For the last few years, the Electrolux Design Lab has called for student design submissions that prepare for the 'space age.' This isn't the outer space age, it's the interior space age, ones that millions of people are predicted to inhabit by the year 2050.
A sniffing device developed by Israeli researchers is probably the best invention to restore motor and communication functions that severely disabled persons ever thought would come about.
Studies conducted by University of Arizona (UA) suggest that it doesn't matter how many 'friends' you have on Facebook or Twitter... If you are lonely, they aren't going to make you feel less so.