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Semiconducting graphene: Fabrication on patterned silicon carbide produces bandgap to advance graphene electronics

Semiconducting graphene: Fabrication on patterned silicon carbide produces bandgap to advance graphene electronics | leapmind | Scoop.it
By fabricating graphene structures atop nanometer-scale 'steps' etched into silicon carbide, researchers have for the first time created a substantial electronic bandgap in the material suitable for room-temperature electronics.
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The Golden Age of Neuroscience Has Arrived

The Golden Age of Neuroscience Has Arrived | leapmind | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Michio Kaku writes that we have learned more about the thinking brain in the last 10-15 years than in all of human history.
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Supercomputers Have Taken Research to a Whole New Level | Big Think

Supercomputers Have Taken Research to a Whole New Level | Big Think | leapmind | Scoop.it
Not only are supercomputers able to perform research at a quicker pace than scientists, their processes offer a unique approach to culling information.
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New Artificial Brain is Healthy, Growing, and Maybe Learning | Mysterious Universe

New Artificial Brain is Healthy, Growing, and Maybe Learning | Mysterious Universe | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have built an artificial brain out of spongy neuron tissue. But is it learning?
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We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough

We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough | leapmind | Scoop.it
Investment pundits think that Tesla Motors is on the verge of achieving something big: A battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventional cars.
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The Next X Prize: Artificial Intelligence!

The Next X Prize: Artificial Intelligence! | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Mimicking natural evolution with 'promiscuous reactions' to improve the diversity of drugs

Mimicking natural evolution with 'promiscuous reactions' to improve the diversity of drugs | leapmind | Scoop.it
A revolutionary new scientific method developed at the University of Leeds will improve the diversity of 'biologically active molecules', such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents.
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Author David Simpson Talks Transhumanism in Science Fiction

Author David Simpson Talks Transhumanism in Science Fiction | leapmind | Scoop.it
Transhumanism is becoming more dominant in new science fiction
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Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body to See the Future | Threat Level | WIRED

Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body to See the Future | Threat Level | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
"He’s always been optimistic about the future," says Hal Finney's wife, Fran. "Every new advance, he embraced it, every new technology. Hal relished life, and he made the most of everything."
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The Near Future Of Implantable Technology - YouTube

Jennifer French is the 2012 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, a silver medalist in sailing, and a quadriplegic. She is the first woman to receive the implanted ...
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IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs

IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Teenagers Pass Over Latest Clothing Trends in Favor of Technology

Teenagers Pass Over Latest Clothing Trends in Favor of Technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
For teenage apparel retailers, screen-obsessed youth pose a threat in to the still-important back-to-school sales season.
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The Dawn of the Neuro Age: A DIY Revolution

The Dawn of the Neuro Age: A DIY Revolution | leapmind | Scoop.it
The project opens the door to a renaissance in DIY development of brain computer interface applications.
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Splitting Water Offers an Inefficient but Effective Way to Store Energy | MIT Technology Review

Splitting Water Offers an Inefficient but Effective Way to Store Energy | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess renewable energy.
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Central biobank for drug research

Central biobank for drug research | leapmind | Scoop.it
For the development of new drugs it is crucial to work with stem cells, as these allow scientists to study the effects of new active pharmaceutical ingredients.
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Top five myths about genetic modification | IFLScience

Top five myths about genetic modification | IFLScience | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Conversation asked CSIRO scientist, Richard Richards, to look at the top five myths about genetic modification (GM), and correct the public record.
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21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World | leapmind | Scoop.it
Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. "We are seeing technology-driven networks replacing bureacratically-driven hierarchies," says VC and...
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Internet Archive – a short film about accessing knowledge – Aeon

Internet Archive – a short film about accessing knowledge – Aeon | leapmind | Scoop.it
In this 13-minute documentary, Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, describes his vision for universal access to all knowledge.
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Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

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DARPA’s tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication | ExtremeTech

DARPA’s tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
DARPA, on the back of the US government's BRAIN program, has begun the development of tiny electronic implants that interface directly with your nervous system and can directly control and regulate many different diseases and chronic conditions,...
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The Mix: The immortality enzyme? Telomerase fights aging, fuels cancer

The Mix: The immortality enzyme? Telomerase fights aging, fuels cancer | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Lucid Dreaming is a Key to Incredible Intelligence

Lucid Dreaming is a Key to Incredible Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Lucid dreaming is a sign of incredible intelligence and problem-solving skills in waking life, new research shows
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Wealth for a Struggling Planet: The Sky is Not the Limit! - SERIOUS WONDER

Wealth for a Struggling Planet: The Sky is Not the Limit! - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
The amount of wealth outside of Earth's orbit has the potential of keeping our planet healthy! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Augmented Reality as More than a Gimmick | MIT Technology Review

Augmented Reality as More than a Gimmick | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A novel optical technique could overlay virtual imagery on the real world through a compact pair of glasses.
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It's not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too

It's not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google is two years into developing “Project Wing,” which relies on a cross between a plane and a helicopter to deliver goods.
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NASA’s Space Launch System is officially all systems go for Mars and Moon landings | ExtremeTech

NASA’s Space Launch System is officially all systems go for Mars and Moon landings | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
NASA's Space Launch System, the USA's first exploration-class spacecraft since the Space Shuttle, has officially passed the whiteboard formulation stage and moved into full-scale development.
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