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Instant Egghead - What Is the Prisoner's Dilemma?

The prisoner's dilemma is a classic illustration of why rational people don't always cooperate--even when it's in their best interest to do so. In this episo...
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We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.
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New material gives rejected drugs a new chance

New material gives rejected drugs a new chance | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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How to Live Forever By Turning Your Brain Into Plastic

How to Live Forever By Turning Your Brain Into Plastic | leapmind | Scoop.it
We may never be able to freeze you at the moment of death and then reanimate you. But the good news is, there may be another way to keep your brain viable.
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Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses?

Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Less than 10 percent of MOOC students, on average, complete a course. That's the conclusion of Katy Jordan of Open University, who published her analysis, pul
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Are Robots the Newest Members of the Middle Class Or the End of It?

Are Robots the Newest Members of the Middle Class Or the End of It? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The middle class was once defined by the work one did. If a robot does that job, has it joined the social class as well?
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Scientists eliminate the HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Scientists eliminate the HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time | leapmind | Scoop.it
The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims' DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen to control the virus and prevent a fresh attack.
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Data’s Payoff Is Unknown | MIT Technology Review

Data’s Payoff Is Unknown | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hospitals are spending billions collecting and analyzing medical data. The one data point no one is tracking: the payoff.
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Scientists Announce First-Ever Regeneration Of Immune Organ

Scientists Announce First-Ever Regeneration Of Immune Organ | leapmind | Scoop.it
Targeting a specific protein instructs stem cells to restore function and structure to thymus, a key part of the immune system.
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Can Mobile Technologies and Big Data Improve Health? | MIT Technology Review

Can Mobile Technologies and Big Data Improve Health? | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and product innovation. The payoff could be better care.
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33rd Square | 5 Up and Coming Medical Innovations that Patients Should Be Excited For

33rd Square | 5 Up and Coming Medical Innovations that Patients Should Be Excited For | leapmind | Scoop.it
As medicine and healthcare become exponential technologies we will see huge accelerated changes in the medical field. Here are five innovations that are especially interesting for the near horizon.
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New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy's battery factory & the future of solar storage

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy's battery factory & the future of solar storage | leapmind | Scoop.it
We take you inside a brand new factory that’s churning out disruptive solar and grid batteries in West Pennsylvania.
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China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by | Impact Lab

China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
A maglev train at the Pudong International Airport. High-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries in the future, but also
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Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics - IEEE Spectrum

Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The world needs a well funded, high profile, international competitive robotics event. Can Japan make it happen in 2020?
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GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup | leapmind | Scoop.it
GE’s got a new idea for how to make a key part for a lower cost fuel cell, and its using a new business model to launch it commercially.
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Transistor Successor Set to Bring on "The Machine" Age Soon

Transistor Successor Set to Bring on "The Machine" Age Soon | leapmind | Scoop.it
A successor to an essential part in today’s computers may arrive in just a few years
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Creating optical cables out of thin air

Creating optical cables out of thin air | leapmind | Scoop.it
Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That's what Howard Milchberg, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, wants to do.
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The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech | leapmind | Scoop.it
"20 years from now we'll look back and say, 'Well, nothing really happened in the last 20 years,'" predicts founding Wired editor Kevin Kelly.
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Mobile Technologies Could Revolutionize Health Care If It Can Overcome Challenges | MIT Technology Review

Mobile Technologies Could Revolutionize Health Care If It Can Overcome Challenges | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Full of promise, mobile health still needs to wow patients and nail down its payoff.
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Beijing Researchers Use Gene Editing to Create Disease-Resistant Wheat | MIT Technology Review

Beijing Researchers Use Gene Editing to Create Disease-Resistant Wheat | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a common disease, using advanced gene editing methods.
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IBM Watson’s Plan to End Human Doctors’ Monopoly on Medical Know-How | MIT Technology Review

IBM Watson’s Plan to End Human Doctors’ Monopoly on Medical Know-How | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Big Blue thinks its Jeopardy! champion Watson can make money by offering health-care providers new expertise without hiring new staff.
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Scientists 'switch off' the extra chromosome that causes Down's Syndrome

Scientists 'switch off' the extra chromosome that causes Down's Syndrome | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have managed to prevent the condition in human cells grown in a laboratory.
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Here's That Extra Pair of Robot Fingers You've Always Wanted - IEEE Spectrum

Here's That Extra Pair of Robot Fingers You've Always Wanted - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
First it's extra robotic arms, and now it's extra robotic fingers
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Nanomotors Are Controlled, for the First Time, Inside Living Cells — Eberly College of Science

Nanomotors Are Controlled, for the First Time, Inside Living Cells — Eberly College of Science | leapmind | Scoop.it
For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically.
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Can Magnetically Levitating Trains Run At 3,000km/h? | IFLScience

Can Magnetically Levitating Trains Run At 3,000km/h? | IFLScience | leapmind | Scoop.it
Trains that use magnets to levitate above the tracks might sound like something from Back to the Future, but the concept of magnetic levitation has been around for many years.
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