Future Fiction: Uploaded Transmission (Part 1)

“It felt like I was falling into an abyss,” said Jaren Summers. “No stars; no planets; nothingness. A void etched into the very fabric of my mind. What’s worse…was the silence.” The crew psychologist, Dr. Harry Boyd, stared for a moment, trying to determine the best approach to a very delicate situation. “You’d fallen into…

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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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Combating Climate Change With Polar Umbrella Skyscrapers

As the polar ice caps reduce in size due to anthropogenic climate change, new and innovative ways to combat environmental degradation are developing, embracing a future of positive change. Winning last year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition, the Polar Umbrella Buoyant Skyscraper is a design that’ll not only change the way we see architectural infrastructure, but will also…

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This Should Be The New Apple iWatch

Designer Kwan Yoo has created a brilliant futuristic smart watch concept called Watch-ME.  Apple iWatch rumors have been a hot topic in the wearable tech community. Designers and futurists are predicting that the iWatch could include solar-charging technology, a fully flexible plastic OLED screen, or curved Gorilla Glass. A truly innovative iWatch could be the next big…

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Particle Fever Review

I was recently sent an advance screener for a new film called Particle Fever. The film is based on the years leading up to the first test of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory. The LHC is the biggest machine ever built by human beings. LHC is made of multiple experiments in…

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Cycling Safer with the Smart Suit

As an obsessive biker, in the warmer seasons that is, and as an unlucky casualty of a bike-against-car accident, visibility and safety are paramount to me. “Casualty” may be severe, but after weeks in bed while recovering, I acknowledged that a more startling appearance (although I was wearing a bright orange jacket) may have saved…

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