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A Global Civilization Heads for the Stars and Our Amazing Nanotechnology Future

A Global Civilization Heads for the Stars and Our Amazing Nanotechnology Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Experts predict that over the next nine decades, exponential advances in biotech, nanotech, infotech, and cognitive sciences will enable humanity to evolve from a group of self-centered squabbling cultures to become a peaceful global village with...
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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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Scientists have worked out the genetic ‘recipe’ that lets lizards regrow their tails (ScienceAlert)

Scientists have worked out the genetic ‘recipe’ that lets lizards regrow their tails (ScienceAlert) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered the genes that prompt tail regeneration in lizards, which takes them a step closer to understanding how to stimulat
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Researchers find boron facilitates stem cell growth and development in corn

Researchers find boron facilitates stem cell growth and development in corn | leapmind | Scoop.it
Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of reduced crop yield.
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Steve Jobs, Larry Page And Rush Limbaugh Walk Into A Bar: A Look At The Future of Truth

Steve Jobs, Larry Page And Rush Limbaugh Walk Into A Bar: A Look At The Future of Truth | leapmind | Scoop.it
This is a tale of memory, truth, technology, and, well, the future of humanity—but it starts in high school. If you went to high school in
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GEN | News Highlights:CRISPR Reverses Disease Symptoms in Living Animals for First Time

GEN | News Highlights:CRISPR Reverses Disease Symptoms in Living Animals for First Time | leapmind | Scoop.it
MIT scientists report the use of a CRISPR methodology to cure mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation.
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The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All The World’s Robots | Enterprise | WIRED

The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All The World’s Robots | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
If you walk into the computer science building at Stanford University, Mobi is standing in the lobby, encased in glass. He looks a bit like a garbage can, with a rod for a neck and a camera for eyes.
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Hackers take down PSN with DDOS, and Sony president’s plane with a bomb threat | ExtremeTech

Hackers take down PSN with DDOS, and Sony president’s plane with a bomb threat | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a rather bizarre twist of events, a group by the name of Lizard Squad has taken hacking to the next level: Not only did the hackers take down the PlayStation Network with a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, but they also took down...
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Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any Power Plants

Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any Power Plants | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to UBS, the combined effect of solar power, battery technology, and electric vehicles could render centralized electricity generation from fossil fuels economically obsolete.
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Seven innovators over 70 | Impact Lab

Seven innovators over 70 | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
John Goodenough created the cathodes used by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. When it comes to innovation, older people are as capable of new thinking as
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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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Robots won't destroy jobs, but they may destroy the middle class

Robots won't destroy jobs, but they may destroy the middle class | leapmind | Scoop.it
Get ready for some immiseration.
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Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The end of the printed newspaper | Impact Lab

The end of the printed newspaper | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. By Clay Shirky: The Roanoke Times, the local paper in my
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The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now

The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now | leapmind | Scoop.it
Chris Dancy is the most connected man in the world and is the future experts say is coming. But is he enlightened or isolated in a pool of his own data?
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Why Silicon Valley billionaires are obsessed with Burning Man

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are obsessed with Burning Man | leapmind | Scoop.it
Next week the elite of the tech world will spend time at Burning Man, an anarchist festival in the Nevada desert. A who's-who of Silicon Valley has attended in recent years.
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Over 500 gas plumes found to be bubbling up in the ocean along the eastern US coast

Over 500 gas plumes found to be bubbling up in the ocean along the eastern US coast | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A small team of researchers in the U.S. has discovered the presence of 570 bubble plumes along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. between North Carolina and Massachusetts—the plumes are believed to be methane seeps.
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Whole organ 'grown' in world first

Whole organ 'grown' in world first | leapmind | Scoop.it
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
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