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Electric Cars & Solar: Will They Make Gasoline & Utilities Obsolete?

Electric Cars & Solar: Will They Make Gasoline & Utilities Obsolete? | leapmind | Scoop.it
These are interesting times in the automotive and electric-utility businesses. While the reasons are different, it turns out they may intersect.
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Google set to offer free taxi rides to restaurants, casinos and more

Google set to offer free taxi rides to restaurants, casinos and more | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to the patent, filed in 2011 by the California-based firm, the journeys would be paid for by advertisers to encourage people to use their businesses.
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Gap in life expectancy between rural and urban residents is growing

Gap in life expectancy between rural and urban residents is growing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Reducing health inequalities and increasing life expectancy in the United States have both been primary goals of the national health initiative, Healthy People 2020.
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Thousands of Japanese men have a virtual girlfriend named Rinko

Thousands of Japanese men have a virtual girlfriend named Rinko | leapmind | Scoop.it
A dating video game called LovePlus is a huge hit in Japan.
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Greg Egan Reviews Her: Can People Form Relationships with Software? | MIT Technology Review

Greg Egan Reviews Her: Can People Form Relationships with Software? | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The charming automated assistant in Spike Jonze’s new movie isn’t realistic. But if they were designed thoughtfully, computerized interlocutors could make us better people.
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Startup Begins Making a Battery for Renewable Energy | MIT Technology Review

Startup Begins Making a Battery for Renewable Energy | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Aquion has started production of a low-cost sodium-ion battery aimed at making renewable energy viable.
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The Nastiest of the Cold Viruses Reveals Its True Form

The Nastiest of the Cold Viruses Reveals Its True Form | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new model of a particularly loathsome virus may enable new treatments for the common cold.
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Creating Tastier and Healthier Fruits and Veggies with a Modern Alternative to GMOs

Creating Tastier and Healthier Fruits and Veggies with a Modern Alternative to GMOs | leapmind | Scoop.it
By combining traditional plant breeding with ever-faster genetic sequencing tools, researchers are making fruits and vegetables more flavorful, colorful, shapely and nutritious
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Human-computer symbiosis, not Artificial Intelligence, will spur new jobs

Human-computer symbiosis, not Artificial Intelligence, will spur new jobs | leapmind | Scoop.it
On the 13th June, 1863 Samuel Butler, the English author, worried that machines might, through Darwinian Selection, develop consciousness, wrote a letter to the Editor of The Press, in Christchurch...
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Nature is Not Human-Centric

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Nature is Not Human-Centric | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Will 2014 be the year a robot takes YOUR job?

Will 2014 be the year a robot takes YOUR job? | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to technology expert Ben Way, 70% of all traditional jobs could become automated in the next 30 years.
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Research team refines NMR analysis apparatus by a factor of twenty thousand

Research team refines NMR analysis apparatus by a factor of twenty thousand | leapmind | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers has greatly expanded the potential for NMR analysis apparatus.
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Harvard and MIT make a strong case for MOOCs | Impact Lab

Harvard and MIT make a strong case for MOOCs | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
MOOCs can make a meaningful difference even if we don’t yet know what that will look like. Harvard and MIT have made a compelling case for the potential be
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The library of the future is Chattanooga’s public library | Impact Lab

The library of the future is Chattanooga’s public library | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Chattanooga public library's fourth floor. Forget what you know about the library of the 20th century. The library as a warehouse of information is an
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Right on target: New era of fast genetic engineering - life - 28 January 2014 - New Scientist

Right on target: New era of fast genetic engineering - life - 28 January 2014 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
A simple, very powerful method is making genome editing much easier and faster – prepare for a revolution in biology and medicine
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How Real is Spike Jonze's 'Her'? Artificial Intelligence Experts Stephen Wolfram and Google's Peter Norvig Weigh In - Speakeasy - WSJ

How Real is Spike Jonze's 'Her'? Artificial Intelligence Experts Stephen Wolfram and Google's Peter Norvig Weigh In - Speakeasy - WSJ | leapmind | Scoop.it
In Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated film “Her,” computers compose music, carry on seamless conversations with humans and even fall in love.
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Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie - Wired Science

Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie - Wired Science | leapmind | Scoop.it
Monsanto’s new veggies are sweeter, crunchier, and more nutritious—with none of the “Frankenfoods” ick factor.
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Would you fly on a plane with no pilot? As the first passenger jet with no one at the controls roars over Britain, passengers could soon face a worrying dilemma

Would you fly on a plane with no pilot? As the first passenger jet with no one at the controls roars over Britain, passengers could soon face a worrying dilemma | leapmind | Scoop.it
For the first time in aviation history, a ‘pilotless’ passenger plane was flying over mainland Britain recently. According to the air industry, it is the future of flight.
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The Nastiest of the Cold Viruses Reveals Its True Form

The Nastiest of the Cold Viruses Reveals Its True Form | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new model of a particularly loathsome virus may enable new treatments for the common cold.
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Google And The World Brain - BBC Documentary 2013 - YouTube

A BBC Documentary which tells the story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the internet and the people who tried to stop it. In 1937 HG Wells pr...
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Former Apple CEO backs virtual doctor's office to create the 'consumer era' of medicine

Former Apple CEO backs virtual doctor's office to create the 'consumer era' of medicine | leapmind | Scoop.it
On MDLive, patients can register in a matter of minutes to speak with a board certified physician by email, on the phone or a video call.
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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, January 23, 2014 8:16 PM

This is certain to become commonplace for routine family health matters.

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2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation

2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation | leapmind | Scoop.it
Learn how foreign aid reduces overpopulation, dependency on aid for impoverished countries, and makes a sustainable future for our planet.
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U.S. Army Considers Replacing Thousands of Soldiers With Robots - IEEE Spectrum

U.S. Army Considers Replacing Thousands of Soldiers With Robots - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The United States Army could slash personnel numbers and toss in more robots instead
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Why GMOs matter -- especially for the developing world

Why GMOs matter -- especially for the developing world | leapmind | Scoop.it
Genetically modified food still holds great promise of improving conditions for the world's poor: A second response to our 'Panic-Free GMOs' series.
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