Category Archives: Technology

Artificial wombs – a first step to a lot of possible futures

These little lambs spent the latter half of their pregnancy term in artificial wombs, outside their mothers bodies. And their physical development appears not to have been affected when compared to normal development – an excellent first indicator on the success of growing babies in artificial wombs. Of course, the artificial womb isn't ready for… Read More »

Want some gluten-free wheat?

An Italian company has invented a way of treating wheat so that it no longer contains the allergens that celiac (gluten-allergy) patients react to. That means, you can eat gluten-free pasta and breads that taste like normal pasta and bread, but don't cause the nasty gluten-based reactions. Being curious as to how that works, I… Read More »

RAM and ROM in one: fast long-term memory!

Until now, computer memory chips are divided into two sorts: the fast kind, which is great for doing computations on faster than you can blink, but can't store information once power goes, and the slow kind, which is great for storing information but not fast enough to perform heavy computations on. As a result, a… Read More »

Could collaborative consumption raise the happiness index?

While the concept of collaborative consumption is very old – European records contain Roman legal constructs and definitions for collaborative consumption – the recent popularity growth of collaborative consumption in the western world suggests that the mainstream culture in the western world is changing, and perhaps this time it's a good change. Almost a year… Read More »

Can technology disrupt social discourse to prevent history from repeating itself with the rise of new demagogues?

This is one of the reasons why I love the Google+ community – People like +Ferdinand Zebua go off to trigger some fascinating discussions. But it's also a topic that I'd think has potential – if some leading company has a motivation to take action. To summarize the general gist of things: instead of using… Read More »