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Help Wanted: Astronauts Needed for Mars Colony | Wired Science | Wired.com

Help Wanted: Astronauts Needed for Mars Colony | Wired Science | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mars One, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, intends to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. Anyone on planet Earth can apply if they meet the basic requirements. But obviously, the job isn't for just anyone.
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Experts Say Autonomous Cars Are Unlikely to Master Urban Driving Anytime Soon | MIT Technology Review

Experts Say Autonomous Cars Are Unlikely to Master Urban Driving Anytime Soon | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
It may be decades before autonomous vehicles can reliably handle the real world, experts say.
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33rd Square | Researchers Propose New Strategy To Fight Aging

33rd Square | Researchers Propose New Strategy To Fight Aging | leapmind | Scoop.it
By the year 2050, the number of people over the age of 80 will triple globally. This unprecedented demographic shift could come at great cost to individuals and economies. Now researchers are raising the alarm over the need to fight aging.
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Tech Giants Begin Recruiting for the Next Big Platform Wars | Enterprise | WIRED

Tech Giants Begin Recruiting for the Next Big Platform Wars | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is still young, but it’s real. There are already dozens of internet-connected devices available, ranging from home-automation tools to wearable fitness trackers. And it’s about to start growing at an even faster pace.
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Spintastic Nanorods Rotate at 150,000 RPM - IEEE Spectrum

Spintastic Nanorods Rotate at 150,000 RPM - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ten-fold increase in rotation speeds opens up potential for spinning nanorods in machining
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China is set to build a particle collider twice the circumference of the LHC | Science! | Geek.com

China is set to build a particle collider twice the circumference of the LHC | Science! | Geek.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is by far the biggest particle collider in the world–it even has “large” in the name.
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New LED light technology sheds light on the future of food | Impact Lab

New LED light technology sheds light on the future of food | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
LED growing lights, delivering sunlight whatever the weather. This century, the challenges of growing enough food to feed the world have grown more severe.
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The Maverick Nanny with a Dopamine Drip: Debunking Fallacies in the Theory of AI Motivation

The Maverick Nanny with a Dopamine Drip: Debunking Fallacies in the Theory of AI Motivation | leapmind | Scoop.it
I set out to demolish some widely discussed scenarios that predict dire and almost unavoidable negative behavior from future artificial general intelligences, even if they are programmed to be friendly to humans.
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How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud | Threat Level | WIRED

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud | Threat Level | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing power out...
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The Smallest Revolution: 5 Recent Breakthroughs in Nanomedicine | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Smallest Revolution: 5 Recent Breakthroughs in Nanomedicine | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology is a cutting-edge advancement within science and engineering. It is not a single field but an intense collaboration between disciplines to manipulate materials on the ...
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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, July 24, 4:28 PM

Nanotechnology will transform not only medicine but all manufacturing.

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Are Child Sex-Robots Inevitable?

Are Child Sex-Robots Inevitable? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots aren't people and could be used to satisfy deviant sexual desires, but what are the legal and ethical ramifications?
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The pleasures and horrors of the digital afterlife

The pleasures and horrors of the digital afterlife | leapmind | Scoop.it
Some people don’t log out even after they shuffle out of this mortal coil. The ethics, business and eerie effects of the digital spectre
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Here's What We Know About The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial Intelligence

Here's What We Know About The Secretive, Elon Musk-Backed Firm Creating Functional Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley enjoys something of a monopoly...
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How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself | leapmind | Scoop.it
There's a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves.
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Deep sea mining moves a step closer

Deep sea mining moves a step closer | leapmind | Scoop.it
Thousands of metres below the ocean surface, a new gold rush is about to begin, thanks to advances in robotic exploration technology.
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Congress has passed a bill making phone unlocking legal in the US

Congress has passed a bill making phone unlocking legal in the US | leapmind | Scoop.it
Consumers in the US should soon be able to legally unlock their phones for use on other wireless networks. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this afternoon legalizing cell...
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Scientists test a nanoparticle 'alarm clock' to awaken immune systems put to sleep by cancer

Scientists test a nanoparticle 'alarm clock' to awaken immune systems put to sleep by cancer | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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Here's Colbert's Complete Elon Musk Interview From Last Night

Here's Colbert's Complete Elon Musk Interview From Last Night | leapmind | Scoop.it
Thursday night's episode of The Colbert Report included a pretty lengthy interview with multi-industry mad scientist Elon Musk. Missed it because you were asleep (old fart) or don't own a TV (commie)?
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The liquid hard drive that could store a terabyte of data in a tablespoon of fluid | ExtremeTech

The liquid hard drive that could store a terabyte of data in a tablespoon of fluid | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
New research on nanoparticles shows that they could be used to encode information when suspended in a liquid. This could one day allow us to store vast amounts of data in a very small volume of
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A Desirable-Future Haiku

The coming hundred years, in one hundred words
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Human platelets successfully generated using next-generation bioreactor

Human platelets successfully generated using next-generation bioreactor | leapmind | Scoop.it
A scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor has been created to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide.
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How Will We Define Beauty In A Transhuman Future? - SERIOUS WONDER

How Will We Define Beauty In A Transhuman Future? - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
From plastic surgery to futuristic body shopping, the concept of 'beauty' is nearing a paradigm shift! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Scientists Reprogram Mature Blood Cells to Generate Elusive Blood Stem Cells

Scientists Reprogram Mature Blood Cells to Generate Elusive Blood Stem Cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
Image: Derrick Rossi [credit: Boston Children's Hospital] It’s one of regenerative medicine’s most sought-after goals, but also one of the most difficult to reach: figuring out how to produce blood...
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When Will Robots Take Over the World?

When Will Robots Take Over the World? | leapmind | Scoop.it
"In a sense, we're already becoming cyborgs."
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33rd Square | The New AI Spring

33rd Square | The New AI Spring | leapmind | Scoop.it
As we track developments in artificial intelligence there is undoubtedly a greater awareness around the current capabilities of the technology and the path forward.
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Amazon is building the retail world’s most unbreachable “moat”—and it’s called Prime

Amazon is building the retail world’s most unbreachable “moat”—and it’s called Prime | leapmind | Scoop.it
Amazon is a company that has divided investors for years.
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