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Robots and Jobs: Freud and Tenure?

I normally like Catherine Rampell’s economics reporting and blogging at the New York Times a lot, but I had a problem with her article in last week’s Sunday Review.
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The Dawn of the Neuro Age: A DIY Revolution

The Dawn of the Neuro Age: A DIY Revolution | leapmind | Scoop.it
The project opens the door to a renaissance in DIY development of brain computer interface applications.
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Splitting Water Offers an Inefficient but Effective Way to Store Energy | MIT Technology Review

Splitting Water Offers an Inefficient but Effective Way to Store Energy | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess renewable energy.
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Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline

Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline | leapmind | Scoop.it
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
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Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare | Impact Lab

Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Brain-operated bionic hand. We are living in a time where the concept of robotic healthcare isn't as foreign as it might seem. In regard to healthcare, the
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Beyond DRAM and Flash, Part 2: New Memory Technology for the Data Deluge

Beyond DRAM and Flash, Part 2: New Memory Technology for the Data Deluge | leapmind | Scoop.it
DRAM and Flash are reaching the end of the road. In this second part, Martin Fink explores what will come next to enable the industry to handle the upcoming data explosion
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Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil

Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's a dry winter day in southeast Brazil, but a steamy tropical summer reigns inside the labs at Oxitec, where workers are making an unusual product: genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever.
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Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time - life - 26 August 2014 - New Scientist

Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time - life - 26 August 2014 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
Yeast that can make opiates from other molecules raise the prospect of tanks of drug-producing microorganisms replacing open fields of opium poppies
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Brain size matters when it comes to remembering

Brain size matters when it comes to remembering | leapmind | Scoop.it
Before we had mobile phones, people had to use their own memory to store long phone numbers (or write them down). But getting those numbers into long-term memory could be a real pain.
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Scientists have worked out the genetic ‘recipe’ that lets lizards regrow their tails (ScienceAlert)

Scientists have worked out the genetic ‘recipe’ that lets lizards regrow their tails (ScienceAlert) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered the genes that prompt tail regeneration in lizards, which takes them a step closer to understanding how to stimulat
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Researchers find boron facilitates stem cell growth and development in corn

Researchers find boron facilitates stem cell growth and development in corn | leapmind | Scoop.it
Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of reduced crop yield.
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Steve Jobs, Larry Page And Rush Limbaugh Walk Into A Bar: A Look At The Future of Truth

Steve Jobs, Larry Page And Rush Limbaugh Walk Into A Bar: A Look At The Future of Truth | leapmind | Scoop.it
This is a tale of memory, truth, technology, and, well, the future of humanity—but it starts in high school. If you went to high school in
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GEN | News Highlights:CRISPR Reverses Disease Symptoms in Living Animals for First Time

GEN | News Highlights:CRISPR Reverses Disease Symptoms in Living Animals for First Time | leapmind | Scoop.it
MIT scientists report the use of a CRISPR methodology to cure mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation.
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The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All The World’s Robots | Enterprise | WIRED

The Plan to Build a Massive Online Brain for All The World’s Robots | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
If you walk into the computer science building at Stanford University, Mobi is standing in the lobby, encased in glass. He looks a bit like a garbage can, with a rod for a neck and a camera for eyes.
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NASA’s Space Launch System is officially all systems go for Mars and Moon landings | ExtremeTech

NASA’s Space Launch System is officially all systems go for Mars and Moon landings | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
NASA's Space Launch System, the USA's first exploration-class spacecraft since the Space Shuttle, has officially passed the whiteboard formulation stage and moved into full-scale development.
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Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?

Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.
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33rd Square | Intelligent System Creates Descriptive Sentences Directly From Videos

33rd Square | Intelligent System Creates Descriptive Sentences Directly From Videos | leapmind | Scoop.it
Summarizing what is going on in a video is another task that may soon be done automatically thanks to work done through the Video In Sentences Out study.
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New cancer-hunting 'nano-robots' to seek and destroy tumours

New cancer-hunting 'nano-robots' to seek and destroy tumours | leapmind | Scoop.it
It sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel – an army of tiny weaponised robots travelling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumours and destroying them from within.
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Australian scientists are a step closer to converting sunlight and water into fuel (ScienceAlert)

Australian scientists are a step closer to converting sunlight and water into fuel (ScienceAlert) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists are a step closer to creating sustainable, cheap fuel from water and sunlight, after replicating a crucial photosynthesis step in the la
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The Handheld DNA Sequencer is Here

The Handheld DNA Sequencer is Here | leapmind | Scoop.it
New Zealand scientists invent a brick-sized prototype that can sequence a DNA sample in less than an hour.
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The new face of electricity | Al Jazeera America

The new face of electricity | Al Jazeera America | leapmind | Scoop.it
A cheap, reliable way to store energy could become a trillion dollar industry
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New insights into 'switchable water' have implications for water purification and desalination

New insights into 'switchable water' have implications for water purification and desalination | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Water is rarely pure; instead, it often contains dissolved ions or is mixed with other liquids. Scientists can change the composition of water by separating its mixtures, which is most commonly performed by distillation.
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Robots won't destroy jobs, but they may destroy the middle class

Robots won't destroy jobs, but they may destroy the middle class | leapmind | Scoop.it
Get ready for some immiseration.
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Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The end of the printed newspaper | Impact Lab

The end of the printed newspaper | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. By Clay Shirky: The Roanoke Times, the local paper in my
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The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now

The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now | leapmind | Scoop.it
Chris Dancy is the most connected man in the world and is the future experts say is coming. But is he enlightened or isolated in a pool of his own data?
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