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Astonishing robots
Posted: 9 August 2017

The field of robotics is fascinating - and undergoing astonishing growth, Here;s an amazing video of 10 of the most advanced robots around, from robo-snakes and spiders to a robot cheetah.

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Megabot in action
Posted: 9 August 2017

And here's the latest video of the Megabot in action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePINYZK4p5Y ...

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MindBullet logo TRANSFORMERS SMACKDOWN WOWS THE WORLD!
Lessons from Battling Bots are shaping industry
Dateline: 16 August 2018
Who would have believed even three years ago that wrestling matches between giant robots would become the world's most popular TV entertainment - and would explosively advance the development of industrial and commercial robots? Transformers Smackdown, the weekly televised bot-battle, has entranced virtually every nation on the planet. The sight of giant metal beasts fighting to the death ...
Are we over-selling technology?
Posted: 9 August 2017

It's very easy to get caught up in the hype of the technology tsunami. So, for a cooling shower (if not a cold one!) read this HBR article on whether consumers actually want all the tech that is being offered to them. Good, solid advice from someone who has walked the talk.

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Can sterile mosquitoes end the scourge of disease?
Posted: 18 July 2017

This is a really interesting experiment by Verily, one of the Google offshoots. The goal is to combat malaria and other mosquito-born diseases by releasing sterile males and thus ultimately reduce the mosquito population.The world is watching with great interest.

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20 million sterile mosquitoes to be released in California
18 July 2017
Twenty million sterile male mosquitoes are set to be released across two neighborhoods in Fresno Country, California. This will be the largest mosquito field study ever conducted in the US with an aim of curbing the population of the disease-carrying insect.
Windows that harvest solar power
Posted: 17 July 2017

Windows that harvest solar energy to create electricity? What an obvious idea! Yet it has taken until now for the first installation, in a bank building in the Netherlands...not exactly a country known for copious sunshine!
Imagine the impact in high-sunshine countries.
Then there are Elon Musk's solar-generating roof tiles - and the advent of solar paint is not far off, as our MindBullet ...

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These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First
17 July 2017
Trying to make large buildings energy-neutral, companies are taking advantage of building windows' surface area to harvest solar energy.
MindBullet logo SOLAR PAINT MAKES ITS DEBUT
Just paint that wall for instant solar fuel
Dateline: 23 June 2022
It's taken five years to come to fruition, but the magic of solar paint is finally something every building owner can benefit from. Why pay for costly 3D ...
The future of wearables
Posted: 17 July 2017

Interested in where the future of wearable technology is going? Follow this fascinating infographic from Futurism.

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Wearable Technology
17 July 2017
Technology enriches the human experience. With every new device, it becomes even more ingrained into who we are- our phones, our clothes, our bodies.
British police form a drone unit
Posted: 17 July 2017

Police departments have been experimenting with drones for some time now. But this is a step forward; three British police departments creating a formal drone unit.
Says a spokesman: 'Drones will aid officers as part of missing person searches; crime scene photography; responding to major road traffic collisions; coastal and woodland searches and to combat wildlife crime.'
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Police drone unit joins the beat in the UK
17 July 2017
Three police forces – Devon, Cornwall and Dorset? – have teamed up to create the UK's first dedicated drone unit that will provide 24/7 support to ...
MindBullet logo DRUG DRONES SWAMP BORDERS
Swarms of quadrotors overwhelm law enforcement with tons of cocaine worth billions of dollars
Dateline: 27 April 2017
More than 150 fast and high-flying aerial drones flew over the border from Mexico and crossed the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in the last 24 hours. Each ...
Creating a 'biological hard drive'
Posted: 13 July 2017

The idea of a 'biological hard drive' - using DNA to store data, seeing as though DNA already holds a staggering amount of data - has been around for a while. Now, thanks to the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing tool, scientists have created the first one.
Just think of the disruption potential! Could we be about to completely reinvent computing? ...

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CRISPR used to build a biological hard drive out of live bacteria
13 July 2017
There’s a mind-boggling amount of data naturally stored in the genome of every organism, with far better density and durability. Now a Harvard team has created a biological hard drive, using the CRISPR gene-editing tool to record information to (and retrieve it from) the genome of living bacteria.
Space mining moves a step closer
Posted: 13 July 2017

Space mining is just a dream, right? Well, this company plans to begin harvesting moon rocks by 2020 - just two-and-a-half years away. And they're not alone.

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Moon Express to begin commercially harvesting lunar rocks in 2020
13 July 2017
The private race to the moon just kicked up a notch with Moon Express revealing in detail its plan to begin commercially harvesting moon rocks by 2020. The company is set to become the first commercial presence on the moon sending back lunar samples & establishing a permanent lunar outpost.
Hyperloop becoming a reality
Posted: 13 July 2017

The concept of the Hyperloop - a transportation system that would float humans and cargo through special vacuum tubes is juts one of Elon Musk's crazy ideas.
Crazy, right? Perhaps not. One of the several teams working on the idea has just notched up what they call their "Kittyhawk moment".
To quote Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Hyperloop One. "By achieving full vacuum, ...

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Hyperloop One floats vehicle above track in first full-scale test
13 July 2017
Hyperloop One, just one of several startups trying to build Elon Musk's Hyperloop, has notched up an important milestone, today announcing it has successfully tested its full-scale system for the first time, which including levitating a test vehicle over a track for 5.3 seconds.
World's most valuable companies
Posted: 12 July 2017

Which are the 2017 most valuable companies in the world? Here's the list.

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Here are the 20 largest companies in the world by market cap
12 July 2017
Apple is still the world’s most valuable company, pulling ahead of Alphabet – ex-Google – in 2017, having temporarily been dethroned in early 2016.
Linking the human brain to the digital network
Posted: 12 July 2017

Elon Musk is not alone in wanting to link the human brain into the global digital network. DARPA, the US defence research institute, is backing no fewer than six projects into neural links. Watch this space!

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DARPA backs 6 brain-computer interface projects
12 July 2017
No longer a fringe sci-fi concept, we’re seeing big money being committed to the development of brain-computer interfaces. DARPA has now announced an investment of up to US$65 million across six projects as part of its new Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program.
Building a wearable MRI
Posted: 11 July 2017

What if we could see into another person's brain? Would the age of telepathy be upon us?
Perhaps that a little far-fetched, but this idea, of a wearable device that effectively acts as an MRI machine, could enable huge forward leaps in medical treatments. ...

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This Wearable MRI Device Could Help Us Read Minds
11 July 2017
A startup called Openwater that hopes "to create a wearable to enable us to see the inner workings of the body and brain at high resolution."
Is this a Blockchain breakthrough?
Posted: 11 July 2017

Here at FutureWorld we have been excited about the Blockchain for some time now, and see its potential in virtually every sphere of commerce, and indeed, society. But fragmentation is hindering the development of this technology. Now, it seems, that might soon all be changing.

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In the Age of Blockchain, Crypto Has a Major Problem
11 July 2017
Problems of fragmentation and liquidity currently plague cryptocurrency markets. However, an innovative platform could eliminate these issues.
The end of fake goods?
Posted: 10 July 2017

A world without counterfeit goods? Yes, it is possible thanks to this graphene breakthrough.

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A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology
10 July 2017
Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives.
MindBullet logo GOODBYE SILICON, HELLO CARBON
New forms of carbon are grabbing the technology spotlight
Dateline: 27 March 2017
Once, the center of hi-tech development was called Silicon Valley. But silicon is rapidly becoming a thing of the past as carbon emerges as the new ...
Solar costs plummet
Posted: 10 July 2017

The solar revolution is exponential and simply unstoppable. Just look how costs are plummeting!

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Solar Costs Are Hitting Jaw-Dropping Lows in Every Region of the World
10 July 2017
How low can you go? Mind-blowingly low 65-cents-per-watt solar system pricing emerges in India.
Robotic bartender!
Posted: 7 July 2017

Feel like a drink? Just ask the robo bartender!

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Critical technologies that are reshaping business
Posted: 7 July 2017

We've been singing this song for some time now...and we think Blockchain will rapidly move into the top list. What are you doing in your business to (a) understand and (b) embrace these technologies? FutureWorld can help!

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These Technologies Are Critical to Today’s Businesses, According to Survey
7 July 2017
A survey has identified artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things as the two biggest technologies in business today.
Reinventing the toothbrush
Posted: 7 July 2017 1 Comment

Some things will never change, like the toothbrush, right? I mean, you can make it electric, or battery powered, but that's as good as it gets...right? Wrong! Innovation is everywhere, and no business, nor any product or service, is 'safe' - just look at the latest Kickstarter project, for an entirely new, and apparently massively more efficient toothbrush.

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Amabrush promises an all-teeth clean in 10 seconds
7 July 2017
Regular tooth-brushing is more work than some people are willing to do. If you're one such person, then you may prefer the Amabrush – it reportedly cleans your teeth in just 10 seconds, with a motor doing all the work.
India shuts down 37 coal mines
Posted: 28 June 2017

In January, China announced it was closing down 103 coal plants as the price of renewables continues to tumble. And now, India has announced it is shutting down 37 coal mines for the same reason.
In May, India's solar company was able to sell power generated by solar at 2.44 rupees per kWh. Power produced from coal-powered plants is selling at 3.20 rupees per kWh. There's no contest!
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World's Biggest Coal Company Closes 37 Mines as Solar Prices Plummet
28 June 2017
India's energy market is undergoing a rapid transformation away from fossil fuels.

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