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Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb

http://www.ted.com What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that ...
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I love that one! :)
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Driverless cars can hit UK roads in 2015 (Wired UK)

Driverless cars can hit UK roads in 2015 (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
We can expect driverless cars to hit public roads by January 2015, the UK government has indicated
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The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The “uncanny valley” is a term coined by Japanese roboticist Mashahiro Mori in 1970 to describe the strange fact that, as robots become more
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Heterogeneous carbon hosts enable stable lithium-sulfur battery

Heterogeneous carbon hosts enable stable lithium-sulfur  battery | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sulfur, in tremendous abundance as byproducts of petroleum industry, is one of the most intriguing solutions to address the energy dilemma by manifesting the chemistry between sulfur and lithium.
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Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app

Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app | leapmind | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng knows a lot about both deep learning and robotics, and he recently presented on how the former might affect the latter. Robot brains will need to train on a lot of data, and deep learning seems like a good way to do it.
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Column: I Have Seen the Future and It Is Jobless | Valley News

Column: I Have Seen the Future and It Is Jobless | Valley News | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen | leapmind | Scoop.it
If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship.
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Facebook's App Strategy Is Bad News For Anyone Who Uses Apps

Facebook's App Strategy Is Bad News For Anyone Who Uses Apps | leapmind | Scoop.it
Starting this week, to check Facebook messages on your phone, you'll need to download Messenger, the company's standalone chat app. This is part of a bigger Facebook strategy to create many standalone mobile apps.
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Coub is Russia's answer to the GIF, and it's coming to America

Coub is Russia's answer to the GIF, and it's coming to America | leapmind | Scoop.it
Short film clips that play on an endless loop are one of the internet's favorite forms of amusement. In the United States, GIFs, and more recently Vines, have done an admirable job satisfying this...
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Mass incarceration may be the greatest social crisis in modern American history | Impact Lab

Mass incarceration may be the greatest social crisis in modern American history | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
More than 2.4 million people are behind bars in the United States today. The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously last week to allow nearly 50,
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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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Will Virtual Reality ‘Jolting’ Be the Digital Drug of Choice?

BitTorrent's new sci-fi series 'Children of the Machine' depicts a future society where the drug of choice is intense virtual reality trips, dubbed “jolting.”
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SpaceX Admits It Wants To Colonise The Solar System

SpaceX Admits It Wants To Colonise The Solar System | leapmind | Scoop.it
Billionaire inventor Elon Musk's private space company has admitted it has designs on colonising the Solar System within 100 years. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said in a radio interview that the company wants to make the human race "mult...
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Venus Express Survives Close Encounter With Hellish Atmosphere

Venus Express Survives Close Encounter With Hellish Atmosphere | leapmind | Scoop.it
It was a daring maneuver, but the plan to put Venus Express lower in the planet's thick atmosphere has worked.
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Can Winograd Schemas Replace Turing Test for Defining Human-Level AI? - IEEE Spectrum

Can Winograd Schemas Replace Turing Test for Defining Human-Level AI? - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Turing Test is a flawed metric for AI, and now we've got something better
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Illuminating the dark side of the genome

Illuminating the dark side of the genome | leapmind | Scoop.it
Almost 50 percent of our genome is made up of highly repetitive DNA, which makes it very difficult to be analysed. In fact, repeats are discarded in most genome-wide studies and thus, insights into this part of the genome remained limited.
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You Are Not Late

You Are Not Late | leapmind | Scoop.it
Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to be an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was…
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70% of people would be willing to have a smart toilet share their personal data

70% of people would be willing to have a smart toilet share their personal data | leapmind | Scoop.it
Smart toilets: who even knew they were a thing? But perhaps it's time. Aside from water-conservation and heated seats, there's been little innovation in toilets since the debut of the original crapper.
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The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence

The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists and engineers are creating a world in which cars drive themselves, machines recognize people and humanoid robots travel unattended.
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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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