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Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Batman-inspired software can bring 3D Touch to any device

3D touch is kind of a complicated technology. It requires specialized components beneath the screen to detect and determine pressure. So if you’re furrowing your brow at the concept that some kind of software could put it on any smartphone, then you’re not alone. Researches at the University of …

University of Michigan

Google and Ray Kurzweil making chatbots that will allow for “interesting conversations”

Shutterstock<p>Can we really have a conversation with a bot? Voice assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Now make a good attempt at it, but these are still clearly machines. Their level of artificial intelligence is far behind human intellect. But you can bet Google is working on improving …

Chatbots

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

Use Of MOOCs And Online Education Is Exploding: Here's Why

The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing.<p>More than 35 million people have enrolled in online courses in the last four years, and 2015 enrollments doubled from 2014. <i>(That’s equal to one out of five working</i> …

Online Education

How to Make Learning More Automatic

The new year is here, and for many of us, that means resolutions. At work, it often translates into a vague desire to broaden our horizons or learn new things. But to really make consistent progress, we need to make learning a habit. Habits are freeing because they save us from the difficult, …

Lab-Grown Cells Restore Sight to Blind Monkeys

Transplanting stem cell-derived retina tissue into the eye could one day cure the degenerative eye conditions.<p>Researchers at the Riken Institute in Japan have grown retina tissue out of stem cells and grafted that tissue onto the retinas of rhesus and macaque monkeys with ailing sight. The new …

Bessemer Venture Partners’ Ethan Kurzweil Talks Video In 2016

2015 was a big year for video — especially when it came to user-generated video.<p>Now there are services like Periscope and Meerkat, which are enabling users to broadcast the world around them live. We also saw YouTube launch a subscription model. And, according to Bessemer Venture Partners’ Ethan …

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Most anticipated tech of 2016: August to December edition

3D printer for kids looks like a helmet, cheaper than an iPhone

While popular among designers, the commercial 3D printer space has, so far, failed to capture much mainstream attention and instead seems to occupy a …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Floating Record Player

Chicago-based Gramovox seemingly defies gravity (and decades of tradition) with the Floating Record: a turntable that spins vinyl vertically for maximum audiovisual impact—truly treating each record like a work of art. With final assembly taking place in Chicago, the belt-driven record player comes …

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Best Budget DSLR Audio Gear!

This Aluminum Box Is Pioneer's Take on the Portable HD Audio Player

While most people now rely on their smartphone for music, there’s recently been steady trickle of portable HD audio players that provide the option …

Featuring Hi-Fi and Music news, reviews, features and interviews

Title: Bullitt OST Label: Speakers Corner I beg your indulgence on this particular review because I want to illuminate the disc around a brief …