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Rationale for Prioritizing the Advancement of Cyborg Technologies

Rationale for Prioritizing the Advancement of Cyborg Technologies | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is one of many exponentially growing technologies, which means the growth that we see now in the field will hardly compare to what we see in 10 or 20 years.
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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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Audi gets first permit to test self-driving cars on California roads

Think twice next time you tailgate that new Audi in front of you; there might not be a human driving it.
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After Long Delays, Radical Nanopore Sequencer Finally in Labs | MIT Technology Review

After Long Delays, Radical Nanopore Sequencer Finally in Labs | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A DNA sequencer the size of a cell phone could change where, and how, gene research occurs.
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Boeing, SpaceX to team with NASA on space taxis

Boeing, SpaceX to team with NASA on space taxis | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two companies win contracts to build the first commercial spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station
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Human-Robot Collaboration Will Alter Manufacturing | MIT Technology Review

Human-Robot Collaboration Will Alter Manufacturing | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots are starting to collaborate with human workers in factories, offering greater efficiency and flexibility.
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IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses | TechCrunch

IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
IBM today announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user. Watson..
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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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Malawi app 'teaches UK pupils a lesson'

Malawi app 'teaches UK pupils a lesson' | leapmind | Scoop.it
An app designed to help provide a better education for children in Malawi has had a profound effect on pupils in the UK.
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Beyond Cheap Labor | MIT Technology Review

Beyond Cheap Labor | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Leading manufacturers in China combine the country’s historical labor advantages with expertise in automation, design, and manufacturing.
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A human gene turns mice into faster learners, may have triggered the evolution of language (ScienceAlert)

A human gene turns mice into faster learners, may have triggered the evolution of language (ScienceAlert) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have spliced a human brain gene into mice, in an attempt to understand the evolutionary changes that led to human speech.
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IBM, partner researchers show off what can happen when you put a lab coat on Watson - New York Business Journal

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Genome Editing Rewrites the Future of Dairy Cattle | MIT Technology Review

Genome Editing Rewrites the Future of Dairy Cattle | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Can genome-editing technology revive the idea of genetically modified livestock?
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