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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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Professor Stephen Hawking dropped a number of nuggets of wisdom over the decades of his public life. Here are some of the best.
Aspire Food Group, which makes insect protein for a variety of products, is acquiring cricket protein bar maker Exo.
There's an innumerable number of big data startups out there using machine learning and AI to develop models - so why did a large company like Monsanto choose this one?
Andreessen Horowitz is the lead investor for satellite startup Astranis' $13.5 million series A round.
Dr. Ayanna Howard is a robotics researcher and enterpreneur - her's her take on the future of the industry.
With its LiveDrive motor, Canadian-based research firm Genesis Robotics aims to make sleeker, more powerful robots.



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.
With its LiveDrive motor, Canadian-based research firm Genesis Robotics aims to make sleeker, more powerful robots.
22-year-old Easton LaChappelle wants to use 3D-printing and automation to produce realistic-looking, robotic prosthetic arms at a fraction of the price of current models. And he's partnering with Microsoft, Stratasys and Dassault Systemes to do it.
The scientists in this year's 30 Under 30 are laying the foundation for brand new worlds of technology.
This year's 30 Under 30 Europe list for industry features young innovators in a variety of industries.
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.



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.
Weather startup Understory will be working with Monsanto to provide hyperlocal weather data for corn fields in Argentina.