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We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
The implications of such a decision would be profound.
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'Invisible' insect-sized drones may soon be used by the U.S. Army

'Invisible' insect-sized drones may soon be used by the U.S. Army | leapmind | Scoop.it
The PD-100 Black Hornet might just be filming you right now — this tiny drone is nearly undetectable during flight, which is kind of scary.
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Surprising new Pew Research Center Study indicates most Americans dont want radical life extension

Surprising new Pew Research Center Study indicates most Americans dont want radical life extension | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Pew Research Center survey of 2,012 American adults done between March and April, 2013 shows, somewhat surprisingly, that a majority of those surveyed (58%) would not like to live radically extended lives—although they think that other people...
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Why I'm not upset about a supermarket scanning its customers' faces

Why I'm not upset about a supermarket scanning its customers' faces | leapmind | Scoop.it
UK supermarket chain Tesco is installing advertising screens that also scan customers’ faces as they stand in line to pay. Once upon a time I may have found that risky, but we’re much further down that slippery slope these days.
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No, Extreme Human Longevity Won’t Destroy the Planet

No, Extreme Human Longevity Won’t Destroy the Planet | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’s only a matter of time before humanity solves the aging problem. And resistance to radical life extension has already begun, driven by fears of overpopulation and the exhaustion of our planet's resources.
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Genetics field opens up with California ruling that 'natural phenomenon' can't be patented

Genetics field opens up with California ruling that 'natural phenomenon' can't be patented | leapmind | Scoop.it
This week, a District Court judge in California struck down a patent held by a San Diego-based diagnostics company called Sequenom. The judge ruled that a "natural phenomenon" could not be patented...
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Yolanda Ongay's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:06 AM

Un juez de California afirma que no se puede patentar un fenómeno natural y revoca la patente de una empresa llamada Sequenom, que ofrecía una técnica no invasiva para el diagnóstico del Síndrome de Down en mujeres embarazadas de diez semanas. Esta técnica es una alternativa a la ya conocida amniocentesis, prueba invasiva que acarrea riesgo de producir un aborto involuntario.

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Pondering privacy, Part 2: Let's get over ourselves already

Pondering privacy, Part 2: Let's get over ourselves already | leapmind | Scoop.it
In Part 2 of my look at the issue of web privacy, I address the likely reality that no one inside Google, Facebook or the NSA cares about any of us on an individual level.
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How Dying Patients Get Access to Experimental Drugs

How Dying Patients Get Access to Experimental Drugs | leapmind | Scoop.it
For desperate patients, the pace of clinical drug trials can be lethally slow. But there is a way for them to beat the clock.
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Scientists Successfully 3D Print Embryonic Stem Cells For the First Time

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have developed a technology that enables them to 3D print embryonic stem cells, potentially eliminating the need for organ donation.
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New autonomous security checkpoints can scan five people at once

New autonomous security checkpoints can scan five people at once | leapmind | Scoop.it
It may look like a honeycomb, but this light-up kiosk just might be the stress-free security checkpoint of the future.
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How Google Glass will usher in an era of superhuman vision | ExtremeTech

How Google Glass will usher in an era of superhuman vision | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Glass may be for geeks now, but that could all change once computational photography starts to give wearable cameras amazing new capabilities.
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Now you're a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives

Now you're a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point's computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.
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Solar is 99% Cheaper Than It Used To Be - New Age of Energy Campaign | Mosaic

Solar is 99% Cheaper Than It Used To Be - New Age of Energy Campaign | Mosaic | leapmind | Scoop.it
The New Age of Energy Campaign - the price of solar has dropped drastically
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GEN | News Highlights:Mom or Dad? DNA Study May Boost Personalized Medicine

GEN | News Highlights:Mom or Dad? DNA Study May Boost Personalized Medicine | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists report the development of a new technique that can determine whether a particular genetic sequence comes from an individual's mother or father.
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Baidu Eye Is China's Answer to Google Glass, Company Confirms

Baidu Eye Is China's Answer to Google Glass, Company Confirms | leapmind | Scoop.it
Baidu, a Chinese-language search engine, is reportedly producing a Google Glass-like eyewear called "Baidu Eye."
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DIY & Grinding: Get In Here! - Transhumanism is a Verb, not a Club - BrighterBrains.org

DIY & Grinding: Get In Here! - Transhumanism is a Verb, not a Club - BrighterBrains.org | leapmind | Scoop.it
By: Rich Lee info: 1. Transhumanism is a verb. 2. Transcendence is a human right. 3. Technology relevant to that right will be laid bare for all to see. 4. Anon science is the way of the transhuman future.
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Can AI robot pass Todai entrance examination?

Can AI robot pass Todai entrance examination? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Aiming to develop an artificial intelligence robot smart enough to pass a University of Tokyo entrance exam, a group of researchers has been working on a project to find out its standard score and ascertain its chances of entering the nation’s top...
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Self-destructing microbial robots turn wastewater into high value products | Impact Lab

Self-destructing microbial robots turn wastewater into high value products | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
A company called Pilus Energy has a new technology for harvesting renewable energy from wastewater. The company has tweaked bacteria to come up with
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Facebook Has A New Artificial Intelligence Unit And Is Working On Speech Recognition - Business insider

Facebook Has A New Artificial Intelligence Unit And Is Working On Speech Recognition - Business insider | leapmind | Scoop.it
APMark Zuckerberg, not talking to his Facebook app ... yet.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave out some dramatic news on his Q3 earnings call with analysts yesterday
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Radical Mindfulness: James Hughes at TEDxTransmedia 2013

James Hughes, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He's a bioethicist and sociologist who teaches health p...
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Mobile trends in job searching | Impact Lab

Mobile trends in job searching | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The number of mobile job seekers will climb to 50% by the end of 2015. Simply Hired reports in a new survey on job search trends that the use of mobile
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Nate Willis's curator insight, May 12, 7:12 PM

This article examines the growing trend of mobile internet and how it relates to the job search.  Last year, LinkedIn reported that 38% of its visitors were from mobile devices.  Experts predict that this trend will only continue to grow exponentially.  This means that the way people apply for jobs is changing.  Companies will start to make the application process seamless on a mobile device, making it just as easy as applying on a desktop computer.  

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Jumper Cables for the Mind

Jumper Cables for the Mind | leapmind | Scoop.it
Would you give your brain a jolt if a Harvard scientist said it could make you smarter, more creative and less depressed?
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Curved displays that spill over a smartphone's edges now possible

Curved displays that spill over a smartphone's edges now possible | leapmind | Scoop.it
Not your regular flat-screen TV: make way for a new breed of curved, bendable and borderless gadgets, all using the power of crystals.
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Pondering privacy, Part 1: We're being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We're being exploited and spied on, and that sucks | leapmind | Scoop.it
This is the first of two posts in which I try to come to terms with the privacy concerns inherently tied to the digital era. Should I feel powerless, indifferent or take a laissez faire attitude and just go along for the ride?
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Silicon Valley in Race for Battery Breakthrough

Silicon Valley in Race for Battery Breakthrough | leapmind | Scoop.it
The global battery race is on and Silicon Valley - and the rest of the Bay Area - are in it to win.
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