Foresight Links for Jun 27, 6:00 am

// June 27th, 2011 // Digests, Foresight

  • Forecasters around the world tuned their compasses to the Magnetic South, Lisa Mumbach @ Institute For The Future:
    teaser:  On June 24-25, people all over the world signed up to help the people of Christchurch, NZ, think about their future in the foresight game Magnetic South. Using IFTF’s Foresight Engine, the…
  • Robotic Arm Helps Surgeons, Patients, Team @ TFOT – The Future Of Things:
    Biomedical engineers created a robotic arm to help orthopedic surgeons, namely those who specialize in knee replacements, perform more accurate resurfacings, speeding up patient recovery time, reducing pain, and improving the overall results of the pr…
  • Mathematical Model for Carb Loading, Janice Karin @ TFOT – The Future Of Things:
    A researcher at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts has developed an algorithm for determining how carbohydrates are burned during marathon racing, enabling runners to calculate when to eat and h…
  • Crowd Sourcing Identifies 2 Parkinsons Disease Genes, Randall Parker @ FuturePundit:
    The folks at personal genetic testing company 23andme.com recruited Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients from mailing lists and other means and compared their genetic variants with a group of 23andme customers who also got their genetic variants tested by…
  • New Nukes Coming Online To More Than Double, Randall Parker @ FuturePundit:
    Globally the rate at which new nuclear power plants get turned on to start operating will more than double from 5 to 12 per year in the next 4 years. Assuming about five years for construction it can be expected that reactors will be coming online arou…