Driverless cars are going to be the order of the day. Be it Tesla, Apple, Uber, Google, or the traditional car makers, the race is on. Think of the convenience. First of all, not having to learn how to drive and then being able to do what you want while being driven automatically to your destination. No steering wheel and no pedals.

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Let’s face it: wasting food is not benefitting anyone. It is not only bad for the environment and unethical, but also bad for your wallet. Need some tips on how to become a sustainable consumer? We have collected five of the most important ones to help you keep your meals free from waste.

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Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food get lost or wasted annually around the globe. In a world where one in nine people suffers from chronic undernourishment, these numbers should not only shock but should cause an immediate reaction. Read on to discover some of the inspiring initiatives that aim to tackle the problem of food waste.

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The latest developments in technology offer you not only surfing the Internet if you have access to WiFi or mobile Internet, playing games, checking your social media accounts, and using various apps, but also help in planning your travels. Who needs a travel agent when you have a smartphone? For all of you digital-savvy travelers, we have made a list of the six most useful travel apps, any of which might be a real help when you find yourself in a foreign country or a place you have had no chance to visit before and want to ensure a worry-free trip.

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The world has changed irreversibly since Tim Berners-Lee invented the world-wide web. The Internet has become a basic tool, used by practically everybody. Imagining the world without the online platforms and content that we have today may be possible for the older generation, including the Millennials, but young people born as Generation Z or younger simply cannot envision their lives without the world-wide web. Since children start using the internet as early as age three, concern for their safety as active participants in the digital world was noted decades ago. So how do we reshape the online world in order to make it safe for the youngest users while keeping in mind their desires and needs?

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The story goes that Professor Marin Soljačić of MIT was disturbed by the beeping of his phone lying on the kitchen counter in need of charging. The professor, in the middle of the night, standing in his kitchen in his pajamas, decided there must be a way to charge his phone wirelessly. He, along with his team of MIT engineers, set out to develop a technology that did just that. Their efforts eventually led to the advent of magnetic resonance and the founding of WiTricity, a startup focused on turning this technology into marketable products to power homes, cars, and whatever else needs charging, wirelessly.

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A list of Dr. Bin He’s achievements could probably fill a volume. Very briefly put, his major research interests are in the fields of neuro-engineering and biomedical imaging. His educational attainments are many. He serves as Director of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Director of the Center for Neuro-engineering, Director of the NSF IGERT Neuro-engineering Training Program, as well as Director of the NIH Neuroimaging Training Program, at the University of Minnesota.

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Anthony Atala, M.D, is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and is the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His work focuses on growing human cells, tissues, and organs.

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Digital immigrants (people born before the advent of digital technology) may have invented the technologies that modern kids use, but they didn't accurately anticipate how those kids would use them. For example, text messaging (SMS) was developed in the 1980s as an easy way for service engineers to communicate quickly. It would have been unimaginable that young people would chat instead of talking on the phone. This intersection of two views regarding technology usage has produced a new form of communication and a multibillion-dollar industry. The post-millennial "digital native" – a term coined by U.S. author Marc Prensky in 2001 – is emerging as the globe's dominant demographic. With so many possibilities in a globalized society, it’s easy to lose focus, and it is not so simple to maintain a healthy balance in the world of young people.

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Free stuff is the best, especially stuff that works in our favor. Online app stores offer us a wide range of little helpers that can add a touch of creativity to our busy lives. Since we spend so much time on our mobile and other devices, we could put their possibilities to good use.

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