SXSW Day 4 From Serious Wonder

SXSW (South-by-Southwest) is Austin’s annual festival of panels, expos and keynote presentations oriented around Music, Film and Interactive technology. This year promises some very exciting debuts and startups, which will have a profound impact on how society is shaped and the new directions that technology is currently pushing us towards. Here are some highlights of the…

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SXSW Day 3 From Serious Wonder

SXSW (South-by-Southwest) is Austin’s annual festival of panels, expos and keynote presentations oriented around Music, Film and Interactive technology. This year promises some very exciting debuts and startups, which will have a profound impact on how society is shaped and the new directions that technology is currently pushing us towards. 11:00 Today’s first panel was a discussion…

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SXSW Day 2 From Serious Wonder

SXSW (South-by-Southwest) is Austin’s annual festival of panels, expos and keynote presentations oriented around Music, Film and Interactive technology. This year promises some very exciting debuts and startups, which will have a profound impact on how society is shaped and the new directions that technology is currently pushing us towards. 12:30 The Quantified Artist: Biometric Augmented Reality…

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Streamlined Stem Cell Production

Japanese scientists have found that stem cell production is as easy as dipping blood cells into acid. STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) is a cell reprogramming method that has successfully reverted blood cells in mice back into stem cells with only a low pH shock of acid. The discovery was published in January’s issue of Nature…

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When dying becomes harder

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1449635962″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QXNwl9dTL._SL160_.jpg” width=”125″] We are headed towards a world where upon conceiving, parents will go to the doctor to ensure that the unborn child develops in such a way, that it is born without any congenital conditions, weaknesses or allergies. We are headed towards a world where no child will be born…

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Outing Time Travelers on Social Media

Time travelers on social media beware: you may slip up and post information well ahead of its time. One research study out of Michigan Technological University has sought to uncover undercover travelers who exist among us in our digital present. The study was conducted by physics professor Robert Nemiroff and graduate student Teresa Wilson. Their…

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