Amit Lokhande

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Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend frontiers of capitalism | Evgeny Morozov

Satellites, drones and balloons can make global connectivity a reality – but this space race is about profits not altruism<p>The US Congress quietly passed an important piece of legislation this month. The Space Resource Exploration and Utilisation Act – yet to be signed by Barack Obama – grants …

Silicon Valley

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to …

World Economic Forum

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Particles

QUIZ: Are you smart enough to be a NASA astronaut?

If you grew up in the US, then NASA's astronaut program is the one with which you're probably most familiar, but just how much do you know about the selection process?<p>Between 4,000 and 8,000 people apply during each round of NASA applications, but only eight to 35 are selected. And the next round …

Space Science

Apple | The Next Web

All stories in Apple<p>Huawei snatches the #2 spot from Apple in the global smartphone market<p>Market research firm IDC noted that Chinese telecom giant Huawei has surged past Apple to become the second largest smartphone ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>Apple eyeballs that $1 trillion mark<p>Apple today posted its …

MacBook Pro

Astronomers discovered a new component of the Milky Way galaxy that they never expected to find

And now, a recent study shows that even our own cosmic neighborhood can surprise us at times.<p>Reporting in this month's Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of astronomers identified a band of special, young stars residing in one of the last spots they expected: near the heart of the Milky Way.<p>The …

Universe

A former Googler has declared war on ad blockers with a new startup that tackles them in an unorthodox way

Ad blocking poses an existential threat to publishers and big sellers of digital ads like Google — which is reported to have lost as much as $6.6 billion in revenue to ad blockers last year.<p>Now one former Googler is fighting back against the blockers.<p>Sourcepoint is launching Thursday with $10 …

Digital Advertising

Get your head in the cloud: Kurzweil predicts humans will be artifically intelligent by 2030

While other brilliant minds like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned against the rise of artificial intelligence, Ray Kurzweil, famed inventor …

If the Universe Is So Big, Why Haven’t We Found Aliens Yet? (Video)

In the 19th century, a long-standing problem in cosmology was that the sky was curiously dark at night. If the universe is infinitely large, and …

South Korean Team KAIST Wins DARPA Robotics Challenge With Bipedal Wunderdroid

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals is a tough contest. Designed encourage researchers to create robots that can handle multiple difficult environments and tasks including breaching a door, turning a valve, and negotiating obstacles, many robots entered but only one won – DRC-HUBO from a joint team …

You’re as old as your stem cells: Cell Press journal presents research trends in aging

<b>A special issue of Cell Stem Cell published on June 4 includes a collection of reviews and perspectives on the biology of aging. Highlights …

Adblocking And The End Of Big Advertising

I have a confession to make as an internet writer: I block ads. It’s not a habit I formed recently – I have pretty much blocked ads my entire life, in every medium that I can. In middle school, I bought the first-generation TiVo in order to skip television ads (my mother may have helped with this …

Digital Advertising

The most promising futuristic medical innovation is already making a huge difference for some patients

Yet many wonder exactly what we've gained by mapping the human genome and finding ways to cheaply run these genetic tests. Futuristic promises about how these innovations could transform healthcare raise questions about whether any of that potential will be fulfilled — or if it's mostly hot air.<p>One …

Genetics

Forget Apple cars, Samsung just patented a robot battle suit

Samsung works in a lot of areas besides smartphones and, according to a recently published patent, one of those could soon be… <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i>-style …

Phree smartpen is designed to work on any surface, including your face

If you have a need to jot everything down or sketch at will, Phree may be the stylus for you.<p>Currently crushing its $100,000 goal on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, this smartpen is touted as capable of inputting on virtually any surface and then storing your notes or drawings in your smartphone or …

Quantum physics: What is really real?

Owen Maroney worries that physicists have spent the better part of a century engaging in fraud.<p>Ever since they invented quantum theory in the early …

Quantum Physics

Apple buys navigation technology start-up

Apple Inc., still trying to convince burned consumers it’s headed in the right direction in maps technology, is bringing on a GPS specialist to help.<p>Silicon Valley start-up Coherent Navigation combines signals from traditional GPS satellites with those from private sector satellites in lower orbit …

Webinar Roundup: How to Get Started in Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture – the Next Big Thing For Cities | Smart Cities Dive

Last week Sustainable Cities Collective hosted a successful webinar on urban agriculture, in particular indoor and vertical farming. It gave plenty …

Some of The Best Android Apps for Teaching STEM

May 17, 2015<br>We have received a couple of requests over the past few weeks from teachers asking about Android apps for teaching STEM (Science, …

This Is The Future Of College

It’s not the death of higher education, but college as we’ve known it will be forced to undergo some dramatic changes in the next decade.<p>The college experience has been roughly the same for the last 100 years: You pick a major, find a school, buy the books, attend the lectures, write the papers, …

Interesting Links 18 May 2015

Last week I made my travel arrangements for the Annual CSTA Conference. Less than two months away and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll also be …

Education Technology

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Apple is worth $1.4 trillion, says Carl Icahn

Activist investor Carl Icahn writes to Tim Cook, urging the Apple chief to increase its share buyback programme as the company's move into TVs and cars will make it far more profitable<p><b>Apple</b> is worth $1.4 trillion, twice its current value, and the iPhone maker should give more of its $194bn cash …

Apple CEO Tim Cook challenges college graduates to make a difference

128073364<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook had a message for graduating seniors at George Washington University on Sunday: Change the world.<p>“You have to find your …

Bill Nye wants to explore space with a Kickstarter-funded solar sail

So back around 1976, renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan helped popularize a crazy new idea: a massive sail that could use the sun’s energy to sail …

Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons, set the stage for room-temperature superconductivity

A research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Jeremy Levy has discovered electrons that can "swing dance." This unique electronic behavior …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's latest product: Tesla Energy.</b> It's a suite of batteries for homes and businesses.<p><b>2. Yelp shares tanked over 23% in trading yesterday.</b> It reported a big miss on first quarter earnings, as well as a disappointing outlook.<p><b>3. LinkedIn shares were down over 20% on weak</b> …

Apple Watch