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Into “The Deep” - Images from Earth’s largest reservoir of life

May 25th, 2007 · No Comments

In October of 2005 Claire Nouvian, journalist, producer, and film director, took the trip of a lifetime traveling aboard a research submersible to the depths of the ocean.

“That was the most amazing, the most incredible moment of my life; as if I had been offered a trip to the moon … I thought of nothing [...]

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Pop!Casts: Will Wright simulates the world, Bob Freling lights it up

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments

On the heels of Brian Eno’s Pop!Cast, we are releasing his session-mate Will Wright’s presentation. He discusses how we can understand the complexities of the world around us by understanding its underlying simplicity.
Also released today, Bob Freling, Executive Director of the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) explains how bringing solar energy to remote villages can [...]

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Stephen Hawking Experiences Zero Gravity

May 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Peter Diamandis on the bottom right
On April 26th 2007, famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking experienced complete weightlessness making him the first person with a disability to have the experience. The historic trip also brings one of the most influential thinkers on the cosmos closer to the stars.

Zero-G the privately held “space entertainment and tourism” company was [...]

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb in Wired Magazine

April 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Mathematics, finance and foresight guru, and Pop!Tech 2005 speaker Nassim Nicholas Taleb is interviewed in this month’s Wired Magazine by James Surowiecki on the limits, biases and flaws in humanity’s ability to see the future. Nicholas’ latest book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (a follow-up to his also terrific 2005 cult [...]

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The World’s First “Bionic’ Woman

February 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It was inevitable. After the extraordinary work done at the RIC with Dr. Todd Kuiken and patient Jessie Sullivan (featured in Alive From Pop!Tech) to create the world’s first bionic man, there had to be the world’s first bionic woman. That woman is Claudia Mitchell.
Back in 2004, former U.S. Marine Mitchell, severed her arm in [...]

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Two Pictures, One Vision

February 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

These two images, separated by nearly half a century, represent the dreams of human exploration of space. Together they tell a story of lost opportunity and future promise.
Forty-five years ago today astronaut John Glenn completed an epoch space mission making him the first American to orbit the Earth. The Port Arthur News reported: “Glancing at [...]

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10 Tech Concepts You Need to Know

January 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Bendable Concrete

In the vein of the Pop!Tech Sesson “Fabricating the Future“, Popular Mechanics has published some of the newest, coolest and most talked about tech concepts.
Some of the items listed include Bendable Concrete (pictured above) which are made of coated polymer fibers slide past each rather [...]

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It’s 5 Minutes to Midnight!

January 17th, 2007 · No Comments

This morning, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced the new time on the Doomsday Clock. It is now 5 minutes to Midnight.
The proximity to Midnight shows the increasing threat of a second Nuclear Age and the effects of Climate Change.
For the offical statement from The [...]

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The Doomsday Clock Hand Goes Tick Tock

January 16th, 2007 · No Comments

On January 17th, The Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will move the minute hand. This will mark the first change to the clock since 2002.The decision is based on “growing concerns about a “Second Nuclear Age” marked by grave threats, including: [...]

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