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Answer to world's future problems lies in synthetic biology: Dr Venter - Hindustan Times

Answer to world's future problems lies in synthetic biology: Dr Venter - Hindustan Times | leapmind | Scoop.it
Dr Venter, who is known for being one of the pioneers in sequencing the human genome, was addressing a session titled 'The Software of Life' at the summit. Zofeen Maqsood reports.
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Huge Kites: a Soaring Energy Solution?

Huge Kites: a Soaring Energy Solution? | leapmind | Scoop.it
By Don Willmott Somewhere Benjamin Franklin is smiling. Back in 2013, Google purchased a company called Makani, the creators of one of the cooler alternative energy devices you’ll ever see: the Energy Kite.
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Super water-repellant nanocoatings can now take the pressure

Super water-repellant nanocoatings can now take the pressure | 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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StoreDot is developing an electric car battery that charges in 5 minutes | Impact Lab

StoreDot is developing an electric car battery that charges in 5 minutes | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
StoreDot, a three-year-old Israeli startup, is developing an electric car battery that will let electric cars travel hundreds of miles after only five minutes
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Algorithms can be a digital star chamber– Frank Pasquale – Aeon

Algorithms can be a digital star chamber– Frank Pasquale – Aeon | leapmind | Scoop.it
Algorithms are producing profiles of you. What do they say? You probably don’t have the right to know
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Chinese Physicists Measure the Speed of Information Transfer in Quantum Entanglement | Physics-Astronomy

Chinese Physicists Measure the Speed of Information Transfer in Quantum Entanglement | Physics-Astronomy | leapmind | Scoop.it
Chinese Physicists Measure the Speed of Information Transfer in Quantum Entanglement A team of Chinese physicists are performing some serious experiments and making a lot of advancement in the field of quantum mechanics.
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MIT unveils world's first 'crash proof' computer (Wired UK)

MIT unveils world's first 'crash proof' computer (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
The first computer 'mathematically guaranteed' not to lose any data has been unveiled by researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab.
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At Synthorx, Synthetic Biologists Put Artificial Life Forms to Work | MIT Technology Review

At Synthorx, Synthetic Biologists Put Artificial Life Forms to Work | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A startup company says it is expanding the language of DNA to create new tools for drug discovery.
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5 technologies to survive the coming climate apocalypse | ExtremeTech

5 technologies to survive the coming climate apocalypse | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Learn about five technologies likely to help mankind survive the impending climate cataclysm.
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Out Of This World: 'Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater'

Out Of This World: 'Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater' | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new invention looks set to change Scuba and diving in general. Its shocking task lies in the idea of microscopic, nano scale artificial Gills, ...
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The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here | leapmind | Scoop.it
The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected
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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more energy than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more energy than conventional photovoltaics | leapmind | Scoop.it
SolarWindow Technologies claims their transparent solar cell coatings can generate 50 times more energy than conventional solar panels.
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Dynamic Capitalism, Bohonomics and Future Singularity Circus

Dynamic Capitalism, Bohonomics and Future Singularity Circus | leapmind | Scoop.it
Big shift of capitalism A major shift towards an entrepreneurial economy has been a key phenomenon in the global economy. About a quarter of a century ago Bruce Kirchhoff (1989, p. 161, Kirchoff 19...
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First Near-Fully Formed Brain Grown In Lab, Ohio State Scientists Say

First Near-Fully Formed Brain Grown In Lab, Ohio State Scientists Say | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists at Ohio State University say they've grown the first near-complete human brain in a lab. The brain organoid, if licensed for commercial lab use, could help speed research for neurological diseases...
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Here’s What The Military’s Top Roboticist Is Afraid Of (It’s Not Killer Robots)

Here’s What The Military’s Top Roboticist Is Afraid Of (It’s Not Killer Robots) | leapmind | Scoop.it
We’re on the verge of an explosion in robotic capability and diversity, and it would be folly to stop exploring now, says the man who ran DARPA’s Grand Robotics Challenge.
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Wielding Political Influence From Your Pocket, Without The Money

Wielding Political Influence From Your Pocket, Without The Money | leapmind | Scoop.it
With 2 million emails sent to Congress, Countable hopes to turn American politics into an ongoing conversation led by impassioned citizens.
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The Day the Banking Industry Died | Futurist Thomas Frey

The Day the Banking Industry Died | Futurist Thomas Frey | leapmind | Scoop.it
It was rather anticlimactic when it finally happened, but the front door simply failed to open. There was no “going out of business” sale, no press conferences, no people gathered around to claim what was theirs.
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Longevity: What’s RNA Got To Do With It?

Longevity: What’s RNA Got To Do With It? | leapmind | Scoop.it
A genetic screen has revealed that genes involved in RNA homeostasis also play a part in aging and longevity.
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Robot age is arriving sooner than we thought

Robot age is arriving sooner than we thought | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots no longer need to learn on their own: They can now share insights over networks, so that powerful knowledge spreads quickly to other robots.
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Sea change: Here's what's wrong in the Pacific Ocean

Sea change: Here's what's wrong in the Pacific Ocean | leapmind | Scoop.it
Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast. And at the center of the action is a warm-water mass that scientists call "the blob." It's turning the coastal ecosystem on its head. Species are dying along Washington, Oregon and northern...
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Don't call it AI: Put away your fears of artificial intelligence. Assistive intelligence is the future

Don't call it AI: Put away your fears of artificial intelligence. Assistive intelligence is the future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Help is on the wayand that's a good thing.
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Out Of This World: 'Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater'

Out Of This World: 'Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater' | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new invention looks set to change Scuba and diving in general. Its shocking task lies in the idea of microscopic, nano scale artificial Gills, ...
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First 3D-Printed Drug Ushers in Era of Downloadable Medicine - Singularity HUB

First 3D-Printed Drug Ushers in Era of Downloadable Medicine - Singularity HUB | leapmind | Scoop.it
Last week, the FDA approved the first 3D-printed drug, essentially validating the technology as a new heavyweight player in big pharma.
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The Biohacking Movement and Open Source Insulin

The Biohacking Movement and Open Source Insulin | leapmind | Scoop.it
In March of 2014, I knew my eight year old daughter was sick. Once borderline overweight, she was now skeletally thin and fading away from us. A pre-dawn ambulance ride to the hospital gave us the de...
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Obsolete the President - Replace with Direct Democracy (interview with Nicole Sallak Anderson)

Obsolete the President - Replace with Direct Democracy (interview with Nicole Sallak Anderson) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Election day in the USA is fifteen months away. Every citizen is braced for the onslaught of bickering candidates, obsessive media attention, vicious advertising, and billions of dollars raised and spent to persuade us to pick a Leader.
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This serious scientist is working on an anti-aging pill — and taking it himself

This serious scientist is working on an anti-aging pill — and taking it himself | leapmind | Scoop.it
Harvard professor David Sinclair studies resveratrol and other drugs that might help people live longer.
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