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NOVA scienceNOW : 39 - Personal DNA Testing, Art Authentication, Capturing Carbon, Pardis Sabeti

Personal DNA Testing - 01:40 NOVA scienceNOW examines the realm of personal DNA testing. It describes the latest tests, which look for single-nucleotide poly...
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially | leapmind | Scoop.it
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MIT Cheetah Robot Bounds Off Tether, Outdoors - IEEE Spectrum

MIT Cheetah Robot Bounds Off Tether, Outdoors - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The newest version of MIT's Cheetah is fast, it's quiet, and it jumps
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Why Image Recognition Is the Tech World’s ‘Next Big Thing’

Why Image Recognition Is the Tech World’s ‘Next Big Thing’ | leapmind | Scoop.it
With Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook onboard, image recognition will lead the way in innovations for apps and the web.
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Machine learning algorithm makes impossible screening of advanced materials possible

Machine learning algorithm makes impossible screening of advanced materials possible | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A fundamental part of climate change response is expected to involve the discovery of advanced materials capable of cost-effectively capturing CO2 from burning fossil fuels.
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We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often

We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often | leapmind | Scoop.it
Not that long ago, Google announced something unheard of in the auto industry—at least in the part of the auto industry that makes moving cars. A car without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals.
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Tesla cars will run on autopilot within 5 years: Elon Musk | Impact Lab

Tesla cars will run on autopilot within 5 years: Elon Musk | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars could save thousands of lives per year. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says self-driving cars might be on the roads faster than most people t
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An open source future for synthetic biology | Impact Lab

An open source future for synthetic biology | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Synthetic biology is an emerging area that threatens to become as controversial as GMOs. It's indisputable that genetically modified organism (GMO) food
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US Navy Tests Exoskeleton to Boost Worker Strength and Productivity

US Navy Tests Exoskeleton to Boost Worker Strength and Productivity | leapmind | Scoop.it
Exoskeletons have made news in recent years for creating super-soldiers and allowing wheelchair users to walk again. Now, the US Navy will test and evaluate Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeletons fo...
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The Future This Week: Mysteries of Biology Revealed! - SERIOUS WONDER

The Future This Week: Mysteries of Biology Revealed! - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
In The Future This Week, Serious Wonder dives into the latest headlines dealing with our biology. - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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The Networked Economy promises to transform just about every aspect of how people live and work. | MIT Technology Review

The Networked Economy promises to transform just about every aspect of how people live and work. | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it

Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it | leapmind | Scoop.it
Planting pesticide-free cotton as a refuge for the pert pink bollworm caterpillar has slowed bollworms in neighboring cotton fields from developing resistance to pesticides because they breed with the pesticide-free population.
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Highest-paid female executive seeks immortality—digitally

Highest-paid female executive seeks immortality—digitally | leapmind | Scoop.it
Genitals mean nothing. Bodies, even less.
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Is the "Buckydiamondoid" the Future of Molecular Electronics? - IEEE Spectrum

Is the "Buckydiamondoid" the Future of Molecular Electronics? - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Buckyballs and diamonoids together make a perfect molecular-sized rectifier
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The FBI Just Finished Its Insane New Facial Recognition System

The FBI Just Finished Its Insane New Facial Recognition System | leapmind | Scoop.it
After six years and over one billion dollars in development, the FBI has just announced that its new biometric facial recognition software system is finally complete. Meaning that, starting soon, photos of tens of millions of U.S.
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Smart dust: A complete computer that’s smaller than a grain of sand | ExtremeTech

Smart dust: A complete computer that’s smaller than a grain of sand | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Called the Michigan Micro Mote, or M3, this tiny computer features processing, data storage, and wireless communication. Researcher Pabral Dutta thinks it will be the next revolution in computing.
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Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic

Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic | leapmind | Scoop.it
Drug is one of thousands that may be produced by the human microbiome.
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France's Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs | WIRED

France's Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new car sharing service sidesteps the biggest problems with EV technology.
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Forget Mars. Here's Where We Should Build Our First Off-World Colonies

Is Mars really the best target for off-world colonies? The moon, Venus and free-floating space colonies all have their benefits as a first destination.
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Toyota, Grenoble set stage for test in ride-sharing

Toyota, Grenoble set stage for test in ride-sharing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Toyota is testing ride-sharing. As simple as that may sound, the experiment indicates an innovative model for the future of urban transportation. The Grenoble metro area could turn out to be the trial stage for a new city system in mobility.
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A Cambrian Explosion In AI Is Coming | TechCrunch

A Cambrian Explosion In AI Is Coming | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
You can call it a Virtual Personal Assistant, an Intelligent Agent, an Intelligent Interface or whatever you wish. We call it inevitable. The era of the..
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Elon Musk: SpaceX Wants To Build A City On Mars

It's why SpaceX hasn't gone public.
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Ant-Sized Radios to Connect the World > ENGINEERING.com

Ant-Sized Radios to Connect the World > ENGINEERING.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Engineers at Stanford have created a cheap, miniature radio-on-a-chip that could catalyze the Internet of Things.
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Basic income: the world's simplest plan to end poverty, explained

Basic income: the world's simplest plan to end poverty, explained | leapmind | Scoop.it
The idea is simple: everyone gets a check every year, of the same amount, no matter what. Here's why it's so controversial.
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Will robots take over the world? The social impact of automation

Will robots take over the world? The social impact of automation | leapmind | Scoop.it
Whether its self-service kiosks we have now or the self-driving tractors of the future - automation is disrupting jobs
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Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy

Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy.
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