Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Lunar Agriculture

Lunar Agriculture



"China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe hit headlines earlier this month after it successfully landed on the far side of the moon in a world first ... Now seeds carried by the lunar lander have sprouted, marking the first instance of biological matter growing on the moon."


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/15/china-change-4-lunar-probe-sprouts-cotton-seed-on-moon-in-world-first.html

Monday, 24 December 2018

Acoustic Levitation

Acoustic Levitation

Scientists have successfully used sound waves to levitate and .. and manipulate multiple objects simultaneously for the first time using the system to "sew" a thread into a piece of fabric:

https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/scientists-use-sound-waves-to-sew-a-thread-into-fabric/articleshow/67228834.cms


Monday, 26 November 2018

Genetically-modified humans

Genetically-modified humans


With advances in science, the day is dawning when we have genetically-modified humans:


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-26/genetically-modified-babies-were-inevitable-as-dna-tech-advanced?srnd=technology-vp


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

New ways of consuming digital content

New ways of consuming digital content


With attention spans getting shorter in the digital economy, content publishers are producing short-form version of web series, videos and even using messaging apps to publish bite-size content from books/ebooks:


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/30/youve-never-seen-anything-like-my-new-book-james-patterson-says.html

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Human Augmentation

Human Augmentation


Implanting microchips, and more, in humans:


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-19/biohackers-are-implanting-everything-from-magnets-to-sex-toys?srnd=technology-vp

Moonlight

Moonlight

City lighting by illuminating satellites: China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas:


https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/china-to-launch-its-own-moon-by-2020/articleshow/66283395.cms

Monday, 15 October 2018

Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame


Scientists at California Institute of Technology are said to have developed a camera that can capture 10 trillion frames per second, which can help in further research on interactions between light and matter:


Thursday, 27 September 2018

Product personalization

Product personalization


In the digital economy, new technology, such as AI, allows for much more digital personalization (see: Digital Personalisation: The Holy Grail of AI), it is now allowing for more product personalization whereby products can become much more personalized to your needs:


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/27/cramer-this-years-investable-theme-is-product-personalization.html