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33rd Square | Rodney Brooks Says Connected Robots Will Change Our Lives

33rd Square | Rodney Brooks Says Connected Robots Will Change Our Lives | leapmind | Scoop.it
Citing aging population demographics in Europe, North America and China, iRobot and Rethink Robotics founder, Rodney Brooks says robots will have an increasing role to play in home care and residential facilities for the elderly, performing many of...
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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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How digital technologies are changing the physical world | Impact Lab

How digital technologies are changing the physical world | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Our physical world is now technology-enabled by the digitization of everything. Ted Hall, CEO of ShopBot Tools, which designs and manufactures digital
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially | leapmind | Scoop.it
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MIT Cheetah Robot Bounds Off Tether, Outdoors - IEEE Spectrum

MIT Cheetah Robot Bounds Off Tether, Outdoors - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The newest version of MIT's Cheetah is fast, it's quiet, and it jumps
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Why Image Recognition Is the Tech World’s ‘Next Big Thing’

Why Image Recognition Is the Tech World’s ‘Next Big Thing’ | leapmind | Scoop.it
With Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook onboard, image recognition will lead the way in innovations for apps and the web.
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Machine learning algorithm makes impossible screening of advanced materials possible

Machine learning algorithm makes impossible screening of advanced materials possible | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A fundamental part of climate change response is expected to involve the discovery of advanced materials capable of cost-effectively capturing CO2 from burning fossil fuels.
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We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often

We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often | leapmind | Scoop.it
Not that long ago, Google announced something unheard of in the auto industry—at least in the part of the auto industry that makes moving cars. A car without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals.
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Tesla cars will run on autopilot within 5 years: Elon Musk | Impact Lab

Tesla cars will run on autopilot within 5 years: Elon Musk | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars could save thousands of lives per year. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says self-driving cars might be on the roads faster than most people t
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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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Stem Cells: Plenty of Hope, but Halting Progress

Stem Cells: Plenty of Hope, but Halting Progress | leapmind | Scoop.it
Though enthusiasm for potential advances in disease and injury treatments often outstrips the science, thousands of clinical trials are now underway to figure out how to best use stem cells.
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The FBI Just Finished Its Insane New Facial Recognition System

The FBI Just Finished Its Insane New Facial Recognition System | leapmind | Scoop.it
After six years and over one billion dollars in development, the FBI has just announced that its new biometric facial recognition software system is finally complete. Meaning that, starting soon, photos of tens of millions of U.S.
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Smart dust: A complete computer that’s smaller than a grain of sand | ExtremeTech

Smart dust: A complete computer that’s smaller than a grain of sand | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Called the Michigan Micro Mote, or M3, this tiny computer features processing, data storage, and wireless communication. Researcher Pabral Dutta thinks it will be the next revolution in computing.
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Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic

Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic | leapmind | Scoop.it
Drug is one of thousands that may be produced by the human microbiome.
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France's Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs | WIRED

France's Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new car sharing service sidesteps the biggest problems with EV technology.
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Forget Mars. Here's Where We Should Build Our First Off-World Colonies

Is Mars really the best target for off-world colonies? The moon, Venus and free-floating space colonies all have their benefits as a first destination.
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