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NYT: Reality TV for the Red Planet

NYT: Reality TV for the Red Planet | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Dutch entrepreneur's financial plan for a colony on Mars is based on selling the television rights to cover the project every step of the way.
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Replacing human copywriters with computers | Impact Lab

Replacing human copywriters with computers | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
In another demonstration of the power of machines to solve problems that used to be the sole domain of humans, Persado Inc. has raised another $21 million fo
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15 times stronger than steel: Scientists develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world

15 times stronger than steel: Scientists develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world | leapmind | Scoop.it
The University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world.
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Watch now: NOVA | Vaccines—Calling the Shots | PBS Video

Examine the science behind vaccinations and the risks of opting out.
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As the Powerful Argue AI Ethics, Might Superintelligence Arise on the Fringes?

As the Powerful Argue AI Ethics, Might Superintelligence Arise on the Fringes? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Last year, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking admitted they were concerned about artificial intelligence. While undeniably brilliant, neither are AI
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6 Supermaterials That Could Change Our World 

6 Supermaterials That Could Change Our World  | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene isn't the only game-changing material to come out of a lab. From aerogels nearly as light as air to metamaterials that manipulate light, here are six supermaterials that have the potential to transform the world of the future.
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The states that are next in line for legalized marijuana | Impact Lab

The states that are next in line for legalized marijuana | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
President Obama demonstrated a remarkably lenient attitude toward the legal marijuana experiments in the states, during a series of YouTube interviews r
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The Smartest, Richest Companies Can't Crack Mobile. The Future Belongs to Anyone Who Can | WIRED

The Smartest, Richest Companies Can't Crack Mobile. The Future Belongs to Anyone Who Can | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The smartest, richest tech companies in the world all posted their quarterly earnings this week, and if you had to draw one lesson from the results, it's this: mobile matters. More than anything.
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Smart drugs to 'moral enhancement': a chemical approach to transhumanism (Wired UK)

Smart drugs to 'moral enhancement': a chemical approach to transhumanism (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
As part of Wired.co.uk's Transhuman Week, we take a look at what chemical enhancements there are on the horizon
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Will nanotechnology soon allow you to 'swallow the doctor'? - CNN.com

Will nanotechnology soon allow you to 'swallow the doctor'? - CNN.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Advancements in nanotechnology have created robots small enough to enter the human body.
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Graphene Becomes Magnetic and Electric at Same Time - IEEE Spectrum

Graphene Becomes Magnetic and Electric at Same Time - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Imbuing graphene with magnetism used to sacrifice its electrical properties, but not anymore
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Do You Have The ‘Smart Gene’ That Also Helps You Live Longer?

Do You Have The ‘Smart Gene’ That Also Helps You Live Longer? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Here’s hoping that this little genetic superpower is part of your DNA.
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IBM wants to protect our food by sequencing its supply chains

IBM wants to protect our food by sequencing its supply chains | leapmind | Scoop.it
is teaming up with food conglomerate Mars to study, and hopefully protect, citizens from foodborne illnesses by sequencing the genes of the tiny organisms that populate our food chains.
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Real life Star Trek Tricorder By 2016? | Impact Lab

Real life Star Trek Tricorder By 2016? | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The tricorder was a handheld device, featured on the Star Trek shows and movies, that is able to diagnose a wounded or sick patient in seconds. Here at
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Now, Even Artificial Intelligence Gurus Fret That AI Will Steal Our Jobs

Now, Even Artificial Intelligence Gurus Fret That AI Will Steal Our Jobs | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two AI and machine intelligence experts raised serious concerns this week about the job-killing impact of recent advances.
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In the Future, Companies Will Survive Only if They Help Solve Big Social Problems

In the Future, Companies Will Survive Only if They Help Solve Big Social Problems | leapmind | Scoop.it
This article is by Paul Klein, founder and president, Impakt, and Milinda Martin, vice president, community investment, corporate brand, and reputation, Time Warner Cable.
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Ion Thrusters In NASA Mission Redraw The Boundaries Of Space Exploration

Ion Thrusters In NASA Mission Redraw The Boundaries Of Space Exploration | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Dawn spacecraft could change the shape and scope of future missions
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New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google

New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google employs some of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, so it’s not a bad idea to listen to what they have to say about the space.
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Your credit card record is not so anonymous, new study reveals

Your credit card record is not so anonymous, new study reveals | leapmind | Scoop.it
I don’t want to alarm you, but your metadata is showing, and can lead people straight to your credit card details.
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Scientists Are Developing Flawless Graphene At a Fraction of Price - SERIOUS WONDER

Scientists Are Developing Flawless Graphene At a Fraction of Price - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
The future of graphene looks abundant as scientists develop a new method of production that'll cut costs by over $1,000! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better | leapmind | Scoop.it
The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber
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The cold fusion race just heated up (Wired UK)

The cold fusion race just heated up (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
The E-Cat or Energy Catalyser is an alleged cold fusion reactor invented by Andrea Rossi
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Skin-Based Generators Scavenge Muscle Motion to Power Wearables - IEEE Spectrum

Skin-Based Generators Scavenge Muscle Motion to Power Wearables - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Flexible friction-based generators could lead to self-powered wearable electronics
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Can LSD Make You A Billionaire?

Can LSD Make You A Billionaire? | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to an insider interview of an entrepreneur from Silicone Valley, all the billionaires with cutting edge ideas use LSD frequently as a way to gain advanced insights.
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VR will soon be in-flight entertainment, because it makes perfect sense

No matter how many cool movies, music videos, or lightsaber simulators we see, virtual reality is still going to be a hard sell for the mainstream — not only do the headsets look weird, they...
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