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This beautiful wood and aluminum bike is made in part from 3-D printing

Quicker, lighter, and more comfortable, wooden bikes may soon be the solution to the heavy steel bikes people have enjoyed for centuries.<p>Amsterdam-based designer, Paul Timmer, built a wooden bike by hand using solid ash. And for the custom black aluminum parts like the bike’s bearings and …

3D

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …

CNN

Autonomy & Big Data in Defence

The battlefield of the future warrants innovative component technologies and techniques to acquire, process, visualise and analyse data that can be …

Big Data

The Democratization of Data: Empowering Everyone in Your Organization with Analytics

At this stage in the development of business intelligence (BI) and big data, one may begin to yawn. If you use analytics, you probably know all about …

Geospatial Technology and the Future of the City

By Jack Dangermond, Esri President<p>A few months ago I was asked by the City of Los Angeles to share a few technology trends about the future of GIS in …

5 Startups That Promise to Boost Your Brain

Are these apps, wearables, and even mind-altering substances the route to a more powerful, productive brain?<p>For ages people have wanted their brains to work better -- it would be pretty handy to be smarter, have a better memory, and a sharper ability to focus, after all. Consequently, there is no …

The Brain

Top 5 Reasons Why Most Mobile App Startups Fail

It has been predicted that by the year 2016, the number of app downloads will reach over 211 billion, and 254 billion in 2017. So you can be rest …

Apps

Automatically generate beautiful visualizations from your data

And other bad ideas<p>I work in data visualization, a loosely defined and rapidly evolving field that is generally about taking data and turning it into …

Use Animation to Supercharge Data Visualization

Visualization is a powerful and influential approach for presenting all types of data, big and small. While even static data visualizations, …

Europe’s Largest Data Observatory Turns Big Data into Big Images

Because humans are good at recognising patterns in images.<p>Humans are pretty visual creatures. Since caveman times, we've scrawled stone walls with pictographs and paintings both to reflect and to understand our changing times. Fast-forward several centuries, and we're doing something similar with …

Imperial College London

101 startup tools to make your idea a reality

If you want to start a startup there are a couple of things you need to have, at a minimum you need:<p>A killer idea.<br>• The drive to “get sh*t done”.<br>• The right tools and resources to give you the best chance of success.<p>We might not be able to help you with the first two, but the third we have in spades. …

Guy Kawasaki

It's time to ban personal cars in New York City

On Thursday, New York City came one step closer to banning cars completely from the city's two major parks.<p>City Hall reporter Erin Durkin tweeted from a news conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio that Central Park north of 72nd Street and the West Drive of Prospect Park would be car-free starting …

Bill de Blasio

Too Late To Start?

"Does success have a deadline? And if yes, what is the best age to succeed? Here is a visualization of the relationship between age and success. Tap …

Success

Scientists plan 'self-repairing city' with an army of drones that fix streetlights and potholes without being told to

• <b>Researchers at the University of Leeds awarded £4.2million for the project</b>• <b><br>Drones would inspect, diagnose and repair problems in the city</b> …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

8 things you need to know about the future of finance

You may not have been able to attend our third annual WIRED Money event, but we wouldn't want you to miss the key insights and inspiration from …

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

Cities are built for humans.<p>But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars.<p>Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — which boasts over 10 million residents — a third of the people travel by car, another third takes public transit, …

Urbanism

5 TED Talks That Will Mold You Into A Competent Leader

Whether you’re a business owner or a leader of any kind, these 5 TED talks will inspire you to break free of old expectations and lead from a wiser, …

Leadership

2050: What if cities ruled the world?

Imagine it is 40 years in the future. Government has been decentralized to the city level. Connections between cities consolidate into …

How Do You Make Roads Safer For Bikes? Nix Drivers

Self-driving cars are better at responding to pedestrians and cyclists. Then there’s that road rage thing.<p>The best way to accomplish Vision Zero–the ambitious plan currently under way to completely eliminate traffic-related fatalities in New York City–may be to nix drivers altogether. Although road …

The More Walkable a City Is, the More Money It Makes

A focus on dense, walkable development allows cities to pack more economic punch per square foot, according to a new study. In Washington DC, deemed …

How to get a city cycling

The vast majority of city street journeys take place in cars – despite all the many benefits of cycling. What would it take to really get urban citizens taking to two wheels? Katia Moskvitch investigates.<p>It all started with dead horses, during 1816 – the “year without a summer”. Temperatures had …

19th Century

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

<b>Arcadia Data</b><p><b>CEO:</b> Sushil Thomas<p>An increasing number of businesses are implementing Hadoop systems, using them to collect huge volumes of disparate …

Google spells out focus on future with Alphabet

New umbrella company turns web company into a cash machine for risky technology, but investors get more transparency<p>As far as bids for immortality go, it must already be the most lucrative in history. Larry Page’s restructuring of Google under a new umbrella called Alphabet – in a way designed to …

Which Company Will Change the Future of Healthcare? Here are 10 Contenders

I have yet to hear of an industry that hasn't been massively disrupted by technology. Healthcare is no stranger to this disruption. The question is which companies will actually break through the barrier and solve some of the major issues healthcare faces today?<p>Major trends are becoming anything …

British Gas Smart Metering consolidates data with Qlik on Hadoop

British Gas Smart Metering was set up in 2010 to roll out smart meters, a programme that secured it the award for “best big data, BI and analytics …

Big Data

Building a big data team

Big data, data analytics, predictive analytics, data visualization … these are all emerging as critical skill sets at many companies. Ten years ago a …

Data mining the Islamic State

Researchers based in the United States say a complex system of data mining developed to better understand the tactics used by Islamic State could …

Islamic State (ISIS)