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9 Weird Things That Happen to Millennials in Interviews

Millennials confess to their job interview experiences. It isn't always pretty.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Once in a while, a job interview can go swimmingly.<p>On the other hand, many job interviews can be both terrifying and …

Employment

This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer

Giving modular smartphones a new lease on life<p>One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the …

Supercomputers

4 Crazy Predictions For The Future Of Health Care: Human Augmentation, Hacked DNA, And More

In the next 20 years, we’ll see groundbreaking research, from bionic exoskeletons to smartphones that diagnose cancer, start to change our lives.<p>Look across all the research and innovation taking place in biology and medicine now, and you can only imagine what health care could be like in 20 years. …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Smart Necklace Analyzes What Goes Down Your Throat

Sensors gauge food intake as you swallow<p>You’ve said it. I’ve said it. “I’ll just have one more bite.” Then, half a cheesecake later, we were both liars.<p>A new smart necklace aims to rid us of our eating sins by automatically guessing the portions and contents of our meals. The device is called …

Medical Technology

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that …

What is the future of food?

How do you make more food with less farmable land? It's a tricky problem with no one obvious solution. Eating bugs to growing meat in a lab -- the possibilities are equal parts fascinating and daunting.

The Big Future: What is the future of food?

What will we eat in the year 2100? In this week's <i>Big Future</i>, Arielle Duhaime-Ross takes a look at what we might eat in the future, and how we'll produce it. It's a tricky question, as new techniques and a changing climate combine to radically transform conventional agriculture. The result might …

End of chemotherapy within 20 years as pioneering DNA project launched

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Fossil Fuel Alternative? E. Coli Bacteria Tricked Into Making Propane

Fossil Fuels

This New Ceiling Fan Design Solves A Problem That All Ceiling Fans Have Had Since 1882

Big Ass Solutions, which started out in 1999 just making industrial ceiling fans, just announced that it will be selling a commercial and residential smart fan that learns from its environment to create optimal temperatures in a room.<p>"It was obvious to us that residential fans had not changed in …

Home Automation

A Radical Reimagining of the Good Old Food Label

Graduate students aren't your typical poster children for healthy eating. But for 10 weeks this spring, a New York University master's student, Sam Slover, meticulously logged and tracked his grocery store purchases.<p>It was all in the name of an innovation that could fundamentally shift how …

FDA

Real-time ECG from your fingertips

Smartphones and apps are commonplace, but they’re not just for our entertainment— they can be important tools to help manage healthcare. While there are many regulatory challenges with mass market medical smartphone applications, the benefits for patients can be enormous. Moreover, if simple, …

The “internet of things” may not always need an internet connection

The “internet of things” is one of those odd phrases that can mean many things and nothing at the same time. On one hand, it describes a future that is rapidly becoming the present, with all sorts of objects—from televisions and watches to cups and streetlights—able to connect to the internet. On …

Internet of Things

3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists

Futurists technologies could allow aircraft to heal itself, divide into smaller ones or knock out missiles with direct energy<p>3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim.<p>These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could then potentially be used as a …

Floating Ocean Greenhouses Bring Fresh Food Closer To Megacities

While living in Tokyo, Philipp Hutfless, an industrial designer from Germany, saw how much food the Japanese import from abroad. The industrialized nation just doesn’t have a lot of room for agriculture, neither in rural areas nor in cities.<p>His response was to develop Vereos, an idea for coastal …

This Startup Will Make You A Personalized Health Plan Based On Your Genes

A new startup is spending millions of dollars on a dashboard that lets doctors build health plans for patients based on their DNA.<p>When the FDA ordered 23andMe to stop giving customers medical information based on their DNA, they unintentionally opened a new market niche. The rapidly declining cost …

LED-lit indoor farm produces 10,000 lettuces a day

A newly opened indoor farm in Japan has been built with LEDs that emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth.<p>It's the work of plant …

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

A Pacemaker That Works Without Any Electronics--Just Biology

Researchers have figured out how to restart the natural metronome of a cardiac patient’s beating heart.<p>Pacemakers save lives, but as with any medical devices, there are risks, including infection and hacking from malicious outsiders (less likely, but still). Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart …

How Rooftop Farms Yield 20 Times More Produce Than Traditional Farms

As more and more people move to cities, the demand for access to fresher, more nutritious foods continues to rise. Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens builds greenhouses on urban rooftops. Inside the greenhouses, the company grows vegetables that don't have to make the long journey most food makes from …

Urban Agriculture

Google wants to define a healthy human with its new baseline genetic study

Google's got a big new project and it's you. Well, not just you, but a genetic and molecular study of humanity that aims to grasp at what a healthy human should be. It's in its early days, collecting anonymous data from 175 people, but it plans to expand to thousands later. The project is headed up …

This Electric Bicycle Could Be The Future Of Transportation

The bike wasn't just moving, it was <i>pushing</i>, adding extra propulsion to my own pedaling, giving me a boost with every revolution of the pedals. Faster than expected, I reached the end of a quiet block leaning into a corner. I took a straightaway for a few blocks and pushed 20 miles an hour without …

Electric Vehicles

Watch Out Google Glass, Smart Shoes Are On The Way

In India, you’ll be able to wear technology somewhere completely different: On your feet. Lechal is the world’s first interactive haptic feedback …

Google Glass

HealthTap Prime lets you video call a Doctor whatever the hour

Unless you're rich, run a hospital or have medical professionals in the family, it's not likely that you have instant access to a doctor whenever you need. That's why HealthTap is joining the growing field of telemedicine apps that, for a monthly fee, will let you video chat with specialists as and …

How Nasa saw space stations of the future in 1970

Once upon a time, on a planet called Earth, in a place called the USA, folks knew what space stations were suppose to look like.<p>If they weren't big …

A Simple Patch That Monitors Health And Dispenses Drugs

Forget your clunky wristband, this is a window into what’s coming with wearable health technology.<p>In the future, doctors will prescribe hardware and software as well as just drugs. They’ll monitor patients remotely using wearable devices, or ask people to track themselves using apps. As a result, …

Could Personalized Food Labels Help You Eat Better?

Nutrition is a dubious science, which varies per our personal make-up. So why do we share the same FDA label?<p>Nutrition is a slippery science, full of research that is constantly debunked by more research. We’re left largely confused, pondering whether “ vitamins are good for you” or “whether eating …

Nutrition