stories on progressBreakthrough for life-like soft robotics

This synthetic muscle is 3D printable + lifts 1000 times its own weight.

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stories on progressBreakthrough for flexible electrode implants in the brain

Solves key problems with bio-compatibility + tissue damage.

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stories on progressdigest | Breakthrough AI method generates 3D holograms in real-time

For virtual reality, 3D printing, and medical imaging.

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stories on progressThis self-learning AI software lets robots do tasks autonomously

They can go anywhere + move objects on-the-spot.

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stories on progressAI software with social skills teaches humans how to collaborate

Exploring human-computer co-operation.

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digest | Breakthrough augmented reality medical tool

This system projects an image of the patient's internal body.

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digest | New material eliminates need for motors or actuators in robots, proprosthetics, more

Low-cost material can bear 3000 times its own weight, triggered by light or electricity

A “mini arm” made by two hinges of actuating nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide material (left) can lift an object 50 times of its weight when triggered (right) by light or electricity. (credit: University of Hong Kong)

stories on progressPlant-e makes electricity from living plants

Combining food + energy production.

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stories on progressCivilization: knowledge, institutions, and humanity’s future

Insights from tech sociologist Samo Burja.

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digest | Data is growing fast world-wide

So is the energy needed to power it.

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digest | AI software tool disables automated facial tracking

As privacy + security concerns increase, artificial intelligence finds solutions.

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the Kurzweil Library

Ray Kurzweil

Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine

novel by Ray Kurzweil
an adventure for all ages

  • national best-seller
  • winner of 2 book awards

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bulletin boardabout | Ray Kurzweil

A pioneering inventor, best-selling author, and futurist.

bulletin boardspecial reading from Transcend

presented by Ray + Terry's

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look + listen + learncollection | 150 years of innovation + discovery

from: Scientific American

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bulletin boardspecial reading from Transcend

presented by Ray + Terry's

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q + adialogue | A conversation on creating a mind

writing: by Ray Kurzweil

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interview by Ray Kurzweil | A conversation with Michele Reilly of Turing

On advances in quantum computing: architecture, functionality, and scalability.

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look + listen + learnfeaturette series | Search On

from: Google

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Wired | AI-Powered biotech can help deploy a vaccine in record time

by Ray Kurzweil

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spotlight | tech + science gifts for the season

Something for everyone.

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resources | Travel insurance products in the fin-tech landscape

Trending smart services for your home + abroad.

photo - mobile phone + airplane - no. 2

Global Summit • by Singularity University | Q + A

on stage | feature with Ray Kurzweil

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resources | Space Special for Youth: STEAM books + activities

from: moon landing 50th anniversary

photo - arts + crafts for space - no. 9

a & e | film • BioMimicry

from: BioMimicry Institute

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resources | Gateway to the Past: computer tech history

Visit the virtual museum.

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