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Uncovering the genome's regulatory code

Uncovering the genome's regulatory code | leapmind | Scoop.it
Since the sequencing of the human genome in 2001, all our genes – around 20,000 in total – have been identified. But much is still unknown – for instance where and when each is active.
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Robots will create as many jobs as they take

Robots will create as many jobs as they take | leapmind | Scoop.it
Strange, semi-human, and capable of tapping into our fear of the unknown, robots have sent shivers down our spines for decades – long before the
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AI software can identify objects in photos and videos at near-human levels

AI software can identify objects in photos and videos at near-human levels | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new AI software program developed by researchers at Google and Stanford University can recognise objects in photos and videos at near human levels of understanding.
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Solar Panels Up and Running in an Hour | MIT Technology Review

Solar Panels Up and Running in an Hour | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new solar power system is easy to add to a roof, and performs its own safety checks.
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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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Americans need to rethink their concern on GMO vs. organic crops

Americans need to rethink their concern on GMO vs. organic crops | leapmind | Scoop.it
GM crops, such as insect-resistant corn and cotton, have been in commercial production for almost two decades.
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Google's Secretive DeepMind Startup Unveils a "Neural Turing Machine" | MIT Technology Review

Google's Secretive DeepMind Startup Unveils a "Neural Turing Machine" | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
DeepMind has built a neural network that can access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine. The result is a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.
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On Reddit, Geoff Hinton talks Google and future of deep learning

On Reddit, Geoff Hinton talks Google and future of deep learning | leapmind | Scoop.it
University of Toronto researcher and part-time Google distinguished researcher Geoff Hinton is responsible for many recent advances in deep learning, and many advances in neural network research over the past few decades.
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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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