Nutrigenomics: New Approach to Personalized Nutrition Based on Genetic Information

nutrigenomicsThe relationship of genes and nutrition is one of the hottest areas of research worldwide. The goal of the scientific community is to find the way to match our nutritional intakes with our genetic background to achieve maximum health.

To understand the potential of this method, let’s take a walk in the future, and possibly in the near future. Let’s imagine that in some years from now the state of your health forces you to correct your diet and form more good eating habits.

You visit a clinical dietitian specializing in nutrigenomcs, i.e. a science which studies (more…)

How Science Fiction Movies Change the Real World of Technology

star trek technologyDespite the fact that the various interfaces and control panels that are used in the movies are aimed only to help the development of the plot, many of these devices have gained worldwide fame. Such things are used in many science fiction movies, starting with communicators from “Star Trek and ending with the helmet display from Terminator. Both designers and engineers could adopt some ideas of such developments.

There is a lot to say about what a good sci-fi interface should be. First of all, this is what maximizes the performance of the tasks. At the same time, (more…)

A Futuristic Gaze Into the Next Generation’s Influence on Teaching and Learning

Generation Z kids are presently in class right now, and they'll be altering the method in which folks envision learning. These youngsters have hypertext psyches with identical intellectual designs that shift every which way, not the step by step mindsets that humans have become used to. Studies demonstrate that nine…

The World in 2014 as Predicted by Isaac Asimov

isaac-asimov predictionsDuring the World’s Fair in New York in 1964, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made ​​predictions about how the world would be 50 years later, which were published in the newspaper The New York Times. Reading them today, you can see that the author managed to predict nearly all modern technological achievements!

According to Asimov, half of the electricity in 2014 will be produced by nuclear power plants, and solar power stations will operate in the vast deserts of Arizona and Kazakhstan. The connection will be satellite-based and spacecraft will successfully reach Mars. (more…)

7 Optimistic Scenarios for the Future of Our Planet

Visions of the future of our planet depicted by science fiction writers and futurists usually include atomic explosion, killer robots on tracks, or zombie apocalypse. And this is justified since we do not take adequate care of our environment, new technologies are not always good for mankind and people of…

Will Robots Take Our Jobs Within the Next Five Years?

Robots will have captured our offices before the end of the decade, claims a British expert in artificial intelligence who provides that by 2018 robots will take professions that now are thought to be purely "human". If to believe the forecasts, office workers, secretaries, salespeople, insurers, and administrators should start…

What Will the Earth Look Like in Millions of Years?

Future EarthHuman civilization is developing very fast. Only five thousand years ago first nodular writing was introduced, and today we have learnt to share terabytes of information at light speed. And the pace of progress is increasing.

Predicting what human impact on our planet may be even a thousand years into the future is almost impossible. However, scientists love to speculate as to what awaits the earth in the future if our civilization suddenly disappears. Let us follow them and envision an unusual situation, for example, what if in XXII century all humans will leave Earth for Alpha Centauri, what is going to happen to our forsaken world? (more…)

In the 21st century Humanity Will Move 20,000 Years Forward

future worldAt the International Congress in Moscow, Russia “Global Future 2045”, renowned scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil spoke about the future of mankind.

With the number of his inventions, Ray Kurzweil can be compared to the famous American physicist Thomas Edison. He has been awarded with praises such as “thinking machine” and “fountain of genius.” He became famous for his prophecies, which tend to come true.

THE WORLD IN YOUR POCKET

In the next century we will move forward at a rate not 100 years, but 20,000 years, promised Professor Kurzweil. The speed of progress constantly increases. Incredible advances that have been made in just a few years, are all around us today: nano-scaling, communications, brain research, deciphering genome.

For example, the critics of early genome project believed that research and deciphering of tens of thousands of base pairs of DNA would take 10,000 years. The project was completed in nearly 10 years. (more…)