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Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces

Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces A group of roboticists at the University of Tokyo have created a flexible, flying “drone-robot” that could see a multitude of uses. The Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON, is (thankfully) better known by its acronym, DRAGON. As illustrated in…
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How Do You Win An Argument? IBM’s New AI Has a Formula

How Do You Win An Argument? IBM’s New AI Has a Formula Anyone who’s spent even a little time on the internet lately may feel like there’s a little too much “debate”—much of which descends into ad hominem insults. At the same time, there’s increasing concern around automation displacing humans in the world of work.…
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Are Electric Planes the Future of Aviation?

Are Electric Planes the Future of Aviation? Last week saw a rather unusual flight plan. Norway’s Transport Minister and the CEO of its major airport operator, Avinor, flew a quick lap around Oslo’s airport in a tiny two-person plane. Unremarkable—except that the plane, an Alpha Electro II, was powered entirely by battery. For Avinor and…
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The Smart Road Tech That’s Making Driving Faster, Safer, And Just Better

The Smart Road Tech That’s Making Driving Faster, Safer, And Just Better From autonomous cars to flying taxis to electric-powered aircraft, technological innovations in transportation vehicles seem to be moving faster than Elon Musk’s express loop underneath Chicago. But when it comes to regular roads and traffic systems, we still seem to be stuck in…
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Leading With Purpose: How to Turn Your Mission Into a Movement

Leading With Purpose: How to Turn Your Mission Into a Movement Jennifer Dulski is an entrepreneur, social impact change agent, and business leader. Dulski is currently the head of Facebook Groups, which helps more than a billion people participate in communities that matter to them, including topics like health, parenting, and mobilization around disaster response.…
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Build 150 mph Chicago Loop to O’Hare

Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Build 150 mph Chicago Loop to O’Hare What’s the best way to get to and from the airport? The subway is cheap, but it means hauling your luggage around and sitting there through all the stops that aren’t yours. Cabs and ride services get you straight there, but they’re more…
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The More People With Purpose, the Better the World Will Be

The More People With Purpose, the Better the World Will Be It almost sounds too cliché to say that in order to live a fulfilling life, each of us must find our purpose. From a very young age, we encourage our youth to identify their passion and pursue it. Yet most of us struggle with…
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The Power of Unsafe Thinking to Bring Bold, World-Changing Ideas to Life

The Power of Unsafe Thinking to Bring Bold, World-Changing Ideas to Life Jonah Sachs is a storyteller, entrepreneur, and “unsafe thinker.” Sachs is the founder and former CEO of Free Range studios, a pioneering creative firm that helped create some of the first viral marketing campaigns around social issues, such as the “The Story of…
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5 Organizations Using Cool Tech Solutions and Research to Clean Up the Oceans

5 Organizations Using Cool Tech Solutions and Research to Clean Up the Oceans The Earth is an ocean world. From space, this fact is obvious, whether the planet appears as a bluish dust mote at the edge of the solar system, a bright sapphire star from our planetary neighbors, or the blue marble we see…
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How to Leverage the Power of Science Fiction for Exponential Innovation

How to Leverage the Power of Science Fiction for Exponential Innovation “The only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing.” –Peter Diamandis Many of today’s biggest companies will no longer exist in 10 years. Why? Because rapidly emerging new technologies will make the problems they’ve spent their history solving obsolete. Too often…
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