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Online education degrees skyrocket

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"Virtually unknown a decade ago, big online teacher education programs now dwarf their traditional competitors, outstripping even the largest state university teachers' colleges. USA TODAY analysis finds that four big universities, operating mostly online, have quickly become the largest education schools in the USA."


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Planet organic: the professor who wants to send a city into space

Planet organic: the professor who wants to send a city into space | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The rise of human-like robots, cars and drones

The rise of human-like robots, cars and drones | leapmind | Scoop.it
Should we add more humour and humanity to robots, cars and drones? David Robson reports on a new breed of machine designed to make us love them.
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Robots replacing human workers may leave millions out of job - YouTube

Lowe’s is breaking ground by testing robots to help customers navigate their often massive stores and assist with purchases. Although no plans yet exist to i...
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Superfast internet speeds could enable futurist tech by 2025 | Impact Lab

Superfast internet speeds could enable futurist tech by 2025 | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Blazing fast speeds will bring about the kind of connectivity people have been dreaming about for a long time. If the Internet were 100 times faster than i
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Preserving the Self for Later Emulation: What Brain Features Do We Need?

Preserving the Self for Later Emulation: What Brain Features Do We Need? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Let me propose to you four interesting statements about the future: 1. As I argue in this video, chemical brain preservation is a technology that may soon be validated to inexpensively preserve the...
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This Scientist Is Using Open Sourced Software Techniques To Turn Bugs Into Patent-Free Drugs | TechCrunch

This Scientist Is Using Open Sourced Software Techniques To Turn Bugs Into Patent-Free Drugs | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Physicists closer to understanding balance of matter, antimatter in universe

Physicists closer to understanding balance of matter, antimatter in universe | leapmind | Scoop.it
Physicists have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles -- something that may explain why the Universe contains more matter than antimatter.
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here.
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The education effect: Global population to plateau by 2070 | Science! | Geek.com

The education effect: Global population to plateau by 2070 | Science! | Geek.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new study powerfully contradicts earlier estimates of unending exponential population growth.
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Procedural Due Process and the Dangers of Predictive Analytics

Procedural Due Process and the Dangers of Predictive Analytics | leapmind | Scoop.it
I am really looking forward to Frank Pasquale’s new book The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information.
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Synthetic biology on ordinary paper: a new operating system | KurzweilAI

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Wyss Institute scientists have embedded effective synthetic gene networks in pocket-sized slips of paper. An array of RNA-activated sensors uses visible color
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Two ways to convert CO₂ from greenhouse gas to raw material - OpenMind | leapmind | Scoop.it
The rising of CO₂ emissions seems unstoppable. Can we make "our enemy" work for us? Discover two ways to take advantage of CO₂.
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Making the Internet of Things Understand Your Voice | MIT Technology Review

Making the Internet of Things Understand Your Voice | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
With natural-language processing aided by crowdsourced data, Wit.ai aims to make smartphones, wearables, and drones heed your call.
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Startup Semprius Fights to Bring Breakthrough Solar Tech to Market | MIT Technology Review

Startup Semprius Fights to Bring Breakthrough Solar Tech to Market | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A startup that might have a record-breaking solar cell is in danger of going out of business.
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While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when solar panels were an exotic plaything of Earth-loving rich people. Solar may be cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 U.S. states -- in 2016.
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Google’s New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself

Google’s New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself | leapmind | Scoop.it
In college, it wasn't rare to hear a verbal battle regarding artificial intelligence erupt between my friends studying neuroscience and my friends studying computer science.
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‘Data smashing’ could automate discovery, untouched by human hands | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Credit: iStock) From recognizing speech to identifying unusual stars, new discoveries often begin with comparison of data streams to find connections and
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Physicists have finally proved the existence of a new superconductive state, first proposed 50 years ago

Physicists have finally proved the existence of a new superconductive state, first proposed 50 years ago | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines

The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines | leapmind | Scoop.it
Read about the pioneers of our “post-human” future and see how they're implanting technology into their bodies and brains.
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Should you donate differently?

Should you donate differently? | leapmind | Scoop.it
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China's GMO Research Juggernaut Prepares for Climate-Changed Future | MIT Technology Review

China's GMO Research Juggernaut Prepares for Climate-Changed Future | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere

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Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. A new study reveals another equally important factor in regulating the earth's climate.
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A Look Inside China's GMO Research Enterprise | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
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