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Personal Robots Are the Next Internet (And This VC Wants to Cash In)

Personal Robots Are the Next Internet (And This VC Wants to Cash In) | leapmind | Scoop.it
"People feel the same about robots now that they felt about the internet in 2000."
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Volunteers in metadata study called gun stores, strip clubs, and more

Volunteers in metadata study called gun stores, strip clubs, and more | leapmind | Scoop.it
Stanford research shows even when offering up metadata, it's very revealing.
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The world’s first acoustic invisibility cloak has been created by Duke University | ExtremeTech

The world’s first acoustic invisibility cloak has been created by Duke University | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Duke University has built the first 3D omnidirectional acoustic invisibility cloak.
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Graphene folds itself into programmable nanocage for hydrogen storage, beating DOE 2020 goal (w/video)

Graphene folds itself into programmable nanocage for hydrogen storage, beating DOE 2020 goal (w/video) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene folds itself into programmable nanocage for hydrogen storage, beating DOE 2020 goal (w/video)
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This is the amazing self-driving car we all need right now

This is the amazing self-driving car we all need right now | leapmind | Scoop.it
The promise of the self-driving car is taking too long to materialize—but it may be around the corner. As soon as 2020, says Nissan. This video shows the XchangE self-driving concept car now on display at the Geneva Auto Show 2014.
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NASA believes returning from Mars might be possible after all

NASA believes returning from Mars might be possible after all | leapmind | Scoop.it
Until now, anything launched to the surface of Mars has been on a one-way trip. Thanks to SpaceX, that may no longer be true.
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Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
The internet is a tracking and monitoring machine. We will ceaselessly self-track and be tracked. We’re expanding the data sphere to sci-fi levels and there’s no stopping it because too many of the benefits we covet derive from it.
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A New Generation of Transhumanists Is Emerging

A New Generation of Transhumanists Is Emerging | leapmind | Scoop.it
Their politics run the gamut, from liberals to conservatives to anarchists. Their professions vary widely, from artists to physical laborers to programmers.
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Biomolecular tweezers facilitate study of mechanical force effects on cells

Biomolecular tweezers facilitate study of mechanical force effects on cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins.
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SpaceX just made rocket launches affordable. Here’s how it could make them downright cheap.

SpaceX just made rocket launches affordable. Here’s how it could make them downright cheap. | leapmind | Scoop.it
When SpaceX put a communications satellite into orbit yesterday, it wasn't a just triumph of technology. It was a victory for cost control.
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Next Generation Machine Learning - Training Deep Learning Models in a Browser: Andrej Karpathy Interview | Data Science Weekly Blog

We recently caught up with Andrej Karpathy, Machine Learning PhD student at Stanford and the man behind the innovative ConvNetJS - a JS library for training Deep Learning models (mainly Neural ...
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Colleges Need to Act Like Startups — Or Risk Becoming Obsolete | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Colleges Need to Act Like Startups — Or Risk Becoming Obsolete | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Golden Age of universities may be dead, but while much of the commentary around the disruption of education focuses on MOOCs and how universities will balance commercial relevance and basic research, lost in the shuffle is something arguably...
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Google Glass app identifies the moods of strangers

Google Glass app identifies the moods of strangers | leapmind | Scoop.it
Emotient releases new app for Google Glass to let users see others’ emotions and moods, because odds are, if you have a Google Glass, you need this app.
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Meet DARPA’s new generation of robots – Michael Belfiore – Aeon

Meet DARPA’s new generation of robots – Michael Belfiore – Aeon | leapmind | Scoop.it
The invasion’s already in progress: the only question is when, not if, humanoid robots will work, play and war beside us
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Bio-Hacking Startup Cambrian Genomics Wants to Laser Print DNA

Bio-Hacking Startup Cambrian Genomics Wants to Laser Print DNA | leapmind | Scoop.it
Cambrian Genomics is taking us one step closer to a strange new world.
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SpaceX prepares to take the biggest step towards affordable space travel: Soft landing the Falcon 9 rocket | ExtremeTech

SpaceX prepares to take the biggest step towards affordable space travel: Soft landing the Falcon 9 rocket | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
SpaceX, Elon Musk's poster child of the commercial space travel revolution, is about to attempt the first ever soft landing of a heavy space launch vehicle.
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Can Graphene Oxide Filters Unlock Our Most Abundant Water Source?

Can Graphene Oxide Filters Unlock Our Most Abundant Water Source? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Humans live on a water world, and yet, many of us still struggle to slake our thirst. Why is that? Earth’s oceans are salty. Just 2.5% of the
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What We Need in a Next-Gen Social Network

What We Need in a Next-Gen Social Network | leapmind | Scoop.it
Facebook today doesn’t resemble a thriving metropolis - it’s more of a friendly neighborhood bar. Here are the things we need in a new social network.
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Study reveals four new man-made gases in the atmosphere

Study reveals four new man-made gases in the atmosphere | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have identified four new man-made gases in the atmosphere – all of which are contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer.
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Hot on the trail of consciousness in brain and machine - life - 10 March 2014 - New Scientist

Hot on the trail of consciousness in brain and machine - life - 10 March 2014 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
From brain-scanning experiments to self-aware robots, two books explain how far we've really come in the quest to crack consciousness
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33rd Square | Joseph Stiglitz on the Enigma of Innovation

33rd Square | Joseph Stiglitz on the Enigma of Innovation | leapmind | Scoop.it
Economist Joseph Stiglitz writes that there is enormous enthusiasm for technological innovation with many attempting to replicate the ingenuity that they regard as America’s true comparative advantage.
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Get ready for Singularity: it’s closer to reality than we think

Get ready for Singularity: it’s closer to reality than we think | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hooked to a computer, your brain will be able to answer a question before you even knew to ask it
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The mystery of flight MH370: How can we track a smartphone anywhere on Earth, but a giant plane can go missing? | ExtremeTech

The mystery of flight MH370: How can we track a smartphone anywhere on Earth, but a giant plane can go missing? | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Three days ago, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar off the south coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea. 239 people were on board -- and at this point, it is presumed that they have all perished in some kind of disaster.
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UltraBattery a Boon to Renewable Energy, Grid Storage, and EVs > ENGINEERING.com

UltraBattery a Boon to Renewable Energy, Grid Storage, and EVs > ENGINEERING.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Could the good old lead-acid battery enhanced by a built-in supercapacitor make renewable energy, grid-level storage, and electric vehicles more feasi...
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