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Biotech's Brave New World: Push One To Create Life; Push Two To Create Alien Life

Biotech's Brave New World: Push One To Create Life; Push Two To Create Alien Life | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’s been a good month for miracles. And by miracles I mean our oldest miracle, that first miracle, the creation of life itself.
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Scientists Discover Parts of Our Bodies Age at Different Rates

Scientists Discover Parts of Our Bodies Age at Different Rates | leapmind | Scoop.it
Some people age faster than others, but the discovery of a DNA body clock by UCLA researchers now shows that different parts of our bodies age faster than others.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans DragonFly Landing Tests - NBC News

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans DragonFly Landing Tests - NBC News | leapmind | Scoop.it
Billionaire Elon Musk's high-flying space venture, SpaceX, has provided fresh details about its plan to test a Dragon capsule that can use retro rockets to m...
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The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism | leapmind | Scoop.it
Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?...
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Immortal Mice and Men

Immortal Mice and Men | leapmind | Scoop.it
How does the presence of young blood in an aged mouse change or alter the aging process? Is the key to elusive immortality actually within our own cells at the beginning of our lives? It is a thought-provoking question to ask....
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Biotech Factories to Farm Fake Meat : DNews

Biotech Factories to Farm Fake Meat : DNews | leapmind | Scoop.it
Dutch researchers propose village-level “meat factories” that use biotech reactors to produce unique flavors of artificial beef, pork or chicken.
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Suspended Animation Goes Primetime: Say Goodbye To Death As We Know It

Suspended Animation Goes Primetime: Say Goodbye To Death As We Know It | leapmind | Scoop.it
Suspended animation is now moving into human trails—which means defining death just became a whole lot trickier.
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India’s New Leadership: 400 Million People Will Have Power In 5 Years With The Help Of Solar

India’s New Leadership: 400 Million People Will Have Power In 5 Years With The Help Of Solar | leapmind | Scoop.it
Four hundred million Indians, more than the population of the United States and Canada combined, lack electricity. India's newly elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is promising to bring power to those in need by 2019.
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Someday, Her will be real. But first, an internet of things that obey our commands

Someday, <em>Her</em> will be real. But first, an internet of things that obey our commands | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Palo Alto startup called Wit.AI wants to enable a world of intelligent dialog with the devices around us, but conquering voice commands is the first step on its mission.
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Breakthrough: Synthetic Meat Made From Stem Cells

Breakthrough: Synthetic Meat Made From Stem Cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
Last year, scientists created the world's first lab-grown burger — and by all accounts it didn't taste half bad. Sadly, the cost of a single patty ran upwards of $385,000.
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Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce | leapmind | Scoop.it
Not your typical product from an electronics firm
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Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Never Gotten a Ticket

Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Never Gotten a Ticket | leapmind | Scoop.it
But if they do, Google hopes the fine gets handed to their corporate person, not the human in the driver seat.
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Optical brain scanner goes where other brain scanners can't

Optical brain scanner goes where other brain scanners can't | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head.
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Biotech's Brave New World: Push One To Create Life; Push Two To Create Alien Life

Biotech's Brave New World: Push One To Create Life; Push Two To Create Alien Life | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’s been a good month for miracles. And by miracles I mean our oldest miracle, that first miracle, the creation of life itself.
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Prepare for Nightmarish Swarms of Google Robot Cars, Says Zipcar Founder | Business | WIRED

Prepare for Nightmarish Swarms of Google Robot Cars, Says Zipcar Founder | Business | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google's driverless car is, perhaps, the most highly anticipated technology to come along in decades. According Robin Chase, it should also be the most feared.
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Google Fiber wants to trip net neutrality up by ‘colocating’

Google Fiber wants to trip net neutrality up by ‘colocating’ | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the ongoing net neutrality squabble, a main point of contention is the “last mile” connection, which is the home stretch before content ...
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Automation Threatens Jobs Of Even World’s Lowest-Paid Workers

Automation Threatens Jobs Of Even World’s Lowest-Paid Workers | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nike proved it can grow business and reduce dependence on labor. This doesn't bode well for low-wage factory workers in Asia, or anywhere.
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We Have the Technology, All Right: Consider the Possibility of Robot Sex

We Have the Technology, All Right: Consider the Possibility of Robot Sex | leapmind | Scoop.it
By Alexa Day A recent study indicates that one in six people would be willing to have sex with a robot. I'm kind of surprised that the number is so low. I think most of us know at least one person ...
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What Should We Do with the Online Undead?

What Should We Do with the Online Undead? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Internet has given us a kind of digital afterlife, where our online activities can be preserved and memorialized like fossils in a rock.
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Self-Driving Cars Will Hit California's Roads in September

Self-Driving Cars Will Hit California's Roads in September | leapmind | Scoop.it
On September 16th, 2014, California will take one step closer to the utopian (or dystopian) future, allowing self-driving cars on public roads.
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Facebook AI director Yann LeCun on the importance of emotional machines

Facebook AI director Yann LeCun on the importance of emotional machines | leapmind | Scoop.it
Facebook artificial intelligence director and NYU researcher Yann LeCun delved into the future of AI last week in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. Here are his thoughts on why Her is a long way off, but is on the right path.
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Ageing: The girls who never grow older

Ageing: The girls who never grow older | leapmind | Scoop.it
A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Could they hold the key to immortality? Virginia Hughes reports
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Mars hopefuls ponder life without families, favorite foods

Mars hopefuls ponder life without families, favorite foods | leapmind | Scoop.it
If your romantic partner pointed you to an application for a one-way trip to Mars, would you be upset -- or thrilled?
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377 strains of bacteria hitched a ride to Mars on Curiosity | Science! | Geek.com

377 strains of bacteria hitched a ride to Mars on Curiosity | Science! | Geek.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
NASA analyzed a sample taken from Curiosity and found hundreds of strains of bacteria have slipped through the decontamination process.
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