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Self-driving cars can navigate the road, but can they navigate the law?

Self-driving cars can navigate the road, but can they navigate the law? | leapmind | Scoop.it
This year has been full of big news about the progress of self-driving cars. They are currently street legal in three states and Google says that on a given day, they have a dozen autonomous cars...
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One Atom + Two Photons = Quantum Computing Switch - IEEE Spectrum

One Atom + Two Photons = Quantum Computing Switch - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have made an all-optical switch out of a single atom that could make quantum computers much simpler
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This former semiconductor factory is now the world's largest indoor farm, producing 10K heads of lettuce per day

This former semiconductor factory is now the world's largest indoor farm, producing 10K heads of lettuce per day | leapmind | Scoop.it
This indoor Japanese farm uses LED lights and hydroponics to produce lettuce 2.5 times faster, with just 1% of the water, when compared to an outdoor farm.
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Nanopixel displays with 150 times higher resolution – and they’re flexible, too | ExtremeTech

Nanopixel displays with 150 times higher resolution – and they’re flexible, too | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers at Oxford University in England have created nanopixels that measure just 300-by-300 nanometers. Compare this to a modern smartphone with a 400 ppi display, where each pixel is about 150 times larger (about 50 microns across).
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Sugar-powered biobattery has 10 times the energy storage of lithium: Your smartphone might soon run on enzymes | ExtremeTech

Sugar-powered biobattery has 10 times the energy storage of lithium: Your smartphone might soon run on enzymes | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
As you probably know, from sucking down cans of Coke and masticating on candy, sugar -- glucose, fructose, sucrose, dextrose -- is an excellent source of energy.
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Scientists Take First Pictures of Photosynthesis in Action

Scientists Take First Pictures of Photosynthesis in Action | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have managed to take the first pictures of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into electrons, oxygen, and protons.
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A Brain-Computer Interface for Speech | MIT Technology Review

A Brain-Computer Interface for Speech | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Recordings from the brain’s surface are giving scientists unprecedented views into how the brain controls speech.
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Facebook's algorithm -- why our assumptions are wrong, and our concerns are right

Facebook's algorithm -- why our assumptions are wrong, and our concerns are right | leapmind | Scoop.it
Many of us who study new media, whether we do so experimentally or qualitatively, our data big or small, are tracking the unfolding debate about the Facebook "emotional contagion" study, published ...
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Step Aside Google Image Search, Here's an Algorithm that Knows What's in a Picture

Step Aside Google Image Search, Here's an Algorithm that Knows What's in a Picture | leapmind | Scoop.it
The internet is a wealth of information. But you have to know what you’re looking for. If you only know a basic category—like that weird
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Sixty years after birth, it's time for solar cells to get serious

Sixty years after birth, it's time for solar cells to get serious | leapmind | Scoop.it
Happy birthday, old man solar. It’s time for you to shine now.
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33rd Square | Developing Robotic Brains Capable of Thoughtful Communication

33rd Square | Developing Robotic Brains Capable of Thoughtful Communication | leapmind | Scoop.it
Masafumi Hagiwara and his students at Keio University are attempting to develop a robotic brain that can carry on a conversation, or in other words, a robotic brain that can understand images and words and can carry on thoughtful communication with...
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Stop complaining about the Facebook study. It's a golden age for research

Stop complaining about the Facebook study. It's a golden age for research | leapmind | Scoop.it
Duncan J Watts: We should insist that Facebook do experiments on the decisions it's already making for us. Anything else would be unethical
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Apple and Google move computing forward in identical-yet-incompatible ways

Apple and Google move computing forward in identical-yet-incompatible ways | leapmind | Scoop.it
Op-ed: If you think ecosystem lock-in is bad now, just wait until the fall.
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IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing | leapmind | Scoop.it
IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics...and they're betting $3 billion on it.
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With privacy concerns rising in retail, Prism Skylabs says video analytics are the future

With privacy concerns rising in retail, Prism Skylabs says video analytics are the future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Prism Skylabs, a video analytics startup targeting retailers, is hoping that new WiFi-randomization features in iOS 8 helping to cull the competitive market and improve consumer privacy.
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The App That Lets You Spy on Yourself and Sell Your Own Data | Enterprise | WIRED

The App That Lets You Spy on Yourself and Sell Your Own Data | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Citizenme is trying to help users make money from their own data. The company hopes to eventually enable you to sell that data directly to advertisers and others of your choosing.
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Games and the Internet: Fertile Ground for Cultural Change - OpenMind

Games and the Internet: Fertile Ground for Cultural Change - OpenMind | leapmind | Scoop.it
When millions and millions of people make small things on the Internet, one of them eventually blows up and makes a difference.
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RocketSkates bring motors to your feet

RocketSkates bring motors to your feet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Skateboards, bicycles, even scooters — all valid ways to get around, but none quite as eye-catching as the RocketSkates, a Kickstarter effort that ...
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In Less Than a Decade Your Computer Could Be Just One Atom Wide

In Less Than a Decade Your Computer Could Be Just One Atom Wide | leapmind | Scoop.it
Canadian researchers announced huge advances in quantum dot technology.
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DeepMind, MetaMed and Existential Risk and the Intelligence Explosion

DeepMind, MetaMed and Existential Risk and the Intelligence Explosion | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Robot economy: 20 percent of the world’s robots are in China - People's Daily Online

Robot economy: 20 percent of the world’s robots are in China - People's Daily Online | leapmind | Scoop.it
Atapriceofnotmuchmorethan10thousandyuan,withatleastfiveyears’workexpectancy,nosalary,nosocialwelfare
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Experimenting With Drugs In The Cloud | TechCrunch

Experimenting With Drugs In The Cloud  | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
A science lab in Mountain View, CA is creating faster and cheaper drug experiments by putting them in the cloud. Starting today, they're letting other..
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Toyota develops high-efficiency ‘free piston’ no-crankshaft combustion engine… to power an EV | ExtremeTech

Toyota develops high-efficiency ‘free piston’ no-crankshaft combustion engine… to power an EV | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new design for a piston-free linear engine generator has just been released by Toyota. With remarkable efficiency, the device might be scaled up to compete with electric power plants used in cars today.
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China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies | leapmind | Scoop.it
Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light
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Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete | leapmind | Scoop.it
Giles Parkinson: As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it's used.
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