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Genetically modified corn loses its edge against pests

Genetically modified corn loses its edge against pests | leapmind | Scoop.it

You can't keep a bad pest down. Corn rootworms in the US may have developed resistance to the insecticide that has been engineered into a genetically modified corn variety. The corn, produced by Monsanto, was grown on more than 150,000 square kilometers of US farmland last year. . . .

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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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We can now read papyrus scrolls buried by lava in 79 AD

We can now read papyrus scrolls buried by lava in 79 AD | leapmind | Scoop.it
Back in 79 AD, Italy’s Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying several Roman towns along the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, and causing an estimated 16,000 deaths. Famously, the eruption was so fast that it essentially “froze” entire...
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Improvements in transistors will make flexible plastic computers a reality

Improvements in transistors will make flexible plastic computers a reality | 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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Kamil Lemański's curator insight, January 25, 4:06 PM

Plastikowe komputery - to całkiem możliwe dzięki postępowi techniki, całkiem niedawno został wynaleziony grafen czyli jedno atomowa warstwa wegla. Która doskonale nadaje się do produkcji takich właśnie komputerów. 

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Why Can’t Robots Understand Sarcasm?

Why Can’t Robots Understand Sarcasm? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence has yet to grasp some of the finer nuances of human communication.
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WTF! It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Car's Computer | WIRED

WTF! It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Car's Computer | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
I spent last weekend elbow-deep in engine grease, hands tangled in the steel guts of my wife’s Mazda 3. It’s a good little car, but lately its bellyachings have sent me out to the driveway to tinker under the hood.
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Lowering the cost of self-driving cars using cameras | Impact Lab

Lowering the cost of self-driving cars using cameras | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Attempting to find a cheaper alternative to the high cost of laser scanners used by self-driving and automated cars, a new software system was developed at
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Using game technology in transport

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The Transhumanist Party's Presidential Candidate On the Future of Politics

The Transhumanist Party's Presidential Candidate On the Future of Politics | leapmind | Scoop.it
Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan lays out his vision for the future of a global politics where virtual reality, mind-reading headsets, and AI governors are the norm.
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The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study

The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study | leapmind | Scoop.it
Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next!
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33rd Square | Ray Kurzweil is Building a "Synthetic Neocortex"

33rd Square | Ray Kurzweil is Building a "Synthetic Neocortex" | leapmind | Scoop.it
Speaking recently at the Geek Park Innovation Conference in Beijing, Ray Kurzweil discussed his familiar themes of exponential technology, and stated that what he is trying to build at Google is a "synthetic neocortex."...
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Ford Throws Down Autonomous Vehicle Glove, Opens Shop In Silicon Valley

Ford Throws Down Autonomous Vehicle Glove, Opens Shop In Silicon Valley | leapmind | Scoop.it
Just in case you thought cars weren't getting high tech enough, Ford has upped the ante.
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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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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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New Technologies, Contracts Bolster Growing Energy Storage Business

New Technologies, Contracts Bolster Growing Energy Storage Business | leapmind | Scoop.it
Promising technological advances and a host of lucrative new contracts and incentives are encouraging signs to alternative energy watchers who say that the m...
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Flexible Brain Implants Have Arrived

Flexible Brain Implants Have Arrived | leapmind | Scoop.it
Stiff, steel microwires can damage tissue when implanted deep into patients' brains. Engineers at MIT have found a way around this problem with a flexible brain-implant technology.
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Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality | leapmind | Scoop.it
How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?
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It's Time to Fix America's Infrastructure. Here's Where to Start | WIRED

It's Time to Fix America's Infrastructure. Here's Where to Start | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
President Obama believes America must build “21st century infrastructure—modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest Internet,” and in his State of the Union this week he asked the Republican-controlled Congress to pass a...
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The New Measles

The New Measles | leapmind | Scoop.it
One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.
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GEN | News Highlights:More Manageable Telomere Extension, Thanks to Modified mRNA

GEN | News Highlights:More Manageable Telomere Extension, Thanks to Modified mRNA | leapmind | Scoop.it
A means of causing a temporary surge in telomere lengthening promises to improve drug models and may even point to safer treatments of age-related diseases.
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Google Lunar XPrize: Blasting off with Moon Express at Kennedy Space Center - CNET

Google Lunar XPrize: Blasting off with Moon Express at Kennedy Space Center - CNET | leapmind | Scoop.it
Moon Express is gunning for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We went down to Florida to watch a test of the team's lunar lander and to get an early look at its historic new facility.
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This indoor farm is 100 times more productive than outdoor fields

This indoor farm is 100 times more productive than outdoor fields | leapmind | Scoop.it
This incredible indoor “food factory” in Japan is claiming that it can produce 100 times more heads of lettuce per day than an outdoor counterpart of the same area, and also produces 80 percent less food waste .
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Scottish scientists have slowed the speed of light (Wired UK)

Scottish scientists have slowed the speed of light (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
The speed of light travelling through air has been slowed down for the first time, breaking what was thought to be a constant physical measurement
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