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Tuesday
Oct052010

Counter Culture Filmmakers come "In Search of the Future" on our show today.

Show Archive, Oct. 5, 2010

Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow are visionary filmmakers, futurists and social philosophers who envision a positive future for humanity. We also will hear from folks at Transistion Santa Cruz about their Community Celebration this weekend at the Louden Nelson Center. Tune in live 2:00-4:00 pm on KSCO AM 1080 in Santa Cruz, and of course, here on our website.

Tuesday
Sep282010

Meet Dr. Bruce Damer on Dr. Future Show today

Show Archive, Sept. 28, 2010

At 3 p.m. Bruce Damer will be on to discuss artifical life and his experiments with the Evogrid. We could also delve into the Digibarn and/or his design of cyber fashion. http://www.damer.com/.

Quantum thermoelectric device turns waste heat into power September 27, 2010 http://uanews.org/node/34382

">University of Arizona physicists have discovered a new way to harvest waste heat and turn it into electrical power.

Using a theoretical model of a molecular thermoelectric device, the technology holds great promise for making cars, power plants, factories and solar panels more efficient, Researcher builds machines that daydream http://www.itnews.com.au/News/232971,researcher-builds-machines-that-daydream.aspx

China’s ‘big hole’ marks scale of supercomputing race
September 27, 2010
Source: Computerworld, Sep 24, 2010
China’s massive new supercomputing center site in Shenzhen, under construction

China, Europe, and Japan are rushing to build supercomputing centers in competition with the United States, said David Turek, IBM’s vice president of deep computing.

$10 million for Project 10^100 winners
September 27, 2010 by Editor Google has announced the winners of Project Project 10^100 (ideas for changing the world by helping as many people as possible). Thousands of people from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas, and Google is providing at total of $10 million funding to the five winners that received the most votes: http://www.project10tothe100.com/

Genetic ‘Light Switches’ Control Muscle Movement
September 27, 2010 Source: Technology Review, Sep 27, 2010

Cross-section of a mouse sciatic nerve genetically engineered to produce a light-sensitive protein (shown in green) to trigger muscle movements (Nature)

Using light-sensitive proteins from a single-celled alga and a tiny LED “cuff” placed on a nerve, Stanford University researchers have triggered the leg muscles of mice to contract in response to millisecond pulses of light (optogenetics) to control muscle movements. http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/26346/?p1=A1&a=f

F.C.C. Opens Unused TV Airwaves to Broadband WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commissionapproved a proposal on Thursday that would open vast amounts of unused broadcast television airwaves for high-speed wireless broadband networks and other unlicensed applications. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/business/24fcc.html?_r=1&ref=technology

Avatar therapy: From couch to cyberspace Psychotherapy in a virtual world has its advantages – particularly if the real world is what you can’t cope with

Found: genes that make kids smart http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/found-genes-that-make-kids-smart/story-e6frg6nf-1225926421510

MakerBot Thing-O-Matic Kit The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is a breakthrough in 3D printing technology. We’ve named it the Thing-O-Matic because it is an automatic 3D printer. All other 3D printers can only do one thing at a time while the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer prints thing after thing! Buy it, put it together and enjoy being the first on your block to live in the cutting-edge personal manufacturing future of tomorrow! http://store.makerbot.com/featured-products/makerbot-thing-o-matic.html

Welcome to the World Tesla Society Posted on September 24, 2010 by Al

Not to be confused with any previous Tesla Society, we are a new organization, freshly designed for the needs of our times. In this second decade of the 21st Century, technology is rapidly making the transition to digital. All U.S. television has left the realm of analog, and radio is sure to follow. Computers are embedding themselves into everything as the digital revolution picks up speed. www.worldteslasociety.com

Brain-hacking art: Making an emotional impression Why is Impressionist painting so popular? The answer may lie in the brain’s early warning system – and what happens when consciousness dims

World’s smallest stop-motion animation filmed Tiny Animation Link STUDY: CELL PHONE TOWERS DON’T RAISE CANCER RISK Cell Phone Links

Big Picture Your Brain in Real Time http://discovermagazine.com/2010/mar/30-your-brain-in-real-time

Big Alcohol Fueling Opposition to California Marijuana Initiative

Psychedelics are back!

As readers of Scientific American know, scientists have recently reported that psychedelics show promise for treating disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety in terminal cancer patients. This weekend, researchers and other enthusiasts are gathering in New York City for a two-day celebration, “Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics,” sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, or MAPS, along with other groups.

Tuesday
Sep212010

Future News and An Invitation for the Upcoming Geet Engine Event at KSCO

Show Archive, Sept. 21, 2010

Our guest today is Paul Pentone, inventor of the Geet Engine. We will gather alternative energy enthusiasts at KSCO station after Tom Quinn’s show this Saturday for more demo’s and networking. Come by around 1:00 PM. Meanwhile, you can join us today by calling in live, Tuesday 2:00PM to 4:00PM on KSCO AM 1080. Call in 831-479-1080.

Tuesday
Sep142010

A Look at Women's Culture from the Women's Herbal Weekend

Show Archive, Sept. 14, 2010

Today we will hear from Agent Nada about her ecstatic weekend experiences from the Women’s Herbal Conference over Labor Day Weekend. We also have a slate of Future News stories including high sensitivity artificial electronic skin, mommie’s make up in the downfall of the Samuri warrior class in Japan, and a few bits about visible climate change… Always peering a little further into the future with a human lens and a taste for innovation and science. Here are today’s weblinks so you can surf along with us. Tune in to DrFuture on KSCO radio AM 1080 in Santa Cruz. Tuesdays 2PM til 4PM. 

Tuesday
Aug312010

Off to Burning Man! Pre Burn Special

We will delve deeply into the theme of METROPOLIS in the art of Burning Man THIS YEAR. People are already on the Playa, and we are heading there right after today’s show. We have a living tour in store for our living fans on KSCO Radio. Tune in, call in! 831-479-1080 KSCO AM Radio in Santa Cruz.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON THE 2010 BURNING MAN ART TOUR

And here is a PDF with Pictures of some of the most amazing art on the playa now.