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Robotic pruning system under development

Robotic pruning system under development | leapmind | Scoop.it
A six million dollar grant was awarded to Purdue University to develop a robotic pruning system that will be capable of pruning grapevines.
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Should We Redesign Capitalism to Address Our Jobless Future? - Singularity HUB

Should We Redesign Capitalism to Address Our Jobless Future? - Singularity HUB | leapmind | Scoop.it
“There are more net jobs in the world today than ever before, after hundreds of years of technological innovation and hundreds of years of people predicting the death of work.... read more
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It’s Time For “The Visual Internet”

It’s Time For “The Visual Internet” | leapmind | Scoop.it
One of the amazing accomplishments of the smartphone is how it’s inspired us to take photos and share them -- tons of them, with everyone. It’s estimated..
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Simple flip of genetic switch determines aging or longevity in animals

Simple flip of genetic switch determines aging or longevity in animals | leapmind | Scoop.it
When does aging really begin? Two Northwestern University scientists now have a molecular clue. In a study of the transparent roundworm C.
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Robert Wasley's curator insight, July 25, 4:12 PM

This research could prove crucial for healthy aging and extending longevity.

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100% Organic Idea Channel Episode | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

100% Organic Idea Channel Episode | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Organic Feels! Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode on reddi...
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Have You Heard Of Solar Desalination? If Not, You Will Soon.

Have You Heard Of Solar Desalination? If Not, You Will Soon. | leapmind | Scoop.it
Solar desalination combines two powerful technologies to make something even cooler. Developers hope it will go far in adjusting to California's drought.
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This fully transparent solar cell could make every window and screen a power source (updated) | ExtremeTech

This fully transparent solar cell could make every window and screen a power source (updated) | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ubiquitous Energy and Michigan State University researchers have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell.
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Meet The World's Tiniest Electric Bike

Meet The World's Tiniest Electric Bike | leapmind | Scoop.it
Take it out of your backpack, hop on, and ride even the steepest hillsall without breaking a sweat.
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World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of anything

World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of anything | leapmind | Scoop.it
The SCiO is the world's first spectrometer that fits in a pocket, and it can measure the molecular fingerprint of just about anything you see.
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Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought | leapmind | Scoop.it
And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study
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IBM’s Watson learns to critique the tone of your writing | ExtremeTech

IBM’s Watson learns to critique the tone of your writing | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Watson is leveraging all its data to figure out if your writing has the right tone for a given task.
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A New Form of ID Allows You to Be a Citizen of the World | VICE | United States

We spoke to Janina Lowisz, the first holder of a "blockchain" ID, about the prospect of a libertarian future with no governments.
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How China and Russia are running rings around Washington

How China and Russia are running rings around Washington | leapmind | Scoop.it
A geopolitical "big bang" just happened in Eurasia, and it's not good for United States
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Are 'Stem Cell Factories' The Future Of Regenerative Medicine? Scientists Eye Possible Breakthrough [VIDEO]

Are 'Stem Cell Factories' The Future Of Regenerative Medicine? Scientists Eye Possible Breakthrough [VIDEO] | leapmind | Scoop.it
The research could potentially pave way for creation of "stem cell factories," which can be used to in the treatment of the heart, liver and brain.
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Physiological Tweak to Rice Plants Cuts Greenhouse-Gas Emissions | MIT Technology Review

Physiological Tweak to Rice Plants Cuts Greenhouse-Gas Emissions | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rice plants try this one weird trick to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and increase yield.
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Ben Goertzel - Emergence, Reduction & Artificial Intelligence - YouTube

Ben Goertzel - Emergence, Reduction & Artificial Intelligence - YouTube | leapmind | Scoop.it
The concept of emergence is controversial to some - for example Eliezer Yudkowski, who favors reductionism, wrote a critique at Less Wrong (see link below). ...
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Scientists have finally discovered massless particles, and they could revolutionise electronics

Scientists have finally discovered massless particles, and they could revolutionise electronics | leapmind | Scoop.it
After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence of a massless particle called the Weyl fermion for the first time ever. With the unique ability to behave as both matter and anti-matter inside a crystal, this strange particle...
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The Genesis Engine

The Genesis Engine | leapmind | Scoop.it
Editing DNA is now cut-and-paste. We could eliminate disease, cure hunger—or break the world.
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Scientists are building a system that could turn atmospheric CO2 into fuel

Scientists are building a system that could turn atmospheric CO2 into fuel | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists in Canada are developing an industrial carbon dioxide recycling plant that could one day suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and convert it into a zero-carbon e-diesel fuel. Developed by tech start-up Carbon Engineering and partly funded by...
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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons
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First computers recognized our faces, now they know what we’re doing

We haven't designed fully sentient artificial intelligence just yet, but we're steadily teaching computers how to see, read, and understand our world. Last month, Google engineers showed off their...
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Forget Rocket Fuel: This Spaceplane Will Use Microwave Beams to Reach Orbit - Singularity HUB

Forget Rocket Fuel: This Spaceplane Will Use Microwave Beams to Reach Orbit - Singularity HUB | leapmind | Scoop.it
Over half a century after the dawn of the space age, getting to space remains an epic challenge. Twice this year, the first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket... read more
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LIVE: Bernie Sanders' Phoenix rally - YouTube

LIVE: Bernie Sanders' Phoenix rally - YouTube | leapmind | Scoop.it
LIVE coverage of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center as part of his #FeelTheBern town hall series. He will be spe...
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