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Microsoft offers a glimpse into the future of productivity

October 28, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

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Nanoclusters that diffuse laser beams or create 3D telepresence

August 31, 2012 by Amara D. Angelica

Atomic clusters of metals are an emerging class of extremely interesting materials occupying the intermediate size regime between atoms and nanoparticles. (credit: /Nano Letters)

What is the Doomsday Clock and why should we keep track of the time?

The Doomsday Clock was shifted on January 26, 2017 from three minutes to midnight to a new setting of two and a half minutes to midnight --- the nearest the clock has been to midnight for more than 50 years.
March 6, 2017

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Decentralizing education: how startups are dismantling the university

October 8, 2012 by Dale J. Stephens

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Superintelligence: fears, promises, and potentials

Reflections on Bostrom’s Superintelligence, Yudkowsky’s From AI to Zombies, and Weaver and Veitas’s Open-Ended Intelligence
December 28, 2015

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New plant paradigms from The Human Race to the Future

Genetically engineering exotic foods of the future
April 4, 2014 by Daniel Berleant

Dragonfruit (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Fed-funded research: magic mushrooms create ‘openness’

September 30, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

Psilocybe cubensis (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

First Pass: What’s Wrong with the Grand Challenges for Engineering

October 11, 2010 by Daniel W. Rasmus

NASA Ames’ Worden reveals DARPA-funded ‘Hundred Year Starship’ program

October 18, 2010 by Amara D. Angelica

"We'Pete Worden at Long Conversation (Long Now Foundation)

Cellphones that can see through walls and detect cancer

April 23, 2012 by Amara D. Angelica

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The Internet, peer-reviewed

October 28, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

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Star Wars: Rogue One highlights an uncomfortable fact — military robots can change sides

December 14, 2016

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How to make movies of what the brain sees

September 23, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

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video | Ray Kurzweil & daughter Amy Kurzweil on the future of story-telling

Featured session at the popular media event South by Southwest.
March 12, 2017

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Ask Ray | Will human intelligence amplication widen the divide between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’?

May 11, 2011 by Ray Kurzweil

The face of a robot woman.

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