Mark Tan

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Sleep Tight in a Smartly Designed Microhotel

It’s sort of like staying inside a Swiss Army knife: In stylish new microhotels, architects deploy tech and minimalist design to fold a lot of …

Robot Security Guards Are Just the Beginning

They’re cheaper than human guards and smarter than autonomous cars.

High Tech Transports: Future Ships

Here are some of the most advanced, green, efficient, and enormous commercial future ships being built and--those envisioned to ply the seas in the …

How V2X technology will change how you drive

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology has been proving its merits in one field test after another for nearly 10 years, but recently the technology has really started to take off. What was the pivotal moment for V2X? Some experts might say it was when Tesla launched its innovative Autopilot feature …

Autonomous Cars

Blockchain Is Helping Us Feed the World's Hungriest Families

A Different Way to Help<p>Blockchain is making headlines everywhere — from the trading markets to even the arena of universal basic income. Now, this …

Inside Building 8, Facebook's Secret Innovation Weapon

Facebook’s Building 8<p>In April 2016, Facebook announced the launch of Building 8, a research lab to develop hardware projects in the style of DARPA. …

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Researchers Unveiled The First Chicken Meat Grown Without Chickens

Lab-grown Meat<p>Memphis Meats is no stranger to engineered meat: last year the San Francisco startup made the first engineered meatball using bovine …

US Government Issues NASA Demand, 'Get Humans to Mars By 2033'

by Dom Galeon and Jolene Creighton March 9, 2017 Off World 89054<p>A Mandate For Humanity<p>Both chambers of Congress just passed the NASA Authorization …

Space Science

WHO Report: A Quarter of Childhood Deaths are Due to Environmental Pollution

Climate Change’s Death Toll<p>Scientists don’t have to predict when human pollution and catastrophic climate changes will start killing humans—it …

New Research Could Turn Water Into the Fuel of Tomorrow

Water for Fuel<p>Over the past decades, fossil fuels have become the backbone of the world’s industries. They have also been the number one cause of …

Researchers Just Created a New Form of Matter

A Super Combo<p>There’s a new form of matter out there and it’s called a supersolid. Born in the labs of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of …

New Study Confirms That the Future of Data Storage Is in DNA

Information Handling<p>DNA contains information about a living organism. It codes everything in an living being. That’s why it makes sense for …

Softbank CEO: The Singularity Will Happen by 2047

Son’s Predictions<p>The CEO of Japanese telecommunications giant and internet multinational Softbank is at it again. Masayoshi Son has been consistent …

One of the U.S.'s Largest Coal Plants Is Closing 25 Years Ahead of Schedule

Coal is a Dying Industry<p>Signs that fossil fuels are on the decline are everywhere. For one, nations are keen on cutting down their fossil fuel …

The Hoverbike You've Always Wanted is Here

The Hoverbike You’ve Always Wanted is Here<p>Straight from Endor to your garage.

Harvard's Remarkable New Battery Can Run For More Than a Decade

Flow Batteries<p>Researchers have discovered a way to make the promising flow battery much more practical. Flow batteries store energy in liquid-filled …

We Need to Address the Heavy Metals Polluting Our Water

There’s Something in the Water<p>Each day, millions of people in the United States wake up to water contaminated with heavy metal. While Flint, Michigan …

KBNNO: Mineral turns sunlight, heat and movement into electricity all at once

Mineral has the potential to be turned into a multi-energy-harvesting device in the next few years.<p>A mineral that can turn sunlight, heat and …

Two-year-olds seem to find helping others as rewarding as helping themselves

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettIf you’re in need of some renewed faith in human nature, the research literature on altruism by toddlers is a great place to …

Psychology

One Country Has Eliminated HIV Transmission to Newborns

Mother-to-Child Transmission<p>While the virus existed earlier, the first case of HIV to be officially diagnosed in Thailand was in 1984. Since the …

Calculating the Day Humans Began Changing the Earth Forever

Nobody knows which day of the week a six mile-wide asteroid crashed into what would someday be the Yucatan Peninsula. What people do know is that day …

True Freedom Comes With Basic Income

I attended a national economic conference in New York in 2015, and in one of the presentations, the speaker presented the following claim: human …

Universal Basic Income

Cactus Communications

This is where Cactus Communications comes in – to help organisations tell the right stories, and to tell the stories right. Effective communications …

Tech companies dominate first ever list of 10 best places to work in Singapore

Last week, Great Place to Work Institute Singapore released its first annual list of the nation’s 10 best companies to work for. The study took into …

Don't Believe Something as Simple as Water Can Change Lives? Watch This Stunning Video Now.

charity: water started with a birthday party. After signing up to volunteer in Liberia in an attempt to turn his hedonistic life around, former …

Satellite images used to predict poverty

<b>Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.</b><p>There's little reliable data on local incomes in developing countries, which hampers efforts to tackle the problem.<p>A team from Stanford University were able to train a computer system to identify …

Can we feed 10 billion people on organic farming alone?

Organic farming creates more profit and yields healthier produce. It’s time it played the role it deserves in feeding a rapidly growing world population<p>In 1971, then US Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz uttered these unsympathetic words: “Before we go back to organic agriculture in this country, …

Who is charity: water?

It's Unacceptable That an Estimated 1.5 Million Children Die Each Year from Preventable Diseases

I can still remember taking my kids to their pediatrician for their first shots. As a new mom, I was eager to protect them and a bit concerned about how they would react to their visit to the doctor. It's an experience I remember vividly every year during World Immunization Week. Parents want the …