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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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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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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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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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Why the world’s most intelligent people shouldn’t be so afraid of artificial intelligence

Why the world’s most intelligent people shouldn’t be so afraid of artificial intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Dystopian views of artificial intelligence focus too much on risk, not enough on reward.
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Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain - Backchannel - Medium
Inside Google’s massive effort in Deep Learning, which could make already-smart search into scary-smart search
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The Longest-Living Mammal on Earth Can Survive More than 200 Years. How?

The Longest-Living Mammal on Earth Can Survive More than 200 Years. How? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Bowhead whales can live more than 200 years, and they rarely succumb to cancer or disease. Searching for clues about their longevity, researchers just mapped their entire genome. Watch more in the video above.
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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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How Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Will Revolutionize Healthcare

How Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Will Revolutionize Healthcare | leapmind | Scoop.it
During last night's State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called for a new initiative to fund precision medicine. Here's what the proposed initiative entails and what it could mean to your health.
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Nanobot micromotors deliver medical payload in living creature for the first time

Nanobot micromotors deliver medical payload in living creature for the first time | leapmind | Scoop.it
Micro-motor powered nanobots created by UC, San Diego researchers, and propelled by gas bubbles made from a reaction with the contents of the stomach in which they were deposited, have been succes...
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Venture Builders: Changing the start up model | Impact Lab

Venture Builders: Changing the start up model | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Have you heard of venture builders? Venture builders, also know as tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios, are organizations that
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Supermaterials improve solar collectors | KurzweilAI

Supermaterials improve solar collectors | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new technique uses lasers to render materials hydrophobic, illustrated in this image of a water droplet falling off a treated sample (credit: J. Adam
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