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Penny-Sized Ion Thrusters Could Steer the Satellites Of the Future

Penny-Sized Ion Thrusters Could Steer the Satellites Of the Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rockets might be fiery fun, but they're big, bulky, and heavy. Ion thrusters, sci-fi as they sound, are real and these penny-sized ones are probably the future of steering small satellites in orbit.
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Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time

Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time | leapmind | Scoop.it
Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs' Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster -- by getting smaller.
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Super-Humanizing: Virtual Reality, Music and the Coming Revolution

Super-Humanizing: Virtual Reality, Music and the Coming Revolution | leapmind | Scoop.it
On Monday morning I drove by Candlestick Park as the first demolition crews set to work on the grand old thing.
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Summit Europe: Robots Are Still Toddlers—But They’re Growing Up Fast

Summit Europe: Robots Are Still Toddlers—But They’re Growing Up Fast | leapmind | Scoop.it
You've probably read somewhere recently that robots are coming to take your job. It's true, they probably are. But they’ve got some growing up to
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Baidu’s Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley

Baidu’s Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley | leapmind | Scoop.it
In an interview, Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng discussed his team’s progress, the quirks of Chinese Web-search queries, the challenges of driverless cars and what it’s like to work for Baidu.
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New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics

New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale electronics.
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Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities | WIRED

Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
How can urban planners make cities more livable for everyone?
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Interstellar: A Cinematic Roadmap to Post-Humanity

Interstellar: A Cinematic Roadmap to Post-Humanity | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a plot that would surely rocket off one’s imagination into the cosmos, one could argue that Interstellar became a cinematic roadmap to post-humanity for our species.
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Top500 supercomputer race goes cold

Top500 supercomputer race goes cold | leapmind | Scoop.it
China's Tianhe-2 machine tops the list for the fourth time in a row, with no serious up-and-coming contenders.
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How Supercomputing Is Cracking The Mysteries Of Human Origins

How Supercomputing Is Cracking The Mysteries Of Human Origins | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Texas supercomputer capable of 9.6 quadrillion operations per second has solved a thorny problem in genetics, by looking at the bones of a young boy who died 24,000 years ago in Mal’ta in south-central Siberia.
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The FBI Is very excited about this machine that can scan your DNA in 90 minutes

The FBI Is very excited about this machine that can scan your DNA in 90 minutes | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rapid-DNA technology makes it easier than ever to grab and store your genetic profile. G-men, cops, and Homeland Security can't wait to see it everywhere.
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This Robot Could Make Creating New Life Forms As Easy As Coding An App | WIRED

This Robot Could Make Creating New Life Forms As Easy As Coding An App | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
An effort is under way to make working with wet stuff easier in the hope of putting biology on more equal footing with less viscous technologies.
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The Digital Love Industry | VICE | United States

The Digital Love Industry | VICE | United States | leapmind | Scoop.it
We investigate the future of love and sex in the digital age—including the evolution of the porn industry, "teledildonics," and the very real possibility of virtual romances.
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Regeneron Builds a Database of Human Knockouts in Search for Drug Clues | MIT Technology Review

Regeneron Builds a Database of Human Knockouts in Search for Drug Clues | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.
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TechnoVision 2015 - Cognito Ergo Sum | Blog post

TechnoVision 2015 - Cognito Ergo Sum | Blog post | leapmind | Scoop.it
LeapMind's insight:
The emergence of increasingly aware ‘cognitive computing’ implies a new era of technology
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Mobile phone usage explodes in Africa, spurring innovation - YouTube

A drive through Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi reveals a nation in love -- with the mobile phone. Across the African continent, improvements in mobile p...
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The Healthspan Imperative: Why Do We Need to Extend Healthy Years of Life? - YouTube

This short video explains why it is imperative that we increase healthspan, our healthy years of life. The benefits for current and future generations are im...
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33rd Square | Medical Technology: What We Can Expect from the Future

33rd Square | Medical Technology: What We Can Expect from the Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Here are some more future medical technologies coming our way. Big changes are coming our way in the next few years, helping us live longer and healthier lives.
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Now that Humans Are Living Longer, College Should be Mandatory

Now that Humans Are Living Longer, College Should be Mandatory | leapmind | Scoop.it
Longer lifespans and a changing job market means maybe we should find more time for learning.
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Six-State Memristor Opens Door to Weird Computing - IEEE Spectrum

Six-State Memristor Opens Door to Weird Computing - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new memristor-based device could be used to build brainlike systems and base-10 computers
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What Is the Outernet and Is It the Future of the Internet?

What Is the Outernet and Is It the Future of the Internet? | leapmind | Scoop.it
For 60 percent of the world's population, regular internet access is about as common as flying cars.
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Main hallmarks of senescent cells - YouTube

I describe senescence-associated beta-galoctosidase and senescence-associated secretory phenotype - what they are and why we need to know about them
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Biotech startup wants to produce everyday chemicals from moss instead of petroleum | Science! | Geek.com

Biotech startup wants to produce everyday chemicals from moss instead of petroleum | Science! | Geek.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nearly 80% of the common chemicals that go into making the modern world work are petroleum based.
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YES! PR2 Very Close to Completing Laundry Cycle - IEEE Spectrum

YES! PR2 Very Close to Completing Laundry Cycle - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
PR2 can now pick up dirty clothes, put them in a basket, and load a washing machine
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Summit Europe: Artificial Intelligence Evolving From Disappointing to Disruptive

Summit Europe: Artificial Intelligence Evolving From Disappointing to Disruptive | leapmind | Scoop.it
Neil Jacobstein, Singularity University’s co-chair in AI and Robotics, has been thinking about artificial intelligence for a long time, and at a
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