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Gravity Waves from Big Bang Detected

Gravity Waves from Big Bang Detected | leapmind | Scoop.it
A curved signature in the cosmic microwave background light provides proof of inflation and space-time ripples
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Teens Are Going Wild For The 'Selfie Stick'

Teens Are Going Wild For The 'Selfie Stick' | leapmind | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE -- The selfie trend is already big. But Asian teens have found a way to make the actual pictures even bigger. “It’s called a selfie stick,” explains Diana Hemas Sari, a 21-year-old entrepreneur from Indonesia.
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Popcorn Time service for pirated movies refuses to stay shut down

Popcorn Time service for pirated movies refuses to stay shut down | leapmind | Scoop.it
Last week, a movie-watching service called Popcorn Time hit the internet — it promised a Netflix-like experience for any movie you might want to watch, but used the expansive network of pirated...
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You are more than a sexual fetish — but online dating sites might not think so

You are more than a sexual fetish — but online dating sites might not think so | leapmind | Scoop.it
Not meeting the right person online? The problem might be that Match and OkCupid profiles reduce your personality
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How Your Computer Will Read You Like A Book--And Then Sell You Stuff

How Your Computer Will Read You Like A Book--And Then Sell You Stuff | leapmind | Scoop.it
Computers that understand and react to subtle cues about human emotion are coming. And when they do, advertising and marketing might be some of the...
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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science

Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science | leapmind | Scoop.it
As government financing of basic research has fallen off precipitously, philanthropists have stepped in, setting personal priorities and raising questions about science’s status as a public good.
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In sudden announcement, US to give up control of DNS root zone

In sudden announcement, US to give up control of DNS root zone | leapmind | Scoop.it
Signs point to fallout from NSA spying that lead to "multi-stakeholder" model.
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Yes, It's True: Humans Have Become Software. Amazing Advances Lie Ahead.

Yes, It's True: Humans Have Become Software. Amazing Advances Lie Ahead. | leapmind | Scoop.it
“A Decade Later, Genetic Map Yields Few New Cures,” said a New York Times headline in June 2010. It declared the failure of the $3 billion Human Genome Project and claimed that medicine had seen none
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Brain Preservation: Why Bother? Getting to the Zen of Life

Brain Preservation: Why Bother? Getting to the Zen of Life | leapmind | Scoop.it
I've given a new talk at BIL2014, about Brain Preservation (video at bottom of this article), and written an essay on it for Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon's forthcoming book, World Transforme...
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GEN | News Highlights:Bioethicist Calls for Frank Discussion on Designer Babies

GEN | News Highlights:Bioethicist Calls for Frank Discussion on Designer Babies | leapmind | Scoop.it
Thomas H. Murray, president emeritus of the Hastings Center, wants the U.S. to have a “national conversation” on the topic of designer babies.
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In-car emotion detector can tell when you have road rage, can make driving safer | ExtremeTech

In-car emotion detector can tell when you have road rage, can make driving safer | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
European car safety researchers have developed a camera-based system that watches your facial expressions while you drive, and then uses highly accurate emotion detection algorithms to work out when you're suffering from road rage.
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A more streamlined car-buying process, via technology - The Boston Globe

A more streamlined car-buying process, via technology - The Boston Globe | leapmind | Scoop.it
For generations, the auto dealer has been the primary avenue for carmakers to sell vehicles to consumers. But technology is rapidly changing that equation.
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Vast gene-expression map yields neurological and environmental stress insights

Vast gene-expression map yields neurological and environmental stress insights | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A consortium led by scientists from the U.S.
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GEN | Insight & Intelligence™: China Bans Genetic Testing

GEN | Insight & Intelligence™: China Bans Genetic Testing | leapmind | Scoop.it
China’s FDA posted a new regulation last month that immediately banned genetic testing, even for previously approved services.
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Make It Wearable Part 4: Becoming Superhuman | The Creators Project

Make It Wearable Part 4: Becoming Superhuman | The Creators Project | leapmind | Scoop.it
Part four in our doc series investigates the ways in which wearable tech is making our bodies smarter, faster, and stronger.
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US lags as commercial drones take off around globe

US lags as commercial drones take off around globe | leapmind | Scoop.it
A small, four-rotor drone hovered over the Washington Nationals baseball players during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration's permission first.
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How to Backup Your Data and Keep it Safe Forever

How to Backup Your Data and Keep it Safe Forever | leapmind | Scoop.it
Our devices and data are becoming our memory books, filled with photos, videos, laughs, major events, and important documents. How can we preserve all that?
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Replaced by robots? The challenges and opportunities of automation for the workforce - YouTube

This seminar is part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine Speakers: Dr C...
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Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla's Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes | Wired Business | Wired.com

Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla's Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes | Wired Business | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Auto dealers don't just fear Tesla's cars. They fear Tesla's whole plan to make bringing your car into the shop a thing of the past.
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Honda's Robotics Technology - YouTube

Advances in Progress series takes a look at Honda's cutting edge robotics technology ranging from famous humanoid robot Asimo, one-person vehicle Uni-Cub to ...
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BIL2014SF - John Smart - Brain Preservation: Realizing A New Human Option To Live Again - YouTube

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Cheapest Solar Ever? Austin Energy Buys PV From SunEdison at 5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour : Greentech Media

Cheapest Solar Ever? Austin Energy Buys PV From SunEdison at 5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour : Greentech Media | leapmind | Scoop.it
An unprecedentedly low price for a large solar project
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Google's massive Drive price cut is just the beginning: Here's why

Google's massive Drive price cut is just the beginning: Here's why | leapmind | Scoop.it
Reflects upcoming secret 'big upgrade' to internet king's storage engine, says insider
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