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Scientists just took a major step toward making life from scratch

Scientists just took a major step toward making life from scratch | leapmind | Scoop.it
Synthetic biology has come a long way in recent years. In the last two decades alone, scientists have been able to go from synthesizing the genome of a relatively small virus, Hepatitis C, to...
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Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts | leapmind | Scoop.it
People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.
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The Future Of Wearable Devices Will Be Human Centric - iQ by Intel

The Future Of Wearable Devices Will Be Human Centric - iQ by Intel | leapmind | Scoop.it
In The Future of Wearable Tech, iQ by Intel and PSFK Labs explore the evolving form and function of our … Continued
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Significant progress toward creating 'benchtop human' reported

Significant progress toward creating 'benchtop human' reported | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting significant progress toward creating "homo minutus" -- a benchtop human. Researchers have successfully developed and analyzed a liver human organ construct that responds to exposure to a toxic chemical much like a real liver.
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Can This Man Feed the World? Billionaire Harry Stine's Quest to Reinvent Agriculture -- Again

Can This Man Feed the World? Billionaire Harry Stine's Quest to Reinvent Agriculture -- Again | leapmind | Scoop.it
Harry Stine built an obscure $3 billion empire by breeding a better soybean seed. Now the richest man in Iowa thinks he has revolutionized corn, the Earth's most popular crop.
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How will we train data scientists of the future? - from Gigaom Structure Data 2014

Gigaom Structure Data 2014 by Gigaom, Inc. on Livestream - Livestream.com
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Welcome to the VR social: What to expect from Oculus in the Facebook era

Welcome to the VR social: What to expect from Oculus in the Facebook era | leapmind | Scoop.it
Despite doom-saying, the acquisition could prove beneficial for all involved.
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Gene Therapy's Big Comeback

Gene Therapy's Big Comeback | leapmind | Scoop.it
After decades of experimentation and failure is gene therapy finally ready for prime time? Investors certainly think so.
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IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency | TechCrunch

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
The IRS has officially stated that bitcoin is a property - similar to any other valuable commodity - rather than a currency. What does this mean? Not much. In..
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Democracy: There’s an App for That

Democracy: There’s an App for That | leapmind | Scoop.it
The best thing about Occupy Wall St. wasn’t what it argued politically or accomplished legislatively, but what it modeled for us: a new way of engaging with issues, resolving conflict, and reaching consensus.
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Pepsi's bus stop ad in London might be the best use of augmented reality yet

Pepsi's bus stop ad in London might be the best use of augmented reality yet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Waiting for a bus to arrive can quickly become an excruciatingly dull experience, so Pepsi decided to bring some surprises to a London bus shelter to make waiting a bit more interesting. For its...
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How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything! - YouTube

Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way...
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The incredible shrinking country

The incredible shrinking country | leapmind | Scoop.it
A QUIET but constant ticking can be heard from the demographic time bomb that sits beneath the world’s third-largest economy. This week it made a louder tick than...
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Humans will be kept between life and death in the first suspended animation trials | ExtremeTech

Humans will be kept between life and death in the first suspended animation trials | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
At a hospital in Pittsburgh, surgeons are now allowed to place patients into a state of suspended animation.
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An Inexpensive, Lensless Camera Can Fit In Just About Any Device | MIT Technology Review

An Inexpensive, Lensless Camera Can Fit In Just About Any Device | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
An itty-bitty camera could bring sight to the Internet of things.
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Facebook in 2020: What will the future hold?

Facebook in 2020: What will the future hold? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus might seem strange at the outset, but it could have a big payoff in the not-too-distant future.
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Beyond Money

Beyond Money | leapmind | Scoop.it
Offer Networks, like Bitcoin, would be enabled by Internet technology and advanced computer algorithms. Using Offer Networks, people would be able to make bids to provide one good or service in ex...
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Rainwater Microturbines Purify Water, Make Some Electricity - IEEE Spectrum

Rainwater Microturbines Purify Water, Make Some Electricity - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Dual function gives back some of the power needed to collect and purify water for poor and polluted areas
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Icelanders can now each claim $400 worth of Auroracoin, the country's new digital currency

Icelanders can now each claim $400 worth of Auroracoin, the country's new digital currency | leapmind | Scoop.it
At midnight this morning in Iceland, digital currency fell from the sky. The developer behind Auroracoin, a digital currency designed exclusively for Iceland, has made $125 million worth of coins...
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Synthetic biologists break new ground in medicine, energy

Synthetic biologists break new ground in medicine, energy | leapmind | Scoop.it
With such ambitious goals as helping cure cancer and eradicating pervasive disease, some of the most talented scientists in the country from the emerging field of synthetic biology are breaking new ground at Northwestern University.
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To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman - YouTube

Check out Second Chance Subaru at http://www.revision3.com/subaru "We are as gods and might as well get good at it." Stewart Brand Join Jason Silva every wee...
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Artificial intelligence is the next big tech trend. Here’s why.

Artificial intelligence is the next big tech trend. Here’s why. | leapmind | Scoop.it
Boasting new momentum, it's ready to move out of academia and into the real world.
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Soon, contact lenses that'll help you see in the night!

Soon, contact lenses that'll help you see in the night! | leapmind | Scoop.it
Contact lenses with night vision could soon be available for all - thanks to a new development by researchers in the US using graphene lenses to sense 'the full infrared spectrum' plus visible and ultraviolet light.
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