Friday Futures: Apple’s next trillion, Lego prosthetics

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of  The Future from around the web. This week: Apple’s next trillion; avalanches; prosthetic arms out of Lego; bike parking; embalming is older than we thought; hover boots and a collapsing Mall.

Apple’s next trillion will be like this…

Apple will launch an Apple Car sometime between 2023 and 2025, with the car set to be positioned as “the next star product.” Kuo foresees the Apple Car revolutionizing the automobile market much as the iPhone did back in 2007. Read more…

Video: This daredevil going 104 kph through stunning landscape – using hover boots. Watch now…

An avalanche can accelerate from zero to 80 miles an hour in 5 seconds

Avalanches are awesome, in the classical sense of the word. In the most severe cases, tens of thousands of tons of snow accelerate from zero to 80 miles per hour in five seconds, obliterating pretty much everything but rock. Their violence boggles the human mind. Read more…

Video: An 18 year old creates a prosthetic arm with Lego. Watch now….

A cheap genetic test could tell you if you are likely to have a heart attack

Your Ancestry.com results could soon have another, more practical use beyond expanding your family tree. Now a team of researchers wants to build a website that will use genetic data to determine your risk of developing five serious health conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Read more…

Video: A Japanese invention could revolutionize bicycle parking. Watch now….

Your computer can lead to macular degeneration

Blue rays of light, which have shorter wavelengths and more energy than other colors, can damage our eyes over time – they contribute to macular degeneration, the primary cause of blindness. Read more…

Global warming is destroying our reefs – wait…

Global warming is destroying Earth’s coral reefs — the colorful underwater ecosystems simply can’t survive as the ocean warms and acidifies. However,… Read more…

They were embalming bodies 5,000 years ago – here’s how

The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric mummy have revealed. Read more…

Video: The newly opened Artz Pedregal shopping center in Mexico City suffered an instantaneous structural failure resulting in its instantaneous destruction. Watch it go…

(Compiled by Alex Leslie; Edited by John C. Tanner)

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