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Welcome To The Age Of 4D Printers

Welcome to Future World where the weird is commonplace! To wit: engineers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science have created a 4D printer. That doesn’t mean the printer outputs objects into the space-time continuum. Instead, it means they are building objects that can change …

Futureworld

The Final Frontier: SUVs Go Ultra-Luxe - The Big Picture

"We will solve the problem that you cannot spend more than $160,000 on an SUV," deadpanned Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer about the company's forthcoming Bentayga off-roader. Dürheimer was only half-joking: It appears there are indeed enough people in the world willing to spend four times or more …

Range Rover

Truly confident people do these twelve things differently

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Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.

When …

University of Melbourne

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Five years ago, BP's out-of-control oil well deep in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. Eleven workers were killed on the Deepwater Horizon rig. But it was more than a deadly accident — the blast unleashed the nation's worst offshore environmental catastrophe.

In the spring and summer of 2010, oil gushed …

Oil Spills

Chevrolet FNR is a sharp vision of the future in Shanghai

The Shanghai Motor Show is about more than just displaying the latest extended-wheelbase luxury sedans to the Chinese populace. Chevrolet is taking advantage of the event to debut its vision of the future of motoring with the FNR concept, and the capsule looks like it could be fresh from off the …

Chevrolet

Chevrolet FNR Autonomous Concept Looks Too Good to Be Self-Driving

Look at this crazy thing. It’s perfect. It’s like a sports car escaped from the Blade Runner prop room and came to life. It’s the world’s angriest roller skate. It’s the future we all dreamed about when we were 10, where the cars on the street look like wacky Hot Wheels concepts. It’s the Chevrolet …

Chevrolet

American teachers, more demoralized than ever, are quitting in droves

A slew of policies and technologies promising to dramatically revolutionize teaching and education over the past decade has not only failed to produce desired results, it has also led to a decline in teacher morale, with large numbers leaving the profession.

A recent report for the Alliance for …

Education

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MagMaker / April 10, 2015

Sharing magazines to your social networks is a great exercise in promotion, but if you want an attention-grabbing visual—a preview that pops—embed your magazine on your Website.

The easiest way to get started is to visit your magazine on the Web.

Hover you mouse over “Share” …

Personalized News
Microsoft Windows

Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.

There's a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house—and if you're a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …

IKEA

Max Headroom: the definitive history of the 1980s digital icon | The Verge

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The definitive oral history of 1980s digital icon Max Headroom

By Bryan Bishop

On Thursday, April 4th, 1985, a blast of dystopian satire hit the UK airwaves. Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future was a snarky take on media and corporate greed, told through the eyes of investigative …

TV

2025 tech predictions both thrilling and scary

SAN FRANCISCO – What does 2025 look like from a tech point of view?

We humans will be walking, running, sleeping data streams pumping out constantly updated metrics that will be both safeguarded and valuable.

We'll do our jobs with the assistance of artificial intelligence to achieve better results …

Predictions

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True In 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the most futuristic breakthroughs and developments of the past year. This year's crop features a …

Predictions

Bitcoin is the world’s most dangerous idea

A symbol for ‘nothing’ doesn’t seem to mean very much, but the biography of the number ‘zero’ shows what a dangerous idea it has been since its very first creation. The Sumerians of ancient Babylon invented it about 5,000 years ago, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church …

Corporations

Announcing the MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative

As Bitcoin continues to gain momentum and capture the interest of entrepreneurs, hackers, businesses, policymakers, and academics, we have decided to …

MIT

The Lost City of Z

In the summer of 1996, rains flooded the Amazon, rendering it virtually impenetrable. Bridges were swept away, and, amid vast stretches of mud, small …

Brazil Travel

Guy Walks Into a Bar

So a guy walks into a bar one day and he can’t believe his eyes. There, in the corner, there’s this one-foot-tall man, in a little tuxedo, playing a …

Pianist

Do our genes tell us how to vote? Study of twins says they might

The citizens came in two by two. D.C.Atty, CC BYAs a society we believe that our political allegiance depends on which party best marries up with our …

Genetics

The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.

To avoid getting something you’ll only throw away in a few months, we’ve rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

Europe Travel

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.

The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Scientific Research

The Rolling Robot From The Star Wars Trailer Actually Exists And It’s Awesome

Remember that incredibly neat soccer-ball lookin’ robot from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? The fans started debating about it pretty much immediately, as they tend to do. How the hell did it work? It had to be CGI, right?

NOPE!

Its name is BB-8, and it’s totally real.

Well, “real” in the …

Star Wars

What The Future of Work Will Look Like: Exploring Various Scenarios with PwC

Toni Cusumano is the Principal and Technology Sector Human Capital Leader at PwC, and she and her team have been spending a lot of time exploring what the future of work is going to look like. They have created three scenarios or "worlds" that might play out: the orange world where companies break …

The Future

Teaching Robots To Be Moral

Teaching Robots To Be MoralA scene from “Chappie.” PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY COLUMBIA PICTURES/EVERETT“Chappie,” the highest-grossing movie in America last …

Robots

By 2017 Georgetown, TX Will Run Entirely On Renewable Energy

Georgetown, Texas, probably isn’t the first place people think of when they think of clean, green energy. As the seat of Williamson County–one of …

Energy

Do You Have Your Priorities Right? Try This Simple Test to Find Out

DECISION-MAKING

To learn what's really important, you need a whole-life perspective. Here's how to get it.

Are you struggling to balance competing priorities and deadlines? Here's an exercise that may help: Ask yourself how much you'll care about a task or issue when you're 95.

At GrowCo last week, I …

Exercise

65-Year-Old Expectant Mother of Quadruplets: 'I'm Not Afraid'

Annegret Raunigk, the 65-year-old German woman with 13 children who's five months pregnant with quadruplets, said in a TV interview Monday that she's "healthy and fit" and expects to raise her babies to adulthood — when she'd be in her 80s.

Raunigk, a Russian and English elementary school teacher …

Pregnancy

The Chinese company accused of stealing Apple's designs has a massive problem with counterfeiting

Xiaomi has a major problem with counterfeits.

The red-hot Chinese electronics startup, which has been criticised by many because of the similarities some of its products bear to Apple's, is now claiming counterfeits and fakes are seriously hurting its bottom line, Bloomberg reports.

At a news …

Asia

Is Kefir the Next Superfood? Introducing the Healthy Snack of Your Future

Once upon a time, I was a slender seventeen-year-old who decided to spend a year in a seaside Crimean town on a student exchange. Given the local emphasis on nonprocessed food, I planned on maintaining my relatively healthy diet from the States—and suspected that maybe it would even improve. But …

Food

Short people more likely to develop coronary heart disease

The risk of developing coronary heart disease increase 13 per cent for every 2.5 inches smaller a person is, the University of Leicester has found

Short people are more likely to develop coronary heart disease with the risk increasing by 13 per cent for every 2.5 inches smaller they are, the …

Coronary Heart Disease

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

Face shape, body ratio, hair colour and smell are all linked to attraction

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.

But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are …

Life Sciences