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Dutch scientists flap to the future with 'insect' drone

Dutch scientists flap to the future with 'insect' drone | leapmind | Scoop.it
Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionise our experience of everything from pop concerts to farming.
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3D printing takes on metal at Amsterdam lab (w/ video)

3D printing takes on metal at Amsterdam lab (w/ video) | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —To say that the Joris Laarman Lab is an innovative type of group is putting it mildly. The Amsterdam place is described as 'an experimental playground set up to study and shape the future.
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IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s...
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Immersive Video Startup Condition One Demos 360-Degree Trailer For Oculus Rift | TechCrunch

Immersive Video Startup Condition One Demos 360-Degree Trailer For Oculus Rift | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
Condition One has spent the last few years trying to find ways to make video more like real life. With the Oculus Rift, it might have found just the device to..
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Google’s Tango smartphone uses a Kinect-like sensor to create 3D maps of the entire world | ExtremeTech

Google’s Tango smartphone uses a Kinect-like sensor to create 3D maps of the entire world | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google has just unveiled Project Tango, a smartphone with built-in 3D computer vision technology.
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Solve for X - Julia Greer - 3D Architechted Nano Metamaterials - YouTube

Solve for X: People accelerating progress on technology moonshots. www.solveforx.com
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Why China wants to lead the world in 3D printing

Why China wants to lead the world in 3D printing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Already the world's largest manufacturer, China is now on track to become the leading 3D printing economy by 2016
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The Curiosity Rover is driving in reverse to protect its dented wheels

The Curiosity Rover is driving in reverse to protect its dented wheels | leapmind | Scoop.it
Curiosity's aluminum wheels have taken a beating since starting its Martian mission back in August 2012.
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Moon Rover Teams Gear Up for $6 Million X Prize Purse - IEEE Spectrum

Moon Rover Teams Gear Up for $6 Million X Prize Purse - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Five teams will vie this year for interim Google Lunar X Prize awards
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'Sociable' humanoid robots could help advance human-robot interaction

'Sociable' humanoid robots could help advance human-robot interaction | leapmind | Scoop.it
Are we on the brink of a robotics revolution? That's what numerous media outlets asked last December when Google acquired eight robotics companies that specialize in such innovations as manipulation, vision, and humanoid robots.
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The New Rules of Robot/Human Society | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we b...
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Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so… | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil popularised the 'singularity' concept, when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. Now he is trying to make it a reality for Google. Carole Cadwalladr meets him
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Robots mean business: A conversation with Rodney Brooks | McKinsey & Company

Robots mean business: A conversation with Rodney Brooks | McKinsey & Company | leapmind | Scoop.it
Industrial robots revolutionized manufacturing. The chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics explains why advances in technology mean much more is still to come. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Erik Brynjolfsson Explains How Technology Drives Inequality And The Scary Truth About Robots Taking Human Jobs

Erik Brynjolfsson Explains How Technology Drives Inequality And The Scary Truth About Robots Taking Human Jobs | leapmind | Scoop.it
We don't know what human jobs will be safe from robots.
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Hundreds of tiny satellites could soon deliver free internet worldwide

Developers say they are less than a year away from deploying prototype satellites that could someday soon broadcast free and universal internet all over the globe from high in orbit.
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Why Watson Is Real Artificial Intelligence

Why Watson Is Real Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is here now. This doesn’t mean that Cylons disguised as humans have infiltrated our societies, or that the processors behind one of the search engines have become sentient and are now making their own plans for world...
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33rd Square | Vibration Energy May Be The Way To Self-Powered Electronics

33rd Square | Vibration Energy May Be The Way To Self-Powered Electronics | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team of researchers have developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries without the need for an electrical cord using vibration energy.
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22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever

22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever | leapmind | Scoop.it
We live in an era of accelerating technological change, and with it, accelerated rates of obsolescence. Here are 22 antiquated technologies that are actually quite young -- and which people thought would be around for much longer than they were.
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What the future holds: US futurist Peter Diamandis on the shape of things to come

What the future holds: US futurist Peter Diamandis on the shape of things to come | leapmind | Scoop.it
US futurist Peter Diamandis paints a vivid picture of life in the coming decades
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Getting lost in the new Google Maps

Getting lost in the new Google Maps | leapmind | Scoop.it
The day before Google was set to show the world the new version of Maps at last year’s I/O conference in San Francisco, its biggest problem was extraterrestrial. Across a blue, reflective ocean...
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The FCC has a plan to save net neutrality, but no one likes it

The FCC has a plan to save net neutrality, but no one likes it | leapmind | Scoop.it
The FCC has announced its intention to pursue a new version of the Open Internet order that was struck down by a judge last month. In a statement, agency chair Tom Wheeler says that he will begin...
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Do They Owe Us a Living? 7 Reasons the Universal Basic Income is Worth Fighting For.

Do They Owe Us a Living? 7 Reasons the Universal Basic Income is Worth Fighting For. | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Universal Basic Income (UBI) – sometimes called the Unconditional Basic Income, Citizens’ Income or Social Wage – has in recent times become a focus of economic discussion across the political spectrum.
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5 Crazy Things We May Soon Be Able To 3D Print

5 Crazy Things We May Soon Be Able To 3D Print | leapmind | Scoop.it
In five to 10 more years, 3D printing capabilities could be incredible.
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