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​Walk the plank, copyright middlemen: Long live The Pirate Bay!

​Walk the plank, copyright middlemen: Long live The Pirate Bay! | leapmind | Scoop.it
This week, a Dutch court in The Hague ordered the censorship of The Pirate Bay to be lifted, calling it ineffective.
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Forget the Quantified Self. We Need to Build the Quantified Us | Design | WIRED

Forget the Quantified Self. We Need to Build the Quantified Us | Design | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The 'Quantified Self' is a thrilling prospect for some: Massive datasets about oneself can be a new route to self-discovery. But for most of us, the idea of continuous self-tracking is a novelty that results in shallow insights.
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Wi-Fi speeds are about to triple

Wi-Fi speeds are about to triple | leapmind | Scoop.it
Qualcomm announced plans this week for new technology that it says could triple Wi-Fi speeds in homes, offices and on public networks.
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Paralysed teen to kick off World Cup with mind-controlled robotic suit

Paralysed teen to kick off World Cup with mind-controlled robotic suit | leapmind | Scoop.it
A paralysed teen will use a mind-controlled robotic suit to help stand, walk and make the opening kick in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Next Generation Solar Cells to be 100 Million Times More Efficient

Next Generation Solar Cells to be 100 Million Times More Efficient | leapmind | Scoop.it
Next-generation solar cells could be 100 million times more efficient thanks to newly discovered nanotube structures.
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EU Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law

EU Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law | leapmind | Scoop.it
The rules would not go into effect right away; it now moves to the Council of Ministers. But it's a big step.
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Aluminium-air battery can power electric vehicles for 1,000 miles, will come to production cars in 2017 | ExtremeTech

Aluminium-air battery can power electric vehicles for 1,000 miles, will come to production cars in 2017 | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Phinergy, an Israeli startup, has demonstrated an aluminium-air battery that is capable of powering an electric vehicle for up to 1,000 miles (1,609km).
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Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift

Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gamers love Oculus Rift; the virtual reality system offers a mind-blowingly immersive way to experience digital worlds. Jaunt, a new tech company, brings the platform into live-action, cinematic territory.
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'Fabricated' stem cell paper technique may yet be proven valid (Wired UK)

'Fabricated' stem cell paper technique may yet be proven valid (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Just weeks after invalidating a groundbreaking paper describing a simple technique for generating pluripotent stem cells, professor Kenneth Ka Ho Lee now believes he has identified the correct approach...
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DARPA Boosts Funding for All Things Biological - IEEE Spectrum

DARPA Boosts Funding for All Things Biological - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The agency plans investments in neural engineering, synthetic biology, and more
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A holy grail for DNA: MIT creates the first working genetic MRI | Science! | Geek.com

A holy grail for DNA: MIT creates the first working genetic MRI | Science! | Geek.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
An important new breakthrough in cell biology could let researchers look deeper into the lives of cells than ever before.
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Inside China’s Genome Factory | MIT Technology Review

Inside China’s Genome Factory | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sequencing a complete human genome may soon cost less than an iPhone. Will BGI-Shenzhen decode yours?
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Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk's industrial empire

Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk's industrial empire | leapmind | Scoop.it
So many children dream of fast cars and rocket ships, but few actually grow up to build them -- and change the world in the process
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This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientific researchers say Calico may be our best shot at making real steps to slow the aging process.
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Facebook Looks to Ace With DeepFace

Facebook Looks to Ace With DeepFace | leapmind | Scoop.it
Tagging friends and family on a Facebook photo update could soon get a lot more accurate with Facebook currently on the look out to ace in domain of facial recognition. Achieving near human capabil...
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The Man Who Would Stop Time

The Man Who Would Stop Time | leapmind | Scoop.it
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
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Samsung’s graphene breakthrough could finally put the wonder material into real-world devices | ExtremeTech

Samsung’s graphene breakthrough could finally put the wonder material into real-world devices | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Samsung appears to have stumbled across the holy grail of commercial graphene production: A new technique that can grow high-quality single-crystal graphene on silicon wafers -- graphene that is suitable for the production of graphene field-effect...
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Artificial Intelligence to make lawyers redundant | Machines Like Us

Artificial Intelligence to make lawyers redundant | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ipselex, a secretive Hong Kong artificial intelligence company, today announced the launch of its web platform.
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A mighty contest

A mighty contest | leapmind | Scoop.it
“OUR ROBOTS PUT people to work,” says the rejected slogan still on the whiteboard in Rodney Brooks’s office. It was meant to convey the belief that led Mr...
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Autonomous car concept is really a tiny apartment on wheels

Autonomous car concept is really a tiny apartment on wheels | leapmind | Scoop.it
If you're willing to let go of everything you're used to, your car can actually double as a living space.
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Is the stock market really rigged in favor of high frequency traders?

Is the stock market really rigged in favor of high frequency traders? | leapmind | Scoop.it
A look at Michael Lewis' new book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
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Gene therapy comes of age: We can now edit entire genomes to cure diseases | ExtremeTech

Gene therapy comes of age: We can now edit entire genomes to cure diseases | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have cured several adult mice of a genetic liver disease, marking the beginning of a new age in genetic manipulation.
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Here’s Why You Should Donate Your Brain to Science | Science | WIRED

Here’s Why You Should Donate Your Brain to Science | Science | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's up to you, of course. By all means make the most of your brain while you've got it. But when the end inevitably comes, why let such a precious resource go to waste?
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Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions, Even Happily Disgusted

Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions, Even Happily Disgusted | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers discover a new way for computers to recognize 21 distinct and complex facial expressions.
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Facial Expression Study Adds 21 New Emotions Like 'Happily Disgusted' or 'Sadly Angry' to Computer Analysis Palette

Facial Expression Study Adds 21 New Emotions Like 'Happily Disgusted' or 'Sadly Angry' to Computer Analysis Palette | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a new study, researchers were able to get a computer to recognize 21 new complex facial expressions, tripling how many already exist for cognitive analysis.
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