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What Are The $10+ Billion Big Industries Of The Future?

<i>Answer by Balaji Viswanathan, Founder of Belimitless.co, on Quora,</i><p><b>Sharing Economy</b>: There are 100s of things that we have, but don’t use it all the time (home, car, office, bike). Sharing economy refers to someone else using it while you are not using. This is already a billion dollar industry (led …

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How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

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3 Spritz-like speed-reading apps for Android

When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced, details emerged about Spritz -- a speed-reading feature that comes built-in to some apps on the phone. Spritz uses rapid serial visual presentation, or RSVP, to display words one after another using a single focal point. The company calls this point the …

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Want to Save Lives? You Need a Map of What’s Doing Us In | WIRED

Author: Lee Simmons. Lee Simmons Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Want to Save Lives?<br>You Need a Map of …

Progress in Efforts to Develop Lab-Grown Lungs: Functional Cells

Since the development of induced pluripotent stem cells in 2006, scientists have managed to use the manufactured stem cells like seeds to grow a wide …

Gene Therapy Turns Several Leukemia Patients Cancer Free. Will It Work for Other Cancers, Too?

A new cancer treatment pioneered at the University of Pennsylvania has generated a lot of excitement in the field in addition to a handful of …

Why Supercentenarians Hold the Key to Extended Life

Supercentenarians are rare people who have reached the age of 110 and remain fit. Amazingly, many of them never get sick, despite having some bad …

This Amazing, Light-Bending Metamaterial Can Do Calculus

When we last saw metamaterials, they were helping us create real-life invisibility cloaks. But, in even more exciting news for true nerds, …

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Timeline of the far future

What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.<p>As the beginning of the year is upon us we at BBC Future think it’s the perfect time to look ahead.<p>First, we brought you a prediction of the …

Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>The Semantic Web may have failed, but higher intelligence is coming to applications anyway, in another form: …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

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FDA approves new $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pills

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that promises to treat hepatitis C with a daily pill instead of the more common weekly injection. The drug, called Sovaldi from Gilead Sciences, has been designed to block the protein hepatitis C uses to replicate itself. The treatment does …

Plugaway Is An App-Controlled Plug & LED System Aiming To Undercut The Smart Home Competition

Another contender for smart(en)ing up your home has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds. The Beijing-based startup behind Plugaway has put together Wi-Fi connected plugs and LED lightbulbs which, used in conjunction with its Android or iOS app, can remotely switch your appliances on or off, or dim …

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Particle physics,Higgs boson,Royal Society,Peter Higgs,Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books,Science,Books,Physics,Cern<p>The difficulty of trying to explain the hunt for the Higgs boson shows that nature will not be so easily defined

10 Scientific Blunders That Could Shake Your Faith in Science

The history of science teaches us to question what we think we know.<p>Some scientists who made great discoveries in history were ridiculed and …

New Google Debit Card Draws Funds from Your Virtual Wallet

Google will release a prepaid debit card for use in stores and at ATM machines, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The Google Wallet Card will be tied …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

How to Calculate The Equity Split Between Co-Founders in Startups

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>There are a lot of variables to go into calculating a fair equity split a startup team. These …

Snapchat rejects $3bn Facebook buyout

Snapchat, the fast-growing messaging system, has reportedly rejected a $3bn buyout offer from Facebook.<p>The Wall Street Journal, citing sources close to the negotiations, said the all-cash offer came as other investors were valuing the loss making two-year-old company at over $4bn. At $3bn Snapchat …

500 Mexico City Picks 17 Startups For Its Third LatAm Accelerator Batch

The Mexico City branch of 500 Startups has picked the next group of Latin American companies that will go through its Accelerator program. This time around, for its third batch, there will be 17 companies participating in the five-month program, which seeks to help companies south of the border to …

Prezi hits 30M users, doubling annually, and has ‘not used a dime’ of investors’ money

Prezi has raised over $14 million in venture capital to grow its business. However, despite rocket-stick growth and a massive user-base that just passed 30 million, the company has not used a single dime.<p>Which doesn’t mean the company won’t, of course.<p>“The only reason we haven’t dipped into the …

Nuclear Fusion May Yield a Clean Energy Future

In the not-too-distant future, clean renewable energy in the form of nuclear fusion may be achieved. Scientists at the National Ignition Facility …