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Microsoft commits to the Open Science movement

Microsoft commits to the Open Science movement | leapmind | Scoop.it
Microsoft Research's Andy Wilson demonstrates a 'touch-screen' projector on Joshua Topolsky's back. Microsoft will aim to make all of its scientific research publicly accessible in a move to...
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Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI | leapmind | Scoop.it
With much of our attention focused the rise of advanced artificial intelligence, few consider the potential for radically amplified human intelligence (IA).
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Building a Better Battery

Building a Better Battery | leapmind | Scoop.it
As tech companies focus on small, wearable devices, they have encountered an obstacle: Battery technology is largely stuck in the 20th century.
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Stem Cell Powder Regrows Finger

Stem Cell Powder Regrows Finger | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's safe to say things are getting weird. In the next 10 years, it's going to be freakish. \ Other...
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Non-surgical procedure repairs severed nerves in minutes

Non-surgical procedure repairs severed nerves in minutes | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a nonsurgical technique to repair severed nerves in minutes instead of months.
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California regulator seeks to shut down 'learn to code' bootcamps

California regulator seeks to shut down 'learn to code' bootcamps | leapmind | Scoop.it
Unless they comply with California regulators, these organizations face imminent closure and a hefty $50,000 fine.
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Johnson & Johnson takes giant step, announces sharing of clinical trial data with Yale

Johnson & Johnson takes giant step, announces sharing of clinical trial data with Yale | leapmind | Scoop.it
Taking a major step in the field of medical researches, leading drug maker Johnson & Johnson has announce sharing of clinical trial data sharing with the Yale School of Medicine.
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Why Foxconn's iPhone Robots Could Create American Jobs | Wired Business | Wired.com

Why Foxconn's iPhone Robots Could Create American Jobs | Wired Business | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two of the most common tropes about unemployment in the U.S. are that China is taking jobs and robots are taking jobs. Well, what if robots and Asian companies actually brought jobs back?
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​Pentagon debuts driverless vehicles, continues push into autonomous warfare

​Pentagon debuts driverless vehicles, continues push into autonomous warfare | leapmind | Scoop.it
New autonomous-vehicle technology tested this month shows US Army’s convoys - plagued by deadly improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan - will soon be able to move through the fiercest combat zones without the risk of losing life.
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Its Great Lake Shriveled, Iran Confronts Crisis of Water Supply

Its Great Lake Shriveled, Iran Confronts Crisis of Water Supply | leapmind | Scoop.it
President Hassan Rouhani has identified water as a national security issue, and nowhere is the crisis more pronounced than at Lake Urmia, once one of the largest salt lakes in the world.
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Conservatives are losing their minds over economic reforms that already exist

Conservatives are losing their minds over economic reforms that <em>already exist</em> | leapmind | Scoop.it
When reforms like a universal basic income are proposed, the right claims they're crazy. Milton Friedman disagrees!
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33rd Square | Will Google Make Waves In Nanotechnology Next?

33rd Square | Will Google Make Waves In Nanotechnology Next? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Since hiring Ray Kurzweil, Google has shown that it is very serious about his ideas.
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The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.

The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World. | leapmind | Scoop.it
The post-recession reality is that the customer base for businesses that appeal to the middle class is shrinking as the top tier pulls even further away.
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Can Bullet Hell Games Be Meditative? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

Bullet Hell games are crazy. Their onslaught of lasers, bullets, aka DAKKA, seems overwhelming or even IMPOSSIBLE to the uninitiated. Is playing these games ...
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Coming to an office near you

Coming to an office near you | leapmind | Scoop.it
INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the mechanical loom. Over the...
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Mass unemployment fears over Google artificial intelligence plans - Telegraph

Mass unemployment fears over Google artificial intelligence plans - Telegraph | leapmind | Scoop.it
The development of artificial intelligence - thrown into spotlight this week after Google spent hundreds of millions on new technology - could mean computers take over human jobs at a faster rate than new roles can be created, experts have warned...
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Solar’s Secret Power: Water Conservation

Solar’s Secret Power: Water Conservation | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 2014, the weather has been extreme. As the polar vortex returns for an encore in the Midwest and East Coast, California faces the extreme flip-side: a soil-cracking drought during the state’s tr
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The future of self-aware robots.

The future of self-aware robots. | leapmind | Scoop.it
The future of self-aware robots.
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Steven Vo's curator insight, March 28, 2014 8:21 AM

We can't deny that robots will become a common thing in our human lives in the short future. Technology that creates robots are advancing everyday, and it wont be long until we will see them around in our regular life.

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This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection | leapmind | Scoop.it
Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An excerpt from James Barrat’s ‘Our Final Invention’.
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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, February 3, 2014 6:57 AM

Due to the self organizing nature of the universe the behavior self improving iterative programs can be no other that to try to succeed. The cost of a success can be dear but how we can harness these problems when our own computing unit a brain cannot compete with the speed of iterations? These are quite serious questions facing AI science right now. I hope we will manage to come with some way to influence evolution of AI.

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When Does Hindering Life Extension Science Become a Crime?

When Does Hindering Life Extension Science Become a Crime? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Society should strive to ensure the maximum length of people's lifespans.
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Amidst drought and growing population, water tech quietly emerges

Amidst drought and growing population, water tech quietly emerges | leapmind | Scoop.it
Drought and fears of water shortages are drumming up interest in new water technology. Just don’t count on venture capitalists to chase these new water tech deals.
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​Walk the plank, copyright middlemen: Long live The Pirate Bay!

​Walk the plank, copyright middlemen: Long live The Pirate Bay! | leapmind | Scoop.it
This week, a Dutch court in The Hague ordered the censorship of The Pirate Bay to be lifted, calling it ineffective.
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