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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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Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call

Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call | leapmind | Scoop.it
When AOL executive and Comcast customer Ryan Block recently tried to cancel his internet service, he ended up in a near-yelling match with a customer service representative who spent 18 minutes...
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » All Information, Ever Created, is Still in Existence

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » All Information, Ever Created, is Still in Existence | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer discovered

Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer discovered | leapmind | Scoop.it
A simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not has been devised by researchers.
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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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A chemical-free solution to stop bread from getting mouldy (ScienceAlert)

A chemical-free solution to stop bread from getting mouldy (ScienceAlert) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have finally found a way to make bread last longer—and the new method replaces chemical preservatives with plants' active ingredients.
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Mobile and beacons will power travel in the future | Impact Lab

Mobile and beacons will power travel in the future | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mobile tech will help squash millions of annoyances we encounter with traveling. Our lives have the potential of becoming completely automated because of
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Powerful Genetic Engineering Technique Could Modify Entire Wild Populations — NOVA Next | PBS

Powerful Genetic Engineering Technique Could Modify Entire Wild Populations — NOVA Next | PBS | leapmind | Scoop.it
By combining two techniques—CRISPR and gene drives—scientists are proposing a system that could change nearly any sexually reproducing species anywhere.
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Beauty Is Skin-deep—But That’s Where Genetic Engineering Is Going Next

Beauty Is Skin-deep—But That’s Where Genetic Engineering Is Going Next | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Korean woman was on the verge of divorce because her husband no longer found her attractive and was having an affair. Nothing worked in her efforts to save the marriage and as a last resort she underwent cosmetic surgery.
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Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode

Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode | 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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Scientists discover way to stop malaria parasite in its tracks

Scientists discover way to stop malaria parasite in its tracks | leapmind | Scoop.it
The global race to develop the next generation of malaria drugs has been given a boost after Australian scientists discovered how to starve the malaria parasite of nutrients, effectively killing it before it takes hold.
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Human Longevity wants to make 100 the new 60 and have healthier people living longer | Impact Lab

Human Longevity wants to make 100 the new 60 and have healthier people living longer | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Human Longevity doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older. Dr. Robert Hariri, who once worked directing c
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China and India race to fully harness thorium for nuclear power | Impact Lab

China and India race to fully harness thorium for nuclear power | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Thorium is an alternative to uranium as a way of doing nuclear fission. Although the chemical element thorium sounds like the kind of material used as a plot
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Software Bot Produces Up To 10,000 Wikipedia Entries Per Day

Software Bot Produces Up To 10,000 Wikipedia Entries Per Day | leapmind | Scoop.it
While Internet trolls and members of Congress wage war over edits on Wikipedia, Swedish university administrator Sverker Johansson has spnt the
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New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C infected patients, could improve treatment uptake

New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C infected patients, could improve treatment uptake | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two...
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When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them? | Opinion | WIRED

When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be Ready to Outsmart Them? | Opinion | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
To survive in this new environment, we human beings must foster high-level cognitive or emotional skills, and find jobs that require them.
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This Floating Platform Could Filter The Plastic From Our Polluted Oceans

This Floating Platform Could Filter The Plastic From Our Polluted Oceans | leapmind | Scoop.it
By Vanessa Quirk (Read the original story here) Courtesy of Cristian Ehrmantraut "Plastic is an extremely durable material, taking 500 years to biodegrade, yet it’s designed to be used for an average of 5 minutes, and so it’...
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A New Pure Lithium Battery Could Double Your Phone's Life

A New Pure Lithium Battery Could Double Your Phone's Life | leapmind | Scoop.it
Virtually all of your gadgets tote lithium ion batteries--but while they're the best you can hope for at the moment, new engineering means that pure lithium batteries are now a possibility, and they could double the life of your phone.
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Basic universal income gets even more traction—from both sides of the aisle

Basic universal income gets even more traction—from both sides of the aisle | leapmind | Scoop.it
I wrote yesterday morning at Hullabaloo about the growing momentum toward basic universal income as a mainstream policy idea. The idea is attractive for a number of reasons, and appeals…
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States, stand down! Let community broadband innovate.

States, stand down! Let community broadband innovate. | leapmind | Scoop.it
The effort to bring competition to the U.S. broadband market depends on the eradication of laws in 19 states that make it difficult or impossible for communities to build their own networks.
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Lawsuit: "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright, and Warner owes the world hundreds of millions for improperly collected royalties

Lawsuit: "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright, and Warner owes the world hundreds of millions for improperly collected royalties | leapmind | Scoop.it
Copyright scholars have long been pretty certain that "Happy Birthday to You" is in the public domain, despite the fact that Warner/Chappell claims copyright on it and charges impressive licensing fees to use it in public performances.
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Google's loony net balloons get 10 times better in a year (Wired UK)

Google's loony net balloons get 10 times better in a year (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
“We’ve definitely crossed the point where there’s a greater than 50 percent chance that this will happen”
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New spongelike material converts solar energy into steam | Impact Lab

New spongelike material converts solar energy into steam | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The DLS that consists of a carbon foam supporting an exfoliated graphite layer. MIT has developed a new material structure that generates steam by soaking
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WATCH: Why Airless Tires Might Be the Future of Driving

WATCH: Why Airless Tires Might Be the Future of Driving | leapmind | Scoop.it
Everything about air in tires is antiquated. The checking, refilling, and patching hasn’t changed much in a century. Brian Cooley tells you why tires without air may be the future.
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Google X's next moonshot is to conquer the human genome (Wired UK)

Google X's next moonshot is to conquer the human genome (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
The latest Moonshot project of the Google X secret laboratory revolves around the collection of medical data
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How humans have changed over the past 100 years | Impact Lab

How humans have changed over the past 100 years | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Some) people have grown taller People are getting taller and they are also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these
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