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Ten 3D printed houses show up in china

This isn't the work of Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis at the University of Southern California, it is the work of WinSun in China. There seems to be one huge difference between the two design philosophies. Winsun seems to be creating modular houses to be printed in a central location then moved and assembled. The concept Khoshnevis is using, brings the printer to the location and prints the house there, allowing for larger structures to be built more economically.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140401-10-completely-3d-printed-houses-appears-in-shanghai-built-in-a-day.html
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Building 'smart' cell-based therapies

"The project addressed a key gap in the synthetic biology toolbox," says Joshua Leonard, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering in Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. "There was no way to engineer cells in a manner that allowed them to sense key pieces of information about their environment, which could indicate whether the engineered cell is in healthy tissue or sitting next to a tumor."

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-smart-cell-based-therapies.html
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Lol. Sorry, just my inquisitiveness.
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We have two trend lines, that will very soon cross over one another. The cost of energy being generated via fossil fuel, which are rising, and will continue to rise as the resources begin becoming scarcer, and the cost of renewables which are falling. Am I the only one that thinks that rising electric prices are a good thing?
The average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity hit a March record of 13.5 cents, according data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was up about 5.5 percent from 12.8
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"Natural gas prices could be going up 40 percent as early as April 1st. Enbridge has applied to Ontario’s regulator to increase rates. Just to put this in perspective — natural gas rates have double in price in the last 10 years. So when it comes to heating your home, what are some ways to save money?" .. http://www.chch.com/natural-gas-price-hike/
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Making Music by waving your hands ....
If you thought Michael Jackson was the only musician to believe in the magical power of a glove, think again. Imogen Heap has "joined forces with the
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I and many others have been doing this for decades with an interface called a music keyboard.  But making the band obsolete?  That's been the case for solo synth musicians for decades, but whoever believes that'll become a generality is clueless.
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Funny and scary, from an "unless something changes perspective"
WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United S...
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I thought that was their plan the whole time.
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Zero-energy-consumption magneto-optical storage for next-generation flexible plastic computers

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a method of converting magnetic data into optical data for free, without external electricity. This is a very big step towards flexible, cheap, throwaway plastic computers, which are gaining in popularity due to society’s recent shift towards mobile computing and “quantified self” activity monitors.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/180785-zero-energy-consumption-magneto-optical-storage-for-next-generation-flexible-plastic-computers
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The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future

Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has predicted that we will reach a technological singularity by 2029, a date that is ironically on the hundredth anniversary of the greatest stock market collapse in human history.

But where the 1929 crash catapulted us backwards into a more primitive form of human chaos, the singularity promises to catapult us forward into a future form of human enlightenment.

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/04/the-singularity-and-our-collision-path-with-the-future/
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+Justen Robertson Lol.  I see your point.  I just don't think we'll find a way to be free of our overlords that easily.  I expect we'll also unwittingly bugger crucial personality traits, too.

I'd prefer to see genetic manipulation limited to improving things like longevity, general health, strength, and intelligence.  But even that's problematic if not equally available to everyone.

My personal theory is that different personality types (including psychopaths) are crucial and come into play in different extreme circumstances, and are essential to our long term survival.  Even if they plague us in "normal" times.
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It seems people are beginning to realize, utility scale power generation is doomed for residential structures(2). Pretty soon you are going to have people realize, the main economic reason why the utilities do not have any future is the grid itself. When the cost of transporting power is roughly the same as the cost of the energy being transported, game over (2).

see also Bernstein Report (12 pgs)
1) http://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bernstein-solar.pdf
2) http://www.hephaestusproject.com/blog/2012/07/16/the-large-scale-renewable-energy-industry-is-living-on-borrowed-time/
Originally published on Renew Economy.  Can electricity generation companies live off two hours of demand a day? And what if utilities actually tried to slow down the rollout of rooftop solar? If these are questions energy utilities are asking themselves in the current market environment, they may not like investment bank Bernstein’s answers. Following on from our
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Xcel energy here in Colorado is fighting rooftop solar hard, while claiming to be big proponents of it.  They have a massive ad campaign right now saying that they want to do solar right, and by right they mean: we generate it you pay for it.  

In the video below they talk about how they have the most renewable energy, but they are required to by law:  http://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_Renewable_Energy_Requirement,_Initiative_37_(2004) 

 http://youtu.be/O5nwKAYwanA 
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This is really great news.
Scientists for the first time have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos, and then derived tissue from those embryos that perfectly matched the DNA of the donors.
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It seems that the WIntel alliance is slightly cracked. Intel is betting the future of tablets is, get this, Android.
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I hear that Intel has put a lot of work into Android and that it's bootable from grub.

But where are the Android distros that you can just download and install on your laptop then? Intel needs to get it out there into the hands of enthusiasts, so they can work out what is actually going to make it useful, otherwise we're just going to get dumbed down appliances that are controlled by the man and only represent the interests of misguided mfgrs and whatnot.
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Classically trained Engineer and Programmer. Involved in open source, software, and hardware. Current interests: 3d printing and nanotechnology, predicting the future of technology, and low cost power production in 3rd world nations using material at hand. 

A simple addendum or thought - Recently I have noticed, there is an accelerating rate of change in science and technology, that seems to be just outside of peoples range of perception. Perhaps they are ignoring it because they do not understand it, or maybe they are paying to much attention to Snooki and the like to even notice. 

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  • State University of New York at Farmingdale