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Technology    October 5, 2016
Posted by Ted Talk

Once invisible details of our lives can now be tracked and turned into data. Will this make life easier or more complicated? This hour, TED speakers imagine how Big Data will reshape our world. more   By clicking on this link, you are now leaving ThinkFurtherAlger.com. The reference to a link to a third party […]

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Medicine, Technology    August 4, 2016
Posted by Jordana Cepelewicz
FutureGlasses

As people age, they often require bifocals or several pairs of glasses to see objects both near and far. Deep Optics, a technology start-up based in Israel, is working on an alternative: eyeglasses that automatically refocus on any target at which the wearer looks. The “omnifocals” adjust focal length by relying on the interaction between […]

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Technology    June 9, 2016
Posted by Jennifer Hackett

When Kate Rubins heard back from NASA in 2009, she traded her clean suit for a spacesuit. Rubins, a trained virologist, is a member of the 20th group of astronauts chosen by the space agency, and she is poised to make her first trip to the ISS this month. Since her selection, she has closed […]

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Technology    June 6, 2016
Posted by Prachi Patel

Researchers have decoded the genomes of mammoths and a 700,000-year-old horse using DNA fragments extracted from fossils in the past few years. DNA clearly persists far longer than the bodies for which it carries the genetic codes. more By clicking on this link, you are now leaving ThinkFurtherAlger.com. The reference to a link to a […]

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Technology    June 2, 2016
Posted by Elizabeth Garbee, Andrew Maynard

Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people. Just like drones before them, miniature satellites are beginning to fundamentally transform our conceptions of who gets to do what up above our heads. more […]

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Technology    April 19, 2016
Posted by Taylor Kubota

Hypersonic aircraft and weapons that can fly more than five times the speed of sound may seem like a futuristic fantasy, but defense giant Lockheed Martin says it is committed to making these ultrafast innovations a reality. In fact, Lockheed Martin is doubling down on hypersonic aerospace technologies, Lockheed officials said recently at the company’s […]

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Medicine, Technology    April 13, 2016
Posted by Sveta McShane

A few years ago, researchers from Germany and Japan were able to simulate one percent of human brain activity for a single second. It took the processing power of one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to make that happen. Hands down, the human brain is by far the most powerful, energy efficient computer ever […]

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Medicine, Technology    April 11, 2016
Posted by Michael Torrice

A wearable, graphene-based patch could one day maintain healthy blood glucose levels in people by measuring the sugar in sweat and then delivering the necessary dose of a diabetes drug through the skin (Nat. Nanotech. 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2016.38). The device takes scientists a step closer to the “coveted prize” in diabetes care: a noninvasive method to monitor […]

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Technology    April 6, 2016
Posted by Alison E. Berman

“Technology goes beyond mere tool making; it is a process of creating ever more powerful technology using the tools from the previous round of innovation.” –Ray Kurzweil A decade ago, smartphones (as we know them by today’s standards) didn’t exist. Three decades earlier, no one even owned a computer. Think about that—the first personal computers arrived about 40 […]

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Technology    March 15, 2016
Posted by Jason Dorrier

If you aren’t convinced the pace of robotics is accelerating, you need only check out the new video from robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics. The group’s latest humanoid robot tramps through the snow, stacks boxes, and even gets up after being pushed over. more By clicking on this link you are now leaving ThinkFurtherAlger.com. The reference to […]

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