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3-year-old Maui boy receives 'Ironman'-like 3-D printed hand

The world of 3-D printing is ever-evolving and is changing lives in the process. A 3-year-old old Maui boy found that out first-hand -- literally.

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Graphene paints a corrosion-free future

05:00, Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials Credit: AlexanderAlUS/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0The surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries.

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Humans Could Be In The Middle Of A Huge Evolutionary Transition

undergoing a major evolutionary transition comparable to the shifts from prosimians to monkeys, monkeys to apes, and apes to humans, according to Mankind is Cadell Last , an evolutionary anthropology Ph.D. student and researcher at the Global Brain Institute . Human life expectancy has already increased from about 45 at the start of the 20th century to 80 today.

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Automation threatens job growth: B20 panel

Increasing levels of workplace automation are a threat to job growth, but advances in robotics and other technological changes should not be seen as negative, a B20 roundtable has warned. SEEK founder Andrew Basset highlighted the importance of automation when speaking on a panel at a Melbourne lunch yesterday.

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The Age of Sustainable Development

"The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. NOTE: Course will launch at noon on September 9, 2014. About the Course Course Syllabus Lecture 1: What is Sustainable Development?

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A New Concept for Shape-Shifting Architecture That Responds to Heat | Design | WIRED

With few exceptions, the buildings we occupy are rigid and stationary. This is generally a good thing. After all, no one wants an office tower toppling over with a big gust of wind. But what we gain in stability, we lose in flexibility and adaptability.

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The Electric Car Revolution

Gasoline cars have been mainstream for so long that many people don't realize electric cars used to be the norm. Gasoline cars replaced electric cars partly because the batteries of 100 years ago were limited and also because Henry Ford chose gas for the Model T.

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Debate: Is the robot rebellion inevitable?

This week, Google snapped up one of the world's leading artificial intelligence research teams. And since 2013, Google has been collaborating with NASA on a cutting-edge research partnership called the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab. The goal is to make computers smarter by teaching them everything from reasoning to language to

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China develops facial recognition payment system with near-perfect accuracy | ZDNet

Summary: With 99.8 percent accuracy, the system will be available to both individual customers and retailers by 2015. The Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) will launch a face recognition payment app next year, which is slated to land with near-perfect accuracy.

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Aubrey de Grey: The cost effectiveness of anti aging research

shopbrainy.com The way of the mind, The way of the earning. Aubrey de Grey: The cost effectiveness of anti aging research videos http://documentary.wordface.net/ You can watch from. For more information see: For additional Talks please visit: Dr. Aubrey deGrey - Prospects f.

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Automaker sees automated freeway travel within 2 years

Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives. The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous system for freeways will be an option on an unidentified new 2017 Cadillac model that goes on sale in the summer of 2016.

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Germany to Cut Transport Emissions as It Pushes Electric Cars

German Chancellor Angela Merkel 's government expects to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from transportation by a quarter by 2030 as it boosts the number of electric cars on the road. The administration expects emissions to drop 26 percent by 2030 from 1990 levels, it said in a reply to questions from the opposition Green Party.

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Ban on e-rickshaws in Delhi to continue, rules High Court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ruled that the ban on plying of e-rickshaws on the roads of the Capital will continue till the rules and regulations for them are framed by the Union Road Transport Ministry. A Division Bench comprising Justice B. D.

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GXV-T Agility Concept Video

One of the key goals of DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility. Vehicle agility involves the ability to autonomously avoid incoming threats, either by rapidly moving out of the way or reconfiguring the vehicle so incoming threats have a low probability of hitting and penetrating-all without injuring the occupants in the process.

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UCLA biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Reed Hutchinson/UCLA UCLA professor David Walker UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy sensor in cells; it gets activated when cellular energy levels are low.

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