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Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have …

This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust

Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam.<p>And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust.<p>North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam.<p>This is not ordinary foam like …

Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech and IoT capabilities

Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials.<p>Dr …

This motion capture system for cars lets a vehicle morph in real time

Augmented reality for filmmaking<p>If you’ve ever wondered how exactly car commercials get made — like how footage is captured of brand new, seemingly expensive vehicles driving dangerously fast — then visual effects studio The Mill would like to introduce you to the Cyclops. That’s the Grecian code …

Orbit: SciFi UX/UI Design Kit for Adobe Photoshop

Orbit, a scifi inspired UX/UI design kit with lots of futuristic web elements for Adobe Photoshop.The creative folks of design studio Nice To Must …

3-D printing with high-performance carbon fiber

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3-D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the …

IBM Opens Innovation Space for Entrepreneurs and Startups to Scale Up with Cloud and Cognitive Technology

Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) in partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Government of Ontario launched the IBM Innovation Space, a new …

400-Year Battery Life? Yes, Please

A doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine, might have discovered a way to make rechargeable batteries last for several centuries.<p>After Mya Le Thai experimented with coating gold nanowires (which usually break down after too many charges) with manganese and Plexiglas-like …

7 Startups Making Life Easier for Small-Business Owners

Being a small- business owner just became a bit easier with these tools.<p>It takes one to know one--in personal and professional life! If you're a small business owner, depending on a startup to help make your life and job easier is a savvy move. Other small businesses have walked similar paths, know …

Google’s New ‘Smart’ Messaging App Allo Includes Built-In Artificial Intelligence Assistant

- Sep 21, 2016<p>Google on Tuesday launched Allo, their “smart” messaging app which includes an integrated artificially intelligent “assistant” similar …

Apps

5 Regrets of a Failed Entrepreneur

Everybody makes mistakes but don't make the same mistakes as everybody.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ninety percent of start-ups fail, some for reasons which were completely avoidable, others because of a lack of confidence, preparation or understanding of what was …

Robot 3D printed in solid and liquid at the same time

In a giant step towards rapid robot fabrication, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed the first ever technique for simultaneously 3D printing with solids and liquids.<p>And to demonstrate how well it works, they have developed adorable little …

Robotics

Physicists create nano-sized device with huge potential in field of quantum computing

An intricately sculpted device is so tiny it can only be seen under a microscope. But their diamond microdisk could lead to huge advances in …

Comment on The Robots We’ve Long Imagined Are Finally Here by seo-young

Actually, even Chinese workers with minimal education will have hands that work faster than one’s eye can catch. You can see this in massive …

One Important Way To Think About Your Job (And How Future-Proof It Is)

As we are entering the third Industrial Revolution, more and more of our jobs will be replaced by robots and algorithms. Some estimates claim that 5 million jobs or more will be lost to machines by 2020.<p>And it’s not science fiction or paranoia; as advances in big data, deep learning, robotics, and …

21 Open Source Projects for IoT

The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature requires more than the usual attention to …

The Future of Work: It’s Already Here… And Not As Scary As You Think

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the …

Self-Doubts of a Startup Entrepreneur

<b>A negative mind will never give you a positive life.</b><p>Entrepreneurship is not only a world to define the willpower of operating a business, it is not …

How 1 Technology Could Generate $71 Billion and Stop Terror Attacks

In the wake of the September 19 New York and New Jersey bombings, there is more pressure on the $71 billion video surveillance industry to prevent such incidents than to help catch the perpetrators after the act.<p>Could the bombing, which injured 29 people, be prevented? Law enforcement was quick to …

Launching three new cameras, Nikon plunges deep into VR and action cams

In launching its Keymission series of cameras, Nikon is bringing the fight to the doorstep of action cameras and VR camera makers. The cameras range from chest-wearable cams, borderline GoPro clones and the most interesting item of the bunch: 360-degree cameras.<p>Three new action cams<p>Nikon’s …

How to make killer emails to promote your business

Social and viral marketing are currently on-trend, but email is still the king of business marketing<p>You could argue that Amazon founded a business on …

Marketing

Importance Of Google-My-Business For Search Engine Optimization

According to a new analysis of the importance of Google My Business for local Search Engine Optimization, reported by ClickZ, it is essential. It’s …

Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse<p>Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around …

Income Inequality

75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers

A lot of these lists just cram everything and anything into the lineup. So, we decided to pick our designers’ brains to bring you the best resources …

Web Design

Marketing to Millennials: Social Media, Privacy, and Email Trends

Millennials in the United States are heavy users of Facebook's platforms, they are less worried about privacy compared with older consumers, and they …

Integrating graphene, reduced graphene oxide onto silicon chips at room temperature - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Materials researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows them to integrate graphene, graphene oxide (GO) and …

Physicists observe spontaneous mechanical buckling in freestanding graphene

An international team of physicists, led by researchers at the University of Arkansas, has observed spontaneous mechanical buckling in freestanding …

Cybersecurity in the Quantum World

Most people probably lock their doors when they are not at home. They trust that the things they value—family photographs, artwork, financial …

Quantum Physics