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How Blockchain Will Shape the Future of Social Networks

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“If you’re not paying for the product, then you’re the product...” – The saying may be well-versed in the world of social networks, however many users aren’t aware of the true pri…

Robotics – Softies mit Zukunft

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Zu schwerfällig, zu unflexibel sind heutige Roboter, um sensibel mit Mensch und Umwelt umzugehen. Nun greifen Forscher zu radikal neuen Materialien und Konzepten. Ihr Ziel: den Ro…

China baut ebenfalls Ökostadt

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Masdar ist eines der berühmtesten Stadtbauprojekte weltweit. Nun hat das Architekturbüro Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (Chicago) Pläne für eine sich selbstversorgende Ök…

Wohnen der Zukunft – das Falthaus

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Ein Haus, das sich aus einer Kiste entfaltet, tönt nach Science-Fiction. Doch bei der Firma Ten Fold kann ein solches Gebäude schon heute bestellt werden. Das Grundkonzept bietet …

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing

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New approach yields long-lasting configurations that could provide long-sought “qubit” material.

Turning to Chemistry for New 'Computing' Concepts

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As the complexity and volume of global digital data grows, so too does the need for more capable and compact means of processing and storing data.

The Economics of an Electrified Autonomous Future

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Would Autonomous Electric Vehicles Eliminate Transportation Externalities? After one of the many fun and inspiring lunch conversations here at the Energy Institute, I realized tha…

New report predicts how we will live in 2050

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The global population is tipped to surge 24 per cent by 2050, from 7.5 billion to 9.8 billion. According to IKEA's latest sustainability report, People and Planet Positive 2017, t…

What's driving the future of parking garage design?

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The efforts that go into designing a parking garage will likely never be acknowledged in the same way as the work that's done to bring a sparkling skyscraper out of the ground. 

Transitioning Building Design to a Future of Compact, Driverless Cars

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As soon as 2030, the trend toward fewer and smaller cars will mean a reduced need for wide roads and parking, reshaping cities and how people interact.

Forscher entwickeln ein Modell der menschlichen Psyche

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Bei jeder Entscheidung laufen unbewusste und bewusste Prozesse im Gehirn ab. Forscher haben eine Theorie der Psyche entwickelt und diese in einem mathematischen Modell umgesetzt.

The Future Computer Chips In Your Head

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Over the past twenty years, neuroscientists have been quietly building a revolutionary technology called BrainGate that wirelessly connects the human mind to computers and it just…

The smart farming revolution - how technology will change farmers' lives

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Another agricultural transformation is about to unfold and it will be driven by data, drones and automated machinery.

How Materials Science Will Determine the Future of Human Civilization

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If Moore’s law continues, electronic devices will consume more than half the world’s energy budget within 20 years. To prevent that, we need a fundamentally new material.

QLED Not OLED Is The Future Of TV Technology

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A leading international AV consultancy has reported that the future of TV is stacked heavily in favor of Quantum Dot LED (QLED) rather than OLED technology, due to LG simply not b…

Apple exploring combination of quantum dot and OLED technologies for future iPhone displays

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Future Apple devices could merge the enhanced power efficiency of quantum dot LED and speed of response of OLED screens in one unit, offering the best of both worlds in terms of b…

Big Data Analaytics: Wettlauf um die Rettung der Antibiotika

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Künstliche Intelligenz und maschinelles Lernen könnten Forschern weltweit bei der Entwicklung neuer Antibiotika helfen. Big Data und maschinelles Lernen sind unverzichtbar, um uns…

Here's what will happen when 30 billion devices are connected to the internet

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Scientists have started shrinking sensors from millimeters or microns in size to the nanometer scale, small enough to circulate within living bodies and to mix directly into const…

Wie funktionieren die Hörgeräte in Zukunft?

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Trotz großer technischer Fortschritte in der Vergangenheit, sind Hörgeräte heute noch nicht in der Lage das menschliche Hörvermögen vollständig zu ersetzen. Es gibt verschiedene A…

The past, present and future of digital imaging

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Smartphones have changed the way we interact with photos, and soon there will be cameras everywhere.