A Canadian startup has a new plan for making Elon Musk’s futuristic Hyperloop a reality
Hyperloop just started looking a whole lot cooler. The high-speed transportation system, a brainchild of Elon Musk, is all about speeding up the journey between major cities. Passenger pods would zip through a near-vacuum tube connecting, for example, Toronto and Montreal—a trip that could take as little as half an hour. In some new renderings of the concept, the...
Top Exponential Organizations :: Powered by Rokk3r Labs
This leaderboard ranks the world’s 100 most exponential organizations (ExO) like Airbnb, Github, and Uber by their Exponential Quotient (ExQ).
Machine Learning’s Next Trick Will Transform How Research Is Done
Though research is a slow moving and rigid process, one study shows that the rate of scientific study has exploded in the last 50 years. According to the paper, humanity’s... read more
Chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity
University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars and spacecraft.
Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure
"Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the "moonshot factory," as it's called, where his team seeks to solve the world's biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X's secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.
If Google built a tech-filled city from scratch, would you move there?
If Google's sibling company Sidewalk Labs built a city 'from the internet up', would you want to move there? Sidewalk CEO calls it "a compelling idea."
Elon Musk Says Tesla Vehicles Will Drive Themselves in Two Years
In Elon Musk’s world, “easy” is used to describe problems many might consider impossible—or at least very difficult to solve. Producing a fully autonomous vehicle that can opera...
Coming of Age in the Biotech Century | Raymond McCauley | TEDxBerlin
Raymond and his team are putting the world's most advanced biotechnology tools into the hands of schoolchildren and inventors. This biohacker revolution may ...
What is The Internet of Things?
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this video from Fw:Thinking, Jonathan Strickland takes us on a tour through a living room of the future to see how this "Internet of Things" will impact our daily lives.
Caleb Harper: This computer will grow your food in the future
What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper's "food computers" and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like.
Drones Have Reached a Tipping Point—Here’s What Happens Next
Unexpected convergent consequences...this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. This post (four of seven) is a look at drones. Future posts will look at... read more
Scaling Innovation: Government as a Platform with Mina Hsiang
WATCH NOW: Mina Hsiang, Health Data Advisor for The White House US Digital Service and Office of Science and Technology Policy explains how government as a platform can help to scale innovation. Day 2 of Exponential Medicine.
Thought-controlled exoskeleton could let paralyzed people walk - Futurity
A device the size of a matchstick implanted in the brain may help a group of paralyzed people walk using only their thoughts and a robotic exoskeleton.
Innovations In The Making | TMC News
Nestled inside the John Sealy Hospital at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), nurses and health care professionals are tinkering away. Safety goggles rest on shelves next to engineering manuals, Velcro, zip ties and multipurpose plastic coating. A……
Meet the Engineer Bringing Wearable Sensors and AI to Autism Therapy - Singularity HUB
Andrea Palmer: Mechanical Engineering & Entrepreneur Graduate Studies Program 2015 Graduate British Columbia, Canada We often cannot plan for the transformative moments in our lives. Though we try, these moments... read more