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Robotic explorers may usher in lunar 'water rush'

Robotic explorers may usher in lunar 'water rush' | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—The American space program stands at the cusp of a 'water rush' to the moon by several companies developing robotic prospectors for launch in the near future, according to a NASA scientist considering how to acquire and use water ice...
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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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Reversing Aging Processes with One Protein: a 2014 Breakthrough

Reversing Aging Processes with One Protein: a 2014 Breakthrough | leapmind | Scoop.it
The pioneering discovery that young blood—and in particular, a single blood protein called GDF11—can regenerate many organs was named by Science as one of the ten top breakthroughs of 2014.
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Scientists uncover new, fundamental mechanism for how resveratrol provides health benefits | Machines Like Us

Scientists uncover new, fundamental mechanism for how resveratrol provides health benefits | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells.
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This Simple Technology Is Going To Make History: Meet The LifeStraw

This Simple Technology Is Going To Make History: Meet The LifeStraw | leapmind | Scoop.it
One rarely considers how valuable clean, purified water is until they are in a third world country, hiking and in search of fresh water, or without electricity and a flowing supply of aqua.
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Coming Data Deluge Means You'll Know Anything You Want, Anytime, Anywhere

Coming Data Deluge Means You'll Know Anything You Want, Anytime, Anywhere | leapmind | Scoop.it
We're heading towards a world of perfect knowledge. Soon you'll be able to know anything you want, anytime, anywhere, and query that data for
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The Rise of Technological Unemployment | Impact Lab

The Rise of Technological Unemployment | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to
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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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2014 Was a Good Year: Better Than You Remember

2014 Was a Good Year: Better Than You Remember | leapmind | Scoop.it
Eric Garner. Michael Brown. The Sony hack and surrender to fear. 2014 seems to be ending on a crappy note. My twitter feed is full of people expressing good riddance to the year. 2014 was better than that.
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Researchers 3 Years Away from Commercializing Pure Graphene 3D Printers

Researchers 3 Years Away from Commercializing Pure Graphene 3D Printers | leapmind | Scoop.it
As we've mentioned so many times in past articles, the convergence of additive manufacturing and the 'miracle material' graphene could have major ramificati
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Technological Organism: Technology's Role in Our Psychosocial Evolution | Wake Up World

Technological Organism: Technology's Role in Our Psychosocial Evolution | Wake Up World | leapmind | Scoop.it
This article is an investigation into the vital role that the technology of the Internet is playing in our psychosocial and neurological evolution.
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This tree produces 40 different types of fruit

This tree produces 40 different types of fruit | leapmind | Scoop.it
Image: Sam Van Aken An art professor from Syracuse University in the US, Van Aken grew up on a family farm before pursuing a career as an artist, and has combined his knowledge of the two to develop his incredible Tree of 40 Fruit .
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Meet the Transhumanist Party: 'Want to live forever? Vote for me' - Telegraph

Meet the Transhumanist Party: 'Want to live forever? Vote for me' - Telegraph | leapmind | Scoop.it
Jamie Bartlett meets Zoltan Istvan, the man behind a political movement in America that wants to make us all more than human
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Computer vision finally matches primates’ ability

Computer vision finally matches primates’ ability | leapmind | Scoop.it
While researchers have struggled over the years to build a computer model that can match the primate brain in terms of visual recognition, a team of MIT neuroscientists says it has finally done so by building what it calls deep neural networks.
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