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Sexbots Will Satisfy Our “Sick” Fantasies - Transhumanity.net

Sexbots Will Satisfy Our “Sick” Fantasies - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
When the nurse asks you to disrobe for a checkup… when the doctor inspects your organs… when the dentist invades your mouth.. do you palpitate with sexual imaginings? Naughty thoughts about our medical practitioners isn’t perverse… it’s pervasive!
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Weird New Graphene Effect Makes Electrons Scoot Sideways - IEEE Spectrum

Weird New Graphene Effect Makes Electrons Scoot Sideways - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
"Neutral currents" could mean lower-power devices
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Party's 'Poeti The Pirate cian' Plans to Make Iceland a Data Haven

Party's 'Poeti The Pirate cian' Plans to Make Iceland a Data Haven | leapmind | Scoop.it
Birgitta Jónsdóttir wants to make Iceland the 'Switzerland of bits.'
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Texas to Permit Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana Use!

Texas to Permit Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana Use! | leapmind | Scoop.it
Austin, TX- On September 29, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry will be signing a new bill into law, legalizing medicinal and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 or older. Bill HB 2412 will go into effect January 1, 2015.
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Sex in the Matrix | SF Bay Guardian

Sex in the Matrix | SF Bay Guardian | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers

Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different...
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Team improves solar-cell efficiency

Team improves solar-cell efficiency | leapmind | Scoop.it
New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to a collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago's chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and Argonne National...
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Samsung Bets On OLED Printer Maker Kateeva - IEEE Spectrum

Samsung Bets On OLED Printer Maker Kateeva - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Kateeva says it has figured out how to make big, cheap OLED displays, and Samsung is betting $38 million on it
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McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a machine

McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a machine | leapmind | Scoop.it
Battling the worst sales slump in a decade, McDonald's is testing a concept in which customers can order via tablet without the risk of being judged.
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Artificial Intelligence Is Doomed if We Don't Control Our Data

Artificial Intelligence Is Doomed if We Don't Control Our Data | leapmind | Scoop.it
The reason this Internet Economy is so broken is because we can't control or centralize our personal data.
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'Most famous wheat gene' discovered, clears way for non-GMO breeding

'Most famous wheat gene' discovered, clears way for non-GMO breeding | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have found 'the most famous wheat gene,' a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.
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Bioreactive food expiry label wins UK James Dyson Award (Wired UK)

Bioreactive food expiry label wins UK James Dyson Award (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
A bioreactive label that becomes bumpy you when your food's gone bad has won the UK leg of the James Dyson Award
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Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin

Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin | leapmind | Scoop.it
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils.
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Wave Power's Uncertain Future - IEEE Spectrum

Wave Power's Uncertain Future - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ocean Power Technologies looking to next-gen designs as big projects to struggle; experts say it's the right move
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The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy | leapmind | Scoop.it
The incredible drop in the price of solar energy will shake up our world.
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To Get More Out of Science, Show the Rejected Research

To Get More Out of Science, Show the Rejected Research | leapmind | Scoop.it
A proposal aims to address the problem of studies that go unpublished even though their findings can be important.
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Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen?

Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen? | leapmind | Scoop.it
What are our goals as a species? This, to me, is the most important question we can ask ourselves as human beings. Another way to say it: What is the meaning of our existence as a species?
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In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
They'll hold conversations with us and mimic human emotions.
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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, September 20, 8:51 AM

So what?—We humans will still have to deal with the full gamut of issues related to human existence: subjective qualia, salience, internal sensations, imagination, memory, feelings, needs, dreams, disappointments, aspirations, insecurities, world views, creative expression, social connections, sensory responses, search for meaning, fear of death . . .

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Will 'VIP' protect us from the flu and HIV and malaria? - Futurity

Will 'VIP' protect us from the flu and HIV and malaria? - Futurity | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists are testing an alternative approach to vaccines to protect us from a whole host of diseases—and so far the results are promising.
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Our brains can make decisions while we're sleeping

Our brains can make decisions while we're sleeping | leapmind | Scoop.it
Your brain doesn’t shut down when you go to sleep, in fact, a recent study has shown that it remains quietly active, and can process information t
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Scientists have "hacked" photosynthesis, and it could help them speed up food production

Scientists have "hacked" photosynthesis, and it could help them speed up food production | leapmind | Scoop.it
An enzyme found in algae can make plants convert carbon dioxide into sugar more efficiently.
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A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell: Researchers broke the 'electrode barrier'

A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell: Researchers broke the 'electrode barrier' | leapmind | Scoop.it
For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the inherent drawbacks of commonly used metal electrodes, including their instability and...
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Google Works with NASA to Test Cars Without Backup Drivers - IEEE Spectrum

Google Works with NASA to Test Cars Without Backup Drivers - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google plans to test a self-driving car on NASA property to dodge California rules requiring a human driver
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Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields

Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields | leapmind | Scoop.it
Algal enzyme can speed up rate at which plants make food.
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GEN | Magazine Articles:3D Tissue Models Mirror Diseases in Depth

GEN | Magazine Articles:3D Tissue Models Mirror Diseases in Depth | leapmind | Scoop.it
Has “disease in a dish” come to seem not only flat, but also weary, stale, and unprofitable? Try “disease in a tissue”—a 3D in vitro assay approach.
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I ate crickets because they're the future of food

I ate crickets because they're the future of food | leapmind | Scoop.it
The morning after I visited Next Millennium Farms, my digestive system expelled its first cricket exoskeleton. There it was, floating on the water’s edge of my hotel room toilet: a translucent...
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