It’s Official. Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission.

Humanity has been fascinated by Mars since long before we stepped foot on the Moon. Our planetary neighbor has been the subject of innumerable works of sci-fi and inspired countless dreams of adventure and exploration. Now, after decades of determination, research, and scientific breakthroughs, … Continued

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine: One Rotation ‘Can Power the Average UK Home for a Day’

Vattenfall deployed the first of two Vestas 8.8-megawatt wind turbines at its European testing center. Swedish energy giant Vattenfall announced Tuesday that it successfully installed an 8.8-megawatt capacity offshore wind turbine from Vestas at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Center (EOWDC) off … Continued

Infinite Solar Power Technology Could Completely Change Our Future

Last 2016, solar power saw a resurgence — from cheaper solar panels to innovative roofing for houses and cars, to solar powered roads, and even to powering an entire island. It seems we have entered a new age in solar energy. Well, it doesn’t end there. In the … Continued

The Ocean Cleanup Project: What It Is and What You Can Do

In 2016 the futures foundation re-posted an article about efforts being made to clean up the world’s oceans (https://futuresfoundation.org.au/worlds-first-ocean-cleaning-system-will-deployed-2016/ ).  We have recently been contacted by a US based not for profit organisation doing much more in this space than we … Continued

Submission to Victorian Government inquiry into careers education

10 March 2018 The Economic, Education and Skills Committee, Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian Schools   Dear Members of the Inquiry Panel Our reading of submissions already made to this inquiry suggests they fall into two broad groups: … Continued

The Circular Economy: An innovative perspective

The Warren Centre has published a new report, The Circular Economy: Global Trends and Future Challenges, investigating how improvements to supply chains could vastly reduce financial and environmental waste. The term “circular economy” refers to a system where resources are … Continued

Australia: Uncaptured innovation capability

The nation’s strong agricultural and mining sectors laid the foundations for 26 years of continuous economic growth, but without undertaking significant risks in innovation, this growth would not have occurred. The Brookings Institute examines why it is difficult to measure … Continued

Why Ford is Working with Autonomic to Create a Platform That Can Power Future Cities

As we adapt our cities for the next 100 years, it’s important and thrilling to remind ourselves that this is a rare moment in technology where an innovation can be designed to build community. If we play our cards right, … Continued

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True In 2017

The trouble with the future is that it never seems to arrive. That’s why we call it the future. We consequently have this bad habit of taking the present, and all the wondrous and horrific things it has to offer, … Continued

When toys meet virtual reality

Colouring books and crayons often have a hard time competing against smartphone games and YouTube videos, especially as children come into contact with mobile devices from a very early age. Researchers at the Game Technology Center have combined the advantages … Continued

Creating Artificial Life

An article under the heading “Life is a six-letter word” the 2 December 2017 edition of the Economist reports on research by Dr Floyd Romseberg and his colleagues in which they have created two chemical bases which they have proven … Continued

Sophia the robot is now a citizen of Saudi Arabia

Sophia the robot’s recognition as a Saudi citizen made international headlines — and sparked an outcry against a country with a shoddy human rights record that has been accused of making women second-class citizens. Until recently, the most famous thing … Continued

Researchers Have Started a Trial to Refreeze the Arctic

A spin-off of an ambitious idea to refreeze the Arctic using machines is about to get a trial run in Switzerland where a team of researchers plan to add ice to a glacier in the Alps using snow machines. One … Continued

Researchers Have Linked a Human Brain to the Internet for the First Time Ever

A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering. According to a release published on Medical Express, for the first time ever, researchers have devised a way of … Continued

How Apple Is Putting Voices In User’s Heads—Literally

My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller started as pretty much all my phone interviews do. “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively. Then I asked him the same question. His answer was yes—he could hear me very clearly. And … Continued

Automation Could Lead to the World’s Smartest Society

Automation will make most jobs obsolete. Rather than mourn the loss of the 9 to 5, we should see this as an opportunity to liberate humanity from the need to work for somebody else to survive. Coupled with universal basic … Continued

Who needs film when you can store a movie in bacteria DNA?

You might call it the smallest movie ever made. This week, a team of scientists report that they have successfully embedded a short film into the DNA of living bacteria cells. The mini-movie, really a GIF, is a five-frame animation … Continued

Introducing Sweden’s Museum of Failure

Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? You don’t need to be an expert to know these products weren’t successful. Which is why these creations, with dozens of others, feature in the new Museum of Failure , a wacky … Continued

Robot completes 2-hour brain surgery in just 2.5 minutes

Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, human error can still be a factor. Researchers from the University of Utah are looking … Continued

Coliving Isn’t Just For Startups: A Giant Developer Is Building Upscale Dorms For Adults

Developer PMG is building 3,500 units in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Miami, featuring smaller living spaces and more shared space. If you live in a new apartment building in Chicago, you might be more likely to spend a typical night downstairs … Continued