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Printing 3D Buildings: Five tenets of a new kind of architecture

Printing 3D Buildings: Five tenets of a new kind of architecture | leapmind | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Neri Oxman is a designer, architect, artist and founder of the Mediated Matter group at MIT’s Media Lab. See Oxman's full 30-minute profile this Sunday 2 P.M. E.T. only on CNN.

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Public Wi-Fi in the US is about to get 5,000 times faster

Public Wi-Fi in the US is about to get 5,000 times faster | leapmind | Scoop.it
Seattle, Washington is about to get some super-fast public WiFi, with Microsoft installing a new Wi-Fi service in the Seattle Centre - a large public entertainment quarter featuring a park, pavilion, and the iconic Space Needle building.
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A robot prepared for self-awareness

A robot prepared for self-awareness | leapmind | Scoop.it
A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness.
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Artificial intelligence: how clever do we want our machines to be?

Artificial intelligence: how clever do we want our machines to be? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The theory of artificial intelligence is already fact in some areas of life, yet as its importance grows, how do we ensure we control it rather than vice versa, asks Alex Hern
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We're Getting Older And Younger At The Same Time

We're Getting Older And Younger At The Same Time | leapmind | Scoop.it
Changing social trends and advances in medical science have endowed older adults with greater longevity than ever before.
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Sweden's Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn't Anyone Tried This Before?

Sweden's Prostitution Solution:  Why Hasn't Anyone Tried  This Before? | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a centuries deep sea of clichés despairing that 'prostitution will always be with us', one country's success stands out as a solitary beacon lighting the way.
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Driverless Car Completes Historic Cross-Country Trip - Robotics Trends

Driverless Car Completes Historic Cross-Country Trip - Robotics Trends | leapmind | Scoop.it
Delphi Automotive's self-driving car completed its 3,500-mile trip from San Francisco to New York, setting the North America record for longest drive ever by a driverless car. No incidents were reported.
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | WIRED

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.
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Famine No More? Wild Potato Gene Could Stop Future Blights

Famine No More? Wild Potato Gene Could Stop Future Blights | leapmind | Scoop.it
Years of searching have unearthed a gene that may prevent potato plants from succumbing to the notorious blight that once devastated Ireland. Over a million ...
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Google Takes on the Challenge of Making Robot Surgery Safer | WIRED

Google Takes on the Challenge of Making Robot Surgery Safer | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google's Life Sciences division will partner with Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary to create the next generation of robotic surgery systems.
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GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks | leapmind | Scoop.it
Software development platform GitHub said Sunday it was still experiencing intermittent outages from the largest cyberattack in its history but had halted most of the attack traffic.
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Why organism engineering could be a foodie’s dream come true

Why organism engineering could be a foodie’s dream come true | leapmind | Scoop.it
Manipulating the genetic code of microbes could lead to breakthroughs in new flavors and ingredients.
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Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses

Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses | leapmind | Scoop.it
The finding could mean recollections are more enduring than expected and disrupt plans for PTSD treatments
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I finally understand why Facebook spent $2 billion on a virtual reality company

I finally understand why Facebook spent $2 billion on a virtual reality company | leapmind | Scoop.it
AltspaceVR gave me a virtual reality demo that opened my eyes.
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This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways

This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hi Lance! Pedal your feet, and this covered three-wheeled vehicle will zoom up to 100 miles per hour.
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Poverty: The argument for a basic income (Opinion) - CNN.com

Poverty: The argument for a basic income (Opinion) - CNN.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
CNN's John Sutter visited a town where residents get cut a check just for being alive. He says it's time for the U.S. to consider a "basic income" scheme.
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Control ALT, Delete Cancer | The Scientist Magazine®

Control ALT, Delete Cancer | The Scientist Magazine® | leapmind | Scoop.it
Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway
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That £250,000 lab burger can now be "grown" for less than a tenner

That £250,000 lab burger can now be "grown" for less than a tenner | leapmind | Scoop.it
Dutch professor Mark Post says the costs have come down significantly in the last two years
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Why Isn’t Desalination the Answer to All California’s Water Problems?

Why Isn’t Desalination the Answer to All California’s Water Problems? | leapmind | Scoop.it
After four years of nowhere near enough rain, Californians are wondering where else to look for water, and many are talking about the ocean -- desalination. The problem is, it’s really expensive to turn salt water into drinking water.
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China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic

China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic | leapmind | Scoop.it
The attack on GitHub, a code library that includes methods for viewing Internet sites blocked in China, comes as the country has increased its censorship.
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Robotic process automation: The new IT job killer?

Robotic process automation: The new IT job killer? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robotic process automation has higher-value IT tasks in its cross-hairs but could be the best antidote to outsourcing yet
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David and Goliath: What do we do about surveillance? - tech - 30 March 2015 - New Scientist

David and Goliath: What do we do about surveillance? - tech - 30 March 2015 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
From spyware designed to catch students misbehaving to police tracking rioters by phone, we are spied on as never before, reveals a book by Bruce Schneier
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The Growing Precariat: Why We Need a Universal Basic Income

The Growing Precariat: Why We Need a Universal Basic Income | leapmind | Scoop.it
There is an adage in economics known as ‘the lump of labor fallacy’. It is that technological change is destroying jobs and generating rising
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Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning

Quantum computers could greatly accelerate machine learning | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have performed machine learning on a photonic quantum computer, demonstrating that quantum computers may be able to exponentially speed up the rate at which certain machine learning tasks are performed—in...
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For the first time, physicists have performed machine learning on a photonic quantum computer, demonstrating that quantum computers may be able to exponentially speed up the rate at which certain machine learning tasks are performed

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Holawhat? Meet The Alt-Management System Invented By A Programmer And Used By Zappos

Holawhat? Meet The Alt-Management System Invented By A Programmer And Used By Zappos | leapmind | Scoop.it
Zappos, Medium, and David Allen have all embraced the non-hierarchical management system. Should your company adopt it too?
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They Fooled Us All: Why Google May No Longer Announce Major Algorithm Updates

They Fooled Us All: Why Google May No Longer Announce Major Algorithm Updates | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google’s investment in artificial intelligence does more than just create better search results; it allows Google’s engineers to make constant algorithm changes right under our noses. Columnist Nate Dame explains.
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