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The PC isn't ready to die, it's ready for a rebirth | Digital Trends

The PC isn't ready to die, it's ready for a rebirth | Digital Trends | leapmind | Scoop.it
Desktops sales have slowed because manufacturers have let their designs stagnate, but the need for a comfortable machine you can work on hasn’t gone away. Who will reinvent the PC and reap the rewards?
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Lust for life: breaking the 120-year barrier in human ageing

Lust for life: breaking the 120-year barrier in human ageing | leapmind | Scoop.it
In rich countries, more than 80% of the population today will survive past the age of 70. About 150 years ago, only 20% did. In all this while, though, only one person lived beyond the age of 120.
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We could get to the Singularity in ten years | KurzweilAI

We could get to the Singularity in ten years | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
It would require a different way of thinking about the timing of the Singularity, says AGI pioneer Ben Goertzel, PhD. Rather than a predictive exercise, it
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The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income

The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book Capital in the 21st Century, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that "the second machine age" of digital technologies will entail th...
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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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The rat race can wait, the universe is calling - ImmortalLife.info

The rat race can wait, the universe is calling - ImmortalLife.info | leapmind | Scoop.it
We are sentient beings in a void of mystery, with growing, explosive tools like technology and science, and yet so many people can still be convinced to trade in their ticket for 80 years of musical electric chairs, of running in circles to...
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Surgeons To Test New Technique For Saving The Almost-Dead

Surgeons To Test New Technique For Saving The Almost-Dead | leapmind | Scoop.it
Surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh will be testing a new technique for placing patients in a state of suspended animation, by draining all of their blood and replacing it with a saline solution.
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FM2030: Transhumanist Pioneer - YouTube

Produced by Dr. James Hughes. FM-2030 was a visionary. But he could not have imagined that two short years after his death his ideas would be brought to prom...
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Stephen Wolfram: 'Undoubtedly Human Immortality Will Be Achieved' [VIDEO]

Stephen Wolfram: 'Undoubtedly Human Immortality Will Be Achieved' [VIDEO] | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientist Stephen Wolfram explains why technically it will absolutely be possible for humans to live forever.
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These Thought-Controlled Robotic Arms Are Beating Paralysis and Amputation

These Thought-Controlled Robotic Arms Are Beating Paralysis and Amputation | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 2012, University of Pittsburgh researchers released a video of Jan Scheuermann feeding herself a bite of chocolate. This, of course, wouldn't be
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Reversing Aging Processes with One Protein: a 2014 Breakthrough

Reversing Aging Processes with One Protein: a 2014 Breakthrough | leapmind | Scoop.it
The pioneering discovery that young blood—and in particular, a single blood protein called GDF11—can regenerate many organs was named by Science as one of the ten top breakthroughs of 2014.
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Scientists uncover new, fundamental mechanism for how resveratrol provides health benefits | Machines Like Us

Scientists uncover new, fundamental mechanism for how resveratrol provides health benefits | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells.
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Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy | leapmind | Scoop.it
A lack of interest in romantic relationships is setting off a demographic time-bomb that threatens all of us.
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2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning

2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning | leapmind | Scoop.it
A wave of technological disruptions is set to shake up the world as we know it.
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Welcome to the Glass Age: New Smart Window Powers Itself - SERIOUS WONDER

Welcome to the Glass Age: New Smart Window Powers Itself - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team of scientists develop a smart window which not only tints itself, but also acts as a rechargeable battery! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Tech to Cool Down Global Warming Should Be Tested Now

Tech to Cool Down Global Warming Should Be Tested Now | leapmind | Scoop.it
“Geoengineering” our climate sounds like an idea from the mind of Dr. Strangelove, but tests of the methods may save us from disaster
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Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug

Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers could be closing in on a 'fountain of youth' drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests.
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Post-Fukushima, Japan Looks for a Solar Renewal | MIT Technology Review

Post-Fukushima, Japan Looks for a Solar Renewal | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The way the Land of the Rising Sun built and lost its dominance in photovoltaics shows just how vulnerable renewables remain to changing politics and national policies.
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How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm | WIRED

How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Matt Dorfman We live in a world made of computers. Your car is a computer that drives down the freeway at 60 mph with you strapped inside. If you live or work in a modern building, computers regulate its temperature and respiration.
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2014 Was a Good Year: Better Than You Remember

2014 Was a Good Year: Better Than You Remember | leapmind | Scoop.it
Eric Garner. Michael Brown. The Sony hack and surrender to fear. 2014 seems to be ending on a crappy note. My twitter feed is full of people expressing good riddance to the year. 2014 was better than that.
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Researchers 3 Years Away from Commercializing Pure Graphene 3D Printers

Researchers 3 Years Away from Commercializing Pure Graphene 3D Printers | leapmind | Scoop.it
As we've mentioned so many times in past articles, the convergence of additive manufacturing and the 'miracle material' graphene could have major ramificati
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Technological Organism: Technology's Role in Our Psychosocial Evolution | Wake Up World

Technological Organism: Technology's Role in Our Psychosocial Evolution | Wake Up World | leapmind | Scoop.it
This article is an investigation into the vital role that the technology of the Internet is playing in our psychosocial and neurological evolution.
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