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Doctors just replaced cancerous bones in a man’s spine with 3D-printed vertebrae

Drage Josevski had a rare cancer in his skull and spine. Doctors were recently able to remove the cancerous bones and replace them with 3D printed …

Einstein’s Message to Posterity from the 1939 World’s Fair Time-Capsule

A piercing reminder of the choice that stands between the human capacities for good and evil.<p>In contemplating the brightest beacon of hope for the future of humanity amid hopeless violence, the great cellist Pau Casals called on us to “make this world worthy of its children.” A generation earlier, …

J.J. Abrams Produces a Documentary About Google's Competition for Affordable Lunar Travel

Follow the teams competing for a $30 million USD prize to land a rover on the Moon by 2017.<p>The Moon has captivated the imagination of mankind since the very beginning of the human race, and now, Google is providing a hefty incentive for anyone to respond to the call of the Moon. The Google Lunar …

How Can Product Designers Help Solve The World’s Massive E-Waste Problem?

Every gadget you casually toss helps destroy the planet—and lives. It’s time we think about the lasting effects of what we’re building and buying.<p>In February, a new smartphone launched in India that cost the equivalent of $3.60. The quickly dropping price of electronics, along with rising incomes …

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin Could Take Tourists Into Space In 2018

Jeff Bezos has announced that his private space travel company Blue Origin is planning to begin taking tourists to space in just two years, reports the <i>New York Times</i>. The Amazon founder and CEO made the comments on Tuesday at the first-ever tour of Blue Origin’s Washington state headquarters.<p>When …

Space Travel

BBH New York’s Kendra Salvatore On VR And the Human Experience

Strategy Director at BBH New York, Salvatore looks back in order to look ahead at our VR future.<p>I want to take you back to several years ago, before VR was on the cover of <i>Time</i>, before the <i>New York Times</i> sent out Google Cardboards, before Facebook got in the game.<p>This was a time when VR did not live …

23andMe CEO: I’ll Sleep When We Bring Our Full Test Back To Market

Anne Wojcicki is committed to resuming the personal genomics company’s test for pharmacogenetics and disease risks.<p>Anne Wojcicki is the first to admit that she has tunnel vision. The battle-weary CEO of 23andMe knows exactly where her company needs to be in the next five years.<p>“I will not sleep …

Molecular Biology

Nikola Tesla Describes the Modern Smartphone — in 1926

<b>Nikola Tesla</b> (1856-1943) was a pioneer scientist during the turn of the 20th century best known for his contributions to the design of the modern …

Tesla

LightSail 2 Will Test Our Ability to Harness the Momentum of Light in Space

Eight months ago, a CubeSat, no bigger than a loaf of bread, was deployed into low Earth orbit. It contained a LightSail, and was <b>the first time</b> …

This Planetary Futurist Wants Us To Fundamentally Reimagine A Sustainable Future

Alex Steffen wrote the book on sustainability. Now he wants to show us that we have the capacity to solve global problems—if we are willing to work for it.<p>The story of climate change tends to be focused on disaster—postapocalyptic visions of food shortages, collapsing ecosystems, and people dying …

Sustainability

Pixar and Khan Academy Join Forces for a Super Cool Learning Collaboration

Pixar and Khan Academy have released the latest iteration of a free course aimed at helping aspiring animators familiarize themselves with the basics …

W.E.B. DuBois, co-founder of @NAACP, was born on this day in 1868. https://t.co/sHV3mBCnMI

Gregg Popovich broke down what he looks for in players, and it was an inspiring life lesson

The San Antonio Spurs are enjoying an unprecedented run of success, currently cruising for a 69-win season and a 19th straight playoff appearance.<p>There's no single factor behind the Spurs' success, but a big part of it has been the culture they've created, which could be the best in sports. The …

Basketball

This Tiny Implant Lets Paralyzed People Control Exoskeletons With Their Thoughts

It’s the size of a paper clip, and it translates brain waves into computer language so we can interface with electronics.<p>A tiny, paperclip-sized implant lets paralyzed people control exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs, just by thinking about it. The new device comes from the University of Melbourne, …

Tackling Big Global Challenges with Low-Cost Innovation

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>Digital platforms like Uber and Airbnb harness the power of the internet to offer a frictionless marketplace that powerfully matches supply and demand so as to make whole new sets of assets available to customers. Airbnb lets spare room owners make money out of their idle asset …

Innovation

XPrize And IBM Offer $5 Million For The Best Human-Artificial Intelligence Collaboration

There have been more than 2,100 TED talks delivered. None have been given by a robot. By 2020, that will change.<p>“The fact of the matter is, personally, I’m sick and tired of the dystopian conversation about AI.”<p>At this year’s TED event, IBM’s Watson team and the XPrize Foundation launched a $5 …

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Story Behind Newton’s Famous Metaphor for How Knowledge Progresses

How hubris and humility conspired in illuminating the nature of creativity.<p><i>“Newton was so right about so many things,”</i> cosmologist Janna Levin wrote in her magnificent meditation on madness and genius, <i>“that it seems ungenerous to dwell on where he was wrong.”</i> And yet in his day, even his most …

Inspired By Kepler, This Timepiece Reimagines The Traditional Watch Face

In 1609, the German astronomer Johannes Kepler published three laws of planetary motion that demonstrate how planets orbit the sun. Now known as the father of modern astronomy, Kepler has inspired centuries of astronomical discoveries, including the recent finding of the five-star planetary system …

Watches

Happy birthday, Thomas Edison! The Wizard of Menlo Park was a #BigThinker https://t.co/Gi1KSOfAlr

Google Is Building A New VR Headset (And Possibly The First VR OS)

Stand aside Cardboard, Google appears to be building both a new VR headset and improving Android to work in VR.<p>The fruits of Google’s beefed up VR team are coming soon.<p>According to a <i>Financial Times</i> source, Google is developing a VR headset that’s more serious than its $10 Cardboard box. Akin to a …

Virtual Reality

The Journey Of An African Social Entrepreneur: From Startup To Success Story

Almost four years ago, we showed you a series tracking the paths of social entrepreneurs from around the world as they took part in the Unreasonable Institute, an accelerator for social enterprises in Boulder, Colorado. One of those entrepreneurs was Moses Sanga, whose company, Eco-Fuel Africa …

Davos 2016 UBS white paper on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The global economy is on the cusp of profound changes that are comparable in magnitude to the advent of the first industrial revolution, the …

Industrial Revolution

EsoGlove, developed in Singapore, applies robotics to hand and nerve rehabilitation - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

It has been a very interesting year in the world of bionics and we’ve been paying a great deal of attention to that trend here on IPWatchdog. We …

“Look at that, you son of a bitch." https://t.co/JyeiOV7lgv

Leading VR Company Building Cross-Platform Content Network

Known as Transport, the system will let creatives build content once and have it work on all major VR platforms.<p>With at least five different virtual reality platforms available to consumers this year, there is the potential that content will be available only on each platform’s siloed store and …

Virtual Reality