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A New Way to Pay A variety of new payment methods, processors, and banking tools that use smartphones will revolutionize the way we use money — particularly for small businesses and developing countries. Polish futurist Piotr Turek stated in an interview with Thomas Frey that, “in less than five years, smartphones, watches, and other devices will replace credit/debit…

via Soon, Tech Could Make Cash and Credit Cards Utterly Obsolete — Futurism

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Flying Cars? Really? Flying cars have been a fixture of science fiction for just about as long as it’s been an understood and practiced genre. Vehicles that can gracefully swoop around each other above our heads have, for so long, been out of reach, but more people than ever are currently working on seemingly plausible models…

via How Close Are We Really to Flying Cars? — Futurism

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NEW YORK — Robots have already cost millions of factory jobs across the nation. Next up could be jobs at your local stores. Between 6 million to 7.5 million existing jobs are at risk of being replaced over the course of the next 10 years by some form of automation, according to a new study…

via Robots could wipe out another 6 million retail jobs — WTVR.com

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Shutterstock/UPROXX Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of NOW. We were promised jet packs. We were…

via What Science Is Doing To Bring Us The Future We Were Promised — Real Stories – UPROXX

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Splitting H2O Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The catalyst is far more efficient than other options that have previously been employed, and because it is grown from ferrous metaphosphate on a conductive nickel foam platform, it is…

via Scientists Found Low-Cost Way to Produce the World’s Cleanest Energy Source — Futurism

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Waking The Brain After experiencing a severe brain injury, people can slip into a coma. Some of these people begin to show signs of intermittent awareness, but are still not able to communicate. This state is called “minimal consciousness,” and it can leave friends and loved ones of those who are trapped in it feeling…

via New Electrical Brain Stimulation Could “Awaken” Comatose People — Futurism

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Shutterstock Is there any company more obsessed with detail than Apple? From the engineering of its phones to the seemingly endless stories about its “spaceship” campus, Apple is picky about quite literally everything. Even, it turns out, the boxes you get with their cafeteria pizza. The Verge followed up on an anecdote about pizza and…

via Apple Is Taking Their Innovation Quest To Pizza Boxes Now — Real Stories – UPROXX