Time to start reading science fiction, because the future is here. Now, eye surgeons are getting more requests to customize patient’s eyes based on their life or lifestyles.
Julian Stevens, of Moorfields Eye Hospital, is an expert on laser refractive surgery. He has, in the past, offered tailored treatment for members of the special forces. [...]
For those of you who have not been swayed by emotional appeals to save the (insert cute cuddly creature here), some researchers may have an answer to quantifying what species are most important to each ecosystem, via ripping off Google pagerank:
“While several previous studies have looked at the robustness of food webs to a [...]
Until very recently, writing was linear out of necessity – one page came after another. Some books, like House of Leaves (a favorite), try to side step this limitation by throwing content at you. The straight narration is accompanied by footnotes, and two different commentators have comments ranging from sentences to page’s long in the [...]
The NY Times has a great article on the bleak future facing the US Postal Service, a topic I have tackled before.
While the US Postal Service (and the reporters covering it) focuses on doom and gloom and how mail is dead, the Swiss post service is adapting. There are many companies, like Zumbox and [...]
You can sleep better at night, because your down pillow might be part of a major energy solution.
What I really like about this possible solution is that it could kill two birds with one stone (forgive the pun): making hydrogen viable and affordable and reusing rather than disposing of chicken feathers.
What if our current economic crisis was not just caused by poorly designed financial markets, but by a lack of growth driving innovation?
what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? What if outside of a few high-profile areas, the past decade has seen far too few commercial innovations that can transform lives and move the [...]
Witness the birth of Google, the business giant:
Veach and Kamangar argued that all the ad slots should be auctioned off. In search, Google had already used scale, power, and clever algorithms to change the way people accessed information. By turning over its sales process entirely to an auction-based system, the company could similarly upend [...]
Google wave is an upcoming product from google. It will change the way we communicate and collaborate over the internet. Even if you don’t use it, its presence will force others to innovate. Sharepoint is dead – this does everything sharepoint does, but much much better and easier. Start at 3 minutes, watch till at least [...]