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their careers. The practicalities are daunting
This genius map explains how everything in physics is connected – ScienceAlertFrom space time to chaos theory.
Study online: Learn how to build incredible multiplayer games using Unity – ScienceAlertBecome a game developer.
Mattel’s Aristotle will be the “big brother” your kid never hadTouted as an Amazon Echo for kids, Mattel recently unveiled Aristotle, a voice-activated smart assistant designed to interact with your child at all stages of their development.
Coolest STEM Toys and Gadgets of 2016Check out our breakdown of the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics toys and gadgets on the market right now.
Education Technology and the Ideology of PersonalizationThis is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech
TechCrunchWhat the coming educational VR revolution teaches us about the tech’s future
This genius map explains how everything in physics is connected – ScienceAlertFrom space time to chaos theory.
How to Really Make College Free | RealClearPoliticsAs President-elect Trump reviews policy ideas to help poor and working class citizens and to “make America great again”, there is one education idea that is both exceptionally simple to…
Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change —> If you read nothing else on this page, read this!
Learning sleeve sheds light on guitar-playing basicsLearning to play the guitar is tough. Tuition videos, online tab and music books are all good, but having to constantly look from guitar to teaching aid and back again can be frustrating. FretX uses LEDs embedded in a low profile learning sleeve that shows the player fretting finger positions.
How today’s tech departments are moving into the future | eSchool NewsTechnology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
Amazon Expands AWS Educate Options | CRM DailyAWS is expanding its tools for the online education market with a new set of capabilities for users of its AWS Educate platform to make it easier for students to focus on the most in-demand developer skills.
4 of the best tech courses you can take online right now – ScienceAlertLearning is sexy.
Brain training could add years behind the wheel – Futurity“Driving cessation has huge ramifications for seniors,” says Lesley A. Ross. Cognitive training may be a way to keep them safe on the road.
DIY smartphone microscope plays Pac-Man with microbesTo entice kids into the field of microbiology, scientists at Stanford have developed a DIY smartphone microscope that lets users take a closer look at the microscopic world and allows microbes to be controlled in real-time so they can be used to play games like soccer or Pac-Man.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Voyages Into Gaming With Space Odyssey | Digital TrendsOne of the world’s most popular astrophysicists is developing an open world PC game that will let players explore the cosmos – and learn along the way.
New Frontiers In Online Higher Education | On PointWe’ll look at the new cutting edge in online higher education. MOOC’s, micro-masters, and more. It’s getting better. It’s leading to good jobs.
The iPal robot is designed to entertain children for hours with no adult supervision necessary — QuartzThe iPal can entertain kids for hours on end. The three-foot tall robot with “wide eyes, working fingers, pastel trimming, and a touchscreen tablet on its chest” showed off its babysitting skills at an annual robotics event in San Jose, California, the Guardian reported. The iPal is designed to act like a companion for children:…
Online learning to lead education by 2025 | Education Technology
Telepresence Robots Can Help Chronically Ill Kids Enjoy School | Digital TrendsA new study examines how technology is making it possible for chronically ill students to experience the classroom through the use of telepresence robots.
Pokemon GO, Augmented Reality, and Education: Innovation in Learning : Tech : University HeraldAugmented reality holds a lot of potential in making learning more innovative and interesting. Some projects have been tested to see how students benefit from AR.
Without language teachers, high schools are resorting to computer programs – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday TelegramMadison Area Memorial High uses Rosetta Stone to take the place of a French and Spanish teacher.
11 tips that can help you learn faster – and actually remember it – ScienceAlertYou got this.
Seven ways bots will change the student experience | Education Technology
2017 Future of Education Technology Conference to Explore the Future of IT in Learning EnvironmentsThe National Future of Education Technology Conference , a premier ed tech event, today announced details of the Information Technology track to be presented at the 37th annual FETC event, taking place …
What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education? | EdTech MagazineA new digital resource platform gives teachers easy access to content and provides Amazon an open door to the education technology marketplace.
This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games
This 5-minute game makes kids better at math – FuturityA simple computer game for little kids challenges the idea that someone who’s bad at math now is likely to remain bad at it.
Six EdTech Startups Democratizing Education [Infographic]The playing field is still far from equal for minority students in the United States. Meet the EdTech startups who want to change that.
A billionaire just put up $100 million to create a tuition-free school in Silicon Valley – ScienceAlertFree tech education.
A mind-bending atlas of all the weirdest sh*t in mathematics is now online – ScienceAlertA document of the most amazing ideas in science.
Why education-tech startups will make a mark this season | The Financial ExpressIndia saw a new high of over 50 ed-tech deals in 2015, with the volume of deals up 315% from 2011. In 2016 it has witnessed 18 deals already, says CB Insights study
Israel is at the forefront of education technology | Allison Barksdale | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
AI Teaching Assistant Helped Students Online—and No One Knew the Difference
Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it | TechCrunchThe class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain..
New DARPA Program Aims to Facilitate Training Through Nerve StimulationDARPA aims to bypass prolonged training regimens, and impress new cognitive skills directly onto the brain by manipulating the peripheral nervous system
Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials | TechCrunchBack in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it..
How AltSchool Experiments in Education – FortuneRead how ed-tech startup AltSchool experiments in education using technology to teach students in small schools in Fortune Data Sheet essay.
Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation | TechCrunchYou know Kung Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of..
Better Learning through Augmented Reality – Teq Blog Could your classroom’s reality use a boost? As weird as that can sound, it’s entirely possible to do so with a little trick known as augmented reality.
CES 2016: Lego’s New Classroom Robot Brings STEM Lessons to Life | EdTech MagazineLego’s WeDo 2.0 has a knack for making students smile as they take their first steps into the world of programming.
Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months | TechCrunchUdacity is launching a new spin on its Nanodegree certification programs today. With its new Nanodegree Plus offerings, the for-profit education company..
5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | EdTech MagazineThe technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.
EdTech: Five Online Learning Platforms Shaking Up Business Education | BusinessBecauseMoocs make earning degree from couch reality
6 Ways the New National Education Technology Plan Could Help Close Achievement Gap | EdTech Magazine The role of teachers is changing along with the growing role of technology in classrooms, according to the plan.
 THE BIG PICTURE OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY: THE PADAGOGY WHEEL
36 Books On Higher Education
5 Predictions For Education Technology »5 Predictions For Education Technology – Although technology has fast influenced most sectors of our world, education
Connected Classroom: EdTech Harnesses Big Data To Improve Student Learning | BusinessBecauseBusiness learning groups explore digital analytics to improve academic performance
 Eye-tracking glasses reveal the learning process
Professor develops new method that determines how novice medical students learn
The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn? | C. M. RubinA new report, “Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection,” investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Technology changing education in oh so many ways | The Modesto BeeFor weeks, I have been writing about technology in education for our next Eye on Education special tab (look for it Saturday). The big takeaway: The shakeup technology brought to the economy is coming to education – it has to.
Tech Will Soon Shake Up EducationTech is being widely implemented in all phases of education, but it needs to be met with highly trained and enthusiastic teachers to get the most out of kids.
Facebook is building free educational softwareFacebook is the latest tech company to enter the national debate over how best to educate children, a cause that CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has championed.
Put Down the Textbook: How VR Is Reimagining Classroom Education – Singularity HUB
IBM’s School Could Fix Education—And Tech’s Diversity Gap | WIREDThe tech industry says it needs a talent pipeline. This high school could show the way.The tech industry says it needs a talent pipeline. This high school could show the way.
Technology won’t replace collaboration among students: Today’s ‘classroom’ is bigger and better than it ever was, for all the right reasons — ScienceDailyStudents heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly enhanced by gadgets and software, and the ability to plug into worlds beyond the classroom. Even so, technology is no substitute for everyday student engagement and collaboration among students, researchers find.” id=”metasummary
Ed Dept looks for ways to quickly test tech tools | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
A sensory education: How the world’s tech titans are making learning more stimulating | The DrumAlison Bracegirdle of Sparks & Honey educates us on how tech giants including Sony, Google and Apple are making learning more…
CenturyLinkVoice: 5 Tech Trends That Will Transform Education By 2025{{meta.description}}
Can Digital Educate India? | The Indian ExpressNote to policymakers: Access to technology by itself does not ensure learning.
News Corp.’s Amplify education experiment: What went wrong? | ZDNetAmplify was supposed to reinvent education, but could its hardware, software and content bundle realistically compete with Apple and Google?
Making Ideas Tangible: How 3D Printers Will Transform the Classroom – Singularity HUBChallenges remain, but bringing 3D printers into classrooms will make them as native to upcoming generations as computers or the internet.
MOOCs Shake Up Indian Education | MIT Technology ReviewIn a country of rigid teaching styles and scarce university slots, students and professors are exploring what online learning can be.

Want more innovation? Try connecting the dots between engineering and humanities

When Machines Can Do Most Jobs—Passion, Creativity, and Reinvention Rule – Singularity HUB
Opinion: Apple and IBM have big data plans for education | ComputerworldApple and IBM are developing solutions that underpin a future of personalized mobile learning that lasts a lifetime.
The $1-a-week school | The EconomistACROSS the highway from the lawns of Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club is Mathare, a slum that stretches as far as the eye can see. Although Mathare has virtually no…
New Innovator: Tip tap tapCork-based ed-tech company’s interactive desk enhancing the way pupils learn
9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015 | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Education Tech Can Help Us Build Schools of the FutureAt an exhibition hosted by the Guardian on the future of education tech, experts focused on how technology is used in the classroom.
Districts turning to neuroscience for new instruction strategies | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places – ForbesPeople often ask me for specific examples of how technology is impacting global education. I suspect they are looking for super glossy examples of futuristic classrooms. They hope I’ll describe some design innovation or a revolutionary adaptive algorithmic trick. They expect video games, virtual reality, and robotics. But things often […]
Giant Leap Exponential Technologies 64x64The hypocrisy of developed-world educational technology proponents | EducationIncreasingly, there is a curious trend in America in which the country’s wealthiest, best-educated, most tech-savvy parents work hard and pay good money to keep their children away from digital technology…

The Most Dangerous Trap for Education Technology Entrepreneurs

Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation | TechCrunchI’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education. Education is probably the single..
5 Challenges Facing Education-Tech StartupsThere are serious challenges startups must overcome to be successful, as in any industry.
Universities Fear Apple Watch Could Be Used For Cheating, Ban Wearable Tech For Finals « CBS San FranciscoWith Apple and other tech giants releasing smartwatches, universities in Australia have placed bans on the wearable technology, fearing the devices could be used to cheat on final exams.With Apple and other tech giants releasing smartwatches, universities in Australia have placed bans on the wearable technology, fearing the devices could be used to cheat on final exams. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF
Learning environments – Education | The Star OnlineMALAYSIA is part of Microsoft’s class of education innovators for 2014 to 2015.
Providing refurbished computers to schools and community groups across Canada for free
Pre-lecture diagrams help students take better notes, learn more — ScienceDailyLecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting material in advance of the lecture can help them overcome these hurdles, suggests new research.” id=”metasummary
The 18 Most Influential People in Ed TechNoodle honors the 18 most influential people in ed tech, as part of a larger list of education influencers.
Drone catches cheating students in ‘world’s toughest exam’If students want to cheat their way through one of China’s most difficult exams, they’ll now need to thwart a patrolling drone. The National Higher Educa
Here’s why learning to code gives you an edge at work | Business InsiderIt’s how the world works.
Digital guru Larry Johnson says mobile devices will revolutionise education | afr.comDigital guru Larry Johnson says students need to shown “how cool things are” to be inspired to learn.
Winning Equation: How Technology Can Help Save Math Education | EdutopiaA national panel recommends technology to fix a broken system. Here’s how some teachers are using math tech.
Beyond classrooms – Education | The Star OnlineE-tools, games and creative space make learning effective and fun.
The Peninsula Qatar – Medical education goes high-tech
‘At Nitte, Profit is not the Motive, Quality Education is’ – The New Indian Express
Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | Smart ParentsImagine a student who hears things once and knows them forever. She is a good reader. She is self-aware and can articulate her learning challenges and successes. Despite the fact that the student is smart, she struggles on written work and in group projects. How does our school system help encourage a student with her potential, and her challenges?
Flying STEM Education into the Classroom with SkyBot 3D Printed Drone – 3DPrint.comDrones and robotics are the backbone of modern grade school STEM education. Engaging kids with lesson plans that feel more like building a toy than learning, is an excellent way to keep kids interested and encourage them to familiarize themselves with modern technology.
U.S. Higher Education Institutions Expected to Spend $6.6 Billion on Technology in 2015 | Framingham, MA Patch
3ders.org – Roby, the 3D printable robot hits Kickstarter to teach kids programming, 3D design & robotics | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing NewsThe Roby educational robot kit has been specifically designed to help people of all ages to get to grips with programming, 3D design and the world of robotics.
Leapfrogging to the 4G University – ForbesAs East Africa is the world’s fastest growing market for higher education, I find myself there frequently. On one of my recent trips to Kampala, the capital of Uganda, I met with the founder and CEO of a start-up university. Having invested tens of millions of dollars to launch the new […]
Guest Commentary: Technology in the classroom can help close the achievement gap – The Denver PostNationwide, only one in five low-income students are proficient in reading. At Rocky Mountain Prep, 80 percent of our students are from low-income families.
New $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE wants to disrupt education as we know it – The Washington PostThe competition envisions a new model for education that is cheap, abundant and scalable.
Future Of EdTech 101: Automation, Curation And Gamification – ForbesEducation is one of the fastest progressing industries. Today, research, materials and communication can be shared instantly and globally. However, information technology is hardly at its full potential, particularly in education. As a college senior set to graduate in 2015 and asked to write an essay about the future of […]

Education

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools
How Google Took Over the Classroom
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
Jammy brings new meaning to “slide guitar”​Electric guitars generally aren’t known for being compact. There is the JamStik, although it stays shorter than a regular guitar, plus it needs to be paired with a smartphone. Jammy slides out, however, and it can be used without an accompanying mobile electronic device.
Tackle your to-read list with this time-saving reading app – ScienceAlertBecause no one’s list is getting shorter.
The US military wants to hack the human brain to help us learn a second language faster – ScienceAlertCan zapping nerves help you to learn a foreign language?
Google Classroom is now Open for Everyone, Including Personal AccountsGoogle Classroom is now available for personal accounts. Anyone can become a teacher and put up a virtual class with all the resources in a single place.
What Do You Need to Know to Gamify Your E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning BlogGames and gamification aren’t the same. Learn some of the basics to get started building your own gamified courses and take them to the next level.
StackUp: track self-directed learning online – iLearn Technology
How a Math Algorithm Could Educate the Whole World — for Free | Po-Shen Loh – ValueWalk
Your Next Teacher Could Be a Robot

  • Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute predicts that, within 14 years, learning from robots will be commonplace.
  • Online learning could provide low cost, tailor-made educational resources to any student with internet access.
Reimagining education: MIT holds its first Festival of Learning | MIT NewsScholars and researchers share ideas on new ways to teach students in the 21st century.
Education Tech Pulls Children’s Future Out of Rubble of War « TechtonicsWars around the globe have left 24 million children in 22 conflict-plagued countries with little hope for an education or a future. But through a host of partnerships, mobile technology and digital learning are finding a way to salvage that future. Responding to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a call to companies to align […]
Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change | The EconomistIt is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their careers. The practicalities are daunting
This genius map explains how everything in physics is connected – ScienceAlertFrom space time to chaos theory.
Study online: Learn how to build incredible multiplayer games using Unity – ScienceAlertBecome a game developer.
Mattel’s Aristotle will be the “big brother” your kid never hadTouted as an Amazon Echo for kids, Mattel recently unveiled Aristotle, a voice-activated smart assistant designed to interact with your child at all stages of their development.
Coolest STEM Toys and Gadgets of 2016Check out our breakdown of the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics toys and gadgets on the market right now.
Education Technology and the Ideology of PersonalizationThis is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech
TechCrunchWhat the coming educational VR revolution teaches us about the tech’s future
This genius map explains how everything in physics is connected – ScienceAlertFrom space time to chaos theory.
How to Really Make College Free | RealClearPoliticsAs President-elect Trump reviews policy ideas to help poor and working class citizens and to “make America great again”, there is one education idea that is both exceptionally simple to…
Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change —> If you read nothing else on this page, read this!
Learning sleeve sheds light on guitar-playing basicsLearning to play the guitar is tough. Tuition videos, online tab and music books are all good, but having to constantly look from guitar to teaching aid and back again can be frustrating. FretX uses LEDs embedded in a low profile learning sleeve that shows the player fretting finger positions.
How today’s tech departments are moving into the future | eSchool NewsTechnology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
Amazon Expands AWS Educate Options | CRM DailyAWS is expanding its tools for the online education market with a new set of capabilities for users of its AWS Educate platform to make it easier for students to focus on the most in-demand developer skills.
4 of the best tech courses you can take online right now – ScienceAlertLearning is sexy.
Brain training could add years behind the wheel – Futurity“Driving cessation has huge ramifications for seniors,” says Lesley A. Ross. Cognitive training may be a way to keep them safe on the road.
DIY smartphone microscope plays Pac-Man with microbesTo entice kids into the field of microbiology, scientists at Stanford have developed a DIY smartphone microscope that lets users take a closer look at the microscopic world and allows microbes to be controlled in real-time so they can be used to play games like soccer or Pac-Man.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Voyages Into Gaming With Space Odyssey | Digital TrendsOne of the world’s most popular astrophysicists is developing an open world PC game that will let players explore the cosmos – and learn along the way.
New Frontiers In Online Higher Education | On PointWe’ll look at the new cutting edge in online higher education. MOOC’s, micro-masters, and more. It’s getting better. It’s leading to good jobs.
The iPal robot is designed to entertain children for hours with no adult supervision necessary — QuartzThe iPal can entertain kids for hours on end. The three-foot tall robot with “wide eyes, working fingers, pastel trimming, and a touchscreen tablet on its chest” showed off its babysitting skills at an annual robotics event in San Jose, California, the Guardian reported. The iPal is designed to act like a companion for children:…
Online learning to lead education by 2025 | Education Technology
Telepresence Robots Can Help Chronically Ill Kids Enjoy School | Digital TrendsA new study examines how technology is making it possible for chronically ill students to experience the classroom through the use of telepresence robots.
Pokemon GO, Augmented Reality, and Education: Innovation in Learning : Tech : University HeraldAugmented reality holds a lot of potential in making learning more innovative and interesting. Some projects have been tested to see how students benefit from AR.
Without language teachers, high schools are resorting to computer programs – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday TelegramMadison Area Memorial High uses Rosetta Stone to take the place of a French and Spanish teacher.
11 tips that can help you learn faster – and actually remember it – ScienceAlertYou got this.
Seven ways bots will change the student experience | Education Technology
2017 Future of Education Technology Conference to Explore the Future of IT in Learning EnvironmentsThe National Future of Education Technology Conference , a premier ed tech event, today announced details of the Information Technology track to be presented at the 37th annual FETC event, taking place …
What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education? | EdTech MagazineA new digital resource platform gives teachers easy access to content and provides Amazon an open door to the education technology marketplace.
This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games
This 5-minute game makes kids better at math – FuturityA simple computer game for little kids challenges the idea that someone who’s bad at math now is likely to remain bad at it.
Six EdTech Startups Democratizing Education [Infographic]The playing field is still far from equal for minority students in the United States. Meet the EdTech startups who want to change that.
A billionaire just put up $100 million to create a tuition-free school in Silicon Valley – ScienceAlertFree tech education.
A mind-bending atlas of all the weirdest sh*t in mathematics is now online – ScienceAlertA document of the most amazing ideas in science.
Why education-tech startups will make a mark this season | The Financial ExpressIndia saw a new high of over 50 ed-tech deals in 2015, with the volume of deals up 315% from 2011. In 2016 it has witnessed 18 deals already, says CB Insights study
Israel is at the forefront of education technology | Allison Barksdale | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
AI Teaching Assistant Helped Students Online—and No One Knew the Difference
Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it | TechCrunchThe class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain..
New DARPA Program Aims to Facilitate Training Through Nerve StimulationDARPA aims to bypass prolonged training regimens, and impress new cognitive skills directly onto the brain by manipulating the peripheral nervous system
Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials | TechCrunchBack in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it..
How AltSchool Experiments in Education – FortuneRead how ed-tech startup AltSchool experiments in education using technology to teach students in small schools in Fortune Data Sheet essay.
Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation | TechCrunchYou know Kung Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of..
Better Learning through Augmented Reality – Teq Blog Could your classroom’s reality use a boost? As weird as that can sound, it’s entirely possible to do so with a little trick known as augmented reality.
CES 2016: Lego’s New Classroom Robot Brings STEM Lessons to Life | EdTech MagazineLego’s WeDo 2.0 has a knack for making students smile as they take their first steps into the world of programming.
Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months | TechCrunchUdacity is launching a new spin on its Nanodegree certification programs today. With its new Nanodegree Plus offerings, the for-profit education company..
5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | EdTech MagazineThe technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.
EdTech: Five Online Learning Platforms Shaking Up Business Education | BusinessBecauseMoocs make earning degree from couch reality
6 Ways the New National Education Technology Plan Could Help Close Achievement Gap | EdTech Magazine The role of teachers is changing along with the growing role of technology in classrooms, according to the plan.
 THE BIG PICTURE OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY: THE PADAGOGY WHEEL
36 Books On Higher Education
5 Predictions For Education Technology »5 Predictions For Education Technology – Although technology has fast influenced most sectors of our world, education
Connected Classroom: EdTech Harnesses Big Data To Improve Student Learning | BusinessBecauseBusiness learning groups explore digital analytics to improve academic performance
 Eye-tracking glasses reveal the learning process
Professor develops new method that determines how novice medical students learn
The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn? | C. M. RubinA new report, “Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection,” investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Technology changing education in oh so many ways | The Modesto BeeFor weeks, I have been writing about technology in education for our next Eye on Education special tab (look for it Saturday). The big takeaway: The shakeup technology brought to the economy is coming to education – it has to.
Tech Will Soon Shake Up EducationTech is being widely implemented in all phases of education, but it needs to be met with highly trained and enthusiastic teachers to get the most out of kids.
Facebook is building free educational softwareFacebook is the latest tech company to enter the national debate over how best to educate children, a cause that CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has championed.
Put Down the Textbook: How VR Is Reimagining Classroom Education – Singularity HUB
IBM’s School Could Fix Education—And Tech’s Diversity Gap | WIREDThe tech industry says it needs a talent pipeline. This high school could show the way.The tech industry says it needs a talent pipeline. This high school could show the way.
Technology won’t replace collaboration among students: Today’s ‘classroom’ is bigger and better than it ever was, for all the right reasons — ScienceDailyStudents heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly enhanced by gadgets and software, and the ability to plug into worlds beyond the classroom. Even so, technology is no substitute for everyday student engagement and collaboration among students, researchers find.” id=”metasummary
Ed Dept looks for ways to quickly test tech tools | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
A sensory education: How the world’s tech titans are making learning more stimulating | The DrumAlison Bracegirdle of Sparks & Honey educates us on how tech giants including Sony, Google and Apple are making learning more…
CenturyLinkVoice: 5 Tech Trends That Will Transform Education By 2025{{meta.description}}
Can Digital Educate India? | The Indian ExpressNote to policymakers: Access to technology by itself does not ensure learning.
News Corp.’s Amplify education experiment: What went wrong? | ZDNetAmplify was supposed to reinvent education, but could its hardware, software and content bundle realistically compete with Apple and Google?
Making Ideas Tangible: How 3D Printers Will Transform the Classroom – Singularity HUBChallenges remain, but bringing 3D printers into classrooms will make them as native to upcoming generations as computers or the internet.
MOOCs Shake Up Indian Education | MIT Technology ReviewIn a country of rigid teaching styles and scarce university slots, students and professors are exploring what online learning can be.

Want more innovation? Try connecting the dots between engineering and humanities

When Machines Can Do Most Jobs—Passion, Creativity, and Reinvention Rule – Singularity HUB
Opinion: Apple and IBM have big data plans for education | ComputerworldApple and IBM are developing solutions that underpin a future of personalized mobile learning that lasts a lifetime.
The $1-a-week school | The EconomistACROSS the highway from the lawns of Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club is Mathare, a slum that stretches as far as the eye can see. Although Mathare has virtually no…
New Innovator: Tip tap tapCork-based ed-tech company’s interactive desk enhancing the way pupils learn
9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015 | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Education Tech Can Help Us Build Schools of the FutureAt an exhibition hosted by the Guardian on the future of education tech, experts focused on how technology is used in the classroom.
Districts turning to neuroscience for new instruction strategies | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places – ForbesPeople often ask me for specific examples of how technology is impacting global education. I suspect they are looking for super glossy examples of futuristic classrooms. They hope I’ll describe some design innovation or a revolutionary adaptive algorithmic trick. They expect video games, virtual reality, and robotics. But things often […]
Giant Leap Exponential Technologies 64x64The hypocrisy of developed-world educational technology proponents | EducationIncreasingly, there is a curious trend in America in which the country’s wealthiest, best-educated, most tech-savvy parents work hard and pay good money to keep their children away from digital technology…

The Most Dangerous Trap for Education Technology Entrepreneurs

Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation | TechCrunchI’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education. Education is probably the single..
5 Challenges Facing Education-Tech StartupsThere are serious challenges startups must overcome to be successful, as in any industry.
Universities Fear Apple Watch Could Be Used For Cheating, Ban Wearable Tech For Finals « CBS San FranciscoWith Apple and other tech giants releasing smartwatches, universities in Australia have placed bans on the wearable technology, fearing the devices could be used to cheat on final exams.With Apple and other tech giants releasing smartwatches, universities in Australia have placed bans on the wearable technology, fearing the devices could be used to cheat on final exams. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF
Learning environments – Education | The Star OnlineMALAYSIA is part of Microsoft’s class of education innovators for 2014 to 2015.
Providing refurbished computers to schools and community groups across Canada for free
Pre-lecture diagrams help students take better notes, learn more — ScienceDailyLecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting material in advance of the lecture can help them overcome these hurdles, suggests new research.” id=”metasummary
The 18 Most Influential People in Ed TechNoodle honors the 18 most influential people in ed tech, as part of a larger list of education influencers.
Drone catches cheating students in ‘world’s toughest exam’If students want to cheat their way through one of China’s most difficult exams, they’ll now need to thwart a patrolling drone. The National Higher Educa
Here’s why learning to code gives you an edge at work | Business InsiderIt’s how the world works.
Digital guru Larry Johnson says mobile devices will revolutionise education | afr.comDigital guru Larry Johnson says students need to shown “how cool things are” to be inspired to learn.
Winning Equation: How Technology Can Help Save Math Education | EdutopiaA national panel recommends technology to fix a broken system. Here’s how some teachers are using math tech.
Beyond classrooms – Education | The Star OnlineE-tools, games and creative space make learning effective and fun.
The Peninsula Qatar – Medical education goes high-tech
‘At Nitte, Profit is not the Motive, Quality Education is’ – The New Indian Express
Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | Smart ParentsImagine a student who hears things once and knows them forever. She is a good reader. She is self-aware and can articulate her learning challenges and successes. Despite the fact that the student is smart, she struggles on written work and in group projects. How does our school system help encourage a student with her potential, and her challenges?
Flying STEM Education into the Classroom with SkyBot 3D Printed Drone – 3DPrint.comDrones and robotics are the backbone of modern grade school STEM education. Engaging kids with lesson plans that feel more like building a toy than learning, is an excellent way to keep kids interested and encourage them to familiarize themselves with modern technology.
U.S. Higher Education Institutions Expected to Spend $6.6 Billion on Technology in 2015 | Framingham, MA Patch
3ders.org – Roby, the 3D printable robot hits Kickstarter to teach kids programming, 3D design & robotics | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing NewsThe Roby educational robot kit has been specifically designed to help people of all ages to get to grips with programming, 3D design and the world of robotics.
Leapfrogging to the 4G University – ForbesAs East Africa is the world’s fastest growing market for higher education, I find myself there frequently. On one of my recent trips to Kampala, the capital of Uganda, I met with the founder and CEO of a start-up university. Having invested tens of millions of dollars to launch the new […]
Guest Commentary: Technology in the classroom can help close the achievement gap – The Denver PostNationwide, only one in five low-income students are proficient in reading. At Rocky Mountain Prep, 80 percent of our students are from low-income families.
New $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE wants to disrupt education as we know it – The Washington PostThe competition envisions a new model for education that is cheap, abundant and scalable.
Future Of EdTech 101: Automation, Curation And Gamification – ForbesEducation is one of the fastest progressing industries. Today, research, materials and communication can be shared instantly and globally. However, information technology is hardly at its full potential, particularly in education. As a college senior set to graduate in 2015 and asked to write an essay about the future of […]

Environmental

Genetically Engineered Algae Might Fuel the Future | RealClearFutureGenetically Engineered Algae Might Fuel the Future | RealClearFuture
This 22-year-old is launching a controversial plan to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – ScienceAlertHe wants to clean up&nbsp;50 percent of the patch in five years.
Device generates power while purifying air of air pollution | NextBigFuture.comDevice generates power while purifying air of air pollution
Electronic device bends like skin and biodegrades – FuturityA new semiconductor is as flexible as skin and degrades with just a weak acid. Devices made with it wouldn’t add to the world’s pile of electronic waste.
China is set to build this smog-eating ‘Forest City’ filled with tree-covered skyscrapers – ScienceAlertIt’s so beautiful.&nbsp;
Unexpected discovery finds caterpillars that can eat one of our most common plastics – ScienceAlertGrub’s up.
Portable “Trashpresso” up-cycling plant transforms trash into tilesIsolated communities often lack garbage disposal infrastructure, meaning it’s hard to either truck out the trash or process it on-site. The Trashpresso is designed to lighten the load a little, as a semi-portable, solar-powered plant that turns trash into tiles.
To Deal with Plastic Trash, All You Need is Bugs | Hackaday

Finding a bug that eats polyethylene and poops antifreeze might be a great first step in bioremediating the mess.

MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises | MIT NewsOn a 600-acres solar farm in North Carolina, solar panels have been installed, connected, and are delivering power into the nation’s grid.
Shipboard reactor could convert ocean-based plastic waste into diesel​Having now reached the deepest parts of the ocean, the plastic pollution problem is calling for some creative solutions. An organic chemist and a sailor are trying to make plastic waste worth collecting, by turning it into a usable diesel fuel through a semi-portable reactor.
Solar Impulse co-founder aims to make electric aviation a reality with new company | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingSolar Impulse’s Co-Founder André Borschberg is aiming to make electric propulsion in the aviation industry a reality with the new company that he co-founded, H55.
Old clothes may be “melted down” and recycled​​When it comes to clothing, being both environmentally-conscious and fashionable can be tricky. Old clothes can be given away, of course, but they still ultimately end up in the landfill. That’s why scientists have devised a method of essentially “melting down” old clothes to make new material.​
World’s Largest Geoengineering Study Triggers Major Controversy 
Carbon nanotubes could find use in reusable water filtersThe most commonly-used water filtration media are silicon gels and activated carbon. These can only be used once, however. By contrast, not only can filters made with carbon nanotubes be reused, but they’re also reportedly more effective at removing organic pollutants.​
Battery breakthrough by 94yo inventor addresses costs and life-cycle : Renew EconomyUniversity of Texas team develops low-cost, high energy density, non-combustible battery that could be game-changer for EV uptake.
This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels – ScienceAlertSharing the science that matters.
To recycle old gadgets, crush them into nanodust – FuturityUsing a low-temperature cryo-mill to pulverize e-waste could be more eco-friendly than the current options—landfills and incinerators.

Business

An Algorithm Can Pick the Next Silicon Valley Unicorn – D-briefWith a machine learning algorithm, MIT researchers say that they are able to pick out successful start-ups 60 percent of the time.
US Makers and 3D printers are massively inferior to China’s manufacturing hubs | NextBigFuture.comUS Makers and 3D printers are massively inferior to China’s manufacturing hubs
New global fund to raise $300 million for digital currency investments | ReutersDreyfuss
Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go – The future of computing may be inside our skulls
BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency, Introduces “Trust Contracts” to Overcome the Shortcomings of Ethereum Smart Contracts – Blockchain News
How Alexa Fits Into Amazon’s Prime Directive | RealClearFutureHow Alexa Fits Into Amazon’s Prime Directive | RealClearFuture
UberFreight is Taking on the Trucking IndustryUber’s getting a move on—and it’s not just about people anymore.
Blockchain is busting out of its britches | CIOBlockchain started life as the computing schema behind Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, but it has become clear that blockchain is a fundamental technology with many uses as a quasi-public ledger for multiple parties engaged in all sorts of transactions.
Uber and Lyft Are Coming for Rental Car Companies | RealClearFutureUber and Lyft Are Coming for Rental Car Companies | RealClearFuture
How ‘Amazon Go’ works: The technology behind the online retailer’s groundbreaking new grocery store – GeekWireAmazon this morning unveiled its first convenience store, a high-tech retail location called “Amazon Go,” currently in a private beta testing in Seattle an
Lab-Grown Meat: Tyson is Making a Massive Investment in a Meatless FutureTyson Foods has launched a venture capital fund to invest in the future of protein production, meatless meat. Lab grown meats are not going to completely replace livestock, but can provide options for consumers as well as a source of respite for the environment.
Tales of the Camera Market’s Demise Are Not Exaggerated | Digital TrendsJust as digital cameras replaced the disposable film cameras of the day, they have now been replaced by the phones that we carry in our pockets every day.
Why Business Rules Will Dramatically Expand The Impact Of Blockchain
Fighting Aging’s Diseases: Humanity’s Biggest Investors UniteUnity Biotechnology has raised $116 million more to fight diseases that originate from aging. The company plans to modify the human body’s cellular senescence — the process by which our cells age — to slow down aging and halt diseases.
The IoT market will grow through cannibalization, says Tech Mahindra • The Register
Smoking hot: Behold the future of pizza deliverySoggy pizzas are the worst. Here’s how one startup is planning to disrupt a $38 billion market with fresh-out-of-the-oven-pies … and robots.
Business ideas sought to launch ISS marketplaceNASA has been signalling intentions to welcome more commercial partners aboard the ISS for a little while now, and is now canvassing the private sector for ideas to increase business activity on the orbiting laboratory.
7-Eleven and Flirtey Delivered a Sandwich and Slurpees via Drone – Fortune7-Eleven and drone startup Flirtey delivered a chicken sandwich and Slurpees to a family in Reno, Nevada.
World’s First 3D Printing Restaurant to Open in LondonFood Ink, the world’s first 3D printing restaurant will open in London at the end of July to serve futuristic meals, 3D style.
First Hybrid Motor With Minimal Amounts of Heavy Rare Earth Metals RevealedHonda unveiled the first hybrid motor with minimal amounts of rare heavy earth metals. This hybrid engine costs less than its predecessors and the vehicle sporting it will be made available to the public this fall.
This Brewery Uses Artificial Intelligence To Make Beer IntelligentX utilizes a brewing algorithm called Automated Brewing Intelligence (ABI).
Are Platform Businesses Eating The World?
Rise of the AI accountants: Smacc’s technology automates all financial processes – Washington TimesAccountants all over the world will soon face stiff competition: artificial intelligence.

 

 

This Company Has Created Beer Packages That Are Completely EdibleIn order to combat the 1 million sea animals that die from plastic waste each year, Florida’s Saltwater Brewery has created edible packaging for its beer.
EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020In what has been called a “life changing decision,” the European Union’s ministers of Science, Innovation, Trade, and Industry have decided to give individuals free access to science papers by 2020.

 

A Big Shift Is Coming, and It Could Uber-ize Entire Industries
The Blockchain is the new Google | TechCrunchThe following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it,..
How Android gets to 100% market share | TechCrunch Android commands more than 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just less than 60 percent in the U.S. But you wouldn’t know it here in..
Technology is finally eliminating geography as a barrier to real estate investing | TechCrunchReal estate investing has long elicited a variety of emotions, running the gamut from excitement to anxiety. When dealing with significant sums of capital,..
Breakthrough aircraft to transform remote mining | MINING.comLockheed lands $480m customer for aircraft combining power of helicopter, airplane and hovercraft dramatically altering mining and exploration economics.
Almost everyone is doing the API economy wrong | TechCrunchIt’s time to hold companies to a higher standard when it comes to APIs. As software “eats the world,” it seems like it’s not enough for a business to just..
How Kyle Vogt Sold Cruise Automation to GM, Twitch to Amazon | Re/codeThe Cruise CEO is Silicon Valley’s latest entrepreneur with the Midas touch.
Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D | TechCrunchBlippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54 million..
Facebook Climbs To 1.59 Billion Users And Crushes Q4 Estimates With $5.8B Revenue | TechCrunchBy courting users and ad dollars in the developing world, Facebook continued its growth streak. It hit 1.59 billion users today and crushed the street’s..
Intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs – Yahoo News

 

The 50 Unicorns Hiring The Fastest And The 50 Losing The Most Employees | TechCrunchA recruiter who asked not to be named separately tells us that the grocery delivery company Instacart has parted ways with numerous recruiters in..
How to Automate Social Media Lead Generation and Engagement
Has PTC “Ubered” the Automation Industry? | Automation WorldIn its latest move toward the factory floor, PTC will acquire industrial communications company Kepware—creating a dominant player in the…
The Unicorns Of Southeast Asia | TechCrunchI have spent most of my life living and traveling in Southeast Asia; the last two years as the mentor to Asian startups. Southeast Asia — home to 620 million..
Investing In Artificial Intelligence | TechCrunchArtificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time. From my vantage point as a venture investor at Playfair..
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Microsoft HoloLens: What tech, business decision makers need to know | ZDNetMicrosoft is opening a HoloLens experience center in New York City to court developers. Here’s a look at what enterprises need to ponder about HoloLens and how it can be used for business.
15 Tools to Create Automation in Your Small BusinessSocial-media management, sales and digital marketing are just a few areas that could benefit from automation.
What Google Sees In Augmented Reality | TechCrunch Reminder: Almost 90 per cent of the revenue of the company formerly known as Google — grandly rebranded Alphabet this fall, even if everyone, including..
The CrunchBase Unicorn LeaderboardA curated leaderboard of private companies with post-money valuations of $1 billion or more.
Machine Learning Master Algorithm: next big wave for enterprises | IT World Canada BlogWhat has a bigger impact and is more disruptive on the enterprise than the Internet, IoT, mobile/embedded smart devices, cloud, social networking, social media,
The Altwork Station is an expensive marvel of desk engineeringStanding desks are all the rage in modern offices these days, thanks in large part to plenty of research that claims sitting all day is detrimental to your long…
Global Home Automation Market will be worth US$21.6 billion by 2020: Transparency Market Research – MarketWatch
10 Laws of Successful Marketplaces | TechCrunchVenture capitalists have funneled more than $12 billion into the sharing economy, more than twice what was invested in social networking startups like..
AngelList To Power The World’s Largest Seed Fund With $400M From Chinese Private Equity Firm | TechCrunchIt’s heady amounts of money for heady times. AngelList, the investing platform that has scaled to support $205 million in investments across 650 startups..
Amazon takes aim at Etsy with its own marketplace for handicrafts | ZDNetDubbed Handmade at Amazon, the marketplace is currently home to 5,000 active sellers from 60 countries offering 80,000 items.
How Do You Value A Company Like Uber? | TechCrunchEach week brings more Uber stories, with some containing good news for those who believe that the company is on a glide path to a $100 billion IPO, and some..
From robotics to analytics, why NASA is offering startups over 1,000 patents for ‘free’ | ZDNetStartups could get a major lift from NASA if they can find a technology at the space agency that fits their commercial ambitions.
On the Edge of Automation | MIT Technology ReviewFive hundred years from now, says venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, less than 10 percent of people on the planet will be doing paid work. And next year?
Turnkey Linux 14: Small business server Linux made easy | ZDNetThe new Turnkey release enables small businesses to easily set up a wide-variety of Linux-based business servers on your local hardware, the Amazon Web Services cloud, and, soon, Docker containers.
UPS Tests a 3-D Printing Service – WSJUnited Parcel Service and other package delivery giants are getting into offering 3-D printing services to better understand if the emerging technology will help or hinder their delivery businesses.
29 Productivity Apps To Help You Rule The Office | TechCrunchHere’s a list of 29 of apps for maximizing your productivity.
Top 18 Home Automation Companies Who Will Run Your Home | Murray NewlandsHere are the top 18 in-home automations across all segments, including hubs, security devices, energy-saving devices and monitors, appliance controls, and systems, which you should consider for your home.
This Travel Jacket Is The Most-Funded Clothing Item In The History Of Crowdfunding | TechCrunchThis jacket is going to need a lot more pockets to stuff all of the $$$ it’s raising. With less than a day to go, Baubax’s versatile travel jacket..
Question Everything: Your Company’s Biggest Problems Are Its Biggest Opportunities – Singularity HUB
A Peek at Some of the Coolest Companies in the SU Universe – Singularity HUBOver the years, Singularity University has given birth to some of the coolest companies. Here’s an update, and a peek at the newest players.
Robot vehicles, connected homes move towards mainstream | ZDNetAnalyst Gartner lists which technologies are hot – or not – on its latest hype cycle for emerging tech.
Get Ready for Ads on the Moon. Starting with this Japanese Sports Drink – TowleroadJapanese sports drink Pocari Sweat may become the first product advertised on the surface of the moon in the latter half of 2016.
Fingerprint sensors market forecast- global industry trends, size, shares and demands in 2015 scrutinized in new research – WhaTechThe report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.The
Can ‘Big Data’ stamp out human trafficking? – CNN.comTraffickers use violence, threats and other tactics to trap their victims in horrific situations. Could innovative technology and big data help turn the tide?” name=”description
The first 10 jobs that will be automated by AI and robots | ZDNetAdvances in automation and robotics are putting a lot of jobs at risk. Here are ten jobs first in line for the robot takeover.
The Next Great Startup Will Be A ‘Unicornio’ | TechCrunch“The minute a major Silicon Valley VC sets up a branch in Mexico, you will be out of business,” a Mexican founder told me over dinner at last year’s Mexico..
Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal | TechCrunchProduct Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, Shopify offers a way for them to easily start selling their products..
Is Google About To Be Dethroned? Social, Search And Legal Threats Collide – ForbesA perfect storm of competition and legal threats is starting to impose on Google’s territory.
US DOE Program Offers up to $300,000 for Small Clean Tech Innovators – Energy Efficiency MarketsThe U.S. Department of Energy is offering vouchers of $50,000 to $300,000 that will let small clean tech innovators obtain help from federal energy research labs.
Y Combinator Backs An All-In-One, Portable Coffee Stand Called Wheelys To Take on Starbucks | TechCrunchNuclear fusion. Soylent. And now coffee stands?! Y Combinator is backing Wheelys, a European startup that has built an entire, compact cafe contained upon..
Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App | TechCrunchGot a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service..
Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management – ForbesBottom line: Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains. Forward-thinking manufacturers are orchestrating 80% or more of their supplier network activity outside their four walls, using big data and cloud-based technologies to get beyond the constraints […]
The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers | TechCrunchShopping — both online and offline — is a great luxury of the modern era. People can enjoy a great selection at lower prices and shop from the convenience..
The $100 Million Content Farm That’s Killing the Internet | MotherboardThe dream of the highbrow internet is dead.
Virtual Reality Tech May Make ‘Going Shopping’ in Real Life a Thing of the PastHigh street shops are well-established online these days and provide new opportunities for interaction between shop and shopper.
Eye Tracking Technologies Create Extraordinary Market Opportunities in Gaming, Medicine, Market Research, Automotive and MoreNEW YORK, N.Y., June 26, 2015 — Thintri, Inc. has announced a new market study that predicts explosive growth in markets for eye tracking. According to the report, ‘Market Opportunities…
Many big companies live in fear for their future in digital age – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: The old powers of market incumbents – massive scale, control over distribution, brand power, millions of customer relationships – are no longer seen as the obstacles they once were to agile rivals with innovative business models.  …
10 Marketing Automation Hacks All Businesses Should Be UsingWith a bit of creative problem-solving, you can come up with several techniques to boost your company’s attention, acquisition, activation and retention rates.
Is That Giant Sucking Sound Productivity? | Seeking AlphaHeadline productivity has declined recently – Is this indicating a problem?
Robot grocery store gives high-tech upgrade to food shopping | Fox NewsNo more long lines at the grocery store – the future of food shopping is getting a high-tech upgrade.
What Is Marketing Automation?
The Oculus App Store Will Be A Walled Garden, Just Like Apple And Google | Gizmodo Australia“The Rift is an open platform,” said Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, one month ago. “We don’t control what software can run on i…
‘Star Wars’ Virtual Reality Is Coming Soon from ILM‘Star Wars’ Virtual Reality is the first project from the new Industrial Light and Magic Lab, which is introduced in a provocative video.
NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services — WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services.
Tech prodigy eyes $40m in drive for sleep sensor start-up
Battle over NFL sensor technology moves from gridiron to courtroom | BetaBostonThe National Football League piloted an on-field player tracking capability last season that it hails as the future of scouting — and of cool television
Five ways film-making is evolving thanks to new technology | Culture professionals network | The GuardianDavid Sheldon-Hicks, who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ex Machina, examines advances in motion capture and 3D printing
US manufacturing: Why the hottest start-up is a factory – BBC NewsA growing number of people in their 20s are eschewing the typical path to riches through software start-ups and instead are turning to something a little more concrete.
Walmart Launches New Map Feature In App, Robotic Pickup System For Groceries | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWSBENTONVILLE (KFSM) – At an innovation panel at the Sam’s Club Home Office Wednesday (June 3), developers unveiled several new technologies that Walmart is planning to launch.
Biotech bubble is nowhere near popping – MarketWatchWith a huge run through the first half of the year, many are starting to exercise more caution with their investments in the sector, but on a technical basis, it could have anywhere from 10% to 30% further to run.
Robots, automation coming up fast | Boston HeraldRobots on the manufacturing floor and self-driving cars are coming, bringing an incredible opportunity for wealth and productivity.
GoPro’s Strategic Pivot Will Translate To Continued Strong Sales Growth – GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) | Seeking AlphaAction camera maker GoPro recently rocked the investment community with exciting announcements about its future plans.
Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ – WSJDelivering up-to-the-minute news, analysis, interviews and explanatory journalism on logistics, supply-chain management, e-commerce and more
Mystery solved: Apple vans gathering next-gen Maps data, grabbing Street View storefronts + 3D images | 9to5Mac
This Breakthrough Shape-Memory Metal Practically Never Wears OutA new shape memory material stays strong even after tens of millions of transformations. It may finally pave way for widespread usage of the futuristic materials.
Will a disruptive technology sink your company? – The Globe and MailWe don’t know what technology might be around the corner, so here are 10 questions to ask in order to be prepared
Computex focus shifts from PCs to wearables, IoT | PCWorldPC enthusiasts, however, will hear about CPUs, GPUs, Thunderbolt and other components.
American Process Inc. Announces Partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Make 3D Printing Plastic Resins Stronger and More Sustainable | BenzingaMaterials scientists from the renewable, biomaterials industry and government aim to advance industrial adaptation of 3D printing by improving the …
Why Google’s developer conference I/O is such an important event | BreakingNews.ieHeadline Why Google’s developer conference I/O is such an important event
Gamelab makes mobile games in under 48 hours on new engine | Scoop NewsGamelab recently launched an initiative called Gamedash2D in which they develop and release mobile games within 48 hours. I spoke with founder and CEO Dan Milward about the project and took a look at their latest game.

 

Drone Giant DJI And Top VC Firm Accel Partners Launch A $10 Million Drone Fund | Fast Company | Business + InnovationSeed-stage startups working on enterprise or consumer applications for the DJI platform can get $250,000 or more to develop their projects.
Report: Robots could replace half of American workers. What can be done? – CSMonitor.comAs robots and computers become increasingly sophisticated, they put greater numbers of workers at risk of replacement. And it’s not just low-skill jobs that are vulnerable.
6 Cutting Edge Kiosks with Functionality to Match
MassChallenge is quietly growing into one of the most influential forces for global entrepreneurship | PandoDailyThrough a maze of hallways, each indistinguishable from the next, in the still very under-construction and hard to find HULT International School of Business on the Boston-Cambridge line, the world’s largest startup accelerator, MassChallenge, held the official welcoming ceremony yesterday after…
Will Mobile Device Technology Enhance or Eliminate Your Job? | Technology & Tools content from Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) MagazineWe all know what BYOB stands for, but what about BYOD?

 

Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth | Brian KennellA bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board–in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.Smart manufacturing can trigger innovation, productivity, growth, worker and product safety, and improve product and business environmental profiles.

Biiotech

Scientists are “tantalisingly close” to producing a limitless blood supply from stem cells – ScienceAlertDecades in the making.
Can CRISPR Feed the World? | RealClearFutureCan CRISPR Feed the World? | RealClearFuture
Get into Biohacking on the Cheap with this Electrophoresis Rig | Hackaday
Microbes have been found growing “out of nowhere” after a volcanic eruption – ScienceAlertThe fur covered eight tennis courts.
Stanford grows corneal cells in lab

A Stanford research team has created a potentially powerful new way to fix damaged corneas — a major source of vision problems and blindness.

Scientists have invented a graphene-based sieve that turns seawater into drinking water – ScienceAlertHoly crap.
Scientists have turned spinach into beating human heart tissue – ScienceAlertThese greens are definitely good for you.
5 Biotech Products Regulators Aren’t Ready For | RealClearFuture

Lab-made meat. Hornless cattle. Designer bacteria. Dozens of futuristic-sounding products are being developed using new tools like CRISPR and synthetic biology. As companies seek to commercialize more of these products, one big question lingers: Who will regulate them?

Gene-silencing drug halves cholesterol levels with a single jabA new gene-silencing drug that can lower cholesterol levels is proving promising in its initial clinical test results. The treatment was shown to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients’ blood by up to 51 percent in the month following one single treatment.
These artificial cells are not alive – but they just passed the Turing test – ScienceAlertThey’re communicating with bacteria.&nbsp;
Jurassic Farm: Scientists Are Planning to Resurrect an Extinct Cattle SpeciesThe Rewilding Europe project seeks to bring back an extinct cattle species called aurochs which inhabited the wilds of Europe and Asia until 1627. Using back breeding, scientists think in about seven to 10 years we will have a stabilized group of cattle, which will help shape the European landscape.
Revolutionary Bioprinting Tech Results in Beating Heart CellsSomeone in the US suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds, while someone dies from a heart-related disease every 60 seconds. A new method from Australia uses bioprinting to create a patch of beating cardiac cells that can be stuck directly to a damaged organ following an attack.
An Indian chemical plant has figured out how to turn its carbon emissions into baking soda – ScienceAlertThis could solve a lot of problems.
Biotech Breakthrough: Engineers Made a New Material That Can Be ProgrammedResearchers have created a 3D bulk material from silk fibroin that can be programmed to activate specific tasks when exposed to conditions like temperature or infrared light. The material could be used to create everything from hormone-emitting orthopedics to surgical pins that change color when they near their mechanical limits.
New method uses sound to see vividly inside living cells​Researchers have developed a groundbreaking technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells. The new technique provides insight into the structure and behavior of cells that could rival the optical super-resolution techniques that won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
New treatment based on ocean bacteria shown to stop the spread of prostate cancer – ScienceAlert&quot;A huge leap forward.&quot;
This Bizarre Bacteria Is Bringing Silicone To LifeScientists are breeding bacteria to make man-made chemical bonds.
DNA-editing breakthrough could fix ‘broken genes’ in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases | The IndependentScientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan. The breakthrough – described as a “holy grail” of genetics – was used to partially restore the sight of rats blinded by a condition which also affects humans. Previously researchers were not able to make changes to DNA in eye, brain, heart and liver tissues.
CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time : Nature News & CommentThe move by Chinese scientists could spark a biomedical duel between China and the United States.
MIT Biologically Engineers a New Weapon to Kill BacteriaIf no new antibiotics are made, bacterial infections will kill 10 million people each year by 2050. Thankfully, a team have engineered an antimicrobial peptide that could kill many types of bacteria, even those resistant to most antibiotics.
New soap is cleaner and greenerThe majority of commonly-used soaps contain petroleum. While there are petroleum-free soaps out there, they often don’t perform that well. Now, however, scientists have developed one that is claimed to actually work better than mainstream products.
An Era of Super Crops: How CRISPR Could Help Fight FamineThere are about 4,000 inherited diseases that are caused by a single broken gene. Thanks to CRISPR, we can begin to fix them. CRISPR can exponentially increase our advances in curing cancer, along with virtually any genetic disorder. Apply the same technology to plants and we can maximize crop output.
Scientists Have Successfully Bred Mice Using Skin CellsA team from Japan has transformed skin cells from the tails of mice into sex cells they then used to create fertile mice embryos. While the research could theoretically translate to humans, such experiments are very controversial, so human studies won’t happen any time soon.
New Synthetic Biology Factory Will Design, Build, and Test Custom OrganismsA company is combining innovative concepts of engineering and biology to manufacture unique organisms for a wide variety of applications. Aside from being exciting science, these organisms can also make a difference to a company’s bottom line.
New Method of Stem Cell Therapy Shown to Regenerate Heart TissueA new way of transplanting stem cells into a damaged heart could be a way of reversing heart disease. New developments are continually finding ways of helping people to regenerate and heal in ways never before possible.
How to co-opt our biochemistry to build nano-devices – FuturityEngineers want to co-opt the chemistry of life to transmit electrical signals from graphene to cells via peptides.
Graphene: The Miracle Material of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]Graphene has been hailed as a miracle material, capable of revolutionizing everything from electric car batteries to water desalination. But what is it?
IBM Researcher to Develop a Center for Cellular Engineering | Digital TrendsThe Golden State will soon house its own “blue-sky” bioengineering center thanks to a healthy grant from the National Science Foundation.
DNA in the water spares team critter-counting – FuturitySamples of the DNA in the waters of Puget Sound revealed many species in the area—including porpoises, salmon, starfish, barnacles, eagles, and humans.
Fear the superbug: Watch bacteria develop high-level drug-resistance in a giant Petri dishCrafty bacteria that evade the forces of current drugs are a real concern. Scientists have built a new tool to study how the microscopic killers operate, developing a giant Petri dish where they can be seen evolving resistance to rising concentrations of antibiotics in a matter of days.
First gene-edited meal served up from CRISPR cabbageCabbage that had had its genome edited with CRISPR-Cas9, marking the first time such a plant had been grown, harvested, cooked and eaten.
New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Global WarmingConverting greenhouse gases to its usable forms, such as methane, takes a huge amount of time. Now, a team of researchers have engineered a bacterium that could boost this process in just a single, naturally occurring, enzymatic step.
Ultrasound and bubbles prick cells for gene therapy – FuturityCombining ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells may prove to be a new tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
New Genetically Modified Rice Could Feed BillionsUsing a process called biofortification, researchers at the University of Melbourne have created a genetically modified rice that produces grain with more iron and zinc.
Edible milk-based packaging reduces food spoilage and plastic wasteWrapping food in plastic can reduce spoilage, but the packaging itself creates waste that can clog up landfills for years. Natural alternatives have been studied, and now scientists have used casein to create packaging which is degradable, edible and much better at preventing spoilage than plastic.
FDA-Approved Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Combat Zika VirusA biotech company called Oxitec proposed a method that uses genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate ones that carry the Zika virus. The FDA approved field testing, but the firm has yet to get approval from other local, state, and federal agencies to start the trial.
This Packaging Foam Can Safely Decompose In Your GardenMushroom Packaging is made using agricultural byproducts and mushroom roots.
Fighting biofilms by messing with the language of bacteriaThe organized gangs of bacteria known as biofilms are notoriously difficult to dispatch, so researchers figured it might be best to stop them from growing in the first place. They focussed their attention on the communication mechanism inside the colony.
New Robot Stingray Is Part Biological — It’s Powered by Living Heart Cells
Scientists made 4 clones of Dolly the sheep – here’s what happened to them all – ScienceAlertMeet&nbsp;Debbie, Denise, Dianna, and Daisy.
Chinese Scientists Will Perform First CRISPR Human Gene Editing Trial In AugustChinese scientist will conducting the first ever CRISPR human trial on patients who are suffering from lung cancer and have failed to respond to treatments.
Stanford Researchers ‘Trick’ Human Stem Cells To Regenerate FasterResearchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found a way to trick human embryonic stem cells to become pure populations of any of 12 cell types, including bone, heart muscle and cartilage within days.
Scientists Are Mutating Rat Genes To Turn Them Into ‘Super Sniffers’Scientists are trying to create a new generation of rodents that can sniff out drugs or explosives.
Scientists Look Into “Growing” Drones Using “Chemputer”A company presents a concept video that shows how we could one day grow an army of drones from chemical computers.
South Korean Dog Cloning Facility Can Give You Your Dead Dog BackSooam Biotech Research Foundation has cloned over 800 dogs since 2006, offering the service to bring your dead dog back for $100,000. Apart from their popular dog cloning service, they also clone cattle and pigs for medical research and breed preservation.
Chisels to Genes: How We’ll Soon Grow What We Used to Build
Scientists discover that this Victoria’s Secret perfume repels mosquitoes – ScienceAlertIs that the secret?
New “Bionic Leaf” Is More Efficient Than PhotosynthesisHarvard scientists designed a new artificial photosynthesis system that turns sunlight into liquid fuel, and it is already effective enough for use in commercial applications.
After a secret meeting, scientists announce they are making synthetic human genomes – ScienceAlertIt’s happening.
AI Uncovers the Biomarkers That Are Related to Aging A new machine learning method developed by Insilico Medicine can predict one’s age using data from blood tests, and it can determine important biomarkers that help track the effectiveness of aging therapies.
IBM Is Working on a Molecule That Could Eradicate VirusesIBM has created a macromolecule that prevents specific viral infections, like zika and ebola, and stops them from spreading. The team asserts that, one day, they hope this work can up used as a baseline for defeating disease wholesale.
Scientists Just Engineered Transparent WoodScientists have discovered a way to make wood completely see-through. In addition to being transparent, the material is also tough and eco-friendly.
Watch electronic material heal after being cut in two – FuturityA new electronic material is flexible and can heal all its functions automatically—even after researchers bend it, stretch it, and snip it in half.
Newly discovered microbe does something textbooks say is impossible: it lives without mitochondria – ScienceAlertCells have adapted to find new ways of life.
Scientists Grow Mini-Organs From Cells That Were Genetically ManipulatedScientists are currently developing methods to combine the best of both technologies, allowing them to grow organoid not only from naturally-occurring cells, but also from gene edited cells. In essence, the researchers are growing mini organs from cells that have been genetically-manipulated.
Scientists Found The “Switch” That Regenerates Body Parts in LizardsMicroRNAs may hold the key to regenerating lizard tails, and scientists hope that this information can one day be applied to human cartilage, spinal cords, and muscles.
Scientists claim they’ve completed the first successful gene therapy against human ageing – ScienceAlertIf confirmed, this could reverse the ageing process.
Meet the Nanomachines That Could Drive a Medical Revolution
Stem Cell Technique Could Regenerate Any Human Tissue Damaged By Aging or DiseaseA team led by the University of New South Wales says that a stem cell therapy capable of regenerating any human tissue could be available within a few years.
Scientists Store and Retrieve Image Files on DNAA team of computer scientists and engineers have achieved a notable first: Storing and retrieving four image files on DNA. It means storing 10,000+ gigabytes in a pinhead-sized agglomeration of DNA molecules, and shrinking data centers a million-fold.
Why We Should Teach Kids to Code Biology, Not Just Software
The genetic superheroes resistant to inherited fatal diseases | The EconomistA study finds rare individuals who seem healthy despite their faulty genes
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The Simplest Living Organism Ever Has 437 Genes and Was Made in a Laboratory | Motherboard“Our long-term vision has been to design and build synthetic organisms on demand where you can add in specific functions and predict what the outcome is going to be.”