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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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After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Glowforge is ready to bring its 3D laser printers to the masses. Its capable of making products wood, stone or even chocolate.
Members of the Midas List have made a number of investments into video game startups. Here are a few highlights.
These four billionaires are in a race to dominate the commercial space industry.
Watch live as SpaceX tries to launch a satellite using a rocket they've already launched before.
Synthetic Aperture Radar is an imaging method that satellites use to produce unique images of Earth that ignore clouds and other obstructions.
Montessorium, a maker of Montessori-inspired educational apps, is now offering 'smart flashcards' that can offer a personalized learning experience for small children.



Massachusetts-based Desktop Metal has a 3D-printing solution that's affordable and much faster than what's on the market today.
Weather startup Understory will be working with Monsanto to provide hyperlocal weather data for corn fields in Argentina.
Physical therapist Asha Gummadi just won the $25,000 National Geographic/Spring Chasing Genius Challenge to further develop her app, which allows doctors to prescribe physical therapy remotely.
In the past few decades, soil health has become remarkably degraded. These startups aim to fix that.
With its LiveDrive motor, Canadian-based research firm Genesis Robotics aims to make sleeker, more powerful robots.
IBM's new PAIRS Geoscope service allows developers to crunch a wide variety of geospatial data for applications as diverse as agriculture, insurance and emergency response systems.



Elon Musk's SpaceX is raising $500 million in new investments.
This year's 30 Under 30 Europe list for industry features young innovators in a variety of industries.