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10 Technologies That Will Transform Your Life

  • The Hydrogen Economy

    Intro
    CREDIT: Stock.XCHNG The Hydrogen Economy
  • Therapeutic Cloning

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    CREDIT: Woo Suk Hwang et al., Seoul National University Therapeutic Cloning
  • Moore's Law Upheld

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    CREDIT: Kristina Narfstrom/University of Missouri-Columbia Moore's Law Upheld
  • Desktop 3-D Printing

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    CREDIT: Behrokh Khoshnevis, USC Desktop 3-D Printing
    Credit: Behrokh Khoshnevis, USC
  • Location-Based Computing

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    CREDIT: Dreamstime.com Location-Based Computing
    Credit: Dreamstime.com
  • Better, Cheaper Solar Cells

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    CREDIT: The Associated Press Better, Cheaper Solar Cells
    Credit: The Associated Press
  • Mobile Robots

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    CREDIT: Team CIMAR Mobile Robots
    Credit: Team CIMAR
  • Pervasive Wireless Internet

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    CREDIT: Apple Pervasive Wireless Internet
    Credit: Apple
  • Gene Therapy and/or Stem Cells

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    CREDIT: Stock.XCHNG Gene Therapy and/or Stem Cells
  • Digital Libraries

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    CREDIT: Stock.XCHNG Digital Libraries
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Instead of guzzling imported oil (and being at the mercy of oil suppliers) we could turn water into hydrogen and burn that (or use to charge fuel cells.) Meanwhile, the only byproduct of the combustion of hydrogen is ... more water! However, hydrogen storage remains a thorny issue, due to its low density, and hydrogen may end up being only one of many interlocking components that replace the current oil economy.

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