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Obayashi Corporation 3D printed curved bridge first of its kind in Japan

"As 3D printing technology advances, its benefits are being recognized by a wide range of different industries, from aerospace to healthcare. Construction is another sector that is increasingly taking up the 3D printing mantle. Progress is being made all over the world, and a recent development by Obayashi Corporation could soon make the technology an acceptable solution in the fields of architecture and civil engineering in Japan. The company has developed the country's first 3D printing process for producing concrete structures..."

#future = #REALnews #tech #innovation #science #design #3dprinting #economy #engineering #revolution #singularity #robots #manufacturing #ubi #universalbasicincome #basicincome #jobs #automation
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20171022-obayashi-corporations-3d-printed-curved-bridge-first-of-its-kind-in-japan.html

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A sneak peak at radical future user interfaces for phones, computers, and VR

"Grabity: a wearable haptic interface for simulating weight and grasping in VR (credit: UIST 2017)

Drawing in air, touchless control of virtual objects, and a modular mobile phone with snap-in sections (for lending to friends, family members, or even strangers) are among the innovative user-interface concepts to be introduced at the 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2017) on October 22–25 in Quebec City, Canada.

Here are three concepts to be presented, developed by researchers at Dartmouth College’s human computer interface lab..."

#future = #REALnews #tech #innovation #design #sustainability #science #engineering #singularity #progress #vr #virtualreality #ar #augmentedreality #mr #mixedreality #metaverse
http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-sneak-peak-at-radical-future-user-interfaces-for-phones-computers-and-vr

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A prototype device uses a small projector, a depth sensor, and a computer to project multi-touch displays onto any surface.

"Do you have a lamp with a standard-size lightbulb socket? If so, you’ve already got one piece of the required gear for turning your desk—or fridge, wall, or pretty much any other surface—into an augmented-reality display that you can interact with much as you do with the screen of a smartphone.

That’s the premise behind a project from researchers in the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University. Called Desktopography, it uses a small projector, a depth sensor, and a computer to project images onto surfaces; the projections can move around to stay out of the way of objects that are also on the surface. It screws into a lightbulb socket, and the latest prototype uses the lamp for power, says Robert Xiao, a graduate student who leads the project..."

#future = #REALnews #tech #innovation #design #sustainability #science #engineering #singularity #progress #vr #virtualreality #ar #augmentedreality #mr #mixedreality #metaverse

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608198/augmented-reality-on-your-desk-all-you-need-is-a-lightbulb-socket/?utm_campaign=Owned+Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Owned+Social

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India Just Broke a World Record With Its New Solar Farm

"India is now home to a 10 square kilometer (over 6 square miles), 648 MW solar farm, the largest in the entire world.

The country has one of the fastest growing economies and is getting increasing amounts of energy from renewable sources.

China may be the largest producer of solar energy in the world, but neighboring India is no less ambitious when it comes to renewable energy. Expected to become the world’s third-biggest solar market after China and the USA, it is putting its money where its mouth is. A case in point: the country has just put the world’s largest solar power plant into service..."

#future = #REALnews #clean #green #sustainability #energy #tech #innovation #progress #science #design #engineering #revolution #environment #solar #climatechange #ClimateAction #renewableenergy #renewables #economy

https://futurism.com/india-just-broke-a-world-record-with-its-new-solar-farm/

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Blockchain and the Web Are Coming Together, Says Berners-Lee

"Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a famous computer scientist and academic who invented the World Wide Web in 1989—so when he talks about new technologies it’s worth paying attention.

Today, one of the topics on his mind is blockchain, a revolutionary way of creating permanent, tamper-proof records across a disparate network of computers.

Blockchain is most famously associated with the digital currency bitcoin but the technology is increasingly being used for record keeping by banks and retailers. It will also come to be used by more ordinary citizens in the near future, says Berners-Lee..."

#future = #REALnews #tech #innovation #science #design #singularity #engineering #robots #automation #AI #artificialintelligence #economy #finance #universalbasicincome #basicincome #money #UBI #blockchain #fintech #ethereum #bitcoin #eth #btc

http://fortune.com/2017/10/17/blockchain-berners-lee/

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New York City is hiring a futurist to forecast innovation

"New York City is getting serious about prepping its five boroughs for a high-tech future. The city announced on Thursday a program called NYCx to help the city better prepare for and shape the future.

NYCx will focus on coming innovations such as 5G connectivity, self-driving cars or artificial intelligence, and how they can make the city equitable and sustainable. NYCx will do this through moonshot challenges, which encourage entrepreneurs to tackle the city's biggest problems. Anyone can apply.

In an unlikely move for a city, New York is also hiring a senior futurist to gather insights on possible cultural, economic and environmental changes ahead. Futurists say that good forecasting can save cities billion of dollars by making prescient policies and decisions that can have an impact for 40 or 50 years..."

#future = #REALnews #clean #green #sustainability #energy #tech #innovation #progress #science #design #engineering #revolution #environment #solar #climatechange #ClimateAction #renewableenergy #renewables #economy #robots #automation #singularity #smartcities

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/20/technology/future/nycx-futurism/index.html?utm_content=buffer24c09&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook-su&utm_campaign=buffer

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VR Surgical Training Platform Osso Wins US Dept. Of Education’s EdSim Prize

It was just under a year ago now that we reported that the US Department of Educationwas getting involved with VR and AR tech with the launch of its EdSim Challenge. The competition was designed to seek out new educational systems that could one day change the way we learn. This week, a winner has been selected.

Surgical training platform Osso VR has walked away with the first-place prize...Osso offers realistic training in VR. Using motion controllers such as the Oculus Touch, users are walked through complex procedures that they might have to one day perform in real life..."

#future = #REALnews #tech #innovation #design #sustainability #science #engineering #singularity #progress #vr #virtualreality #ar #augmentedreality #mr #mixedreality #metaverse #health #medicine #medtech #biotech #education
https://uploadvr.com/vr-surgical-training-platform-osso-wins-us-dept-educations-edsim-prize/

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VR Medical Imaging Firm EchoPixel Secures Funding

"The use of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare is a growing, seeing use in areas such as training, patient entertainment, pain management and, of course, medical imaging. The latter is the area that EchoPixel have made several breakthroughs in, and the company has now secured Series A funding.

“With its promise to make medical images more accessible to more clinicians and transform the ways doctors work and patients understand their unique anatomy, EchoPixel’s True 3D has generated excitement in the medical community,” said Sergio Aguirre, founder and Chief Executive Officer of EchoPixel..."

#future = #REALnews #tech #innovation #design #sustainability #science #engineering #singularity #progress #vr #virtualreality #ar #augmentedreality #mr #mixedreality #metaverse #health #medicine #medtech #biotech
https://www.vrfocus.com/2017/10/vr-medical-imaging-firm-echopixel-secures-funding/

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Better 24/7 all-conditions vision for self driving cars

"Startup AdaSky is creating a far infrared thermal camera called Viper for self driving cars. Viper is a breakthrough, complete-sensing solution to enable 24/7 driving, combining a far infrared thermal camera with advanced machine vision algorithms that lets autonomous vehicles see and understand the road in any lighting or weather condition..."

#future = #REALnews #selfdrivingcars #autonomousvehicles #robots #tech #innovation #science #design #singularity #engineering #automation #AI #artificialintelligence #cars #sustainability #climatechange #electriccars #electricvehicles #evs
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/10/better-24-by-7-all-conditions-vision-for-self-driving-cars.html/
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