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Why driverless cars will trump transit rivals

Why driverless cars will trump transit rivals | leapmind | Scoop.it
Infrastructure costs associated with other types of automated vehicles will make driverless cars seem like a bargain
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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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Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?

Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.
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33rd Square | Intelligent System Creates Descriptive Sentences Directly From Videos

33rd Square | Intelligent System Creates Descriptive Sentences Directly From Videos | leapmind | Scoop.it
Summarizing what is going on in a video is another task that may soon be done automatically thanks to work done through the Video In Sentences Out study.
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New cancer-hunting 'nano-robots' to seek and destroy tumours

New cancer-hunting 'nano-robots' to seek and destroy tumours | leapmind | Scoop.it
It sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel – an army of tiny weaponised robots travelling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumours and destroying them from within.
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Australian scientists are a step closer to converting sunlight and water into fuel (ScienceAlert)

Australian scientists are a step closer to converting sunlight and water into fuel (ScienceAlert) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists are a step closer to creating sustainable, cheap fuel from water and sunlight, after replicating a crucial photosynthesis step in the la
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The Handheld DNA Sequencer is Here

The Handheld DNA Sequencer is Here | leapmind | Scoop.it
New Zealand scientists invent a brick-sized prototype that can sequence a DNA sample in less than an hour.
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The new face of electricity | Al Jazeera America

The new face of electricity | Al Jazeera America | leapmind | Scoop.it
A cheap, reliable way to store energy could become a trillion dollar industry
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New insights into 'switchable water' have implications for water purification and desalination

New insights into 'switchable water' have implications for water purification and desalination | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Water is rarely pure; instead, it often contains dissolved ions or is mixed with other liquids. Scientists can change the composition of water by separating its mixtures, which is most commonly performed by distillation.
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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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Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline

Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline | leapmind | Scoop.it
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
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Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare | Impact Lab

Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Brain-operated bionic hand. We are living in a time where the concept of robotic healthcare isn't as foreign as it might seem. In regard to healthcare, the
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Beyond DRAM and Flash, Part 2: New Memory Technology for the Data Deluge

Beyond DRAM and Flash, Part 2: New Memory Technology for the Data Deluge | leapmind | Scoop.it
DRAM and Flash are reaching the end of the road. In this second part, Martin Fink explores what will come next to enable the industry to handle the upcoming data explosion
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Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil

Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's a dry winter day in southeast Brazil, but a steamy tropical summer reigns inside the labs at Oxitec, where workers are making an unusual product: genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever.
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Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time - life - 26 August 2014 - New Scientist

Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time - life - 26 August 2014 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
Yeast that can make opiates from other molecules raise the prospect of tanks of drug-producing microorganisms replacing open fields of opium poppies
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Brain size matters when it comes to remembering

Brain size matters when it comes to remembering | leapmind | Scoop.it
Before we had mobile phones, people had to use their own memory to store long phone numbers (or write them down). But getting those numbers into long-term memory could be a real pain.
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