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IAutonomous Neural Control: Pedro Irazoqui at TEDxPurdueU

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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New material state defies laws of physics | Machines Like Us

New material state defies laws of physics | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
When you squeeze something, it gets smaller. Unless you're at Argonne National Laboratory.
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What happens when our machines get smarter than we are? (No, don’t ask Siri)

What happens when our machines get smarter than we are? (No, don’t ask Siri) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Doug Wolens’s The Singularity is an idea-packed doc about futurist Ray Kurzweil’s theory that by 2045, technology will be able to out-think its creators
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Jared Broker's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:39 AM

I think the future of technology merging with consciousness will transform our entire civilization very rapidly.  It doesn't seem to be comprehensible today.

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Light flips transistor switch

Light flips transistor switch | leapmind | Scoop.it
Photons emerge as competitors to electrons in computer circuits.
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Material scientists build ferroelectric memory device based on light response

Material scientists build ferroelectric memory device based on light response | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers in Singapore, with assistance from materials scientist Ramamoorthy Ramesh, of the University of California, have succeeded in building a prototype ferroelectric memory device that uses light to read its polarity.
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An ultrasensitive molybdenum-based image sensor

An ultrasensitive molybdenum-based image sensor | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new material has the potential to improve the sensitivity of photographic image sensors by a factor of five.
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The physical basis of high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing

The physical basis of high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Aomically precise manufacturing (APM) can be understood through physics, engineering design principles, proof-of-concept examples, computational modeling, and parallels with familiar technologies.
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Metamaterials breakthrough could lead to the first wide-spectrum optical invisibility cloak

Metamaterials breakthrough could lead to the first wide-spectrum optical invisibility cloak | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Stanford breakthrough in optical metamaterials could enable fabrication of a wide-spectrum invisibility cloak.
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Tech distractions | Embedded

Tech distractions | Embedded | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Amish are said to want to manage, rather than reject, technology. That's not a bad idea to emulate.
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ImponderableThings (Scott Driscoll's Blog): In the Future, When Robots do All Our Work, What of Capitalism?

ImponderableThings (Scott Driscoll's Blog): In the Future, When Robots do All Our Work, What of Capitalism? | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Video - Biologist and Entrepreneur Craig Venter Discusses Synthetic Life and the Future of Genome Sequencing - WSJ.com

Video - Biologist and Entrepreneur Craig Venter Discusses Synthetic Life and the Future of Genome Sequencing - WSJ.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Craig Venter, one of the first scientists to sequence the human genome, spoke to WSJ at the Singularity University conference.
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Big Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough: Northwestern University News

Big Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough: Northwestern University News | leapmind | Scoop.it
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How To Create A Mind: Ray Kurzweil at TEDxSiliconAlley

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The Future(s) of Cognitive Enhancers

Glass of wine in hand, Anders Sandberg discusses the future of cognitive enhancers.
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Privacy? Forget it, we're all celebrities online now

Privacy? Forget it, we're all celebrities online now | leapmind | Scoop.it
The controversy over National Security Agency data mining has spawned columns featuring ominous references to Orwell and Kafka, reassurances from politicians and jokes (made on the Internet, of course) about the government peeking through the blinds.
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Peering under your skin: the future of surgical robotics is virtual (Wired UK)

Peering under your skin: the future of surgical robotics is virtual (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
The future of robotics in surgery will involve an increasingly powerful virtual environment, where surgeons are able to see through the body and potentially work side by side with autonomous robotic assistants.
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Making Babies After Death: It's Possible, But Is It Ethical?

Making Babies After Death: It's Possible, But Is It Ethical? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Requests for sperm retrieval after death are increasing, but legislation has yet to catch up.
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Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene

Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene | leapmind | Scoop.it
Wonder material graphene can be made magnetic and its magnetism switched on and off at the press of a button, opening a new avenue towards electronics with very low energy consumption.
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Filmmaking magic with polymers: Researchers make breakthroughs in manufacturing copolymer block thin film

Filmmaking magic with polymers: Researchers make breakthroughs in manufacturing copolymer block thin film | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Think about windows coated with transparent film that absorbs harmful ultraviolet sunrays and uses them to generate electricity.
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Wildcat: Cyber Jouissance the future of cybernetically enhanced senses

Wildcat: Cyber Jouissance the future of cybernetically enhanced senses | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Lifespan-extending drug given late in life reverses age-related heart disease in mice | KurzweilAI

Lifespan-extending drug given late in life reverses age-related heart disease in mice | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
Laboratory mice (credit: Lightmatter/Wikimedia Commons) Elderly mice suffering from age-related heart disease saw a significant improvement in cardiac
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Why Teaching a Robot to Fetch a Cup of Coffee Matters - IEEE Spectrum

Why Teaching a Robot to Fetch a Cup of Coffee Matters - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
In robotics, as in life, it often takes small steps to reach a big goal
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Watching The Police: Will Two-Way Surveillance Reduce Crime And Increase Accountability?

Watching The Police: Will Two-Way Surveillance Reduce Crime And Increase Accountability? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Alvin, a teenager in Harlem, was walking down the street when he was approached by three NYPD officers. Without providing a valid reason for the stop, the officers proceeded to interrogate him, beat him, and threaten him with arrest.
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7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity

7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity | leapmind | Scoop.it
By definition, the Technological Singularity is a blind spot in our predictive thinking. Futurists have a hard time imagining what life will be like after we create greater-than-human artificial intelligences.
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Automation allowing mid-sized brewers to compete with industry giants | Smart Shift | Executive | Financial Post

Automation allowing mid-sized brewers to compete with industry giants | Smart Shift | Executive | Financial Post | leapmind | Scoop.it
Canada's mid-sized brewers have discovered automating their productions processes can not only save them money, it can also allow them to compete at an entirely new level.
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