Best Tech Stories around the web #324



Startup using microorganisms to make 'green' cement by

A Colorado company is channeling the industriousness of microorganisms to grow zero-carbon cement in a process that is similar to the way corals build reefs or oysters produce shells. Read more

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A floating city in the Maldives begins to take shape by

A city is rising from the waters of the Indian Ocean. In a turquoise lagoon, just 10 minutes by boat from Male, the Maldivian capital, a floating city, big enough to house 20,000 people, is being constructed. Read more

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NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches by

The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back. Read more

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MIT researchers propose using Space Bubble shield to reflect the sun by

Architect Carlo Ratti is among a group of MIT researchers exploring the feasibility of fighting climate change with a conglomeration of "space bubbles" that would float above the Earth to reflect the sun's rays. Read more

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VR developer builds VR Game inside VR in just 24 hours by

A VR developer by the name of Quentin Valembois, aka Valem, is quickly becoming known for his experimental projects involving immersive technology. Read more

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He invents a luminous jack to prolong the game of petanque until the end of the night by

What is small, round and green and that we throw on the pétanque court? Answer: the Cocholed of course! This luminous jack that works with a small LED bulb was born from a bet between friends during a beautiful summer evening. Read more

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Hao Li, CEO & Founder, Pinscreen on

More than just an interview... Hao Li talks about the challenges involved in creating AI-driven, virtual human avatars as well as the possibilities and responsibilities that arise as we become a more seamlessly digital society. Watch the video