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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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‘Smart garments’ will be the hottest trend of 2015 | Impact Lab

‘Smart garments’ will be the hottest trend of 2015 | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gartner predicts sales of smart clothing will exceed 10 million in 2015. Some of the hottest products of 2014 are smartwatches and fitness bands. We’ve s
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Speech Recognition Better Than a Human's Exists. You Just Can't Use It Yet - Bloomberg

Speech Recognition Better Than a Human's Exists. You Just Can't Use It Yet - Bloomberg | leapmind | Scoop.it
Speech Recognition Better Than a Human's Exists. You Just Can't Use It Yet
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Lust for life: breaking the 120-year barrier in human ageing

Lust for life: breaking the 120-year barrier in human ageing | leapmind | Scoop.it
In rich countries, more than 80% of the population today will survive past the age of 70. About 150 years ago, only 20% did. In all this while, though, only one person lived beyond the age of 120.
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We could get to the Singularity in ten years | KurzweilAI

We could get to the Singularity in ten years | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
It would require a different way of thinking about the timing of the Singularity, says AGI pioneer Ben Goertzel, PhD. Rather than a predictive exercise, it
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The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income

The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book Capital in the 21st Century, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that "the second machine age" of digital technologies will entail th...
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The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy | leapmind | Scoop.it
The incredible drop in the price of solar energy will shake up our world.
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The rat race can wait, the universe is calling - ImmortalLife.info

The rat race can wait, the universe is calling - ImmortalLife.info | leapmind | Scoop.it
We are sentient beings in a void of mystery, with growing, explosive tools like technology and science, and yet so many people can still be convinced to trade in their ticket for 80 years of musical electric chairs, of running in circles to...
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Surgeons To Test New Technique For Saving The Almost-Dead

Surgeons To Test New Technique For Saving The Almost-Dead | leapmind | Scoop.it
Surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh will be testing a new technique for placing patients in a state of suspended animation, by draining all of their blood and replacing it with a saline solution.
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FM2030: Transhumanist Pioneer - YouTube

Produced by Dr. James Hughes. FM-2030 was a visionary. But he could not have imagined that two short years after his death his ideas would be brought to prom...
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Stephen Wolfram: 'Undoubtedly Human Immortality Will Be Achieved' [VIDEO]

Stephen Wolfram: 'Undoubtedly Human Immortality Will Be Achieved' [VIDEO] | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientist Stephen Wolfram explains why technically it will absolutely be possible for humans to live forever.
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These Thought-Controlled Robotic Arms Are Beating Paralysis and Amputation

These Thought-Controlled Robotic Arms Are Beating Paralysis and Amputation | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 2012, University of Pittsburgh researchers released a video of Jan Scheuermann feeding herself a bite of chocolate. This, of course, wouldn't be
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Next Big Future: Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords

Next Big Future: Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Basic income paid to the poor can transform lives

Basic income paid to the poor can transform lives | leapmind | Scoop.it
Contrary to what sceptics predicted the basic incomes model created more economic activity and work
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'Mister Transparency' on Life After The Sony Hack

'Mister Transparency' on Life After The Sony Hack | leapmind | Scoop.it
There’s something a little sci-fi about the world after the cyberattack on Sony. Hackers brought a multi-national conglomerate to its knees. According to the U.S. government, they were doing the bi...
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Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy | leapmind | Scoop.it
A lack of interest in romantic relationships is setting off a demographic time-bomb that threatens all of us.
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2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning

2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning | leapmind | Scoop.it
A wave of technological disruptions is set to shake up the world as we know it.
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Welcome to the Glass Age: New Smart Window Powers Itself - SERIOUS WONDER

Welcome to the Glass Age: New Smart Window Powers Itself - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team of scientists develop a smart window which not only tints itself, but also acts as a rechargeable battery! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Tech to Cool Down Global Warming Should Be Tested Now

Tech to Cool Down Global Warming Should Be Tested Now | leapmind | Scoop.it
“Geoengineering” our climate sounds like an idea from the mind of Dr. Strangelove, but tests of the methods may save us from disaster
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Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug

Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers could be closing in on a 'fountain of youth' drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests.
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Post-Fukushima, Japan Looks for a Solar Renewal | MIT Technology Review

Post-Fukushima, Japan Looks for a Solar Renewal | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The way the Land of the Rising Sun built and lost its dominance in photovoltaics shows just how vulnerable renewables remain to changing politics and national policies.
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How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm | WIRED

How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Matt Dorfman We live in a world made of computers. Your car is a computer that drives down the freeway at 60 mph with you strapped inside. If you live or work in a modern building, computers regulate its temperature and respiration.
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