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Sterling science: Strain in silver nanoparticles creates unusual 'twinning'

Sterling science: Strain in silver nanoparticles creates unusual 'twinning' | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—When twins are forced to share, it can put a significant strain on their relationship. While this observation is perhaps unsurprising in the behavior of children, it is less obvious when it comes to nanoparticles.
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As Apple manufacturer, Foxconn, slashes jobs in China, Vivek Wadhwa says we at the dawn of hyperlocalized robotic manufacturing?

As Apple manufacturer, Foxconn, slashes jobs in China, Vivek Wadhwa says we at the dawn of hyperlocalized robotic manufacturing? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Apple's manufacturer in China says it will slash some of its 1.3 million jobs, and replace them with robots. As some of those jobs look to return to U.S. soil, localized manufacturing could be the beginning of a totally different problem.
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For some manufacturing, maybe

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Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories | 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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When Silicon Valley takes LSD

When Silicon Valley takes LSD | leapmind | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley puts a premium on creativity, and some in the tech community view psychedelic drugs as a way to approach major problems differently.
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Will NASA's TESS spacecraft revolutionize exoplanet hunting?

Will NASA's TESS spacecraft revolutionize exoplanet hunting? | leapmind | Scoop.it
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), planned to be launched in August 2017 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, is designed to discover thousands of exoplanets.
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How Will Technology Change Sex In A Year? 10 Years? 20 Years?

How Will Technology Change Sex In A Year? 10 Years? 20 Years? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Here are educated guesses on what gettin' freaky will look like in the years to come.
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Robots and rental popstars: is this the future of music?

Robots and rental popstars: is this the future of music? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Music’s next frontier is uncertain but if anyone can predict what will happen next it’s future-thinking musician Emmy The Great, who has already acquired her own hologram
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Bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code

Bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code | leapmind | Scoop.it
Biology relies upon the precise activation of specific genes to work properly. If that sequence gets out of whack, or one gene turns on only partially, the outcome can often lead to a disease.
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China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel | ExtremeTech

China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
China's space program has been steadily marching towards its goals.
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Are You “Internet Sexual”?

Are You "Internet Sexual"? - Matter - Medium
On Chaturbate, live-cammers go wild and weird. And if you watch it long enough, you realize tech has created a whole new…
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SciTech Digest: Parabiosis benefits, Accelerating without a force, Spacetime shape dynamics, Anti-aging advances, Advanced computing architectures.

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Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution | leapmind | Scoop.it
How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing
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If You Upload Your Mind to a Computer—Are You Still You?

If You Upload Your Mind to a Computer—Are You Still You? | leapmind | Scoop.it
One of the most mind-bending far future predictions you'll hear from some futurists is this: Eventually, the technology will exist to copy your
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This is testing on us

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How Virtual Sex Is Changing Cheating -

How Virtual Sex Is Changing Cheating  - | leapmind | Scoop.it
What constitutes infidelity is shifting as rapidly as the sex tech industry. The virtual world is quickly growing into our real world.
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Youth; It's In The Blood

Youth; It's In The Blood | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman, the evil queen Ravenna tries to restore her youth by sucking her step-daughter dry. It's a popular trope in Hollywood. But could the vampires have got it right after all?
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We've Officially Entered a New Age For Mega-Airports 

We've Officially Entered a New Age For Mega-Airports  | leapmind | Scoop.it
Today, Dubai International Airport announced that it's reached a milestone. It is now the busiest airport in the world for international travelers, a claim that has long belonged to Heathrow, in London.
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Mindclones from Social Media: New Research from Stanford Suggests Feasibility - h+ Magazine

Mindclones from Social Media: New Research from Stanford Suggests Feasibility - h+ Magazine | leapmind | Scoop.it
In popular sci-fi show 'Black Mirror', realistic digital personalities of the dead, mind clones, are recreated from data alone. How realistic is this idea?
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Google Lunar XPrize ramps up private moon race with $5 million in awards

Google Lunar XPrize ramps up private moon race with $5 million in awards | leapmind | Scoop.it
The biggest winner so far, Astrobotic, wants to change up the race by ferrying all its competitors' rovers to the moon and then racing them on the surface.
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Creative AI: Computer composers are changing how music is made

Creative AI: Computer composers are changing how music is made | leapmind | Scoop.it
Computer algorithms and artificial intelligence programs are fast approaching the level of humans in music composition, and AI researchers say they computers have immense capacity for creativity. ...
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What Your Dreams Say About You, Based On Science

What Your Dreams Say About You, Based On Science | leapmind | Scoop.it
Recent technology has allowed us to know more about the origin of dreams than ever before, but can it tell us what they mean?
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Germany Set to Open Up Autobahn to Self-Driving Vehicles

Germany Set to Open Up Autobahn to Self-Driving Vehicles | leapmind | Scoop.it
MAINZ, Germany — Prototypes of driverless cars are set to get the go-ahead on a stretch of Germany's busy A9 autobahn.For years, the country's car makers hav...
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Graphene could double the rate of solar energy conversion

Graphene could double the rate of solar energy conversion | leapmind | Scoop.it
In an experiment that could nearly double the rate of solar energy conversion from 32 to 60 percent, scientists in Switzerland have used the super-material graphene to convert a single photon into many electrons to produce an electric current.
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Dr. Peter H. Diamandis — Intelligent Self-directed Evolution - YouTube

Global Future 2045: Towards a New Strategy for Human Evolution / New York City, 2013 http://gf2045.com/ Dr. Peter H Diamandis Abundance Engineer Physician, e...
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Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot | KSL.com

Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot | KSL.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
A humble roundworm is leading the race in artificial intelligence, showing that it may be possible one day to upload our brains to a computer.
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Self-Aware Mario isn’t self-aware, but he might be hungry! – |...

Self-Aware Mario isn’t self-aware, but he might be hungry! – |... | leapmind | Scoop.it
When Time Magazine reports that “Researchers make Super Mario self-aware,” of course IO9 has to come along and rain on everyone’s parade. From the IO9 article: Super Mario has been imbued with a fairly sophisticated artificial intelligence program...
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Ambiq Micro has made a chip that consumes 10 times less energy

Ambiq Micro has made a chip that consumes 10 times less energy | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ambiq Micro, a semiconductor company in Austin, Texas, has been working for the last five years to build a lower-power chip by applying to silicon a technology that has been used in quartz wristwatches.
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