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Alternative Fuels’ Long-Delayed Promise Might Be Near Fruition

Alternative Fuels’ Long-Delayed Promise Might Be Near Fruition | leapmind | Scoop.it
Large-scale commercial production would be a major renewable energy milestone, and plants in Florida and Mississippi say they are near that point.

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How Watson Changed IBM

How Watson Changed IBM | leapmind | Scoop.it
They made it a platform not a product.
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Nano 'yarn' next step in biomedical implants

Nano 'yarn' next step in biomedical implants | leapmind | Scoop.it
Imagine a pacemaker or bionic ear that doesn't require batteries but is powered by your very own cells.
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Google has built a Matrix-like simulation of California to test its self-driving cars | ExtremeTech

Google has built a Matrix-like simulation of California to test its self-driving cars | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google, it has emerged, has built a 'Matrix-style' simulation of the entirety of California to test its self-driving cars.
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Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'

Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle' | leapmind | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of Brassica napus—commonly known as canola—in the journal Science.
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St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story | leapmind | Scoop.it
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio.
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Organic photovoltaic cells of the future | (e) Science News

Organic photovoltaic cells of the future | (e) Science News | leapmind | Scoop.it
Organic photovoltaic cells -- a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight -- show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility and low-cost production.
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These Georgia Teens Created a Yelp to Rate the Police

These Georgia Teens Created a Yelp to Rate the Police | leapmind | Scoop.it
Four "solution-focused" siblings are launching Five-O, an app to share and rate experiences with law enforcement.
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Why Body Cameras Alone Won’t Solve Our Police Abuse Problem

Why Body Cameras Alone Won’t Solve Our Police Abuse Problem | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the wake of Michael Brown's death, many are calling for mandatory police body cams. But that won't necessarily prevent future police shootings.
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DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers to Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers to Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software | leapmind | Scoop.it
Inside the nondescript Pentagon-funded research lab developing games under the pretense of teaching elementary students STEM skills.
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GLOBAL CEO | Sci-fi visions drive computer revolution

GLOBAL CEO | Sci-fi visions drive computer revolution | leapmind | Scoop.it
Intel Israel President Mooly Eden tells Julie Mandoyan how perceptual computing will enable machines to communicate like humans, a vision first seen in
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John Oliver utterly shames the police in Ferguson on 'Last Week Tonight'

John Oliver utterly shames the police in Ferguson on 'Last Week Tonight' | leapmind | Scoop.it
Once again, the unsubtle British comedian provides a searingly funny and (sadly) more accurate analysis of recent events than anyone else in the mainstream media. Watch Vox's 'The roots of...
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Working Anything but 9 to 5

Working Anything but 9 to 5 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of low-income mothers and fathers are at the center of a new collision that pits workplace scheduling technology against the routines of parenting.
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Revolutionary Optalysis Optical Computer willl reach exaFLOP speeds using desktop liquid crystal displays and low power lasers

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World will have 13 'super-aged' nations by 2020

World will have 13 'super-aged' nations by 2020 | leapmind | Scoop.it
The world is aging rapidly and that's bad news for the global economy, according to a new report by Moody's Investor Service.
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The secret world of power generation, and the arrival of Earth-spanning super grids | ExtremeTech

The secret world of power generation, and the arrival of Earth-spanning super grids | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
A long, long time ago -- well, the middle of the 1800s to be exact -- electricity was an intriguing but mostly useless thing.
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How to Catch Brain Waves in a Net - IEEE Spectrum

How to Catch Brain Waves in a Net - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
A mesh of electrodes draped over the cortex could be the future of brain-machine interfaces
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Catching Liars

Catching Liars | leapmind | Scoop.it
"Diogenes," the lie-catching machine in the sci-fi screenplay that a friend and I wrote 20 years ago, made no mistakes. In real life we aren't quite there yet, but our recent research on truth and falsehood is getting closer than I ever exp...
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Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank - tech - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist

Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank - tech - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts
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Life in space? Sea plankton discovered attached to ISS outer hull

Life in space? Sea plankton discovered attached to ISS outer hull | leapmind | Scoop.it
Russian scientists say they made a “unique” discovery while analyzing samples from the exterior of the International Space Station – traces of tiny sea creatures on the station’s windows and walls.
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The robots aren’t here for our jobs—at least not in manufacturing - The robots aren’t here for our jobs—at least not in manufacturing

The robots aren’t here for our jobs—at least not in manufacturing - The robots aren’t here for our jobs—at least not in manufacturing | leapmind | Scoop.it
When robotics legend Rodney Brooks unveiled a human-like robot in 2012, claims followed that it was a bold step in the direction of replacing people with machines.
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Machine Learning Algorithm Studying Fine Art Paintings Sees Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed

Machine Learning Algorithm Studying Fine Art Paintings Sees Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence reveals previously unrecognised influences between great artists
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Computer Eyesight Gets a Lot More Accurate

Computer Eyesight Gets a Lot More Accurate | leapmind | Scoop.it
Machines still can’t see and identify objects as well as humans, but researchers participating in a contest say error rates have been cut in half over the last year.
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Molybdenum Disulfide Sheets Help Realize Nanopore DNA Sequencing (VIDEO)

Molybdenum Disulfide Sheets Help Realize Nanopore DNA Sequencing (VIDEO) | leapmind | Scoop.it
A DNA molecule passes through a nanopore in a sheet of molybdenum disulfide, a material that researchers have found to be better than graphene at reading t
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Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers | TechCrunch

Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
So when I look around the world today and observe who are the next champions of workers, I surprisingly don’t see them where you would normally expect...
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Deadly Superbugs Are Spreading In Our Hospitals And We Don’t Have Any Drugs To Stop Them

Deadly Superbugs Are Spreading In Our Hospitals And We Don’t Have Any Drugs To Stop Them | leapmind | Scoop.it
Medical experts say this should serve as a "wake up call."
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