Science

Falling Oil Prices Damages Clean Energy

An entrepreneur believes that Saudi Arabia is encouraging falling oil prices to hurt clean energy industries. “Before the oil price collapsed, solar was actually cheaper [than oil]. If oil goes down to $30-$40 a barrel, then it will make it much harder for clean energy. Governments are going to have to think hard how to adapt to low oil prices,” Richard Branson says.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/16/cheaper-oil-could-damage-renewable-energies-says-richard-branson

3-D Printed Prosthetics That Look Fit for a Sci-Fi Warrior

A new type of prosthetic, called Exo, has emerged. It is cheaper than traditional prosthetic limbs, and looks really cool. It is made with this cool 3-D printer, and the company wants to make it so users can change the colors and designs to fit their personal styles.

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/3-d-printed-prosthetics-look-fit-sci-fi-warrior/

Zoltan Istvan, leader of the Transhumanist Party and 2016 presidential contender

Zoltan Istvan, leader of the Transhumanist Party, wants to become the US president. As Istvan says, “While the Transhumanist Party has almost no chance of winning this election, its goal is to get on as many state ballots as possible, so people will see its promise and recognize what it stands for.” Technology will be the future of humankind.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/192385-an-interview-with-zoltan-istvan-leader-of-the-transhumanist-party-and-2016-presidential-contender