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I've been the Social Media Editor at Forbes since October, 2011. Prior to that, I was a freelance writer and contributor here. On this blog, I focus on futurism, cutting edge technology, and breaking research. Follow me on Twitter - @thealexknapp. You can email me at


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Social gaming platform Roblox has completed its first acquisition - mobile performance startup PacketZoom.
TKXS' AgVeritas product allows for farmers to test how products impact crop yields with very fine detail.
Millions of preteens play video games on Roblox’s website. That’s not unusual for a social gaming unicorn. What is unusual? Teaching kids the rudiments of coding and paying them like entrepreneurs.
Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is taking a team of artists to fly around the Moon in SpaceX's new spacecraft.
Rigetti Computing has announced it's going to offer the first true quantum cloud service.
3D-printing is hyped for applications like rocket engines, but it's also increasingly being used for traditional industries like railroads.



Venture capitalist Arama Kukutai talks about what he looks for in agricultural technology investments.
Manufacturing startup Made In Space takes 3D printing to the final frontier.
Chemical manufacturing startup Solugen has released a line of cleaning wipes made with its enzymatic processes. The products serve as proof-of-concept for a new, environmentally-friendly way to manufacture chemicals.
3D Systems has a new platform for 3D printing that permits full-scale manufacturing - and its first products may wind up in your dentists' office.
Elon Musk's SpaceX is raising $500 million in new investments.
In the past few decades, soil health has become remarkably degraded. These startups aim to fix that.



Sila Nanotechnologies, which makes energy-dense materials for lithium batteries, announced Thursday that it's raised $70 million in order to move into commercial production.