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Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Demographics

North and South Korea: can Seoul's plans for reunification work?

Despite the monumental challenges involved in piecing the Korean peninsula back together, South Korea's president continues to push it as a key policy goal<p>As tourists approach the entry checkpoint for the Korean demilitarised zone separating North from South, they are greeted by the sight of …

Synthetic creatures could "save nature" says Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Synthetic living creatures would be released into the wild to save endangered species and clean up pollution under this futuristic proposal by …

Details of 1st private manned Mars mission revealed

A nonprofit space exploration group revealed exactly how it plans to launch two married astronauts on an ambitious manned flyby mission to the Red Planet by early 2018, a scenario that would involve NASA and federal funding along with a healthy dose of the pioneering spirit.<p>The Inspiration Mars …

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

There is no more powerful concept in futurist writings then the notion of artificial intelligence. The ability for humans to create machine-based life that thinks on its own and acts on its own has the potential to make our lives dramatically better – or worse, depending on what kind of science …

Robots, the 'uncanny valley' and learning to love the alien

Can we rewire our human distrust of robots that look like us?<p>We humans have evolved to relate emotionally to inanimate artefacts, which is strange when you think about it. Children play with dolls and toy soldiers as if they were people. Adults talk to their cars. As long as they are robot-like and …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Amputee Walks With World's First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg in Chicago

After losing his lower leg in a motorcycle accident four years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has undergone experimental surgery to become the recipient …

Japanese corporation proposes huge lunar power station

Japanese architectural and engineering firm the Shimizu Corporation has announced its lunar solar power generation concept, dubbed the "Lunar Ring", …

FUTURIUM - European Commission

We are delighted to announce CONNECT University's topic of the year for 2018 Digital Learning During the coming months, along with the monthly …

Anthologies

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

eCommerce

Lunar mass driver: Why we should build a space gun on the Moon | Space Facts – Astronomy, the Solar System & Outer Space | All About Space Magazine

<i>Mouse over the icons for more information</i><p><b>Illustration by Jay Wong</b> <b><br>Words by Jonathan O’Callaghan</b><p>One of the arguments for colonising the Moon is that it …

Space Exploration

Quantum Computing Takes a Gigantic Leap Forward

Quantum Computing

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

What It's Like to Live on a Ship Sailing Through the Antarctic Ice

The beauty around the Earth coldest, driest, continent provides experiences that "are like touching infinity."<p>In the middle of February, a team of scientists set sail from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for a two-month mission around the frigid waters. For the first week or so, they never saw the sun …

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Engineering